Episode 23: Unknown Armies

Unknown Armies is “An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world.” Need more?  Well you’re in luck, the broken people over at the Roleplaying Exchange are here to help.  In this episode, we explore the setting and mechanics of Unknown Armies.

Areas of Discussion: Unknown Armies, The Cat Lady, Warriors, Flavortown, Statosphere

 

Episode 22: Becoming A More Active Player/GM

Have you ever found your mind wandering while at the table?  Does your podcasting co-host constantly play with his fidget spinner while you’re recording?  If so then this is the RPX episode for you.  Join us as we discuss techniques to both plays and game master focus at the table.

Areas of Discussion: being an active player, note taking, including all player characters in on the action, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Evil Within 2 (and Noah’s Twitch stream), and a few other things we got distracted and forgot to mention.

 

Episode 18: Teaching At The Table

While it is ideal that everyone gathering around the table knows how to play the game, many times it is up to the GM to not only run the game but educate players while they do so. In this episode Noah, Adam, and Chris explore best practices of how to show players an RPG system.

Areas of discussion: new players, new system, character sheets from hell, free rpg day, Origins, and Car Hitler

 

Actual Play: Red Markets – King of the Hill Episode 3

 

The crew has finally made it to Fort Seeley, but the base is currently occupied by DHQS operators, and under surveillance by Canadian nationals. They’ve come up with a plan to neutralize both sides by kiting a horde of casualties to the fort, but it’s a high risk plan. Will they be able to secure the site without any setbacks, or will Thumb slip up again?

Flat Cap – Patrick
xXxN3RF_V3C70R5xXx420 – Nathan
Thumb – Noah
Farrier – Adam

Episode 17: Noah Explains Shadowrun – Part 1

You ever get nostalgic about your first love? Tell Chris about it and you’ll feel shame.  In this episode Noah explains the world of Shadowrun and Chris suffers an aneurysm.  So strap on in there chummer, this is Shadowrun.

Swing by A Fistful of Misanthropes to listen to Noah and fellow misanthropes ply Shadowrun.

Also, check out this promotional Shadowrun video from the 90’s, A Night’s Work.  It’s a gem.

Red Markets: King of the Hill Episode 2

 

The Copper Kings have been contracted by a man calling himself Goodyear: they need to secure a supposedly abandoned air force base housing an experimental airship. But they need to get to the site first: a journey, on foot, through zombie-infested hillside. Will the crew be able to make a profit on their journey, or will Thumb screw shit up?

Flat Cap – Patrick
xXxN3RF_V3C70R5xXx420 – Nathan
Thumb – Noah
Farrier – Adam
Galt – Darth

Episode 16: Using Improvisation In Your Table Top Games

Adam, Noah, Chris and RPX actual player Aaron discuss their experiences using improvisation techniques to shape their role-playing games.

 

Areas of discussion: Improvisation, Player Vs. GM Improvisation, Stocking Your GM Toolbox, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier: Automata, Yakuza 0,

 

Please check out Noah’s new podcast based of the CW’s Riverdale, Blood Money, Maple Syrup.

Actual Play: Red Markets -King Of The Hill – Episode 1

 

The Copper Kings, a taker crew out of Anaconda, MT, are in dire straits. Stuck in west Montana , strapped for cash, and five years out in the Loss, they’ve come up with a score that should be able to get them out of the Loss. But they need the starting capital to even get there, which means getting the contract for an outside job. Unfortunately, their group’s negotiator is out of commission. How will the B team negotiate a good contract without their social specialist?

Flat Cap – Patrick
xXxN3RF_V3C70R5xXx420 – Nathan
Thumb – Noah
Farrier – Adam

Episode 15: Adding Romance To Your RPG

Like any bad partner in a relationship, we may have forgotten Valentine’s Day, or pushed this episode back to make room for the Greg Stolze interview.   But, putting Stolze ahead of your needs does kind of sound bad, forget we said anything.  So, please accept this lackluster gift and our most sincere apologies.  We’ll do better in the future, we promise.

In this episode, we (awkwardly) discuss adding romantic elements to your tabletop games.

Areas of discussion: romance, hot loving, smooches, long walks along the beach, Catherine (videogame), Riverdale