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?
This is the first in what we hope will be a recurring series of character spotlights pulled directly from fan submissions. This one is inspired by our listener Clem, who statted up a fascinating new After the Bomb character on Twitter. We decided to take the stat sheet and see what kind of story we could come up with. Thanks Clem!
This episode is a look into ARCHIE-3, the notorious insane AI villain in Palladium’s Rifts setting. There is a massive hoard of potential for using ARCHIE-3 as an antagonist in your campaigns, and we’re here to talk about our own ideas and experiences with him. Drop by our Discord and share with us your own favorite ARCHIE-3 game stories!
We spend this episode in a free-form idea-jamming discussion on ways to re-imagine certain “logistically problematic” elements of the default Rifts Earth setting. Most if these ideas are rooted in NPC’s struggles with presenting the story of the world in his games in a way that fits his mind’s eye view of the world. Give us a listen for some of our ideas on ways to unleash your imaginations, then drop in to our Discord and talk about your own ideas.
Moving forward with our time capsule review of the long-running Rifter magazine, we now look at the contents of issue #5. This one’s got a little something for almost all the major Palladium systems save for Beyond the Supernatural. Give us a listen then drop by our Discord server to let us know your favorite parts of this issue!