In this episode we’re having a longer discussion about one of Palladium’s more notorious game mechanics: Mega-Damage. What is it, how does it work, what do we think about it, and what are our house rules? Give us a listen to find out, then drop by our Discord server and tell us your own house rules.
This episode is short and to the point: if you’re running Rifts, and especially if you’re new to it, then you should go bookmark page 361 right now. Listen to this episode to learn why. And if you have your own favorite bookmarks, join our Discord server and let us know!
We’re back from an unexpected short “deal with life issues” hiatus! This episode is our first listener-response episode, based on a question sent to us by a fan asking how we handle Unskilled skill checks in our games. I couldn’t find actual printed rules for this, so we’re talking at length about how we do it in our home games. and give some tips on how to adapt our methods to yours.
Palladium’s games almost always have a built-in system for driving your characters bonkers. We’re here to look at that appropriately-named “Insanity” mechanic, and talk about its various (sometimes troublesome) incarnations throughout the years.
Much like magnets are to a pair of rapping clowns, missiles in Palladium have mystified and frustrated players for 30-odd years now. We’re finally here to talk about them, and how they are meant to be played at the table. If you have your own missile house rules, write us and share them!
In this issue of the Rules Talk, we’re breaking down the rules for “Attacks per Melee” in Palladium RPGs, and explaining how they are calculated and used. If you’ve ever had confusion over the basic currency of combat action in Palladium we hope to help clear it up for you!
Combat can be somewhat intimidating to new players, especially with all the new acronyms being thrown around. We’re here to explain the four basic acronyms upon which the rest of the combat system is ultimately based: AR, HP, SDC, and MDC. Give us a listen and find out how they all interact, and hopefully we can make the process less confusing!
We wrap up our Character Creation walk-through by taking care of the final touches, such as totaling stats, deriving bonuses, and noting down important equipment. That brings this series to a wrap! Please let us know what you thought!
As our journey through the Rift chargen process continues, we pick skills for our new dog boy, DB-421. We go through different options for skill choices, detail what we pick and why, and show you how to apply the Physical skill mods. Almost done!
In our fourth part of the Character Creation series, we walk through the OCC steps for the Dog Boy, fleshing out the core abilities and powers of our new “DB-421” sample character. If you’ve ever experienced some confusion when going through this process, give us a listen and hopefully we can help you make sense of it all!