Scum and Villainy: The Oddballs – Episode 5
Jan 16, 2020 2:16:14
Laser Chainsaw, a notorious criminal, is gunning for the Oddballs! It turns out that the Oddballs have inadvertently framed him for their many space crimes, so he has come to seek vengeance on them. Outwitting the deadly (and aptly named) criminal will take all their cunning and a bit of luck.
Alien RPG: Chariot of the Gods – Part 2
Jan 11, 2020 2:36:40
The stranded crew of the Montero struggles to survive against deadly aliens and other threats. Repairing the Chronus and dealing with its possibly infected crew poses its own challenges. As people begin to disappear in the corridors of the ship, the desperate few remaining will try anything but the secrets they hold may doom them.
Tom as Davis
Aaron as Miller
David as Wilson
Greg as Cham
Ross as the GM
Background music from Tabletop Audio. Please let us know in the comments if you want more music in future games!
Scum and Villainy: The Oddballs – Episode 4
Jan 3, 2020 2:34:50
The Oddballs need to retrieve an artifact from a dangerous cult of mutants. After finding the cult's lair, they'll need to navigate a dark underground maze without lights because the mutants don't need light. Simple enough right? Too bad their other enemies are starting to catch up with the Oddballs...
Alien RPG: Chariot of the Gods – Part 1
Dec 28, 2019 2:36:55
The job was routine, the money fair. Then the damn company diverted a crew to answer a distress call from a ship that disappeared almost 80 years ago—a derelict carrying something bizarre, twisted, and alien. What the ship’s frozen crew brought back with them was bad enough—what they themselves were turning into was a bloody nightmare...
Tom as Davis
Aaron as Miller
David as Wilson
Greg as Cham
Shaun as Rye
Ross as the GM
Background music from Tabletop Audio. Please let us know in the comments if you want more music in future games!
Scum and Villainy: The Oddballs – Episode 3
Dec 21, 2019 1:59:37
The Oddballs are working for robots! The Conclave, a secretive faction of free-willed robots, wants their help on a factory planet. The Oddballs will have to infiltrate past tight security to accomplish their goal, but surely they can pull it off without blowing things up. Or not!
Slasher Flick: Ghost Puncher
Dec 12, 2019 2:13:42
A TV producer believes that audiences will love to see MMA fighters and Extreme Athletes hunt ghosts and attempt to punch them! The pilot episode will be filmed at the third most haunted mansion in Wisconsin, the site of many ghost sightings and many mysterious deaths. Will this night result in more deaths?
Scum and Villainy: The Oddballs – Episode 2
Dec 8, 2019 2:17:51
The Oddballs are hired to steal an artifact from a dangerous cult. Fortunately the cult is looking for a crew to transport the artifact to one of their allies. So the Oddballs need to gain the cult's trust and take their job before they can accomplish their real mission. Just another day for the weirdest group of smugglers in the galaxy!
Mothership: The Haunting of Ypsilon 14
Nov 29, 2019 2:09:47
A squad of space marines is sent to a remote mining station on an asteroid to investigate the disappearance of a worker. When they arrive, the marines realize something else is on the station. Something inhuman. Something hungry. Find out who lives and who dies!
Bridget as First Lieutenant Claire Morin
Birk as Cpl Lawrence Saint
Maddy as Cpl Emma Cameron
Scum and Villainy: The Oddballs – Episode 1
Nov 21, 2019 2:33:15
A crew of smugglers, hustlers, mercenaries, and eccentrics need credits to survive. They specialize in the jobs other crews won't take because they're too weird. If you need a team to deal with strange alien artifacts, bloodthirsty cults, or unknowable mysteries, then you call The Oddballs.
Delta Green: The Dreamer Below
Nov 14, 2019 2:31:30
A man's body is found, partially cannibalized, near a homeless camp outside Chicago. The killer carved an occult sigil on the body, earning Delta Green's attention. Two agents are dispatched to find the killer and neutralize any potential vector.
Warhammer 40k: Wrath and Glory – The Anvil
Nov 8, 2019 2:55:51
The Pilgrims have made an unlikely ally. A clan of mutant Jokaero, gifted with the ability to speak and think like other species, is on the run from Chaos. Their ship is powerful but even it cannot stand against all of Chaos. They help other species in the hope that they can help them fight chaos. The Pilgrims must work with a variety of xenos species now and fight the most dangerous foes they've encountered yet...
Call of Cthulhu 7E: Harlem Hellfighters Never Die
Oct 31, 2019 3:11:58
Harlem, New York City, December 1920. Even as the bitter cold envelops the city, Harlem is heating up. A vibrant rent party turns deadly when monstrous attackers show up. In the aftermath, two veterans of World War 1, some of the Harlem Hellfighters, are blamed and arrested. Friends of the veterans try to help them by investigating the attackers, who appeared like undead German soldiers from the War. Something dark stalks the streets of Harlem and only a trio of heroes can stop them!
If you enjoyed this scenario, check out Harlem Unbound, a Cthulhu RPG and sourcebook for running adventures in this fascinating historical era.
Special thanks to Best Pal Brigade's Kyle and Kat for joining us for this scenario!
Warhammer 40k Wrath and Glory: The Pilgrims – Skagtoria
Oct 24, 2019 2:50:31
The Pilgrims, an odd group of warriors and rogues assembled for a secret mission, find themselves on Skagtoria, a remote Imperial planet. A small population of loyal citizens of the Imperium toil under the planet's surface, eking out a meager existence. The Pilgrims realize that something darker is afoot and must find out the hidden evil before it destroys them.
Doctor Witch Doctor Playtest Sessions 1
Oct 17, 2019 2:12:25
In a hospital of mystically inclined doctors, no disease is too obscure to cure. Patients with the most impossible conditions are healed every day. Two such cases challenge two groups of unique healers. Just another day in Doctor Witch Doctor!
These are two early playtests of Caleb's storytelling game about medical melodrama, supernatural nonsense, and deductive reasoning. Learn more about Doctor Witch Doctor at RPPR.
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 7
Oct 11, 2019 1:51:13
The hunt for the treasure is almost over. The Ska Band journeys upriver to the mystical heart of the Mississippi River to an island. There, they face the final obstacles to their goal, including enemies that have dogged them since the start of their quest. Can they prevail? Find out in the campaign finale of the Treasure Hunt!
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Ross as the GM
Lancer: The Siege of Vermeer
Oct 3, 2019 3:41:36
In the far future, humanity has scattered across the stars. The Union Diplomatic Corps is bravely exploring the cosmos to re-establish contact with far-flung worlds. By the time, the UDC reaches the world of Vermeer, it is already under siege by an unknown invasion force. Each UDC ship has a squad of mecha pilots, but four pilots are no match for an entire fleet. If they can hold out long enough though, they can help ensure backup arrives.
Caleb as the GM
Ross as callsign Suez
Aaron as callsign Sky
Tom as callsign Fib
Maddy as callsign Bone
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 6
Sep 26, 2019 3:21:56
The Ska Band cabal schemes to help a cinemancer gain three major charges, magick powerful enough to change reality. The Ska Band will take one charge if successful, a necessary component for their own quest. But they cannot use magick to complete the scheme, which involes getting people to fall in love, find a new purpose in life, and overcome their own darkest fears. It also involves Long Horse, a mysterious cryptid and harbinger of doom. Is this such a good idea?
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Ross as the GM
Long Horse created by Trevor Henderson.
Eclipse Phase: The Resurrectionist
Sep 20, 2019 3:32:55
No one expected to wake up in a graveyard ten years after the Fall mainly because there are no more graveyards. But when a group of forknapped individuals find themselves in one, they know something is deeply wrong. A twisted psychosurgeron known only as the Resurrectionist has press-ganged them into serving as pawns in its criminal schemes.
Jason B as Elezar
Renee as Cadence
Tom as Kurt Vogel
Aaron as Fargo
Ross as the GM
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 5
Sep 12, 2019 2:30:04
The Ska Band heads to New Harmony Indiana, where an odd movie production is underway. A wealthy and eccentric filmmaker is making a movie but seems to have a secret agenda. The cabal realizes that in order to summon the river boat they need, they must find out what the director is up to, which means joining the production.
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Ross as the GM
Delta Green: Black Bag Job
Sep 5, 2019 2:42:37
In 1970, a group of Delta Green veterans band together to steal documents from their own government. Delta Green has been shut down as an official agency, but to the veterans, the war goes on. They have resorted to using the weapons of the enemy, in the form of a hyperdimensional gate, but will it be enough?
Recorded at Gen Con 2019
Adam Scott Glancy - GM
Ross as Jim Kyle
Aaron as Mark Payne
Jason as Robert Elswit
Maddy as Mark Bridges
Arthur as Donald Meeker
Brownie as Lenoard Bastion
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 4
Aug 29, 2019 2:54:38
Alpha and Omega, O almighty God, the beginning of all things, without beginning, the ending without an end, hear today my prayers, O most holy one, neither repay me according my iniquity nor my sins, O Lord, my God, but according to your mercy, which is greater than all things visible and invisible...(The Ska Band frees the Piasa Bird, a terrestrial angel, thus angering the cult keeping it captive. Also, magical raw milk is involved)
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Ross as the GM
Free Spacer at Gen Con 2019
Aug 22, 2019 3:58:49
The galaxy is divided by a cold war and only skilled freelancers, known as Free Spacers, can keep civilization running by completing dangerous missions. One team has been assigned to help establish a new colony on a distant planet, although it's not entirely unoccupied. Find out what mysteries and threats lie on the surface of the planet in this special one shot run by the game's creator, Christoph Sapinsky! Learn more about the game on freespacer.com.
Ross as Captain No Scope 360
Maddy as Pilot Leaf
Birk as Doctor Mandi Ransen
Aaron as Mechanic Edward O'Shaughnessy
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 3
Aug 15, 2019 2:24:26
The Ska Band cabal needs to summon an angel to bless a divining rod. Fortunately they know of a nearby cult that specializes in summoning angels (located next to a giant cross). The cult leader is willing to help if only the cabal can help them locate a missing member of the congregation and the fortune in bitcoin they had on a USB drive...
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Ross as the GM
Delta Green: Operation OPAL ELK
Aug 8, 2019 2:32:38
Two Delta Green agents uncovered a criminal conspiracy with an unknown capacity for hypergeometry, demonstrating the capacity to bring dead men back to life. Before the agents could do anything about it, they were attacked and barely escaped with their lives. Now a new team of four agents has been assembled to take down the organization and destroy any hypergeometry vectors, without being killed, arrested, or identified.
This is a sequel to a Patreon game I ran and you can listen to that game on Youtube.
Cast: Caleb as Kelsey, a federal agent
Birk as Hugo, a special forces operator
Tom as Sherman, a special forces operator
Aaron as Virginia, a paramedic
Ross as the GM
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 2
Aug 1, 2019 2:34:02
After defeating an adversary, the High School Ska Band cabal wants to steal the dead man's occult loot. This entails breaking into his house, finding a mystical object of value, and dealing with any unnatural inhabitants inside. Eventually, the cabal ends up at the ruins of Ha Ha Tonka Castle on an important mission...
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Ross as the GM
Mothership: The Audit
Jul 25, 2019 3:03:43
The company needs a space station audited. Multiple irregularities and erratic reports from Caltech 65 worry the accountants and executives. There's a good chance the station's crew has gone rogue and may kill any auditors sent in. No sane spacer would take such a dangerous job. The company has rounded up a crew of the most desperate spacers they could find. They have one last chance to redeem themselves, if they can survive the audit.
Tom as Corporal James Quintil the marine
Caleb as Kay the android
Aaron as Dr. Francis Salinger the scientist
Jason A as Kyla Conner the teamster
Ross as the GM
Unknown Armies: The Treasure Hunt – Episode 1
Jul 18, 2019 2:17:09
According to rumor, Koya Amaru, a legendary pirate queen buried her treasure somewhere along the Mississippi River in 1718. Evidence of her actual existence is scant, but those in the occult underground know better. Every century since then, a new clue to the treasure's location has been revealed. It is now 2018 and a new clue has emerged. A cabal of adepts in Cairo Illinois, (who call themselves High School Ska Band) has decided to find Amaru's treasure. They must face other adepts vying for it, unnatural threats, and strange cults. The race is on!
Cast: Bill as Nate a Phonomancer (a new custom adept school)
David as Cici, a Vestomancer
Greg as Glenn, a Dpsomancer
and Caleb as Benjamin a Fulmimancer
Red Markets: Black Death at Origins 2019
Jul 11, 2019 3:18:42
In Medieval Europe, the Black Death has taken countless lives. Some of its victims have arisen as the restless undead, killing any who fall in their grasp. The survivors huddle together in walled fortresses and towns, trying to eke a living. Some of the hardier survivors take mercenary work, no matter how dangerous it is. One such team has agreed to retrieve a spice chest from an abandoned fortress. What price will they pay to complete their mission?
This game was run by Ethan Cordray of Technical Difficulties podcast, using his beta version of Red Markets Black Death, a medieval hack of Red Markets.
Cast: Ross, Birk, Adam T (from RPX), and Greg B.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 14
Jul 4, 2019 3:39:12
The Hunting Pack's journey is nearly over, but their work is not yet done. They still must deal with the undying being they created to monitor Nagalisitu while they were gone. Even if they survive dealing with her, can they survive the merger of worlds? The nation state of Nagalisitu will physically overtake a region of the main world. But even if they live through that, they must live with themselves. They have affected countless lives over many generations in both Nagalisitu and the main world. The civilization they have started is already nearly incomprehensible to them and they have alienated themselves from their homelands. Find out the ultimate destiny for each of the remaining pack members in the campaign finale!
Special thanks to Patsy McDowell for the art!
Unknown Armies: The God of Roadkill
Jun 27, 2019 2:50:55
A man is haunted by strange events, impossible to explain. He has been cursed by a mysterious scavenger who leads a pack of feral dogs. The friends investigate the scavenger. In their quest to save their friend, the group will uncover a secret beyond any they could have imagined...
This scenario was inspired by an image created by Trevor Henderson. Check out his website!
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 13
Jun 20, 2019 3:15:21
The Hunting Pack has come to terms with Nagalisitu society as it has evolved. Only one mission remains: to secure economic power for the nation. That means capturing wealth and experts in wealth management. Only the bankers of a fortified city state quality so the Pack is sent out, with a new company of soldiers. This will be their hardest battle yet and with untested warriors. Can they succeed?
Things from the Flood: The Traveler
Jun 13, 2019 2:10:34
Something weird is taking place in Boulder City. Reality itself seems to blur. Things, and even people, change without warning. When a lost kid is found, seemingly mute, a mystery begins to unravel. What or who is behind these strange happenings? A group of the child's friends look for answers, but what they find is beyond their imagining.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 12
Jun 6, 2019 3:01:26
The Hunting Pack has scattered across the land, each obsessed with their own missions. Some are at war with the world, while others try to find redemption. But the fate of Nagalisitu is no longer in their hands. The people have their own say in what happens next. Will the pack carry their weight?
Dungeons and Dragons 5E: The Sea Demon’s Gold
May 30, 2019 2:20:44
A group of three adventurers are on a storm-wracked ship, seeking the island of a long-forgotten, abandoned temple to the Sea Demon. An extinct people sacrificed wealth and their own criminals and rulers at the temple to quell the demon’s wrath. Untold treasure is said to just be lying there. Are the heroes bold or ruthless enough to claim it?
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 11
May 24, 2019 4:01:43
The Hunting Pack has split apart. While some members try to keep civilization running, others have turned against society or pursue their own goals. At this point though, the influence of the Hunting Pack has waned. Some citizens of Nagalisitu act in secret against the Pack. Who will this conflict fought in the shadows?
The Orpheus Protocol: Knock, Knock
May 16, 2019 3:20:40
News: The Orpheus Protocol is on Kickstarter now! Ross is writing material for it,as one of the stretch goals.Check it out today!
A team of agents has been assigned to investigate a series of strange incidents at a wealthy gated community. Someone is knocking on doors of certain residents late at night, but despite private security guards, surveillance cameras and other measures, the suspect remains unseen.There is more at work here than a mere series of pranks. What will the team uncover?
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 10
May 9, 2019 3:44:49
The Hunting Pack deals with a society growing beyond their comprehension and control. Tensions rise between the leaders. Can the Pack hold together? What course of action will they take in guiding Nagalisitu? When it is all done, perhaps they will be unable to live with themselves...
Delta Green: All My Sins Be Remembered
May 2, 2019 2:55:16
While excavating land around Catholic church near Norfolk, Virginia as part of a larger renovation, local construction workers have unearthed a strange burial site. Inside a hillside crypt nearly 200 yards from the church, workers found nearly 30 skeletal remains arranged in a circle along the walls of the crypt. Each skeleton was found to have had it's skull removed and placed in front of a central skeleton holding a long blade with spiral etching. Initial observations from friendlies on the site have determined that the blade may be a point of concern. Delta Green activates a cell to investigate the site and identify any potential vectors.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 9
Apr 25, 2019 2:24:16
The leaders of the Hunting Pack have decided that Nagalisitu needs warriors to strengthen its people and teach them in the art of war. They know that a penal legion could easily be recruited if someone could extract them from their current location. Rescuing besieged soldiers requires a bit of skulduggery, but if there's one thing the Hunting Pack is good at, it's underhanded schemes!
A Dirty World: The Weight of Her Shadow – Part 2
Apr 18, 2019 3:19:07
Having unearthed far more than they wished, the grandchildren of the fallen Shelby Matriarch take matters into their own hands to determine the accepted disposition of her assets . . . and the truth. Will they follow the letter of the law? Will they mete out their own justice? Or will they act for their own benefit in this confusing matter?
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 8
Apr 11, 2019 3:51:30
In order to prove that evil exists and the faith is necessary, the Hunting Pack is mounting an expedition to an unexplored region of Nagalisitu. Many have tried, but none have returned. Something dark and dangerous lurks in the wilderness and the Hunting Pack is determined to find and stop it, no matter the cost.
A Dirty World: The Weight of Her Shadow – Part 1
Apr 4, 2019 2:48:36
The less-than-beloved matriarch of the Shelby family has passed and her surviving children and grandchildren gather to attend her funeral and determine inheritance. Matters are confused, the will is in question, and new assets keep appearing. Join Ross, Tom, Aaron, Jason, and Renee as the grandchildren of Oma Shelby while they begin to uncover the terrible family secrets.
When You’re Here, You’re Family
Apr 1, 2019 42:14
Finally, after years of hardship, you have made it here; your home, the place where you will make your stand and raise your families as a community.Traditions will change over the generations, as the community tackles crisis after crisis. Pass the breadsticks, will you?
We played When You're Here, You're Family at the local Olive Garden.
Yes, this is a real game.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 7
Mar 28, 2019 3:06:24
The Hunting Pack has returned to Nagalisitu to introduce religion but society has changed quite a bit in the interim. How do you introduce faith to a society of philosophers? Debate is one option, but it will hard to convince a society full of skill orators. There are other ways, but dare the Pack use them?
Delta Green: BLACKSAT
Mar 21, 2019 2:22:33
NASA always has more people willing to risk death for glory than missions to fill. When a five astronaut team gets the call that they’ve been assigned a classified, military space shuttle mission, it is the chance of a lifetime. They are headed for space to repair a secret spy satellite code-named BLACKSAT.Two experts are assigned to travel with the astronauts to conduct the repairs, but they are clearly not qualified. This is only the start of this mission's problems.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 6
Mar 14, 2019 1:59:29
The Hunting Pack is summoned to explain Nagalisitu to the Queen of Newt, but they soon find that she is set on exploitation and conquest. Fortunately, the Stabbyeux, the personal guard of the princess (and defenders of love!) intervene, rescuing the party. Now the party must make the prophecy come true if they want to fulfill their mission.
Slasher Flick: Eyes on Breen
Mar 7, 2019 2:35:39
Agent Denim is on a mission to stop the SOVAD global economic forum (held in Las Vegas) before the evil bankers and politicians take over the world. One by one, the evil and corrupt members of society will face justice at the hands of Denim. But they have their own plan to stop him. Is the world doomed or will corruption win?
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 5
Feb 28, 2019 2:35:35
The Hunting Pack has to fulfill a lot of prophecies, which might cause the downfall of a kingdom! Dwenar's love, a princess who has gone to the nunnery, is willing to sacrifice anything for him. Will Dwenar reciprocate? More importantly, will he survive the fall after Scarl shoves him out the window? Why is Scarl doing that in the first place? I guess you'll have to listen to find out!
Eclipse Phase: The Coelacanth
Feb 21, 2019 3:09:26
An executive's identity is stolen (and murdered temporarily to assist in the identity theft). His fortune has been stolen, but he has enough assets left to hire a team of private investigators to recover his wealth and find the thief. Digging through the executive's enemy list, finding the real thief, and stopping them, will send the team through the dark underbelly of the largest city in the solar system.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 4
Feb 14, 2019 1:56:51
The Hunting Pack's quest to unite the tribes continues! Diplomacy must finish the job that war began but the mercenaries may not be up to the task. Persuading cannibal sorcerers to change their ways peacefully requires either the most talented negotiators in history or perhaps the invention of a new societal ritual. Blood yams, anyone?
Delta Green: The Book Club
Feb 7, 2019 2:52:51
A bank is robbed in Los Angeles but it seems to defy all logic. Safe deposit boxes were sawed open but the vault itself was not breached. The door remained closed the entire night. When FBI investigators start to examine the mystery, they find the victim and suspect were both members of an unusual book club.
This scenario was written as part of the 2018 Shotgun Scenario Contest. You can read the entry here.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 3
Jan 31, 2019 3:12:13
The Hunting Pack must unite the tribes of Nagalisitu if they wish to bring them the benefits of civilization and education. It will take a mixture of diplomacy, intrigue, and violence to win them over. Slaying some of the mighty leech cats may impress one of the tribes, but that's a big IF.
Warhammer 40k Wrath and Glory: Iota
Jan 24, 2019 3:11:37
A most unlikely group of adventurers finds themselves on a desperate mission to rescue an Eldar Farseer from a cult of Chaos. The cult has holed up in an abandoned space station in deep space, but they aren't alone. Other factions are stranded on the station and no one trusts each other...
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 2
Jan 17, 2019 2:08:57
The Hunting Pack has been charged with guiding a new civilization, but before they can help the people of Nagalisitu, they must survive the court of Daryl the Squinty-Eyed! The angry king has arrested several members of the Pack for dereliction of duty. In order to survive, they must win a court battle against an old nemesis. Can they survive a naked trial?
Delta Green: Amanuensis Dolls
Jan 10, 2019 2:26:25
Jack Knight, a failed horror writer, has been targeted for investigation. Recent communications with his agent and others indicate he may potentially be a threat or have access to information he should not have. A team of agents has been assigned to search his cabin and determine the source of his information. As the agents draw near, they have no idea what to expect inside. One thing is clear. This story is far from over.
If you enjoy this adventure, the full text is available on Bridget's Patreon.
Reign: Nagalisitu – Episode 1
Jan 3, 2019 3:02:52
Mysterious slavers attack the camp of the Hunting Pack, a small mercenary company. The leaders of the mercenaries chase after the slavers, trying to rescue their followers. The slavers ride unnatural monsters and wield strange weapons, which none of the mercenaries recognize. When the mercenaries tracks down the slavers, they find a strange portal in a cave in the middle of a swamp. A hidden world awaits the Hunting Pack and the chance to change history forever.
Check out the preview art for this campaign, which includes sketches of the player characters.
Art by Patsy McDowell.
Slasher Flick: Secret Santa…FROM HELL
Dec 25, 2018 2:56:34
A group of (mostly) horrible people find themselves at an isolated mansion on Christmas eve, with a strange older couple as their hosts. An innocent game of Secret Santa quickly turns dark, as the guests realize the couple is far more sinister than they could imagine. The gifting has begun.
(RPPR will resume on January 3, with the first episode of our next campaign, Reign: Nagalisitu!)
Forbidden Lands: Rose Shield Dungeon
Dec 20, 2018 2:54:18
After hundreds of years, the Blood Mist has mysteriously disappeared. All throughout the land, villages and settlements once isolated are now open to the rest of the world. A band of young adventurers has set out to explore the wilderness. Will they survive what they encounter?
Delta Green: The Hunters
Dec 14, 2018 2:45:36
A squad of Marines in the jungles of Vietnam encounter a power beyond their comprehension. It gives them a chance to defeat the enemy, but at what cost? As they struggle to understand their situation, they try to complete their mission.
Trail of Cthulhu: Double Dare
Dec 7, 2018 1:31:43
Bill Wessler is the biggest bully in high school. Just this week, Bill dared anyone brave enough to spend the entire night in the old Denford school on the edge of town. The old 2-story building is surrounded by a tangled meadow of chest-high weeds and brambles. The walls are covered in ivy, the windows boarded up. The front door is slightly open. Bill and his two friends stand far behind you at the edge of the meadow, the lights of their car on, playing loud music, drinking beers and laughing amongst themselves. “We’ll be watching!” he shouts. “No sneaking out unless you wanna be known as chicken!” Once you enter, you can’t leave until sunrise tomorrow morning. It is almost sunset on Halloween night...
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 8
Dec 2, 2018 2:03:08
Team Silverhawk must stop the villain behind the plan to wipe out Abundance 5 and that means finding and infiltrating his personal ship, the Bloody Baron. That's easier said than done, as the villain still has numerous minions, traps, and other defenses. But justice demands the crew of the Silverhawk stop the captain of the Bloody Baron in our campaign finale of Abundance 5!
Rememorex: The Rake
Nov 26, 2018 2:39:15
The Rake is an infamous urban legend about an evil creature that preys on innocent sleeping victims. After they wake up and see it hovering over them at night, their doom is assured. A pair of post-grad students find themselves embroiled in a research project to find out the truth behind the story. What they find is far more insidious than they could have imagined.
This scenario was run with the new 1980s horror RPG, Rememorex.
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 7
Nov 19, 2018 2:31:31
A villain has plotted to use an ancient artifact to gain control over a swarm of dangerous aliens. In order to do this, the villain has endangered the life of everyone on Abundance 5 and the crew of the Holiday will try to stop him, at any cost.
Red Markets: Papers, Please at Patrecon 2018
Nov 13, 2018 1:22:15
A group of Takers have been hired to secure printers and laminating machines from a DMV in an overrun mall. Along the way, they will have to fight casualties, a toll booth, and other Takers. I ran this game for a group of mostly new players at Patrecon 2018. Be sure to check out the following creators:
Bob, creator of the Demon of the Underground web comic
Josh, creator of Nefarious, a video game and web comic
Calli, host of the The Gaytheist Manifesto podcast
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 6
Nov 6, 2018 2:27:17
Team Silverhawk races to a distant planet to pursue a lead in their investigation. In order to proceed, they must infiltrate a popular game show that pits contestants in a deadly arena, fighting for supremacy. Can they survive and get the intel they need?
Delta Green: Sweep and Clear
Nov 1, 2018 2:22:59
YOU HAVE BEEN CORDIALLY INVITED TO A NIGHT AT THE OPERA. A dirty bomb has been planted in the training center. Stop them. Get them. You have a weapon and a purpose. the RAIN in SPAIN falls MAINLY in the PLAIN where mothers WEEP and sailors SLEEP by the WAVES of the SHORES of the LAKE of the LAKE of the LAKE of the LAKE of the LAKE of the LAKE of th-
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 5
Oct 28, 2018 2:23:17
The crew of the Holiday needs to research a strange alien artifact they have discovered. A scholar on a remote and dangerous jungle planet can help them, so they travel there in hopes of learning the machine's secrets. Unfortunately, a gang of mercenaries is hot on their trail.
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: The Space Between
Oct 22, 2018 3:07:06
In modern day Hollywood, a new movie, The Space Between, faces more troubles every day. The lead actress, Verity Harrow, has disappeared. The Church of Sunyata, a New Age religion, financed the movie, but its leaders have not been helpful in dealing with the crisis. Some of the cast and crew are now tasked with finding her, but they will uncover a dark secret beyond their imagining.
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 4
Oct 16, 2018 1:52:55
Team Silverhawk tracks down a group of miscreants on Abundance 5 by tracking cyber cows and investigating an abandoned resort, complete with malfunctioning robots. As they get closer to the truth, the dangers increase...
Threadbare: Off to See the Clockmaker
Oct 9, 2018 2:14:50
Once upon a time, there were humans who built toys and a great many other things. The humans are now gone, but the toys remain, now magically animated by some mysterious force. A trio of three toys has set off to see the Clockmaker, who is said to be able to repair any defect in any toy. It will be a long journey but the toys will risk everything to see the Clockmaker!
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 3
Oct 4, 2018 2:29:19
Team Holiday is off to the moon of Abundance 5 to investigate a missing expedition. A group of colonists found something on the moon and dug it up, but failed to check in. What could be lurking inside the moon? More importantly, what happened to the colonists?
Delta Green: Pulvis Et Umbra Sumus
Sep 28, 2018 2:54:13
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Delta Green has an unusual asset, a person who can provide vital information on any number of investigations. She is a volatile asset though, so keeping her...intact requires work on the part of Delta Green. But when she reports on a potentially cataclysmic threat, a cell of agents is dispatched to investigate a small community in Maine to find the threat. This scenario is taken from Fear's Sharp Little Needles.
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 2
Sep 23, 2018 2:35:26
Between squatters, odd critters, and a darker mystery, the lasers assigned to protecting Abundance 5 have their work cut out for them! Can they keep the peace while discovering the cause of all the trouble since the squatters showed up?
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The Devil John Moulton: The Resort
Sep 17, 2018 3:05:16
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Synopsis: Somewhere out there is your quarry. The one that you’ve been hunting across the vast desert of the American West. The one who showed you how to bind a demon to your soul. John Moulton. Murderer, bank robber, outlaw and demon summoning warlock. The man they call ‘The Devil John’. You’ve gathered together a posse. Each of your posse is also seeking the same sorcerous bandit that you are. Some of you are seeking vengeance. Some are seeking redemption. Some just want to collect the sizable bounty on Moulton’s head. Each says that they want Devil John dead. Some of them might even be telling the truth...
If you liked this episode, check out the game, available as a PDF.
Ashen Stars: Abundance – Episode 1
Sep 11, 2018 1:33:39
Abundance 5 is a remote planet, ill-equipped to deal with dangers. Its population of former resort employees who re-enact the Wild West, the rebels who hate the Wild West, and a commune of cultists who worship a galactic hero, can't deal with the numerous threats they face. Two teams of Lasers, professional troubleshooters and law enforcers, have been hired to protect them.
Delta Green: The Gorgon Incident
Sep 5, 2018 3:46:10
Several years after the raid on Innsmouth, a small group in the Office of Naval Intelligence is tasked with investigating the occult. P-Division has learned of a series of bizarre incidents at the Cabot Museum in Boston. Theft, suspicious deaths, and worse. A team of agents heads to Boston to learn the secrets of the artifacts stored at the museum and who is after them.
Thanks to Adam Scott Glancy for running this scenario for us at Gen Con 2018!
Tales from the Loop: Boulder City – Episode 5
Aug 29, 2018 2:57:33
Dawn Lynn's father is sick and needs help beyond what conventional medicine can offer. Agents of the KGB prowl Boulder City, looking for their target, a pair of teens with dark secrets. Find out how all of these intersect in our final episode of our Tales from the Loop mini campaign!
As Blossoms Fall
Aug 22, 2018 1:48:01
A pre-feudal Japanese oneshot about five people torn between the terrible weight of duty and the bonds of feeling between them: forced to choose what they will save, what they will give up, and what they will destroy.
This adventure was designed by Luke Jordan originally created for live play in a convention setting. The module features a custom resolution mechanic, with heavy emphasis on character-driven roleplay. The Actual Play was ran by RPPR’s “Most Innovative” GM, Bridget, at GenCon 2018, featuring veteran RPPR cast members and a few newcomers. Atmospheric and moody, this is RPPR at its best.
If you would like to run this scenario yourself, you can obtain it from Luke’s itch.io page for a reasonable price. If you want to see more high quality content from our “Most Innovative” GM, Bridget’s patreon can be found here.
Tales from the Loop: Boulder City – Episode 4
Aug 17, 2018 2:45:37
A mummy has been sighted near Lake Mead by several kids. The adults dismiss the rumor as mere childish imagination, but for a certain group of kids, they know that a mystery is afoot. Finding out the secret behind the bandaged wanderer will be fun, if nothing else!
Zweihander: Night of Blood at Gen Con 2018
Aug 12, 2018 3:21:14
A group of weary travelers are caught out in the rain. Stumbling through the darkness, they head to a nearby inn to wait out the storm. However, there they find corpses, strange things in the dark, and the oddest innkeeper they've ever met. Will they survive the Night of Blood?
If you enjoy this game, check out the Main Gauche Kickstarter, a new supplement for Zweihander!
Tales from the Loop: Boulder City – Episode 3
Aug 7, 2018 1:45:59
The new video rental store in town has all the coolest horror and sci-fi movies but some adults now want to shut it down. These adults are acting pretty weird anyway. The Boulder City kids soon discover there's more to this than just prudish parents and teachers!
Iron Edda Accelerated at Origins 2018
Aug 1, 2018 1:50:25
Ragnarok is here! The Dwarven Destroyers bear down on your holdfast. A cult dedicated to Loki foments deadly mischief within your walls. The local seer envisions young warriors throwing off clan ties, merging with the spirits of giants to save their holdfast. Fight, bleed, sacrifice, and save your people for as long as you can. The game's creator, Tracy Barnett, ran a one shot for Caleb, a few RPPR fans, and I at Origins 2018. Enjoy!
If you like the game, check out its Kickstarter.
Tales from the Loop: Boulder City – Episode 2
Jul 27, 2018 2:54:41
An artificial intelligence controlling a swarm of toy robots is trying to take over the world, starting with Boulder City! Only a group of heroic kids, aided by an equally good AI robot swarm, can stop it! In this episode, the kids make their final plans to stop the evil AI, no matter what it takes.
Delta Green: Dream-Away Camp
Jul 22, 2018 3:26:15
Grace & Glory Camp for Wayward Youth: Train Up Your Child has been operating in the North Idaho wilderness for almost twenty years. Promising to shape troubled teens into productive members of society, Grace & Glory has enjoyed scenic vistas, an abundance of fresh air, and very generous zoning regulations from the local township. However a particularly violent incident at the Old Quarry involving the camp's troubled teens and a camp counselor threatens to upset the natural balance.
Local law enforcement is called in to investigate, but the unnatural nature of the crime and reported Occult symbolism of Grace & Glory sees Delta Green staffing the investigative team with friendlies and a handler. What horrible secrets will they uncover? OPERATION: SHADOWS REST is a time-sensitive probe that may warrant the use of extreme and overwhelming force in the face of a deadly memetic hazard. Who, or what, is “Our King” mentioned in the yellow camp bibles?
Content warning: Dream-Away Camp contains explicit or implied scenes of violence that listeners may find disturbing.
If you would like to support RPPR's “Most Innovative” GM, Bridget's patreon can be found here.
Special thanks to Haiz Olaussen for creating the art for Dream-Away Camp. They can be found on Twitter as @bogmood and on Patreon here.
Tales from the Loop: Boulder City – Episode 1
Jul 17, 2018 1:38:18
The landscape was full of machines and scrap metal connected to the facility in one way or another. Always present on the horizon were the colossal cooling towers, with their green obstruction lights. If you put your ear to the ground, you could hear the heartbeat of the Loop – the purring of the Gravitron, the central piece of engineering magic that was the focus of the Loop’s experiments. The facility was the largest of its kind in the world, and it was said that its forces could bend space-time itself. In the town near the Loop, a group of kids find themselves embroiled in a mystery about a product launch of a new line of action toys.It seems the weirdness from the Loop is leaking out!
Hollow Earth Expedition: New Rome
Jul 12, 2018 5:13:57
A group of heroes, scholars, spies, and thrill seekers converge at a hangar to examine a wondrous drilling machine. When the group is attacked by a horde of masked gunmen, the group escapes in the machine, drilling down into the Hollow Earth. There, they find themselves in a strange city state ruled by intelligent apes and chimps, and where humans are the slaves. Can our heroes escape the arena and find a way back home?
