This is a bi-weekly program where I will be spotlighting different role-playing games, from the latest OGL product to classic games from 20 years ago! Each episode will spotlight one game. You can also expect interviews from up-and-coming game designers and publishers as well as answers to common problems for both GMs and players. Be sure to tune in for each episode so that you may be enlightened, entertained, and inspired. Your next campaign may be hidden right beneath your nose.
A teeny tiny turkey delay...
I'm not at the computer! Listen in for a special message. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm thankful for you and our wonderful hobby.
Episode V: Halloween Horror
Welcome to the Witching Hour! Be prepared to SCREAM in delight! We're back again with the newest edition, and this time, we get scary. Yes, this is the Halloween episode and all the scariest is out to play - including us! Hide under your sheets if you must, but listen closely, for this episode reviews the new World of Darkness, and we have a special tutorial for running a good and messy horror game. Grab your dice and prepare to scream. Here are the links for today's show: Intro: The Xen Show Order of the Stick (click on Comics to see it) News: Sword's Edge Publishing City of Heroes RPG Eden Studios Announcement of Keith Parkinson's passing Keith Parkinson's website RPG Now Review: White Wolf Publishing World of Darkness Download - Free! World of Darkness Homepage Witchcraft RPG Freebie: Chill Introductory Pack (PDF File) Buy Chill 2nd Edition Enjoy yourselves, folks. This holiday is one of the fun ones. Have a good time, but be safe. Have a good scare...
Episode IV: Dungeons & Dragons and Anime, Oh My!
Greetings, Gamers. After too many mishaps, we finally have Episode IV: A New Hope that I'll get this show uploaded in time. Today's show details the second Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God, the new anime RPG OVA: Open Versatile Anime, and a nice little tip on something to add to your campaigns. Here are the links for today's show: Politically Incorrect Games Wise Turtle Publishing Next episode will feature a tip for you players, so keep coming back. Character Example for OVA: Daniel Flores/Summer Dryad Abilities: Acrobatics +5 Beautiful +1 Charisma +1 Hobby (Dancing) +2 Hobby (Flower Arrangement) +1 Hobby (Female Impersonation) +2 Lucky +1 Martial Arts (Tai Chi) +2 Passion (Fashion) +2 Special Ability (Tree Empathy) +1 Vitality +2 Quick +1 Transformation (Summer Dryad) +3 -Power Move +3 --Leaf Sting (Extra Damage [+5], Ranged [+5], Empty Hands [-5], Endurance: 15) --Sap Entrap (Entangle [+10], Ranged [+15], Decreased Damage -3 [-15], Requirement [must be on natural ground] [-5], Endurance: 15 -Quick +2 -Armor (bark) +2 -Special Ability (Confidence, counteracts the Shy weakness) +2 -Bizarre Appearance (leaf tattoos on forehead, wrists and ankles) -1 -Soft Spot (likes the heroic form, has trouble parting with it) -2 Weaknesses: Ageism (under 18) -1 Code of Conduct -1 Compulsion (shop for women's clothes) -2 Obsession (being a woman) -3 Secret (heroic identity) -2 Secret (transgender) -3 Sensitive (gender amiguity) -1 Servitude (Fairy Queen Lurline) -2 Shy -1 Special Weakness (Effeminate) -2 Crybaby -1 Obsession (Trees) -1 Love Interest (crush) -1 Health: 40 Endurance: 60 Daniel Flores is one of four people chosen to defend the natural world. Fairy Queen Lurline chose him for his closeness to trees. He's a student at Maxfield High School, although he's not very popular due ot his effeminate nature. He's involved in the school's martial arts club, practicing the arts of Tai Chi. Daniel is very talented in many things art; however, all those arts seem more geared towards girls than boys. He's always identified with girls more than boys, and has wished from a young age that he could be a girl himself. As Summer Dryad, Daniel is a very beautiful young lady, wrapped in brown gauze and is slender and well-toned. She is everything Daniel has dreamed of being, reveling in being a hero, especially a female one. She is agile and quick and tuned in to the trees and animals around her. However, it's becoming harder to transforms back to Daniel. Someday, she may not... Music in this episode: "Lunar Clipper's Theme" by Fumitaka Anzai
