Category: Zerosage

2017_08_14 – Robotech – Just One Last Mission

NalideThey sent me to die, but I’ve been dead for years.

The war ended.  We won.  That should’ve been it.  We should’ve gotten to go home, cast off those uniforms, and just try to return to humanity.  But an attack on New Macross City has trailed back to the Zentradi Control Zone in South America, proving exactly that we need to keep pushing this fight.

Nalide Nakamea is now a single mother; addicted to Zone, the combat drug that helped her survive that last battle.  She and her team have been ordered to finish this fight in South America, by hunting down the dread figure known as Khyron…also known as the Butcher of Mars.  The same place, the same battle in which Nalide was the sole survivor of…

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07-16-17 – The Paragons – Welcome to the Paragon Age

High Action and Adventure in a whole new game concept, with Cards!


We’re back after a few weeks off.  The Paragons of Palladium takes place in a slightly-altered timeline, which may or may not be the real events of the Elf-Dwarf War.   As it stands, the Elf-Dwarf war has been stopped by the might of a collection of 100 individuals of great strength and power.  Whether or not this tenuous unease returns or not, depends largely on the actions of this free company.

The elder bowman, the Dwarven powerhouse, the ancient monk and his apprentice, and the flirty assassin.  Together they compromise a team of the Paragons, intent on keeping the world at peace.

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The cards played, will be presented to Kevin Siembieda at Gencon in hopes of stirring a new fun side game for the Rifter’s publication.  .pub docs may be made available upon request.

06_18_17 – Silver City – Stop

silver cityEveryone grab an oar, and start paddling.  Doesn’t matter which way.


The Silver City Survivors are in a hard place.  They’ve learned exactly what some of their kin are up to, and have rediscovered that mysterious creature that has harmed many in the city.  The police aren’t up to catching it, and yet with nobody willing to lead this group of young students, what can they hope to accomplish?

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The Guides to the Megaverse(tm) recommend…The Esoteric Order of Role Players!



One of my two favorite podcast Actual Play groups is the Esoteric Order of Role Players.   Its a smaller group with a cast of role play intensive gamers, who bring to light some more thoughtful, and deep characters in their games.  Mostly focusing on telling a story than winning, tEORP plays a lot of Call of Cthulhu, and most noteworthy in my eyes, the full King Arthur Pendragon campaign.

I’m on my third trip through KAP as I find myself engrossed in the long running story, and characters that feel familiar to me now.  The ever bold and victorious Sir Cynrain, Sir Wulfram the zealot, the long suffering family of Sir Pace and Newton Tony, and Sir Virgil who kept great secrets even from his dearest companions.

I’m not 100% sold on KAP, I find that I both enjoy and hate the trait system simultaneously as it robs character agency but also promotes more in character decisions simultaneously.  The idea of a person notably valiant, fleeing from battle because he failed his Valorous roll, is indeed the sort of tragedy that KAP is noted for.   Character death in the game is extremely high, but not in a way that is detrimental, but in a way that tells its own tale, for you play a lineage in KAP, not simply a single knight.  Those legacies echo on throughout life, and that is a necessary aspect to a living world.

The cast of players and GM are obviously well at ease with each other, and great friends.  Even if characters come to blow with each other, its eagerly played out to see exactly how the scene must play out.  They are indeed storytellers, and as I listen to them, I learn more about my own game.

Currently the podcast has been playing Horror on the Orient Express, for the newest edition, as well as a full Deadlands campaign.  I highly recommend this cast, and am lucky enough to have half the cast reserved tickets for my game at Gencon 2017 this year.  Let us hope I do not disappoint!

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06_04_2017 – Silver City – Unmasked

silver cityHello fellow students, you look trustworthy…

The Silver City Survivors are still feeling the aftermath of the dock incident, leaving one of their own dead.  In this action-light night, the police get involved, and some of the Survivors make some very surprising choices in how to deal with them.  In addition, questions arise over Warren’s entire involvement with La Razza, a gun running operation in the city.



Part 1

Part 2

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05_28_17 – Cascade – Panicnookie


electricjumpDynamo Entry!


Still on the trail of the mysterious vat, the heroes of Cascade track down those who put it up for auction.  The question reveals itself though, how far are the heroes willing to go, to interrogate a death cult, and what are they willing to do?

Panicnookie.  They are willing to do panicnookie.


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05_28_17 – Silver City – Grief


That a life so young, came to an end so fast.


The ripples of Nate Miller’s death are felt at his funeral, and the Silver City Survivors will never be the same.  As each character copes with the loss of a good friend, blame is thrown around.  Some of the kids are emboldened, determined never to let something like this happen again.  Others find only folly in the idea of using their strange powers at all…

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05-20-17 – Robotech – War’s End


I have one question and one question only for you…

It ends here.  Everything the Kill Bunnies have sacrificed.  Legendary characters are put on the line, as the SDF-1 makes its desperate attempt to put an end to Dolza’s fleet with one single action.  Phoenix Squadron, Skull Squadron, Darkangel Squadron, and the Killbunny Squadron, they all leave everything on the field.

Nobody comes back whole from this one.


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As before, Part 2 is unavailable, but a synopsis has been provided

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05-07-17 – Robotech – The Human Factor

species-rdfDo you mind? I’m trying to do some Intergalactic Brinksmanship here.

We’ve experienced some technical issues, our recorder has been only recording the first 2 Gigs of data for our games, but as of this post, they have been fixed.  Please bear with us.


Aboard the SDF-1, the Chronos Ascendants have still been lurking about, and now, in full view of the Zentradi armada who come to the RDF defenders bringing dire news, now they choose to make their mark.   A dangerous situation for all involved…

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Part 2 is unfortunately unrecorded due to an issue with the machine.

05 01 17 – Heroes Of Eorzea – Met In The Field

orcfeatNo cockney British accents here!

The young squires of Eorzea have been knighted in preparation for combat.  A bit early to truly grow into the confidence of being the sword of the King Lightningstrom, the young knights question the intention of putting down the orc tribe that torched one of their small hamlets.  Nevertheless, there is a call to battle, and while nobody may know their place in the ranks, everyone knows what must be done in battle…

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