Magical Fury: Dagashi – Episode 4 – Salt
Jul 6, 2018 2:04:22
The city is under complete lockdown as the Ground Self Defense Forces secure Tokyo, quarantining all women between the ages of 15 and 35. Shadow monsters have grown to impossible sizes, feeding off the chaos and despair of the panicked citizens. With only a handful of magical girls left, the last seal locking away “The Beast” is weakening. This is the moment the girls have been preparing for: one last chance to save the world, as they risk everything—friends, family, girlfriends—in a desperate shot at freedom.
Download a desktop wallpaper of all 4 magical girls on the RPPR Patreon!
uso_sketch "Arcade War"
sirkoto51 "Castle Music Loop1"
sirkoto51 "Creepy/Strange Music Loop"
syna-max "Anime Mecha"
Warhammer 40k: Wrath and Glory – Blessings Unheralded
Jul 1, 2018 2:08:27
In the grim and dark future, there is only war. After the Great Rift tore the Imperium in two, every solar system struggles against the crushing weight of humanity's enemies. Servants of the Imperium from disparate services are flung together as warbands, sent to complete the most dangerous missions. One warband travels to the world of Enoch in the Gilead system to retrieve a wounded comrade. However, a new threat looms over the planet. Can the warband discover the source of corruption and stop it?
Magical Fury: Dagashi – Episode 3 – Bitterness
Jun 26, 2018 2:15:35
Panic is slowly building in the city as the destruction surrounding the magical girls takes its toll. As battles that once were confined to time-stopped arenas spills out into the real world, our heroes can’t quite find a chance to breathe. Reeling from the disastrous consequences of pushing themselves to the limit, the magical girls struggle to hold together their mangled physical forms. Will the growing conflict bring the three women together, or become a wedge that drives them apart? Forget about stopping “The Beast” — will they even live long enough to see the start of the final battle?
sirkoto51 "Castle Music Loop1"
sirkoto51 "RPG Battle Loop 1"
sirkoto51 "Anime Encounter Loop 3"
sirkoto51 "Boss Battle Loop 1"
One Laptop per Child Soundlibrary "Arubawave1"
Monster of the Week: Cobra-Matic
Jun 21, 2018 2:51:34
A group of dedicated protectors has been hunting down a collection of cursed artifacts. The latest is a record player that summons monsters based on the music played in it. When an unlucky radio DJ tries it for a spin, it unleashes hell upon a small city. Can the team find the artifact before it's too late?
Magical Fury: Dagashi – Episode 2 – Hot
Jun 15, 2018 2:24:06
As they start to understand the sheer scale of the looming presence known as “The Beast,” the magical girls are starting to become more comfortable with their powers. Unfortunately, their battles demand all their time and energy, leaving almost no room for personal relationships. As friendships blossom into something deeper, family bonds are tested, and one magical girl makes an incredible sacrifice.
Sound effects added by Dario:
Slaking-97 "Fairytale Harp Chimes"
sirkoto51 "Anime Encounter Loop 1"
sirkoto51 "Castle Music Loop1"
sirkoto51 "Anime Encounter Loop 3"
sirkoto51 "RPG Battle Loop 1"
cylon8472 "Cthulhu Growl"
sirkoto51 "Boss Battle Loop 1"
zagi2 "Koto and Shamisen Loop"
Delta Green: Operation FOREST STOWAGE
Jun 11, 2018 2:27:36
A so-called 'biohacker' in Florida is conducting suspicious research in Florida. Delta Green has activated a team of agents to go undercover as potential financial investors in the biohacker's company. It was supposed to be a relatively safe mission, just a meeting or two, in a public office space. When the team awakens in a strange place they don't recognize, they know things have gone wrong.
Magical Fury: Dagashi – Episode 1 – Sweet
Jun 6, 2018 2:14:01
Welcome to the beginning of Bridget's Magical Fury campaign!
A group of women blow off steam at a regular meeting of their Gunpla club, when mysterious supernatural forces drag them into a centuries-old conflict. Armed with the power of magical girls, Sweet Valkyrie, Caramel Knight, Strawberry Rider and Marshmallow Caster fight for their lives against terrifying creatures that are not from this world. Can they uncover the source of this evil and drive back the threat? Or will they be consumed by the destructive force known only as “The Beast?”
Sound effects added by Dario. They are:
Slaking-97 "Fairytale Harp Chimes"
sirkoto51 "Anime Encounter Loop 3"
sirkoto51 "Castle Music Loop1"
Slasher Flick: Emperor of the North
Jun 1, 2018 2:08:26
In the grim dark Mega Depression, there are only trains and hobos who ride them. A murderous train conductor kills any hobo he finds on his train, but a motley crew of rail riders is determined to get to the end of the line. As they die one by one from Emperor Shack's hammers, chains, and other instruments of death, can one survive long enough to claim the crown?
Zweihander: A Rough Night at the Three Feathers
May 26, 2018 3:21:20
It’s been a long day’s travel, and the sun is just beginning to go down as you see an inn in the distance. As you draw closer, you see the sign of three feathers hanging outside, and notice that the place is unusually busy.
Inside, the inn is bustling. servants are hurrying to and fro, and the innkeeper is engrossed in conversation with a scribe who carries a visibly bulging purse. “Welcome,” he says at last, “I’m sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but as you can see, we have a distinguished guest tonight—the Gravin Maria-Ulrike von Liebewitz of Ambosstein, no less...I hardly know whether I’m coming or going with it all. Now, then—you want a room? What am I saying, of course you do. Ah, excuse me again, I’ll only be a moment.” You wait for another few minutes as he directs a train of servants to the Gravin’s rooms. “So sorry,” he says as he returns to you, “It really is mad this evening.”
This scenario was run by Noah of the Maple Syrup, Blood Money podcast.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 26
May 22, 2018 2:22:34
The members of the Gate 9 crew only sought out superpowers to protect themselves from the government. Now, it has become so much more than that. They have fought monsters, the police, alien invaders, cults, and other base raiders. Their old lives are in shambles and each has nearly died more than once. Peace, they will never know. But in this campaign finale, they have a chance to find peace, reclaim their lives, and no longer face a life of constant battle and strife. Is it worth the price? Find out what they choose and how the world changes! Thanks for listening and please, buy my book.
Eclipse Phase: The Manor (Redux)
May 15, 2018 2:59:40
A group of Firewall agents has been asked to investigate a hidden research facility deep in the Martian wastelands. What secrets lie buried beneath the soil? This is another run of the scenario I first ran for a different group of RPPR cast members. I thought it would be fun to explore how a different set of players would tackle the same story. If you like the idea, please let me know and we can record more alternate versions of the same adventure.
Delta Green: Bright Redoubt
May 9, 2018 3:53:51
A group of Delta Green agents have been dispatched to investigate a person who was flagged by an automated monitoring system. The target has an unusual medical history, one that apparently merits a look by the Program. Why has a brain scan worried the leadership of Delta Green? The answer lies in a remote cabin in the wilderness of Alaska.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 25
May 3, 2018 1:59:01
In order to finish their mission, the Gate 9 crew must take control of a base on the moon. Getting there won't the problem. They have a teleporter after all. But who knows who has been left on the moon and what they're up to?
Damn the Man, Save the Music!
Apr 28, 2018 1:19:13
Damn the Man, Save the Music! is a game about making a last-ditch effort to save something you love. Play a ragtag group of underachievers, overachievers, street philosophers, and lovestruck artists united by one cause: to rescue your local record store from the oppressive hand of The Man… and to keep the music playing.
This episode features music from the Noise Arch collection: intoczecated and Radiante. This is freely available music from the 80s and 90s, so feel free to download and listen to it.
Blue Planet: Natural Law
Apr 22, 2018 3:16:29
A prison transport ship malfunction and crash lands near a remote island. The only three survivors are two prisoners and a single marshal. After they find multiple corpses on the beach, ripped apart by an unknown being, they realize they must work together if any of them are going to escape. But first, they must learn the island's secrets, which may be more deadly than they could imagine.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 24
Apr 15, 2018 1:43:47
Demise, a powerful elder being, threatens the entire universe. A hero from another dimension has come to stop it and the Gate 9 crew is joining him for his battle against the entity. With the fate of the world at stake, can this unlikely group of heroes preserve?
Call of Cthulhu 7E: Reign of Terror – Part 2
Apr 10, 2018 2:22:27
It is five years later, during the Reign of Terror. The survivors of the raid on the Comte's mansion are thrown into a conspiracy, where spies and agents seek out those who would destabilize the new regime. Caught amongst the chaos and dangers of Paris, the way must be found to stop a nightmare that would plunge France and the rest of Europe into darkness.
Call of Cthulhu 7E: Reign of Terror – Part 1
Apr 4, 2018 3:33:26
A time of struggle, intrigue, and horror. A divided country, where the upper class enjoys the bounty of wealth, and the poor cannot afford a loaf of bread. Where the cries of anger and rage at life’s injustices find momentum, sparking the people to unite and cast away the old regime for a brighter and more hopeful tomorrow. Amid the stirrings of the revolution, sees a group of soldiers descend into the catacombs of Paris and brave the tribulations of courtly life, where debauchery and wickedness bring their own terrors.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 23
Mar 29, 2018 2:17:10
The Gate 9 crew returns to the Aral Sea to recover an alien weapon of mass destruction. Different factions control the region now, one seemingly themed after post-apocalyptic fashion trends, while another uses inspirational business advice as its basis. All use whatever means they can to give themselves superpowers. Retrieving the alien weapon without letting it fall into a faction's control will prove difficult.
Delta Green: Manhunt
Mar 23, 2018 2:45:59
A man arrested on burglary charges in a small town in Oregon escapes from jail after murdering a police officer. A group of Delta Green agents are already in town, investigating a string of disappearances that may be the work of a serial killer. The Group believes that they are connected and instruct the agents to join the manhunt for the missing fugitive. There is more at work here than the agents know.
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Spirit of 77: The Warriors 2 – Electric Boogaloo
Mar 19, 2018 3:03:16
After the death of Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in New York, every gang in the city has been uneasy. Many gangs have fought each other for inexplicable reasons. Rumors of a secret police unit nicknamed "Death Wish" abound. The new leader of the Riffs, Papa Arnold, asked the Warriors to investigate the rumors and put a stop to the fighting. The Warriors, being brawlers, not detectives, asked a group of unique troubleshooters to find the truth.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 22
Mar 11, 2018 2:21:31
The Gate 9 crew needs mystical artifacts as part of their mission to save the world from an ancient evil. Many powerful artifacts were kept in a vault hidden in a magical realm far from Earth. The heroes must travel to the vault, overcome its traps, and defeat the guardian within. Sometimes victory is achieved through cunning and not brute strength, a lesson the heroes may have to learn...
Delta Green: Avatar Wars
Mar 6, 2018 2:36:30
While on a green box reclamation mission in Santa Fe, auditors assigned by Delta Green find the contents of storage site ransacked. When attempting to contact the veteran agent in charge of the box, the auditing team discovered his corpse at his house in an advanced state of decay. Fearing the senior agent may have triggered a potential biological hazard, Delta Green has sent a team researchers to assess any potential threat to the pubic and contain or eliminate it.
The Sprawl: Black Hats and Pacts
Feb 28, 2018 2:37:30
A group of hackers are hired to digitally infiltrate a remote facility. It appears to be an abandoned military research lab, but it is populated by certain guardians, which have their own agendas. The hackers must choosing between allying and fighting the guardians if they want to succeed, but making a pact has its own risks.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 21
Feb 23, 2018 2:16:30
The Gate 9 crew heads to Hawaii to fight the cult of Logos. Specifically, they need to find the leader who knows the details of Logos' ascension ritual and get him to reveal it to them. That won't be easy. The cult has a compound built from a UFO, alien guards, high tech weapons, and more. But the Gate 9 team has a few tricks up their own sleeves..
Delta Green: Jungfrau
Feb 18, 2018 2:44:44
A group of mountain climbers are hired to guide some rich tourists up Jungfrau, a mountain in the Swiss Alps. Something dark has thawed in the mountains. When the team finds it, they will soon learn this is no mere adventure. It becomes a matter of life and death. Is escape even possible?
Shadowrun: Trust Me
Feb 12, 2018 2:14:05
A group of shadowrunners has been contacted by Clarabelle (aka Wolf Knight) on a juicy lead. A secret lab has been shut down for unknown reasons, seemingly abandoned. It's locked down but still full of valuable loot, like computer servers, and research data. Of course, something triggered that shutdown, but nothing that a team of shadowrunners can't handle. Trust me.
If you enjoy Bridget as a GM, check out her work on Patreon!
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 20
Feb 8, 2018 2:37:16
The Gate 9 crew must travel to an fantastical realm in another universe as part of a larger quest to save the world. They must contend with strange monsters, such as a mechanical dragon, and the spirits of the unquiet dead. Even once they reach their goal, will they be able to reach the heart of the labyrinth?
Delta Green: Venera
Feb 3, 2018 4:01:23
Agent Stanfield was tasked with finding the truth behind an artifact that has recently surfaced. He has since vanished. The artifact in question is what appears to be a part from one of Russia's Venera probes, the only probes to have landed on Venus. A team of agents has been brought in to find Stanfield and retrieve the artifacts. He was last seen in Russia, beyond the jurisdiction of the United States.
Synthicide: The Enslaved Heir
Jan 29, 2018 2:14:38
A pair of sharpers are hired to rescue the heir to a corporate fortune. The problem? He's been kidnapped and enslaved on a mining planet. Finding one man among countless damned souls may be impossible for some, but these two mercenaries live for the challenge. Find out what happens in our first game run in Synthicide, a new sci-fi RPG available now!
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 19
Jan 22, 2018 2:14:45
In order to fight the cult of Logos and the Crystal Children, the Gate 9 crew must secure a powerful occult artifact before either side seizes it. Doing so without outside help may be impossible, so who will the crew turn to?
Fate Core: The Demon of Tenjin Bridge
Jan 17, 2018 2:39:34
Two months after the incident in Osaka, the Inukai clan waits out the last days of winter. With enemies perched quite literally on their doorstep, Lord Inukai's retainers busy themselves with festival preparations; despite the celebrations, they can't help but look forward to the coming battles that will arrive in Spring. When the samurai receive a coded message, they must work together to confront an evil spawned from the consequences of their actions.
Delta Green: Under New Management
Jan 11, 2018 2:59:49
A call in the dead of night to go to an office park a two-hour drive away. It is an emergency. When the team assembles, a woman who smells of smoke and death, hastily tells them the job.
“We need you to pose as the new management team of the local office of McPherson Logistics Solutions, which as far as anyone knows, is an international shipping company. They were led by a group of hostiles. They’re gone now, thanks to us...There’s a basement. It is dangerous. It must be secured. We have a keycard that works for the front door. That’s all we can offer.”
This was my entry in the 2017 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario contest.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 18
Jan 6, 2018 1:51:08
The Gate 9 crew wants to capture the Biobuddy market! There's a rival gym in the Rocky Mountains though. So our heroes head to the Rockies to take it over. A giant rock monster has something to say about that though, possibly with giant rocky fists.
Feng Shui 2: Dim
Dec 31, 2017 3:21:21
Imagine the real world BUT there is also magic and fantastical creatures like elves, centaurs, and orcs. This did not change history or culture in the slightest. Like, aside from there being orcs and magic, everything is literally identical. The Alamo happened. Crazy, huh? Now there's a crystal ball, which is like an artillery strike, but it can also do useful things. Maybe not like grant a wish, but still it's pretty useful. However, only special people called Dims can use crystal balls. In this world, a crystal ball winds up in the wrong hands and everyone is after it. Guns are involved.
Shadowrun: Everybody’s Grudge
Dec 26, 2017 3:07:47
Merry Bridgetmas! Even during the holiday season, work never stops for the shadowrunners of Seattle. One crew is contacted to eliminate a target VIP at a certain building by a certain time. Of course, getting in a heavily guarded site requires skill, cunning, and good teamwork. This team is not quite as functional though, constantly bickering and arguing. What twists and turns await them and what is Santa carrying in that sack?
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 17
Dec 22, 2017 2:55:14
The Gate 9 crew is visiting the robot graveyard as part of their quest to save the world from a cosmic threat. It contains many pieces of high technology but a strange ecosystem has sprung around it. The heroes must navigate the various hazards, deal with the local inhabitants, and fight a powerful villain. All in a day's work for the Gate 9 crew!
Fate Core: Two Fangs of Winter
Dec 14, 2017 2:20:50
The year is Tenshō 10, in the Twelfth month. Six months ago the betrayer Akechi Mitsuhide attacked his master Oda Nobunaga at Honnō-ji, burning it to the ground along with the demon warlord. Snowfall covers the mainland, and a time that should be spent in contemplative seclusion is now spent in clandestine war meetings. Stillness and oppressive silence envelope the countryside, but whispers of secret treachery fill the halls of every daimyō. In Settsu province, Lord Inukai and his loyal retainers meet to discuss the coming war for the title of Shogun.
Delta Green: Operation RED WILLOW
Dec 9, 2017 2:17:01
NuSeed, a biotech firm with several Department of Defense contracts, asked for discreet aid with an urgent matter at their primary research facility. The facility is in a converted oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. A team of troubleshooters is quickly assembled to deal with the problem. Little do they know the matter is beyond their understanding.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 16
Dec 3, 2017 2:25:06
A being from beyond time and space now threatens a major city. Only the Gate 9 crew can stop the monster's hunt but to do so, they must confront it directly, trapped in the city. Faced between saving civilians and fighting the monster, the team has to split up to save the day. Can they succeed?
Orpheus Protocol: Fugue
Nov 27, 2017 4:06:12
A man, a self-proclaimed psychic, sleep walks onto the road, causing a car to crash. Inside the trunk is a man's body. The driver has no memory of the incident. As the sheriff tries to puzzle out the pieces, an agent of a secretive corporation arrives, following the trail of a missing person of interest. The psychic, sheriff, and agent all find themselves involved in the same mystery. It leads to a horrifying nightmare beyond their comprehension.
Special guest GM, Rob Stith from the Orpheus Protocol podcast visited us at RPPR to run a special one shot of his game. Enjoy and if you liked this episode, please check out the Orpheus Protocol.
Bedlam Hall: The Halloween Party
Nov 20, 2017 3:28:21
Bedlam Hall is a macabre role-playing game set in the Victorian age, where the players become the hapless servant staff of the Blackwood Family, tasked with maintaining a semblance of order within the House while vying for prestige and privilege among their fellow staff members. The Blackwood family celebrates Halloween, including setting up a fake village so the children may trick or treat. The staff must cater to all of the family's whims, regardless of the cost to themselves. Find out who may get fired or promoted in this special one shot.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 15
Nov 14, 2017 2:19:47
A secret war has begun in the shadows. Two cults, one led by the spirit Logos and the other by Haruspex, a powerful psychic, vie for domination. The Gate 9 crew does not trust either group, so they must find what they are doing and put a stop to it. They will need allies for this mission, so they must find them...
Urban Shadows: Wolpertinger
Nov 9, 2017 4:09:02
As Europe goes to war in the year 1916, New York City has become a hotbed of international intrigue, even among its supernatural residents. The major factions of the supernatural desperately want to remain unnoticed by the human majority, so when strange murders and disappearances begin to plague the humans, they send a team of three beings to solve the problem. When a mage, a ghost, and a werewolf begin to investigate, they find a greater threat than they ever could have imagined.
Shadowrun: A Spooky Scary Halloween Special
Nov 3, 2017 3:23:34
A group of shadowrunners have been hired to acquire rare and ancient Japanese artifacts currently stored in a museum in Seattle. It seems their original owner wants them back. The team is happy to oblige, only there's an additional twist: no blood must be shed during the heist. This may make the theft more challenging than any of the high tech or mystical defenses set in place. Or perhaps the artifacts themselves may be the final challenge. Ancient art in Japan is more than beautiful...it's positively haunted.
Delta Green: Somewhere Lane
Oct 30, 2017 2:43:29
A tourist has come to visit. It is very curious and loves to see new places and meet new people. It hates to travel alone though. Won't you be a good host and help? That's nice. Be sure to explain everything to the tourist and don't forget to show it lots of nice maps. It loves to see new maps of places to visit. Every new map means new people to see. Don't worry about missing the tourist. Sooner or later, you'll meet somewhere and won't that be delightful?
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 14
Oct 24, 2017 2:28:37
The Biobuddy fighting circuit is a dark and dangerous subculture, where money is more important than anything else. Trainers do everything to get their Biobuddy to win arena fights, even if it means dirty tricks. In order to take over the Biobuddy circuit, the Gate 9 crew needs to identify the major players and that means going undercover.
Gobblin’ – Kings of the Rings
Oct 18, 2017 2:33:07
In a grimdark post-apocalyptic Earth, a horde of goblins from a fantasy realm thrive. Exiled from their own universe, the goblins fight, explore, and aggravate the other surviving beings. One such band of goblins has been recruited for a quest to carry an ancient artifact to a distant place of power. Will the goblins overcome the strange monsters and vicious enemies between them and their goal? Will they even remember to finish the quest?
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Eclipse Phase: Acrimony
Oct 12, 2017 3:05:13
While visiting the asteroid habitat Kongyùn to pay off a triad mob boss, a Firewall sentinel named Chi disappeared. Firewall sends a team of sentinels to investigate the disappearance, including Chi’s resleeved backup. While expecting a conflict with the hypercorp Fa Jing or the triads, the characters will find an even more dangerous threat.
This adventure comes from the Eclipse Phase Second Edition Quick Start Guide. Download it now for free!
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 13
Oct 6, 2017 3:06:11
The global tier begins! A year later, the Gate 9 crew has partially resolved their own problems and have become full time base raiders. Except for Trey, who runs the Brass Door, a post-scarcity bar and hangout. However, a new alien appears, Kyrzyyk, a frog-like warrior with a complicated back story, is now on earth and needs their help on a mission of vital importance!
Art by Lauren Ftaghn!
Trail of Cthulhu: Midnight Sub Rosa
Sep 30, 2017 3:04:55
The diary of Ezekiel de la Poer, a colonial-era French necromancer hanged for child-murder in 1736 was stolen at the home of an emeritus professor in the small town of Rosa, Alabama. His house lives in the eaves of a forest of white ash. Can the Investigators find the book before its thief becomes something else entirely?
This scenario comes from Out of the Woods, an anthology of forest themed Trail of Cthulhu scenarios.
The Sprawl: A Synthwave Future
Sep 24, 2017 2:19:47
In the grimdark and chrome future, teams of freelance mercenaries carry out jobs for anonymous corporate clients, no matter what it entails. One such team is given a job to acquire a certain piece of data, contained only in a disk at a secure apartment. The team does not know why the client needs it but they need the money to survive life in the SPRAWL (inception sound)...
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 12
Sep 17, 2017 2:39:53
The Gate 9 crew is trying to help Jeff claim his family's fortune and in order to do that, they need the help of one woman in particular. She needs an item from a hidden base in return. Standing between them and that base is a deranged vigilante named Exemplar. Also, the team meets a nice friendly dog named Jefferson.
Hollow Earth Expedition: Escape from the Eye of Thoth
Sep 12, 2017 5:19:33
The year is 1936. The passengers on PanAm's trans-Pacific flying boat "The Orient Clipper" are planning to travel from San Francisco to Hong Kong in five days of four-star luxury. Each travels to serve their own mysterious and dubious agendas. But when they are cast into an impossible world of lost civilizations, prehistoric beasts and primitive tribesmen, they must pull together to escape the fate of so many others who have been marooned here. Can they gain the trust of the locals? Can they salvage the parts they need to repair their plane from the "graveyard of ships?" Can they avoid the titanic beasts and brutal corsairs that call this world their hunting grounds. Find out in this weeks episode of Hollow Earth Expedition- "Escape from the Eye of Thoth!"
Players below the fold
John Watson as dodgy occult investigator Dr. Peter Van Houton
Zeb West as amnesiac psychic detective Max Winter
Danny Moll as safe-cracking lounge singer Nicky Blaine
Arnie Jorgensen as game and treasure hunter Charles Crompton
Katie Postma as genuine scholar Dr. Emelia Webster
Drew Clowery as dying millionaire Stanley Fitzgerald
Matt Rhodes as daredevil bush pilot Gordon McCann
Alex Thomas as Cossack soldier of fortune Yurii Doroshenko
Shadowrun: Moon Drenched Streets
Sep 6, 2017 4:57:32
In the grim dark future, Seattle is home to freelance mercenaries armed with high technology and magic. Called Shadowrunners, they take whatever jobs they can get, even if they involve murder. One such team needs to get blackmail material on a rich man hosting a most unusual convention.
A special thanks goes out to Bridget, a friend of RPPR, who ran this game for us and Noah and Richard from A Fistful of Misanthropes and Role Playing Exchange. Enjoy!
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 11
Aug 30, 2017 2:43:20
The Gate 9 team needs to check out a recently discovered base. It has a vast menagerie of genetically engineered fighting animals conditioned to obey the orders of the adolescents that capture them and use them for pit fighting. It's been sealed off since Ragnarok, so no one knows how bad it's gotten since then.
Call of Cthulhu: The Uncorrupted
Aug 25, 2017 4:05:00
In the chaos of World War 1,the Serbian army evacuated to the Greek islands after a death march through Albania, losing over a hundred thousand soldiers in the process. The survivors were scattered across the islands, most barely alive. Months later, the army regrouped at Corfu but teams were sent out to the other islands to find any stragglers. One team of six soldiers, barely recovered from typhus and starvation, is sent to the island of Paxos. From there, they hitch a ride on a fishing boat to the even smaller island of Antipaxos. What they find may even be more deadly than the frontlines...
Thanks to Adam Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing for running this scenario at Gen Con 2017!
Delta Green: The Enemy of my Enemy
Aug 19, 2017 3:41:35
A former Delta Green operative lost his limbs on a mission and retired but the Program still monitors him (as with all retired agents). He recently demonstrated the ability to chase down a group of violent teenagers, causing the Program to question how he was able to accomplish that feat. A team of agents are brought in to investigate the operative. Can they make an accurate judgment? Find out in this special one shot run by DG co-author Adam Scott Glancy!
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 10
Aug 14, 2017 2:37:14
Trey and Saul each have a goal that takes them to the New York Underground and the rest of the crew tags along. Trey wants an Ideal Teleporter to upgrade the Brass Door. Saul wants to consult with Charon, the mythical ferry keeper and possibly the most powerful supernatural being on the planet. Between shrink rays and wandering ghouls, both team members have their work cut out for them!
Monster of the Week: Lost Things
Aug 8, 2017 4:02:55
An old man recently passed away, a man who collected occult artifacts. Now his collection has been scattered to the winds but a small team of investigators are now desperately trying to recover them before it's too late. Even a single artifact could cause untold mayhem. When the team gets a lead on an artifact in Springfield, the chase is on.
Delta Green: White Winter
Aug 2, 2017 3:12:36
A group of FBI and Secret Service agents have been sent to New York City to prepare for a presidential visit. During the inspections, evidence of a secret assassination plot comes to life. However, not all is as it seems, and this plot may have its origins to an old Soviet project delving into the unnatural.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 9
Jul 28, 2017 2:53:59
The Gate 9 crew find themselves in the middle of the civil rights for non-humans struggle. A massive rally is being held in Chicago, near the Brass Door and the team must do what they can to prevent any violence from breaking out. The government wants to stop or discredit the protestors, of course, but countering them without getting out a public fight is easier said than done.
Belly of the Beast: Your Stomach is a Graveyard
Jul 21, 2017 2:25:06
Belly of the Beast is a fantasy survival horror RPG about living inside a continent-sized beast that swallows up cities and countries. In this one shot, two scavengers take a job for their clan to secure a trade route with a nearby enclave. When they arrive at the neighboring enclave, they discover a half-mad tyrant who abuses and exploits his people. The tyrant demands they help oppress his people in exchange for his aid. Do the scavengers take the job or plot to remove the tyrant from power?
Red Markets: The Torus
Jul 16, 2017 3:47:46
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A powerful tech company's main campus fell to the undead five years ago. Today, the hordes have scattered enough that taker crews can access the Torus. One such crew will attempt to accomplish multiple jobs at once while on site. Will they make a profit or will their greed doom them? Find out as special guest players Adam Scott Glancy (preorder Delta Green!), Peter Nielsen, (author of Galaxy Inc.) Micah Nielsen (check out Drunken Dwarf Designs for great LARPing gear) and RPPR's own Faust (check out Thrilling Intent!)
Eclipse Phase: The Manor
Jul 11, 2017 3:25:46
A remote hypercorp research facility buried under the surface of Mars holds dark secrets and Firewall wants to know what they are. Before a team of sentinels can enter the base though, a Firewall hacker must open the door for them. The hacker has enlisted the aid of several random egos stored in the facility's system as a last ditch effort to breach security. The base is already on lockdown and most of its personnel have mysteriously disappeared.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 8
Jul 6, 2017 2:40:09
The Gate 9 team is heading into space! Well, Mars, to be more specific. After figuring out how to operate an Ideal teleporter, the team can now access a hidden base on the red planet. Of course, the Ideal had their own secrets to keep and some of the darkest ones are on Mars. What will the team find and how will they deal with the base's current inhabitants? Because an abandoned Martian base is never fully abandoned...
Delta Green: Cultural Resource Management
Jul 1, 2017 3:23:48
A Cultural Resource Management field archaeology team in eastern New Mexico has uncovered petroglyphs connected to a known cult (keywords CTHULHU, DAGON). The survey is being conducted after workers for Innskeep Energy discovered artifacts on the site. Preliminary research has indicated the site was connected to operation GRANITE ORION. Initial analysis of operation documents indicates that the site is in of itself dangerous and steps must be taken to prevent any development on it.
Agent ATHERTON works for the EPA and will take the lead for Operation UMBER FARM. We believe our best chance is to condemn the site as hazardous to human life to prevent future development. All artifacts connected to flagged keywords must be confiscated or destroyed. Civilians must not gain knowledge of the Group unless they are inducted as Friendlies. An office park in Santa Fe has been rented under a holding company Consolidated Synergy. Key cards, burner phones, and documentation for the company is being couriered to you now. Agent HOLDEN will meet all of you there in 48 hours to brief you in more detail. Make arrangements to take time off from current assignments for the next week. HOLDEN will act as your handler for this mission.
Listen to the original run of this scenario on the RPPR Youtube channel. Check out Noah's podcasts, Role Playing Exchange and Maple Syrup, Blood Money. Literary Spite is not yet available.
Spirit of 77: The Country Club
Jun 25, 2017 3:21:20
A group of private investigators in the 1970s are hired to look into the new members of an exclusive country club. They have wealth, power, stolen art, and connections to organized crime. They also have sinister plans. The investigators will face everyone from low level street gangs to a conspiracy they never would have imagined...at the Country Club.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 7
Jun 20, 2017 2:35:04
The Gate 9 crew has a new lead on an Ideal base in the Southwest, a former Ideal-centered town called Idealville. However, the town has a dark secret in an abandoned mine just out of city limits. The town's economy is booming, so it seems everyone is in on it, but what exactly is the scam and more importantly can our intrepid heroes discover it and still make it out alive?
Unknown Armies: The Power of Love
Jun 14, 2017 3:38:04
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains themes of domestic abuse.
A group of bar buddies discover that one of their friends has radically changed his life and seems to be an abusive relationship. They investigate to see if they can help him out of the relationship but soon learn that things are not as they seem. The friend has delusions of another girlfriend, a perfect manic pixie dream girl, while a shady barfly knows too much about the dark secrets behind what's going on. Four men plunge into the occult underground without knowing what they're doing or exactly why.
Red Markets – Cowboy Singing
Jun 8, 2017 3:19:20
A new group of takers has formed in the enclave of Trabajo, looking for work. A client in the Recession wants them to retrieve a painting, Thomas Eakin's "Cowboy Singing" from a museum in Denver. Venturing into the heart of a city is never easy or safe, but the pay is worth it.
This is the first of three games I ran in different systems, linked by famous paintings, a triptych if you will. Enjoy!
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 6
Jun 3, 2017 3:50:14
The Gate 9 crew has a hot new lead to check out: an alien dimension filled with incredible technology. It turns out to be a memory library that contains seemingly an infinite amount of knowledge. It may also be a trap that could doom humanity. There's also an Egyptian temple for some reason. Find out what happens when base raiders deal with out of context problems!
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Unknown Armies – The Great American Bakery Ascension
May 28, 2017 3:14:37
Wendy is calling in some favors. Four men owe Wendy big and they have to repay it by doing a small job for her. Saying no is not an option. The job itself sounds pretty simple. Retrieve some cookies, a cake, and a video recording of a failed cooking show shot just outside city limits. Of course, it won't be that simple. It seems the debtors have some competition, occult groups willing to kill for the baked goods. Join us for our first game of Unknown Armies!
Delta Green: Bestow
May 22, 2017 2:09:36
A group of untested agents have been asked to assist a rare book dealer who appears to be suffering from a mental breakdown. However, the dealer has fled into the Coxeter Museum, a small art museum and gallery. When the team enters the building, it quickly becomes apparent that the building's interior is unlike any other structure they have ever encountered. It is a maze beyond their wildest imagination. Is escape even possible?
This scenario was an entry in the 2016 Shotgun Scenario contest. The map to the museum can be seen here. I also added another shotgun scenario, Unfriendly by Bret Kramer, as a hook to get the PCs into the museum.
Base Raiders: Sparkle’s Big Prison Break Adventure
May 17, 2017 2:13:50
The government doesn't know what to do with all the extradimensional beings, space aliens, and other non-humans running around. They've captured quite a few and locked them up in a massive prison. Fortunately, they have a potential savior, Sparkles the Unicorn. Of course, trusting Sparkles can be dangerous in of itself. A hapless group of prisoners is about to find out what happens when they join Sparkles for an adventure...
Magical Fury: City A
May 11, 2017 1:57:37
In the Not-Japan-but-still-totally-Japanese City A, a group of young girls will gain tremendous magical power, but for what reason? More importantly, can these adolescents wield such power wisely or will they cause more damage than they prevent? I ran a one shot of this anime-inspired RPG for Aaron, Heather, and Bill to find out.
Trail of Cthulhu: Uku Pacha
May 6, 2017 2:56:56
After the discovery of Machu Picchu, other explorers and archeologists searched for other Inca ruins. A confession of a Spanish occultist who died during the Inquisition is discovered in a library's archives in the 1930s. It mentions a hidden tomb high up in the Peruvian mountains. Soon, an expedition is formed to look for the hidden tomb but they will find more than treasure buried inside.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 5
May 1, 2017 3:02:57
The actions of the Gate 9 team have led to a citywide crackdown by the government. That won't deter the new base raiders from scheming though. A government storage facility has some mighty nice loot, just there for the taking. What could go wrong?
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Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 13
Apr 25, 2017 4:26:55
Just One Last Score. Mr. JOLS. It is time for Fallen Flag to seek out Two Banners, a theme park held by a violent cult of archivists. The territory and its resources are invaluable, so Fallen Flag must push the cult out to succeed. Of course, there's a reason why no one else has wiped out the cult. Their secret weapon may be too much for Fallen Flag to handle, but the die has been cast. Even if the crew takes the water park, what will happen to them? Will they reach retirement? Can they ever be happy again? Find out in the campaign finale of Fallen Flag!
Special art made by Patsy McDowell!
Blue Planet: Deep Shit
Apr 19, 2017 4:18:47
A secret underwater lab on the exoplanet Poseidon has gone silent. The last transmission indicates the on site security chief went mad and began to slaughter everyone on the station. A team of commandos from Global Ecology Organization (GEO) has been sent in to investigate why. They will have to deal with storms, the station's defenses, and a renegade genetically enhanced super soldier.
This session was run by the game's creator, Jeff Barber. Please check out Biohazard Game's website to learn more about Blue Planet.
