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The hunt for the treasure is almost over. The Ska Band journeys upriver to the mystical heart of the Mississippi River to an island. There, they face the final obstacles to their goal, including enemies that have dogged them since the start of their quest. Can they prevail? Find out in the campaign finale of the Treasure Hunt! Cast: Bill as Nat ...…
 
Red Markets has a whole line of supplements, such as Veblen Goods and Trabajo, an enclave book. Sean Farris, one of the writers behind the Veblen Guide, visited Springfield and talked to Caleb and I about Red Markets. We discussed the challenges writing supplements for an existing game and collaborating with others, among other topics. Support ...…
 
In the far future, humanity has scattered across the stars. The Union Diplomatic Corps is bravely exploring the cosmos to re-establish contact with far-flung worlds. By the time, the UDC reaches the world of Vermeer, it is already under siege by an unknown invasion force. Each UDC ship has a squad of mecha pilots, but four pilots are no match f ...…
 
The Ska Band cabal schemes to help a cinemancer gain three major charges, magick powerful enough to change reality. The Ska Band will take one charge if successful, a necessary component for their own quest. But they cannot use magick to complete the scheme, which involes getting people to fall in love, find a new purpose in life, and overcome ...…
 
News: Check out the latest RPPR After Hours for an in-depth discussion on traps in fantasy RPGs! Synopsis:Thad and I both recently played Control, a new video game about a secret government agency that tries to protect the world from supernatural forces while also trying to exploit that power for their own ends. Obviously, this is a riff on the ...…
 
No one expected to wake up in a graveyard ten years after the Fall mainly because there are no more graveyards. But when a group of forknapped individuals find themselves in one, they know something is deeply wrong. A twisted psychosurgeron known only as the Resurrectionist has press-ganged them into serving as pawns in its criminal schemes. Ca ...…
 
The Ska Band heads to New Harmony Indiana, where an odd movie production is underway. A wealthy and eccentric filmmaker is making a movie but seems to have a secret agenda. The cabal realizes that in order to summon the river boat they need, they must find out what the director is up to, which means joining the production. Cast: Bill as Nate a ...…
 
Three game designers discuss their current projects and answer audience questions at Gen Con 2019. Find out about the new edition of Blue Planet, the latest from Red Markets, and more! Panelists: Ross Payton Jeff Barber – Get the Quickstart guide for Blue Planet: Recontact for free! Caleb Stokes – Get Trabajo now! Support Role Playing Public Ra ...…
 
In 1970, a group of Delta Green veterans band together to steal documents from their own government. Delta Green has been shut down as an official agency, but to the veterans, the war goes on. They have resorted to using the weapons of the enemy, in the form of a hyperdimensional gate, but will it be enough? Recorded at Gen Con 2019 Adam Scott ...…
 
Alpha and Omega, O almighty God, the beginning of all things, without beginning, the ending without an end, hear today my prayers, O most holy one, neither repay me according my iniquity nor my sins, O Lord, my God, but according to your mercy, which is greater than all things visible and invisible…(The Ska Band frees the Piasa Bird, a terrestr ...…
 
More Gen Con coverage continues with Jay B, Renee, and Aaron. We discuss escape rooms, Space Hulk, and a lot more! Games Discussed below the fold Song: ??? by ? ? Corp. & t e l e p a t h Oink Games: Publishes Deep Sea Adventures, Troika, and Dungeons of Mandom Epic Adventure Candles: scented candles with fantasy themes Western Legends: A Wester ...…
 
The galaxy is divided by a cold war and only skilled freelancers, known as Free Spacers, can keep civilization running by completing dangerous missions. One team has been assigned to help establish a new colony on a distant planet, although it’s not entirely unoccupied. Find out what mysteries and threats lie on the surface of the planet in thi ...…
 
We are back from Gen Con and we have a lot to talk about! In fact, we had so much to talk about it, I split the episode into 2 parts. Caleb, Maddy, special guest Sean Farris, and I talk about the games we played and bought and other highlights. In the second segment of this episode, Tom and Greg talk about their experiences. Games we discuss (i ...…
 
The Ska Band cabal needs to summon an angel to bless a divining rod. Fortunately they know of a nearby cult that specializes in summoning angels (located next to a giant cross). The cult leader is willing to help if only the cabal can help them locate a missing member of the congregation and the fortune in bitcoin they had on a USB drive… Cast: ...…
 
Join Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Shane Ivey, and Greg Stolze for a fun discussion of Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game and Q&A with the audience. Many thanks to Adam from Role Playing Exchange for recording the panel! And see a video version filmed and edited by Rachel Ivey for YouTube:By Shane Ivey, Ross Payton.
 
