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!
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!
Our Rifter look-back series continues with issue #7! Give us a listen, then join us on Discord to let us know your favorite parts of this issue!
Assorted news and events updates for our studio as of April 2022: Wagoncon! Let’s plays! Youtube podcasts! And More!
What began as our “February Book Club” is now wrapped up in this episode (totally released on time thanks to the magical science of imaginative revisionist history!). If you haven’t read this book yet, but you plan to, don’t listen to this episode yet! If you have, or you are not planning to, give us a listen and then post your own comments in our Discord. And thanks for joining the fun!
Today we talk about one of Palladium’s more unexpectedly popular game titles, Dead Reign. Both of us somehow missed out on this game when it launched, so we had to grab copies to see what all the excitement was about. There is a lot of good stuff here!
It’s time for another look at the character classes of Rifts, this time with the Operator as the subject of our focus. This rugged post-apoc mechanic is a staple of many great and effective Rifts parties, and we’re gonna tell you why, including a comparison between the Butts and the Ultimate editions’ versions.
Our dive into the long-running Rifter periodical continues with a look at Rifter #6. This one is packed with goodies, including the first of a short series of comics by Palladium great, Ramon Perez! Give us a listen and then share your thoughts on our Discord server!