Red Markets: The Great Dismal Swamp
Apr 14, 2017 3:09:16
In the decades before the Civil War, runaway slaves found refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp, an enormous expanse of forbidding wilderness on the border between Virginia and North Carolina. They were constantly pressed between the danger of capture and the extreme challenges of material survival in a landscape where even stone and metal were rarefied resources. To this day, only faint traces of their lives and communities can be found deep within the swamp. For one group of new fugitives in the 1850s, their struggles in the swamp are further complicated by a dark force offering an easy way out of their desperate circumstances. What will they choose to do with their hard-won freedom? Ethan adapted the Red Markets system for this scenario, adding some cosmic horror elements (as if economic horror weren't bad enough). Check out technicaldifficultiespod.com for more!
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 12
Apr 9, 2017 1:43:06
Fallen Flag has raised enough money to chase after Mr. JOLS, Just One Last Score. Before they embark, they must plan their mission. Learn what Two Banners truly stands for and what they are chasing after. See what each team member does in their final hours before leaving. To reconnect with family, friends, or contemplate their own mortality.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 4
Apr 4, 2017 2:26:11
The Gate 9 team is beginning to settle into their new digs at the Brass Door, a former villain headquarters/pub right in the heart of Chicago. However, other factions, like MISCHIEF, want to exploit the naive base raiders for their own gain. The team also needs to sell some loot to a corporation, but a rival team of base raiders wants to stop them for some reason. Will team Gate 9 bother to find out why or just start punching them? Let's find out!
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Base Raiders/It Came From the Late, Late, Late Show – Gate 9 – The Marcy’s Invisible Veranda of Infinite Light
Apr 2, 2017 1:08:26
Even the heroes of Gate 9 need an occasional break from raiding bases and fighting villains. Thanks to crowdfunding, three brilliant cinematic legends, Tommy Wiseau, Neil Breen, and James Nguyen, were able to create a movie they co-wrote, starred, and directed called The Marcy's Invisible Veranda of Infinite Light. Find out what twists and turns are in this fine piece of cinema in this very serious movie! In order to capture its brilliance, I used the RPG It Came From the Late, Late, Late Show with some house rules to run this very important and possibly solah-powered game.
Delta Green: Observer Effect
Mar 26, 2017 3:18:19
If we look too deeply into the roiling chaos of reality, chaos may look back. The Olympian Holobeam Array, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, was built to delve into a fringe theory of physics. A few hours ago, the Holobeam Array went online. A few minutes ago, it went offline in a catastrophic power surge. Its engineers soon restored power and communications. Its lead researcher said everything was fine. Working Group Icarus is sent in, under cover of a Department of Energy safety inspection. The Agents have no idea what they’ll find when they reach the Array.
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Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 3
Mar 20, 2017 3:33:06
Now linked by new super powers and a shared history, the Gate 9 team must figure out their place in the world. They are drawn to investigate an area near the Ural Sea that once had an Ideal facility. The sea is now empty but supernatural mysteries still abound. A floating and invisible tomb of an ancient sorcerer may hold resources the team needs. What still lurks within its walls?
If you enjoy this campaign, please consider buying Base Raiders in print for 30% off.
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 11
Mar 14, 2017 4:17:36
Fallen Flag looks for work in Big Sky country before heading back to Trabajo. Of course, the enclave does not let wandering takers do whatever they want. The team must find a job that won't get them killed by the local militia or failing that, find out how to outwit them. If they complete this job, only their last score stands between them and retirement.
Delta Green: Future Perfect
Mar 9, 2017 3:12:23
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Synopsis: Decades ago, an explosion leveled the Hunt Electrodynamics Plant and put most of Hellbend, California, out of work. Now the town is nearly dead. Only eighty-two people call the crumbling remains of Hellbend home, and those few don’t look to the future. They get by on what they can, selling gas and goods to tourists on the way to the Death Valley National Park and biding their time. In another few years, Hellbend will die a natural death, shriveling up in the 110-degree summer heat, leaving behind a skeleton of ruined buildings as a monument to a better time.
But in the last month, something else has worn away at the town, something decidedly unnatural. If the murder rate in Hellbend continues, it’ll die a lot faster than a few years, and a lot more violently than just another victim of some dead industry.
Someone or something is killing the residents of Hellbend, California. No one knows who or what it is. Working Group Icarus has been tasked to find the killer and stop them.
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 2
Mar 4, 2017 2:53:23
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Synopsis: The survivors of the Gate 9 Incident have empowered themselves, but what are they going to do with them? Clearing their names has quickly become the least of their problems. Accessing an Ideal teleporter hidden in the museum, the new team is confronted by dangers they have never even imagined. Even if they can find a way home, will they have a life for themselves?
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 10
Feb 24, 2017 2:51:09
Fallen Flag travels back west to a new enclave but before they reach it, they must survive the trip. A critically injured witness must be silenced before he alerts anyone. Casualties block the rails. Deals must be struck. More importantly, the team must stay together even though tensions between them have never been higher. Will they avoid killing each other before they arrive at the next leg of their journey?
Delta Green: Star Chamber
Feb 18, 2017 2:31:31
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Synopsis: Delta Green's Task Force T.I. screwed up. They were in Myanmar, deep in the undeveloped hinterlands. The operation went south, people died, and something unnatural and monstrous escaped -- perhaps with the aid of an agent from the task force. Now they're the operation for a new team of agents. Working Group Icarus must determine what really happened back in the jungle. A task easier said than done...
Base Raiders: Gate 9 – Episode 1
Feb 13, 2017 3:04:35
Years ago, a group of civilians were caught in a battle between superheroes and villains. These hapless bystanders were temporarily transformed into mindless monsters at gate 9 of an airport. They were turned back into normal humans, but their lives were never the same. Now, the government is poised to remove their civil rights because they are technically registered as non-humans. However, they are given a lead on a potential source for superpowers. If they gain powers, perhaps they can use them to erase any evidence of their past. Learn what happens when the survivors of Gate 9 are given a chance to take fate into their own hands...
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 9
Feb 7, 2017 2:22:26
Fallen Flag has liberated a cache of vital data from the DHQS during their recent black site raid. Now they have a chance to sell the data to the Moths. However, they must smuggle the computers out of an enclave while another Taker group hunts for them. The government has put a bounty for their heads, although they are not sure who raided the black site. What price is Fallen Flag willing to pay to make the sale?
Delta Green: Sweetness
Feb 1, 2017 2:55:38
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Two kids, a nice house, and a Shadowman; the American dream. Ever since someone carved a symbol in the Bernier's door, strange things have been happening. The mark drew in the conspiracy — a symbol for a creature worshiped in antiquity by a mystery cult. Working Group Icarus has been assigned to investigate the symbol — but who has drawn it, and for what purpose? And what's loose in the house, going bump in the night?
This scenario is available on Dennis Detwiller's Patreon.
Hc Svnt Dracones – Echoes of the Past – Episode 4
Jan 26, 2017 2:43:27
The mission finally reaches its end! The diabolical plot hatched so many years ago, the plan that saw countless deaths, is finally about to unfold. The agents, along with their new ally, go on a do or die mission to stop the death of millions. The mission leads to thousands of miles above Mars, as the clock to a potential doomsday starts ticking. The HSD finale is here!
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 8
Jan 21, 2017 4:06:32
Fallen Flag undertakes their most dangerous mission yet! In order to extract a single engineer with very specialized knowledge, the team must rescue him from a DHQS black site in the Loss. They must sneak into the site, breach its walls, and kill all of the defenders before they even learn if the engineer is even still alive. But even if accomplish all of that, they still must escape.
Delta Green: Last Things Last
Jan 16, 2017 2:12:10
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Synopsis: A long-retired agent died four days ago. Delta Green has tasked a team to make sure he didn't leave any deadly secrets behind. The simple task turns dark when the agents find out he has an isolated cabin outside of the city, with secrets he didn't tell anyone. What lurks beneath?
Hc Svnt Dracones – Echoes of the Past – Episode 3
Jan 10, 2017 3:53:44
The former Corporate Agents have finally found a definitive clue as to the location of the terrorist that caused the deaths of their relatives. Unfortunately, the clue is in the form of a former mercenary who is being held in a maximum security Black Site prison. Fully committed, the agents hatch a plan to break into the prison and get their target out. The way in, however, might not be very pleasant. Get ready for Operation Sewer Cat!
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 7
Jan 4, 2017 3:23:09
Fallen Flag is on the road! Well, tracks, technically. Trabajo has sent a train on the first trading mission of the year. It will travel hundreds of miles to distant enclaves, trading food for technology and other supplies. Fallen Flag has signed on to protect the train during the journey but the real Bounty is in finding jobs at each enclave they visit. Their first job seems simple enough: find an engineer with a particular skill set. However, no job is as simple as it seems. To complete it, the crew will face a very hard choice.
Delta Green: Kali Ghati
Dec 28, 2016 3:29:24
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Synopsis: A mixed group of federal law enforcement and military agents find themselves in Afghanistan on a mission for Delta Green. A fellow Delta Green agent has gone missing from an Army base in a troubled province. It's up to the agents to find him before the disappearance draws the kind of attention that Delta Green cannot afford. The missing agent went on a mission by himself into the heart of darkness. Even if the team survives the journey, can they gaze into the void and survive?
Hc Svnt Dracones – Echoes of the Past – Episode 2
Dec 21, 2016 2:54:40
Months after the crime that brought a group of corporate agents together, a new lead suddenly resurfaces to bring them together again. This will also bring a new agent to the group, who seems to share the same dark moment from the past as the others. Only this lead will take them to the dark underworld of Mars' capitol city, and make them deal with an insane poison master. And maybe draw closer to the mysterious terrorist from their past.
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 6
Dec 15, 2016 3:34:35
Instead of taking a contract, Fallen Flag decides to try for a Score. They've heard of a cache of cargo drones that would fetch a high price in the market, so they head out to grab them. Of course, there's a reason why no one else has retrieved the drones yet. A sinister foe unlike any they've faced before between them and their goal. Before they know it, the team is in the crosshairs.
Puppetland: Two Tales
Dec 10, 2016 1:34:55
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Synopsis: One-hour games have never been filled with more humor and horror, courage and cowardice, childlike wonder and childlike terror than the experimental role-playing game Puppetland. In one golden hour, you and your friends shall weave a tale none will soon forget: a tale of good-hearted puppets in a bad-hearted world. You shall rise up against the savagery of Punch the Maker-Killer with his army of Nutcrackers and his terrible Boys, sewn from the flesh of the Maker of all puppets. You shall be steadfast and true. You shall likely die trying.
Hc Svnt Dracones – Echoes of the Past – Episode 1
Dec 5, 2016 3:21:34
A heinous crime has been committed on 28th century, corporate controlled Mars. A powerful corporate executive has been brutally assassinated, apparently while committing corporate espionage with underworld elements. Instead of a standard investigative team, three different agents from three different corporations have been called in to investigate the crime. Is there something that ties these three different agents together? And what kind of nightclub caters exclusively to AI robots? Find out!
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Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 5
Nov 30, 2016 3:14:09
Fallen Flag has evacuated a group of refugees in order to bring them to their own enclave. Between them and safety stands an unknown number of vectors wandering the countryside. In order to save the refugees, the takers must find a way to lead the undead away. Of course, serving as bait for a marathon running zombie is far from a safe proposition, especially when the team is so low on resources. Will everyone make it back?
A Dirty World: Cottonwood – Part 2
Nov 25, 2016 3:22:53
It's day two of the investigation into the murder of Texas Ranger Norm Davis and the special team has managed to reassemble much of his case against the corrupt officials of Page, a window into a network of malfeasance which spreads across Bates County, Texas. The murder, however, remains unsolved and the clock is ticking. Will the Rangers solve their comrade's death within 48 hours? Will they be able to contain their outrage with this lawless county? Just who is Cottonwood Slim, anyways?
A Dirty World: Cottonwood – Part 1
Nov 20, 2016 3:25:51
Join Ross, Caleb, and Tom as they play Texas Rangers called to the tiny town of Page, Texas. When one of their own is killed, these Rangers will stop at nothing to tear out the gnarled, diseased roots of corruption that are crushing this township and its surrounding county, but how deep do those roots run? It's A Dirty World (RPG), and things are about to get uglier.
Delta Green: Contingency
Nov 14, 2016 2:38:43
A group of agents for the Program operating in the Northeast have been called up to a location in rural New York for a deniable op. No further orders have been given, so they wait, in the dark, in a car with false papers and their thoughts. When gunshots ring out at a nearby farm house, they realize the mission has just begun, but what exactly is the mission?
I later ran this scenario for Patreon backers. The game is on Youtube if you want to hear how differently it went down.
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 4
Nov 9, 2016 3:35:00
A neighboring enclave wants Fallen Flag to clear out a walled neighborhood so the land can be used for other purposes. The client seems to be vague about the details of the job but the group needs the bounty. On the way to the job, they encounter a patrol of slavers. Can they even survive getting to the job site, let alone complete it?
Upwind: The Three Beasts – Strife
Nov 4, 2016 2:43:04
Sponsor: Biohazard Games is running a Kickstarter for Upwind right now! Check it out to see the rewards and stretch goals, including one for The Three Beasts as a campaign book.
Synopsis: The last of the Three Beasts is different than the others. It is not a massive entity able to destroy fleets and kingdoms by itself. Rather, it looks like one of the Kin and it can mind control nearly anyone it encounters. Strife wishes to control all of the Kin so it has built a fleet to launch a war of conquest. In order to stop the beast, the heroes must risk everything in order to defeat it, including their own souls. The fate of the Kingdoms of the Kin lies in the balance!
Upwind: The Three Beasts – Alloy
Oct 30, 2016 2:59:06
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Synopsis: The second Beast, Alloy, is a massive flying war machine capable of destroying any fleet in battle. In order to fight it, the Explorer Knights must unite three powerful kingdoms into a military alliance. Each kingdom has its own unique problems which must be resolved before they will agree to an alliance. From solving economic bubbles to strategic marriages, the knights are willing to do what it takes to stop Alloy. But, even with their combined might, do they stand a chance against the ancient fortress?
Upwind: The Three Beasts – Scale
Oct 25, 2016 2:58:13
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Synopsis: The crew of the Tender Branch head out to deal with the first of the Three Beasts, the Beast of Scale. A massive flying monster that can destroy an entire island by itself is too dangerous to let live but conventional weapons cannot harm it. The knights fly to a kingdom with an archive of arcane lore but a secret cult of assassins tries to stop them. Even if they learn of the creature's weakness, can they find and use it before Scale destroys too much?
Upwind: The Three Beasts – Prologue
Oct 20, 2016 2:57:56
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Synopsis: A group of brave Explorer Knights stationed at Outpost Stalwart are tasked with investigating a crashed ship in the Twilight Frontier. They find a blind prophet who warns them of an impending doom - Three Great Beasts shall destroy the Kingdoms of the Light unless they are stopped. The heroes sail farther into the Twilight Frontier to find an ancient fortress that may contain clues to stopping the Beasts. They aren't alone though.
Upwind: Bait and Switch – the Fall of the Dread Pirate Margit
Oct 15, 2016 3:19:02
Sponsor: Biohazard Games is running a Kickstarter for Upwind. If you enjoy this AP, back the game! Ross is set to write a campaign for Upwind as a stretch goal.
Synopsis: Wherein the player characters are Knights of the Guild’s 5th Fleet, obligated by the Treaties of the Convocation to police the skies of the failing nation of Vault. Recently, the region has come under siege by the Dread Pirate Margit (pronounced Mar•geet) and her heavily armed frigate Hawk. The characters undertake a clever false flag mission posing as desperate merchants in an attempt to lure Margit out into the open and bring her to justice. Unfortunately, in the dangerous skies of Upwind things are not always as they seem and the Knights may learn that even great wrongs can sometimes be right.
Mutant Year Zero: False Haven
Oct 10, 2016 2:32:52
After an apocalypse wiped out most of the surface, life continued in an underground bunker. Over the years, the children of the residents became more and more mutated, until some were scarcely recognizable as human. However, for three of the current generation of mutants, life is about to change. For a year, the guardians of the bunker have fought a war against monsters invading the lower levels. Food and water supplies are being shipped up in smaller and smaller increments until the water supply dries up entirely. The residents must delve into the bottom levels to find out what has happened. What they find will shock them to their core.
13th Age: The Strangling Sea
Oct 5, 2016 3:34:22
Enter the graveyard of doomed ships. Experienced seafarers know better than to risk the dangers of the Stranglesea: that terrible place where castaways cling to existence in the rotting hulks of trapped ships, and deadly creatures feast on the unwary.
Now a band of adventurers must enter the Stranglesea and attempt to rescue the enigmatic engineer Inigo Sharpe from his imprisonment. But Sharpe is both more and less than they were prepared for — and the forces of an enemy icon want him for their own sinister purposes.
The Strangling Sea is a seafaring 13th Age Roleplaying Game adventure by Robin D. Laws for a party of 4-6 1st-level adventurers.
The RPPR group took a shot at it. Results will surprise you!
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 3
Sep 29, 2016 3:19:24
Fallen Flag finds a job working for a faction inside Trabajo, one that will benefit the enclave itself. They must extract sensors from vending machines in a nearby high school. For some reason, the building is intact and the sensors are intact. No one seems to occupy it, a fact that troubles the takers, but they must do the job regardless of what awaits them. Of course, getting there and back poses its own problems, as Fallen Flag discovers. Sometimes what looks like an opportunity is just another threat.
Inverse World: The Composer of Souls
Sep 24, 2016 3:24:11
For a long as anyone can remember, the residents of the sleepy community of Hephaestus' Link have lived in the shadow of the Great Necropolis. A hidden city of the dead that rests upon a massive island floating less that 10 miles from island-ring community. No one in the town knows who built it or how it came to rest so near to their remote trading islands.. While most of the residents of Hephaestus' Link feel slightly unnerved with the silent city looming over their community, most consider it a benign structure, being only a source of ghost stories for the elders to scare their grandchildren. However, one of those stories seems to have come true. Tales of strange music and an unearthly howling has been circulating around the town by Cloud Sailors from visiting ships. Fearing the rumors could stop valuable trade ships from docking, the mayor of Hephaestus' Link has called upon adventurers to investigate this hidden city of the dead and discover why it has suddenly come to life again...
Call of Cthulhu: Operation Downslope
Sep 19, 2016 2:55:24
A group of British commandos infiltrate occupied France to rescue a defecting scientist in a mountain top command post and research lab. In order to save the scientist, they must take out a team of German soldiers and pose as them. Once inside, the team discovers the Nazis are tapping into unnatural forces to further their war efforts. Can the commandos carry out their mission even though they weren't briefed?
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 2
Sep 13, 2016 2:48:53
After their score, Fallen Flag looks for work. They soon find a simple job, delivering cooking oil to a nearby enclave called the Coop. Fresh cooking oil is a valuable commodity in the Loss now that almost all of the prepackaged food from before the Crash has been eaten or has spoiled. Crossing a zombie-filled wasteland carrying heavy jugs of cooking oil is no easy task though and there's always a complication with these kind of jobs. Sometimes the client even tries to pull a fast one...
Feng Shui 2: Hotline HK – Part 2
Sep 6, 2016 3:52:33
The vigilantes have seen a vision of their own deaths, but perhaps fate is not inevitable. Two men may be able to save them. One, a vicious Russian crime lord and the other is a strange American only known as Richard.Each is surrounded by armed goons of course. Can the vigilantes fight fate or will they find out that living by the mask always results in dying by the mask?
Feng Shui 2: Hotline HK – Part 1
Aug 31, 2016 2:02:12
A group of vigilantes, inspired by a masked killer in Miami, fights organized crime in Hong Kong. They wear animal masks and use the lawless Kowloon Walled City as a base of operations. When they learn of a meeting between triads and a corrupt cop at a local tea house, they move in to wipe out the criminal scum. What secret is the cop offering to sell to the gangsters? If the vigilantes manage to find out, will they even want to know?
Night’s Black Agents: The Thieves Code – Part 3
Aug 26, 2016 3:23:56
The thieves have their prize but can they escape with it? The guardian of the museum has trapped them in a small town and has sent her remaining cultists and followers to catch them. Either the thieves must wait until the mystic barrier weakens or they must defeat the dread priestess of Hecate and her followers. Can they survive to cash in or will the cult of Hecate feast on their blood? Find out in the conclusion to this mini-series!
Red Markets: Fallen Flag – Episode 1
Aug 20, 2016 3:15:19
Fallen Flag are a group of takers in Trabajo, an enclave located in a train yard in Greeley Colorado. They know this must be their last year on the job. They have to save up enough bounty to pull off the score of a life time, the engimatic "Two Banners", or die trying. Their first mission is a score. A fracking operation run by the government has been abandoned, leaving precious fuel for the taking. No one knows why the site has been abandoned but Fallen Flag is willing to take the risk to find out. Learn more about the enclave in this thread on the RPPR Forums.
Call of Cthulhu: The Wounded
Aug 13, 2016 3:56:43
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Synopsis. The horrors of the First World War did not end at the battlefield for many. Crippling injuries affected countless soldiers and civilians on both sides. In one British countryside hospital, a group of wounded soldiers begin the long journey of coming to terms with their wounds when a doctor offers them a chance at a normal life. The experimental surgery can restore missing limbs and burned skin and safely extract embedded shrapnel. It seems like a panacea for all forms of injury, but how can it possibly work? As the patients consider their options, their dreams grow strange. Their war has ended, but another one beckons...
Night’s Black Agents: The Thieves Code – Part 2
Aug 7, 2016 3:01:03
The thieves now face their greatest challenge, stealing a priceless artifact from a well-guarded and remote museum. It has unusually strong security, including an armed response team and high tech alarm systems. Plus the thieves encountered the supernatural earlier, so they reasonably expect more occult interference. Planning and executing a flawless heist is easier said than done, but if anyone can pull it off, it's this team.
Call of Cthulhu: We Cannot Hallow This Ground
Aug 3, 2016 3:44:19
Civil War Cthulhu returns - now in the new Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition! Soon fter the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union decides to honor its fallen with a new national cemetery. But the task requires the disinterment, identification, and reburial of over 3,500 decomposing corpses from the battlefield. When rumors begin spreading of some irregularities in the project, President Lincoln summons a special group of investigators to discreetly look into things. But how wisely has he chosen his agents?
And check out Ethan's other actual play podcast: ! They've got a Red Markets beta campaign, their own sessions of the Civil War Cthulhu games, Eclipse Phase, and more!
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – God’s Madness – Episode 7
Jul 29, 2016 5:09:44
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Working Group Masticate is tasked with investigating an unusual spree killing. They find a connection to a strange computer app and begin digging down. What they find sets the final act into motion. The truth is near, but the cost may be too much for the remaining Teeth and their handlers. Reality is only a mask, waiting to be removed.
If you enjoyed this scenario, consider getting the Agent's Handbook.
Night’s Black Agents: The Thieves Code – Part 1
Jul 24, 2016 3:23:30
A group of talented criminals are brought together by a mysterious and well-financed patron. The patron wants them to steal certain objects from certain places. The first is an ancient and valuable artifact from the safe of an art gallery. It is guarded by alarms and other conventional security, but the team is not told of its ultimate protection...the undead. Is fighting a blood sucking monster worth a sizeable payday?
Delta Green: The Storm
Jul 19, 2016 3:07:01
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Unnatural atmospheric conditions in a small city in Minnesota have gotten the attention of The Group. Nearby agents are activated in order to assess the situation and report back. Even if this is an act of god, the agents must find what god is behind it...
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 14
Jul 13, 2016 4:05:59
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Kowloon has saved enough to retire but that isn't enough. He wants more than a grinding job that barely supports him and his sister. He wants power and security and for that he needs a big score. The Brutalists trust him enough to let him lead them on one last job, but will this be their undoing? A cache of pre-Crash technology sits in a convention center, just waiting to be claimed, but there's a reason why no one has seized it yet. Guarded by government soldiers? Hordes of the undead? Something worse? No matter what stands between them and the score, the Brutalists will face it head on in the last session of this campaign.
Mutant Crawl Classics: The Museum at the End of Time
Jul 8, 2016 2:24:23
With an unsettling combination of eager anticipation and uneasy courage, you and the friends of your youth face the portentous prospect of setting out upon your Rite of Passage. Your parents and extended families embrace you for what may be the last time. You pat your slung leather pouch full of jerked roxen meat and your overfull waterskin, making sure it’s all there, as you cradle the ﬂint dagger carried in a thigh-bound sheath. You seek triumph and technology, winning it with mutations and magic, soaked in the radiation and quantum fields of the mutated, the savage, the semi-sentient, and the artificially intelligent. There are treasures to be won in the taboo lands and ruins, and you shall have them.
This funnel adventure was released as a free preview adventure for Mutant Crawl Classics, which is being Kickstarted right now. If you dig crazy sci-fi dungeon crawling, check it out!
Cairn: Dread Acre Wood
Jul 2, 2016 3:24:17
A long time ago, humans walked the face of the world, but were destroyed for their arrogance and hubris. The Bright Ones lifted up the simple animals of forest and field, giving them the ability to think, build, and stand on their own two feet. In order to keep the newly Favored animals from making the same mistakes the humans did, The Bright Ones gave them the Compact — a book telling them how to live together in harmony.
Those who engage in dark deeds or refuse the ways of Harmony eventually become Dire — sinister, twisted versions of themselves, acting out of greed, vengeance, or selfishness. You must protect the town of Cairn and help it survive the winter. But beware! For you can become Dire, too.
Last summer, Sean ran a one shot of Cairn. I enjoyed the game and thought you might appreciate learning about the system. Enjoy!
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – God’s Legs – Episode 6
Jun 27, 2016 4:44:50
Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Arc Dream. Pick up the Agent's Handbook for Delta Green today. Lover in the Ice is also now available as a Delta Green adventure.
Synopsis: Working Group M survived the raid on the compound, but only barely. A new team member has been brought into the fold, to monitor and assist the remaining Teeth of Bast. No sooner than that has happened then the team is activated once more. Their supervisor sends the group into a mysterious mission with few directives. Paranoia soon sets in, as the group tries to figure out why they are on this mission.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 13
Jun 22, 2016 3:50:22
News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is in its last day! The core rules are now in color and hardcover! This is your last chance to back it and receive tons of PDF material, a full AP campaign, and a lot more!
Synopsis: The Brutalists are now embroiled in the political intrigue of Distributee. Between running gladiatorial fights and figuring out how to assassinate a politician, they have their hands full. Even if they can kill their target, getting out is another question. The enclave is heavily populated and guards and vigilant citizens are everywhere.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 12
Jun 16, 2016 3:06:22
News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is live! The core rules are now in color and hardcover! Help us reach two more PDF supplement stretch goals! We have less than a week to go, so back now before it's too late.
Synopsis: The Brutalists survived a job on the road, only to take another. Distributee, a neighboring enclave based in an online retailer's warehouse, has political trouble. It plays a vital role in the region's economy, so any instability there will have dire repercussions. The Brutalists have been hired to effect political change in a manner suited to their client. How they do this is up to them, although the more direct methods have some...dangerous consequences.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 11
Jun 11, 2016 3:36:38
News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is live! We have just reached a full color hardcover offset print run for the book. The Loss has never looked so good!
Synopsis: Attempting multiple jobs at the same time has pushed the Brutalists to their very limits. As their supplies grow low and the challenges pile one, they must face hard decisions. At what point do they walk away, knowing inaction could cost innocent lives or profit? Trying to keep a conscience and a net profit may be mutually exclusive...
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 10
Jun 5, 2016 3:18:19
News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is live! Help us reach the offset print run stretch goal, so we can get a full color print run of the book.
Synopsis: After barely surviving their last job, the Brutalists decide to take two jobs at once in order to earn their retirement goals even faster. This job will push the crew to their limits, but they need to cash out before their enemies catch them. One job involves working with a group of strange artists while the other one involves working with the DHQS again. The government's black ops program may be as evil as they come, but the Brutalists need the work.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 9
May 31, 2016 3:17:30
News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is live! If you enjoy these Actual Play podcasts, consider backing the Kickstarter to help make the game real. We even have bonus actual plays for backers!
Synopsis: The Brutalists find out the downsides of subcontracting the hard way! Their latest job takes them face to face with a horror they've never encountered before. Killing an impossible monster is not their only concern either. The DHQS has an agent placed in an nearby enclave. The leadership of that enclave has designs on Kowloon, regardless of what he wants. Find out how the takers fight back in this nail-biting episode!
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 8
May 26, 2016 3:28:27
News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is live! If you enjoy these Actual Play podcasts, consider backing the Kickstarter to help make the game real. We even have bonus actual plays for backers!
Synopsis: The Brutalists get a new job to clear out a building of undead. Another group has already failed at the job though and the Brutalists are now subcontractors for it. No one knows why the first group failed, all the more reason for the Brutalists to dread it. However, they first have to get to the job site before they can even try. The takers have made enemies, who want revenge. There's also another cult between them and their destination, a group of medically trained fanatics known as the Crusaders.
Upwind: Out of Curiosity
May 21, 2016 2:51:35
You are an Explorer Knight. You are exceptional. Unique in all the Highlands. You’ve survived the Academy, honed your Potential and now wield extraordinary elemental powers. You have stalwart crewmates, great warships, magical Relics and ancient technology all at your command. Even so, can you survive your first voyage into the Twilight Frontier?
The EGS Inquisitive is long overdue and you have been tasked with tracking her into the Twilight Frontier and either leading her home or determining her fate. As every Knight knows, such search and rescue missions most often end with no sign of the missing ships. Or worse still, with the would be rescuers sharing the same fate as the lost…
Upwind is a new RPG in development from Jeff Barber (creator of Blue Planet). You can listen to our character creation segment here. If you enjoyed this game, please consider helping the game's development by playtesting it now! Read more information in this thread on the RPPR forums.
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – God’s Breath– Episode 5
May 15, 2016 3:27:35
Delta Green has pulled together a massive strike team in order to take down the mythos organization in Colorado, all led by Working Group M, but will it be enough? Only the working group knows the true nature of their foe and it may be immoral to send unknowing police officers into battle without giving them proper intelligence. But an unnatural hunger gnaws at the working group, so they must feed and soon.
If you enjoy this game, please consider getting the Agent's Handbook for Delta Green, available now on PDF!
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 7
May 10, 2016 3:22:16
The workers of the abattoir need medication to continue their work and it is up to the Brutalists to transport the drugs. Unfortunately, the shipment also contains dangerous narcotics that could wreck havoc with the community. The takers may be mercenaries but the fallout of addicting an allied enclave with these drugs and getting them into debt with a drug cartel is quite dangerous. Those narcotics are worth a lot of bounty though, so someone must pay for them.
Dungeon Crawl Classics: They Served Brandolyn Red
May 4, 2016 3:15:59
The village of Portnelle is once again bright and festive. After years of feuding, the town’s most prominent and influential families will finally be making peace as the youngest generations are joined in marriage. However, when an evil born of dark secrets refuses to stay buried, blood will flow like wine at the reception.
This wedding is one your fellow villagers will talk about for generations!
Buy the adventure on DrivethruRPG if you want to run it for your group.
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – God’s Breath– Episode 4
Apr 29, 2016 4:06:36
News: The Agent's Handbook for Delta Green is now available on PDF! Buy it now on DrivethruRPG.
Synopsis: Working Group M is sent back into action after the bloody events of the previous mission. The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has led to a booming pot industry and a problem for the Group. One new corporation has been flagged for investigation. Their product is unusual and their CEO has tenuous connections to a previous operation, conducted decades ago. When Sredni Vashtar is hungry, no one is safe...
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 6
Apr 23, 2016 2:35:32
The Brutalists have been hired to transport a prisoner for a trial, a trail that will almost certainly end in her execution. To ease their consciences, they have agreed to investigate her case and save her. In order to do that, they must cross the line into the Recession. It is heavily guarded and evidence of her innocence is not guaranteed to still exist. Even worse, what profit is there in this mission?
Base Raiders: Saurian Solutions LLC, Part 2
Apr 17, 2016 2:35:50
And now, the second half of Saurian Solutions LLC! Our heroes plan their attack on Mr Tyrranous, getting allies from rebels within the saurian ranks. They also get help from the outside, as a grizzled old SAS soldier, who also happens to be a werewolf, joins the fight. They also seek help from a local militia that has been trapped in the jungle. But will these armed, and somewhat crazy gunmen be more trouble than they are worth?
Base Raiders: Saurian Solutions LLC, Part 1
Apr 12, 2016 3:03:13
Extinction is not always forever. A group of Base Raiders are on their way across the country when they happen upon a strange situation in Arizona. A small town has been cut off from the rest of the world, and its population have been transformed into dinosaurs by a new villain, Mr Tyrrannous. Now, The Violet Vision, an alien robot, and a magical talking cat must stop this new villain, before the rest of the world is forced to go dino.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 5
Apr 7, 2016 2:52:21
Justice exists in the Loss, albeit in a crude and unfair manner. The Brutalists are hired to help enforce the law by escorting a prisoner through the Loss to a tribunal for a 'trial', sentencing, and punishment. Of course, justice is more about politics and keeping the peace out here. If the innocent have to die in order to appease the masses, so be it. They take on a new team member and take a side trek in order to make even more profit. Of course, no endeavor is without its risks. The side trek may cost more than just profit if their gamble does not pay off.
Bullwinkle and Rocky RPG: The Jet Fuel Formula
Apr 2, 2016 1:10:11
As you know, we only play serious, grim, and dark role playing games, so we have continued this legacy with a daring indie storytelling game of a moose and squirrel hunted by a rogue government assassin and a femme fatale. Find out the truth behind the secret of the 'jet fuel' that some are willing to kill to get.
Trail of Cthulhu: General Order 11
Mar 30, 2016 3:47:14
News: Why were we gone for so long? Read this for more info. We are now on a new web host, so hopefully, everything will be smooth sailing from here on out.
Amidst the chaotic guerrilla warfare of Civil War Missouri, a small force of Union militia troops is tasked with carrying out General Order No. 11, the expulsion of all civilians from four counties on the Kansas-Missouri border. But each soldier has his own motivations, not all of them noble. When they encounter some unusual opposition, their commitment to their mission, their unit, and even their sanity will be tested.
This is an early playtest version of this scenario, and also Ethan's first time running Trail of Cthulhu.
Delta Green: Inheritance – Part 2
Mar 11, 2016 4:38:20
News: Delta Green: Need To Know, a FREE PDF quick start rulebook is now available to everyone. Download it here.
Decades after an operation in the Catskills Mountains ended, Delta Green has detected a possible threat in the same region. A biotech company has built a research lab at the site where the old mission ended and now the company is acting in a suspicious manner. A working group of Delta Green agents are sent in to investigate the company and follow up on the old case. The sins of the old conspiracy live to torment the next generation of agents...
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 4
Mar 6, 2016 4:03:07
Because the enclave of Le Corbusier is close to the Recession, every once in a while tourists from the zombie-free part of the country visit to go on a 'safari.' Specifically, they hire takers to guide them out into the Loss so they can shoot as many zombies as they want. The Brutalists are taking a father and son out for just such a safari. The father also hired out a latent bodyguard, who seems to have his own agenda. This is no simple run and gun job though. Nothing is that simple in the Loss.
Eclipse Phase: Forced Retirement
Mar 1, 2016 2:45:42
A group of Firewall agents awaken in a remote underground bunker built on a distant exoplanet. Firewall has built a sanctuary to restart humanity if the TITANs destroy everything else. It is hidden to the best of Firewall's capabilities and designed with their most extreme safeguards. The team is one such safeguard. They are an erasure squad tasked with reclaiming the facility from rogue Firewall agents. Instead of following the standard wake up protocols, the first wave of agents have turned on each other. The team must stop them before they destroy the facility. They have no communication or news from the outside universe. Has humanity fallen? Was this a test or an error gone awry? Did an enemy of Firewall sabotage the base? As the team prepares for battle, the questions rattle in their heads...
(Please note that the first 20 or so minutes of the AP are missing due to a technical error on my part. I re-summarized the game, so you won't miss any important details. Sorry!)
Dungeon Crawl Classics: Perils of the Sunken City
Feb 25, 2016 3:43:09
Most find death in the crumbling ruins that stretch beyond sight into the mists south of the Great City; once rich districts now claimed by swamp and dark denizens. But for the desperate folk of the city, the ruins offer treasures the Great City denies them: fortune, glory, and a fighting chance!