I have attended every Gen Con since 2007 and it has become a very important part of my life. It led to the creation of RPPR, my career in RPG writing, and the start of many deep friendships. Without RPPR, I would have never met Maddy. I have no idea what my life would be without Gen Con, RPPR, and Maddy. Enjoy this very special RPPR Live! Suppo ...…
 
Two Delta Green agents uncovered a criminal conspiracy with an unknown capacity for hypergeometry, demonstrating the capacity to bring dead men back to life. Before the agents could do anything about it, they were attacked and barely escaped with their lives. Now a new team of four agents has been assembled to take down the organization and des ...…
 
After defeating an adversary, the High School Ska Band cabal wants to steal the dead man's occult loot. This entails breaking into his house, finding a mystical object of value, and dealing with any unnatural inhabitants inside. Eventually, the cabal ends up at the ruins of Ha Ha Tonka Castle on an important mission...Cast: Bill as Nate a Phono ...…
 
The company needs a space station audited. Multiple irregularities and erratic reports from Caltech 65 worry the accountants and executives. There's a good chance the station's crew has gone rogue and may kill any auditors sent in. No sane spacer would take such a dangerous job. The company has rounded up a crew of the most desperate spacers th ...…
 
According to rumor, Koya Amaru, a legendary pirate queen buried her treasure somewhere along the Mississippi River in 1718. Evidence of her actual existence is scant, but those in the occult underground know better. Every century since then, a new clue to the treasure's location has been revealed. It is now 2018 and a new clue has emerged. A ca ...…
 
News: The RPPR Patreon has a new milestone and if we reach it, we will create new RSS feeds for your favorite classic campaigns, like Know Evil. This will allow you to easily download them with your favorite podcasting app. Learn more details on our Patreon. We have an example RSS feed for the Final Revelation campaign. Synopsis:Our campaign of ...…
 
In Medieval Europe, the Black Death has taken countless lives. Some of its victims have arisen as the restless undead, killing any who fall in their grasp. The survivors huddle together in walled fortresses and towns, trying to eke a living. Some of the hardier survivors take mercenary work, no matter how dangerous it is. One such team has agre ...…
 
The Hunting Pack's journey is nearly over, but their work is not yet done. They still must deal with the undying being they created to monitor Nagalisitu while they were gone. Even if they survive dealing with her, can they survive the merger of worlds? The nation state of Nagalisitu will physically overtake a region of the main world. But even ...…
 
A man is haunted by strange events, impossible to explain. He has been cursed by a mysterious scavenger who leads a pack of feral dogs. The friends investigate the scavenger. In their quest to save their friend, the group will uncover a secret beyond any they could have imagined...Cast:BridgetShane IveyBirkThis scenario was inspired by an image ...…
 
News: The RPPR Patreon has a new podcast, Questing for Answers! We’ve posted 2 episodes already and if you’re a patron, your questions can be answered in the next episode. Synopsis: Origins has come and gone and Birk and I have a blast there. The Shadowrun 6th Edition Beginner Box was released there so we picked up some copies for review. Bridg ...…
 
The Hunting Pack has come to terms with Nagalisitu society as it has evolved. Only one mission remains: to secure economic power for the nation. That means capturing wealth and experts in wealth management. Only the bankers of a fortified city state quality so the Pack is sent out, with a new company of soldiers. This will be their hardest batt ...…
 
Something weird is taking place in Boulder City. Reality itself seems to blur. Things, and even people, change without warning. When a lost kid is found, seemingly mute, a mystery begins to unravel. What or who is behind these strange happenings? A group of the child's friends look for answers, but what they find is beyond their imagining.…
 
The Hunting Pack has scattered across the land, each obsessed with their own missions. Some are at war with the world, while others try to find redemption. But the fate of Nagalisitu is no longer in their hands. The people have their own say in what happens next. Will the pack carry their weight?By Ross Payton.
 
A group of three adventurers are on a storm-wracked ship, seeking the island of a long-forgotten, abandoned temple to the Sea Demon. An extinct people sacrificed wealth and their own criminals and rulers at the temple to quell the demon’s wrath. Untold treasure is said to just be lying there. Are the heroes bold or ruthless enough to claim it?…
 
The Hunting Pack has split apart. While some members try to keep civilization running, others have turned against society or pursue their own goals. At this point though, the influence of the Hunting Pack has waned. Some citizens of Nagalisitu act in secret against the Pack. Who will this conflict fought in the shadows?…
 
News: The Orpheus Protocol is on Kickstarter now! Ross is writing material for it,as one of the stretch goals.Check it out today!A team of agents has been assigned to investigate a series of strange incidents at a wealthy gated community. Someone is knocking on doors of certain residents late at night, but despite private security guards, surve ...…
 
Caleb is working on a new game! Called Doctor, Witch Doctor, it’s a fun storytelling game about medical melodrama shows and magic. Make up magical cures for weird magical diseases! Get addicted to weird magical drugs! We also talk about outlining larger projects, Red Markets updates, and Upwind: Three Beasts. Song: Witch Doctor by Erthling Supp ...…
 
The Hunting Pack deals with a society growing beyond their comprehension and control. Tensions rise between the leaders. Can the Pack hold together? What course of action will they take in guiding Nagalisitu? When it is all done, perhaps they will be unable to live with themselves...By Ross Payton.
 
