Episode 129: Inspirations #2

The Idle Red Hands are still finding inspiration in everyday things like Jenga towers, X-Box games and bear gods. Join us for our second installment of Inspirations where we share game ideas we’ve gotten from outside of the TRPG world.

In this episode, we discuss  the novel Shardik, the video game Bastion, and the TRPG Dread. I think one of the hosts doesn’t quite get the concept of this series.

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Episode 61: Campaign Confessions: Time & Temp

“Welcome to the team. This is your cubicle and over there is the break room. Oh, oh, and I almost forgot. Ahh, I’m gonna need you to come in on Saturday and go back in time to, ah, fix some temporal anomalies.”

Are you tired of playing heroes? Is it bad for your self-esteem? Well, Time & Temp, a game of “time travel and underemployment”, is the answer. Play the low man on the office totem pole and travel time.
For some reason, Chris wanted to record from inside a can. We told him it wasn’t a good idea, but the man is a huge Oscar the Grouch fan.

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Episode 50: Retrospective

WARNING: If you’ve never listened to the Idle Red Hands before, you’re advised to choose another episode to start the adventure.
For the rest of you, in this episode we talk about our experiences recording a podcast. We also choose our best and worst episodes. Hold on. If you’ve listened to us before, you’ve probably made your own choices. Who did we record this episode for, then? Oh, that’s right. Ourselves.
Prepare for our most self-indulgent episode to date, listeners. We’ll get back to the “good stuff” in Episode 51.

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Episode 34: Pantheon Pandemonium: Norse Play

Praise not the day until evening has come; praise not a woman until she is burnt; praise not a sword until it is tried; praise not a maiden until she is married; praise not ice until it is crossed; praise not beer until it is drunk; praise a podcast any time. -Norse proverb (well, most of it)

In this episode, we discuss the Norse pantheon. We also uncover startling parallels between the Aesir and a certain American subculture.

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Episode 29: It’s About Time!

In this episode, we discuss time travel and what makes for a good time travel story. We have a mechanic suggestion that can be used in any time travel game and with any system. It’s quite possibly the greatest time travel RPG idea of all time.

We apologize for the sound quality. We messed up the microphone setting, so Wayne and Lyal sound a bit distant. We’ve figured out the problem, so it won’t be problem in future episodes. If only we could go back in time and put it to the correct setting before recording this episode.

Correction: The Adam Sandler movie Chris talks about is called Click, not The Remote. And this is the host you can hear clearly.

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