The massive crumbling ruins of the swamp-ravaged Sunken City await! The way is filled with peril, but those who survive will be ready to face even more dangerous fare!
Thanks to Purple Sorcerer Games for sending us a PDF of this adventure for us to run. If you like this adventure, consider getting it.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 3
Feb 20, 2016 3:10:10
Another day, another job. The Brutalists get some help for their latest job, a mysterious driver named Drift. They will need his skills and car if they are going to have a chance to complete this job. The takers must travel to an overrun enclave, release the undead horde inside and herd them to a slaughterhouse, where they can be disposed of and their clothing processed into grime-cloth, the only fabric available for the poor now. There's a long road ahead and countless hazards to navigate or demolish. There's only one solution and that is apparently quoting Fury Road. Will it work? Find out!
Elder Godlike: Beyond the Limits of the North
Feb 14, 2016 3:52:26
Elder Godlike is a new crossover RPG that combines Achtung! Cthulhu with Godlike - in other words, superpowered Allied soldiers fighting Nazi super soldiers AND Nazi sorcerers! I playtested the game in 2014 and the game has finally come out. Beyond the Limits of the North pits an Allied commando crew against the Black Sun cult, an insidious Nazi organization devoted to exploiting the Cthulhu mythos as a weapon of war. They have taken over a small fishing village in Norway and the Allies are worried about what they could be doing up there. So worried they send a crew of superpowered commandos to stop them, at any cost. As the landing force draws near to the coastline, the huddled soldiers wonder what horrors they will find in the village.
If you liked this game, consider picking up a copy of Elder Godlike.
Monster of the Week: The Lost Night
Feb 7, 2016 4:31:16
We return to the sleepy village of Taos, New Mexico. Last time, a team of investigators stopped an invasion of the Dreamlands but this time they face a strange serial killer stalking the night. Finding and stopping the killer will require more than brute strength and magical firepower. The team has to find who or what the killer is before they can stop it. Can the team survive the night?
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 2
Feb 2, 2016 1:50:40
The Brutalists are in the middle of their first job and it may be their last! What at first seemed like a simple closure job has turned into a nerve-wracking standoff between them, another group of survivors, and the government itself. Can the team negotiate peace between embittered military vets with sniper training and a ruthless black ops government wetworks operation? Will the precious technology discovered at the job site be recovered or destroyed, lost to humanity for all time? What architect will Ludwig quote next? There's only one way to find out!
Fear Itself: Burner – A Delta Green Shotgun Scenario
Jan 27, 2016 2:28:19
A woman, blood seeping through her suit, staggers to the door of Red-Talk Phones. A gun is in her hand. She is strong enough to yell out not to bother calling the police. She just needs a clean phone, a burner. It is coming and it would be better if it did not have more victims to attack. The employees of the strip mall huddle behind the counter of Red-Talk Phones.
Burner is a Delta Green scenario in which the PCs are civilians thrown into an Opera without warning. I used Fear Itself (a Gumshoe system) to playtest the engine because I thought it suited the scenario more and I wanted to introduce one of the players, Shaun, to Gumshoe.
Burner won second place in the 2015 Delta Green Shotgun Scenario contest. You can read all of the entries here, including the winner Die Nachtbruder.
Eclipse Phase: Prophet’s Hope
Jan 22, 2016 3:25:16
A group of gatecrashers are sent on a scouting mission to an exoplanet relatively near to our own solar system. The planet has favorable atmospheric conditions and life, but something is off about it. There seems to be a human settlement on the planet, one unknown to transhumanity. They have medieval technology but are otherwise healthy. Furthermore, there are strange four-legged beasts roaming the nearby wilderness. What secrets does this world hold? Is it a TITAN trap? No trace of their technology or the Exsurgent virus has been found, but who knows what secrets lie hidden, just waiting for the gatecrashers to find?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 20
Jan 16, 2016 3:25:34
Nyarlathotep... the crawling chaos... I am the last... I will tell the audient void...I do not recall distinctly when it began, but it was months ago. The general tension was horrible. To a season of political and social upheaval was added a strange and brooding apprehension of hideous physical danger; a danger widespread and all-embracing, such a danger as may be imagined only in the most terrible phantasms of the night...
A band of desperate and hardened investigators step forward to battle the forces of the Crawling Chaos one last time. Only a handful even remember the origins of their mission, but now all realize the stakes. Their destiny awaits at Gray Dragon Island. In blood and madness, they will pay just for a chance for the world to see the dawn one more time. Find out who lives and who dies in the last session of the RPPR run of Masks of Nyarlathotep. Thanks for listening.
Red Markets Beta: The Brutalists episode 1
Jan 11, 2016 4:57:33
The Red Markets beta campaign has begun! This session covers enclave generation and the first job. In case you weren't aware, Red Markets is a work-in-progress RPG created by Caleb. We discuss its creation in detail on the Game Designer Workshop series on RPPR. Set in the near future after a massive zombie infection has wiped out millions, the USA is divided into two regions: The Recession (mostly east of the Mississippi) and the Loss (the rest of the country). The undead have been cleared in the Recession, so the grueling work of rebuilding civilization has begun there. The Loss is still overrun with 'casualties', the new term for zombie. Still, communities of refugees band together in settlements called enclaves. Life in the enclaves depends on groups of desperate but armed survivors called Takers who risk life and limb to perform dangerous freelance jobs for pay. If you need something done in the Loss and you have the money, you hire a group of Takers to do it.
This campaign concerns a group of Takers called the Brutalists in the ruins of Chicago. In their first job, they must travel to a small dam far from the safety of their enclave. What secrets are hidden within the structure? Eager for work, the Takers agree to the job and head out, uncertain of what they will find...
Base Raiders: Canon
Jan 5, 2016 3:22:43
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A group of Base Raiders find themselves trapped in the Graveyard of Giant Robots. Built by the Ideal, it is a state-sized cavern in the mantle of the Earth. The old heroes used it to store dead kaiju, wrecked alien spaceships, and decommissioned giant robots. Access is only through teleporters found in various Ideal safehouses but getting in is a lot easier than getting out. Paying for a teleport back to the surface is quite expensive, so the base raiders decide to take a job. Alien refugees want a particular computer back, which is somewhere in the depths of the Graveyard. Finding it in the thousands of square miles of kaiju corpses, swampland, car-sized kaiju parasites, and malfunctioning armed robots, is easier said than done. Who will they find in the Graveyard? Why is the alien computer here? Who is using it? Find out in this special one shot!
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 19
Dec 30, 2015 2:55:25
Shanghai is heating up! Riots, disasters at the harbor, and kidnapped friends are only the start of the team's problems. Investigating the order of the Bloated Woman and its nefarious leader, Ho Fung, will be no easy task. Even occult investigation methods such as the Dreamlands may prove more dangerous than ever before. The end is drawing near though. Only one more cultist stronghold to raid...
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 7
Dec 25, 2015 3:07:18
The finale is here! Caught in the past, the brave and slightly deranged scientists of Tesladyne must confront a genocidal AI before it rewrites history. Aiding them is Tesla himself but can the genius and Robo's creator even the odds? It's down to a crazed engineer who thinks he's a robot, a genetically engineered creature, a former Nazi turned dinosaur and a somewhat reformed mad scientist. The fate of the very universe rests of their unstable shoulders! We hope you enjoyed this campaign. Red Markets begins in two weeks.
Dying Earth: The Grand Hotel Perdusz
Dec 20, 2015 4:22:25
Dying Earth is a fantasy RPG based on the works of Jack Vance. Bill ran a game using the rules from the Revivification Folio. A group of travelers finds themselves trapped in a magical hotel, possibly forever, unless they can find a way out of a wizard's contract that binds them there. Witty banter, intrigue, and skulduggery are to follow!
The Revivification Folio rules get players started within minutes. They set aside the extended, decision-heavy character generation of the original version for a system based on the random distribution of cards, which together take the place of a conventional character sheet. Players step more readily outside their established comfort zones when you can get them playing right away. When they spend less time creating their characters, they’re more open to seeing them meet the ironic comeuppances the game so often demands.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Shanghai – episode 18
Dec 14, 2015 2:54:08
The campaign goes full circle! Only a few of the original team survived from their initial investigation of a murdered priest, but after a long and harrowing journey, they have returned to the Pearl of the Orient. Now they know what the cult to the Crawling Chaos plans, at least to some degree, but can the heroes find the location of their secret lair? The occult is not the only threat - gangsters, spies, revolutionaries, and corrupt cops also pose a risk. Furthermore, the Yithians have received what they want - without their aid, the investigators are in more danger than ever. Will Shanghai swallow up our stalwart fighters of the unknown? Find out as the last chapter of Masks begins!
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 6
Dec 9, 2015 3:48:57
The saga of the fugitive Tesladyne scientists has led to a submarine chase and now an underground base! The heroes must travel to the base, overcome its defenses, and learn what their enemy is doing with the mysterious energies locked within the facility. Majestic 12 goons, weird monsters, conspiracies within conspiracies, and possibly an undead Thomas Edison? Who knows what our brave and slightly insane heroes will face? A former Nazi dinosaur, "android" engineer, reformed mad scientist, and a Biomega creature are all that stands between us and total Armageddon!
Monster of the Week: Good Stories for Nightmares
Dec 3, 2015 4:09:39
Monster of the Week is a PbtA (Powered by the Apocalypse) system game that emulates TV shows like Supernatural, X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It encourages collaboration between players and GM so this particular game is set in a small town in New Mexico called Taos. Dwight, a Professional from Tartarus Inc. an esoteric-security firm, Tué, a Spell-Slinger, and William, an Expert in the occult, team up to investigate a series of strange events. It begins with teenagers burned to cinders outside of town, but who knows where this mystery will lead to?
This episode's art was taken from a public domain book. Click here to see more, but the images have spoilers for this AP, so be warned!
Also, this is Shaun's first posted AP! This is a different player than the guy in Masks of Nyarlathotep.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Australia – episode 17
Nov 28, 2015 2:40:14
Aided by their new Yithian ally, the investigators have cornered the cultists of the Crawling Chaos! Now they must defeat them and possibly rescue the captured prisoners held by the cult. Even if they get past the fanatical cultists, the leader, a brilliant scientist and sorcerer, awaits in the depths of the Great City, tampering with cosmic forces. Is the end of their long struggle? What is the cult's ultimate plan? Find out in this exciting episode!
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 5
Nov 23, 2015 2:18:14
After confronting an evil AI, the scientists of Tesladyne realize the stakes are higher than ever. Now that they know who is attacking them, our heroes have to find out where it is located, so they can take the fight to them. Tracing the AI requires specialized gear, which is only available in a single safehouse. Visiting the safehouse may be a trap, but the scientists have no choice.
Fate Core: Aphrodite’s Diadem
Nov 17, 2015 2:33:17
Trouble is brewing on Mount Olympus. Beautiful Aphrodite has lost her prized diadem and it is up to a small group of heroes to find the artifact before discord tears the pantheon apart. Daedalus, Odysseus, Herodotus, and Tiresias must discover who stole the diadem and return it before it is too late. Between creatures of legend, Amazons, and meddling gods, can these august personages succeed in unraveling this mystery? This game was run by Ann using the Fate Core rules, with a few adjustments and house rules.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Australia – episode 16
Nov 12, 2015 3:11:23
The ruins of the Great City of Pnaktous await! The investigators have learned that the cult of the Crawling Chaos is excavating the ancient city for reasons unknowable, but to thwart the cult, the heroes will chase them to the ends of the earth. Exploring the depths of this inhuman city is not without its own dangers, aside from the cultists. Strange artifacts, hazardous ruins, and terrifying monsters lurking in the darkness. Perhaps the team will find aid in the most likely of allies though...
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 4
Nov 6, 2015 2:46:13
The scientists of Tesladyne may be on the run, but they are far from being defeated. The team must now find the other scientists in hiding and raid what caches and safe houses remain. Recruiting other employees in hiding, gathering resources, and conducting missions to find out who is targeting them is all part of the job!
Dread – Moonbase Red
Nov 1, 2015 3:24:01
In the near future, Elon Musk will build a base on the Moon and then open it up for tourism. The first batch of moon tourists (chosen by raffle of course) find out that not all is well in Moonbase Alpha, despite the best efforts of the corporate sponsors. Each of the seven tourists has a secret agenda of course, agendas worth killing for. Who will live? Who will betray the others? Find out in our special Halloween one shot run by guest GM, Ethan and with a new guest player, Eric!
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – God’s Eye – Episode 3
Oct 26, 2015 4:16:24
Sponsor: The Delta Green Kickstarter is on! Check out the FREE Quickstart guide with a demo adventure. We have one last stretch goal, a book on PISCES and the UK. Help us reach it!
Synopsis: Months after wiping out the Cult of the Nameless God, Delta Green is no closer to explaining what happened to the men of Working Group M. Whatever dark secrets the Wayfinder's children initiated will remain forever locked away by death and a world of words. But M had effect on target. That's all that matters to the Program...and it's certainly all that matters to Sredni Vashtar.
Now, a mathematician working on a top-secret NSA surveillance program has disappeared into thin air. Group M has been sent to investigate. But when the hunting ground is as large as the mythos, even the servants of a god can turn from predator to prey.
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – Red Thoughts – Episode 2
Oct 21, 2015 4:53:38
Sponsor: The Delta Green Kickstarter is on! Check out the FREE Quickstart guide with a demo adventure. If the Kickstarter reaches the Control Group stretch goal, the PDF will be made available to all backers for FREE!
Synopsis: Fifteen years after an unfortunate night at a lonely orphanage, five haunted men reunite to deal with the aftermath of their actions. A horrendous crime has been uncovered and someone must be made to pay for it. More importantly, the Program wants to know what happened and what danger it poses. The agents must clear their own names and track down what set this chain of events into motion...
"Sredni Vashtar went forth,/ His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white. / His enemies called for peace, but he brought them death. / Sredni Vashtar the Beautiful."
Delta Green: God’s Teeth – Go Forth – Episode 1
Oct 16, 2015 3:35:13
Sponsor: The Delta Green Kickstarter is on!. The Iconoclasts scenario stretch goal has been unlocked! Check out the FREE Quickstart guide with a demo adventure.
TRIGGER WARNING: In addition to supernatural horror typical of mythos gaming, this episode mentions violence towards minors. The inclusion of this subject matter is in no way meant to condone such loathsome behavior: the characters involved are monsters and dealt with accordingly. Those with traumatic events in their past are urged to skip this episode and listen to many of the other fine Delta Green games posted on RPPR.
Synopsis: January 2001: Agent Clove calls Agent Locksley to meet in a shuttered gas station kitchen. As the events chronicled in Through a Glass Darkly ripple through the whole conspiracy, it looks as if Delta Green won't survive the month. If they do, the group's priorities are certain to change. But Clove has a mission that can't be allowed to fall through the cracks. It's up to Locksley to bring four friendlies into the fold at the last possible minute and get the job done. But what kind of job is too small for DG, yet only fit for a DG agent? Nothing but nightmares and hard choices face the group as they go forth and learn why they've really been chosen...and by what.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Australia – episode 15
Oct 10, 2015 3:27:08
Sponsor: The Delta Green Kickstarter is on!. The Iconoclasts scenario stretch goal has been unlocked! Check out the FREE Quickstart guide with a demo adventure.
The investigators leave civilization to travel into the interior of the Australian outback, a dangerous journey even with the latest 20th century technology aiding them. Aside from the blistering heat, lethal wildlife and other hazards associated with the desert, they will have to face insane cultists and supernatural abominations from beyond time and space. Once they draw near the dig site, they find that reality is more permeable than they previously thought. When the line between the waking world and the dreaming world is too thin, what will happen?
Delta Green: Inheritance
Oct 5, 2015 3:30:10
Sponsor: Arc Dream is sponsoring this episode of Game Designer’s Workshop. Check out the Delta Green Kickstarter.
In 1947, Delta Green is still part of the U.S. government but they are more concerning with hunting ex-Nazi occultists than they are investigating domestic 'weird' events. When a truck in the Catskills Mountains hits a bizarre ape-like creature, Delta Green is notified. Similarities between the creature and specimens retrieved by the Nazis from the Congo spark the idea for an investigation. A team of three agents with Delta Green clearance are sent to the Catskills to find out the truth behind the creature.
Using a beta version of new Delta Green rules, this game showcases some of the changes between baseline Call of Cthulhu and the new game. Keep in mind that many of the rules in the beta may change before final publication.
This AP guest stars Faust from Thrilling Intent. Check out their Youtube channel.
Dungeon Crawl Classics: Steal Dracula’s Gold
Sep 29, 2015 3:18:19
DRACULA HAS TOO DAMN MUCH GOLD. Also he's been kind of a jerk lately, what with the blood drainings and whatnot. So a group of peasants march on his castle to deal with him once and for all. They hope their superior numbers will result in victory, jamming death traps with their corpses, and overbearing any guardians. But before they slay Dracula, the peasants hope to loot the castle and thus gain a way out of the grinding cycle of peasant life. Of course, between the traps, monsters, and ancient artifacts held in the castle, who knows what will happen? Let the carnage begin!
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 3
Sep 24, 2015 3:38:26
After discovering the nature of the threat facing Science Team Super Five, the scientists of Telsadyne have come up with a plan to fight back. Even with their new Biomega ally, they will have to face a veritable army of bad guys, including giant kaiju. Not to worry though. Science Team Super Five has their own giant robot that the team can use to fight back. How much of Tokyo will be leveled in the fight between giants?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Australia – episode 14
Sep 19, 2015 3:32:40
The investigators have finally arrived in Australia. They have learned of a mysterious expedition to the interior of the country, but to what end, they do not know. They do know that the Lamplighter cult and their esoteric masters want them to follow the expedition, into the Outback. But before the team journeys into the desert, they must gather supplies, investigate leads, and perform research. Naturally, the cults of the Crawling Chaos are not far behind them.
Base Raiders: The Wild Hunt
Sep 14, 2015 3:52:27
News: Sparkles the Unicorn is now available to purchase as a Base Raiders PDF supplement! Get it on DrivethruRPG or through the Base Raiders store.
An incredibly powerful artifact known as the Horn of the Wild Hunt has been loosed upon the world and only Sparkles knows how dangerous it is. The demented unicorn enlists the aid of three base raiding heroes to help him get the horn before it causes too much damage. They must first smuggle a unicorn from New York to Colorado though, which entails a road trip. After that, the heroes find out the bearer of the horn has already made a powerful enemy, who has hired superpowered mercenaries. On top of that, a rival team of base raider that model themselves after Avalon and the Ideal threatens to interfere. Who will get the horn? Does Sparkles have an ulterior motive? Find out in our latest one shot, guest starring Faust from Thrilling Intent!
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 2
Sep 9, 2015 2:12:38
The rag tag team of misfit scientists employed by Tesladyne have been sent to Japan. Apparently Science Team Super Five is having some kind of technical difficulty on their island off the coast of Japan. Tesladyne needs their help anyway to look into their security problem after the last attack. However, when the three fighting scientists arrive on Super Five's island, they find more than they bargained for. Can a bloodthirsty ex-Nazi dinosaur, an incredibly life-like android, and a reformed mad scientist stop the assault of the Biomegas?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Interlude – episode 13
Sep 2, 2015 3:16:33
After the near-apocalyptic finale of Kenya, some time passes, and the survivors awaken to find themselves on a cruise ship heading to Australia. The Lamp Lighters have brought new allies so the survivors can build a new investigative team. However, this ship's passage through the Pacific has attracted the attention of dark forces. The new team must battle the occult if they are even to land in the Land Down Under.
Monsters and Other Childish Things – To Get Home, We Leave Things Behind
Aug 28, 2015 2:50:55
The White Forest Institute is a mental health group home for children who have been determined to be a threat to themselves or others. Some children who have been misdiagnosed due to the antics of their monsters, and explaining it that way will get you the appropriate anti-hallucinatory medications. Some strange Arcane Confluence at the home keeps the monsters from reassuring their kids that everything will be okay. The game will shift gears between the Children navigating the social hierarchy of the Home, while trying to not suffer relationship damage that will sever their tie with their monsters, and the Monsters will begin to solve the mystery of why their kids were taken to this particular home. Can the Children and Monsters find a way to reunite and convince the adults they have been successfully rehabilitated?
Atomic Robo: The Fighting Scientists of Tesladyne – Episode 1
Aug 23, 2015 2:21:09
Are you ready for some two-fisted science adventure? Then it’s time for the Atomic Robo RPG! Have you ever wanted to face down global conspiracy as an immortal atomic robot or Carl Sagan? The Atomic Robo RPG makes it possible. In this campaign, a trio of scientists working for Tesadyne face a series of unusual problems at work. Can a reformed mad scientist, an engineer who thinks he's a robot, and an ex-Nazi dinosaur stop an invasion of the vampire dimension on Tesladyne island?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Kenya – episode 12
Aug 17, 2015 3:13:42
The finale of the Kenya chapter begins! The investigators reach the peak of the Mountain of the Black Wind. The Cult of the Bloody Tongue shall soon perform a ritual that will increase the Crawling Chaos' power on Earth, so our heroes must stop them, even though they are outnumbered thousands to one. They have been cunning and canny, but sometimes, even that is not enough. Will they have to make the ultimate sacrifice? Staring down Nyarlathteop is not without costs...
Call of Cthulhu: Iconoclasts
Aug 11, 2015 3:13:29
A group of useful idiots from the West have journeyed to war-torn Iraq in search of power and fame as soldiers of ISIS. Barely speaking the local language, they are used as pawns and propaganda tools. Their latest mission seems like a cakewalk - search an old man's mansion for possible hidden antiquities and artifacts. The man is unarmed, assisted by a few servants, one of whom is an informant for ISIS. Ancient artifacts can be sold on the black market or smashed on video for propaganda, both valuable to the terrorist organization. Little do they realize that some artifacts are not meant to be sold or broken.
This game was recorded at Gen Con 2015 in an open gaming room, so there will be background noise. Sorry!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 21
Aug 6, 2015 2:58:45
After an epic odyssey spanning the galaxy, a disparate team of con artists, scientists, and Firewall agents have finally cornered their quarry. There will be no more chases around the solar system or to a distant exoplanet. No more undercover missions or political intrigue. Now, there is only victory or death. A TITAN has taken over a remote Bernal Sphere habitat in the outer system. It appears to be damaged or only partially operational, as there are gaps in the station's defenses, gaps large enough for the team to enter the habitat and attempt to stop it.The secrets that lay at the heart of the station may change the future of transhumanity, if the team survives long enough to report back to Firewall. Duality concludes NOW!
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Kenya – episode 11
Jul 30, 2015 2:56:25
The investigators are closer than ever to the heart of the conspiracy. After recruiting a local mercenary, Nails Nelson, to help them travel to the Mountain of the Black Wind. The answers they seek lie there, but an army of cultists and other dangers stands between them and their goal. Even if they reach their destination, will they be in any shape to climb the mountain?
Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green – Cascadia
Jul 25, 2015 4:33:56
A murder and theft at Washington State University was flagged by automated monitoring systems set up by Delta Green. A team of agents is hastily assembled and sent to the murder scene as quickly as possible. The victim was a geologist and several samples of an unusual nature were stolen from the lab. Unfortunately, the true nature of these samples is unknown, only that they refer to an earlier Delta Green case. The team must not only find the killer but learn the true nature of the samples and recover them if possible. The investigation will lead them to dark places, facing even darker opponents.
This episode guest stars Faust from the Thrilling Intent podcast!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 20
Jul 18, 2015 2:01:27
The end draws near! After a long and maddening quest, the Firewall team has tracked down their quarry, the entity known as Loren Kristol. It has seized a colony in the outer system known as Alpha Plus. Fortunately, a nearby colony ship, destined for another solar system, is still close enough to farcast the team. Unfortunately, the ship has been compromised by TITAN technology. Regardless of the danger, the team must attempt to stop Loren before it completes its plan.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Kenya – episode 10
Jul 13, 2015 3:20:35
The investigators are in Nairobi, looking into the cult of the Bloody Tongue and the missing Carlyle Expedition. Before they can enlist the aid of locals, including a powerful mystic, they must prove themselves by stopping a potential agent of the Crawling Chaos, Mr. Corbitt and any other cultists in the city. Corbitt owns a mansion connected to evil, but what lurks in the basement will horrify even the most jaded of investigators. Can the team purge the evil hiding in the darkness?
Trail of Cthulhu: The Mystery of Brighton Lodge
Jul 7, 2015 3:02:09
Melissa took the reins as GM for the first time and used the Trail of Cthulhu rules to run an Agatha Christie style mystery. Stability was replaced with sensibility - act out of character for a proper English person and risk losing sensibility! At any rate, a young woman has been murdered at Brighton Lodge and all of the guests are confined to the resort until the police can finish their investigation. A group of curious guests band together to find the real killer, because the arrested suspect is clearly not the real murderer. Can you figure out who the culprit is?
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 19
Jul 1, 2015 2:45:09
The Firewall team has been captured and sent to a secret lab and prsion run by the Ultimates. The lab is now run by Loren Kristol, or at least a being that claims to be Loren. As new inmates, the team must find a way to survive and complete the mission. Between vicious prisoners, deadly Ultimate guards, and experimental weapon technology, how can they possibly pull this mission off?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – Kenya – episode 9
Jun 27, 2015 3:52:50
The team bypasses Cairo altogether to head straight for the source! Many clues point to Kenya as the possible epicenter of the conspiracy. The Carlyle Expedition did disappear there, after all. Before the investigators can pick up the trail in Nairobi, they must first pass through the port city of Mombasa. The cults of the Crawling Chaos are now on the lookout for them, so travel will be more difficult. What strategy will they use to defeat the cultists? What other dangers lie in wait for them? Find out as the Kenya chapter begins!
13th Age: The Shadows of Eldolan – part 2
Jun 20, 2015 3:55:31
The investigation into the secrets of Eldolan continues. Between sorcerous assassins, cut throat gangs, and the political machinations of wizard guilds, can a group of misfit adventurers unravel a dark conspiracy that threatens the entire city? Find out who is behind the conspiracy and what tricks are up their sleeves in this thrilling conclusion to Shadows of Eldolan!
13th Age: The Shadows of Eldolan – part 1
Jun 16, 2015 2:52:32
A short distance down the coast from the mighty city of Horizon, the town of Eldolan has its own problems. Students of the town’s three rival wizard schools constantly feud and create trouble for the town guard, the Silver Shields, who must clean up the wizards’ messes. The Council of Mages—who truly rule the town—involve themselves with stints of political one-upmanship that keeps any true political progress from moving forward. And rumors of people going missing have been on the rise, keeping the common folk close to the magically lighted streets when they go out at night. But a darkness has been growing in Eldolan, and those who seek old power have set plans in motion to remind everyone what true fear is.
The RPPR crew tackled Shadows of Eldolan but it took more than one session to complete. The finale will be posted on the 20th. Enjoy!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 18
Jun 10, 2015 3:20:27
The Ultimates chapter begins! The Firewall agents have tracked Loren Kristol to Xiphos, the home of the Ultimates.Fortunately, they have a way to infiltrate the secure facility by posing a new Ultimate recruits during the annual Olympic festival. Thousands of Ultimates travel to Xiphos to compete and celebrate. During the festivities, the team has a chance to learn what Kristol got from the Ultimates and where he is. Of course, they must remain undercover and that means they must compete in the Olympics. The festival has many games and contests, including highly unorthodox ones, including a deadly tea party.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 8
Jun 4, 2015 3:25:02
The investigators decide to leave London for a spell and investigate a lead in the English countryside. Jackson Elias looked into strange deaths on the moors. The authorities believe the deaths to be simple animal killings, but no mere animal could inflict this kind of carnage. The Vane family, a minor aristocratic clan that lives in a castle, may somehow be connected to the case. You know what they say about exploring the moors at night, but what investigator can stay away?
The Play’s The Thing: Macbeth
May 30, 2015 1:57:53
The Play's the Thing is an indie RPG about retelling Shakespearean plays as a collaborative effort between players. Caleb ran a session of it, using Macbeth as the play. We had a full group of players as we entered the Scottish moors, waiting for news on the war. Also, Inverness is a bouncy castle. There's not much else to say, is there? Check out the art based on this episode on our Patreon!
Magpie Games has given us a coupon code for The Play's The Thing. Get 20% off your order of a print + PDF combo of the Play's The Thing with the code RPPRAP at http://www.magpiegames.com/product
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 17
May 24, 2015 2:34:09
The Firewall team has cornered their target, Loren Kristol, but they must catch him while Extropia descends into chaos! A powerful hacker is waging war against Nomic, the legal AGI, and the entire habitat is now a battlefield between confused citizens, hacked security bots, and paranoid mercenaries. Meanwhile, Loren Kristol has revealed himself and is on his way to escape with a number of Iktomi/hybrid morphs in his possession. The team must find and stop him before he gets away. Loren has a few tricks up his sleeve though. The exciting conclusion to the Extropia chapter is here!
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 7
May 20, 2015 2:10:52
The investigators have learned quite a bit about the cultists in London, but the cultists have learned about the investigators as well. Now the team must figure out a way to fight back without being overwhelmed by the sheer number of fanatical assassins and sorcerers pitted against them. Enlisting friends as allies in the investigation entails its own risks and one can only defy luck for so long. Mystical artifacts, cunning plans, and a deadly battle in the streets of London are only a prelude for the battles to come!
Trail of Cthulhu: The Repairer of Reputations
May 14, 2015 4:10:38
This is the thing that troubles me, for I cannot forget Carcosa, where black stars hang in the heavens, where the shadows of men's thoughts lengthen in the afternoon, when the twin suns sink into the Lake of Hali, and my mind will bear forever the memory of the Pallid Mask. I pray God will curse the writer, as the writer has cursed the world with this beautiful, stupendous creation, terrible in its simplicity, irresistible in its truth -- a world which now trembles before the King in Yellow.
(The adaptation of the story into RPG format is available from Pelgrane Press)
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 16
May 9, 2015 2:23:39
Aspen the async uplift returns to the investigation! She quickly thinks up a scheme to steal the data from the Ultimates. It involves kidnapping, body switching, and powerful drugs. There's also the small matter of alien hybrid morphs being built and sold to wealthy clients. In a place where money buys power and protection, can a small group of determined sentinels overcome the incredibly wealthy Ultimates and their elusive ally, Loren Kristol?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 6
May 4, 2015 2:59:58
After surviving the deadly paintings of Miles Shipley and his even more dangerous mother, the investigators have begun to glimpse the sheer scale of the plan of the cultists. Now they just have to find them. Their next target, the Penhew Foundation, is apparently a legitimate research organization, but what secrets does it current leader, Edward Gavigan hold? Who else is connected to the Foundation? As the investigation continues, our heroes discover that their foes are more active than the cultists in New York. For every action, there is an equal and deadly reaction by insane cultists, after all.
Dungeon Crawl Classics: Sailors on the Starless Sea
Apr 29, 2015 2:52:50
Since time immemorial you and your people have toiled in the shadow of the cyclopean ruins. Of mysterious origins and the source of many a superstition, they have always been considered a secret best left unknown by the folk of your hamlet.
But now something stirs beneath the crumbling blocks. Beastmen howl in the night and your fellow villagers are snatched from their beds. With no heroes to defend you, who will rise to stand against the encircling darkness? The secrets of Chaos are yours to unearth, but at what cost to sanity or soul?
An introductory adventure for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game, Sailors on the Starless Sea pits a mob of 0-level adventurers against the legacy of the Chaos Lords and their corrupted hordes. Delving beneath the crumbling ruins, the characters discover ancient crypts, a starless sea, and an ancient ziggurat, where death and treasure await in equal measure!
Learn more about the adventure and Dungeon Crawl Classics here. Generate your own squad of peasants here.
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 15
Apr 24, 2015 2:45:09
The investigation into Loren Kristol continues in Extropia. Data recovered from the Titanian Commonwealth investigation pointed to a meeting between Loren and the Ultimates that took place on Extropia. The Firewall team must now find out what the meeting was about and where Loren went. First, they must adjust to culture of Extropia. Between micro-torts and the relentless nature of anarcho-capitalism, can the team successfully pursue their investigation without alerting the Ultimates or Kristol?
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – London – episode 5
Apr 19, 2015 2:57:11
After fleeing the United States, the investigators have arrived in London! Jackson Elias pursued many leads while he stayed in the UK, so the team has their work cut out for them. Among the leads are the Penhew Foundation, which participated in the Carlyle Expedition and Miles Shipley, an infamous painter with a strange reputation.Interviewing Miles is a far more dangerous task than the investigators realize for reasons they won't suspect. The forces of the mythos are far more pervasive than the investigators ever realized, but have they learned it too late?
Call of Cthulhu: The Last Flight of 0237 – Part 2
Apr 14, 2015 2:49:54
The investigation of Flight 0237 has taken a turn for the weird. The FBI team has uncovered evidence of a supernatural conspiracy and it all points to a chemical plant near the crash site. After enlisting strange allies, the team must close in on the plant and stop the conspiracy before it's too late. Are firearms and quick wits enough to fight a threat derived from cosmic power? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of this scenario!
Call of Cthulhu: The Last Flight of 0237 – Part 1
Apr 8, 2015 3:25:30
A group of FBI agents is sent to investigate a strange crime - the apparent hijacking of a cargo plane in mid-flight. The flight resulted in a mid-air collision with another plane. The flight recorder showed that someone other than the pilots was in the plane. The plane crashed in the wilderness of North Dakota, during winter. Something far darker than agents can imagine is behind the crash. The answers lie in the desolate plains. (Part two will be posted next - this was a bit too long to post as a single AP).
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 14
Apr 3, 2015 2:18:26
The Jovian Republic chapter comes to an end! With the Exhuman terror cell broken, the Firewall team must do what it can to keep the population safe as as other Firewall agents attempt a silent coup d'etat. Riots break out across the habitat, the remaining exhumans attempt to pull off the Fall 2.0, and paranoid security agents are gunning down every threat they can find. Will the team survive? Will the Jovian Republic survive? Find out in this thrilling chapter conclusion! (Please note that there are some problems with the audio in a few places in this AP. I have no sure idea what caused it nor can I remove them. Sorry!)
Apr 1, 2015 4:16
You spot a man who obviously does not belong in Denver. His leather jacket and jeans are clean and mended, and his beard is neatly trimmed. More than this, though, is the dangerous grace with which he glides across the ground. Even relaxed, he looks as though he is ready to lash out with deadly blows. His brows are knit with concentration and he never ceases scanning every-thing around him, up and down and side to side. His presence screams deadly competence; you see people move out of his way as he approaches. Far out of his way.You also see the man is a walking arsenal. He has knives strapped to both calves and one forearm, a sword at his hip, a bow and quiver across his back, and a pistol in a holster which slaps quietly against his right thigh as he walks. His pockets bulge with gear, and probably ammunition. He carries his bedroll and the rest of his gear in a dufle, ready to drop out of the way the instant a fight is about to break. Even the bandits who skulk ready to pounce on anyone who might have something of the slightest value, shy away his penetrating gaze and run away if he changes direction towards them.
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 4
Mar 26, 2015 2:30:20
The Boston side quest continues! After learning about a meeting between two cultists, the investigators realize they have a chance to kill an old foe. In order to stop him, they'll have to case his hideout, figure out a plan of attack, and execute it without incident. Of course, no plan survives initial contact with reality. What tricks does their foe have up his sleeve? Hint: sometimes you don't see the forest for the giant monster pretending to be a tree.
Slasher Flick: Synthtopia
Mar 20, 2015 2:54:42
Special thanks to Review Cultist for the art! Check out his creepypasta review podcast, Al Dente Rigamortis.
