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Role Playing Public Radio looks at role playing games with humor and insight. Our mission is to make gaming more fun, whether it is celebrating a legendary session or making fun of dysfunctional games. If you have ever slain a gazebo by mistake, looted the body of a sass mouthed NPC, or died screaming in Call of Cthulhu, RPPR is for you!

Role Playing Public Radio Ross Payton

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Role Playing Public Radio looks at role playing games with humor and insight. Our mission is to make gaming more fun, whether it is celebrating a legendary session or making fun of dysfunctional games. If you have ever slain a gazebo by mistake, looted the body of a sass mouthed NPC, or died screaming in Call of Cthulhu, RPPR is for you!

    RPPR After Hours: The Road to Rio and Terry the Mutazoid

    RPPR After Hours: The Road to Rio and Terry the Mutazoid

    In this episode, we talk about potential games to make about Rio Olympics, plus part 2 of the Future King review, a review of Glory Hole Dwarven Mine from Judge’s Guild, and Tom brings in Mutazoids. We create a PC, Terry.

    Song: IBM Lotus Night by Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza

    If you enjoy this, consider supporting RPPR on Patreon. For only $2 a month, you can get an episode of After Hours plus more exclusive content, like art and access to our Discord!



    Terry has the following mutations:

    Mushroom Shaped Head – with a spikey head ornamentation

    A nose tongue, which is normal but missing (?)

    2 Sucker mouths on shoulders

    Fangs

    Normal ears

    Nerve Bundles instead of eyes

    Normal arms

    Tiny tentacles for hands

    Normal torso, legs, body color

    Talon feet

    Fuzzy

    Thin skin

    Asexual reproduction

    Normal markings

    insect tail and wings

    Cannot hear gunshots

    has an alter ego

    FAN ART GO!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    RPPR Episode 180: Deep Red and Interpreting Clues

    RPPR Episode 180: Deep Red and Interpreting Clues

    News: Check out the schedule for our schedule for livestreaming on the RPPR Patreon Discord! Also, we’ve been posting some banger episodes on the Mixed Six, so don’t forget to check that out if you haven’t already!

    Synopsis: Caleb and I have recently watched the classic Argento film, Deep Red, and it sparked a discussion on investigative games. It demonstrates the challenge of interpreting clues versus finding clues. It also shows the perils of chasing red herrings. If you’ve struggled to run a good mystery game, especially a Gumshoe Engine game, this episode is for you!

    Shout Outs



    Slay the Spire: An addicting deck-building roguelike game

    Hades: An addicting action RPG roguelike

    Carrion: An excellent horror-themed metroidvania game

    The Invitation: a thriller about a dinner party

    The Beach House: a horror flick about cosmic horror and awkward dinner parties

    The Wide Carnivorous Sky: a collection of horror short stories

    Radiant Dawn: A Delta Green-esque horror novel



    Song: The Welcoming by 2 Mello

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Game Designer Workshop: Slingstone and Night Clerk Zine

    Game Designer Workshop: Slingstone and Night Clerk Zine

    Caleb has restarted work on Slingstone, his superhero-slaying RPG. We have some playtests of the first version of Slingstone on RPPR B-Sides volume 5 if you want to hear that. I have an idea for a zine system-free version of Night Clerk, one of our more popular AP episodes. We also talk about creativity in the age of Covid-19.

    Music: Private Caller by Saint Pepsi

    • 48 min
    RPPR Episode 179: Blades in the Dark

    RPPR Episode 179: Blades in the Dark

    News: If you haven’t listened to Night Clerk Radio in a while, check out our most recent episodes. We’ve fine-tuned our editing, so they’re even better than before! The RPPR Patreon is back on track, after a slight delay last month. Be sure to check out our latest After Hours episode where we playtest a game about making up bad game ideas.

    Synopsis: I am running a Blades in the Dark campaign so I got Aaron, Bill and Jeff Barber (who has run his own campaign of Blades in the Dark) to discuss the system and setting. We talk about our favorite parts, least favorite, and ideas for other games. If you’re curious about this game, give this episode a listen!

    Shout Outs



    * He is a Good Boy: a weird epic comic from KC Green about a lil acorn.

    * UVG: A weird fantasy RPG about traveling across a weird world.

    * Lord of Light: A Rober Zelazny fantasy novel

    * The Other Side of the Mountain: a weird fiction novella about a doomed expedition to the New World

    * Tabletopia: A virtual board game app with support for many board games

    * Rwby critique: Hbomberguy discusses the animu series for 2.5 hours 😮

    * The Edge Dawnfell: a tabletop wargame with cool factions and rules

    * Odin Makes: a cosplay crafting Youtube channel

    * Paratopic: a short weird horror video game stylized as a PS1 game.



    Song: Ancient Mechanized Citadel by Equip

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RPPR Episode 178: Heists 101

    RPPR Episode 178: Heists 101

    News: My book Zombies of the World is out! Buy it today! Don’t forget to check out Night Clerk Radio as well.

    Synopsis: We are preparing for a Blades in the Dark campaign, so Caleb, Birk, and I talk about planning heists as players. Heists are harder for some players to comprehend because force isn’t always an option. Discretion and cunning are harder to learn than murderhoboery, but hopefully this will help!

    Shout Outs



    * Sun Down Motel: A novel about a haunted motel and two women who investigate it

    * Sentient: a comic about a generation ship, its AI, and the children it raises

    * End of Policing: a nonfiction book about changing how we think about the police and the legal system

    * Midnight Ultra: a psychedelic FPS about killing cultists and monsters in acid Quake graphics

    * The Shallows: a book about how the Internet is changing us.

    * Floor is Lava: A silly obstacle course show on Netflix



    Song: Apropos by Mittsies

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    After Hours Preview: Kingstarter

    After Hours Preview: Kingstarter

    News: If you like this episode, consider backing the RPPR Patreon to get 4 years of After Hours episodes, plus early access to Actual Plays, and access to our Discord. I am streaming weird videos like my movie Motor Home from Hell!

    Also, my book Zombies of the World, is now out!

    Synopsis: Our listeners have been sending in some great review fodder, so Caleb reviews Cyberskelter, a scenario anthology for Cyberspace, the same RPG that was responsible for Death Valley Free Prison. I review part of the Future King, a batshit insane RPG/adventure that takes six very specific heroes from history to save King Athur.  We also discuss some Kickstarter-related topics, such as a certain con artist and the practicality of Chaosium’s Horror on the Orient Express.

    Song: Decay by HOME

    • 1 hr 51 min

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