In response to another listener request, we spend this episode talking about our personal favorite OCCs in Rifts and a few other Palladium properties as well. This is probably a topic we will revisit multiple times down the line as we do this show, re-reading the hundreds of books we have still yet to even mention, let alone review. Thanks for the topic suggestion, friends!
Back to the Rifter series, we’re finally at the april fools issue, Rifter 9 1/2. This is a great read, and a book that belongs in every collection. As always, after giving us a listen, drop by our Discord to join the conversation!
In this free form chat, we welcome as a guest Dave Robison, the Buttery Man Voice. Dave is a fascinating human with a vast array of activities attributed to him, including: Corpse Coffee (and associated webcomic), Archivos Story Organizer, various podcasts, and more. We talk about: Coffee cocktails, starting your own coffee company, the early days of podcasting, storytelling, audio fiction, and how to get involved with freelance voice acting. Thanks for joining us, Dave!
We’re back from a life break to release more fun discussion on Palladium’s gmaes, yay! This time we’re looking at the first and only (for a long time) third-party licensed Rifts book, the Manhunter RPG, from Myrmidon Press. This sleeper and oft-forgotten title from the early 90s somehow managed to completely blow our minds. Give this a listen and then stop by our Discord to share your thoughts on it!
We’re here this time talking about a very simple cosmetic “house rule” change to the core Attacks per Melee mechanic. It’s a long chat, and meanders wildly. Give us a listen and then share your thoughts on the topic with us on Discord!
Today’s fairly rambling discussion episode is (mostly) about the idea of “Perception Rolls” in Palladium’s games. It’s a contentious subject, and after you give us a listen, we invite you to share your own thoughts on the matter on our Discord server.
We return to the Phase World setting with the third Rifts Dimension Book, aka the Phase World Sourcebook. This is a companion piece to the previous book in the series, expanding the universe with more setting and system info. How does it stack up? Drop by our Discord after listening to share your own thoughts!
Our march through the Rifter series takes us to Rifter #9, which brings about the end of the TMNT license for Palladium Books. It was a sad event for the fans, and the article on that topic is worth reading. Join us for a look at this issue, and then head over to Discord to share your feelings on the game with us!
A very happy new year to everyone! We wanted to kick this year off with a hefty dose of positivity. To accomplish this, we wanted to finally spend an episode acknowledging the awesome podcast reviews that we have received so far, and thank everyone for leaving such kind words about us. We are also finally ready to launch and announce a brand new Ko-Fi page, to hopefully help us pay some of the production costs. Thanks for all your kindness and support, folks!
In today’s discussion episode, we gnash our teeth over the growing trend of “homogenization” of once-great “Friendly Local Game Shops” (FLGS). By this we mean the trend of on-shelf RPG selections dwindling to scant pale shadows of their former glory, simultaneous with their previous varieties trimmed down to just 5E, Pathfinder, maybe Warhammer (if we’re lucky), and 50 variants of Kids on Bikes. In this era were Magic and 5E are the law of the land, we old-timers must find our glimmers of gaming goodness on the dark corners of the internet, such as this one.