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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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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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.

Check out the Lancer Kickstarter here.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 001

This week begins Idle Red Hands Weekly, a shorter format update podcast to let you know what we are working on and what’s coming up in the future. We will talk about gaming news, our favorite new releases in the tabletop world and also our favorite crowdfunding projects. In addition, we answer questions from listeners and give you teasers for topics of our upcoming longer episodes. All of this in under thirty minutes! Subscribe to the podcast, if you haven’t already, and along with our regular in-depth discussions, reviews and gaming inspiration, we will keep you up to date.

In our premiere episode we discuss two Kickstarter projects in their final week Swordsfall and Mysthea: Legends from the Borderlands RPG. Also upcoming topics on the podcast and dodging magic in the Forbidden Lands RPG.

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Episode 219: Racial Ability Bonuses – Hot Dwarves and Smart Orcs in D&D

Idle Red hands - Episode 219

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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Episode 218: Forbidden Lands

Following our character creation and first gaming session, we have a long-form review of Forbidden Lands, the fantasy TTRPG from Free League. We discuss the system, setting, and mechanics of the game with a final comment on the value of the components themselves. The boxed set feels very premium and is a truly wonderful product. It captures the old school feel very well. But is it worth the price? Find out in our long review of Forbidden Lands!

For a more concise review look for our short version: http://www.idleredhands.com/2019/01/25/video-short-review-of-forbidden-lands-rpg/

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Episode 217: Warriors: Pirates

“The Code is more what you call guidelines than actual rules.”
Pirates of the Caribbean

In our latest installment in our Warriors series, we give you guidelines on how to play pirates or give your non-pirate characters a dash of piracy. Our discussion focuses on the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, including privateers, survival and injuries, the pirate’s code, and punishment.

The subject of pirate ships was too much to cram into this episode, so we cover it in our next one.

All of these topics can apply to any RPG setting, whether you are sailing the sevens seas or your ships battle among the stars. So get inspired for your next tabletop session and try to avoid scurvy. Or space scurvy, if that is a thing.

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Episode 216: Creature Feature : Robots

Also check out our shorter video discussion of robots in TTRPGs on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/idleredhands

Robots, androids, replicants. They are called by many names and have a variety of origins and motivations. How can they best be used in your TTRPGs? Find out in our discussion about using robots in your tabletop campaigns, both as antagonists and protagonists. For additional inspiration, we also give you a list of possible campaign ideas (thank you, GURPS!).

In the tradition of our Creature Features, we watched the 1980 scifi film Saturn 3, starring Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, and Farrah Fawcett. It includes some interesting examples of how to use a robot as an RPG character, even if it failed in its use of the robot as a movie character.

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