Plot Points (role-playing games)
43.3: Queen Euphoria for Shadowrun Pt. 3!

In a first, we discuss an adventure for a 3rd show! Gather flesh-form workers that you might hear us complete the horrible horrible truth of pop star Euphoria, and the final thoughts of author Steve Wieck. Keep your ears open at the end for a special treat!

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Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Thanks to Keven MacLeod of Incompetech.com for his brilliant music!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E9_-_Queen_Euphoria_pt_3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:59pm CST

43.2: Queen Euphoria for Shadowrun Pt. 2

Our epic discussion of Queen Euphoria, a seminal adventure for the Shadowrun rpg continues this week! Special guest Aaron Andries weighs in with the usual crew, and Ben even has a letter from author and rpg icon Steve Wieck himself about the adventure and Shadowrun in general. The episode is a rip-roaring ride, with especially fantastic readings!

This discussion was so epic, so engaging, it will be our first 3 part episode!

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Check out our laundry fresh website here!   

Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Thanks to Keven MacLeod of Incompetech.com for his brilliant music!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E9_-_Queen_Euphoria_pt_2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:18pm CST

40.2: Champions' "Day of the Destroyer"

In the ultimate episode of our time on Champions, we take a good hard look at Day of the Destroyer and learn of Dr. Destroyer's plan to kill nine of every ten humans on the planet in three days (the three day delay being a kindness on his part, but he would recommend we don't use them praying, because any gods that exist would loathe humanity for its weakness) and did you know you can buy uranium on Amazon.com?

This week, we also take a load off with guest geek, Torii Swader! (He's single!) 

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Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Direct download: S2E8_-_Day_of_the_Destroyer_pt2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:25pm CST

40: Champions and Superheroes as Genre

In part one of this two parter, the gang takes a look at the classic Champions rpg, and superheroes more broadly. This week, we also take a load off with guest geek, Torii Swader! (He's single!) 

 

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Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Direct download: S2E8_-_Day_of_the_Destroyer_pt1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

39: D&D 5E Hoard of the Dragon Playtest Review

Recorded in the field, Ben Riggs and friend of the show Ryan Smith work over the first campaign for D&D 5E, Hoard of the Dragon Queen! Ryan ran the first adventure from the campaign, and Ben and Ryan spent a half-hour discussing the game afterwards. Strengths, weaknesses, and the system are all given their due, along with the plot of the first adventure.

Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for complimentary copies of the campaign, and everybody enjoy the show!   

Direct download: DD5E_TalkWAV.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 4:52pm CST

38.1: Eberron: Shadows of the Last War

Ben, Brad, Sarah, and guest genius Mike Holmes discuss in depth the Eberron setting for Dungeons & Dragons, Shadows of the Last Wara 2nd level adventure for the setting, and possible mismatches between intent and design.

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Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Direct download: S2E7_-_Eberron_Pt._1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:40pm CST

24.2: The Strange pt. 2

The gang completes their discussion of Cordell and Cook's The Strange!

Seek out more recursions at www.montecookgames.com!

Thanks to Scott McLeod of http://Incompetech.com for the amazing free tuneage!

 

"Ghostpocalypse - 1 Departure", "Ghostpocalypse - 2 The Call", "Ghostpocalypse - 3 Road of Trials", "Ghostpocalypse - 4 Temptress", "Ghostpocalypse - 5 Apotheosis", "Ghostpocalypse - 6 Crossing the Threshold", "Ghostpocalypse - 7 Master", "Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog", "Past the Edge", "Penumbra"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Direct download: 01_S2_E1_-_The_Strange_Pt._2.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:13am CST

Today, the gang discusses gaming with girlfriends, boyfriends, and others you love that way.

Direct download: S1_MiniE5_-_Gaming_and_SpousesMP3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:41am CST

20 episodes! Glory be!

We complete our second ten-pack with the Numenera seminar from Monte Cook Games at Gen Con 2014. Enjoy!

Want to lend us some support? Ben has a book out! 

Seven new mind-blasting volumes containing forbidden knowledge for your Cthulhu Mythos tabletop game!

Herein lies the secrets of the true history of Dr. Faustus, the horrifying secrets of the Voynich manuscript, and blueprints designed to bring the King in Yellow from Carcosa to Earth!

The collection includes:

  • Seven new tomes to bring horror to any campaign! Modern, 20th century, and material for even earlier time-frames provided.
  • Stunning handouts! Print them out, or share them with your players via the cloud.
  • MP3 of maddening music!
  • System neutral supplement! No matter what rule set you prefer, Seven Blasphemous Books will slide easily into your campaign.
  • Steal from this book! Ideas contained herein are NOT copyrighted. Use background material for your next adventure, novel, or short story!
Direct download: Numenera1AudFile3WAV.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

19: Ryan Chaddock Interview

A GEN CON SPECIAL

An interivew with Ryan Chaddock of Ryan Chaddock Games, a third party publisher of Numenera products. Chaddock's work has been heating up the charts at DriveThruRPG, and he gives us an inside look at his vision and products in support of Numenera and The Strange

Check out his work at DriveThruRPG! 

Direct download: Ryan_Chaddock_Interview.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 9:00pm CST