Episode III: Kevin & Kell Part 2
Here is the character I wrote up for the Kevin & Kell RPG: Bob Sakamori Species: Fox Height: 5'8" Weight: 130 pounds Fur: Red with white stripes, black hands and feet Occupation: Entrpreneur Attributes: STR 4 REF 5 HLT 3 INT 3 WIL 4 PRE 5 Derived Attributes: DEF 15 INI 4 DAM 4 MOV 6 Traits & Defects: -Divine Relationship (Bob constantly tithes his money) -Food Chain Leveling +4 (Small Game Predator) -Global Contacts -Natural Weapons (Claws and Bite) -Wealthy Lvl 4 -Domestication -Famous, International (His books have sold everywhere) -Recurring Nightmare ("If I'm not up to my eyes in debt, I can't sleep at night" - only when his assets have been lost) -Significant Other (His wife Mika, a toy poodle and a real doll) Skills: -Business +5 -Economics +3 -Trading +3 -Professional (Entrepreneur) +3 -Hunting +2 -Throwing +2 -Area Knowledge (Hawaii) +2 -Awareness +2 (Business Opportunities +4) -Language (Native) +2 -Mace/Club +2 -Society (Corporate) +2 -Sport (Surfing) +3 -Sailing +3 -Philosophy +2 -Intuition +1 Bob Sakamori has only recently settled in Domain. Although he likes his childhood home of Hawaii, he feels a special something for Domain, and knows he can continue with his businesses here. He had too fathers, his real father, who was poor, and his rich father, who was the father of his best friend. He leanred a lot from both dads, but decided to follow the path of the rich one. He took those lessons to heart, and eventually was able to start his own businesses. Originally, he thought about starting a velcro and nylon business, but something about pay-as-you-go legal business caught his attention. It was an affiliate program, and he dove head first into it. He was a tremendous success at it, and eventually got into real estate and the stock market. Currently, he resides in Domain and writes his books, like the best-selling "Rich Father, Poor Father" and markets his best-selling game "Moneyflow." He and his wife Mika have made many friends and are loving their life together.
Episode III: Kevin & Kell Part 1
Greetings, all ye dice hounds. Here is the podcast for his week. We got past all the problems and conquered them. After much dice rolling, we finally whittled them down and took the last hit point off. Enjoy! Links News Politically Incorrect Games Shadowrun 4th Edition Interviews Kevin and Kell Webcomic Comstar Games The Wotch Venus Envy
Bargain Bin Part I
Howdy, all, Today's show has a lot of happenings. I'm amazed I was able to put so much into one half hour. Dueto current events, the news dominates a lot of the podcast, but make no mistake, we have your RPG content. In fact, we have not one but two games up for review. This episode features: State of the gaming industry, featuring commentary by Dave Arneson News on charity works by many game companies - Hurricane Katrina has brought out the best in our publishers Two games from the past - one fantasy and one superhero - that still have the magic to enhance your gaming sessions Tips on utilizing these games at your gaming table Mike get opinionated Fire up your MP3 players and feed catchers. Remember, I welcome questions, comments and suggestions, left either here or at Mike@RPGShowcase.com. Also, if you want to be notified on when this page updated, just fill out the subscription box on the right. -=================================================- NEWS -=================================================- Here are the links from this episodes news segment: The Dragon Compendium vol 1: Paizo Publishing Dave Arneson State of the Industry: Mythic Entertainment Other notable mention: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Technologies How to Save the Comics Industry: Fanzing Charity: Dustin Clingman: firstname.lastname@example.org e-Sprawl Networks/Black Powder Games Seraphim Guard LLC Adamant Entertainment Sword's Edge Publishing Inner Circle Games Hasbro Privateer Press Jeff Grubb That's it for episode two. Join us in two weeks for Kevin and Kell, and more from the inside of the games industry. Remember to give generously to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Your gift will reward you in more ways than you know. Take care.