Category: After Hours

After Hours: Iron Sky RPG Combat Example and the Divided States of America

I recently found out that a RPG based on the movie Iron Sky is in production. The developer posted a 6400 word example of play on a Kickstarter update. I invited Caleb, Birk, and Rob from the Orpheus Protocol to analyze the rules given in the example. We also talk about the TV Tropes page about the Divided States of America, which increasingly feels relevant today.

Check out the Orpheus Protocol today if you haven’t already.

News: Our next RPPR Livestream video watching party is on May 17 at 2 pm CST on the RPPR Patreon Discord. See you there!

Song: Terminal Man by Flowers for Bodysnatchers. Listen to our review on Night Clerk Radio.

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After Hours: PAX South 2020 Wrap Up

We had a blast at PAX South this year and we have a lot of games to talk about! We’re joined by friend of the podcast Chris Farmer and Kyle and Kat Carty of Best Pal Brigade (plus Tom and Aaron). Some of the games we mention:

Be sure to check out Best Pal Brigade! They do good work.

Read Chris Farmer’s new blog, Operation: Kill the Pac Man! It’s some of the best video game writing I’ve seen in a long time.

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After Hours: Gifts for the Gift Throne

As the holiday shopping season is upon us, I have come up with an idea for a new game: a miniatures skirmish game about families fighting each other for the best presents at big box stores and online retailer warehouses. We also review:

  • Deep Freeze, an adventure from Dungeon #83
  • Time and Time Again
  • Maximum Metal – a Cyberpunk 2020 supplement
  • A brief survey of the Imperial Guard codex (3E)

Song: Christmas Catalog by  幽霊, T O G E T H E R!

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After Hours: Miscibility Startup

What would a startup company look like in a D&D type world? There’s lots of gold just waiting to be invested (dragons and retired adventurers gotta do something those massive treasure hoards). Well, obviously it would involve innovations in potions and other magical items. Perhaps like Juicero, but for potions? Aaron, Dan, Shaun, Tom, and I discuss our ideas for magical startup companies and review the following:

  • Pegasus magazine issue 5
  • Magebird Quest from Judge’s Guild
  • Time and Time Again

We also reference Hot Takes on Ice from the Mixed Six and this video analysis of a Juicero machine.

Song: Business 2 Business by Venture Capital

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