In preparation for an upcoming Band of Blades campaign, Joe and Patrick join Adam to discuss how to run a Forged in The Dark game. In our discussion, we explore the mechanical differences between Blades in The Dark and Band of Blades.
Edit: Sorry, the wrong episode copy was attached to this episode. Everything has since been updated.
In a 1987 that never was, strange things are happening in Boulder City, home to the US Loop. Odd dreams plaguing students and adults, strange power outages, and a unique new pen pal all crop up as a group of kids try to survive school long enough to make it to Summer Break. Will they have what it takes in order to solve the mystery without getting grounded? Probably not, but hey, that’s part of the fun!
Adam – Aiden – Computer wiz
Chris – Oscar – Rebel, Aiden’s first cousin
Patrick – Olaf – Swedish exchange student
Vince – Zelda – Musician and dreamer
David – Frankie – Troublemaker with a heart of gold
Note: The audio quality is a bit rough on this recording. Also, if you enjoyed the scenario you can find it here.
Statements from the Usher Foundation, an offshoot of their British analogue, the Magnus Archives. Statements recorded:
Case # 113237- Statement of Madeline Tyne, concerning a surgical procedure and an impossible labyrinth. Statement given June 27th, 1997. Statement recorded by Christopher Vandermeer, archival assistant Many thanks to Dr. Jim Naples from Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Center, for his input and access to some of his articles.
Case # 930822 Statement of Michael Staine, concerning a road trip and a long road. Statement given January 9. Statement taken by Patrick Ligotti, Archivist .
Special thanks to Dr. Jim Naples for his medical advice on vestibular surgery.
Chris – Christopher Vandermeer & Michael Staine
Patrick – Madeline Tyne & Patrick Ligotti
We survived Gen Con! Listen to our harrowing tales of “the best four days in gaming”.
WARNING: In this episode we talk about rampant capitalism, playing games, and adult beverages.
Night’s Black Agents Solo Ops
Band of Blades
Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed
Pound of Flesh
Masks of Nyarlathotep Dark Adventure Radio Theatre
For the Queen
King in Yellow (Annotated)
The Sword, The Crown and the Unspeakable Power
If it’s your first time going to Gen Con, this is your survival guide. If it isn’t, still listen along and nod knowingly when we say something to which you agree with. In this episode the RPX crew will offer advice to surviving ‘best four days in gaming’.
Also, in this episode we will also explore how to handle unexpected actions from players.
Recluse Oliver Scurlock made his fortune harvesting leviathan blood. However, Oliver’s success has garnered him envy among his family who seek to take control of his wealth. Approached by Amina Scurlock, the Seven Mutes are tasked with helping Amina succeed her dear uncle as head of the Scurlock Company. For this succession to work, Oliver Scurlock must die.
Aaron – Keel – The Hound
Adam – Wing – The Lurk
Daniel – Silk – The Spider
Nathan – Nara – The Cutter
Patrick – The city of Duskwall
n a topic that originally started as raiding the sinking ship that is Google Plus for great fan content; Patrick, Noah, and Adam discuss fan generated content and hacks for tabletop rpgs.
Areas of Discussion:
· Masks Google Plus
· A Nocturne (Blades Transhuman Sci-fi)
· Our Lonely Words (Blades Persona-esque mental exploration)
· Remnants of War
· Monster of the Week Roadhouse
· The Fairfield Project
· Night at the opera Reddit
· Blades in the Dark Score Generator
· Dogs In the Bark (Light-hearted, playing street dogs)
· Copperhead County (Small town Deep South crime)
· A Fistful of Darkness (Weird West)
Episode Music: Simultaneous Eon by Fascinating Earthbound Objects