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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.

    HORUS01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Eye of Horus, Temples and Tombs

    HORUS01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Eye of Horus, Temples and Tombs

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    Campaign: Eye of Horus|



    System: Temples and Tombs |



    GM: Christopher Grey|



    Players: Blythe, Emily, Joe, Eli  |



     



    Info: The Empire is collapsing, and it has been for a while. The recent murders of the Emperor and his family are more of a symptom than a cause. A band of adventurers step up to hunt down the murderers and bring them to justice, but this is a conspiracy more vast than anyone could imagine, and the world is a distracting place. 



     



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    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, Temples and Tombs, fantasy, 

    • 2 hrs 39 min
    THEDROP08 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, The Drop, Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller

    THEDROP08 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, The Drop, Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller

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    Campaign: The Drop |



    System: Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller 2 |



    GM: Jason |



    Players: Nick, Michelle, Clara, Joey |



    Info: this is a short summary of the campaign (not individual sessions) | 



     



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    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Traveller, Mongoose Traveller, The Drop, science fiction



     

    • 2 hrs 52 min
    THEDROP07 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, The Drop, Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Traveller

    THEDROP07 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, The Drop, Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Traveller

    thedrop07



    Campaign: The Drop |



    System: Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller 2 |



    GM: Jason |



    Players: Nick, Michelle, Clara, Joey |



    Info: this is a short summary of the campaign (not individual sessions) | 



     



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



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Traveller, Mongoose Traveller, The Drop, science fiction

    • 2 hrs 53 min
    SLOUCHING04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Slouching Towards Eldemy, GURPS 4th (Yeah)

    SLOUCHING04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Slouching Towards Eldemy, GURPS 4th (Yeah)

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    Campaign: Slouching Towards Eldemy|



    System: GURPS (Yeah!) |



    GM: Stu |



    Players: Stork, Kris, Jay, Jose  |



     



    Info: The Empire is collapsing, and it has been for a while. The recent murders of the Emperor and his family are more of a symptom than a cause. A band of adventurers step up to hunt down the murderers and bring them to justice, but this is a conspiracy more vast than anyone could imagine, and the world is a distracting place. 



     



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



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, GURPS, fantasy, Eldemy, Mandeight



     

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    THEDROP06 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, The Drop, Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller 2

    THEDROP06 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, The Drop, Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller 2

    thedrop06



    Campaign: The Drop |



    System: Almost, But Not Quite, Entirely Unlike Mongoose Traveller 2 |



    GM: Jason |



    Players: Nick, Michelle, Clara, Joey |



    Info: this is a short summary of the campaign (not individual sessions) | 



     



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



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Traveller, Mongoose Traveller, The Drop, science fiction

    • 3 hrs
    HORUS00 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Eye of Horus, Temples and Tombs

    HORUS00 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Eye of Horus, Temples and Tombs

    Campaign: Eye of Horus|



    System: Temples and Tombs |



    GM: Christopher Grey|



    Players: Blythe, Emily, Joe, Eli  |



     



    Info: The Empire is collapsing, and it has been for a while. The recent murders of the Emperor and his family are more of a symptom than a cause. A band of adventurers step up to hunt down the murderers and bring them to justice, but this is a conspiracy more vast than anyone could imagine, and the world is a distracting place. 



     



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



     



    Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, hjrpg, ttrpg, Temples and Tombs, fantasy, 



     

    • 2 hrs 1 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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