On this episode JC and Spence interview Jay Little. He is a developer and one of the lead designers of Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: Edge of the Empire roleplaying series.
An action-heavy tabletop RPG of gunslingers, samurai, gangsters, barbarians, steampunk, and superpowers on the brink of destruction.
There is a world beyond our own steeped in darkness and struggling in the aftermath of a divine war; a world where its people fight not only to survive but to amass power, riches, and honour. A place of intense, high-octane wire-fu action set against the background of desert landscapes, high speed train robberies, and mutant warriors battling it out for supremacy.
Nothing is as it seems in this world, and everything is possible. We call it... High Plains Samurai.
The following episode is a Detention episode. The game that we are reviewing has themes that may not be suitable for all listeners.
The game we review in this episode is Hot Guys Making Out. As the title implies, the game has homosexual romantic themes. If these themes are not to your taste, we encourage you to tune in for our next episode. Otherwise please enjoy this exploration of a unique game mechanic using a deck of playing cards, set in 1930's Spain with our heroes Honore and Gonsalvo.
Victorious is a superhero steampunk RPG where heroes from the future have traveled back in time and altered the time-line. Through their influence, inadvertent or deliberate, technology has had a jump-start. A series of advancements, based on steam-driven technology, have arisen. The player characters can either be born into this era or can have arrived from the future.
Cortex Prime is a highly modular analog game system that focuses on storytelling and the ability to switch out blocks of core rules like Lego bricks.
Swords and Wizardry Light combines fast play and introducing new players with nostalgia for the grizzled rpg veterans. Using pen, paper, two types of dice, and two foldable cards, the game can be played with only a few minutes of setup. It is easy to understand the mechanics and has a simple approach to the rest of traditional gaming that will have newbies playing without the confusion or frustration of a long character creation session.
Children of the Fall is a post-cataclysmic game with a Lord of the Flies vibe where the players play children around their teen years. All the adults are mindless, vicious savages trying to eat them and when a child reaches adulthood at about seventeen or eighteen, they go mad too. This is a game of survival and has a level of fatalism to it that makes it far darker and scarier than games where the monsters are mostly external.
Rating - PG-16
James and Spence interview Andre Kruppa about his game Lucid Dreams.
Lucid Dreams is a d10 pool system geared toward the darker, grittier aspects of roleplaying. It has no particular setting, but is designed to handle anything from the Stone Age all the way to near-future settings. Popular settings such as the world of H.P. Lovecraft will port easily into this game system. Lucid Dreams is meant to be fast paced and focused on the story.
You can read the game review by Ernie Laurence at: http://multiverse.world/blog/2018/08/23/lucid-dreams-role-playing-engine/
Season 2 opens with two new hosts, James "Jay Cee" Carpio and Spence.
They interview Jeff Talanian about his game Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea. It's an awesome OSR game that harkens back to Robert E. Howard's pulp-fiction tales.
Satine and Chad interview John Wick about the second edition of 7th Sea and John runs them on a full adventure.
This is the last show of Season 1 and the last episode with Chad and Satine. Get ready for Season 2 with your new hosts JayCee and Spence.
Chad and Satine talk with Mike Mason about Call of Cthulu 7th edition.
Thunder is a fantasy roleplaying game of high adventure. Take up the mantel of a Cleric or Paladin, become a mercenary Fighter or Berserker, cross the line with the law and play a Rapscallion, or dabble in the arcane and become a Mage.
On this episode you'll get the full live play from GaryCon 2016, with Satine Phoenix, Chad Parrish, Mike Kafes, and Frank Sapia.