Video: Mutant: Mechatron – Rise of the Robots LONG Review

Another deep dive into an RPG where we have both read the book and played a few session. This time it is Mutant: Mechatron – Rise of the Robots by Free League. It uses their Year Zero Engine, d6 dice pool system, and although it is a stand-alone game your robots can play with characters in both Mutant Year Zero and Genlab, once they escape Mechatron-7. We give you an overview of the system, character creation and the setting. Also a discussion of the surprising challenge of playing self-aware robot player characters. If you are familiar with Mutant Year Zero this is a great new take on post-apocalyptic characters and if you are new to the system and setting, it is well worth your time. Find out if this game is for you as we dive deep into Mutant: Mechatron.


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Idle Red Hands Weekly 007

FATE of Cthulhu using time travel to avoid problematic mental illness elements of Lovecraft. The series finale of Game of Thrones will get a live stream and postmortem after it airs by Idle Red Hands. John Carter of Mars 2d20 RPG is getting a Player Reference and responsive character sheet from us. Homophobia in Ravnica addressed by Wizards of the Coast. Tomb Guardians delays Amazons release but shows off some beautiful 3D dungeon tiles.

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Video: Racial Ability Bonuses

In this episode, we discuss the question of racial ability bonuses in D&D and other TTRPG systems. Is race the best way to give the flavor of the setting or does it just bring with it uncomfortable stereotypes drawn from the real world? Which will win in our discussion nature or nurture? If you roll a muscle wizard does that save you from the Tolkien hole?

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 006

Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls TTRPG plagiarizes D&D, the unauthorized short-lived Games of Thrones CCG Kickstarter, a plague of Patreons including one for Idle Red Hands and the end of a gaming era with Jamie and Andrew leaving Japan. Our final Monsterhearts session will be the end of a great expat gaming group.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 005

Modiphius has released two new supplements for their Infinity RPG based on the Corvus Belli miniatures wargame. The Haqqislam and Ariadna now have books that focus on these factions in the Infinity universe. We will be review this system and the new supplements in an upcoming podcast. Nick has been designing a giant mech combat game that he recently playtested. Both Nick and Jeremy have been livestreaming their miniature painting and also playing some Aristeia, another Corvus Belli game in the Infinity universe, on Tabletop Simulator.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 004

A Golden Week weekly, talking about the series end of three big pop culture properties: Game of Thrones, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. CMON is adapting the popular videogame, Bloodborne, as a miniatures and tile-based boardgame on Kickstarter. We are developing a 1980s Japan setting for the Tales From the Loop RPG. Free League is working on an Alien RPG that looks more Ridley Scott than James Cameron. #starwars #marvel #gameofthrones #cmon #bloodborne #frialigan #freeleague #talefromtheloop #alien #ttrpg

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Video: Unboxing Warhammer 40k Shadowspear

Unboxing the Warhammer 40k Shadowspear box set. This box leads up to the Vigilus campaign and contains Primaris Ultramarines versus Dark Legion. The Librarian in Phobos armor and the new daemon engine, the Venomcrawler, are the most notable part of the new miniatures. These are all new original sculpts and no repackaged sprues from previous releases. It contains a campaign book and two mini codexes. This refreshes a tired line of chaos space marine sculpts and gives the Phobos keyword more use for the Primaris.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 003

This week we discuss Tomb Guardians Miniatures, Things From the Flood, the Odyssey of the Dragonlords Kickstarter and two-player TTRPG lunch sessions with our guest @jampersand they are a long time member of our roleplaying group playing Monsterhearts, the Sprawl, and many more RPG systems. Most notable for their creation of the “boop snooted laser wolf”, undeniable proof of the unpredictability of tabletop RPGs.

Free Player’s Guide for Odyssey of the Dragonlords

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 002

This week we talk about GM dice fudging, the joy of painting boardgame miniatures and the Lancer RPG Kickstarter. Send us your questions or suggestions for topics on Twitter @idleredhands or in the comments.

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Interview with Tomb Guardians Miniatures

We talked with Cass Suwinski from Tomb Guardians Miniatures about their current Kickstarter campaign for their Queen of the Damned Velrath’s Vampires metal miniatures series. Previously they have produced miniatures for a Dwarven series and there will also be an upcoming Amazon series. These releases will culminate in a ruleset for their faction-based dungeon crawl game system coming this fall.

This is the final week for their Kickstarter campaign so have a look today!

Queen of the Damned: Velrath’s Vampires

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