Episode 223: Are Gamers Suckers?

Dice towers, gaming furniture, GM screens, bone, metal and stone dice, chainmail backpacks and movies based on game properties. Are gamers really suckers?

We discuss how willing gamers are to throw their money on extravagant game accessories, RPG movies, and nostalgia. What gaming related purchase left you feeling the most ripped off?

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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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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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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: Blackmoor Interview: Tonisborg

The second part of our interview with one of the filmmakers for Secrets of Blackmoor: The Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons.
In this excerpt, we find out that while making the documentary, the filmmakers made an important discovery: the second-ever dungeon to come out of the Twin Cities.

To get a copy of Secrets of Blackmoor on DVD or Blu-ray go to:
http://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/

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Video: Blackmoor Interview: From Wargaming to the First Player Character

The first part of our interview with one of the filmmakers for Secrets of Blackmoor: The Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons. We went into it thinking we would be learning about David Arneson’s contributions to Dungeons & Dragons. We were wrong. The documentary isn’t just a history of the origins of D&D; it’s the history of the origins of roleplaying games. It tells the story of how a group of people created the hobby we enjoy today. In short, all roleplaying games owe their existence to the Twin City gamers.

In this excerpt, Griff quickly takes us from a post-Civil War wargame to the first player-created character.

To get a copy of Secrets of Blackmoor on DVD or Blu-ray go to:
http://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/

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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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Video: Creature Feature: Robots

Using robots in your TTRPG campaigns? What questions should you ask yourself when you include them? We have a list of campaign ideas using robots to help you out, and we discuss how to play them both as antagonists and protagonists.

Also in the tradition of our Creature Features, we watched the 1980 scifi film Saturn 3, starring Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel and Farrah Fawcett. Regardless of its failings as a scifi horror film, it does include some interesting examples of how to use a robot as a character. And Farrah Fawcett. She is in the film. Did I mention that?

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