The difference between a slasher flick and an action flick seems to be more about who you root for than anything else. Both genres thrive on unstoppable killing machines that murder their prey with near-impunity. In horror films, you root for the final girl to kill the slasher and live. In action films, you hope the hero murders all of the bad guys. But what if you were the bad guys? In the grimdark future of the 1980s, an artificial island called Synthtopia has been built by SomaTek, a giant mega-corporation. SomaTek plans to end the drug war by releasing a new synthetic drug called Soma that offers a safe and legal high 100 times better than any other drug. Naturally, the drug cartels have hired a gang of criminals to take Synthtopia down. But when the gang of 16 villains lands on the island, they will soon learn what it means to cross JACK SHADE, a mullet wearing hero who is more badass than any other man alive. Prepare for thrills, kills, and exciting plot twists in SYNTHTOPIA!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 13
Mar 15, 2015 2:43:52
The raid on the Exhumans is underway! The team of Firewall agents must infiltrate and take out every exhuman in their way. Somewhere in the depths of their headquarters is a server that has the data they need to save the Jovian Republic, but every exhuman will die to defend it. Can they survive the horrors, traps, and deadly assault? Will their allies hold the line long enough to give them a way out? Can they get out before the police realize what's going on and lock the sector down? Shit is more real than ever!
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 3
Mar 10, 2015 3:12:40
The investigators have uncovered a link between Jackson Elias and a mysterious organization called the Order of the Silver Twilight. It seems one of their members stole a book of the occult that Jackson sought out. Eager to get out of New York, the investigators decide to visit the Order's lodge in Boston. Posting as potential initiates, the investigators must find out the Order's secrets while pretending to pass as normal citizens. Is everyone in the Order a threat or are innocent civilians mixed in with dangerous cultists? Guest player Jason shows up to aid their mission, but can he mean the difference between success and failure?
Wield: A Not So Final Fantasy
Mar 4, 2015 1:35:59
Wield is a fantasy RPG where each player character is a powerful magic item with suitably awesome magical powers and epic destiny. Unfortunately, they are still items and need to be wielded by an adventurer of some sort in order to actually do anything. After picking this game up at Gen Con last year, we decided to give it a shot. Everyone made suitably epic magic items and went to town in a not-at-all Final Fantasy knock-off setting. This is a shorter one shot, but it should give you an idea of how the system works.
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 12
Feb 27, 2015 2:39:11
The Firewall team has found the location of an exhuman terror cell deep in the bowels of the Jovian Republic. Before they launch a covert raid on the exhumans, the team must prepare. They are deep under cover, in a totalitarian dystopian society with stringent laws on weapons and face a foe that fears nothing. This Firewall team can improvise and overcome though. They have support from another Firewall cell, including a very special vac suit worker...
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 2
Feb 21, 2015 3:04:08
The investigators have begun to piece together Jackson Elias' trail, but the cult is not far behind them. They find out that Roger Carlyle's sister, Erica, may have vital information about the case. She also has a number of vital tomes in her library. The team must dodge assassins, deal with Omri, the white haired woman, and defend Erica from the cult.Will their mysterious allies, the Lamplighters, be enough to stop the cult? Find out in this thrilling episode!
5E Dungeons and Dragons: The Demented Dungeon
Feb 15, 2015 2:12:27
A group of adventurers awaken in a stony tunnel with no memory of how they got there and soon realize they are trapped in a dungeon filled with strange puzzles and vicious monsters. They have no choice but to explore the dungeon and try to find a way out. Talking animals, grimlocks, and bottomless pits stand between the group and freedom. Dare they delve the Demented Dungeon? Find out what happens in Anne's first game as GM in this one shot!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 11
Feb 10, 2015 2:02:25
After a skirmish with exhuman terrorists in a Jovian factory, the Firewall agents are wounded and on the run. Their enemies are onto them, the Jovian police have launched a crackdown in response to the destruction of the factory, and time is running out. Between treating their wounds and maintaining cover identities, can they even recover and pursue new leads into the exhuman threats? They will also find out that their actions have consequences for innocent civilians caught up in the security crackdown. Helping the innocent can compromise the mission though. Can the team split the Gordian Knot? Find out in the second part of the Jovian chapter!
Trail of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep – New York – episode 1
Feb 5, 2015 3:05:38
After surviving an encounter with cultists in Hollywood, our brave team of investigators journeys to New York to meet with Jackson Elias. It is January 1925 and the fate of the world hangs in the balance, although no one realizes it yet. The investigators soon realize their fate is intertwined with the infamous Carlyle Expedition of 1919, which met its doom in Kenya in a brutal massacre by angry natives...supposedly. Unraveling the machinations of the Crawling Chaos will take everything they have and even then they may not uncover every Mask of Nyarlathotep!
Miss the prequel games? Check out our campaign page to find the listening order!
Dungeon World: The Ghost Library
Jan 31, 2015 2:45:47
We return to the Colossus Archipelago as Ovid and company quest to retrieve lore from a Ghost Library! The adventurers must brave a treacherous trip up the mountain to a most remote and haunted library guarded by deadly automatons and spirits. Even if they survive those challenges, finding one specific book from the stacks is a daunting task in of itself. A new cast member joins us for this episode. Listen to find out how well he does!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 10
Jan 26, 2015 3:49:35
The Jovian Republic chapter of Duality begins! A group of sentinels has been sent into Republic to find and stop a cell of exhuman terrorists. Posing as new immigrants or as hypercorp consultants, the team must make contact with a local cell of Firewall agents, and investigate leads while avoiding both the exhumans and the Jovian police.This all must done with basic morphs and limited weapons and tools due to strict anti-tech laws in the Republic. Of course, they could try to smuggle some tech in, but that poses its own risks. Find out how well the team does when they venture into the Republic!
Trail of Cthulhu – The Dream Factory – Part 2
Jan 21, 2015 4:23:03
The secrets of Hollywood have never been so dark! After experiencing missing time, the private investigators discover a secret cult operating within Los Angeles. Their cryptic allies have told them the cult owns a weapon that can destroy the cursed mirror in their possession, but what is it? Even if they find the weapon, their mission to rescue the actress from the clutches of the cult will be no easier. It is all building to a confrontation with the elusive leader of the cult, but will anyone survive to investigate certain events in New York in January 1925?
Call of Cthulhu: Shanghaied
Jan 16, 2015 6:13:00
Prepare for adventure on the high seas and in distant lands in this special double length episode of Call of Cthulhu! It begins with a group of would-be gold prospectors in 1848 as they arrive in San Francisco. The trio enter the wrong bar and wind up on a merchant ship on its way to Shanghai. First off, the ship will travel to Rook island to load up on spices. The new sailors try to adapt to life on the high seas, but one of them refuses to work on principle. His eventual fate foreshadows the true horror that awaits the survivors when they arrive on the island. Both the plantation owner and the native tribesmen hold dark secrets. Can the hapless sailors survive the upcoming conflict?
Eclipse Phase: The Shepherd – Duality episode 9
Jan 11, 2015 3:41:44
The Jovian chapter of Duality begins! As we learned from Erasure Squad, a group of exhuman terrorists plan to reenact the Fall in the Jovian Republic. But before Firewall can send in a team of sentinels to investigate and stop the exhumans, we turn the narrative to Shepherd station, a small military habitat. It is a refueling and repair depot for the Jovian Fleet and occasionally renders aid to damaged civilian ships. It also becomes the front line in the warbetween Firewall and the exhumans. Who will triumph in the first battle? Find out in this prequel to the main Jovian chapter!
Trail of Cthulhu – The Dream Factory – Part 1
Jan 5, 2015 4:23:26
Picking up from Shanghai Bullets, a group of investigators has possession of a deadly mythos artifact as they return from China to America. Unfortunately it also appears to be indestructible. They research methods of destroying the cursed thing and soon find themselves embroiled in investigating the supernatural full time, including bouts of missing time and encounters in the Dreamlands. This eventually leads them to a missing person's case in Hollywood. A young actress has disappeared before her next film is set to debut. The investigators know it is tied to the occult, but they have no idea how far down the mystery goes.Finding the actress is somehow tied to destroying the artifact, but how?
Fate Core: Save Game – Castlevania
Dec 28, 2014 2:26:43
Save Game is a setting for the Fate Core RPG about old school video games. Specifically, it's about a group of heroes in the video game universe fighting the evil glitches that are infecting and corrupting everything and everyone. One such group of heroes has been tasked with traveling to Castlevania and determining which of the major characters in that game is secretly infected with the glitch. It won't be easy - there are forests filled with monstrous enemies, ruined towers to climb, and of course, fish guys. Can this dark realm be saved from the glitch? Let's play to find out!
Eclipse Phase: The Outside Context Problem
Dec 22, 2014 3:16:06
Proxy Cogburn, leader of the Firewall presence on exoplanet Minerva 4, is personally leading a team of agents to explore a possible X-threat on Wormwood, an infamous gatecrashing site. Wormwood is nothing but a massive tunnel network stretching out for hundreds of kilometers in all directions from its gate. It is believed to be an asteroid, but no one has found a way out yet and the tunnels have yet to be fully mapped. Several weeks ago, a Firewall sentinel and gatecrasher stationed on Wormwood detected a rogue team of explorers who breached a wall and disappeared. Given that Wormwood was built by an alien civilization, Firewall needs to make sure the explorers haven't unleashed some hellish alien technology that could pose a threat to transhumanity. Little do the other agents realize that Cogburn (formerly known as Gerard) might have a hidden agenda.
Trail of Cthulhu: Shanghai Bullets
Dec 16, 2014 3:54:12
News: RPPR B-Sides volume 2 is out! Click here to check it out! We have playtests of Call of Cthulhu scenarios, games of Fiasco, and a whole lot more!
Synopsis: Guns-blazing danger portends and international intrigue unfurls in the city of conspiracy, the licentious, opium-infused Berlin of the East. In the shadow struggle between nations, no weapon is more fiercely coveted than the star mirror. It brings blood-draining death from beyond the stars! A group of investigators meets in Shanghai in order to uncover the mystery behind the death of a priest. They find far more than they could possibly imagine. This scenario is part of Stunning Eldritch Tales, although it was changed to take place in the 1920s, rather than the 1930s.
Edit: Thanks to Matt from the Drunk and Ugly podcast, there is an improved quality version of this episode.
Dungeon World: Inverse World – The Sky Adventure Begins!
Dec 10, 2014 3:11:40
Inverse World is a setting for Dungeon World that adds a lot of new material to the game like skyships and robots. Of course, we had to give it a shot. In this one shot, an adventurous skyship crew finds themselves in trouble in regards when a certain Eternal Majestic Bastion of the Perfect Congress of the Lighted Legion...malfunctions. Can the adventurers save the day despite the explosions, angry police, rioting masses, and other trouble swarming around them?
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 8
Dec 4, 2014 2:53:45
The Firewall team has found the secret lab controlled by the Jante corporation, but can they get its secrets without being killed? Private military contractors are trying to contain the exsurgent infection, which is not yet under control. In order to get the data they need, the team must deal with both the heavily armed mercenaries and the deadly exsurgent-infected abominations. Of course, the last group of survivors at the Spa may have made things harder for the Firewall team...
5E Dungeons and Dragons: The Dissidents of Darland
Nov 29, 2014 4:04:51
In our very first game of 5E Dungeons and Dragons, Sean tries GMing for the first time! Fortunately, this turned out less train-wreckish than the Haunting. After a long war, a formerly powerful nation struggles to rebuild. The switch from monarchy to a republic form of government has also raised tensions between the various political factions. In other words, this is the fantasy Weimar Republic. The new government has appointed a group of troubleshooters to find and capture a dissident leader. Can they find their man? Will he go quietly? The answer is no, we're playing Dungeons and Dragons, not Dungeons and non-violent solutions to our problems. More background info on the game's setting is available here.
Trail of Cthulhu: The Final Revelation – The Rending Box
Nov 24, 2014 2:04:38
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In an antiques shop in North London, there is a box. Inside the box is an ancient creature, seeping through into the world. It will show the Investigators the universe as it really is. The Rending Box is the final Purist adventure for Trail of Cthulhu. The previous scenarios, The Dying of St Margaret’s, The Watchers in the Sky and The Dance In The Blood have hinted about an immense, fecund creature, spawning beneath the soil of the Lake District. In The Rending Box, the Investigators see that creature. Indeed, they may discover everything: the patterns behind the universe, the monsters older than time, the secrets that break your mind. And all they need to do is open a box.
This is the fourth and final installment of the Final Revelation. Can the secrets learned by the Friday Group find the source of the upcoming apocalypse and stop it? What is the Final Revelation? Find out in the campaign finale!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 7
Nov 19, 2014 3:03:55
The Firewall agents have set up a honey pot operation in order to learn more about the connection between the Tongs and Loren Kristol. Even if their high stakes deception works, how long can they operate before they are detected? The Titanian Commonwealth seems peaceful, but dark forces lurk in the shadows. New Quebec may be as dangerous as the frigid wilderness of Titan!
Call of Cthulhu: He Calls Me By The Thunder
Nov 14, 2014 2:51:24
At the end of the Civil War, two wounded Confederate veterans stumble through the wreckage of central Georgia, trying to get the passes they need to safely return home. When they arrive at an abandoned Union garrison at a remote plantation, they soon realize that there may be worse things than Yankees lurking in the wake of Sherman's march, and their war might not quite be over. Or maybe they'll just find gold and get rich. That happens a lot in Call of Cthulhu, right?
This game was played after hours at Fear the Con 7. We started in the hotel lobby, and in the middle we had to move to a different (and much creepier) hotel. This is a very early playtest draft of the scenario, which has since been improved considerably.
Trail of Cthulhu: The Final Revelation – The Dance in the Blood
Nov 8, 2014 2:53:17
There are monsters beneath the earth. You cannot fight them. You cannot run from them. And they are closer than you think.
In a forgotten corner of Northern England, between the rolling hills and tranquil dales nestles a village plagued by terrible secrets and subterranean horrors.
Every 119 years the village of Manesty is torn apart, its inhabitants massacred. It happened in 1697. It happened in 1816. Now it’s 1935 and horrific events have been set in motion. Swimming through the soil beneath the village are loathsome creatures waiting, impatiently, to rise above the earth and reclaim the land they believe is theirs and kill anyone who stands in their way, including the Investigators.
However, as with all the best Mythos adventures, not all is as it seems. The Investigators must uncover the mystery that has killed many and doomed others in the tiny village while struggling to keep their lives and the last vestiges of their sanity intact.
The Friday Group continues their investigation by delving into this matter. Even if means averting the apocalypse, will it be worth the cost?
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 6
Nov 3, 2014 2:39:24
The Firewall team tasked with finding Loren Kristol have farcast to the Titanian Commonwealth in order to pursue a lead they found on Ceres. Orienting themselves to New Quebec results in a bit of culture shock but they have no choice. Kristol formed a conspiracy with the Tongs and a mysterious corporation. Furthermore, a few of the nomadic Hulder seem to be involved. The Commonwealth prides itself on being the most civilized post-Fall nation, but even it has its dark side. Can the team survive its frigid depths?
Monsters and Other Childish Things: Five Nights at Freddy’s
Oct 29, 2014 3:33:43
Five Nights at Freddy's is a scary video game about a creepy restaurant with even creepier animatronic robots. In other words, it is a perfect fit for Monsters and Other Childish Things. A group of kids visit Freddy's and get very special prizes that grant them strange new powers (and a very special friend!). Unfortunately for them, it also teleports them into Freddy's after the restaurant closes. Can they survive the night? Even if they survive that night, can they survive the other nights? I mean it says FIVE nights, that implies more than one night. Anyway, enjoy this special horrific one shot, just in time for Halloween!
Kerberos Club: The Grandfather Paradox
Oct 24, 2014 3:15:17
The Kerberos Club, that great pile of mouldering stone in the otherwise respectable Square of Saint James, is refuge for the Empire's monsters and broken heroes. It is sanctuary and sometimes home to those who have gazed too long into the darkness and those who have been touched by the Strange. Occasionally members of the club join together to confront threats to the unsuspecting peoples of the Empire. Of course, most of those good Victorians consider the Club to be the worst sort of disreputable, but Kerberans all have their own reasons for doing things. There is every reason for the club's motto: MALUM NECESSARIUM. In this exciting adventure, a trio from the Club tackles a most vexing dilemma. Top scientists have been kidnapped by mysterious forces and only the Kerberos Club can solve the mystery. Their investigation reveals a villain they would have never suspected!
Trail of Cthulhu: The Final Revelation – The Watchers In The Sky
Oct 18, 2014 2:40:36
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The Friday Group continues their investigation into the supernatural. They uncover documents related to an avian threat that another group of investigators tried to tackle. A madman feeds the birds, paranoid they are watching him. Later, the same strange birds stare from the rooftops, warping the laws of physics and chemistry. And, when the Investigators dissect one of the creatures, they find something monstrous inside.
Eclipse Phase: The Spa
Oct 14, 2014 2:35:29
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Synopsis: a group of technicians work at the Spa, a remote lab hidden in the remote Titanian wilderness. Unfortunately for them, one of the samples shipped to the lab has escaped, which happens to be infected with the exsurgent virus. The workers soon learn that isn't their only problem. Can they survive the horrors within? This one shot is connected to Duality, for reasons that will become apparent in future episodes. Enjoy!
Base Raiders: Boiling Point – part 2
Oct 7, 2014 2:54:34
News: Please support our latest Kickstarter, Boiling Point! This is the conclusion of the RPPR playtest of the adventure and if you contribute to the Kickstarter, you will get a chance to playtest it as well.
Synopsis: Professor White and his band of base raiders have found a network of underwater bases off the coast of New York, now populated with a race of alien shark people known as the Selachius. The base raiders must prevent the aliens from invading Earth while also making a profit looting the bases. Instead of trying to defeat all of the warriors, the raiders try to reason with them. Will their audacious attempt at diplomacy work? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of Boiling Point!
Trail of Cthulhu: The Final Revelation – The Dying of St Margarets
Oct 4, 2014 3:05:15
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Synopsis:The Final Revelation gives your Investigators the opportunity to play through a Purist campaign set in the United Kingdom of the 1930s where there is no escape, no comfort and no salvation when faced with the Mythos. Your Investigators are powerless and insignificant; your only choices death, insanity or a quiet life with a shattered mind In the first part of this mini-campaign, a group of scholars investigates the history of a remote Scottish island of St Margaret’s. They find a record of death and madness, as a group of investigators sought out a missing friend on the island. What they found was something far more sinister than they ever imagined.
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 5
Sep 28, 2014 2:21:00
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Synopsis: The gatecrashers turned Firewall agents have infiltrated the Hidden Concern, a powerful organized crime group of octopus uplifts. They must find out as much about Loren Kristol's plan as possible. To do so, they must navigate the treacherous underworld, both figuratively and literally. They are miles below the surface, in enclosed pods and surrounded by murderous gangsters. Will they ever see the light again? Find out in the conclusion of the Ceres chapter of Duality!
Base Raiders: Boiling Point – part 1
Sep 22, 2014 2:59:29
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A group of base raiders are forewarned of a threat to the world, somewhere off the coast of New York. They soon realize it must come from an abandoned underwater base, the home of a missing superhero named Hot Water. The raiders want to loot the base and save the world, because they can't spend their hard won profit, if the world is invaded by murderous shark people. Find out what happens when Professor White, The Violet Vision, and Foot High Science Guy go under the sea!
This is a playtest of the scenario and will be revised by final publication. If you back the Kickstarter, you will receive a playtest draft and have a chance to comment and help improve the final product.
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 7
Sep 17, 2014 3:01:23
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The journey of the dreamers has finally reached its end. They have returned to the waking world, but their nightmares have only begun. For one, they awake in a mental asylum far from home. It soon becomes clear that the dreamers must return to the start of their journey, to the Peach Blossom Restaurant in New York City. They have been changed forever, but they will not rest until vengeance is theirs. Find out what happens in the campaign finale of The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man!
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 4
Sep 12, 2014 2:58:04
Firewall's newest team of field agents has been sent to Ceres, a dwarf planet in the main belt, in order to continue their investigation regarding project TALISMAN. It seems that Loren Kristol, the man who escaped from the Mirrored Pillar, has sent out forks throughout the solar system to pursue a mysterious agenda. Thanks to an undercover Firewall agent, they know Kristol is trying to recruit talented morph designers that are currently working for the Hidden Concern, a totally legitimate business enterprise controlled by octopus uplifts. First, the team needs to infiltrate the organization, which is easier said than done.
Savage Worlds: Accursed at Gen Con 2014
Sep 7, 2014 2:45:09
In a world of dark fantasy and perilous adventure, the forces of evil have triumphed. Those who remain uncorrupted by wickedness must rely upon monsters to fight against the darkness. Witches have ruled the land since the last battles of conquest, but their Grand Coven has been sundered, leaving behind remnants of a once-mighty army. The remnants of the horde include captured citizens of the conquered nations that fought as the Witches’ shock troops. Tom contributed to the Kickstarter for this setting and participated in a game run by the creators at Gen Con 2014. I do not have the names of the GM or other players handy, but will edit this post when I get that info.
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 6
Aug 31, 2014 2:39:01
The dreamers have ascended to the surface, arriving at the city of Ulthar. Despite its relative safety, they have found they are not alone. Two strange companions have followed them to the city, under the orders of their dark lord. Slaying them accomplishes nothing, so the dreamers must find another means of stopping them. Even with the aid of cats like Splendid, can the dreamers defeat the immortal companions?
This episode uses material from the Wives of March from Hebanon Games.
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 3
Aug 26, 2014 3:10:24
The gatecrashers have escaped to the relative safety of the autonomist zone on Minerva 4, but their troubles have only begun. After being 'persuaded' to join Firewall, the gatecrashers are given a mission to prove their abilities, a simple fetch quest on a distant exoplanet. Nothing is easy as it seems though, as the team finds out.
Call of Cthulhu: Lord of the Peaks
Aug 20, 2014 4:07:26
News: Check out the Horrors of War, Pagan Publishing's Kickstarter for their anthology of WW1 scenarios! If you like these scenarios, please help support their creators.
A group of Royal Italian Army soldiers has been ordered to check up on an observation post high up in the Dolomite Mountains. The Austrian army is the least of their concerns. Deadly storms, avalanches, the cold, disease, and other hazards claim more lives than their enemies. However, as the squad approaches their goal, little do they realize that there are far worse threats than men or nature. Who is the true lord of the peaks? Find out in this special one shot recorded at Gencon 2014! Sorry about the noise, but we had to play in an open gaming room that piped in music, even late at night.
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 5
Aug 15, 2014 2:56:22
The quest of the dreamers takes them to the Underworld. Their earlier adventures pale to the nightmarish dangers that face them in the gloomy darkness of the endless caverns ahead. A strange guide offers to help, but only for a price he refuses to name. Even with the guide's help, countless horrors lurk in the shadows. Their journey will take them to the city of the Gugs, a monstrous race of giants. Can the dreamers infiltrate such a Cyclopean stronghold?
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 2
Aug 10, 2014 3:30:32
The gatecrashers have escaped from the clutches of the hypercorps, but they now realize they must go back in to retrieve their memories. Their goal is inside the green zone of Pathfinder City, the capital of the exoplanet colony, and in order to get access, the team must overcome the high security of the zone. There's also the small matter of the prisoners being held inside. Will the team risk even more in order to rescue them? A single misstep could doom the entire team.
Twilight 2000: Operation Navarone
Aug 5, 2014 3:45:28
In early August 2008, Russia invaded the Republic of Georgia from the North. The Georgian government had expected a Black Sea landing and had deployed its army in the west. Taken off guard, a special forces team was hastily assembled and dropped into the northern part of South Ossetia -a place formally part of Georgia but with many rebel groups wanting to break away. Their mission was to destroy the Roki Tunnel, delaying the Russian army until the Georgians could redeploy. Historically, they failed to destroy the tunnel and instead destroyed a bridge further south and ambushed the Russian armored column, delaying the Russians about a day, but it wasn't enough. All were lost, but they destroyed a lot of Russian hardware. In this alternate history scenario, a group of Georgian special forces operators attempt to hold back the Russians as long as possible.
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 4
Jul 31, 2014 2:50:24
The Dreamers have finally crossed the ocean, but the city of Lhosk may prove to be even more dangerous. The Men from Leng trade in the city freely and it seems the citizens of Lhosk do not suspect their true allegiances. The Dreamers must find passage to Ulthar while avoiding the Men from Leng, a task easier said than done. Furthermore, they must add a new dreamer who has joined the group, but will he adapt to this strange new land?
Eclipse Phase: Duality episode 1
Jul 26, 2014 3:35:58
News: Please back No Soul Left Behind (formerly known as the Spared and the Spoiled) on Kickstarter! Caleb will cry if you don't!
A group of scientists and gatecrashers find themselves on a distant exoplanet named Minerva 4, part of a secret hypercorp research project. The group quickly realizes their memories have been edited, leaving a long stretch of time missing. Furthermore, they are in a remote facility far from a colony city run by Pathfinder. What secrets does this facility hold? Who edited their memories? The more the team investigates, the deeper the mystery runs. Learn the secrets of the mirrored pillar!
Monsters and Other Childish Things: Rick and Morty
Jul 20, 2014 1:44:15
So there's this show called Rick and Morty. It's about a mad scientist (Rick) and his grandson (Morty) going on adventures throughout time and space. In one episode, it is revealed that there is an organization called the Council of Ricks, composed of many Ricks throughout the countless parallel universes. In this special one shot, each player is a Rick and Morty team sent by the Council to investigate a strange alien planet. What secrets does this planet hold? Can a team of Ricks from very different alternate universes work together as a team? Probably not, but you may be surprised!
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 3
Jul 14, 2014 3:24:21
The Dreamers awaken after a long sleep to find themselves at sea. No oceanic journey is peaceful in the Dreamlands and after encountering a strange abandoned ship, the Dreamers realize their quest will only grow more perilous. After all, the ocean is known for its pirates...
Eclipse Phase: Hedgerow
Jul 9, 2014 4:16:33
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Base Raiders: The Vault
Jul 4, 2014 2:20:40
News: Get the newest Base Raiders PDF supplement: Boost Patches! Temporary super powers without permanent side effects. The PDF also includes the adventure seed for the Lost Treasure of the Candy Man.
A group of civilians, all stranger to each other, are invited for a chance to gain wealth and power. It turns out that a base raider believes that these strangers can bypass certain defensive systems in a villain's lair that he cannot - super powered beings trigger security systems that normal humans do not. In order to access the base though, the civilians must pass an automated henchman recruiting test and only then can they secure the treasure of the base. But what isn't the mysterious base raider telling the civilians about the base? What lies in the vault at the bottom of the base? Delve into the secret behind the base of the Red Mantis in this one shot AP!
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 2
Jun 28, 2014 3:19:14
As the addicts recover from the initial shock of finding themselves in the Dreamlands, they realize they must flee the ruined city they started in or suffer a fate worse than death. After escaping, they find themselves at a strange city. The citizens there offer to help them find a way home, but only if they first go on a quest to seek out answers from an oracle. The dreamers accept, having no other choice, and they set off on their first mission in this strange new world. Being men from the modern world and lacking certain important skills like sword fighting, can they survive the perils of the wilderness?
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 12
Jun 23, 2014 4:02:32
Thanks to Laura for the art!
The end is upon us! The Fiendish Four have tracked down the true villain and have discovered his dastardly plan. The question is: can they stop him without damning themselves in the process? Between the governor's security, the demonic staff, and the true mastermind of the plot, the Four have their work cut out for them. Of course, they didn't totally burn all of their bridges, so they aren't totally alone. But even with angelic help, it may not be enough to save the day! Find out how the school year concludes in this dramatic campaign finale for No Soul Left Behind!
Wushu: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1990s – The Island of Dr. Oak
Jun 18, 2014 2:57:58
Thanks to Crazon for this awesome cover art!
Whenever the world is threatened by unnatural dangers, there is only one organization to call on. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has existed for centuries, recruiting the finest and most unusual adventurers, thinkers, rebels, and iconoclasts the universe has ever seen. When Dr. Oak summons a coterie of evil dictators and would-be conquerors to bid on his genetically engineered army of monsters and child trainers, it is up to the League to stop him. Three heroes are sent in to stop the sale of the 'Pocket Monster' army: Earthworm Jim, The Guyver, and MANTIS. Can they penetrate the island's security and stop Dr. Oak before it is too late?
Call of Cthulhu: The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man episode 1
Jun 13, 2014 2:22:16
From a squalid New York drug den to the spectral ruins of Sarkomand . . .
From the horrors of the Underworld to the zoog-haunted Enchanted Wood . . .
From the twilight city of Inquanok to the endless sunset of Ilek-Vad . . .
All the wonders of dream await—and all the terrors of nightmare, too.
The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man is a full-length Call of Cthulhu (Sixth Edition) campaign of adventure, cosmic mystery, and deepest fear set in the Dreamlands of H.P. Lovecraft. The player characters—the Dreamers—explore the breadth of the otherworldly Dreamlands seeking a way back to the lives that they left behind. But can they survive the countless dangers of a world of dream—and the strange emnity of Nyarlathotep, the messenger and soul of the Outer Gods, when they fall under his capricious gaze?
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 11
Jun 8, 2014 3:10:53
The Fiendish Four have discovered an insidious plot that will devastate the city and only they can stop it. That will require facing the governor and his minions, both demonic and human. Before they storm the castle, so to speak, the Fiendish Four need every edge they can get. This means investigation, interrogation of minions, and other dirty tricks. Anything to even the odds. Will their work be enough or will they be doomed before they even start? Find out in the penultimate episode of the campaign!
Base Raiders: The Lost Treasure of the Candy Man
Jun 3, 2014 3:15:03
News: A new hero, Elizabeth Solomon, is now available as a PDF supplement. She's usable as a NPC or pregenerated PC and the PDF includes an adventure hook.
Base raiding is hard to do, but sometimes the greatest difficulty is in finding the base in the first place. When the black market dealer Iconoclast finds a lead on a potential new base, she hires a few up and coming base raiders to help find it. The base in question could have a valuable stash of Ideal super-technology, including the valuable Boost Patches, which provide temporary super powers to any human that uses them. The raiders will have to dig through the dirty secrets of old Hollywood and teleport around the world in order to find the base, but can they do what it takes to cross the threshold? Find out in this thrilling one shot adventure!
A Dirty World: A Very Thorough Murder part 3
May 29, 2014 3:11:52
News: a new hero for Base Raiders is available. Check out the scholarly vampire, Elizabeth Solomon!
The schemes of murderers and mice always seem to unravel, despite their best intentions. As crooked police and desperate criminals circle ever closer to our protagonists, they push for one last chance to right things or at least survive the upcoming chaos. Even though this is a dirty world, perhaps there's a chance for a happy ending for these killers. Find out how it all ends in the finale of A Very Thorough Murder!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 10
May 24, 2014 3:21:41
The end draws near! The Fiendish Four have gained a lead on Terror Track, but where will it take them and what will they uncover? The villain is still out there, plotting something dark and deadly. The stakes have never been higher, but the humble anti-heroes must do what they can to save the school and protect the kids!
Call of Cthulhu: Hex Hollow
May 19, 2014 3:04:21
In 1928, in York County Pennsylvania, two men murdered another because they believed they were being hexed. The crime caught the attention of the country, as many were astounded to discover that some still believed in witches and curses in the 20th century. Of course, the reality was far darker than even the authorities ever realized. The next year, a group of strangers come together to learn that the Pow-Wow men of York County hold darker secrets than anyone suspected. Secrets worth killing over. Can the strangers come together to find out the truth and stop a great supernatural evil before it's too late? Find out as a full table of veteran and newbie players plunge into the depths of Hex Hollow!
A Dirty World: A Very Thorough Murder part 2
May 13, 2014 3:16:01
The trio of murderers are only digging themselves deeper as they try to cover up their crimes and figure out what to do with the money. Between drug dealers and crooked cops, can these bloodstained bumblers find a happy end? There's only one way to find out!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 9
May 7, 2014 3:51:05
The troubles of the Fiendish Four never end! Their actions have attracted the attentions of their angelic counterparts, who can pose more danger than any rival demonically possessed superperson. Not only are they equipped with incredible powers, beating up on an angelically possessed person sure sounds like a sin, doesn't it? But for the sake of the KEEDZZZ, the Fiendish (or Framed Four if you prefer) won't let them get in their way. Plus, they do have a guy who turn things into other things. Who can beat that?
Eclipse Phase: The Devotees part 2
May 3, 2014 3:09:41
The Firewall agents sent into Legba have uncovered a conspiracy that threatens all of transhumanity and only they can stop it! Doing so is easier than said than done. Between the ruthless ego traffickers versus the insane cultists and military-grade security systems, do they have a chance of stopping Nine Lives? Their only hope is in turning each faction against the others. Will the agents manipulate the paranoid gangsters and madmen that make up Nine Lives? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of The Devotees!
This adventure was written by Caleb Stokes and is now available for purchase at DrivethruRPG. This AP is a playtest of the scenario so your experiences may vary.
Eclipse Phase: The Devotees part 1
Apr 28, 2014 3:39:16
Normally a crossroads for Nine Lives (the ego trading cartel) trafficking, the gang’s asteroid stronghold, Legba, has grown more violent and strange than usual. Slaves participating in gladiatorial deathmatch XPs display disturbing enthusiasm and devotion. Upper echelon Nine Lives lieutenants are farcasting in for an unprecedented important meeting. A Firewall operative undercover on the habitat has requested sentinel support, warning that Nine Lives may be in possession of something representing an x-threat.
This adventure was written by Caleb Stokes and is now available for purchase at DrivethruRPG. This AP is a playtest of the scenario so your experiences may vary.
A Dirty World: A Very Thorough Murder part 1
Apr 23, 2014 3:06:52
Joe Bilby was a bad man. Even his murderers underestimated how badly he deserved to die...until they found all that money in his office. The petty revenge of a deputy, an artist, and a country doctor has accidentally uncovered a criminal conspiracy undermining the entire town, and the snake's nest is stirring. Many want to find the men responsible for Bilby's death, but justice is the last thing they have in mind. Can the conspirators resist temptation and scrutiny long enough to return to their regular lives? Or has their shared sin started a cycle of violence from which there is no escape? Find out in this A Dirty World mini-campaign featuring Aaron, David, and Tom.
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 8
Apr 18, 2014 3:20:05
The school year is over halfway complete, yet the problems of the Fiendish Four never let up! A new super villain has set up shop in the area, a gang boss who is more than ready to unleash his powers on the public. He's also challenging the Four's own gang, in that he pays them and offers them work. Clearly, this gross injustice cannot be allowed to stand. What ace does the villain up his sleeve? Find out in this action packed episode!
Call of Cthulhu: Payday
Apr 13, 2014 2:43:11
Tom steps up to the plate to run yet another game of Call of Cthulhu. He's calling it Desert Heist, but I write the show notes so it's going up as Payday. Anyway, the player characters are criminals hired to steal a particular item from a FBI evidence storage warehouse. It's a very straightforward job with no unseen complications. No, it's the other thing, where there are tons of complications and twists. Enjoy!
Dungeon World: The Colossus Archipelago
Apr 8, 2014 2:45:09
Sara and Marc join the "campaign" as the agents of the Kingdom of Skull. General Noxia Thackarry orders our intrepid heroes to recruit the Palm Pirate fleet for a mission to cut Manta's supply lines, but how much are they will to sacrifice for their corpse-y homeland? Bone cannons, stabtopuss, and halfing gladiatorial fights all await in this high seas episode of The Colossus Archipelago!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 7
Apr 3, 2014 3:07:01
The conflict between the Fiendish Four and the Brands of Justice heats up! Taking down a group of hardened corporate-backed 'heroes' will take every bit of cleverness the Four can manage. Finding out their weaknesses and secrets and setting up an ambush to take them down might work, but only if the team can pull it together. Given the track record of the Four, it may be too much for them to handle. On the other hand, chloroform is an awfully useful substance...
THE LAST GAME EVER
Apr 1, 2014 48:40
I've seen Minmaxers, like the Power gamers that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a railroader. You have a right to quit the game. You have a right to do that, but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what GMing means. Edition Wars! Killer GMing has a face, and you must make a friend of Invincible NPCs and unbeatable traps. Horror and moral dilemmas are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies...I watched a flail snail crawl along the edge of a vorpal sword. That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a +5 magical weapon . . . and surviving.
