As the holiday shopping season is upon us, I have come up with an idea for a new game: a miniatures skirmish game about families fighting each other for the best presents at big box stores and online retailer warehouses. We also review:
- Deep Freeze, an adventure from Dungeon #83
- Time and Time Again
- Maximum Metal – a Cyberpunk 2020 supplement
- A brief survey of the Imperial Guard codex (3E)
Song: Christmas Catalog by 幽霊, T O G E T H E R!
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What would a startup company look like in a D&D type world? There’s lots of gold just waiting to be invested (dragons and retired adventurers gotta do something those massive treasure hoards). Well, obviously it would involve innovations in potions and other magical items. Perhaps like Juicero, but for potions? Aaron, Dan, Shaun, Tom, and I discuss our ideas for magical startup companies and review the following:
- Pegasus magazine issue 5
- Magebird Quest from Judge’s Guild
- Time and Time Again
We also reference Hot Takes on Ice from the Mixed Six and this video analysis of a Juicero machine.
Song: Business 2 Business by Venture Capital
Click here to download the episode. (This is episode 34, posted in November 2017. I forgot to post the episode earlier. Sorry!)
Recently, a friend of the podcast mailed me a stack of Rolemaster books so for the next few episodes we will be exploring the depths of critical hit tables, odd statblocks and expanded encounter tables on After Hours. First off is Creatures and Treasures, an archive of both monsters and magic items. Aaron, Tom, and I find some real jewels in these two books. Enjoy!
A little over 10 years ago, I began RPPR Actual Play. Since then, we’ve had a lot of great games. Patsy picked some of the more memorable characters I’ve played:
“In the centre, we’ve got the big boss of Role-playing Public Radio, Ross Payton, enjoying a well-earned tot of rum from the comfort of his brutalist mcmansion. Around him, anticlockwise from top left, we have a few choice NPCs- Warbot 5000, the surly twitch-streamer robot from Gate 9; Balgron The Fat, the amiable but devious goblin from The New World; Cool Rat, the super-rad mascot villain of Sucrose Park; and the sinister Deer Hunter who terrorised Fallen Flag.
On the outside, anticlockwise from top left, we have Sheldon Baker, Ace Reporter from Bryson Springs, as he begins to ‘see the strings’; Hard-boiled social worker McBain from The Haunting, grittily reviewing his new case; Agent Provost of God’s Teeth, leaving a token of his appreciation for his co-workers; Kowloon and Ludwig the architecture-quoting dronkey of the Brutalists, friends to children everywhere; heroic military engineer/newspaper editor Castor of Nagalisitu, delivering a mighty dressing-down to a treacherous comrade; and Bartleby of Know Evil, fighting for their life against a horrifying Exsurgent threat under the surface of Luna.”
Art by Patsy McDowell
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