Lyal subs in for the now toothless Chris. Okinawa Comic-con happened. Modiphius is working on the Homeworld Revelations RPG based on the classic PC RTS game. Grimlord Games has a Kickstarter for Grim Dynasty, a Chinese-themed expansion for their Village Attacks boardgame. The new edition of Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes by Flying Buffaloe arrived and Lyal talks about solo adventures and the use of backstory for TTRPGs. We look to Good Bad Flicks on YouTube for RPG inspiration.
#villageattacks #grimdynasty #homeworldrpg #modiphius
Feast of Legend appeared in physical form at the New York Comic-con. Critical Role gives the money away from their sponsored livestream to a farmer charity. No apology. Feeling guilty? Reclaimer RPG by Chad Walker Kickstarter apologizes for pitting their creative departments against eachother in their pledge levels. Swordsfall by Brandon Dixon moves to IndieGoGo to support new artwork with Art Booster 1. Games Workshop will make Warhammer comics with Marvel. Okinawa Comic-con dodges the biggest typhoon of the season. Tokyo was not so lucky. #reclaimer #reclaimerrpg #swordsfall
A slightly more salty weekly episode. CMON holds a stealth garage sale in the guise of a campaign to create soundtracks and artbooks for its games. They are actually clearing out warehouse leftovers from previous campaigns. Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers has released a fantasy TTRPG as a well-designed and illustrated 97-page PDF called Feast of Legends. Critical Role held a sponsored livestream and we are all left wondering “Why?” Chris played a session of Girl Underground by Jesse Ross, creator of Trophy. Also tried the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League.
What is Idle Red Hands Weekly? Still working on that one. Feel free to give us your input and ideas in the comments. Trophy RPG and the upcoming Girl Underground and Forbidden Lands RPG sessions. Games Workshop Aeronautica Imperialis starter box, a plastic version of the Forgeworld miniatures game.The Lost and the Damned, book 2 of the Siege of Terra finale series for the Horus Heresy novels. Tamer: King of Dinosaurs by Michael-Scott Earle audiobook version on Bandcamp. Source for a good RPG?
Nick and Jeremy finally play a single-commander game of Wyrd Miniatures’ The Other Side. Abyssinia against The Cult of the Burning Man. We give our thoughts and discuss the good and bad of the game. Nick talks about putting an early version of his card-based game, Scorched Earth, on Tabletop Simulator for playtesting.
The first session of D&D 5E playing the Lost Mines of Phandelver and the excellent utility of the 5E Essentials rulebook. Consent in Gaming by Monty Cooke Games (which is FREE but requires you create an account) and suspicions of their motives as well as the actual good a document like this can do. Bitter Reach is the expansion for the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League (not Bitterlands as was mysteriously reported previously) along with a reprint of the core set. Alien is not Star Trek and other GMing mistakes in the comments.
The Stranger Things and the upcoming Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons 5E branded starter sets. Are they a good entry point to 5E? The first ever session of a roleplaying game and players’ preconceptions going into it. Free League release downloads for the Alien RPG including printer-friendly versions of the character sheets and maps. Errata for Forbidden Lands and the upcoming Kickstarter for the Bitterlands setting. Never Knows Best RPG Ashcan by Fraser Simons, a FLCL(Fooly Cooly)-inspired setting and system. Positive stories from the game table. #alienrpg #freeleague #bitterlands #dnd5e
Staying on topic this week with tabletop talk. Is D&D 5E the best entry to the hobby or are there better option? Dungeon World? FATE? Chris ran the Cinematic Starter Adventure for the Alien RPG in one session. Riot Minds launched the sourcebook and adventure for Muspelheim on Kickstarter.
The new negative Narcissism. Selfies as image control and empowerment. Tomb Guardians offers 3D printable files for their Dwarven Mines dungeon tiles on Kickstarter. Going back to Path of Exile on the PS4 after 6 years. Chris will run a true one-shot of the Alien RPG Cinematic starter adventure. Rick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffaloe, needs our help battling cancer. A GoFundMe has been set up and a Bundle of Holding for the Catalyst series lends a hand as well.
Marriage and relationships at the tabletop. Balancing your hobby and your family life. Citadel Contrast paints tested on Gretchin (Poor Litull Blytaz). Fiasco by Bully Pulpit Games on Kickstarter. Dark Heresy RPG published by Cubicle 7 on Humble Bundle. Inquistor Eisenhorn series in books and possibly streaming.