Eclipse Phase: Erasure Squad
Mar 26, 2014 4:20:34
In this special one shot (technically a gaiden game to an upcoming campaign) and first use of the new Zoom H2N recorder, the RPPR crew returns to Eclipse Phase! Instead of being sentinels investigating a mystery, this adventure focuses on an erasure squad, one of Firewall's tactical assault teams. A rare opportunity has presented itself to take out a facility held by exhumans. However, Firewall did not have time to send in one of its experienced teams. They assembled a new erasure squad with whatever operatives were available at the time. Thus, a team composed of a SAIROC-K model variant, an ultimate mercenary, an autonomist machine fighter, and a scum warrior, led by a Triad enforcer will have to face whatever horrors lurk within a mysterious habitat in the Main Belt.
Dungeon World: Beneath Venom City
Mar 21, 2014 1:56:00
The largely-improvised campaign of Dungeon World continues as a party of bold adventurers descend underneath Venom City! What unearthly horrors will they encounter? Will they complete their quest to protect the city? Find out in this thrilling episode!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 6
Mar 16, 2014 3:13:37
The deeds of the Fiendish Four have gotten a lot of attention, which has led to challengers coming into town. A group of superheroes called the Brands of Justice have rolled into their turf, looking to pick a fight with our devilish protagonists. What is their real agenda? How can the Fiendish Four defeat an experienced group of superhumans? This is on top of the usual challenges of parenting, teaching, and keeping the school running while leading a secret double life.
Call of Cthulhu: July Park
Mar 11, 2014 3:38:13
When I was in China, I met up with some RPPR listeners and ran a game of Call of Cthulhu for them. I was fascinated by the rise of Ghost Cities in China, so I decided to run a one shot set in one. Three investigators hired by a western hedge fund head out to Inner Mongolia to assess a newly built city, which is oddly called July Park, as a potential investment opportunity. The investigators find more than they could have imagined but will they survive long enough to understand what they have seen?
Please note that this episode was recorded on my phone instead of the usual recorder, so the quality isn't quite as good. I had a blast running the game so I think you guys will still enjoy it.
Dungeon World: Adventures on Giant Corpse Island
Mar 6, 2014 3:05:51
The saga of Ovid the wizard (and company) continues! After escaping the depths, the band of heroes travel across deadly wilderness in order to outrun the invading army. Their goal is a nearby city they intend to warn of the impending horde, but even if they manage to get there, can they get inside? What other threats lurk in the alleys of the city? Find out what ventures the heroes undertake in this action packed episode!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 5
Mar 1, 2014 3:59:50
The Fiendish Four have secured their turf from rival villains, but a new threat may doom Brighter Futures Academy. A horde of zombies marches on the school! Who is behind the shambling undead and what can the defenders of Brighter Futures do to find and stop them, all while protecting the students and faculty? The villains have learned how to cause mayhem and inflict massive collateral damage, but sometimes that isn't the right answer, even when it comes to zombies.
A Dirty World: Dr. Nova’s Going Away Party
Feb 24, 2014 3:14:29
In the distant future, Mars is the home of transhumanity, while earth is a ruined wasteland. Most of the population are corporate wage slaves and are only placated by vapid entertainment produced by hypercorp-contracted celebrities. These musicians, actors, and athletes live under a system not unlike the Hollywood studio system of old. They have money, influence, and an adoring entourage of lackeys but they have little control over their own lives. Gossip bloggers and studio executives manipulate the stars like puppets. Paparazzi and obsessive fans stalk them night and day. However, a ticket on Dr. Felonious Nova's Ark Ship out of the solar system has opened up. When you're a nearly immortal but incredibly jaded and burned out executive or celebrity, a way out of the rat race and into annals of history as a hero is worth more than anything. The ticket will be given to someone at Dr. Nova's party. Yes, this is a Dirty World game set in the Eclipse Phase universe. All hail RPG schizophrenia!
Dungeon World: The Adventure Begins!
Feb 19, 2014 4:24:13
In a distant world where all land is the skeleton of a giant or manta ray, a group of bold adventurers are out looking for trouble. It doesn't take long for them to find it. An invasion from the Manta Ray island pits our heroes against monstrous spiders and other threats. In order to delay the invasion, the heroes undertake a risky mission into the depths of the underground. Will their heroism be enough to save the day? Find out in our first session of Dungeon World!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 4
Feb 14, 2014 4:20:53
After saving the school through highly illegal, reckless, and utterly amoral methods, the Fiendish Four want to take it easy for a bit, but new threats emerge! It seems that they aren't the only new superhumans at Brighter Futures and unlike the Four, these interlopers are using their powers directly on the students. Territorial disputes seem inevitable, but how mature will the Fiendish Four be when it comes to resolving conflicts with their colleagues?
Base Raiders: The Hedge Wizard
Feb 10, 2014 3:24:52
News: The Hedge Wizard is now available for sale. Get your copy today!
In this episode, the ragtag band of base raiders are given a mission from the Underground to find Peter Silvertail, who is suspected of double murder. The raiders quickly realize there's more to the case than finding a magical rabbit lawyer on the lam. Secret bases, a kidnapped unicorn, and a corrupt federal agent are only the start of their problems. Can they unravel this tangled web or will the blade in the dark catch up to them?
Call of Cthulhu: The Beloved Dead
Feb 5, 2014 5:32:43
Aaron is back in the GM chair as he takes the RPPR crew through the dark tunnels under New York City! A community of homeless citizens have banded together in an abandoned section of the NYC subway system. They are protected by a mysterious cult of silver-masked acolytes who claim the dead for their own, but otherwise ensure that the homeless remain safe. But when an unnatural danger attacks the community and threatens everyone, several members of the community rise up to put a stop to it. They have little but their own lives to risk, but they won't stop them from finding out what lurks in the dark heart of the city.
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 3
Jan 31, 2014 4:09:02
The Fiendish Four plan and execute their first major heist! Robbing banks is so lame and not as profitable as ransoming landmark buildings, like a certain major brewery located in their home city. Even though the villains claim to be evil, they don't want to cause too damage. After all, the ransoming is just to raise enough money to save the school. But when you get amateur civilians imbued with demonic superpowers, each egged on by literal inner demons, the situation becomes slightly more...chaotic than planned. Find out how badly their first major act of villainy fares in this must-listen episode!
Base Raiders: Taskforce Darknet
Jan 26, 2014 3:30:53
News: New Base Raiders PDF supplement released. Get Agent Grayson today! In a continuation of the plot from Bayou Beatdown, the group of heroic Base Raiders who rescued Elizabeth have a new opportunity. In order to create a new body for their ghost friend, Lonnie, the base raiders must help the scientist Iconoclast find the location of a base before the FBI does. Only a small time dealer of super soldier drugs knows where the base is and he does not want to share it with others. Furthermore, the FBI is investigating the dealer and it's only a matter of time before they try to arrest him. Before the dealer escapes via teleportation, the raiders need to locate the base. Of course, finding the base is only half the fun!
Call of Catthulhu: Night of the LOLcats
Jan 21, 2014 2:18:11
So this is a game that exists. That I bought at Gencon last year. And decided to run. And the other players agreed to play. This is now a thing. They play cats, who fight the Cthulhu mythos, because reasons. So I chose the scenario seed that involved LOLcat memes because I am a horrible monster. Anyway, enjoy an indie RPG about feline comedy/horror investigation!
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 2
Jan 16, 2014 3:38:33
The orbital retcannon has struck! Four new superhumans are all that stands between Brighter Futures Academy and bankruptcy. A teacher, librarian, assistant principal, and parent volunteer make for strange supervillains, but they have embraced their new roles. There's no manual for super crime, so the Fiendish Four need help. And money. Find out how this unlikely quartet of villains adapts in the first episode of the campaign reboot.
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 13
Jan 11, 2014 3:21:41
At last, the secrets of the Long Vault will be revealed. Sheng is now trapped in his hideout on the Plateau of Leng. The Ronin must travel to the heart of the Vault and trap the sorcerer within it. Of course, this is easier said than done. What hidden fortress is without its defenses? And even if the Ronin succeed, will their victory even matter? The cosmic forces at work in this conflict are beyond any of their imaginations. Is victory, or even peace truly possible? Join the Ronin as they open the Long Vault!
Itras By: Night Vale Traditional Games Club
Jan 6, 2014 1:44:30
In this special one shot, we try out a new indie RPG called Itras By, but instead of using its setting, we explore the wonderful little desert town of Night Vale! A group of students at the local Community College are members of the Traditional Games club and tonight happens to be board game night! Unfortunately, some of the game pieces from the club's accursed copy of Chiromagica are missing, so the players must retrieve them from the abandoned Geology building. What possible horrors could confront them there? Plastic bags, perhaps? An unspeakable presence that lurks out of sight, eternally hungry? The Library of books discarded from other libraries? Difficult test questions? Obscure holy texts? There's only one way to find out...
Download Beyond the Vale, starring Thad, featured in this episode.
Better Angels: The Spared and the Spoiled episode 1
Jan 2, 2014 2:39:52
Caleb's new campaign begins with a bang! A group of unlikely protagonists is imbued with demonic superpowers after a group of supervillains die during an attack on a charter school, the Brighter Futures Academy. Unfortunately, not all of the villains died, so the newly empowered antiheroes must fight an experienced foe only minutes after receiving their powers. What slew the original villains? Who are the new superhumans? There's only one way to find out!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 12
Dec 27, 2013 3:34:31
The Ronin have found the secret hideout of Sheng's cult and have called in the authorities for a final assault on the notorious terrorist group 'Empty Five'. Despite the attack helicopters and platoons of heavily armed soldiers on their side, the Ronin know that victory or death will come in their own skills and preparation. They know they have the right weapons and as much knowledge as they can bear, but Sheng always seems to have a secret or two up his sleeve. Then there's the matter of an Iron-Banded Box....
Fear Itself: Journey to the City
Dec 22, 2013 2:58:13
An earthquake links a group of survivors together. If not for a seemingly miraculous event, they should have all died. Drawn to a mysterious professor who seems to know how and why they were saved, the survivors agree to follow him on a trip to a strange city. The city was built by visionaries but has been forgotten by history. Where is it? What secrets lurk within? The survivors know they must answer these questions or the they will never find peace. But once inside, the survivors find that leaving the city may be impossible. What price will they pay to find a way out?
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 15
Dec 17, 2013 3:10:17
The journey of Xin's Crows is at an end. The assassin must reclaim his cult from a corrupt leader and the remaining Crows agree to help with the final assault. First, they must find the new temple for the death cult and only then can they begin the fight. Are the Crows ready for their last battle as a group? Can the faithful assassin make the right decisions? What about the ex-gladiator? Find out the final destinies of every Crow in the Fortunes of War!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 11
Dec 12, 2013 3:51:57
The Ronin have returned to their own time and have decided to take on Sheng. They need critical intel from Sheng's cult. Of course, the cult's headquarters are heavily guarded so gaining access will be no easy task. But the Ronin are nothing if not creative problem solvers. An infiltration plan that includes the use of a popular children's character, sniper rifles, and going undercover as a new cultist will be the last thing Sheng expects.No plan works perfectly though. Can the Ronin escape with the intel before they're caught?
Base Raiders: Bayou Beatdown 2
Dec 7, 2013 3:26:57
Due to some tactical mistakes on the part of the heroes, the villains know they are in the base. The fight is on! The ragtag group of base raiders will face a serious battle against empowered villains and their nefarious Neo-confederate steampunk gang. Joining the fight is a recently freed vampire named Elizabeth, who may help turn the tide. Unfortunately, Silver Dollar Steve, the mastermind of the gang, is nowhere in sight. Even if the players defeat the gang, they must find the alchemist before he escapes again!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 14
Dec 2, 2013 3:25:12
The epilogue continues with a martial arts tournament! Even though only one of the Crows is participating in the tournament, the rest have decided to aid their comrade behind the scenes. Can their schemes guarantee victory? With special guest Tom role playing as the announcer for the tournament, this episode is not to be missed!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 10
Nov 27, 2013 3:48:20
It is the year 444 of Sheng the Immortal’s rule. As Sheng has always existed, he had the foresight to find brave warriors and cunning tacticians and send their minds through time so they may be useful long after their natural deaths. Now, as a ruler, Sheng uses Pilgrims for missions of great importance. Most arrivals of the Pilgrims are foretold, but not all of them. Guides wait to greet the Pilgrims, should they arrive unexpectedly. The latest group of Pilgrims is unlike the others though...
Base Raiders: Bayou Beatdown 1
Nov 21, 2013 4:38:44
In a continuation from Transit, the RPPR crew begins their career raiding bases! After building characters and using the collaborative base creation system, the group decides to venture to Louisiana in order to find a base rumored to have once been owned by David Bowie. Now, the base is held by a rogue alchemist who exploits magical beings in order to make his potions. The party has agreed to track the villain down and stop him before he can create an army of magically enhanced gators and gang members. Before the heroic base raiders can stop him, they first have to find the base. All they know is that is in the bayou, near a town called Paradise. You won't believe what they encounter in this first part of the adventure! BTW, you can totes buy Base Raiders now!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 13
Nov 15, 2013 2:39:24
Vo's quest continues in the epilogue! Determined to strike a fatal blow against the Grey Sky Horde, Vo and the rest of Xin's Crows fight to sabotage the food supply of the capital city. Of course, destroying the food is one thing but getting alive is entirely another. Will they make it? There's only one way to find out!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 9
Nov 9, 2013 3:19:05
The Ronin have agreed to help John McAfee on a job. It has nothing to do with their quest to stop the vampire conspiracy, but they are men of their word and they need the money. The job, of course, is not so simple. Triad gangsters have kidnapped a sushi chef and are auctioning him off to the highest bidder. The Ronin must rescue the chef but he is being held on a ship run by covert North Korean agents. Infiltrating a ship in international waters held by paranoid and heavily armed soldiers is one thing, but the Ronin are nothing if not cunning. But when they stumble across a panda being held by the North Koreans, they realize they must save the hapless bear, no matter the cost. Find out how this most epic of side missions unravels! Thanks to Crazon for the art!
Base Raiders: Transit
Nov 4, 2013 3:22:06
A group of commuters in a New York subway find themselves stranded after crazed robots start attacking the subway station. Fleeing into the tunnels, the commuters stumble across the base of a masked crime boss. What secrets lurk within it? What are the robots after? This scenario was run using new playtest rules for running origin story adventures, when unlikely heroes answer the call to action and gain superpowers to fight evil (or villains gain superpowers for fun and profit, whatever floats your boat.) Playtest rules are available on the Base Raiders website.
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Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 12
Oct 29, 2013 2:18:11
The epilogue adventures begin! The war is over and the Grey Sky Horde has retreated to their capital city but that won't stop Vo from rescuing her husband and getting revenge. Xin's Crows must infiltrate the city, find Locke, get revenge, and get out, without being detected by the garrison of warriors stationed in the city. Brute force cannot win the day. Of course, Vo is far more cunning than the average Grey Sky Horde guard, but will that be enough when she crosses paths with their officers and leaders?
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 8
Oct 24, 2013 3:31:55
Thanks to Crazon for the art!
The Ronin must rescue their comrade from Toru's grasp, but fortunately they have a plan. It requires perfect timing, incredible luck, and the proper application of explosives. Of course, Toru has plans of his own. Who will come out on top in this action packed episode? There's only one way to find out!
Call of Cthulhu: The Iron Devil
Oct 19, 2013 4:59:33
Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War was a complex and murky affair, but it did result in many American troops being stationed in Vladivostok in 1919. One company of soldiers was given a mission to bring supplies and munitions to allies near the front, which can only be delivered by an armed and armored train. Little do the soldiers know they will encounter more than cagey 'allied' soldiers, corrupt officials, and bandits. Something dark and monstrous lurks in the wilds, something powerful enough to prey even on a train filled with soldiers. This game was recorded at Gencon 2013 and was run by Pagan Publishing's Adam Scott Glancy. Enjoy!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 11
Oct 14, 2013 2:55:28
The final battle of the war is only the beginning of trouble for Xin's Crows! The Grey Sky Horde will finally meet the Imperial army on the field of battle, but Xin's Crows have their own problems. The conspiracy against the Imperial Court must be stopped, not out of love for the Great Empire, but so the Crows can fulfill their own goals. Vo comes up with an ingenious plan to stop the conspiracy, but will it work? Find out how the "Double Hamlet" plan works in this last adventure before the epilogue for the campaign begins!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 7
Oct 9, 2013 3:27:28
Toru the vampire seems to be the key to unraveling the conspiracy, so the Ronin investigate his background to gain an edge. This leads them through the seedy underworld of host clubs, cosplayers, and occultists. Of course that isn't the only challenge for the Ronin. The vampires offer them a chance to negotiate for peace. In a rare encounter without violence, the Ronin talk to an older man, apparently the leader of the conspiracy. He offers them an intriguing opportunity to learn the motives of the conspiracy. Can they possibly accept the deal? Thanks to Crazon for the art!
Trail of Cthulhu: Wives of March part 2
Oct 3, 2013 2:44:43
The unlikely pair of investigators are still unraveling a rapidly deepening mystery, but how far does it go? Between murders, lost masterpieces of art, and deformed killers, there seems to be no end. Even if the two find answers, who will believe them and more importantly what can they do about it? The solution may be worse than the problem. Find out what happens in the finale of this scenario!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 10
Sep 28, 2013 5:44:07
Xin's Crows have landed on the pirate stronghold island, but taking down the pirates won't be easy. In this double-length episode, the Crows launch a desperate plan to topple the pirates by starting a slave rebellion. The adventurers must split up to achieve their other goal of retrieving certain scrolls from the pirate queen's mansion. It's a gamble, but they must take the risk. Find out how they fare!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 6
Sep 24, 2013 2:49:23
The Ronin need to learn more of the mysterious drug peddled by the vampires, but they find a potential lead. A mid-level Yakuza dealer nicknamed American Joe sells a variant drug based on the same flower. The Ronin decide that kidnapping and interrogating him would shine some insight into the situation. However, American Joe is paranoid and well-protected. Getting him out of a hole in the wall bar while he is surrounded by armed bodyguards will not be easy. Fortunately, the Ronin are nothing if not problem solvers. Thanks to Crazon for the art!
Trail of Cthulhu: Wives of March part 1
Sep 19, 2013 3:04:10
The Wives of March is a horror mystery set in Barefoot Crossing, a sharecropping community on the rural outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. Two investigators from opposite sides of society are charged with examining the murder of a Methodist preacher and accidentally reveal an ancient, inhuman conspiracy in the process. Can they overcome a supernatural evil masquerading as the banal atrocities so commonly perpetrated by mankind? This scenario is a playtest of the upcoming PDF release from Hebanon Games.
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 9
Sep 14, 2013 3:16:34
Xin's Crows have reached a bastion of civilization after their long journey through the wilderness. The port city offers many opportunities and many dangers. Vo needs a line of credit to pursue her destiny, which requires gaining the trust of the bankers. This means dealing with a group of pirates and their island lair. The risks are great but so is the potential profit. But before they leave, each Crow has their own issues to deal with - from personal intrigue to religious conflict. A new chapter begins for the Crows!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 5
Sep 9, 2013 3:18:22
After the success of Operation Black Dolphin, it was only a matter of time before the vampires struck back. The family of one of the Ronin is threatened, which reveals a leak in the police department. Who can the Ronin trust now? How can they possibly survive the next confrontation? Why does a Red Ranger costume come into play? Find out in this thrilling episode of Tribes of Tokyo!
Thanks to Crazon for the artwork!
Fiasco: News Channel Six
Sep 3, 2013 2:03:58
Thanks to Bill, we here at RPPR managed to play an entire game of Fiasco, using the rules, more or less. We chose the News Channel Six playset, which led to a dark Anchorman-esque game, as written by Warren Ellis. Drugs, lies, schemes, and man-rooster fights are all part of the news game, especially when Ramble Turducken is the head anchor of the local news. Find out how dark the news can be in this very special one shot!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 8
Aug 30, 2013 2:49:07
Xin's Crows must protect the Imperial Army from a dangerous ambush, if they want to get out of the swamp alive and with their fortunes intact. Unfortunately, the Grey Sky Horde has a few tricks up their sleeves and by tricks, I mean advanced war machines. The Crows must sneak into the enemy camp and find a way to disable as many war machines as possible before the ambush starts.
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 4
Aug 25, 2013 3:18:56
The Ronin decide to strike back at the vampire conspiracy with Operation Black Dolphin, a cunning but risky plan. They must gather many disparate components in order for the plan to work, and a single misstep can ruin it. Part of the plan involves the creation of a fake terrorist group known as the Empty Five. It also involves corpses, Geiger counters and copious amounts of explosives. Will it be enough to change the dynamics of the conspiracy and give the Ronin a chance to catch up or is it too late? Find out in this very special episode of Tribes of Tokyo!
Check out this 'shopping list' of items used in Operation Black Dolphin
Thanks to Crazon for the art!
World of Darkness: Inherit
Aug 20, 2013 3:43:13
The Derek Bishop Chronicles continue! After surviving the events of Anderson Island, Derek and his motley crew of researchers track down rumors of a vampire in the college town of Manhattan, Kansas. Of course, things are not as they seem. Strange wind storms and disturbances plague the small city as Bishop and company pursue their investigation. Even though they have survived the supernatural before, can they survive an evil as strong as the wind itself? (Special note: This is actually the second adventure of Derek Bishop. The Festival was posted out of order.)
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 7
Aug 14, 2013 3:07:44
In this episode, Xin's Crows have uncovered a new lead to the conspiracy that threatens their host army. In order to pursue it, they must navigate the treacherous swamp and its even more dangerous residents. Plus, the quartermaster adds further complications. Can he be dealt with? The agents of the Grey Sky Horde plan to ambush the army at the river crossing. Can the Crows stop the ambush before it is too late?
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 3
Aug 9, 2013 3:44:48
The Ronin have decided to track down the source of the mysterious drug, Reverb, which takes them to the sewers of Shibuya. Their mission raises more questions than it answers, but that will have to wait. Their boss has arranged a meeting with the engimatic client, but the Ronin must provide security. Of course, the opposition decides to interfere. Can the Ronin turn the tables on their enemies for once? Find out in this episode!
Thanks to Crazon for the art!
Slasher Flick: The Festival
Aug 3, 2013 3:16:10
Slasher Flick is an indie RPG that models slasher horror films. When former RPPR regular Thad showed up for a visit, I decided to revisit the Derek Bishop Chronicles using Slasher Flick. At South Padre Island, a group of skeptics and college students on Spring Break will soon be thrown into a hellish nightmare when a skeptic inadvertently summons a terrifying monster! As the killer eliminates his victims, one by one, can a group of students, drug dealers, hotel employees, and bros find a way to slay the monster? Has Derek Bishop written his last chronicle? Find out in this special one shot!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 6
Jul 29, 2013 3:10:02
Xin's Crows have uncovered a plot against the Great Empire! They could tell the officers of the army, but some of them are traitors. The ragtag merchants and warriors must investigate the plot before they can act. As the army moves into a swampy region, notorious for bandits, they decide to visit a local bandit enclave. They must not only negotiate for protection against thieves, but they must uncover more information on the plot. What secrets lie in wait for them in the swamp and more importantly, how much profit will they make?
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 2
Jul 23, 2013 3:36:47
The consultants begin their investigation by diving into the seedy underworld of Tokyo night clubs and drug dealers. The mysterious Jungo left behind a trail through the night clubs and the consultants must follow in the dead vampire's steps to find out who he worked for and what they are planning. The Red Emperors, a low level motorcycle gang, distribute a strange new drug called Reverb throughout Tokyo, using dealers at nightclubs to sell them. What is Reverb and why are vampires distributing it? The mystery only deepens in this episode of Tribes of Tokyo!
Thanks to Crazon for the art!
Savage Worlds: Day After Ragnarok – At Play in the Fields of Freya
Jul 18, 2013 4:38:08
The Day After Ragnarok is a new setting for Savage Worlds featuring pulp action, Nazis (who must be punched), super science, and magic! Naturally, we here at RPPR had to give it a test drive. A group of down on their luck mercenaries in Rio de Janeiro are hired to track down a missing man in the depths of the wild jungles of Brazil. Little do they realize what lies in wait for them when they find the target of their search. Can a group of unlikely heroes like a bush pilot, an Wermarcht veteran, and El Matador stop the evil behind the disappearance and perhaps punch a few Nazis?
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 5
Jul 13, 2013 3:13:37
Xin's Crows take the fight to the abandoned monastery! In order to secure their caravan, they must stop the bandits from attacking once and for all. To their good fortune, the masked assassin who has hounded their every move has shown himself. The heroes must fight their way through to the assassin and then overtake him in a chase across the desert. What secrets does the assassin have and what will Xin's Crows do after that? Find out in this thrilling episode!
Night’s Black Agents: Tribes of Tokyo episode 1
Jul 8, 2013 3:30:08
Thanks to Crazon for the art!
Tribes of Tokyo is the newest RPPR campaign, which uses Night's Black Agents for the system. A game of thrilling espionage action and dark vampiric horror in the bustling metropolis of modern day Tokyo, starts as a normal investigative scenario. A group of security consultants in Tokyo are hired for a typical job, digging up dirt on a mysterious individual by an anonymous client. Unfortunately, the target is not what he seems to be and the consultants find themselves fighting against a conspiracy of inhuman monsters able to climb sheer walls and shrug off gunfire. Who are they and what do they want? More importantly, what will they do to the consultants if they catch them? This group of misfits and washouts from various intelligence and criminal organizations have to find and stop their new adversaries before it's too late.
Call of Cthulhu: The Iron Banded Box
Jul 3, 2013 2:55:03
In this one shot, a group of ronin samurai wander the chaotic and violent countryside of Japan in the turbulent Sengoku era. When they chance upon a village, they stumble upon a hidden darkness far worse than they could imagine. After agreeing to help the villagers, the ronin encounter things beyond their comprehension. Only their blades and strength stand between the innocent and an unknowable evil. Can their skills prevail against their inhuman foes? Find out in this special prequel to the next RPPR campaign, Tribes of Tokyo!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 4
Jun 28, 2013 2:56:01
Xin's Crows are now deep in the desert and must deal with the bandits, one way or the other if they hope to make it across with their wares (and hides) intact. But to stop the elusive desert bandits, they must first find their hidden fortress. While the main caravan laboriously crosses the desert, a small group can easily make a detour in order to question local nomads and traders at a nearby oasis. Even after they get a lead, getting to the hideout will be quite hard and who knows what's lying in wait for them there?
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 29
Jun 23, 2013 2:29:02
The last episode of the Heroes of New Arcadia is finally upon us! After defeating the Status Quo and the stopping the coup, there is only one obstacle between the Heroes and a transhuman utopia: the Ideal itself. Some members, like Avalon, are not on board with a radically new society that grants equal rights to non-humans and empowers all of its citizens. The Heroes find themselves facing a foe they never knew of before and the stakes could not be higher! What will happen to the Heroes in their final adventure? There's only one way to find out! Thanks for listening and the next episode of RPPR will feature a post mortem of the campaign.
Call of Cthulhu: Sunset of the King
Jun 17, 2013 3:51:05
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Synopsis: In this one shot, a group of filmmakers has been gathered to create a very special film, but as they soon realize, the writer and director is a madman, armed with terrible powers. So what do they do? Make the movie, of course! It's a surefire way to get into all the film festivals! What could possibly go wrong?
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 3
Jun 12, 2013 2:52:26
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Synopsis: Xin's Crows follow the Imperial Army as they march to war and leave civilization behind. The desert is harsh terrain and the road ahead is littered with the bones of travelers who were too weak to survive. Aside from natural dangers like the heat, the camp followers must fend for themselves against bandits and predatory animals. In fact, Xin's Crows have to fight off a bandit raid themselves to protect their wares. Even after they deal with the raid, the Crows must establish their place in the thriving economy of the marching army by tricking business rivals and securing their own supply lines. Life is cheap out in the barren wastes of the Deserts, but to the Crows, everything else will cost you.
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 28
Jun 7, 2013 2:26:35
In the penultimate episode of the Heroes of the New Arcadia campaign, the new Ideal must stop a coup! The Status Quo will not tolerate opposition so they will try their last and most desperate gambit to retain their own power. After all the Heroes have done to save the world, will this scheme succeed where others have failed? How will the Old Ideal react? There's only one way to find out the answers to these questions!
Call of Cthulhu: Danger Roadwork Ahead
Jun 3, 2013 3:10:14
A promising new writer and a few associates head to the depths of the Amazon Jungle, to see the front lines of the war between civilization and nature. A road is being carved through the savage wilderness and rumors of the decadence of the workers have reached all the way to America. So, a team of intrepid investigators journeys to the heart of the Amazon to see what happens when man tears down nature for his own purposes. Little does anyone suspect of the true horrors lying in the dark heart of the Amazon, least of all the Americans.
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 2
May 28, 2013 3:27:31
Xin's Crows set off to find their fortune, following the Imperial Army as they march to confront the Grey Sky Horde. First they must pass through the underground kingdom, a massive network of tunnels carved through a mountain. As the Crows make their way through the twisty tunnels, they find the Great Empire can be as dangerous in the 'civilized' parts as it is in the frontier. Can the Crows avoid the thieves, slavers, and other threats in the darkness of the underground? Find out in the second episode of the Fortunes of War!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 27
May 23, 2013 3:13:06
In this special episode, Jason takes the reins of the campaign (because Ross was in China at the time) and runs a game inspired by Days of Future Past! The Heroes of New Arcadia are thrown into the future, possibly an alternate one or possibly the predestined future and things aren't going so well. In this brutal grimdark dystopia, the Heroes have become villains or have died. Find out what caused the damage and how the heroes of the past can save the future!
Spirit of the Century: Attack of the Murderhobos
May 18, 2013 2:55:43
In this special one shot adventure, RJ returns as we try out Spirit of the Century, a pulp themed FATE engine RPG! The players are typical pulp heroes at a swanky New York City party, when dastardly murderhobos attack the shindig! It turns out that the secret homeless fighting societies of the city are fighting over a fabled grimoire of dirty fighting called Ars Pugilism and they seem to think the PCs have it. The heroes will have to get to the bottom of this mystery before the murderhobos tear the city apart!
Iron Heroes: Fortunes of War Episode 1
May 13, 2013 3:56:30
The Great Empire is in turmoil. The western provinces rebel and foreign kingdoms make trouble along the borders. General Xin, a renowned tactician, was charged with suppressing a rebellion in Jing Province, the farthest and wildest province of the twelve. Xin was forced to recruit mercenaries, who were common in Jing province, as it was the center of trade between the Empire and many other foreign kingdoms. A horde of the Warriors of the Grey Sky used the rebellion to launch their own invasion of the Great Empire and routed both Xin's army and the rebellion.
The last rebel officer alive, a man named Sheng, did not want to see the Great Empire fall to the horde so he told a few remaining mercenaries of a secret exit out of the valley, on the condition that they warn the Great Empire. Sheng made each mercenary swear a blood oath to each other to keep each other alive in order to make sure the normally selfish mercenaries would work as a team. In order to keep the horde from killing them, the mercenaries posed as merchants. A few weeks later, they arrived at the capital and dutifully told the army of the horde.
The nobles and bureaucrats of the Great Empire do not like hearing bad news, especially from mercenaries. Furthermore, the court soothsayers declared Xin and all who served under him as cursed. No army would take the mercenaries now, even General Tzu’s new army, which is tasked with defeating the Grey Sky Horde. This tale concerns the fate of Xin’s Crows – the cursed remnants of his army. Their only chance of fulfilling their destinies is to become traveling merchants, selling to Tzu’s army. So begins the saga of a group of foreign warriors who would change the fate of the Great Empire forever.
Read more about the campaign on the RPPR forums.
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 26
May 8, 2013 3:07:07
The Heroes of New Arcadia find out that the secret weapon of the Collective is a massive construct made of thousands of grimoires - books of magic. The construct, The Lady of Darkness, is capable of altering reality on a massive scale and could threaten the entire world if she isn't stopped. As powerful as the heroes are, can they stop a being of unprecedented magical power? Even if they deal with the Collective, a civil war is brewing between the human-run governments and the superhuman ones. The Heroes of New Arcadia are the only ones who can stop the war before it begins. Find out what happens as the cosmic tier draws closer to its conclusion!
GURPS: Fallout – Vault 26
May 2, 2013 5:45:43
In the grimdark future where war, war never changes, some people built a Vault in the Ozarks. Other people survived the nuclear war by hiding in the vault. Today, the door to the vault opens. What will the citizens of Vault 26 do in the post-apocalyptic Ozarks? Can they become a powerful faction like Beartown or Neo-Branson or will they fall prey to the raiders or giant ants that plague the region? This is a 2 session game. We never played another session, but that's no reason to deprive you of it. We used GURPS 4th edition, some online Fallout GURPS material, and the GURPS mass combat rules.
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 27
Apr 27, 2013 3:39:01
The journey has come to an end. There is only one mission left: to defeat Manjappa. Warden, the Promethean AI, has sent the Firewall team to Mars to track down and confront Manjappa, the author of Know Evil. Manjappa isn't willing to go down without a fight though. Can they survive the final battle and even so, what will happen to them after the mission is completed? Everyone must face up to the decisions they've made over the course of their investigation. Find out what happens to Bartleby, Preston, SAIROC, Gerard, Quoth, and Fei Yin!
We here at RPPR would like to thank the listeners for their enthusiasm, comments, and emails about Know Evil. It was a great campaign that we all enjoyed playing and we hope you enjoyed as well! The Know Evil Fan Creation Contest officially ends on May 10. More Eclipse Phase is coming, but we have some great new campaigns in the works now:
Our next campaign is an Iron Heroes campaign called the Fortunes of War. It follows the saga of a group of soldiers turned merchants as they try to fulfill their destinies during a war along the Silk Road . After that, we have a Night's Black Agents campaign called the Tribes of Tokyo - a group of security experts uncovers a horrific vampire conspiracy in the seedy underbelly of the city. Stay tuned!
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Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 25
Apr 22, 2013 2:30:18
In this episode of the cosmic tier, the heroes tackle the Collective! The organization is now a twisted cult of the Remnant, the elder cosmic being which nearly unmade the universe. The Collective seeks to continue the job left unfinished by their patron god and will stop at nothing to accomplish it. Only the Heroes of New Arcadia can stop them, but that's easier said than done. They possess incredibly technological and magical resources and intend to use them. Find out what secrets they still have left to spring!
Monsters and Other Childish Things: Coronet
Apr 17, 2013 3:45:56
After saving the world from an evil cult during a summer road trip, a group of friends and their monster pals find themselves trapped in a strange world, where an omniscient narrator distantly rumbles life lessons about crossing the street and not washing clothes with gasoline, and that's not even mentioning the flying monkey. Can they figure out what's going and who's behind it? Will the subcommittee reconvene before Mr. Speaker suspends the parliamentary session? Find out in this special one shot of Monsters and Other Childish Things!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 26
Apr 12, 2013 3:30:45
In the penultimate episode of the Know Evil campaign, the Firewall team heads to earth to find out the truth behind Manjappa's plan. Running the blockade of kill satellites surrounding the planet is dangerous enough, but how long can they last on the surface? Will they do what it takes to discover the truth and stop Manjappa or will they falter in their quest? Everything is coming to an end, but before the team can confront the author of the Know Evil virus, they must first make a decision that will alter history forever!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 24
Apr 7, 2013 2:46:43
The Heroes of New Arcadia campaign will be interrupted by a special one shot of Dread, the horror game that makes Jenga terrifying. Seriously. We're playing Dread in this episode. The players are on a space station trying to protect all of humanity from a cosmic threat. They're all humans. No man-bats or magicians or anything like that. Nope. Just a straight sci-fi horror story about people like Norm (the prisoner), Jamal (the leader) and Finn (the worker). They all know something is WRONG on the station. Can these normal humans solve the mystery and save the day or will they let the world be destroyed? Find out in this special game of Dread!
Call of Cthulhu: Operate Heavy Machinery
Apr 2, 2013 2:20:57
Not all skills in Call of Cthulhu are created equally, but this scenario totally justifies the existence of the red-headed stepchild of skills, Operate Heavy Machinery. Marvel at how a group of intrepid blue collar workers fight off the horrors of the mythos through the clever and frequent use of heavy machinery.
