Fiasco: Die Hard Comes Earlier Every Year

Vegan Turducken on a bed of lettuce

As we near the close of 2016, a year of many bad things, it is important to remember all we still have to be grateful for, that’s worth fighting for. The people behind the Redacted Files are thankful to you, our listeners, and all those people who make it possible to do what we love. Thank you from the bottom of our squamous hearts, and please accept this token of our appreciation.

Two international terrorists bring their families to a remote cabin to celebrate Thanksgiving. Things get…explosive quickly.

Players: Aser, Jonn, Megan, and Patrick
System: Fiasco

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Wish Background.” (incompetech.com)
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A Rune Awakening 15: Attack of the Scarecowhorseman Thing

The scarecrow menaces two adventurers in the tower.

With a lead on the person behind the terror in both Sandpoint and Magnimar, the party heads to an ‘abandoned’ tower.

GM:Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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A Rune Awakening 14: Evil Justice Man

Justice Ironbriar, and elf wearing red armor with sharp claw like fingers

Our adventurers find the hideout of the leader of the Skinsaw Cult in Magnimar, and discover it’s a lot easier then they thought to bring him to justice.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com)
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Scary on the Choo-Choo 12: For Whom the Bell Tolls


An automaton stands on either side of a golden clock fave in a tower

The party gets ever closer to finding another piece of the simulacrum while valiantly failing to stay out of a new love triangle.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Eli, Phil, and Zack
System: Call of Cthulhu 7e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”(incompetech.com)
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A Rune Awakening 13: Out on the Town

A view of Magnimar, a small bay with huge ancient pillars towering above

The party heads to Magnimar to try to find who was behind the Skinsaw Man.

GM:Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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A Rune Awakening 12: Mystery of the Missing Saddle Polish, Solved!

As the party delves deeper into the depths of Foxglove Manor, there are many more secrets to be revealed then they thought.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com)
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A Rune Awakening 11: Farm of the Living Dead

Foxglove manor from a distance, an eerie house on a hill

Quickly following the clues the true culprit of the crimes plaguing Sandpoint is leaving behind, the party finds themselves needing to rid the countryside of zombies.

GM:Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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A Rune Awakening 10: Murder Most Foul

A hideous humanoid creature bends over a slain man in a barn, newly discovered by a screaming woman with a lantern. He is cutting a seven pointed star in the mans chest with a large razor

Flush with their victory over the goblins, the party settled into a comfortable rhythm in Sandpoint. But now one of their own is suspected of murder, and they need to find out who is hunting residents of their newly adopted hometown.

Featuring Aser, Jonn, Landan, Megan, and Patrick. Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com)
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#RPGaDay 31: Best advice you were ever given for your game of choice

RPG a Day 2016 image

Each year we celebrate Autocratik’s #RPGaDay, where we spend a month celebrating RPGs, discussing what we love and what we love about them. Here are the responses of the TRF crew. Be sure to tweet, blog, or post your own with the #RPGaDay!

For August 31, what is the best advice you were ever given for your game of choice?
Aser – I was told a long time ago that if you’re a GM and the roll goes against plot direction, just lie…
John D. – ‘Don’t worry about the rules; it’s more important for everyone to have fun. You can retcon or fix the plot later if needed but try to just roll with what the players give you.’
Jonn P. – Making sure everyone is having fun isn’t the responsibility of the GM, it’s the responsibility of everyone at the table.
Landan – I forget who said it but I really liked hearing someone say “Don’t let the dice get in the way of the Story” and in that vein people need to remember the books are guidelines to play. If something is not written in them and a player wants to do figure out a way for it to happen if possible.
Megan – I think the best advice I’ve gotten is to relax and let the plot go where it goes instead of rigidly depending on an outline.
Mike G. – I have a great, very experienced group that introduced me to games like FATE, Apocalypse World, and other systems that drive story instead of muddying things up with rules. Their advice was always to concentrate on the story and the rules will flow from that.
Patrick – Don’t be a dick.
Phil – Don’t get too attached to your character, it’s going to go mad or die.

#RPGaDay 30: Describe the ideal game room if the budget were unlimited

RPG a Day 2016 image

Each year we celebrate Autocratik’s #RPGaDay, where we spend a month celebrating RPGs, discussing what we love and what we love about them. Here are the responses of the TRF crew. Be sure to tweet, blog, or post your own with the #RPGaDay!

For August 30, describe the ideal game room if the budget were unlimited?
Aser – I would like a large table lined with comfortable chairs. I would want access to a digital projector and adjustable lighting to help with mood.
John D. – A room with hi-fi surround sound with speakers and rumble sensors built into the chairs and table, motion-controlled lights and dimmers, smell-o-vision and monitors displaying all the charts from a GM screen. The room would be fully accessible for players with Braille pads, TDD and so on. An opaque electronic privacy shield would disable cell calls and texts inside while preventing outside noise. A robot butler for snacks and drinks would be nifty.
Jonn P.  – A room with plenty of standing room and shelf space around the game table.  The table would be slightly larger than two folding tables. In the center of the table would be a lazy susan large enough for a Chessex 34½” x 48” Battlemap that I could use for battlemap, game art or food.
Landan – It would take me a long time to describe it I think, but it would likely end up being as big as a house alone. I would also want billiard tables, bowling lanes, some pinball machines, shelves devoted for board games, shelves devoted to RPG books, etc.
Megan – A big room with plenty of tablespace and comfy chairs, with food and drink and good lighting. I always thought those projector setups for making a grid were awesome too.
Mike G. – Shelves of books, dedicated wifi, embedded laptop/tablets around a large gaming table with a wet/dry erase board in the center. Does anyone have $25k I can drop on this? Please?
Patrick – Dragonsreach from Skyrim, but with better heating. And you know, game tables.
Phil – Comfy chairs and table. Good acoustics. Donuts.