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Join the Happy Jacks crew for our several weekly tabletop RPG sessions. From old-school games, to new narrative systems, from the sublime to the ridiculous, we've got Actual Play RPGs for every taste.

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Join the Happy Jacks crew for our several weekly tabletop RPG sessions. From old-school games, to new narrative systems, from the sublime to the ridiculous, we've got Actual Play RPGs for every taste.

    ELCO09 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, St. Elco’s Fire, Light Hearted

    ELCO09 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, St. Elco’s Fire, Light Hearted

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    Campaign: Saint Elco's Fire|



    System: Lighthearted |



    GM: Kurt |



    Players: CADave, Claire, Joe, Clara |



     



    Info: Welcome to El Camino Community College of Magic and Technology. Your future begins today! At least that’s what the brochure says. Lighthearted is a magical 80’s RPG of self-discovery. Revisit the coming of age stories of 80s films as college kids in a modern fantasy world filled with neon rainbow magic.



     



    Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/saintelcosfire for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. |



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, lighthearted, kurt potts, Saint Elco’s Fire

    • 3 hrs 17 min
    ELCO08 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, St. Elco’s Fire, Light Hearted

    ELCO08 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, St. Elco’s Fire, Light Hearted

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    Campaign: Saint Elco's Fire|



    System: Lighthearted |



    GM: Kurt |



    Players: CADave, Claire, Joe, Clara |



     



    Info: Welcome to El Camino Community College of Magic and Technology. Your future begins today! At least that’s what the brochure says. Lighthearted is a magical 80’s RPG of self-discovery. Revisit the coming of age stories of 80s films as college kids in a modern fantasy world filled with neon rainbow magic.



     



    Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/saintelcosfire for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. |



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, lighthearted, kurt potts, Saint Elco’s Fire



     

    • 3 hrs 15 min
    MURMURS19 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Murmurs at the Abyss, Call of Cthulhu 7th

    MURMURS19 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Murmurs at the Abyss, Call of Cthulhu 7th

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    Campaign: Murmurs at the Abyss | 



    System: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition | 



    GM: Stu | 



    Players: Kimi, CADave, Jim, Pooja | 



    Info: Ravenhearse University is a bastion of learning and enlightened inquiry. A team of investigators from RU uncovers a dark secret whilst studying unexplained natural phenomena. Will they survive their trials? Or will they ruin their careers, families and minds attempting to uncover things best left hidden? | 



     



    Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/murmursattheabyss for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. | 



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Call of Cthulhu, murmurs at the abyss, horror.



     

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    PEMBROOKE13 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Pembrooke, Savage Worlds

    PEMBROOKE13 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Pembrooke, Savage Worlds

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    Campaign: Pembrooke |



    System: Savage Worlds |



    GM: Nick |



    Players: Jason, Emily, J., Blythe |



     



    Info: Pembrooke Investigations are private detectives working in between two worlds: the mundane and familiar and the supernatural.



    The city of Covenant is a city of parts. Most people know it as a place founded on the premise that all people are equal in the eyes of the law and society. What few people know is that ideal includes not only living humans, but also supernatural people - the legendary, the half folk, and even the undead. All are recognized by Covenant.



     



    Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/pembrooke for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. |



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, savage worlds, pembrooke



     

    • 3 hrs 28 min
    ELCO07 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, St Elco’s Fire, Light Hearted

    ELCO07 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, St Elco’s Fire, Light Hearted

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    Campaign: Saint Elco's Fire|



    System: Lighthearted |



    GM: Kurt |



    Players: CADave, Claire, Joe, Clara |



     



    Info: Welcome to El Camino Community College of Magic and Technology. Your future begins today! At least that’s what the brochure says. Lighthearted is a magical 80’s RPG of self-discovery. Revisit the coming of age stories of 80s films as college kids in a modern fantasy world filled with neon rainbow magic.



     



    Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/saintelcosfire for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. |



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, lighthearted, kurt potts, Saint Elco’s Fire



     

    • 2 hrs 55 min
    PEMBROOKE12 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Pembrooke, Savage Worlds

    PEMBROOKE12 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Pembrooke, Savage Worlds

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    Campaign: Pembrooke |



    System: Savage Worlds |



    GM: Nick |



    Players: Jason, Emily, J., Blythe |



     



    Info: Pembrooke Investigations are private detectives working in between two worlds: the mundane and familiar and the supernatural.



    The city of Covenant is a city of parts. Most people know it as a place founded on the premise that all people are equal in the eyes of the law and society. What few people know is that ideal includes not only living humans, but also supernatural people - the legendary, the half folk, and even the undead. All are recognized by Covenant.



     



    Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/pembrooke for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. |



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, savage worlds, pembrooke



     

    • 2 hrs 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Bill Freakin Roper ,

Great Show for GMs of Any Level

Fun banter, insightful discussion, and plenty of beers makes me feel like I’m hanging with my fiends talking about all the best (and most horrific) times of playing RPGs.

memesmith ,

Some campaigns better than others...

One of the most listenable Actual Plays out there. Very much an unedited recording of a friendly session, you get all the sidechat, rules discussion, etc. that happens at your table (and so it can be a useful tool for seeing out an unfamiliar ruleset runs).

I'd doesn't have the "polish" of a 'cast like OneShot, but actually I find the "Chicago Impro company" professionalism of that crew very off putting.

Some campaigns are better than others, and as this used to be mostly the same GM and a pool of players, I put the difference down to some systems leading to more podcast-able actual plays than others. More recently however, the pool of players and GMs has widened and so more people will find something to their liking.

The absolute highlight has to be the very first, The Saga of the Inukai, an L5R 4ed campaign featuring a Crane Vassal clan.

The Eldemy D&D 5th campaign is pretty good too.

SGsince1975 ,

Great Show - Keep Up the Good Work

So funny - I have a 30min walk to work and listen there and back again and love every minute. Strangers on the street walk around me giving me a wide berth as I must look very strange to them as sunddely I laugh out aloud and walk with a grin so big I look like one of the Joker's victims. I have Bi-polar and the one thing that always helps when the darkness appears is your show. Keep up the good work - S.G (UK)

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