While excavating land around Catholic church near Norfolk, Virginia as part of a larger renovation, local construction workers have unearthed a strange burial site. Inside a hillside crypt nearly 200 yards from the church, workers found nearly 30 skeletal remains arranged in a circle along the walls of the crypt. Each skeleton was found to have ...…
 
The leaders of the Hunting Pack have decided that Nagalisitu needs warriors to strengthen its people and teach them in the art of war. They know that a penal legion could easily be recruited if someone could extract them from their current location. Rescuing besieged soldiers requires a bit of skulduggery, but if there's one thing the Hunting P ...…
 
Having unearthed far more than they wished, the grandchildren of the fallen Shelby Matriarch take matters into their own hands to determine the accepted disposition of her assets . . . and the truth. Will they follow the letter of the law? Will they mete out their own justice? Or will they act for their own benefit in this confusing matter?…
 
Cool villains are hard to pull off in RPGs, mainly because players tend to kill them as soon as possible. Aron, Tom, and I got together to talk about how to make villains more memorable in games. Perhaps they can’t be killed easily or come back after death (thanks raise dead spells!) or killing them won’t stop the plan. I also talk about some i ...…
 
In order to prove that evil exists and the faith is necessary, the Hunting Pack is mounting an expedition to an unexplored region of Nagalisitu. Many have tried, but none have returned. Something dark and dangerous lurks in the wilderness and the Hunting Pack is determined to find and stop it, no matter the cost.…
 
The less-than-beloved matriarch of the Shelby family has passed and her surviving children and grandchildren gather to attend her funeral and determine inheritance. Matters are confused, the will is in question, and new assets keep appearing. Join Ross, Tom, Aaron, Jason, and Renee as the grandchildren of Oma Shelby while they begin to uncover ...…
 
Finally, after years of hardship, you have made it here; your home, the place where you will make your stand and raise your families as a community.Traditions will change over the generations, as the community tackles crisis after crisis. Pass the breadsticks, will you?We played When You're Here, You're Family at the local Olive Garden.The game ...…
 
The Hunting Pack has returned to Nagalisitu to introduce religion but society has changed quite a bit in the interim. How do you introduce faith to a society of philosophers? Debate is one option, but it will hard to convince a society full of skill orators. There are other ways, but dare the Pack use them?…
 
NASA always has more people willing to risk death for glory than missions to fill. When a five astronaut team gets the call that they’ve been assigned a classified, military space shuttle mission, it is the chance of a lifetime. They are headed for space to repair a secret spy satellite code-named BLACKSAT.Two experts are assigned to travel wit ...…
 
Many RPG campaigns inevitably have at least one session that’s more about shopping for new items and gear. Some players love it and others hate it. How important are items and associated game mechanics for them? Caleb, Jay B, and I discuss the differing philosophies of items in various RPGs, from Phoenix Command’s detailed rules… Support Role P ...…
 
The Hunting Pack is summoned to explain Nagalisitu to the Queen of Newt, but they soon find that she is set on exploitation and conquest. Fortunately, the Stabbyeux, the personal guard of the princess (and defenders of love!) intervene, rescuing the party. Now the party must make the prophecy come true if they want to fulfill their mission.…
 
Agent Denim is on a mission to stop the SOVAD global economic forum (held in Las Vegas) before the evil bankers and politicians take over the world. One by one, the evil and corrupt members of society will face justice at the hands of Denim. But they have their own plan to stop him. Is the world doomed or will corruption win?…
 
The Hunting Pack has to fulfill a lot of prophecies, which might cause the downfall of a kingdom! Dwenar's love, a princess who has gone to the nunnery, is willing to sacrifice anything for him. Will Dwenar reciprocate? More importantly, will he survive the fall after Scarl shoves him out the window? Why is Scarl doing that in the first place? ...…
 
News: We have a new series on the RPPR Patreon called Mashup Mayhem. We take different things and mash them together to make RPGs. Our latest episode merges the AvP franchise with the Cthulhu mythos. In tabletop RPG industry news, a game designer, Zak Smith, has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by four… Support Role Playing Public Radio ...…
 
An executive's identity is stolen (and murdered temporarily to assist in the identity theft). His fortune has been stolen, but he has enough assets left to hire a team of private investigators to recover his wealth and find the thief. Digging through the executive's enemy list, finding the real thief, and stopping them, will send the team throu ...…
 
The Hunting Pack's quest to unite the tribes continues! Diplomacy must finish the job that war began but the mercenaries may not be up to the task. Persuading cannibal sorcerers to change their ways peacefully requires either the most talented negotiators in history or perhaps the invention of a new societal ritual. Blood yams, anyone?…
 
A bank is robbed in Los Angeles but it seems to defy all logic. Safe deposit boxes were sawed open but the vault itself was not breached. The door remained closed the entire night. When FBI investigators start to examine the mystery, they find the victim and suspect were both members of an unusual book club.This scenario was written as part of ...…
 
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