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!
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:
- Wrath: Aeon of Ruins
- Artful Escape
- Tortured Earth
- Just Shapes and Beats
- Greak: Memories of Azur
- Fire Tower
- Dragon Marked for Death
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.
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)
Click here to download the episode. (This episode was posted in December 2017. I forgot to post it to this site until now. Sorry!)
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
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!
In Legacy of Blood, a group of adventurers become the leaders of Fenhold, a small region known for its swamps. The villain of this module is notable for his Scooby Doo bad guy style. We also look at Deadly Power, a third party D&D module about mushrooms and a magic box.
Music: Selections from Music d20
Too many RPGs have bloated skill lists, but not the games of the Palladium Megaverse. Special guest Chris, Aaron, Tom, and I go through some of the Palladium games and discuss the merits of their skills from fly fishing to entomological medicine. Find out which game has the worst and best (?) skills!
Caleb and I discuss traps, particularly ones from Grimtooth’s Traps Too. Why do dungeons in fantasy RPGs often have so many and so impractical traps? The implications of obsessive trap builders are fascinating. We also review many of the traps from the book.
A listener recently sent me a copy of a Shadowrun supplement called Shadowbeat. This book covers pop culture, a rare topic for a RPG book. In order to do this book justice, I got a lot of people to discuss it, so this episode is extra long!