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After Hours: Soul in a Box

After watching the first episode of American Gods, I wondered what other gods could be lurking in America. Caleb, Tom, and I discuss that and I review a very complex 3E module from Necromancer Games called Chaos Rising. It’s about a quest to retrieve an amulet that houses the soul of the Faceless Lord. In order to get it, the heroes must find and carry a 500 pound platinum anvil that radiates anti-magic through 2 nested demi planes. Then it gets weird. Tom also reviews After The Bomb: England.

Song: Boss Battle by Case Portman.

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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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After Hours: Pitching Netflix

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

Song: Berlin Window Shopping Pt. III by Sonning 991

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After Hours: Vaporhack – Hacking the Wave

groceriesWe 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:

Savagery of the Spider-Men for Legendquest (couldn’t find a relevant link)
Operation Perfect Blue
Waste World

The vaporwave we listen to:

  1. 1. Corporate Wonders® for Windows 3.1 by Workspace 3.1
  2. 2. Dying To Tell You This by マクロスMACROSS 82-99
  3. 3. Polydreaming Mall by Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza
  4. 4. HOUSEWARES by 식료품groceries

Watch Double Down on Youtube!

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