Come see what Synthtopia, the perfect corporate offshore paradise looks like! Come for the mall, stay for the addictive drugs! We also have included two sketched maps of Synthtopia interiors, perfect as aids to run sweet gun battles! Listen to the scenario this is based on.
This is the second in our triptych of portrait painting themed APs. I finally got to run Spirit of 77, a 1970s grindhouse/exploitation themed PbtA RPG. In this scenario, a group of investigators look into a mysterious country club and its new patrons. It seems that the city’s elite are now beholden to a secretive group with a dark agenda…
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!
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.
Atlantis is too big of a book to cover in just one episode, so Faust, Shaun, and I delve into it again! We cover everything tattoo magic to bio-wizardry. Atlantis is basically the interdimensional super mall of evil, so there’s a lot of crazy stuff to buy. It’s the ultimate murderhobo shopping list.