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.
Category: After Hours
Tom’s Random Mutation Tables
As per our bonus episode, here’s Tom’s random mutation table, untouched!
After Hours Bonus Episode: Tom’s Random Mutation Tables
Based on our last few episodes and your comments, I asked Tom to write up a random mutation table and he did! Tom, Shaun, and I go through the tables and discuss random tables in RPGs in general.
Song: A Strange New Feel by New Gaia
After Hours: Tortured Earth – Mountains of Mist and Mystery
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?
PAX South 2020 – The Xbone Arcade Follies – Part 1
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!
After Hours: Tremors and Tortured Earth
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!
After Hours: PAX South 2020 Wrap Up
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.
After Hours: Gifts for the Gift Throne
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!
Click here to download the episode. (This episode was posted in December 2017. I forgot to post it to this site until now. Sorry!)
After Hours: Miscibility Startup
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!)
After Hours: Rolemaster Creatures and Treasures 1 and 2
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!