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.
Caleb, Thad, and I discuss The Color out of Space, the latest Nick Cage movie. It also happens to be one of the best Lovecraft film adaptations to date, although that’s not the highest bar.
As per our bonus episode, here’s Tom’s random mutation table, untouched!
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We continue on our exploration of Tortured Earth by digging through its first officially published adventure, the Mountains of Mist and Mystery. It has magic, spaceships, bandits, and talking spiders that hate the undead. What more could you ask for? Can Aaron, Tom, Shaun, and I survive?
At PAX South this year, we tried out a bunch of weird xbox indie games, recorded them along with our banter. We have weird fighting games, adventure games and snip snip. Enjoy!
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I recently watched Tremors on Netflix and wanted to discuss its greatness for a bit before we dived into Tortured Earth. Aaron, Tom, Shaun, and I comb through this 364 page hardcover Breen Playing Game. Why do I say that? It radiates a very Neil Breen level of self awareness. Find out what kinds of mutations we roll on their Abhorrence table!
We had a blast at PAX South this year and we have a lot of games to talk about! We’re joined by friend of the podcast Chris Farmer and Kyle and Kat Carty of Best Pal Brigade (plus Tom and Aaron). Some of the games we mention:
Be sure to check out Best Pal Brigade! They do good work.
Read Chris Farmer’s new blog, Operation: Kill the Pac Man! It’s some of the best video game writing I’ve seen in a long time.
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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
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