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!
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!