The Glitterbois #0015: Mechanical Balance in Palladium Games

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.

The Glitterbois #0014: The Enchanted F’ing Cauldron

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.

The Glitterbois #0013: OCC Spotlight on the Vagabond

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.

The Glitterbois #0012: OCC Spotlight on the Glitter Boy

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!

BDaB Plays: Mothership, Part 1 – Nightmare Eulogy

Welcome back, dear listeners! This episode kicks off a new series of actual play featuring the excellent indie sci-fi horror RPG, Mothership. These sessions were initially recorded at the very beginning of 2020, but due to the chaos from the onset of the COVID-19 quarantine in the US, NPC was unable to get around to editing them until the end of the year. I don’t want to spoil the surprises of the session, so go on and give it a listen!