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From old-school games, to new narrative systems, from the sublime to the ridiculous, we've got Actual Play RPGs for every taste. Our APs are unedited, but have some of the best role-players and GMs you will ever see (or hear!) in action. If you are looking for shows that make you feel like you are sitting at the table with friends, look no further!

Happy Jacks RPG Actual Plays Happy Jacks RPG Network

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    • 4.9 • 111 Ratings

From old-school games, to new narrative systems, from the sublime to the ridiculous, we've got Actual Play RPGs for every taste. Our APs are unedited, but have some of the best role-players and GMs you will ever see (or hear!) in action. If you are looking for shows that make you feel like you are sitting at the table with friends, look no further!

    HEX03 Into the Soda Machine | Hexbreakers | Kids on Brooms

    HEX03 Into the Soda Machine | Hexbreakers | Kids on Brooms

    A misfit group of young magic users comes of age at Inkwood, an unconventional wizarding school, famous for accepting everyone and bucking old-world traditions in stark contrast to its infamous rival, The British School.







    GM: Emily (@emilyvdw)Adam (@hoobuk)Riley (@rileyjsilverman)Jay (@jayafrica)Kimi (@GoldenLassoGirl)







    ◇ Kids on Brooms is a wizarding school fantasy game by Hunter's Entertainment that uses the Kids on Bikes system.







    ◇ Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/hexbreakers for a full list of this campaign’s sessions as videos or podcasts.







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcast feeds! We have a weekly tabletop RPG talk show based on topics sent in from fans around the world, and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 2 hr 43 min
    CAST01 Side-on Charm | The Castoffs | Quest RPG

    CAST01 Side-on Charm | The Castoffs | Quest RPG

    The Castoffs are the crew of the Salamander, a three-masted tall ship sailing the seas of adventure in search of family, friendship, and funding! Our homemade fantasy world is created as we go, and nobody knows where we'll wind up.







    GM: Jason (@itsProbablyOk)Courtney (@TheAnimeGoddess)Joe (@JoeLovesStories)Nick (@Sungrowler)Pooja (@LAdesigirl)







    ◇ The Quest RPG is a rules-light fantasy rpg by The Adventure Guild.







    ◇ Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/castoffs for a full list of this campaign’s sessions as videos or podcasts.







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcast feeds! We have a weekly tabletop RPG talk show based on topics sent in from fans around the world, and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 3 hr
    HEX02 Unicorn Tears | Hexbreakers | Kids on Brooms

    HEX02 Unicorn Tears | Hexbreakers | Kids on Brooms

    A misfit group of young magic users comes of age at Inkwood, an unconventional wizarding school, famous for accepting everyone and bucking old-world traditions in stark contrast to its infamous rival, The British School.







    GM: Emily (@emilyvdw)Adam (@hoobuk)Riley (@rileyjsilverman)Jay (@jayafrica)Kimi (@GoldenLassoGirl)







    ◇ Kids on Brooms is a wizarding school fantasy game by Hunter's Entertainment that uses the Kids on Bikes system.







    ◇ Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/hexbreakers for a full list of this campaign’s sessions as videos or podcasts.







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcast feeds! We have a weekly tabletop RPG talk show based on topics sent in from fans around the world, and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 2 hr 25 min
    CAST00 Character Creation | The Castoffs | Quest RPG

    CAST00 Character Creation | The Castoffs | Quest RPG

    The Castoffs are the crew of the Salamander, a three-masted tall ship sailing the seas of adventure in search of family, friendship, and funding! Our homemade fantasy world is created as we go, and nobody knows where we'll wind up.







    GM: Jason (@itsProbablyOk)Courtney (@TheAnimeGoddess)Joe (@JoeLovesStories)Nick (@Sungrowler)Pooja (@LAdesigirl)







    ◇ The Quest RPG is a rules-light fantasy rpg by The Adventure Guild.







    ◇ Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/castoffs for a full list of this campaign’s sessions as videos or podcasts.







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcast feeds! We have a weekly tabletop RPG talk show based on topics sent in from fans around the world, and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 3 hr 3 min
    HJRP S30E15 | Player Harmony, more on Improv Exercises, and using Obsidian Portal

    HJRP S30E15 | Player Harmony, more on Improv Exercises, and using Obsidian Portal

    ◇ Summary: How to achieve player harmony in a mismatched gaming group, a success story about using improv games at the table, and getting players to participate outside of game time in things like Obsidian Portal | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), and Stork ◇







    0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary |2:48 - Announcements: JackerCon Success |4:50 - Ken in Ontario asks about getting a group of very different players to find harmony |29:13 - Aaron of Portland shares his experience with Improv exercises at his gaming table |45:48 - Weaselcreature in California brings up Obsidian Portal and getting players to participate in stuff outside of game time |1:05:56 - Episode Closing |1:07:38 - Song: "The Baltimore Fire" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (Netbusker.net)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    LC10 Carnal Parade | London Calling | Vaesen Actual Play

    LC10 Carnal Parade | London Calling | Vaesen Actual Play

    In the 1920s, our heroes must solve mysteries surrounding supernatural creatures to keep the people of London safe, even as the world marches on toward the modern age. 







    GM: CADAVE (@casithlord)Clara (@clearly_golden)Kurt (@kurtpotts)Mitch (@mitchsbustillos)Samantha (@Redpandroid)







    ◇ Vaesen is a folklore horror game by Free League Publishing that uses an adapted version of the Year Zero Engine.







    ◇ Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/londoncalling for a full list of this campaign’s sessions as videos or podcasts.







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcast feeds! We have a weekly tabletop RPG talk show based on topics sent in from fans around the world, and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 3 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

this name is tak3n ,

I’m SOoo glad the glittering night game is back

I’ve missed it and enjoy it as much as in the times or yore

WhyAreAllTheNamesAlwaysTaken ,

Happy Jacks actual plays are great!

If you are looking for a terrific listen in the “radio drama” tradition you’ve found it. I listen to them while I work and they are tremendously entertaining tales. The players and GM all do a wonderful job of unfolding their cooperative narrative experience!

JD Griz ,

Long form AP campaigns

How many times will Jason make players cry? How does Stu make me not hate vampire? How will Sam make it weird? At the end of the day this is one of my favorite groups to listen to. I actually removed critical role from my playlist because I liked these guys more. They touch a huge variety of games and allow a huge spectrum of players from all walks to sit and play games together. These people are one of the few things I like in Southern California...

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