Part two of our look back at 2019 and some looking ahead at 2020. This time with Lyal. We talk about Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, solo adventures and our upcoming series reviewing starter boxes for TTPRG systems new and old. The Ragnarok miniatures skirmish game gives us a use for all of those Blood Rage Vikings and monsters. Getting your kids into Star Wars and if the property is still kid-friendly as well as the future of the franchise resting on The Mandalorian. Delivery of Battletech, Trudvang Chronicles and Siege of the Citadel Kickstarters in 2020 (hopefully). Our missed chance to play War Room by Larry Harris over the holidays. #callofcthulhu #chaosium #battletech #ragnarok
After a holiday break, we are back with our best of TTPRGs in 2019. There may also be some upcoming gaming hopes for 2020. This first part is a discussion with Chris. Next week Lyal and I will continue our reminiscing, which may or may not include more Alien RPG talk. #alienrpg #freeleague #dnd5e #modiphius #johncarter
Amazon now lets you play the Starfinder RPG with Alexa simply by saying “Alexa, play Starfinder” and eventually paying for the privilege. Werewolf Fifth Edition is coming in 2021. Cool Mini or Not Kickstarted a Zombicide version of Night of the Living Dead. Just because. C’mon! We played the Hope’s Last Day cinematic adventure for the Alien RPG. Xenomorphs were deadly and company agents even more so. Chris is listening to more amazing audiobooks and posting Alien GIFs on Twitter. #alienrpg #freeleague #frialigan
Modiphius will publish a deluxe version of Rangers of Shadow Deep by Joseph A. McCullough, the creator of Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago. Preorders are now open on the Modiphius online store for delivery in February 2020. American High School RPG was a success. Hunger and Thirst are now in print and available on Itch.io. Kisarta, a setting of damned souls and dark horrors for 5E returns to Kickstarter. #kisarta #rangersofshadowdeep #modiphius
Reclaimer RPG by Chad Walker Kickstarter canceled due to photobashed artwork. Modiphius is producing 32mm miniatures for the World of Darkness RPG. Cubicle 7 Warhammer 40k Rogue Trader RPG Humble Bundle. Magpie Games, maker of Bluebeard’s Bride RPG, is currently having an online store sale. Blood of the Phoenix boxed set has new plastic Aeldari miniatures and is being split by Jeremy and Lyal. Probably unboxed as well. And your comments about our comments.
#warhammer40k #reclaimerprg #magpiegames #cubicle7
Lyal subs in for the now toothless Chris. Okinawa Comic-con happened. Modiphius is working on the Homeworld Revelations RPG based on the classic PC RTS game. Grimlord Games has a Kickstarter for Grim Dynasty, a Chinese-themed expansion for their Village Attacks boardgame. The new edition of Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes by Flying Buffaloe arrived and Lyal talks about solo adventures and the use of backstory for TTRPGs. We look to Good Bad Flicks on YouTube for RPG inspiration.
#villageattacks #grimdynasty #homeworldrpg #modiphius
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.
We take a look at the Star Trek Adventures Starter Set by Modiphius. It includes pre-generated character sheets, a ship sheet, dice, tokens, maps, and a starting adventure campaign. It uses the 2d20 system with threat and momentum as currency mechanics for both players and the gamemaster. This is a much more accessible option for trying the game and will get you playing right out of the box.
In our short review of the Star Trek Adventures RPG by Modiphius, we give an overview of the contents of the book, game mechanics and our thoughts on how well the game system reinforces the setting. For a longer discussion, please check out our audio review on this channel with an extra hour of impressions and explanation: https://youtu.be/4lTzel99fyY