Special guest Jason from the Armitage Files campaign at Tabletop Tales gives us an expert analysis on Phoenix Command! We also talk about wargame zines from 1974 and 1976 and an odd little game called Rescue Ollie North.
Aaron, Caleb, Faust, and I get through the finale of the Future King and then talk about school in various RPG settings, like Dungeon Crawl Classics and Shadowrun. Finally, we give reports on various creatures using sheets from the AD&D monstrous compendium. Now we’re off to Gen Con!
In this episode, we talk about potential games to make about Rio Olympics, plus part 2 of the Future King review, a review of Glory Hole Dwarven Mine from Judge’s Guild, and Tom brings in Mutazoids. We create a PC, Terry.
Song: IBM Lotus Night by Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza
Our listeners have been sending in some great review fodder, so Caleb reviews Cyberskelter, a scenario anthology for Cyberspace, the same RPG that was responsible for Death Valley Free Prison. I review part of the Future King, a batshit insane RPG/adventure that takes six very specific heroes from history to save King Athur. We also discuss some Kickstarter-related topics, such as a certain con artist and the practicality of Chaosium’s Horror on the Orient Express.
We have mentioned vaporwave time and time again on RPPR, but we haven’t really talked about in. Now is the time! Tom, Aaron, Shaun, and I listen to various vaporwave songs and critique them. We also talk about the cinematic masterpiece that is ‘Double Down’ by Neil Breen. Of course, we also review THREE RPG books:
The vaporwave we listen to:
- 1. Corporate Wonders® for Windows 3.1 by Workspace 3.1
- 2. Dying To Tell You This by マクロスMACROSS 82-99
- 3. Polydreaming Mall by Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza
- 4. HOUSEWARES by 식료품groceries
In this episode we review Blood in the Slave Pits, an adventure for Legendquest, which apparently was the RPG for people that wanted a game that makes sense. We also look at Twilight 2000 and Airlords of the Ozarks, the only Ozarks themed adventure in RPG history about fighting white supremacists in blimps.
There’s also discussion about the cinematic genius that is Zack Snyder and think about what films he could reinvent with his unique and brilliant style.
Fuzzy Dan joins us to discuss Anima, a Spanish RPG that animes the shit out of all the things with a touch of Catholicism. Also, we talk about how every superhero movie apparently needs to be rated R now since Deadpool made a lot of money.
We also review Immortal: The Invisible War, a strange game of World of Darkness-ish terminology and bizarre metaphysics. Find out what whisperballs are and other esoteric secrets.
Chris Farmer is a veteran RPPR alumni – you might remember him as the voice of Ab3 on our original radio plays. He went to PAX South this year and had spare room in his hotel so I tagged along for the ride. After 3 fun and exhausting days of exploring the con, we sat down to talk about it. This trip was made possible by your support on Patreon, so enjoy this bonus podcast!
Special guest Michelle shows up to review Macho Women with Guns. Ross reviews A.C.E Agents, the premier GI Joe parody RPG. We also talk about the most macho of magazines from the 1990s, Soldier of Fortune, and more specifically, the ads at the back of the magazine. It’s like a gear chapter in a Palladium RPG! There’s also some talk about the recent hijacking of the Silent Hill wiki by a man on a quest to tell the world about the horrors of circumcision.