Continuing our slow march through the Rifts books, we’re now at World Book 3: England. Give us a listen to find out what this book is all about, and how it might fit into your collection. And join us on Discord to discuss your own stories from it!
We’re back with another free-form house rules discussion. This one starts off focused on the idea of converting to “stat-based skills” in Palladium games, but then drifts into a good deep stat-focused discussion across many systems of gaming. What are your favorite stat-based house rules? Write us and let us know!
Join us for a look into the innards of Palladium’s oft-forgotten Y2K-themed apocalypse game, Systems Failure. I can’t help but assume that if you are a Palladium fan, then you probably know of and even remember Y2K, but for those new to the concept, just know that the tech world collectively lost its shit in the late 1990s thanks to some short-sighted date formatting in the computers of Early Man. This game takes that to the next level!
In our newest Character Spotlight, we’re turning the shine to Captain Henry J. Gloval, commander of the great SDF-1 from the epic animated series Robotech. We also talk about starting our brand new (monthly?) book club! We’re kicking things off with Robotech: Genesis by Jack McKinney, which we’ve mentioned many times before on this podcast. Link is in the notes, so grab a copy and read along with us if you want to join in!
After a comedy of errors involving terrible internet service providers, we have finally found opportunities to record again in the new year. So welcome back to the Glitterbois! And thanks for a fantastic and loving first year of our show. It’s time to continue with one that has been on our thought board for a while now, and given recent times it’s even more relevant than ever. That would be: Real Life (and more importantly old age) and how it interferes with our gaming hobby. Give us a listen, then join us on Discord to share your own tales and tips on the matter.
We’re taking another look at the Chaos Earth campaign setting this time, and shining a spotlight on one of the more versatile Rifts classes out there: the NEMA Soldier. This class is a fantastic working template for ideas that you can apply to just about any other basic military character in the Megaverse. What are your favorite NEMA Soldier memories? Join our community and let us know!
Following on the theme of our last episode, this time we’re looking at the Revised edition of Rifts Sourcebook One. This one adds some delicious new game fodder to the mix, including factions and toys that bridge the connection with Palladium’s companion Chaos Earth RPG. Which version of the first Sourcebook is your favorite? Write us and let us know!
In this review episode, we take a look at the first ever expansion book for the original butts edition of Rifts. That’s right, it’s time for the Rifts Sourcebook, and everyone’s favorite joke-named psychopath, James T! This is the book where ARCHIE-3 really came into his full glory for the first time. It’s got adventure, it’s got new bad guys, it’s got new gear, and a whole lot more. For this episode we’re focusing on the original version – the revised edition is coming soon.
This time we’re taking a walk Beyond the Megaverse, in what we expect will be an occasional series on the show where we look at properties and media related to our gaming interests. Starting things off, we’re looking now at the old Alternity RPG from TSR, published in 1998 but then abandoned with the WotC acquisition and the launch of 3rd Edition. NPC is currently running a campaign using it, and so it’s fresh on our minds for discussion!
In this episode we go a bit free-form again, and brainstorm what special holidays might exist in the setting of Rifts North America. While our conversation is largely focused on and around the Coalition States and surrounding areas, we do take the time to delve a bit deeper into what defines a holiday, and how they often come to be. What are YOUR favorite fictional RPG holidays?