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Grim Dark Future – Ep94

Who Knew?
Who Knew?

We love Warhammer 40k. We also hate Games Workshop and their damn Wallet-Hammer. Their RPGs, by Fantasy Flight, appeal to our insane nature and we talk about the things we like and don’t about them and the universe they are about.

 
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Thanks to Erik Adams for giving us this topic to work with.

 

Cast – Eric, Mike, Shannon, Dan, Mark, Jayson, Greg and Shawn

 

Intro: Dan

Outro: Eric

 

Items Mentioned: Warhammer 40k, Only War, Dan Abnett, American History X, Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Black Crusade, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Starship Troopers, Gen Con, Firefly, Forgotten Realms, Neuromancer

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Mass Combat – Ep89

All I know is that I wanna be the guy with the frickin triceratops!
All I know is that I wanna be the guy with the frickin triceratops!

Many moons ago, roleplaying games were begotten from strategy based miniature battles. With this background in war games, and the propensity of massive battles in many of the tropes of fantasy and sci-fi,   it is not surprising when you look at a lot of older RPGs and see systems for massive battles.

 

Then a funny thing happened, games started going away from the complicated strategy based mass combat systems and toward abstract rules for battles.

 

We discuss our perspective on conducting mass combat in your RPGs.

 

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Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson, Shannon, Greg and Shawn

 

Intro: Eric

Outro: Dan

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Shows Featured in the Outro:

Monkey in the Cage

Carpe GM Gamecast

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

 

 

Items Mentioned:

Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Excalibur, World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Warhammer 40K, Iron Kingdoms, Settlers of Catan, Legend of the Five Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Vampire: Dark Ages, Blood Bowl, Battle System, Birthright, Magic the Gathering, Song of Ice and Fire, Savage Worlds, Traveller, Twilight 2000, Shadowrun, Only War, Enemy at the Gates, Star Wars, Exalted, Wheel of Time, Burning Empires, GURPS Mass Combat

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Criticals and Fumbles – Ep66

Natural 20!

Not much in roleplaying games elicits more of a table-wide reaction than a critical hit or a fumble. The extreme consequences of a lucky roll can change the dynamic of a combat very quickly. Whether it be double damage, a dropped weapon or the effect rolled on a chart, criticals and fumbles have become an integral part of the gamer’s life. But are they necessary?

 

We examine the nature of the critical hit and the fumble. Citing examples of how they are used in the game that we play.

 

Criticals and Fumbles – Ep66

 

Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark and Shawn

 

Running Time – 30:08

 

00:00     Intro: Jayson

00:30     On to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Empire of the Petal Throne, Star Wars RPG, Fantasy Flight Games, Dresden Files RPG

06:29     TANGENT: You look like shit Harry Dresden

06:55     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Aces & Eights

08:35     TANGENT: Gut shot

09:22     On Topic for Real

Items Mentioned: Call of Cthulhu, Rolemaster, Hackmaster, White Wolf, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic

19:20     TANGENT: Does anyone read these?

20:03     Return to Topic

Items Mentioned: Fallout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

21:50     TANGENT: If you are, email us

22:16     Really Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Team Fortress Classic

22:35     TANGENT: and we will send you some swag

23:23     Topics are good

Item Mentioned: Legend of the Five Rings

25:26     TANGENT: just include your name and address.

Item Mentioned: Shadowrun

26:33     Finally on Topic Again

Item Mentioned: Scumbag DM

29:25     Outro: Mark

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 6

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