Bonus AP: Red Markets – Cowboy Singing

Over the last month, I’ve run 3 games in 3 different systems (Red Markets, Spirit of 77, and Eclipse Phase) ¬†for the Armitage Files group (Bill, Melissa, Jason, Renee, and Aaron). The first was in Red Markets, to show some of the players what the game was like. After they chose a job that involved a famous painting, I decided to add a painting in each of the other games I ran. This is the first of my RPG “triptych.” Enjoy!

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After Hours: Defining Grimdark

Grimdark is an important characteristic of many RPGs, comics, movies, and video games these days. But what IS grimdark? How do you define it? Can you measure it? Caleb, Dan, Tom, and I got together to discuss this very important topic. Also, a listener sent me a copy of Monte Cook’s World of Darkness, so I just HAD to review it. It’s, uh, a bit of a doozy. Tom tries to review Project Twilight from the old World of Darkness as well.

Song: Your Heart is an Ocean by Matthew Bauer.

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Alpha Playtest of Weird Trip

I took a break from freelance writing to write a quick storytelling game. Weird Trip is a collaborative game about a traveler on a journey to…somewhere. Who that traveler is and where they stop along the way is determined by the players. I ran a playtest with Bill, Tom, and Aaron.

This is the very first draft of the rules so feedback is appreciated. Once I revise it, I’ll release it to the public in some format, but you guys get first glance at it! Enjoy!

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