This one is a listener-requested topic: how exactly do magic and psionics mix into combat rounds in Palladium’s RPGs? Listen in for a walk back through the history of its mechanics, and a comparison of the old ways vs the current ways. It’s a complicated topic, and we have a lot to review!
We kick off this newest session of recordings with a look at Rifter #10. We all know that 9 1/2 is a hard act to follow, so how does this one compare? Give us a listen, then join us on Discord to chat!
Today we’re talking about the Glory Days of Butts! Oh wait, no, we’re actually just talking about another – you know it – “iconic” core OCC from Rifts, the Mystic. The mystic is a simple but fun class that blends magic and psionics together into a kitchen sink kind of caster, which fits pretty solidly in a kitchen sink kind of setting like Rifts. What was your favorite Mystic character? Drop by our Discord and share!
Hey look at us, we are 138! Now that that is stuck in your head, in this episode we discuss the development of good character backstories in RPGs (and especially in Palladium). There are some dos and don’ts to go over, so give us a listen and then join our Discord to share your own takes on the topic of story-building!
Today NPC and Just Jacob discuss various methods of note-taking and wiki-crafting. Topics include private note-taking, collective note-taking, player-involvement in wikis, tools of the trade, and more. What are your note-taking tricks? Do you wiki? Drop by Discord and let us know!
Today we’re talking about a crucial part of all role-playing games: effectively recording your character’s numbers and details. Long-time readers and players of Palladium games are probably very familiar with the mega-dense official character sheets that appear in many of their books, and there are a few really awesome fan-made sheets out there as well. What are your favorite sheets and/or methods? Drop by Discord and share!
Today we’re talking about Session Zero: what it is, how to run one, and why it’s an important foundational component of any successful RPG campaign, especially Rifts. Also Matthew’s back for a bit, yay!
Just Jacob is with us again to update our discussion on Online Gaming to the current era of 2023. A LOT has changed in the online gaming scenes since our first episode on the topic, so give us a listen to hear our current tools and methods. Then drop by our Discord and share your own tips!
Today’s Rules Talk is all about using shields in the Palladium RPG rules system. We unsurprisingly have a lot to say on the matter, so strap on your buckler and give us a listen. Afterward, drop by Discord and share your own takes on the rules!
Today we’re continuing our run through the Palladium Fantasy world books, starting a new chapter in the saga with the first of the official 2nd Edition-only releases: The Western Empire. This is a highly detailed look on the Empire of Sin and all its warring political factions. Which of the factions is YOUR favorite? Drop by our Discord and share!