Episode 221: Interview with Ken Spencer from Why Not Games for Rocket Age 5E

Ken Spencer talks to us about the Why Not Games Kickstarter for the adaption of Rocket Age to “the world’s greatest role-playing game” 5th edition. He also talks about the inspiration for the setting and also their plans to keep all books for Rocket Age available in both “classic” version, using the original Vortex system, and the DnD 5e ruleset. If you like pulp science fiction with a modern 1930s viewpoint and only ever play DnD, check out Rocket Age 5e.

Rocket Age 5e Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whynotgames/rocket-age-rpg-for-5e

What Not Games:
http://www.whynotgames.com/

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 010

The second session of the Grimmerspace free adventure Abbatoir-8. Things From the Flood RPG controversy at UK Games Expo. On Kickstarter, The Few and Cursed comics by Felipe Cagno now have a deck-building miniatures board game by Mike Gnade. The Rocket Age roleplaying game is being adapted to DnD 5e by Why Not Games.

Grimmerspace on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agrestasaurus/grimmerspace?ref=user_menu

The Few and Cursed board game:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegnade/the-few-and-cursed-board-game

The Few and Cursed #6 comic season finale:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/felipecagno/the-few-and-cursed-6-season-finale

Rocket Age for 5e
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whynotgames/rocket-age-rpg-for-5e

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

Chris on Twitter:
@hyvemynd

Fate Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/FantasticFateResources

Jamie on Twitter:
@jampers_and

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

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Episode 214: Race vs. Ancestry in Fantasy RPGs

We discuss Paizo changing the word “race” to “ancestry” in Pathfinder 2.0. What does that mean for Dungeons and Dragons? Will WotC follow Paizo’s lead? Now that “ancestry” is taken, what would be some other alternatives? Is this a case of modern sensibilities triumphing over tradition? Enjoy our lukewarm hot take!

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Episode 212: Campaign Confessions: D&D 5E Part One

Continuing our Campaign Confessions series, we look at our recent pirate-themed Dungeons and Dragons 5e campaign. Part one focuses on 5e itself and the reasons why this edition has become so successful. We try to put our finger, and maybe some blame, on who dragged D&D kicking and screaming out of the basement and made it appealing to a whole new generation of players. Is it the system itself or is it social media savvy?

First comic books have become cool and now D&D. There’s hope for you toy collectors yet.

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Episode 200: Review: Conan 2d20 RPG and 2011 Movie



“Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas,there was an Age undreamed of, an age where there was a good Conan movie. Sadly, that age has passed.”

– The Wizard of Reviews

We review the PDF release of Modiphius’ 2d20 RPG Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of as well as the 2011 movie Conan the Barbarian. Are you ready to adventure in the Hyborian Age? Was Jason Momoa?

If you haven’t seen the video version of this podcast click here.

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Episode 156: Encounters

During this episode, listeners may encounter the following (roll d100):

  • 01-10 Boredom
  • 11-20 Lame jokes
  • 21-30 Extremely late movie reviews
  • 30-80 Chris & Wayne fighting
  • 81-90 Tangents
  • 91-98 The ghost of Lyal, sighing
  • 99-00 Interesting, lively conversation

In another Lyal-less episode, Chris and Wayne discuss encounters (both random and planned). Should encounters in RPGs be balanced, or should they follow the fiction of the setting? How to plan encounters, and how to make them interesting, balanced or not. This episode was inspired, in part, by an awesome (and angry)  article by the Angry DM.

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Episode 134: Resolutions

With 2013 coming to an end, we decide to make gaming resolutions, the geekiest kind of all. Listen to find out what games we will strive to play and make in 2014. Chris’s first resolution opens with an apology of sorts. Unfortunately, as usual, no one can remember what he said before to warrant the apology.  Wayne’s resolution kind of comes out of nowhere, as if he made it up just for this episode. It will be interesting to see if he’ll ever bring it up again. Lyal’s resolution is a repeat from an earlier episode. However, if 2013 has taught us anything, it’s that Lyal can and will repeat himself.

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Episode 120: Warriors: Apache

“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.”
– Apache proverb

The warpath
When lightning strikes, bows and war clubs gleamin’
No sunshine, no Geronimo dreamin’
The cavalry roamin’ on the loose, you got juice
Up for abuse, when Chiricahua is induced
So suck along, rock on, the brain waves

What you clocking, I’d be tomahawking, you get maimed
The games you play, look up and say you want to change
And rearrange, the strange, you never go the way
Don’t look back, forget that, you need that
Just sit back, look at the show, and see that

In this installment of warriors, we look at the Apache. Are we just thunder in the mouth?

 

 

 

 

 

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

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Episode 115: Creature Feature: Sin-Eaters

Have a bunch of hungry of listeners and only one hour to prepare? Well, if you have a corpse in the fridge and a few human foibles in the cupboard, you can satisfy even the most demanding guest with this zesty variation of our Creature Feature series.

Sin-eater Steaks

  • 1 corpse, brined in the tears of a condemned man
  • a splash of wasted ability
  • seven vulgarities, diced
  • 1 cup of the last words of a dying man (For a low-fat alternative, use the last words of a toddler.)

Cover the corpse in a sauce made from the ingredients.
Pass through the flames of Hell until the sinner recants or the meat is pink in the middle.
Slice into steaks and serve with sprigs of parsley, uh, from the damned.

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