Also, as a special bonus for the few of you who actually read the comments, listen to this previously unreleased AP of Fiasco with RJ And Cody!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 25
Mar 29, 2013 3:23:47
The Firewall Team awakens on Earth, much to their chagrin. They have been placed in a covert bunker under the streets of Tokyo, sleeved in what morphs were available. Tasked with retrieving an AGI from a Tokyo museum, the team must cross the exsurgent infected ruins of earth's largest city. Given the insidious and alien nature of the TITANs, anything can be a deadly trap. Can the team survive the countless threats and complete the mission objective? Why is the AGI so important? Find out all this and more in this episode of Know Evil!
Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green – Tiamat
Mar 24, 2013 2:52:30
Delta Green was not always an illegal conspiracy within the US government. Back in 1969, it was still a legal conspiracy (at least for most of the year). A group of agents must investigate the theft of 10 pounds of moon rocks from a secure government facility. Can this disparate group of soldiers and investigators figure out who stole the rocks and why? More importantly, can they stop the thieves from completing their plan? Find out in Drew's first game as GM!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 23
Mar 19, 2013 2:55:25
The final tier of the Heroes of New Arcadia campaign begins! After the dramatic events of the last tier, the world is a very different place. The Heroes are vastly different - gaining new powers at the cost of their humanity. The secrets behind Ragnarok have been revealed. The Ideal has finally returned. The Collective has shown itself to be a true enemy of all that lives. The Heroes of New Arcadia are now world class heroes and the stakes have never been higher. Can the Heroes do what it takes to guide the world into a more elevated position or will everything fall apart? Find out as the final act begins!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 24
Mar 14, 2013 3:16:06
The peace cannot last long, even in a civilized station like Vo Nyugen. The Firewall team finds itself under attack from a mysterious and impossibly skilled assassin just as they are making a deal with an informant for intel on Manjappa. Meanwhile, Augustine sits there in the server room...apparently normal, but can the Firewall team trust a seed AI? Even after they deal with the sniper, the team has little time to act in order to keep the investigation going. Given the number of Firewall rules the team has broken, how long can they keep their own organization from turning against them? Find out how the team manages to deal with the chaos Manjappa inflicts on them in this episode of Know Evil!
A Dirty World: Long Island
Mar 9, 2013 2:26:22
The murder of a certain rich man at his Long Island estate prompts an investigation which draws in an unlikely cast of characters. The sheriff, a gangster, and a fisherman find themselves caught up in a web of lies and scandal. Who's the killer? Why did the sheriff deputize the fisherman? Some mysteries are too deep to be uncovered but perhaps this homicide during the Roaring Twenties can be solved. Find out who was behind the killing in this special one shot of A Dirty World!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 22
Mar 4, 2013 5:01:11
Caleb steps up as gamemaster in his second 'annual' Heroes of New Arcadia game. The heroes may have saved earth but the world of Sanctuary still needs their help. Fortunately they've found a way to potentially avert the disaster but they must travel to a remote and bizarre section of Sanctuary, one where magic rules, instead of science. The heroes must journey across an exotic yet strangely familiar realm of fantastic beings. Can they adapt to the laws that guide this realm and save Sanctuary or will they fail in their quest? Find out in this double length episode!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 23
Feb 27, 2013 3:16:53
The Firewall team survived Hotel California, but only by the skin of their cloned teeth. They need time to recover and pursue new leads into the Know Evil investigation. They travel to the Vo Nyugen station in Earth orbit and encounter something they never anticipated . . . relative peace and quiet. The station is peaceful and no one seems to be gunning for them, at least for now. So what do these battered and scarred agents do when no one's trying to kill them? Some stay focused on the case, while others try to find some personal peace in their own lives. Some make questionable decisions regarding seed AIs. Find out how the team handles this calm before the storm!
The Quiet Year: Crayfish
Feb 22, 2013 2:34:48
The Quiet Year is not exactly a role playing game, but after I saw its great IndieGoGo promotional video, I knew I had to give the game a shot. Recently the stars finally aligned so that we could give the game a try. As you will hear, we created a fairly unique narrative for a small village struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, after an event called "The Great Separation." Since the game only allows for up to four players, we'll have to do at least one more game with the other members of the RPPR crew.
Since the map is a central element of the game, I've created a PDF of it that you can download. Check it out!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 21
Feb 17, 2013 2:56:50
The finale to the second tier of the New Arcadia campaign is here! All secrets have been laid bare. The truth behind Nemesis and its ancient battle against the Remnant has been revealed and not a moment too soon. The end of the universe is extremely fucking nigh. The Heroes of New Arcadia must do battle against a cosmic evil from beyond time and space and while they have the aid of almost everyone on Earth, they have no idea if it will be enough. Who will live? Who will die? Find out in the conclusion to the global tier of the Heroes of New Arcadia!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 22
Feb 11, 2013 3:57:23
The Earth Tier begins with a bang! The Firewall team moves in to finally meet with agents of Manjappa, the mastermind behind Know Evil, at the Hotel California, one of the most dangerous and chaotic habitats in the system. The agents pick up a new agent, Quoth, a Xeno expert, as they head in, but they quickly find out Quoth may be in over his head. Will his help be enough for this delicate operation? They must bring the unique artifact stolen from the Lunar bank to lure Manjappa's agents in but then ambush them to get a lead on Manjappa himself. This balancing act will push the team to their limits and it's possible the entire operation ends in this mission.
Better Angels: The Good, The Bad, and the Hunky
Feb 6, 2013 3:38:36
Better Angels is a an upcoming One Roll Engine role playing game from Greg Stolze and Arc Dream. It's currently in playtesting and we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the draft. Caleb ran the playtest scenario so we could get familiar with the game before we dive into a campaign. In this scenario, we all play supervillains in an existing group of bad guys, out to rule the American Midwest with an iron fist....in theory. However, after a horrifically violent outing at an Occupy rally and a fight with a 'superhero', we get a job offer from another supervillain. The job isn't what it seems though so will our protagonists find out the truth behind the scheme and what will they do about it?
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 20
Jan 29, 2013 2:48:48
In this episode of the Heroes of New Arcadia, the end draws near! As the truth behind Nemesis and Ragnarok is revealed, the Heroes of New Arcadia must deal with its ramifications. Aliens, gods, and beings of unimaginable cosmic power each seek to fulfill their own agendas, regardless of the consequences. The Collective and the governments of the world also seek to use this crisis to grab more power. It is clear the fate of the world, perhaps the entire universe, is at stake. Can a handful of mistmatched self-made heroes possibly stop the doom that grows ever more certain every minute? Find out what happens in the penultimate episodes of the global tier of the Heroes of New Arcadia!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil Annual
Jan 23, 2013 2:26:34
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Synopsis: When I was out of the country on vacation in China, Know Evil continued on without me. In this special one shot, a group of individuals touched by the agents investigating the Know Evil Conspiracy have all been recruited by Firewall. Proxy Blind has a found a lead but doesn't want to send the primary team to investigate it. Instead, the proxy takes a motley crew of damaged people and sends them into the fray to a distant habitat. What secrets will they encounter and more importantly can disparate new agents like an eccentric German research scientist and a Martian bounty hunter down on his luck even work together as a team? Find out in this special annual one shot of Know Evil!
Call of Cthulhu: Preemptive Revenge
Jan 18, 2013 2:52:34
In this special one shot of Call of Cthulhu run on Halloween 2012, Caleb puts a few of us through a temporally-challenged nightmare. When a few children at a normal Sunday school encounter a horrific monster beyond their comprehension, their stories are dismissed by adults, despite the carnage the creature causes. Little do they know that the horror will never leave them, as the creature haunts them in a way they will never expect. Can these survivors find a way to fight the thing from beyond time and space or will they fall victim to it? All this and trick or treaters make random appearances through the episode!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 19
Jan 13, 2013 2:37:03
In this episode, the Heroes of New Arcadia return to earth and find out everyone has learned of the doomsday asteroid and its destruction. To say it causes a stir might be a bit of an understatement but the Heroes have no time to ponder the ramifications of their actions because the superhuman convention is in town! Thousands of self-empowered humans, aliens, and magical beings have ventured to New Arcadia to talk shop, trade, show off, and party! Of course, the federal authorities have their own plans in motion as well. Can the Heroes balance the chaos of the convention with the machinations of the government? What other trouble is in store for them? Find out as the global tier draws closer to an end!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 21
Jan 8, 2013 3:29:12
As we approach the conclusion of the Know Evil campaign, each episode will be accompanied by a portrait of a Firewall agent. Our first portrait is Max, drew's ill-fated Ultimate security guard.
In this episode of the Know Evil campaign, the Firewall team prepares to leave the scum swarm, but not before doing last mission. In order to secure transportation to a remote habitat and acquire some equipment, the team agrees to assassinate a heavily defended war criminal in an isolated spacecraft. Of course the target is guarded by a crack squad of ultimate mercenaries and the spacecraft is trapped. But the Firewall team is nothing if not determined. Bullets and nanoswarms will fly in the blood opera of the Scum Swarm Tier!
Speaking of violent games, check out the relaunch of Raillery, a video game actual play podcast starring Ross and other RPPR regulars!
Fear Itself: Lone Survivor
Jan 2, 2013 3:59:29
This one shot scenario was inspired by the critically acclaimed video game, Lone Survivor. In a bleak, post-apocalyptic city, a group of survivors huddle in a broken down apartment building, including a doctor, a thief, and a cop. Each is immune to the plague that killed or mutated everyone else in the city. Food is dwindling down and the roaming creatures are drawing closer. The few survivors still able to move around on their own have to work together to find supplies and a way out of the apartment building. But can they overcome the monsters roaming the halls and the terrifying secrets lurking in the building? What is the mystery behind the green, blue, and red pills? Is the apocalypse even real? Find out in this special one shot of Fear Itself!
Wild Talents: Star Wars – The Ballad of Kevin Starchaser
Dec 28, 2012 3:45:02
A few months ago, Dan offered to run a Star Wars game using Wild Talents and Star ORE, along with a few other house rules. It only lasted two sessions but they were fun! So, to provide some holiday cheer, I present to you the Ballad of Kevin Starchaser (and his friends). They have a spaceship and make poor life decisions. Also: Star Wars.
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 18
Dec 22, 2012 2:43:14
In this episode, the Heroes of New Arcadia travel into deep space to stop a massive asteroid from destroying Earth, a mission they have put off for a while. If the asteroid reaches Earth, it will surely destroy all life on the planet. The heroes know that the asteroid did not become a threat on its own - someone or something has altered its course. Changing the asteroid's path will be perilous, but what other threats lie in wait for the Heroes of New Arcadia? Find out in this action-packed episode!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 20
Dec 13, 2012 2:39:40
In this episode of Know Evil, the Firewall team draws close to an end of its time on the scum swarm but there is much work yet to be done. Existential threats, war criminals, and the swarm's leaders all threaten the team's operation. Furthermore, each member of the team is personally challenged by their own choices. How much more can they compromise to make sure their mission is a success? As they face the monsters that lurk in the shadows, can these isolated Firewall agents be sure that they haven't been corrupted as well? Perhaps by taking down a threat to all of transhumanity, they can redeem themselves. Or not. Find out what the threat is and if it is stopped in this episode!
Call of Cthulhu: Hotline Miami
Dec 5, 2012 3:07:10
Hotline Miami is a mindfuck of a video game and after beating it, I realized it would fit in the world of the Cthulhu mythos. Rampant violence, madness, the blurring of hallucinations with reality, a lack of meaning in a cold, bleak universe, and hordes of goons to kill! The emphasis on masks in Hotline Miami makes it perfect as part of the Hastur/King in Yellow mythos, so I started there. Of course, I didn't tell any of the players this before I started the scenario. See how long it takes them to figure out what's going on. Also, this scenario is notable for a a few twists, especially when it comes to Tom and Aaron. Even if you've beaten the game, you'll won't know what's coming!
read more about this scenario on my blog!
Monsters and Other Childish Things: Junkyard on the Edge of Forever
Nov 28, 2012 4:04:32
In this playtest of a Gencon scenario written by Aaron, a group of kids look into a mystery and stumble across a time traveling conspiracy of Men in Black and even more sinister foes! When a friendly monster disappears, a group of kids and their monster buddies look for their friend. Their search takes them to a junkyard...on the edge of Forever. Well, I could post more, but I don't want to spoil it for you. Does anyone even read these things? I don't know. The important thing is that Aaron ran a great game.
Esoterrorists: The SCP Foundation
Nov 21, 2012 4:08:35
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Synopsis: The SCP Foundation watches over the most dangerous and unnatural objects and beings on Earth. When they acquire a new object, they send a team of analysts to study and evaluate it. SCP 5252 is an unusual object of unknown origin but a team of scientists and engineers, along with their offsite mission leader, will do their best to learn its secrets. But will they survive the mission? Find out in this special one shot!
Read the write up for the mission on the RPPR forums!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 17
Nov 14, 2012 5:39:40
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After dealing the revenant, the Heroes of New Arcadia still face many challenges. The private security corporation, Shangri La, still needs to be punished for their attack on their last base. Furthermore, the extinction level threat to humanity, the massive asteroid, is still heading to Earth. All this and a growing gulf between the heroes and the government, a convention of metahumans making their way to New Arcadia, and more! Can the heroes prevail in these trying times? Find out in this double length episode of The Heroes of New Arcadia!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 19
Nov 7, 2012 4:30:24
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Synopsis: After winning the murder 'trial', the Firewall agents can continue their work. In order to win back their rep and pay back favors owed from the trial, the team agrees to help explore an abandoned spaceship. The ship is probably infested but the swarm needs the salvage. The agents split up and join two teams of scavengers: ladyboys and exhumans. There's no telling what kind of horrors lurk in the depths of the ship. Even experienced agents may not be able to survive this mission. Find out what the team encounters in this extra long episode of Know Evil!
Call of Cthulhu: Shadows of Leuven
Nov 1, 2012 5:55:43
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Synopsis: At Gencon 2012, we were fortunate enough to play and record the playtest of a World War 1 scenario written by Mr. Glancy and Frank Frey. In the Blegian city of Leuven, a man is murdered in an impossible manner - taken out of a locked room and thrown from a great height, his body dashed across the street a great distance away. The German occupation force wishes the murder solved quickly and without incident. To that end, they've assembled an unlikely task force of Belgians, Americans, and Germans. Given the backdrop of war, atrocity, and the occult, can this group of investigators find the real murderer before it's too late?
Fear Itself: Invasive Procedures episode 2
Oct 27, 2012 5:23:09
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Synopsis: The hospital has shown its dark side to the patients of Ward 2, but more horrors await them. The patients won't go down without a fight though. As each patient tries to figure out the mystery behind the night nurses and other abominations that stalk the halls of Our Lady's. As a winter storm further isolates the patients from the outside world, will they manage to survive the tender mercies of the bird-masked doctor? Find out in the chilling finale of Invasive Procedures!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 16
Oct 24, 2012 5:31:12
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Synopsis: In this double length episode, the Heroes of New Arcadia contend with occult assassins, bone solvent, and escaped souls from hell, among other things. In the first half of this episode, the heroes learn that a sinister assassin from a death cult is waiting to strike but can they track down this villain before it's too late? In the second half, a revenant from the pits of hell is tracking down her killers. The Heroes will be put to the test. Can they save the day? Find out in this two session episode!
Fear Itself: Invasive Procedures episode 1
Oct 17, 2012 2:53:16
I picked up the scenario Invasive Procedures at Gencon this year and I ran it for some of the RPPR crew as a 3 part game. I've decided to post the games as a build up to Halloween. I think you'll enjoy these episodes. From the scenario's introduction:
"The kids all say Our Lady’s Hospital is haunted. You can see why, when you look at it, that big gloomy pile of staring windows and rusting beds. They should have torn the place down years ago, instead of letting it linger on like this. I’d hate to be a patient there. They send you there to die.
You are a patient in an old, rambling hospital. Part of it is shut down, part of it lies in decay. The equipment is out of date, the staff are unmotivated and the whole place reeks of disinfectant, death and seventy years of despair. The hospital has ghosts and spirits walking the halls but they are the least of your worries. You should be afraid of what comes out at night. You should be afraid of what makes the ghosts flee."
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 18
Oct 9, 2012 3:25:37
In this episode, the Firewall team finds itself in a delicate situation. After a botched raid on a group of snuff XP producers, the team is forced to undergo the justice system of the anarchist scum swarm. This turns out to be a rather complex political challenge, as the team must win over as many of the factions as possible in order to stay on the swarm. Of course, even a scum swarm has some leaders, like the security chief, Singh, who wants the team gone. But even as the trial goes on, each agent must carry on with their work, including dealing with multiple potential existential threats at once. Can Bartleby, Preston and Feiyin win the anarchist trial of the century? Find out in Know Evil episode 18!
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Eclipse Phase: Dead Run
Oct 3, 2012 4:29:47
Last year I ran an improvised game of Eclipse Phase for RJ, Aaron, and Drew. Since I had little time to prep, we used pregenerated characters (with some customization) and a plot I came up with fairly quickly. Dead Run is about a Firewall team sent to Earth to pick up a survivor and then check out a potential anti-TITAN weapon detected near the Cheyenne Mountains. Will they survive the horrors? Find out in Dead Run!
Call of Cthulhu: The Construct
Sep 25, 2012 2:37:28
Inspired by METACHAOS by Alessandro Bavari.
This episode dates back from last year's Halloween but I had forgotten about it until today so I decided to share with you all now. A group of New Yorkers are lured overseas by a human trafficking syndicate for a sinister purpose - to be thrown into a mysterious structure known only as the Construct. The rules of reality are seemingly suspended inside but there is a dark logic at work. Two alien intelligences are at war. Can this group of unlikely survivors figure out how to escape the Construct and their captors?
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 15
Sep 18, 2012 3:39:26
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The Heroes of New Arcadia have righted many wrongs and saved many lives but no good deed goes unpunished forever. Their enemies launch a raid on their unprotected base, resulting in a major fight that pushes the group to their limits. After the battle, they decide to strike back but first they have to determine which of their many enemies attacked them and how they can best get revenge. Find out who their mystery foe is in this episode!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 17
Sep 12, 2012 3:48:17
In this episode of Know Evil, the Firewall team pursues multiple agendas as they attempt to blend in with the scum swarm society. SAIRAC, the AGI, must learn to become more human in order to avoid detection when they leave the relative safety of the swarm. Bartleby must fulfill several Firewall missions. Gerrard has a chance to learn the truth of his own past on Earth. All the while, the team is pursued by their enemies, both personal and otherwise. As things start to go awry, the team decides to raid a group of criminals as part of a Firewall mission. Of course the raid does not go well...
Shadows of Esteren at Gencon 2012
Sep 6, 2012 3:01:54
At Gencon this year, we got to play a game of Shadows of Esteren, as one of the game's translators was nice enough to run it for us. While we did not have time to fully complete the scenario, we all had a great time playing the game.
A group of amnesiac travelers find themselves trapped in a strange building, beset by enemies on all sides. Even though they don't know their own names, they will have to band together if they hope to survive and escape the wretched place. Find out what nightmares lurk in the Shadows of Esteren. Please note this is a con game, so it is noisier than normal.
Don’t Rest Your Head: White Lightning and Yellow Thunder
Aug 30, 2012 5:37:52
A group of insomniacs with desperate lives find themselves in the Mad City, battling its nightmarish citizens in order to escape and possibly find a way to better their own lives. But can these broken survivors find the power within themselves to succeed? How useful is the power to have your life narrated by a disembodied voice?
This two part adventure was recorded over a year ago and was previously part of the Killsplosion ransom preview Actual Plays.
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 16
Aug 22, 2012 3:30:11
The new tier of the Know Evil campaign begins! In order to hide out after the daring bank heist, the Firewall team retreats to the relative safety of The Stars Our Destination, a scum swarm that happened to be nearby. After ditching their weapons, the team gets a rare chance to rest and plan their next move. They have a chance to research the object retrieved from the bank safety deposit vault, catch up with their personal lives, and perform some side missions for Firewall. Of course, there are threats hidden in the swarm, waiting to strike out at them.
If you enjoy this tier, you should get a copy of The Stars Our Destination and read up on this scum swarm!
You can also check out the newcomer's packet in this post on the RPPR forums.
Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green – A Victim of the Art
Aug 14, 2012 2:49:02
From Dennis Detwiller's Tumblr:
“A Victim of the Art” is a Delta Green scenario set in the fictional town of Glenridge, Long Island. The investigators play Delta Green agents and/or friendlies brought in to solve a series of grisly murders which have rocked the small, rich, seaside community.
The killer is not human – but the perpetrator is.
A PDF of the scenario is available at the Tumblr page.
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 14
Aug 8, 2012 5:27:18
In this double length episode, the Heroes of New Arcadia deal with many challenges. The base of the Martyr's father, The Samaritan, has been found. But in order to get into the base, one of the heroes decides to make a bargain with a darker power. This begins an odyssey into the lower planes. Meanwhile, the Heroes must deal with Mayhem, a new villain with unusual superpowers and murderous intentions. Finally, the Heroes have to deal with the fact that their base is publicly known and undefended. This leads to a confrontation with enemies the Heroes have not seen before. All this and more!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 15
Aug 1, 2012 3:12:51
Synopsis: The Firewall team has planned and prepared enough. It is time to pull off the most daring heist in the history of the solar system. They face the tightest security the inner system has to offer, all to steal an unknown object just so they can continue their pursuit of Manjappa, the man behind the Know Evil virus. Can each character hold up their end of the operation? Will Bartleby and SAIROC infiltrate the vault in time? Can the others secure the bottom level of the facility? Can the distraction team hold off security long enough? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of the moon tier of the Know Evil campaign!
Don't forget to look over the planning documents and map of the Erato bank.
All Flesh Must Be Eaten: The Shard
Jul 26, 2012 3:07:56
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Synopsis: The more I read about the London Olympics and the prohibitive security measures taken, like missile launchers installed on the roofs of apartment buildings, the more it sounds like a cyberpunk dystopia. And to cap it all off, there is literally a pre-arcology called The Shard that just opened in London. So I did what any self-respecting nerd would do.
I added zombies. Enjoy.
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 14
Jul 23, 2012 3:31:14
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Synopsis: Robbing a bank is unheard of in the age of Eclipse Phase. The Erato bank is as heavily guarded as a military installation, with dozens of armed drones, guards, security systems and AGI infosec specialists protecting it. However, the Firewall team must retrieve an item from a safety deposit box in order to continue their investigation of Manjappa and the source of the Know Evil virus. But a bank robbery is no easy thing to plan. Furthermore, Firewall has to authorize this mission first, which requires a meeting of the proxies.
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Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 13
Jul 17, 2012 3:02:31
In this episode, the heroes of New Arcadia have recovered from their confrontation in the abandoned Ideal base, but they have to deal with new complications in New Arcadia. They have new allies, Quasar and Galileo, but they must find a place for them to fit in. The heroes have a rare chance to socialize with some of their friends with a dinner party! Also, Norm gets a job. Clearly, this is a must listen episode.
Monsters and Other Childish Things: The Legacy of NIMH
Jul 9, 2012 5:40:51
Based on the children's classic, The Secret of NIMH, this game is based after the events of the movie. A great evil threatens the inhabitants of the Thorn Valley. After the captain of the guard goes missing, along with several artifacts that once belonged to Nicodemus, the mystic, a team of heroic young rats is charged with finding out what happened. As they journey far from home, they stumble upon humans threatening the valley, strange mysteries and monstrous dangers. Can they survive the final confrontation with evil? Find out in this special two session game!
Call of Cthulhu: Invictus part 3
Jul 4, 2012 2:30:41
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Synopsis: The agents of the Empire have delved deep into the wilderness to find the source of evil and stop it. After meeting with the Eater of the Dead, an exiled druid, they find the final destination of their quest. Can they stop the evil without sacrificing their sanity? Have they already gone too far? Find out in the epic conclusion of Cthulhu Invictus!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 13
Jun 28, 2012 2:22:26
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Synopsis: The Firewall team survives the ambush from the bounty hunter, but only narrowly so. In order to continue the investigation, they must enter Triad territory and get answers from the top of the criminal organization. Getting an audience with a fearsome Triad boss isn't exactly easy so the team must prove themselves worthy first. This requires a combination of finesse, streetwise, and brute strength. Can the team manage to meet the leader of the Triads? What secrets will they learn? Are pandas awesome or what? Find out in Know Evil episode 13!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 12
Jun 20, 2012 3:30:26
The Heroes of New Arcadia have learned of an abandoned Ideal base, codenamed TIN CAN. They plan to access it to get crucial intel and possibly other assets necessary to protect the world from threats like the Collective. Enlisting the aid of Wayfarer, a powerful teleporter, they head to the remote base only to find they aren't the only ones who thought to raid this base. How will our heroes deal with the other intruders? Who is the man in gray? How much is a claymore mine worth? Find out in this episode of the Heroes of New Arcadia!
RPPR Guest Game: The 13th Age – Blood and Lightning!
Jun 17, 2012 4:35:27
Message from Ross: This is the second of the guest playtest games. Enjoy!
From SageNytell: In this session, we rejoin Jerith the Human Cleric (Upon Whose Skin Is Scriven The Name Of God) played by Graz; Meri... er, Amber Smith the High Elf Rogue (Of The Most Secretive And Deadly Order of Blind Assassins) played by Craig; and Kitterina the Wood Elf Ranger (Whose Ancestors Are Always Watching) as they travel towards a strange new destination - the mysterious Boltstrike Tower, leyline node of the great and powerful Archmage! They are joined by the disconcertingly popular Sven the Human Barbarian (Surprisingly Not Actually The Hero of Legend, Go Figure, played by Chris) in a fantastic adventure called Blood and Lightning featuring dungeons, dragons, 50's Scifi tropes, and lots and lots of Sven puns! Afterwards, the players and I discuss our feelings on the playtest and the system as a whole.
P.S. Escalation Edition Pre-order Announced
RPPR Guest Game: The 13th Age: Gobpocalypse!
Jun 13, 2012 2:10:48
Message from Ross: A RPPR forum-goer, SageNytell, is a playtester of the new fantasy RPG 13th Age. He recorded 2 playtest sessions of this unreleased game and offered it to us. Given what I've read about this game, I thought you all might enjoy a sneak preview of it. Let me know what you all think!
From SageNytell: In this session, we meet Jerith the Human Cleric (Upon Whose Skin Is Scriven The Name Of God, played by Graz); Merisiel the High Elf Rogue (Of The Most Secretive And Deadly Order of Blind Assassins, played by Craig); and Kitterina the Wood Elf Ranger (Whose Ancestors Are Always Watching, played by Rachel). Our players battle a gang of desperadoes in a deserted ghost town and engage in a desperate struggle for their lives in Gobpocalypse! Afterwards, the players and I discuss our feelings on the system as a whole. (Spoilers: I used incorrect flanking rules from 3.5, this is fixed for the second session!)
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 12
Jun 5, 2012 2:52:24
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Synopsis: After barely surviving the ordeal in the Cognite bunker near the Somatek facility, the Firewall team must get to their next lead. Unfortunately it's a Triad held ship in orbit over the moon. As they make arrangements for their ship, the forks left behind on Venus will have to deal with their own problems, with implications that will affect their future operations. But even after the main crew arranges transportation to the ship, they find one of their past problems coming back to haunt them.
Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green – Operation Eyes Down
May 29, 2012 3:34:31
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Synopsis: Delta Green can't afford to send out agents on every mission. On low priority missions, they use friendlies, who are personnel with mythos experience but have not been inducted into the conspiracy. When an informant tips off Delta Green about a company up to no good in Picher Oklahoma, they send out a team of friendlies to investigate. However, little do they realize that they will stumble upon an ancient war between two mythos factions and that not everyone is entirely honest...
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 11
May 23, 2012 4:23:15
The second tier of the Heroes of New Arcadia campaign begins! After recovering from their epic battle with the Syndicate, the heroes have new threats on the horizon. But the heroes have been changed by their experiences, some mentally or emotionally while a few have undergone even greater transformations. The Collective is imprisoning all supernatural creatures, including ancient gods. After the heroes discover this, they investigate which leads to a search in the desert and a confrontation with an unnatural guardian. All this and more in episode 11 of the Heroes of New Arcadia!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 11
May 16, 2012 3:54:40
After the chaos of the Robot Uprising in Nectar, the Firewall agents escape to the Somatek habitat to pursue their next lead in the Know Evil conspiracy. There was a Firewall contact at the station, an uplift security chief named Nissum, but he has gone missing. The team must gain entrance into the habitat, track down the missing agent and pursue their investigation. Along the way, they will deal with mercurial uplifts, ape pit fights and a devastating secret that would throw transhumanity into chaos if it became public. Find out what the secret is and what horrors await the agents in this episode of Know Evil!
World of Darkness: Slender Man episode 6
May 14, 2012 2:17:34
In this final episode of the Slender Man campaign, the investigators have to deal with a threat at a chemical plant in the Tanner Neighborhood. The battle will be deadly but they may have a few aces up their sleeves.
This was the last session we played of the campaign. I admit I didn't have an end game planned and I made the mistake of throwing in too many elements to make the game work, I think. If I had kept it a Hunter/Changeling game it might have worked better, but adding in vampires and prometheans because they were cool wasn't a good idea. However, I did have fun with this game and hope you liked it, even though it was run during the summer of 2010 (as you can tell by the references made in the game).
The Moon fairy tale mentioned in this campaign.
World of Darkness: Slender Man episode 5
May 9, 2012 2:42:13
In this episode, the investigators find the Grey Mansion and explore it to learn more about the families. They also have to deal with Little Red Riding Hood and her creator. As the mysteries of the city become deeper and darker, will the heroes ever find a way out?
World of Darkness: Slender Man episode 4
May 4, 2012 2:24:47
The investigators have uncovered a conspiracy of four families that has brought great evil upon the city. Each family held a part of an artifact of great power but when they misused it, everyone suffered a terrible fate. In order to stop the Slender Man, the investigators must find the four pieces. One piece is in the Tanner neighborhood, and a strange little girl is more than they realized. What secrets does she hold and is an enemy or ally?
World of Darkness: Slender Man episode 3
Apr 29, 2012 2:31:32
In this episode, the investigators are drawn to a goth concert held in an abandoned insane asylum. To learn more about Slender Man and the secrets that will be key to stopping him, they must find the artist hosting the concert and learn what they know. But it won't be easy. The artist has a few surprises of her own.
World of Darkness: Slender Man episode 2
Apr 24, 2012 2:45:11
I'm on a trip right now but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some fine Actual Play episodes.
The Slender Man campaign continues. In case you don't remember, the characters from Candle Cove were reused for a campaign I never finished about Slender Man. In this episode, they start to pick up the pieces and figure out how to deal with Tom's character and other threats. Enjoy!
A Dirty World: The Dangers of Fraternization
Apr 19, 2012 5:17:48
After World War 2, the Allied Powers split Berlin into the East and West sides. Policing a ruined city after the most devastating war in history was no easy task. Black marketeering ran rampant. Opportunists exploited the German people when possible. In this chaotic mix, two women are murdered, both apparently by the same killer. Three groups of investigators find themselves forced to deal with the mystery; a pair of American military police, two Russian officers, and a few German criminals. Each have their own secret motives and few actually want to do the right thing for the victims. Can justice prevail in such a dirty world? Find out in this double length episode!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 10
Apr 14, 2012 4:16:54
In this episode, the Firewall team must regroup after barely surviving a deadly battle with a powerful group of exsurgents but they will have little time before they must continue their mission. Gerrad finally rejoins the group with a new agent, an ultimate named Maxwell. They are in Nectar, a lunar city divided by morph type. Biomorphs are the elite while the poor must use robotic bodies to work and get around. These class distinctions have created an incendiary atmosphere and it's only a matter of time before someone lights the fuse. Can the team stop the riots and find out the next clue to Know Evil?
World of Darkness: Anderson Island
Apr 9, 2012 4:57:51
After our recent episode about the World of Darkness, I decided to return to it for a one shot. What I originally planned as a 2 to 3 hour game became a 5 hour epic and possible start of an episodic campaign
A group of writers and artists have traveled to Anderson Island, Washington in October 1980 for a retreat and workshop. A place where they can work and study in peace. Little do they know of the evil buried on the island. After a night of shared nightmares, the first murder convinces a small group of writers to look into the secrets of the island, namely the secretive Christensen family and the ancient myths of Raven and Xelas. But can these temperamental creatives actually work together and solve the mystery or will they perish to the curse of Anderson Island?
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 10
Apr 4, 2012 5:33:53
While the Heroes of New Arcadia have defeated the Syndicate, there are still other threats and challenges to overcome. Chirop must work through the legal consequences of his crimes without compromising himself. Even after dealing with that, the heroes learn of a secret prison built with technology from the Ideal. What's going on? Who is behind this secret base and what does it mean for the rest of the world? Plus, Ross gets to play as new hero Wayfarer.
Call of Cthulhu: Divine Fire at PAX 2011
Mar 26, 2012 6:10:32
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Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing ran an epic Delta Green game at PAX 2011, based on material from our very own Tom Church's Divine Fire scenario. In this case, the secrets of occult nuclear technology first developed by the Nazis were eventually acquired by the Libyans. Now a group of specialists must retrieve the scientists behind it and stop the program while the Libyan civil war rages on! Of course, things don't go according to plan. Find out exactly what goes wrong and how the team reacts, especially when they meet a familiar face...
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 9
Mar 17, 2012 3:10:05
The Firewall team has taken one step closer to the machinations of the organization behind Know Evil. On the Argonaut station Miter, the team uncovers a plot to ruin the reputation of an important media personality and put to a stop to it. They also find a link to research into TITANs, including a mission to retrieve new specimens from an active TITAN site. The team tracks down the researcher but isn't prepared for what they find...
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 9
Mar 9, 2012 5:12:13
The final battle between the Syndicate and the Heroes of New Arcadia begins! Deep in the Ideal Particle Collider known as Big Wheel, the heroes and their allies must fight a group of trained and dangerous superhumans, led by a powerful telepathic super-scientist known as Paragon. The heroes have cornered their foes and no quarter will be given to either side. This epic battle had 17 combatants (6 PCs, 5 NPC allies and 6 NPC villains) and lasted two entire sessions. Enjoy this double length episode and finale of the street level tier of the campaign!
Call of Cthulhu: Invictus part 2
Mar 2, 2012 4:30:05
A group of intrepid Roman adventurers has been ordered to investigate a supernatural threat endangering the Roman cities of Britannia. When they arrive, the heroes must first deal with the hidden dangers inside the walls of Roman settlements before venturing out to a farm afflicted with the unnatural. Underground cities, hidden cultists, enslaved mystics and more confront our heroes! Will they survive? Find out in this episode!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 8
Feb 23, 2012 2:36:52
The intrepid band of Firewall agents have learned that trail of Know Evil leads to the Moon. In order to continue their investigation, they must farcast - that is to transmit their digitized minds into a new body waiting for them on Luna. This process is disconcerting for many but also provides a new opportunity to pick a better morph. As they acclimate to their new bodies and the restrictive policies of Luna, the agents must pick up the trail and figure out where to go next. However, they also have some personal time to explore their new surroundings. What do Firewall agents do to maintain their cover? Find out in this episode!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 8
Feb 16, 2012 2:43:03
The Heroes of New Arcadia have made contact with the mysterious and powerful leader of the Syndicate, a telepathic scientist named Paragon. She wishes to deal with the heroes but will they accept a compromise or not? Furthermore, the hero Chirop must pay for his crimes but what will the federal government demand of him? As the seconds count down, can our heroes come up with a suitable plan to stop the threat of the Syndicate once and for all?
Call of Cthulhu: Invictus part 1
Feb 9, 2012 2:55:49
The threat of the Cthulhu Mythos is eternal but long before the heroic investigators of the 1920s and conspiracies like Delta Green, there were defenders of humanity from horrors beyond time and space. In ancient Rome, a group of skilled and cunning citizens has been charged with stopping a group of kidnappers. These criminals have taken many women from all walks of life, including the wife of a powerful man. But when these unlikely heroes delve into the mystery, they uncover a far greater threat to Rome than they ever could have imagined.
