Idle Red Hands Weekly 016: Rules of Improv, Defying the GM, Styles of TTRPGs, Monsterhearts RPG, Etherfields by Awaken Realms

The four rules of improvisation. Collaborative storytelling in the Monsterhearts RPG. Defying the Gamemaster. Player agency and narrative in videogames and tabletop games. Styles of tabletop roleplaying games, “roll” versus “role” playing. The final session of the Alien RPG Cinematic Adventure. Etherfields Kickstarter by Awaken Realms.

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Etherfields Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/etherfields-board-game

Idle Red Hands on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/idleredhands

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Video: Actual Play: Alien RPG Cinematic Starter Kit “Chariot of the Gods” Part 3

The third, but not final session, of the Cinematic Starter for the Free League Alien RPG available for download with all pre-orders of the game. Cinematic adventures are one-shot scenarios with pre-generated characters that replicate the tension and high body count of the Alien movies.

After restoring the reactor and repairing the engines the Cronus is now up a running and auto-pilot takes over. Thank you, special order 966. We are down one player this session so Cham will be an NPC for now.

Our only complaint about the PDF is that it is not very printer-friendly being mostly light text on a black background. So we created a printer-friendly version of the character sheet and a player reference to help anyone interested in trying this adventure.

Check out Tabletop Audio for their amazing RPG sound effects: https://tabletopaudio.com/

#alienRPG #frialigan #ttrpg #actualplay

Pre-order the game: https://alien-rpg.com/

Idle Red Hands on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/idleredhands

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 015

Original Star Wars opening crawl text. Last session of the Alien RPG tonight. Cinematic adventures versus campaigns. Siege of Terra latest book The Lost and the Damned. Conan 2d20 Bundle of Holding. Demigods by Jason Mills on Kickstarter. Tears of a Machine, a Powered by the Apocalypse anime-inspired teens and mechs RPG. Gundam, Pacific Rim, and its unfortunate sequel. #alienrpg #demigodsrpg

 

Demigods Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/demigods/demigods

Tears of a Machine RPG:
http://www.robotclaw.info/

Conan 2d20 Bundle of Holding:
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/ConanEssentials

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Episode 223: Are Gamers Suckers?

Dice towers, gaming furniture, GM screens, bone, metal and stone dice, chainmail backpacks and movies based on game properties. Are gamers really suckers?

We discuss how willing gamers are to throw their money on extravagant game accessories, RPG movies, and nostalgia. What gaming related purchase left you feeling the most ripped off?

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 014

Alien RPG Cinetmatic Starter finishing next week. Dungeons and Dragons Essentials unboxing. Stranger Things 5e starter set and co-branding DnD as a gateway to the hobby. Possible interview with Andrew E.C. Gaska writer of Alien starter adventure Chariot of the Gods. Tabletop Audio and using sound effects and music in TTPRG sessions. The Spy Game: 5th Edition Action/Espionage Roleplaying Game by Black Cats Gaming on Kickstarter and the Beast of a Bundle 5e Humble Bundle.
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Idle Red Hands Weekly 013

Criticism of the Cyberpunk 2020 setting following the E3 appearance of Cyberpunk 2077 and the response by the creator, Mike Pondesmith. The changes needed to bring Cyberpunk into the 21st century, oddly enough. The first session of the Free League Alien RPG Cinematic Starter Kit “Chariot of the Gods” last week and the second session tonight. Props in TTRPG sessions. A digital tileset for TTPRGs on Kickstarter called TaleSpire by Bouncyrock, a Norwegian developer.
#cyberpunk #alienrpg #talespire

TaleSpire on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bouncyrock/talespire

Idle Red Hands on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/idleredhands
Chris on Twitter:
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Video: Actual Play: Alien RPG Cinematic Starter Kit “Chariot of the Gods” Part 2

The second session of the Cinematic Starter for the Free League Alien RPG available for download with all pre-orders of the game. Cinematic adventures are one-shot scenarios with pre-generated characters that replicate the tension and high body count of the Alien movies. We introduce the system and run through the characters and their relationships and talents. Our only complaint about the PDF is that it is not very printer-friendly being mostly light text on a black background. So we created a printer-friendly version of the character sheet and a player reference to help anyone interested in trying this adventure. #alienRPG #frialigan #ttrpg #actualplay

When we pick back up the party finds the remaining crew of a derelict ship coming out of cryo-sleep.

Our only complaint about the PDF is that it is not very printer-friendly being mostly light text on a black background. So we created a printer-friendly version of the character sheet and a player reference to help anyone interested in trying this adventure.

Download the printer-friendly character sheet and player reference:
http://www.idleredhands.com/2019/06/23/actual-play-alien-rpg-cinematic-starter-kit-chariot-of-the-gods/

Check out Tabletop Audio for their amazing RPG sound effects:
https://tabletopaudio.com/

Pre-order the game:
https://alien-rpg.com/

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Video: Actual Play: Alien RPG Cinematic Starter Kit “Chariot of the Gods”

The first session of the Cinematic Starter for the Free League Alien RPG available for download with all pre-orders of the game. Cinematic adventures are one-shot scenarios with pre-generated characters that replicate the tension and high body count of the Alien movies. We introduce the system and run through the characters and their relationships and talents. Our only complaint about the PDF is that it is not very printer-friendly being mostly light text on a black background. So we created a printer-friendly version of the character sheet and a player reference to help anyone interested in trying this adventure. #alienRPG #freeleague

Pre-order the game:
https://alien-rpg.com/

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Alien RPG Printer-Friendly Downloads

We created two printer-friendly sheets for the Cinematic Starter, “Chariot of the Gods”  preview of the Alien RPG by Free League.

The first is a blank character sheet to use for the provided pregens and NPCs
AlienRPG_CharacterSheet

The second is a Player Reference that includes all the useful tables and modifiers
AlienRPG_PlayerReference

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 012

We discuss the ubiquity and popularity of Dungeons and Dragons for better or worse. Playing the Cinematic Starter for the Free League Alien RPG and the release of the adaption of the unproduced William Gibson Alien 3 screenplay to both a Dark Horse comics series and an Audible audio drama for inspiration. A free alternative to Adobe Creative Suite monopoly. Is the tabletop roleplaying hobby suffering from the McDonald’s effect? #alienrpg #frialigan #alien

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Chris on Twitter:
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