Ross Payton

After Hours: Rifts Bestiary Volume One

Palladium is still out there, publishing new books. I rounded up Birk, Tom, and Rob from the Orpheus Protocol to examine their latest offering, Rifts Bestiary Volume One. It’s mostly reprinted monsters from older books, but they’ve sprinkled in some new ones.

News: We are still doing weekly livestreams on the Discord! Sometime later this month we will be screening my movie, Motor Home from Hell. Stay tuned for details!

The newest episdoe of Night Clerk Radio discusses vapor trap music.

Song: Vitality from the Helltaker OST

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RPPR Illustrated: Delta Green – God’s Teeth

Patsy has brought our most popular Delta Green campaign to life in this stunning image!

To  be specific, agents, from left: ex-cartel enforcer Klaus Jimenez;  Astrophysicist Neil Shell, just before getting crushed by the abyssal  sea; Agent Alex Moore; Agent Arthur Provost; Doctor Kamarov; Agent  Domnhall Kellogg (with Aidan making an appearance alongside), Dr. Lydia  Cantrell, Prof. Herbert Winkel, and Agent Alan Harper.

Below,  we have, top row: A very ominous white poodle; Sorcerous drug  entrepreneuse Chi Binh; The monstrous Russian cultist known only as  ‘Grandma and her colleagues, attended by adorable household pets; and  the burnt ‘Hello Kitty’ binder that started it all (She’s a cat! Like  Bast! I finally get it!).

Bottom row: A very  upset black bear; Conradin’s cult of alligator-humanoids; Nyarlathotep,  in his guise as an overly-touchy motocross rider; the nameless predator,  who hunts even the Gods themselves; The King in Yellow, with his  personal phone app; and Claramonda, the friendly neighbour who may or  may not actually be a giant spider.

Art by Patsy McDowell

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After Hours: Iron Sky RPG Combat Example and the Divided States of America

I recently found out that a RPG based on the movie Iron Sky is in production. The developer posted a 6400 word example of play on a Kickstarter update. I invited Caleb, Birk, and Rob from the Orpheus Protocol to analyze the rules given in the example. We also talk about the TV Tropes page about the Divided States of America, which increasingly feels relevant today.

Check out the Orpheus Protocol today if you haven’t already.

News: Our next RPPR Livestream video watching party is on May 17 at 2 pm CST on the RPPR Patreon Discord. See you there!

Song: Terminal Man by Flowers for Bodysnatchers. Listen to our review on Night Clerk Radio.

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RPPR Illustrated: Base Raiders – Gate 9 Campaign Poster

We’re starting a new series on RPPR Illustrated to highlight some of our favorite campaigns we’ve recorded over the years. Our first is our Base Raiders picaresque romp, Gate 9! Just an average night at the Brass Door.

Thank you all for your support! It means more to me than ever especially given the state of the world. I hope to see more of you at our next RPPR Livestream, this Saturday (May 9) at 1 pm CST on the Patreon Discord. We’re going to watch some media mentioned quite a bit on our podcast but you’ll have to tune in to find out what’s on tap this week!

Art by Patsy McDowell

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