28 episodes

In each episode as selected guests run through their RPG history and try to construct the perfect Role Playing Game. Each of the limbs of the game need to be harvested and then stitched together - ultimately I, Professor Frankenstein, will flick the switch to see if "It Lives!"
Join me and Igor and our carefully orchestrated guest list of grave robbers for a little light discussion!

Frankenstein's RPG Dave Paterson

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In each episode as selected guests run through their RPG history and try to construct the perfect Role Playing Game. Each of the limbs of the game need to be harvested and then stitched together - ultimately I, Professor Frankenstein, will flick the switch to see if "It Lives!"
Join me and Igor and our carefully orchestrated guest list of grave robbers for a little light discussion!

    Series 3 Episode 1 - the First Mitch's Corner

    Series 3 Episode 1 - the First Mitch's Corner

    Welcome again to another new loop or addition for the Frankenstein's Role Playing game podcast - MITCH'S CORNER! Where I get to talk to the creator of Liminal, Paul "The Tweedmeister" Mitchener, about the most recent episode of the main podcast.

    These may end up being an infrequent mini-series, mainly because I would like Paul to be involved in as many episodes as his time allows so will hopefully address most of the items that come up for discussion.

    So welcome to this ep, I am, as you can probably tell, a little bit giddy and giggly, but I've been so pleasantly surprised by the pod and the way it has taken a new turn - and hopefully a good turn! After all, this could have been the difficult THIRD ALBUM...

    Hope you enjoy it and are as enthused.

    Also apologies to Nouk, Martin, Martin and Ralph as I managed to get all of their contributions and embellishments wrong! Oh well, at least I'm consistent.


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    • 38 min
    Ever wondered how you crowdfund a Campaign? This episode may not help...

    Ever wondered how you crowdfund a Campaign? This episode may not help...

    This episode I'm joined by Nouk, Ralph, Martin C, Martin G and for a very short time by Mark, as we look into the foundations of our New Quest(TM) to build a Campaign; this time it will not be from the best parts of other campaigns - That would be madness! - but by coming up with our own ideas.

    This is all going to be about the Liminal Game from the pen of the Tweedmeister himself - Paul Mitchener.

    You can find Liminal core book here: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/liminal Along with the two companion books Pax Londinum and Weerewolvs of Britain by Neil Gow and Becky Arneson respectively.

    The shows a beast but I hope things will get better!

    You can find us on @frankensteinRPG on twitter and you can always leave a voice mail for us on the Anchor website.

    Hope you enjoy it!


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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Series 2 Episode 11 - Quo Vadis? But not Victor Mature.

    Series 2 Episode 11 - Quo Vadis? But not Victor Mature.

    This episode we're mob handed!

    We have the two Pauls and giants of game design @PaulFricker and @TheTweedmeister

    Fictoplasms very own Ralph Lovegrove @fictoplasm, Cartographer @JimjimTheGrim the inimitable @mcookie123 as well as debutantes @nanoukcakabra and @huwbowen - so Paul, Paul, Ralph, Jim, Martin, Nouk and Huw all terribly shy and quiescent.

    Links to Good Friends of Jackson Elias - https://blasphemoustomes.com/

    The awesome Rivers of London game: https://www.chaosium.com/rivers-of-london-the-roleplaying-game-pdf/

    Dr Mitch's prodigious work: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/vendors?q=Paul%20Mitchener

    Ralph's Fictoplasm podcast - really really good: http://www.fictoplasm.net/

    We had a brief recap of the madness that is Frankenstein's RPG and then took a look at what might come next???

    Hope you enjoy it. Coming soon...Series 3!

    There are a couple of swear words in this episode but hopefully nothing too much!

    Our music is taken from Open source and is the Fabulous Freak Fandango Orchestra - please check out their work here: https://freakfandango.bandcamp.com/ They are a truly marvellous collective.


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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 10 Series 2 We're here for a good time NOT a long time!

    Episode 10 Series 2 We're here for a good time NOT a long time!

    Joined by Dirk, Mark, Debbie and Neil we look at THREE subjects this time! Where will it all end?

    Archetypes and Player Advice as well as coming up with a name for the game!!!

    Some of this Episodes games:

    Mutant Chronicles https://www.modiphius.net/collections/mutant-chronicles

    Starfinder https://paizo.com/starfinder

    Monster of the Week https://evilhat.com/product/monster-of-the-week/

    Solar Blades and Cosmic Spells https://oldskull-publishing.com/solar-blades-cosmic-spells/

    Alien the RPG https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/alien/

    Wicked Ones https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/354307/Wicked-Ones-Free-Edition

    White Hack 3e https://whitehackrpg.wordpress.com/buy/

    Mutant City Blues https://pelgranepress.com/product/mutant-city-blues-2nd-edition/

    Heart (The City Beneath) https://rowanrookanddecard.com/product/heart-the-city-beneath-rpg/



    The wonderful Grognard Files - find it here: https://thegrognardfiles.com/

    Mark Willoughby books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Willoughby/e/B079N3QWNR%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share (There are other retailers of books available!)



