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Happy Jacks RPG Actual Plays

From old-school games, to new narrative systems, from the sublime to the ridiculous, we’ve got Actual Play RPGs for every taste. Our APs are unedited, but have some of the best role-players and GMs you will ever see (or hear!) in action. If you are looking for shows that make you feel like you are sitting at the table with friends, look no further!

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INTERPOLX02 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – InterpolX – Monsters of the Weeks PbtA

interpolx02 - revised (again)Game: InterpolXSystem: Monster of the Week (PbtA)GM: AdamPlayers: Kimi, Jason, Jessica, MikeSummary: All across the planet, evil is lurking beneath the surface of everyday life. While some hunt the world's monsters on their own, INTERPOL has assembled a unique and unlikely team of investigators to respond to “Grey Notices,” threats of an unexplained nature. The XRT--Extranormal Response Team--traverses the globe, confronting the demons and beasts that no one else can bear to face.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Monster of the Week, InterpolX, PbtA, Powered by the Apocalypse

1hr 55mins

13 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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COIN04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Insert Coin – Tales from the Loop

coin04Game: Insert CoinSystem: Tales from the LoopGM: CADavePlayers: Nick, Sam, Jason, MacSummary: Boulder City, Nevada is a small town with a lot of big ideas.  The Department of Advanced Research into Teleportation runs one of the most advanced facilities for scientific research in the world.  The four kids growing up there know that it’s just home. There are always stories about odd things going on out there in the desert, but it’s 1982 so most parents don’t really consider the world a dangerous place and kids stay out with their friends until the streetlights come on.  Let’s see what mystery finds them and how they deal with the pressure of growing up and experiencing the weird at the same time.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, (system), (game title), 1980s rpg, TWO DAYS, Tales from the Loop

1hr 58mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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FLOODWATER09 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Flood Water, Things from the Flood

floodwater09Campaign: Insert Coin: Floodwater |System: Things from the Flood |GM: CADave |Players: Jason, Mac, Nick, Samantha, J. |Info: 1995.  The OJ trial, Oklahoma City Bombing, Forest Gump, oh, and the destruction of the Hoover Dam and subsequent flooding of Boulder City, NV.  Five young adults dealing with loss and facing the fact that much of the promise of their youth didn’t pan out how they expected. | Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/floodwater for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. |Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, insert coin, floodwater, tales from the loop, things from the flood, 1990s

2hr 56mins

28 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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EXODUS01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Exodus, Mongoose Traveller 2nd

exodus01Game: ExodusSystem: Mongoose Traveller 2nd EdGM: StuPlayers: Kimi, Joey, Pooja, StorkSummary: The Exodus Foundation: a beacon of light in the dark, cold vacuum of space. As humankind broke from the bonds of Einsteinian laws to conquer space, someone has to protect the downtrodden and forgotten.  They are troubleshooters, humanitarians and over-all bad asses but will they be able to survive what awaits them? Visit happyjacks.org/exodus for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, mongoose traveller, Exodus, science fiction

4hr 7mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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DEAD01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Dead Reign – brought to you by Palladium Books

DEAD01GMs: Stu and CADavePlayers: Kimi, Clockverk, HosierRob, CADaveWelcome to the first session of Dead Reign, an actual play brought to you by Palladium Books. Dead Reign is a game of survival during the Zombie Apocalypse. If you'd like to find out more about Dead Reign -- or any of of Palladiums extensive collection of RPGs, go to www.palladiumbooks.com.

3hr 49mins

30 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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PIRATE02 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – The Spaniard’s Ghost – Savage Worlds

pirate02Game: The Spaniard’s GhostSystem: Savage WorldsGM: JiBPlayers: Gina, Joey, Kurt, MaireSummary: Follow the crew of the pirate ship Siren’s Song as they ply the seas in search of plunder and adventure.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Savage Worlds, Spaniard’s Ghost, pirate

3hr 1min

31 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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DRAGON01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Dragon Heist – DnD 5E

dragon01Game: Dragon HeistSystem: Dungeons & Dragons 5eGM: AabriaPlayers: Jason, Mac, Teri, AdamSummary: A grand urban caper awaits! Our party tests their skill and bravado against villains the likes of which they've never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin! Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs them to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as they uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures!Visit happyjacks.org/dragonheist for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, dungeons and dragons, DnD, d&d, dragon heist, waterdeep, heist

3hr 2mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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EXODUS00 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Exodus, Mongoose Traveller 2nd Ed

Game: ExodusSystem: Mongoose Traveller 2nd EdGM: StuPlayers: Kimi, Joey, Pooja, StorkSummary: The Exodus Foundation: a beacon of light in the dark, cold vacuum of space. They are troubleshooter, humanitarians and over-all bad asses.  As humankind broke from the bonds of Einsteinian laws to conquer space, someone has to protect the downtrodden and forgotten. Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/exodus for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, mongoose traveller, Exodus, science fiction

3hr 40mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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MURMURS01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Murmurs at the Abysss, Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed.

murmurs01Campaign: Murmurs at the Abyss | System: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition | GM: Stu | Players: Kimi, CADave, Jim, Pooja | Info: Ravenhearse University is a bastion of learning and enlightened inquiry. A team of investigators from RU uncovers a dark secret whilst studying unexplained natural phenomena. Will they survive their trials? Or will they ruin their careers, families and minds attempting to uncover things best left hidden? | Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/murmursattheabyss for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. | Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Call of Cthulhu, murmurs at the abyss, horror.

