Episode 109 – Quickstarts
(a.k.a Need To Know Information)
A common feature of games these days, led perhaps by RPG Day and other thing, is the “Quick Start”. An adventure, some characters, enough rules to play. Should be easy, right? As the lads discover when talking through the topic though, there’s a lot of features people want from a Quickstart and they can vary in form and function. Dive in and hear about some examples of what’s on the market, and hear the good, bad and ugly.
Are they just there for bring people in? Essential tools? Collector pieces? Whatever you might think, starter sets are a thing (again?) now, with most of the main players producing one. Call of Cthulhu, Legend of the Five Rings, D&D, Pathfinder, Star Trek, Numenera and more… The lads talk about what they’d like to see in a starter set and now some examples stack up.
Into the Odd was one of the lad’s favourite independent game offerings of a couple of years ago, and now Chris McDowall is back again with his follow up, Electric Bastionland. Chris jumps in to talk about the imminent Kickstarter (early November 2019), what the design process was on the new game, what new and improved and much more. Plus! A five minute character creation session and other great content.
Episode 106 – Versions and Editions
(a.k.a. d4 Damage for the Ill Behaviour)
Don’t remember the Edition Wars do you junior? Well, pull a stool, buy a tankard of ale and let the old timers tell you all about it… This week the lads go into new editions, versions and reboots. With special guest Mat Hart from Steamforged Games, the guys talk about why new editions come about, if they really change anything and if not, why not?
Bacon Butties is a one-sheet WFRP Scenario (i.e. it can fit on two sides of A4 available here in pdf format). Inspired by the “30-50 feral hogs” meme that hit the internet, it’s topical at time of writing, but may not be at time or reading. Regardless, it’s a nice little adventure, free, gratis and without charge. Use as is, mine for idea, enjoy the read or whatever you like – let us know if you do like it – there may be more to come! (Spoilers, duh.)
Episode 105 – Savage Worlds Settings
(a.k.a. I’d Just Savage It)
In the concluding part of their talk about Savage Worlds (for now!), the boys go through the some of the settings for the game, official and otherwise – as well as discussing what you can do for creating your own setting or adapting other things.
Episode 104 – Savage Worlds Walkthrough – Part Two
(a.k.a. Who Doesn’t Like Rolling 15d8?)
Savage Worlds part two, electric bugaloo. Who doesn’t like cool subsystems and engaging GM advice? Savage Worlds has a lovely variety of bonus rules, including Allies, Mass Battles, Dramatic Tasks and more. The lads also discuss powers, magic and otherwise – plus the excellent GM advice section!