    Once again our wonderful music come from the marvellous Freak Fandango Orchestra - The Gypsy Song https://freakfandango.bandcamp.com/album/wild-goats-and-useless-heroes Under the open use agreement! Thank you!


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 9 Series 2 - Is this a story Game?

    Episode 9 Series 2 - Is this a story Game?

    This episode we're looking at the elements of a Scenario and try to choose the best one we can think of (or at least the best one we can find!) as well as that handy old GM Advice.

    Games we looked at:


    Rescue at Xerxes 4 - Star Trek Modiphius - https://www.modiphius.net/collections/star-trek-adventures/products/star-trek-adventures-core-rulebook
    Signals - Star Trek Modiphius https://www.modiphius.net/products/star-trek-adventures-these-are-the-voyages-volume-1?_pos=7&_sid=4a147f5bf&_ss=r
    Action on Akaisha Outstation - Spacemaster - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/93608/Action-on-Akaisha-Outstation
    Aramax One - too old for a link, but it is out there!
    Star Wars d6 - Mayfair Games - best to look on ebay?
    Spire - https://rowanrookanddecard.com/spire-rpg/
    Savage Worlds - https://peginc.com/savage-settings/savage-worlds/
    The Stars are Fire - https://www.montecookgames.com/the-stars-are-fire/
    A-State - https://handiwork.games/games/astate

    Stuff we love: 

    Good Friends of Jackson Elias https://blasphemoustomes.com/

    Chimpions RPG Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chimpions-the-ttrpg-podcast/id1110911996

    The Dholes House - https://www.dholeshouse.org/

    Owl Bear and Wizards Staff - https://asakosoh.wordpress.com/2022/03/14/the-owlbear-and-wizards-staff-2022/

    Enjoy!


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 8 Series 2 - Bash that kit and spend that luck!

    Episode 8 Series 2 - Bash that kit and spend that luck!

    So in this episode we're looking at which Sci Fi Role Playing Games are the best of the best (well, our best of the best) at handling Equipment and also not only should we, but WHAT Luck/Fate/Doom/Shamrock toting mechanic we should have just to survive!

    I'm joined by Tamsyn @xtamsynx on twitter, Jim @JimjimTheGrim, Sam @Sam0Vail and Kat @MeerforBeer

    Kat's zine is the every fabulous "Never Mind the Dice Rolls" - on twitter as @NMtDR_Magazine on twitter and also available on Drivethrurpg here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/391506/Never-Mind-the-Dice-Rolls-issue-007?term=never+mind+the+dice

    Games we mention this episode:

    Find them all on here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/rss.php?affiliate_id=3487430

    Dark Heresy, Mothership, Smithy of Sacrilege ( https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/356163/Smithy-of-Sacrilege?term=Smithy+of )

    A State, Mausritter, The Laundry ( http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Categories/The_Laundry )

    SLA Industries, Shadowrun, Everywhen (when don't we mention Everywhen???) Call of Cthulhu, Star Trek 2d20 and Mausritter again.


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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

FriendlyFiendish ,

A nerdy joy of a podcast

Having fairly recently come back to RPGs after decades away, Frankenstein’s RPG has proved a perfect way to discover what’s been going on in the years I’ve missed, get reacquainted with old favourite systems and to remember the joys of dissing Traveller. Funny, thought-provoking and wonderfully quixotic.

Lichway Ed ,

This really shouldn’t work as a podcast

Role playing game rules are dull, they’re the least interesting part of any RPG. They’re either too complex, too simple, or just get in the way of having fun whilst you wait for someone to find the rules for how a fireball works. Conceptually, this should be as interesting as listening to four friends discussing the instruction manuals for different brands of coffee machines.

But it’s not. Probably like all the best podcasts, the joy and enthusiasm of the participants makes this a real pleasure to listen to. Contributors are genuinely arguing the case for their favourite rules, and the host and Traveller RPG fanboy, Dave, adds humour and a sense of direction.

The whole thing also feels like a massive extended surreal joke.

@DrewBk ,

Great listening

This is a pretty geeky podcast for fans of RPGs. In depth discussion and debate of different aspects of RPGs. The host and guests are very knowledgeable and humorous. Definitely recommended.

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