3hr 23mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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TOMORROW12 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Tomorrow Legion – Savage RIFTS

TOMORROW12GM: CADavePlayers: Samantha, Nick, Kimi

1hr 54mins

30 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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SEVENTHVALE00 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Seventh Vale, City of Mist

seventhvale00GM: MacGame: The Seventh ValeSystem: City of Mist

1hr 59mins

28 May 2019

Rank #11

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COIN01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Insert Coin – Tales from the Loop

coin01Game: Insert CoinSystem: Tales from the LoopGM: CADavePlayers: Nick, Sam, Jason, MacSummary: Boulder City, Nevada is a small town with a lot of big ideas.  The Department of Advanced Research into Teleportation runs one of the most advanced facilities for scientific research in the world.  The four kids growing up there know that it’s just home.  There are always stories about odd things going on out there in the desert, but it’s 1982 so most parents don’t really consider the world a dangerous place and kids stay out with their friends until the streetlights come on.  Let’s see what mystery finds them and how they deal with the pressure of growing up and experiencing the weird at the same time.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, (system), (game title), 1980s rpg, TWO DAYS, Tales from the Loop

2hr 14mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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SECOND01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Second Star – Star Trek Adventures

second01Game: Second StarSystem: Star Trek AdventuresGM: CADavePlayers: Adam, J., Mac, Teri, JessieThese are the voyages... The U.S.S. Barbican has been newly assigned to Narendra Station, on the far side of the Klingon Empire and bordering the mostly unexplored and mysterious Shackleton Expanse. Their mission is to explore the Expanse and secure additional resources for the Federation to ramp up starship manufacturing following the devastating events of the Borg incursion at Wolf 359.Visit happyjacks.org/secondstar for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts.tags: GOOD NEWS, rpg, tabletop, star trek, star trek adventures, podcast, podcasts, actual play, star trek actual play, second star

3hr 5mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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MURMURS03 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Murmurs at the Abyss, Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed.

murmurs03Campaign: Murmurs at the Abyss | System: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition | GM: Stu | Players: Kimi, CADave, Jim, Pooja | Info: Ravenhearse University is a bastion of learning and enlightened inquiry. A team of investigators from RU uncovers a dark secret whilst studying unexplained natural phenomena. Will they survive their trials? Or will they ruin their careers, families and minds attempting to uncover things best left hidden? | Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/murmursattheabyss for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. | Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Call of Cthulhu, murmurs at the abyss, horror.

3hr 29mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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MURMURS00 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Murmurs at the Abyss, Call of Cthulhu (7th Ed)

murmurs00Campaign: Murmurs at the Abyss | System: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition | GM: Stu | Players: Kimi, CADave, Jim, Pooja | Info: Ravenhearse University is a bastion of learning and enlightened inquiry. A team of investigators from RU uncovers a dark secret whilst studying unexplained natural phenomena. Will they survive their trials? Or will they ruin their careers, families and minds attempting to uncover things best left hidden? | Visit http://www.happyjacks.org/murmursattheabyss for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts. | Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, Call of Cthulhu, murmurs at the abyss, horror

3hr 9mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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VAULT01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Vault 818 – Apocalypse World

vault01Game: Vault 818System: Apocalypse WorldGM: JasonPlayers: Kimi, Samantha, J., TappySummary: Buried deep in the mountains overlooking the formerly beautiful downtown Burbank, Vault 818 was home to the descendants of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities. Two hundred years after the bombs fell the survivors are ready to emerge and SAVE the wasteland! Unless, of course, the wasteland already had plans…Visit happyjacks.org/vault818 for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts.Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, apocalypse world, pbta, Vault 818, fallout, Hollywood,

2hr 45mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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SECOND00 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Second Star – Star Trek Adventures

second00System: Star Trek AdventuresGM: CADavePlayers: Adam, J., Mac, Teri, JessieThese are the voyages... The U.S.S. Barbican has been newly assigned to Narendra Station, on the far side of the Klingon Empire and bordering the mostly unexplored and mysterious Shackleton Expanse. Their mission is to explore the Expanse and secure additional resources for the Federation to ramp up starship manufacturing following the devastating events of the Borg incursion at Wolf 359.tags: GOOD NEWS, rpg, tabletop, star trek, star trek adventures, podcast, podcasts, actual play, star trek actual play, second star

2hr 48mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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TENCANDLES01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Ten Candles by Cavalry Games

tencandles01GM: StuThis is a one shot of Ten Candles (every game of Ten Candles is a one-shot...).Enjoy.

2hr 26mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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DISSENSION02 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Dissension – FFG L5R Beta

dissension02System: Legend of the Five Rings (FFG Beta)GM: StuPlayers: Stork, Kimi, CADaveSummary: It is a time of chaos and war. The Lion and Dragon Clans have declared war upon the Crane and Mantis. The fighting was bloody and costly. Finally, the Emerald Champion asked the remaining clans to strike against the warring clans’ ability to continue the fight. Now all the Great Clans are at war. But the Emperor has a plan to end the fighting, and it involves a minor, troublesome minor family nestled in the Asai Valley, far in Crane territory.Tags: podcast, podcasts, tabletop, RPG, actual play, L5R, FFG, Legend of the Five Rings, Beta, TWO DAYS, Inukai

3hr 39mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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CAREFREE02 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Carefree High – Monsterhearts PbtA

SHOW: Carefree HighSYSTEM: Monsterhearts 2SUMMARY: As a blazing sun beats down outside, students of Carefree High shuffle to fill the school halls, all of them warring with the normal awakening sexuality of youth. Yet in the crowd there are a few feeling something no normal teenagers should...something monstrous.GM: Mac & AdamPlayers: Tappy, Gina, Joey, Mac, AdamGET MORE CAREFREE HIGH AT happyjacks.org/carefree-highFind us @happyjacksrpgTags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, monsterhearts, carefree high, pbta, powered by the apocalypse,

2hr 54mins

18 May 2018

Rank #20