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10-28 10-29 – Black Cat Double Feature!

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Okay given our track record, I finally see why people call us infamous.

As we work to get things in order to move to a new home, as well as dealing with moving to a bi-weekly schedule for a bit, the Black Cats get called into action for two whole games!

Our good friend Jeff ran a game for the Cats, you may remember him from some very early games on the podcast, we’re hoping to have him back more often.  In this first game, he sets the stage across the pond in the US!  The first time most of these Cats have been over there stateside,


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The next day, Dan runs the Cats through another harrowing journey as they deal with preternatural foes of a most tricksy nature.

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2017-09-25 – Robotech – Shallow Victories

khyronsendFor the glory of Khyron!  Victory!

 

It has been a huge investment of life and heartache.  The Zentradi Control Zone is aswarm with malcontents.  And yet those hostages lurk in the grounded ship.  It doesn’t take long to realize that something is desperately wrong with the situation, but with the Kill-Bunnies’ command structure now in pieces, can they avoid making a fatal mistake while trying to anticipate the mad warrior Khyron’s final assault?

 

 

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2017-09-08 – The Paragons – The Wyold Times

luccaBeing an incomparable genius, and the savior of the masses is certainly a lot of hard work, I’d just be happy if I got the credit I deserve…

The Paragons receive an urgent message regarding a kidnapped princess, but there’s only two of them available to look into the matters.  So one of the resident outfitters for the team, the incomparable Lucca Ashtear, (yes from that game, don’t judge me), joins up to take her GK-009 armor for a field test.  But when the Black Dog robber knights demand the King of Midland abdicate his throne, there’s surely something hidden at work here…

 

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Lady Mournblade – Cityrat turned Sword Mage

Lucca Ashtear  – Greatest Genius of her time, Savior of the masses, Caster down of the Gods themselves, and occasionally deigns to make things for people.  What?  A girl’s got to make a living.

Cinder – Dwarven superweapon with an evershifting power structure.

Ran by Zakk, who also ran the Cascade game ‘The Secret of the Magnum Opus’  (a good listen, give it a go!)

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2017_08_27 – Robotech – Meltdown

1640158-khyron_03Nothing so satisfying as scratching names off of a list…

 

 

Miriya
Gerao
Grell
Azonia
Khyron

The final battle of the Killbunny Squad draws ever closer.  In the heart of the Zentradi Control Zone, the possibilities of ambush are insanely high.  With only the Zentradi expatriot Grell to lead them, the Killbunnies seek to ID Khyron’s home base without awaking the hornet’s nest.


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

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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!

You can visit them at

https://esoteric-rp.blogspot.com/

2017_03_26 – Cascade – The Secret of the Magnum Opus

casinoAlways bet on Jin Sang
trixi_by_ewgraphics_by_drunkentiefling-d4v8lmaNobody said being a Guile Hero would be easy

 

Zakk tries his hand at a game in Cascade, allowing myself the chance to introduce my own character…

Introducing Kelly Sharpe, the Queen of Diamonds – Revamped Stage Magician OCC

The heroes of Cascade don’t have to simply be reactionary, sometimes they pick up their own leads in order to take the fight to the syndicates.  They had decided on taking on the sex trade, and as part of that, two heavily armed tactical riflemen, a baseball bat wielding ex-Yakuza, and a casino entertainer put their skills to use as they learn the secret of the Magnum Opus casino.


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03_19_17 – After the Bomb – The Birds and the Bees

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This is nothing like the ‘man to man’ talk I had with my dad

The small crew of the S.S. Righteous Indignation has been forcefully drafted into the military for a specific job.  Not everyone’s happy about it, but their investment is on the line.  Diplomacy and danger lurk in the future, especially for a cartoon Tourette’s raccoon merchant.

 


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03_05_17 – The Heroes of Eorzea – A Simple Patrol

EorzeaAmid azure seas, there lies a land embraced by the gods and forged by….squires?

In the eastern side of the Palladium Fantasy world, there lies a single citystate, hard pressed to find upon any map.  With great crystals providing limitless energy, and the technology to merge with it, the citystate of Eorzea heralds the theoretical dawn of a new Elven Empire.  Such are the tales of would-be knights in her glorious service.


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01/15/17 – After The Bomb – Leverage but with anthros

theboatJust sit right there, and I’ll tell you a tale, a tale of a faithful FUCKBALLS!

In a world of post-apocalyptic genetic mayhem, animals gained sapience, and sought their way up into civilization.  And one humble crew has come together to see about making some money in the Great Lakes region.  It is a humble crew, looking to explore their part of the world.

 

Gadget – Ship’s captain and chief mechanic – Ferret

Wash – Chief of marketing and sales, also has cartoon Tourette’s – Raccoon

Trip – Layabout in charge of acquisitions – Fox

Luden – Absolutely not a mechanic, hired on to be Ship’s cook – Mouse

Bonnie – Also not the ship’s mechanic, hired on as Ship’s boatwright – larger Mouse

Part 1

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01/08/17 – The New Warriors – The 176 problems of Tessa Goodchild

Tessa3All I ever wanted to do, was bring magic into the world.

 

Organizing a resistance to an interplanetary invasion is never going to be easy, but there’s so much work to be done and nobody seems to be doing anything at all except dealing with their own issues!  It always comes down to the mage to have to lead such expeditions, meaning our heroine The Mystic of Century Station, Tessa Goodchild, has to get out of her element and actually deal with people and try to be….charismatic.

Stress ensues.

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