Welcome back friends! Today NPC is joined by retuirning guest host Just Jacob to talk more about Palladium’s metal-as-heck Fantasy RPG, focusing solely on what made the first edition rulebook so dang great. Matthew will be sitting things out for a while after a bad car accident. Jacob has agreed to join as interim host while Matthew recovers, and if you want to donate to Matthew’s recovery fund, please do so via the tip jar link further below.
Another monthly update here! Bad news this time: Matthew got into a pretty bad car wreck and will be taking some time off. His car was his livelihood, and he could use any help folks are willing to send his way. If you want to donate to his recovery fund,[…]
Today we respond to listener email! This episode’s topic comes from Douglas, who asks for some advice on making game prep easier. Matthew and NPC both have their own tidbits to share, and while it’s mostly focused on running Rifts games, it can be applied to a lot more beyond. If you have your own tips, please drop by our Discord and share them!
We are not experts on anything that we talk about. Just fans – really passionate ones with a lot of experience in the subject, but still just fans. But the more we read, play, and talk about these games, the greater our expertise grows. In this free-form episode we converse about our experiences so far, what we’ve learned, and what we hope to see.
Join us for a fun thought experiment, in which we take the characters from Marvel’s Avengers (primarily the MCU versions) and use them as root inspirations for a similarly-focused adventurer team in the Rifts role-playing game. We are very specifically _not_ just re-creating them in the system, but instead looking through the Rifts catalog for options to create characters using those heroes as thematic templates. Included is a deeper discussion on how the seeming lack of balance in the game can actually work in the story at your table just as well as it would an Avengers movie.
Another news post! We’ll be releasing these occasionally as new things come up that we want to keep folks more immediately notified on. In this issue: We now have a Valheim server! Wagoncon report! Hammercrawl updates! And More!
This episode’s discussion is all about DMing (as in RPGs like D&D and such) while drunk. We had a fantastic time recording this one, but we’re all semi-tanked and, well, if you can make it through this glorious trainwreck of a discussion, we salute you, good neighbor!
The Mechanoids are back! ARCHIE-3 dun goofed and now our favorite villains from the Megaverse are invading Rifts Earth! That’s right, we’re looking at what I think may be the first big cross-over event in the Megaverse publication history: Rifts Sourcebook 2. Is this one as awesome as it sounds? Give us a listen, and then join us on Discord to share your thoughts!
NPC’s been crazy-addicted to space-based video games lately, so in this episode (or intervention?) that’s what’s on the agenda. We talk about the major genres of space games, and some of the more popular ones along with others you might never have heard of. We mostly focus on video games in this one, but there’s a wee bit about tabletop as well. What are your faves? Stop by our Discord and let us know!
In this episode, we answer the great question that constantly plagues the biker/scooter communities. Can we get along?