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3. 2. 1. This is Bebop Tabletop: The podcast that’s turning each episode of Cowboy Bebop into a new tabletop RPG. Think Dungeons and Dragons with space cowboys!

Each week, join Lijo John and Andrew Wu, as they remix the characters, music, and themes of the beloved anime classic into a game you can play.

Let’s Jam!

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Bebop Tabletop: Designing a Cowboy Bebop RPG Lijo John and Andrew Wu

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3. 2. 1. This is Bebop Tabletop: The podcast that’s turning each episode of Cowboy Bebop into a new tabletop RPG. Think Dungeons and Dragons with space cowboys!

Each week, join Lijo John and Andrew Wu, as they remix the characters, music, and themes of the beloved anime classic into a game you can play.

Let’s Jam!

Cover art by @ecokitti

Follow us on Twitter for Cowboy Bebop and RPG news, announcements, and more @BebopTabletop

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    Cowboy Funk - Gettin' Quibi Wit It ft. The Bebop Beat

    Cowboy Funk - Gettin' Quibi Wit It ft. The Bebop Beat

    This week, we hang out with Bebop's Elite, https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/ (The Bebop Beat), to shoot the sheet about Cowboy Funk, the Queen of England, and bounty hunting as the crew of the DragonPop.
    Thanks again to Jamie and Lauren for playing our game!
    Mentions this week:
    TV-Y7 FV - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Parental_Guidelines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Parental_Guidelines)
    Cowboy Andy is Batman
    Backstreet's Back, alright - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_(Backstreet_Boys_album) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_(Backstreet_Boys_album))
    Star Trek Captain Catchphrases - https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/ranking-star-trek-captain-catchphrases/ (https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/ranking-star-trek-captain-catchphrases/)

    Our Bebop Beat Must Listen Episodes:
    Covering Cowboy Funk - https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/episodes/cowboy-funk (https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/episodes/cowboy-funk)
    An Interview with Andre Nemec - https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/episodes/supernova-symphony (https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/episodes/supernova-symphony)
    With Familiar Guests! - https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/episodes/venus-pop (https://thebebopbeat.simplecast.com/episodes/venus-pop)

    Find more from Jamie at Anime Chicago - https://animechicago.com/ (https://animechicago.com/)
    Hear Lauren's original re-watch/analysis podcast at She-Ra: Progressive of Power - https://shera-progressive-of-power.simplecast.com/ (https://shera-progressive-of-power.simplecast.com/)
    The Bebop Beat on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BebopBeat (https://twitter.com/BebopBeat)
    Would you be interested in a deluxe art version of our rulebook? Let us know! Maybe in a https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bebop-tabletop-designing-a-cow-2060434 (podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bebop-tabletop-designing-a-cowboy-bebop-rpg/id1590847013 (review) why not?


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Boogie Woogie Feng Shui - The Newbie Bounty Hunters

    Boogie Woogie Feng Shui - The Newbie Bounty Hunters

    This week we follow the three Qis in Boogie Woogie Feng Shui.
    We discuss the heavenly anime known as Cowboy Bebop, we dive into earthly game mechanics of Bebop Tabletop, and we hear our magnetic new-to-tabletop friends in our latest playtest!
    Special thanks to Patty, Steph, Kizer, and Ariel for play-testing this week's game!
    This week we introduce Three (3) New Mechanics:
    - Injuries
    - Distance
    - Last Gasp Gambits
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    • 47 min
    Pierrot Le Fou - Encounter at Space Land

    Pierrot Le Fou - Encounter at Space Land

    This week, we talk about mad space clowns and jump into our second playtest featuring the familiar faces of Matt and Travis (and also Colin)!
    Stick around for our immediate playtest thoughts and what we think we should fix next!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Batman the Animated Series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrmUk2YUm14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrmUk2YUm14)
    Unearthed Arcana - https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana (https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana)
    "He hates these cans" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcwz8-EfFYE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcwz8-EfFYE)
    Nextel Chirp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEkwbhH3XMY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEkwbhH3XMY)
    Jackbox Trivia Murder Party - https://www.jackboxgames.com/trivia-murder-party-two/ (https://www.jackboxgames.com/trivia-murder-party-two/)
    "Hey Kid, Catch" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITDFgsRIryg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITDFgsRIryg)

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Wild Horses - The First Playtest

    Wild Horses - The First Playtest

    This week we welcome back Meg and Jack and introduce Joe from our regular Dungeons and Dragons table as they take on our first playtest based on Wild Horses!
    Let's consider this the first Bebop Tabletop Actual Play!
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Space Shuttle Columbia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia)
    Babe Ruth - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth)
    More Dungeons and Dragons with Meg, Jack, and Joe on our twitch channel - https://twitch.tv/wufiregotpower (https://twitch.tv/wufiregotpower)
    Got a better scheduling app? - https://whenisgood.net/ (https://whenisgood.net/)
    Moon Shot by Paul Dean (https://twitter.com/paullicino (@paullicino)) - https://www.patreon.com/posts/rpg-and-update-38075939 (https://www.patreon.com/posts/rpg-and-update-38075939)

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Virtuoso Session - Talking Art with Travis Overstreet

    Virtuoso Session - Talking Art with Travis Overstreet

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    This week, we start talking 'bout art, but like a good jazz solo, we follow the flow! We hope you enjoy our conversation with Artist Travis Overstreet (https://overstreetart.com/ (https://overstreetart.com/))
    Would you be interested in a deluxe art version of our rulebook? Let us know! Maybe in a https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bebop-tabletop-designing-a-cow-2060434 (podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bebop-tabletop-designing-a-cowboy-bebop-rpg/id1590847013 (review) why not?


    Lijo's Shows
    Arcane
    Haikyuu!!

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Lijo the Anime Apologist
    Mœbius - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud)
    The history of https://toonami.fandom.com/wiki/Cowboy_Bebop#Toonami_Broadcast_History (Adult Swim)
    "All kids out of the pool" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9CnXYQMTUw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9CnXYQMTUw)
    "My entire problem with anime is chins"
    Official Bebop RPG - https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/cowboy-bebop-the-roleplaying-game/news/cowboy-bebop-rpg-announcement (https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/cowboy-bebop-the-roleplaying-game/news/cowboy-bebop-rpg-announcement)
    Season 2 of Bebop Tabletop?
    HP as luck - https://twitter.com/GameAnim/status/1016055557977882624 (https://twitter.com/GameAnim/status/1016055557977882624)
    Our itch.io page - https://beboptabletop.itch.io/
    Space Bounty Blues - A GM-less RPG - https://nerdypapergames.itch.io/sbb (https://nerdypapergames.itch.io/sbb)
    Ma Beagle - https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Ma_Beagle (https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Ma_Beagle)
    Pocket Sand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpUq__iQqw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpUq__iQqw)
    A Promise to always read player backstories



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Speak Like a Child - Building Faye Valentine

    Speak Like a Child - Building Faye Valentine

    This week, Lijo and Wu speak like children and leave a message for their future selves.
    Also in this session, they build a playable Faye Valentine character using the brand new skills list.
    It's a good thing that in space no one can see you cry.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Improv's "https://www.vulture.com/2012/11/improvs-babel-defining-the-game-of-the-scene.html (Game of the Scene)"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz3ZOoYSMuw (Did I do that?)
    The power of friendship!

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    "The Hero of Waterdeep" - Lyrics by Andrew Wu, Music and Performance by Jack and Meg
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    • 52 min

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