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 7
Feb 1, 2012 2:53:19
The Firewall team has found the secret base of the sky pirates but now comes the most dangerous part of their mission - infiltration. They must pose as the real sky pirates they killed and find the captured hacker they need to rescue. Of course, between them and their target lies dozens of armed and paranoid pirates. To make matters worse, the hacker turns out to be more than they initially thought...
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 7
Jan 25, 2012 6:02:42
In this episode, the heroes must stop the Syndicate's latest plot to destabilize the state! Fortunately, they have a new ally as guest player RJ joins the band in one session. In the second half, the Syndicate takes action against the heroes. Find out how in this episode!
Little Fears: Polybius
Jan 18, 2012 3:12:35
A group of kids on summer vacation have found an unusual arcade game called Polybius. While its graphics are old, its gameplay is second to none. Unfortunately, it seems that those who play it are tampering with forces Man Was Not Meant To Know. Find out what happens when the spirits of dead video game enemies haunt the players that killed them! This was a ransom request game from the Killsplosion Kickstarter. Enjoy! Also Little Fears is a fun RPG.
Call of Cthulhu: The White Stairs
Jan 11, 2012 2:55:31
In the post-war streets of Hiroshima, 1952, two Yakuza clans battle for control of the lucrative black markets and drug trade. The dominant clan is losing their hold because of the lack of leadership from their boss. He sends his two sons and two loyal enforcers on strange errands that have nothing to do with running the business. Soon, the Yakuza find themselves embroiled in a strange battle between the supernatural and their rival clan. Find out who lives and who dies in this one shot game!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 6
Jan 4, 2012 2:13:14
The Firewall team must rescue a kidnapped hacker currently held prisoner by the sky pirates of Venus. In order to find the pirates' hidden base, they must lure in one of their raiding ships, take out the pirates and capture the ship. The best bait happens to be a luxury zeppelin filled with the idle rich. What better place could there be for a gunfight? Of course, there will be more than a few complications, including smuggling weapons on board, dealing with the ship's security and the other guests themselves...
Cthulhu Dark: Dead Island
Dec 26, 2011 2:13:28
When Ed Healy came to Springfield to visit Meta Games, I stopped by to run a one shot of Cthulhu Dark based on the video game Dead Island. Of course, this happened before the game came out so I basically with zombies at a vacation resort and made it up from there. We had quite a few players for this game including RPPR listeners, Ed Healy, Mike from Bear Swarm and some of the RPPR crew. Enjoy the mayhem! Also, BUY MY BOOK
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 6
Dec 19, 2011 4:33:37
This image comes from the hilarious webcomic, Wonderella.
In this episode, the heroes of New Arcadia face a seemingly invincible foe - the leader of the Crystal Children cult. His powers stop anyone from attacking him directly or indirectly so he cannot be assassinated or captured. Can our heroes devise a means to stop this powerful psychic cult leader? Aside from that, the heroes have to secure the Hellmirror, a powerful and evil magical artifact but this isn't as easy as it seems, even though it resides in the police evidence locker.
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 5
Dec 12, 2011 2:33:22
This episode brought to you by Kyle Moss, a Killsplosion Kickstarter contributor.
After the Firewall agents return to Octavia, the major aerostat city, they decide to track down the pirates holding their target captive. The team splits up to learn more about the mysterious neo-synergist hacker, research the route the pirates will take and maintain their cover as an XP show. The plot has several twists and turns in this episode so listen in to find out what complications will arise!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 4
Dec 5, 2011 2:51:50
This episode brought to you by Viktor Engvall, a RPPR fan and Killsplosion contributor. The intrepid Firewall team has made their way to a secret aerostat on Venus called Cloud 9. A war has broken out on the station between Pax Familia and the owners of Cloud 9. The Firewall agents must navigate the unstable station, armed psychopaths at every corner, deadly traps and other threats in order to learn the secrets of the station.
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 5
Nov 27, 2011 5:41:21
In this episode the heroes of New Arcadia face two challenges: the Crystal Children and the occult mystery in Fiddler's Green. The cult known as the Crystal Children is led by a powerful metahuman with a unique ability that makes direct confrontations with him impossible. How will they bring this elusive foe to justice? When the other heroes delve into the mystery of the ghost lights of Fiddler's Green, they find a dire plot that must be stopped. However, this is easier said than done.
Cthulhu Dark: Revelations
Nov 22, 2011 2:15:07
This scenario was played with the excellent ultra-rules-light game, Cthulhu Dark. Download the free PDF and try it out yourself!
In a small town in the Midwest, things are about to change. A priest has turned to desperate measures to see his wish come true: to see the bible brought to life. Unfortunately, when the priest resorts to using a ritual in a book of the occult to make his wish come to life, bad things happen. Find out in this scenario what happens when the bible is literally made true as interpreted by Yog Sothoth!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 3
Nov 15, 2011 2:35:04
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The Firewall agents have learned where the Nine Lives Syndicate operative is and how to get to her but she won't be there long. The team rushes forward to defeat her guards and capture her before she escapes. Once captured, she reveals her destination, a hidden aerostat on Venus called Cloud Nine. The team decides to venture to the aerostat in hopes of learning more about the conspiracy. What secrets are hidden on the station?
World of Darkness: Slender Man episode 1
Nov 9, 2011 3:38:15
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No one knows what the mysterious entity known as Slender Man really is or what it does with the victims it abducts. Until now. A park ranger that survived the events of Candle Cove was later taken by the Slender Man. After a year, he returns a changed man. Other mysteries arise as the forces of darkness threaten the ranger and his friends. Can these mortals uncover survive? Find out in episode 1 of the Slender Man mini-campaign!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 4
Nov 4, 2011 5:25:09
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In this episode, the heroes of New Arcadia continue their war against the Syndicate. They discover a weapons manufacturing facility hidden in the city controlled by the Syndicate. The heroes must figure out a way to get inside the facility and destroy the machinery before the Syndicate thugs stop them. They also learn more of the Syndicate's structure, leadership and plans. What dark mysteries will they uncover? Find out in this double length episode!
Call of Cthulhu: The Night Clerk
Oct 31, 2011 2:07:39
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Two office workers check into a banal hotel as a winter storm hits the city. Little do they suspect that the hotel is a nexus for unspeakable evil. This evil is not a man or an entity but the hotel itself. Brace yourself for a blast of architectural horror from RPPR!
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 2
Oct 24, 2011 2:34:43
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The Firewall team barely escapes the hellish space station known as Thought, only to find themselves at the edge of a massive conspiracy. In order to learn more, they must make connections with the criminal underworld in order to track down the human trafficker that led them into Thought in the first place. There are two ways to gain the favor they need - to win an underground gladiatorial fight or win at Mahjong vs powerful criminal bosses. The crew decides to try both. Find out if their luck holds out in this episode!
Dark Sun Episode 05: Antlion part 2
Oct 17, 2011 3:37:33
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In the conclusion of the RPPR Dark Sun campaign, our heroes find themselves under siege. Desperate villagers attack them while their erstwhile allies are as dangerous as ever. How will they get out of the antlion's pit? Find out in this last episode of Dark Sun!
A note: We stopped playing Dark Sun shortly after this session for various reasons - one of them being burned out on fantasy. So, we switched to Wild Talents. I find it unfortunate that there will be no resolution but perhaps that is fitting given the nature of Dark Sun itself.
Call of Cthulhu: The Horrible Lonely House in the Woods
Oct 9, 2011 2:15:44
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Three Harvard college students find themselves stranded in the wilderness of Maine. A man lurches in front of their car as they travel through the forest. The man is injured and their only shelter is a house near the road. Little do they know of the ancient evil that dwells in the house. This one shot is from the magazine Worlds of Cthulhu issue #4. I ran the scenario back in 2009 and I've never had a chance to post it until now. Enjoy!
Rifts: The Eliminators
Oct 1, 2011 2:22:35
In a grimdark post-apocalyptic future, where the earth has been devastated by nuclear war, dimensional rifts and Nazi cos-players, only a few gritty heroes stand between a new apocalypse, a post-post apocalypse or a meta apocalypse or an apocalypse squared or a neo-apocalypse or an epic apocalypse or a mega damage apocalypse or a dragon cyborg juicer apocalypse wielding a rune blade with Atlantean tattoos. Yeah. HARDCORE.
In other words, I ripped off the plot of a movie called The Eliminators and forced the players into a game of Rifts. Deal with it.
Eclipse Phase: Know Evil episode 1
Sep 26, 2011 5:30:28
Learn more about the campaign on the RPPR forums. In the future, only 5% of humanity remains after rogue AIs known as the TITANs turned Earth into a hellish wasteland and then disappeared. The remainder lives throughout the solar system. Only a secret vigilante organization known as Firewall protects humanity from the remnants of the TITANs and any other existential threats. One team of low level Firewall sentinels has been assigned to investigate Thought, a space station owned by the hypercorpration Cognite in orbit over Venus after an undercover agent assigned to the station went missing. More disturbingly, the backup of her mind is corrupt - something that should be impossible. The team consists of Bartleby: A lost generation brinker, Preston: an uplifted octopus socialite, SAIRAC, an argonaut AGI, Fayun, a Lunar criminal and Gerrad a Fall Evacuee anarchist. Infiltrating a secret orbital research facility will be hard to accomplish to say the least. How will they get in and what will they discover? Find out in this first double length episode of Eclipse Phase: Know Evil!
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 3
Sep 18, 2011 5:46:37
The war against crime continues! In this double length episode, our heroes first encounter a fellow metahuman, Raoul - a skilled underground fighting champion. He has a problem though - a death cult has kidnapped his child. He needs the help of a few heroes to rescue his kid and stop the cult. In the second half of this episode, the heroes encounter two lieutenants in the Syndicate and their henchmen. The battle that ensues will be the hardest one they have fought yet. Listen to find out who gets set on fire and more!
Call of Cthulhu: The Night Mission
Sep 13, 2011 2:23:54
At Gencon this year, Caleb and I sat down for a chance to play in one of Adam Scott Glancy's WW1 Call of Cthulhu games. This time, we were pilots for British Army on a night time bombing mission. 3 de Havilland DH4 planes, each with a pilot and gunner. Unfortunately, one of the bombs was dropped on the wrong place and certain seals are broken. Find out what the hapless pilots awaken and if they make it back to friendly territory!
Fiasco at Gencon 2011: Transatlantic
Sep 9, 2011 1:57:16
I finally got a chance to try out the indie RPG, Fiasco at Gencon this year. I played with several people from the Arc Dream crew, including Shane Ivey and Greg Stolze. We used the Transatlantic playset:
The time is 1932, the place? Somewhere in the mid-Atlantic aboard the luxury cruise ship Leviathan, a week out of Southampton en route to New York. On this flagship cruiser’s maiden voyage, the Captain has been directed to quietly contend for the glorious Blue Riband — the accolade awarded to the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Topside, you enjoy a salty Gibson while pulling the heavy double wool of your coat closer to your body. Friends make merry with lively talk amongst themselves — it’s a din barely overheard above the hammering engine and thresh of the ship’s mighty propellers. Spray from the bow’s cleave manages to catch your cheek even this far aft. Your gaze draws across the dull, slate waters wondering at the marvel of it all: New beginnings? Maybe this time things will be different? Perhaps your dreams are within reach? What could possibly go wrong?
Eclipse Phase: Think Before Asking
Sep 2, 2011 4:18:42
An Eclipse Phase Scenario written by Anders Sandberg and available as a free PDF.
"We call it the gorgon-in-a-box problem. There is a gorgon inside the box, and we want to figure out what it is doing. Unfortunately we will turn to stone if we see her face, and she might try to make us see it.
Dr Toshiro Driscoll-Toyoda, presentation to Naos Planning Board
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 2
Aug 28, 2011 3:22:40
In this episode of the New Arcadia campaign, our heroes have begun the fight against the Syndicate - a powerful criminal organization dedicated to consolidating its control over all organized crime in the state. It achieves this through the use of illegal super-soldier technology. Their enforcers are capable of taking down dozens of normal thugs in a battle so they have taken most of the city's criminal underworld. But our heroes have a lead on the tech used to make the super soldiers. Find out what the lead uncovers in this episode!
Old School Hack at Gencon 2011 with Kirin Robinson
Aug 21, 2011 2:39:39
I was fortunate enough to meet up with Ennie-award winner Kirin Robinson at this year's Gencon and talk him into running a session of his game, Old School Hack. It's a free, rules-light game of adventuring and dungeon crawling. Characters can be fighters or dwarves but not dwarven fighters. Caleb and I joined Simeon and Meg from the Arc Dream crew with the Angry DM as we went on a quest of liberation and adventure!
GURPS: Modern League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Judgment Day 04
Aug 11, 2011 3:10:23
We played these games a while ago. Funny story about this. I thought we played 3 sessions but in fact, Tom ran 4 sessions of this mini campaign. I scheduled these games to be posted while I was away at Gencon 2011. I did not think that there was a fourth game until a listener commented about it to me. So, I checked the archives and found the ACTUAL conclusion of the game. So, uh, enjoy the dramatic finale of Tom's action extravaganza!
GURPS: Modern League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Judgment Day 03
Aug 8, 2011 2:56:32
The battle between the Terminator and the League reach an epic conclusion. The terminator has one last gambit - to storm NORAD and trigger Judgment Day. In order to stop him, our heroes and their allies have to confront the deadly cyborg and his personal army. All this and more in the dramatic conclusion of The Modern League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Judgment Day!
GURPS: Modern League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Judgment Day 02
Aug 6, 2011 2:36:11
The unlikely heroes of the modern league have discovered that a T-800 Terminator has been secretly planning to cause Judgment Day. In order to stop him, they must find and destroy a secret weapon factory. Of course that factory is heavily guarded - including a certain mecha made by the OCP Corporation...
GURPS: Modern League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Judgment Day 01
Aug 4, 2011 3:01:11
In a world seemingly like ours, many secrets lie hidden in the secrets. Aliens walk among us. Magic is real. Angels kill mortals on orders from heaven. In this world, the future is very much in jeopardy. Time travel tends to upset the natural order of things after all. Only a small band of experts can save our future. They are the modern league of extraordinary gentlemen.
Wild Talents: The Heroes of New Arcadia Episode 1
Jul 29, 2011 5:23:06
What happens to a world whose heroes disappear overnight? One year ago, every major superhero and supervillain disappeared in an event now called Ragnarok. Since then, thousands of normal humans have acquired means to empower themselves. Spell books float around on the Internet. Technology stolen from abandoned bases and secret headquarters has been reverse engineered for countless knock offs. In a city on the West Coast called New Arcadia, a group of ragtag civilians with new superpowers has arisen to take the place of the missing superheroes.
In the first episode, these amateur heroes meet at the site of a terrorist attack on a federal courthouse. They must rescue hostages and defeat heavily armed killers. Can they pass this trial by fire?But that isn't all! This episode combines the first two sessions of the campaign. After their first skirmish, some of the heroes take their first step into becoming a super team. Can they overcome their personal problems or will bickering and infighting doom their efforts?
Read more about the Heroes of New Arcadia here.
Dark Sun Episode 04: Antlion part 1
Jul 22, 2011 6:14:33
Since the last episode of Dark Sun, our protagonists have been stranded in a remote corner of Athas: The Silt Sea. They are surrounded by foes and untrustworthy rivals but they must work together with a group of NPC adventurers in order to survive. In this small island on the silt sea, a buried secret reveals itself...a secret that promises great rewards but only the strong will live long enough to claim it. Can the cursed bearers of the artifact survive this most dangerous ordeal yet?
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 46: A New World
Jul 13, 2011 2:18:36
Once upon a time before the light had been born, there was a great darkness that covered the world. Our people could not yet see and we were helpless against the things that did crawl in the darkness. From the cold, hard ground the Great King fashioned guardians and explorers. They were crude and callous nor did they have proper souls like you or I. Yet our Great King made them so they would help us in this time of darkness.
These earthen men did not respond, except for a small band. They were infused with water so they were far greater than the other earthen men, almost as great as us. The Great King set great tasks upon them to bring about the birth of light. With gentle guidance from the first king, highest servant of the Great King, these brave and simple creatures eventually brought forth the light that created our world. The eyes of our people could now see the glory and splendor of everything! The other earthen creatures displeased Great King for their failure and moved to destroy them all yet first king begged for their lives. A few of them had gone above and beyond their limitations. Surely, the others might also transcend their base nature!
Great King saw this and spared the lives of all the lesser species you see today. As for the heroic earthen men, they were granted titles of nobility and became true Grippli, transformed by Great King as a reward for their heroism. They were the first Water Barons and all the heroic water barons you hear of defending our kingdom strive to emulate them.
What's that? You want to know how the Water Barons saved the light and fought back the darkness? Well, it is a very long story but it all began with a journey to an unexplored continent. You see, the kingdom of the earthen men wanted to colonize a savage land far from their own shores...
-old Grippli creation myth, as transcribed from the stories of an old Grippli king
(The Ruins of Lemuria PDF is now available!)
Wild Talents: Zombies and other Caped Cannibals playtest 3
Jul 2, 2011 3:23:52
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The final playtest for the upcoming Gencon 2011 Wild Talents game introduces a new group. Tim, Wes and Adam join Caleb and Mike as the newly empowered civilian survivors in the New Arcadia zombie outbreak. With the same basic scenario, what different decisions will they make and how will they respond to the challenges of undead hordes, flesh eating superheroes and a looming nuclear apocalypse? Find out in this episode!
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 45: The Great Armada
Jun 23, 2011 2:46:03
The Great Armada of the Old World has reached the shores of the New World. Can the forces of New Arcadia, led by the heroic Water Barons, defeat the vast forces arrayed against them? While they are outnumbered, the adventurers have more than a few tricks up their sleeves...Only one episode of the New World Campaign remains!
All Flesh Must Be Eaten: Daybreakers
Jun 17, 2011 2:06:07
After seeing the film, Daybreakers, I was inspired to run a one shot based on it. Instead of following the main story of the movie though, I based it on a simple premise: the players are vampire citizens in the big city on the night when the blood riots break out. Using the All Flesh Must Be Eaten rules to model the horrific blood-starved subsiders, I let the players come up with their own plans for surviving the night. It was a short but entertaining game.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 44: The Eve of War
Jun 11, 2011 2:28:22
The Armada of the Old World draws near to the rebelling colonies of the New World. It is up to the Water Barons to prepare the defenses in order to repel the Armada. To accomplish this, they must recruit as many allies as possible, including the unpredictable nature spirits. Only two episodes remain in the New World Campaign!
A Dirty World: Wages of Sin
Jun 4, 2011 3:15:52
In the Great Depression, millions turned to religion to ease their suffering. A preacher in Louisiana ran a tent revival to help the masses and spread the good word. However, on one dark night the preacher is shot in his own home with his own gun. A private eye from New Orleans is hired by his family to get to the truth...or at least a convenient truth that will ignore a few secrets. A jazz musician is also brought into the intrigues as everyone involved finds out that the wages of sin...must be paid.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 43: Cult Busters
May 27, 2011 3:10:05
The Water Barons must rescue the powerful nature spirit Coyote from the cult of Vecna! Of course, the cult is led by a powerful lich, so it won't be easy prying the spirit from their grasp. The cult is of course after the secrets that Coyote possesses, secrets the Water Barons need if they are to save the world from Thrazidun. The end draws nigh! Only 3 episodes left after this one.
Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green – Lover in the Ice
May 21, 2011 4:51:18
To: Cell Q
Subject: A Night at the Opera (attachment: Cyrano de Bergerac)
STATUS: PARROT reports breach of GREEN BOX 224, hereafter DESIGNATE as PACKAGE at 0246 hours Jan 4th. DESIGNATE “Zookeeper” CONFIRMS at 0815 Jan. 5th. A-Cell BLIND on the ground due to weather. Q-cell ABORT current OBJECTIVE. New mission LOAD-OUT found in TRANSPORT with one FRIENDLY Pvt. W.
MISSION PRIORITIES: CONTAINMENT of PACKAGE is highest priority. Agents should take all care to maintain OPERATIONAL SECURITY.
TARGET ONE: Establish CONTACT with “Zookeeper.”
CHALLENGE: “Would you like to go to the zoo?”
AUTHENTICATE: “Yes, but only if I can stay outside.”
TARGET TWO: Establish HOME PLATE at “Zookeeper’s” office and move to ASSESS PACKAGE.
TARGET THREE: TRANSPORT PACKAGE to HOME PLATE.
TARGET FOUR: Split into two units
UNIT ALPHA: PLAY ZEPPO. GO SECURE using hardline modem at HOME PLATE and INVENTORY PACKAGE. Warning: minimum intelligence encouraged. Beware TOME ROT
UNIT BETA: INVESTIGATE surrounding area for signs of NORWEIGIAN contamination.
TARGET FIVE: A-Cell will DECLARE THREATS from BOX 224. Units REGROUP and REASSESS with new intelligence.
TARGET SIX: If HOSTILES present, Q-Cell CLEARED HOT for 48 hours until ALPHABET SOUP DEPLOYMENT. ELIMINATE THE VECTOR
MISSION SUCCESS: PACKAGE SECURED and OPERATIONAL SECURITY maintained until DUCK SOUP specialist arrives.
MISSION FAILURE: If no NEW PICTURE established via HOME PLATE hardline by 0500 Jan. 8th, CYCLOPS will place BLUE/BLUE BIRDS in the air and SEPPPUKU PROTOCOL will be in effect for Q-cell and all relatives.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 42: Thunderbird
May 12, 2011 3:16:22
The Water Barons are closing in on the endgame of the war but a greater threat looms over them. The imprisoned dark entity is stirring within its vault and will soon awaken. In order to learn more about the secrets of the past that hold the key to the future, they must talk to the great spirit, Thunderbird. The mighty being resides deep within the wilderness of the New World. Can they find him and gain an audience? What will they learn? All this and more! Only 4 more episodes left!
Wild Talents: Zombies and other Caped Cannibals playtest 1 and 2
May 5, 2011 4:37:32
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In order to prepare for Gencon 2011, I wrote and playtested a Wild Talents zombie-themed one shot. A group of normal citizens wake up in a strange lab. They each have a super power due to the experiments conducted by the Parasol Corporation. Unfortunately, the same corporation has also released a zombie virus on the city of New Arcadia. This virus has turned normal citizens into mindless flesh eating ghouls and superhumans into intelligent flesh eating ghouls. Can these scrappy new heroes find a way to cure the virus, survive countless zombies and defeat 'subject zero'?
This episode contains two playtests of the same scenario. The first was at Fear the Con 2011 and the second was with most of the regular RPPR group. There is a third playtest with a mix of new and old players that will be released soon.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 41: Adventure Time
Apr 27, 2011 2:59:37
The Water Barons are up to their necks in adventure! The armada from the Old World threatens New Arcadia and the rest of the New World. The dark entity stirs within its prison. A copper dragon is up to no good. Can the fractured group of embattled adventurers deal with this much adventure? Find out in this episode!
Eclipse Phase: Through A Glass Darkly
Apr 18, 2011 3:33:39
A critical Firewall server has been compromised by an engimatic man only known as Jacob Murphy. A team of three agents has tracked him down to a remote site near the quarantine zone on Mars. They are tasked with finding Jacob, learning his plans and stopping him. As they travel by maglev train to a small town near the terraforming site Jacob has holed up in, they realize people are already searching for them. As they leave civilization and head into the wilderness to find Jacob, what will they learn and at what price? Find out in this all new original Eclipse Phase adventure, written by Ross Payton.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 40: The Pupil
Apr 9, 2011 3:00:46
Locke, the wizard of the Water Barons, has a star pupil named Anakin. Unfortunately, Anakin has been keeping secrets from his teacher and Locke will not tolerate such disobedience. Furthermore, the election of the mayor is rapidly coming to an end. At what lengths will Locke push to prevail over his wayward pupil and at what cost? All this and a vignette for Vashyk, the Dragonborn fighter and more!
Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting
Apr 1, 2011 2:17:20
It is my honor and privilege to introduce what is no doubt the finest actual play ever posted or ever will be posted on this site. This game used the classic scenario, 'The Haunting' albeit set in a modern era with a group of experienced and skilled investigators. Will they uncover the secrets of the house or will they suffer a fate worse than death? You will be thrilled, chilled and terrified by this actual play.
MAOCT: Sucrose Park at Fear the Con 2011
Mar 29, 2011 2:31:10
I ran one of my favorite chapters from Road Trip at Fear the Con 4 with special player Chad Wattler from Fear the Boot. As before, the intrepid kids and their monster pals are investigating a strange theme park in Las Vegas called Sucrose Park. Kids enter but they never leave. At the center of the mystery is a giant brain and the bizarre mascot, Cool Rat. Enjoy! (Sorry about the noise levels but it's unavoidable during con games).
Special thanks to Violet Kirk for the art!
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 39: Fall of the Frost Giants
Mar 23, 2011 3:25:40
The Water Barons have infiltrated Frost Giant society to undermine it in a desperate plan to liberate the enslaved orcs. The mighty dracolich He Who Devours Souls has been forced to work for the giants. If he can be freed, the tide can be turned. Furthermore, the giants are digging up Lemurian ruins for unknown reasons but can the Water Barons learn them before it's too late? Find out all this and more in this episode!
Eclipse Phase: A Glorious Fall
Mar 14, 2011 5:31:59
Eclipse Phase is an incredible transhumanist based sci-fi horror RPG. I picked up a copy at Gencon 2009 but only got to run a game of it recently. Because we were unfamiliar with the setting and system, I created a short tutorial adventure that takes place during the Fall, where most of humanity was wiped out by rogue AI systems called the TITANS. After the tutorial, I ran the adventure packaged with the GM Screen, called 'Glory'. Tom, Aaron and Caleb are agents of Firewall, a secret organization dedicated to protecting humanity from existential threats. They are tasked with finding a missing agent, Tara Yu. She was investigating a possible hidden cache of pre-Fall tech. The players discover there are fates worse than death even in a future where death is not permanent.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 38: The Inadverent Avatar ripoff
Mar 9, 2011 3:01:39
The Water Barons have infiltrated the frost giant city by placing their minds in several giant corpses via mind jar spell, all thanks to Pontifex the lich. Now they have to bring the giants down before they are discovered. As they learn of the political infighting of the clans, they concoct schemes to raise chaos and free the orcs. As the GM, I swear I did not realize I was ripping off Avatar until I had already announced it to the players. Sigh. Oh well. Enjoy!
TMNT & Other Strangeness: Mutants in New York 2
Mar 1, 2011 3:20:15
The mutant heroes have uncovered a nefarious plot by an evil scientist that must be stopped. To complicate matters, delusional 'monster hunters' are tracking the heroes. In order to deal with these threats, the players must recruit aid from unlikely sources, including the reclusive engineer and the monster Zog! Listen in to find which mutant animal hero makes a guest appearance in this episode.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 37: Against the (Frost) Giants
Feb 23, 2011 3:28:10
The Water Barons have learned that a clan of Frost Giants have enslaved an orcish settlement far to the north of New Arcadia. Cassius leads the charge as the adventurers quest to liberate the orcs. Of course, no quest is complete without a few complications and this is no different. Can the Water Barons overcome their personal differences to help the oppressed orcs of the north or will they succumb to infighting and the might of the Frost Giants? Find out in episode 37!
Call of Cthulhu: Bryson Springs
Feb 14, 2011 6:00:05
The year is 1935 and horror lurks in the shadows of the Great Depression. In a Hooverille near a small town of California, Bryson Springs, a man has been murdered by means most foul. A FBI agent is ordered to investigate the death even though he is currently transporting a mafia hitman to prison. A reporter from L.A. and a professor of anthropology also converge on the area, drawn by fate or curiosity. The unlikely heroes find themselves surrounded by a horror they cannot imagine, let alone perceive. Find out what awaits them in this double length episode!
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 36: Ogretown
Feb 8, 2011 3:31:52
The Water Barons are torn apart by schisms in their beliefs and actions. One has fallen in battle. Another hears the cry of his distant kin, far to the north, and wishes to help them. But before the party can unite to free the enslaved orcs, they must deal with the ogres near Bordertown. Mercenaries at heart, the ogres have taken to exploiting the local community for profit. When the Water Barons seek to enlist their aid to help them free the orcs, the ogres demand payment up front. Inexplicably, the Water Barons fail to grasp the basic fact that mercenaries, even if they are ogres, want to be paid before they fight. Find out how stubborn and violent the players can be when NPCs refuse to fight deadly battles for them for free.
TMNT and Other Strangeness: Mutants in New York part 1
Feb 2, 2011 2:36:07
This game system was the first RPG I ever played, so even though it hasn't aged as gracefully as some games, I'm still fond of TMNT & Other Strangeness. So last year, I ran a 2 part game using this system, gleefully maintaining all the quirks of the Palladium rules. The players are all part of the mutant animal underground, living in the forgotten and abandoned parts of The Big Apple. Of course, trouble has a way of finding them...
Dark Sun Episode 03: Dark Come Soon
Jan 27, 2011 4:25:13
The Dark Sun campaign continues as our unlucky protagonists find themselves embroiled in intrigue and action in the shadows of the city. Deadly fights in the alleys, talks with rebels and scholars and cannibal buffets with a hidden price.
Call of Cthulhu: Divine Fire – The KGB Files part 2
Jan 19, 2011 2:52:02
A team of KGB agents in cold war Berlin have to find an escaped German madman and bring him back to custody. Little do they know that darker forces are at work and as they draw nearer to the madman, the more they put their own lives and sanity at risk. The thrilling conclusion to Tom's second part of the Divine Fire trilogy!
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 35: Angelic Hordes Come Forth!
Jan 12, 2011 3:44:14
Sarkis, agent of the Crown and adversary to the Water Barons has made a last stand at a temple of Pelor. He does have one last trick up his sleeve: portals that summon angelic warriors to his defense. Loyalties are divided in this desperate battle as well. Tensions between the Water Barons run high.
Call of Cthulhu: Divine Fire – The KGB Files part 1
Jan 3, 2011 2:54:54
In World War 2, a remote Nazi base is destroyed and only a few escaped to tell how and why. One of the survivors was a German soldier who was later captured by the USSR. Ten years later, the German escapes and a group of KGB agents is assigned to bring him back in. The second part of Tom's Divine Fire trilogy, a new group of investigators is brought into the horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. Pick up the trail and see where it goes...
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 34: The Gauntlet
Dec 25, 2010 3:03:35
The Water Barons must defeat Sarkis if their rebellion is to have any chance for success but first they must run through a gauntlet of defenses. Dedicated soldiers, cunning fortifications guard the outer edges of the city. Sarkis' greatest weapon are portals that provide an endless stream of angelic warriors to fight at his side. Can the Water Barons fight through them and get Sarkis before he flees to the Old World? You won't believe how this episode ends!
Pantheon: The Game of Gods
Dec 20, 2010 1:44:52
Pantheon is a GMless game developed by Robin Laws and uses a unique narrative cage match system. Special guests Patrick and Karee match wits with some regulars in the Game of Gods. In the beginning there was nothing. Then there were gods. And they were dicks. And then all kinds of crazy shit happened. Find out what kind of creation myth the mad minds behind RPPR can dream up!
A Dirty World: Andrew’s Fortune part 2
Dec 13, 2010 4:51:32
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The mystery surrounding Andrew deepens as Detective Marlowe and Van Hagin find themselves embroiled in gang fights and a corporate conspiracy. Cassidy and Goldberg, two scheming crooks from Las Vegas try to carve out a piece of the action for themselves but Andrew's mother and man mountain bodyguard might be too much for them. An intrepid femme fatale reporter gets mixed up in the chaos. The body count rises in the conclusion to Andrew's Fortune.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 33: Diplomats and Discourse
Dec 8, 2010 3:12:39
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As for his literary pursuits, he cultivated chiefly the art of speaking which was of general service, and after making himself one of the most powerful speakers at Rome, his care and application enabled him to surpass those who were most gifted by nature...He pleased people also by the kindly and unaffected manner with which he clasped their hands and addressed them. For he never met a Roman so obscure and lowly that he did not return his greeting and call him by name.
The Water Barons encounter Sarkis, a powerful and well respected loyalist to the throne. They attempt to negotiate a peace with him, but tensions between the revolutionary colonists and loyalists may doom any efforts to stop the war before it starts. The old ally of the Water Barons, the grippli named the Captain has become the Slayer, a remorseless and talented warrior. Can the heroes of the New World give peace a chance?
Monsters and Other Childish Things: Sucrose Park Gaiden
Dec 1, 2010 3:17:52
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What happens after the heroes pass through Sucrose Park and defeat Cool Rat? A group of kids finds out that robots with true AI, self-replicating technology and errant programming shouldn't be left unmonitored. Kids have been kidnapped from tourist traps from around the country and forced to join strange factions in a weird underground facility. The robots have something planned but it's hard to tell what. This game is based on material from the campaign Road Trip published by Arc Dream.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 32: Enter the Dragon
Nov 24, 2010 2:55:11
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The Water Barons investigate one of the new cities that has risen up in the last year - a wild port town, lawless and full of smugglers. Little do they know an old enemy has taken up residence there. Can the heroic characters survive a brutal fight with the powers that run the wildest town in the frontier?
Don’t Rest Your Head
Nov 15, 2010 3:07:48
When insomniacs spend too long without sleep, they either die or find a way to the Mad City when the clock strikes thirteen. Several desperate insomniacs facing great problems find themselves in a world with boys made of paper, constables made of clocks and much worse. Don't Rest Your Head is a game developed by Fred Hicks, so if you like this AP, check the game out.
Dark Sun Episode 2: Welcome to Urik
Nov 8, 2010 5:52:12
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A group of desperate and cursed adventurers find themselves in the wilderness outside of Urik. As they travel to the city, they come across a bewildered teenager who has no idea how he got there. But as deadly as the barren desert is, the greatest dangers to the bearers of the artifact are inside the walls of the city. Urik is a brutal military state where danger is not obvious and in the open but comes from the shadows. Find out how our protagonists fare in this episode of the RPPR Dark Sun campaign!
A Dirty World: Andrew’s Fortune part 1
Oct 31, 2010 3:31:40
Chicago is a dirty town in a dirty world, especially on the coldest night of the year. Two gangs fall and a power vacuum is left in their former territory. Five homeless men die under mysterious circumstances and two detectives look into it despite being ordered to bury the case. A naive drug dealer is given a simple errand - find a man named Andrew. A pair of shady schemers looking for a bigger slice of the action drive in from Vegas. This is but a small part of a tangled web connected by Andrew's fortune.
4E Dungeons and Dragons – The New World Campaign Game 31 – We are Legion
Oct 25, 2010 3:18:33
The epic tier of the New World Campaign begins! A year has passed between the end of paragon tier and the beginning of epic tier. The colonization of the New World has gone into full swing. Several new cities have been built and thousands of colonists call the New World home. Yet in the taverns people whisper of revolution against the Old World for its unfair treatment of the colonies. Only the Water Barons have the strength to start a revolution. When they decide to throw off the chains of tyranny, the Crown sends a group of angels to defeat the rebels. Find out if the Water Barons can defeat the angels in game 31.
Call of Cthulhu: Omar Shakti Must Die!
Oct 16, 2010 3:23:19
A group of high powered beings have been charged with assassinating Omar Shakti, the immortal servant of Nyarlathotep, a powerful sorcerer. Yithian super technology, mythos sorcerery and mayhem come into play as New York is torn apart by the chaos. Will the agents complete their task or will Omar complete his diabolical plan?
4E Dungeons and Dragons: The New World Gaiden 02
Oct 8, 2010 4:52:42
Cortez has a crisis of faith as the expedition discovers the presence of old gods in the New World. While some counsel Cortez to remain faithful, others care more about their own agenda. Learn more about the New World before the colony arrived in the second Gaiden game.
Fear Itself: Slender man
Oct 1, 2010 3:04:49
The Slender Man is a terrifying entity associated with the mysterious disappearances of many individuals. In the gated community of Fiddler's Green, four children have gone missing and the case has gone cold. A documentary film crew has just shown up to investigate. Will they find out what happened to the children or will they also disappear into the embrace of the Slender Man?