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.
We continue our new OCC Spotlight series by dropping to the opposite extreme of the power spectrum, taking a look at one of NPC’s favorite classes, the Vagabond. We discuss how “less can be a whole lot more” when Role-Playing is the name of the game, and dive into our thoughts on the subject of many a great nerd-fight: class balance in Palladium games.
This episode is the first in a new series of recurring discussions, wherein we highlight different “Occupational Character Classes” from the entire Palladium Megaverse. What better way to kick this series off than by looking at our show’s namesake: Palladium’s single most iconic class, the Glitter Boy! What is a Glitter Boy, you ask? Listen and find out!
This one was a given since day zero: our introductory discussion about the epic and prolific Rifts RPG! If you’ve ever had even a passing interest in learning more about Rifts, give us a listen, and then let us know if you found the subject matter interesting and entertaining.