After Hours

After Hours: Seize the Initiative

Initiative systems in miniatures war games: the most controversial topic in all of gaming or of all time?  Aaron, Shaun, and I discuss the initiative systems of various war games, from Konflikt 47, to Warhammer 40k. I also got a few of the new Warhammer books, so we make fun of the naming system in Death Tome Flesh Eaters Court, which is already a pretty silly name.

Song: Role Initiative by Queen Wolf

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After Hours: Crossover Chaos

Everyone is excited about the great crossover event happening in a major fictional universe. Of course, I’m talking about the Supernatural/Scooby Doo crossover. I heard something about some crossover movie but who cares about that?

Anyway, Shaun, Tom, and I got together to make our crossover RPG characters. We used random character creation tables from different games to generate our team – from Maid to Beyond the Supernatural.

Song: Dockyard by Bones the Beat Head.

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After Hours: Overland Travel Fails

I experienced several new means of transportation in my recent vacation, including tuk-tuks and catamarans. It made me wonder what vehicles in RPGs would work best in the real world? Aaron, Shaun, Tom, and I discuss some options. We also review:

  • Time and Time Again: (again)
  • Renegade Dreams: A module for Spacetime, a weird cyberpunk RPG.
  • Sweet Wall of Death: A third party module for AD&D that involves giant bees.

Song: Eulogy-lookup by Sl.drft.

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After Hours: Wilderlands Vacation Special – Part 1

The Wilderlands of High Fantasy is billed as the most detailed fantasy setting ever written. I own the boxed set, which contains 2 books (over 500 pages altogether) and 9 double-sided maps, depicting 18 regions. Each map has a hex grid and each hex is numbered. The books largely consists of descriptions of various hexes in each region.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a vacation in the Wilderlands? There’s so much here I couldn’t do it in one episode. This month, we will have THREE FULL episodes of After Hours to cover this boxed set. In part 1, Aaron, Jason, and Shaun describe potential vacations in chapter 11, 3, and 5 respectively.

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Song: Traveling by Lindsay Lang