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.
It is a period of scheduling war. Having missed one upload date, Chris and Lyal are forced to record without Wayne. During the week, Disney released the trailer for Episode VII, a trailer with the power to break the entire Internet. Pursued by deadlines, Chris and Lyal race to record the episode and restore regularity to the upload schedule.
Hmm. The above might read better if you imagine the Star Wars theme playing. It might not, though.
Chris: “Lyal, Can I play Batman in your DC game. Batman with a Scottish accent. ‘Ach. Ay’m the heerooo this city deserves, ya wee lass.'”
Lyal: “Wow. I’m not looking forward to that, but sure. Wayne?”
Wayne: “Hmm, maybe Sen … Sensible … Sensual … Sen … tence. Centennial. The Centennial.”
Lyal: “The Sentry. Wrong universe. How about Superman?”
Wayne: “No thanks. I do like Spee … Speeder … Speederma … Spice. Spicer … Spicerman …”
Lyal: “Spider-Man. Wrong universe, again.”
In this episode, we discuss the advantages of playing iconic characters as well as retelling classic or not so classic stories. Also, listen to find out what all the fuss about Sparks Nevada is.
In this installment of Rogues, we discuss the criminal underworld’s UPS drivers: smugglers. But you won’t see Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Nathan Fillion and Pam Grier caught dead in any unflattering brown uniforms. Or that van. And they probably would never ask anyone to sign for a package. Okay, the analogy is breaking down.
Rejected lines from The Empire Strikes Back and proof that GMs really need to think about what they want to accomplish with their scenes: “Luke, when a man and woman love each other, they hug very tightly…”
“If you thought the trash compactor was a tight squeeze, you should’ve seen your mother…”
“Luke! Meeza Jar Jar Binks. Yourza faza, Darza Vada, asksa me to tella you…”
In our first episode of 2013, we debut a new series: GM Tools. In this episode, we look at set pieces, vignettes and boxed text. In order to provide concrete examples that everyone can follow, we use the original Star Wars trilogy as our example “campaign”.