We continue our “Introduction to…” series with a look at Palladium’s long-running Rifter Magazine, including a flip-through review of Rifter issue #1. This magazine is full of all kinds of Palladium-focused gaming goodness. If you have yet to dive into this series, give us a listen to hear what you may be missing out on!
Continuing our “OCC Spotlight” series, we take a long, loving look into what makes the Robotech “Veritech” so cool, and why its pilots are the best of the best. If you grew up with Robotech and also have fond memories of this iconic transforming mecha jet fighter, write us and let us know!
We at The Glitterbois believe that the Palladium core game system is ridiculously easy to approach and get acquainted with. We’re here to give you the basics of the core game mechanics that underlie all of the worlds of the Megaverse. It really is as simple as this.
If you’re wondering the best ways to play Palladium games online, this episode is for you. Our groups have been 100% online since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve built ourselves a right awesome setup. Listen as we talk about the various platforms we use, giving advice on additional tools and methods to make your online gaming as pleasant as possible. This is our longest episode yet, so get some snacks!
In our first newly-recorded episode of 2021, we’re having a deep educational discussion about the uses and origins of both “Battle Jackets” and “Cuts” in Punk, Metal, Geek and Biker cultures. Join us to learn about the differences in styles and patch formats, and how not to get your ass kicked by a MC when wearing yours.
Matthew’s here to lead us through a deep look into his favorite character from the Robotech series, Roy Fokker. Roy is everyone’s favorite pineapple-salad-loving Veritech-flying Big Brother, and it’s a shame we never got to see him fully statted up. Write us and let us know what your favorite Roy moment was from the series!
Have you ever found yourself asking “Where do I get started with Palladium? What books do I need to play Rifts? What tools and dice do I need?” If so, this episode is our answer to those questions, and a few more! Listen as we give advice on how to get started with Palladium Games (and Rifts especially), and lay out the bare minimum of required accessories. We also recommend a few additional books that can help you quickly expand your play.
If you’ve heard anything at all about Palladium games, then you’ve most certainly heard complaints from folks about its supposed lack of “balance” in the various books. Well, we’re finally here to tackle that dreaded spectral ogre of argument, and give our own personal takes on the matter. What does “balance” actually mean, and how is it implemented in Palladium? And is that a good thing or bad thing? Opinions are always flying on this one, but give us a listen if you want to hear ours.
Gather ’round, young’uns, and listen to an old-timer proclaim his deep and undying love for one of the most “metal” forms of magical power that Palladium Fantasy has to offer: the Enchanted F’ing Cauldron. NPC educates Matthew on the way we wizards had to get new spells back in the day, and how knowledge of that method changes one’s perception of the fundamentals of magic in Palladium’s various RPGs.
This is the third and final session of our original Mothership RPG actual play series, which was unfortunately cut short by the COVID-19 quarantine. I’m happy to say that this one really brings the awesome (and the comedy!), and I’d very much like to return to this campaign in the near future.