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:
@hyvemynd
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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

Idle Red Hands on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/idleredhands
Chris on Twitter:
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Idle Red Hands Weekly 011

A return and response to the UK Games Expo incident. Interviews this week. First with Lou Agresta from Iron GM Games about Grimmerspace on Kickstarter. Then Ken Spencer from Why Not Games about their adaption of Rocket Age to 5e. Finally, Cass Suwinski from Tomb Guardians Miniatures and their new magnetic dungeon tiles for their Dwarf Mines Quest RPG.

Grimmerspace:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agrestasaurus/grimmerspace

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

Tomb Guardians Dungeon Tiles:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tombguardians/dwarf-mine-quest-rpg-dungeon-tiles

Idle Red Hands on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/idleredhands
Chris on Twitter:
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Idle Red Hands Weekly 009

R.Talsorian Games releases an image for Cyberpunk Red and Twitter responds. Free League is making an Alien RPG using the Year Zero Engine with pre-orders starting now. Grimmerspace on Kickstarter and our livestream of the first actual play session. Also on Kickstarter Hard Wired Island, a retrofuture TTRPG putting the “punk” back in “CyberPUNK”

Alien RPG by Free League
https://alien-rpg.com/

Grimmerspace Abbatoir-8 Actual Play Unedited Livestream
https://youtu.be/pdEj0HjVvrg

Hard Wired Island by Paul “Ettin” Matijevic
– A retrofuture cyberpunk tabletop RPG inspired by 90s anime.
 
MOTHERSHIP
Survive. Solve. Save. Pick one.
– A sci-fi survival horror roleplaying game by Tuesday Knight Games.
(Currently a 40-page PWYW alpha draft, with plans for a first edition in early 2020.)
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Video: Mutant: Mechatron – Rise of the Robots LONG Review

Another deep dive into an RPG where we have both read the book and played a few session. This time it is Mutant: Mechatron – Rise of the Robots by Free League. It uses their Year Zero Engine, d6 dice pool system, and although it is a stand-alone game your robots can play with characters in both Mutant Year Zero and Genlab, once they escape Mechatron-7. We give you an overview of the system, character creation and the setting. Also a discussion of the surprising challenge of playing self-aware robot player characters. If you are familiar with Mutant Year Zero this is a great new take on post-apocalyptic characters and if you are new to the system and setting, it is well worth your time. Find out if this game is for you as we dive deep into Mutant: Mechatron.


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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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Video: Short Review of Forbidden Lands

A short review to help you decide if the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League is for you. We discuss the major features and mechanics and also talk about how it differs from other systems and RPGs. We love this game but wanted to present a balanced look at it to help you make your own decision.

BGM – Veil of the Blood Mist by ALVE – Forbidden Lands OST

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