Into the Pitiless Void 2: We Found the Pirates

The warband arrive in the first system they plan to return to the Emperor’s Light. Unfortunately, their main gun gets jammed….by a ship….full of Eldar corsairs.

GM: Aser
Players: Jonn, Megan, Mike D and Rob.
System: Warhammer 40k: Wrath and Glory

Special thanks to our Agent+ patrons: Ben, Bernie, Chris, Denise, Eric, Fandible, John, Jonn, LordTentacle, Nyssa, Patrick, Slacker Initiative, Stuart, Terryann, and Tom.

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Urban Gauntlet.” (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

Into the Perilous Void 1: There Used to be a Wall Here

An unlikely collection of heretics, an Eldar and the most cheerful Rogue Trader you’ll ever meet are brought together to return lost worlds to the Emperor’s light. But first, they’ll just have to survive the warp.

GM: Aser
Players: Jonn, Megan, Mike D and Rob.
System: Warhammer 40k: Wrath and Glory

Special thanks to our Agent+ patrons: Ben, Bernie, Chris, Denise, Eric, Fandible, John, Jonn, LordTentacle, Nyssa, Patrick, Slacker Initiative, Stuart, Terryann, and Tom.

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Urban Gauntlet.” (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

Gen Con Panel: So You Want to Start an Actual Play (AP) Podcast?

This year at GenCon, Megan and Aser were on a panel about creating your own AP podcast! All of our advice was recorded for posterity, and you can hear all of our advice here. If you are interested in putting your toe in the water of podcasting, join our Discord for more information about the Community Feed TRF is working on beginning where we will host your recorded games!
 
Actual play podcasts, collectively the winner of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming 2018, have taken the RPG world by storm. And with their relatively low barrier to entry, they’re a popular way for gamers to share their stories with the world. In this panel, Rhi (The Magpies Podcast), Paulomi (Iron Hides), Megan T. (The Amber Clave), Aser (The Redacted Files), and Megan S. (Tabletop Potluck) will cover topics ranging from technical skills, narrative planning, podcast management, hidden costs, and both challenges and rewards of running your own show.


Interview with Jeff Barber on Blue Planet: Recontact

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeff Barber at GenCon to chat about the new version of Blue Planet he is working on! We talk about the changes in the new version, the inspiration behind it, and the long history. You can playtest it now by getting a copy on DriveThru!

You can find Jeff on Twitter, at Biohazard Games, and at Gallant Knight Games.


Review: Improv for Gamers

Something that has always stuck with me is the observation that tabletop gaming is a rather unique medium because it is the player, a single person, that is simultaneously the creator, performer and the audience. These are a lot of hats to wear, and usually people don’t wear them all equally as well. What’s more, advice for gamers typically focuses on creation, such as design and use of mechanics or audience, appreciation and criticism, rather than performance. Often, the act of…well…acting as your character has been something that players either brought with them to the table or set aside like all those optional rules at the end of the chapter. I think this is because the sort of comfort with improvisation is something a lot of people see as an innate characteristic or something that requires a great deal of study and refinement to master. Fortunately, there is a resource to help demystify this practice that was once usually the practice of drama students and LARPers. In Improv for Gamers, Karen Twelves provides the reader with an inviting, approachable and fun way to see how you can bring characters to life.

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Shadow of the Century

Framed for crimes they didn’t commit, an unlikely team comes together to fight against evil, clear their names, and dramatically walk away from explosions.

GM: Aser
Players: Jonn, Kim, Megan, and Nyssa.
System: Shadow of the Century

Special thanks to our Agent+ patrons: Ben, Bernie, Chris, Denise, Eric, Fandible, John, Jonn, LordTentacle, Nyssa, Patrick, Slacker Initiative, Stuart, Terryann, and Tom.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Neo Western” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Interview with Shane Ivey, Dennis Detwiller, and Scott Glancy of Arc Dream Publishing

This year at GenCon we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the creators of one of our favorite games. We chatted with Shane Ivey, Dennis Detwiller, and Scott Glancy about Delta Green, the horrors of Frontier Airlines, get rich quick schemes, and the stories behind one of the best games available! 


GenCon 2019 Wrap Up

We harassed people on discord to chat with us about their time at GenCon and were generally pretty silly. We forgot to cover a bunch of cool things we did (some of which will show up as interviews later this week) and cool people we met, but I hope you enjoy hearing what we enjoyed!
 
Thanks to Tom and Kim for joining us!
 
(Please do let us know if you hated this so we can figure out if this is a thing worth doing more often)


Lady Blackbird 4: The Pirate King

Back on their way to the Remnants to find Uriah Flint, Natasha reveals a totally surprising* secret about her identity.

*No one was surprised

GM: Aser
Players: Brian, Jonn, Kim, Megan, and Nyssa.
System: Lady Blackbird

Special thanks to our Agent+ patrons: Ben, Bernie, Chris, Denise, Eric, Fandible, John, Jonn, LordTentacle, Nyssa, Patrick, Slacker Initiative, Stuart, Terryann, and Tom.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Call to Adventure” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Lady Blackbird 3: The Arena

It turns out that gladiatorial combat can be really dangerous, especially when magic is involved. Luckily, the most powerful magician around is in the party. Also, someone’s staging a coup.

GM: Aser
Players: Brian, Jonn, Kim, Megan, and Nyssa.
System: Lady Blackbird

Special thanks to our Agent+ patrons: Ben, Bernie, Chris, Denise, Eric, Fandible, John, Jonn, LordTentacle, Nyssa, Patrick, Slacker Initiative, Stuart, Terryann, and Tom.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Call to Adventure” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)