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.
After the release of the Bright teaser trailer, it has become clear to us that Netflix is buying whatever geeky/RPG material they can find. So I convened a round table of the RPPR cast (Caleb, Dan, Tom, and Shaun) to figure out some of the best pitches we could share with Netflix. Find out the secret behind the crying child in a barrel!
Titles reviewed or mentioned:
- Rolemaster: Castles and Ruins
- Warmachine: The Quasi-Historical Retro Sci-Fi RPG
- WWE: Know Your Role d20 RPG
- Chrome Book 4
- Cyberspace: Death Game 2090
- Arcana Evolved
Atlantis is the heart of the Rifts setting, even moreso than North America. It’s an evil empire run by a godlike alien intelligence who just wants to sell you some rune swords and slaves. It is the ultimate RPG shop for murderhobos. Faust, Shaun, and I delve into the geography and culture of Atlantis, at least as much as we can in one episode. Clearly, this will be a two parter. Check out that swole owl man!
Jason came down to Springfield during the Christmas holiday season and I managed to run a one shot of Cthulhu Dark for him and some other RPPR cast members. I’m not sure if I’ll post this to the main feed but as a special reward for backers, I’m posting it now just for you!
Rifts Sourcebook One is a hodgepodge of new villains, monsters, robots, and GEAR. But more importantly it introduces a new antagonist, the evil AI, ARCHIE THREE. There’s an entire adventure based on fighting the AI’s fake evil brain! It’s not that great of an adventure but who cares because fake alien warrior women robots!
Shaun and I guide Faust back into the depths of Rifts. Find out what happened to both the West and East coasts after the Rifts! Find out steroids are more powerful than bionics! Learn the true measure of a hero by their boxing ability! All this and more as we try to get through the random insanity of Rifts.
Happy New Year! We have a brand new After Hours to welcome 2017! Tom, Shaun, and I took our favorite post-apocalyptic RPGs with random character generation tables, deadEarth and Mutazoids, and made some characters with them. Then we discussed which team was better. If you enjoy freakish mutants with very randomized traits, then this episode is for you!
- CyberRogues: A supplement from our favorite 1980s cyberpunk RPG, Cyberspace! WHY IS THERE A YETI IN THIS BOOK?
- ApoKERMIS Now! A Ghostbusters International adventure about stopping frat parties…OF THE DAMNED.
- Abyss: Role play as demons in hell. It turns out that it’s a lot like D&D.