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.
We have a special actual play that will NEVER be posted on the podcast. This is Shaun’s first time running a game for the RPPR group! Using Slasher Flick, he chose a 1980s heavy metal theme for the game. It was certainly an enjoyable game but I decided to make this a special reward for higher tier Patreon backers. Enjoy!
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, Shaun, Aaron, and I try to explain the mindfuck that is Mage the Ascension to poor Faust. Avatars? Spheres? Traditions? Not to mention the dreaded GILGUL. It’s all Greek to Faust and even we’re hazy on the details. Prepare your tass, it’s time to fight the Technocracy!
A group of Delta Green agents are sent to Greek Oaks, Minnesota, in order to investigate strange atmospheric conditions affecting the city of 40,000 souls. No other details are provided. The agents just happen to be the nearest available personnel with DG clearance.
The first installment in the long-awaited Giovanni Chronicle, The Last Supper takes the characters to the subterranean lair/mansion of Claudius Giovanni, where the food they eat will be the last to ever touch their lips.
The characters become caught in the war between the clans of the Camarilla and those trying to form the Giovanni. Their actions during the Renaissance will shape the modern World of Darkness – and determine if they will ever see another night.
Well, that’s the description of the scenario. Whether it lives up to Blood Fist, Blood Goose, and a certain populist merchant remains to be seen.
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.
Shaun, Faust, and I discuss the winner of the White Wolf “One thing is not like the others” contest, Changeling the Dreaming. Learn about fancy points, how rational flat earthers are, and how many types of dreaming there are. Faust gained several points of banality from this episode, so enjoy!
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