Rank #1: RPPR Actual Play: Call of Cthulhu – A Murder of Crows
There is trouble in Bethlehem…. Thousands of crows have taken roost in the woods surrounding Bethlehem, NH, mercilessly attacking anyone who tries to enter the forest. The human population is outnumbered more than ten-to-one, and the birds are growing more bold every day. Can the investigators solve the mystery behind this unnatural infestation? Can they…
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Dec 05 2008
Rank #2: RPPR Episode 114: Create A Cthulhu
News: There’s a new benefit for RPPR Patreon backers. I’ll be at Comicpalooza from May 22 to 25 at booth 1912. I’ll also be running two demos of Base Raiders there. Boiling Point should be released in June. Synopsis: Silent Legions is a new horror RPG that emphasizes creating your own mythos of evil gods,…
May 16 2015
Rank #3: We’re on Patreon! RPPR After Hours Preview
Role Playing Public Radio is now on Patreon! Instead of just asking for contributions and keeping the status quo, we are going to up our game by creating a brand new podcast series for our patrons. RPPR After Hours is a comedic roundtable where we talk about pop culture and obscure tabletop gaming products. To…
Jan 27 2015
Rank #4: RPPR Episode 127: Mistakes are Inevitable – Learning New Games
News: RPPR Tabletop Tales is up and running! Check our newest podcast of campaign actual play. Our first campaign, the Dresden Files, is currently on its first season. Also, be sure to check out Thrilling Intent on Youtube. Caleb and I will be guests on their livestream on April 30th at 5 pm EST when…
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Apr 20 2016
Rank #5: RPPR Episode 121: Con-SCAR-acy
Sponsors: This episode of RPPR is sponsored by Mystical Throne Entertainment. Use coupon code rpproctober to get the Entropic Gaming System PDF for $1 (normally $5). Arc Dream is also sponsoring this episode of RPPR. Check out the Delta Green Kickstarter going on now. There is a free Quickstart guide and demo adventure available. Synopsis:…
Oct 14 2015
Rank #6: RPPR Live at Gen Con 2017
We met a lot of fans of RPPR at this year’s meetup and here’s the recording! We talk a little about RPPR, answer questions, have some trivia contests for listeners, and of course dissect an…interesting RPG, Maid. Enjoy!
Sep 08 2017
Rank #7: RPPR Episode 136: Playing for an Audience
News: Puppetland is now out! I wrote two adventures for it and we will do an actual play of it in the near future. Stay tuned. Also, Faust has moved to Washington so he can work for Camouflaj and we wish him the best of luck! Synopsis: Caleb and I discuss the challenges and rewards…
Nov 12 2016
Rank #8: RPPR Episode 126: Scenario Chop Shop
News: A new companion website for our Patreon, RPPR After Hours, is now live. Find all the podcasts and other content without digging through the Patreon archives. Speaking of the Patreon, we have a new milestone: a new weekly podcast featuring campaign actual play. If we get to $1800 a month, RPPR Tabletop Tales will…
Mar 13 2016
Rank #9: RPPR Panel: Scary Parrots: Weird Horror in RPGs at Gen Con 2015
Sponsor: Arc Dream is sponsoring this panel. Check out the Delta Green Kickstarter. New reward levels have been released so backers can get everything in print and PDF. Synopsis: Horror gaming can go beyond Lovecraft and tentacles. Sometimes the most frightening moments in RPGs can come from obscure references and mundane moments. Surprise your players…
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Oct 22 2015
Rank #10: Game Designer Workshop Episode 6: Playtester’s Progress
It’s been a while since we’ve done a proper episode of Game Designer’s Workshop, so Caleb and I decided to bring you guys back up to date. We’re still playtesting Red Markets and Ruin. We talk about the pains, progress, and lessons we have learned so far. It’s a lively discussion so if you want…
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Nov 02 2014
Rank #11: RPPR Episode 158: Gen Con 2018 Wrap Up
We’re back from Gen Con and we had a blast! In this episode we go over the highlights and low points of our con experiences and more importantly, the games we played! Board games, card games, and of course, role playing games. What did we try out and what did we grab for future episodes?…
Aug 16 2018
Rank #12: RPPR Episode 166: Cool Villain Ideas
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…
Apr 15 2019
Rank #13: RPPR Presents: Palladium Poisoning: Episode 8 – Rifts Adventure Sourcebook 2: Chi-Town ‘Burbs: Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis
Note: I wanted to give you all a free preview of a Patreon exclusive series, Palladium Poisoning. I’ll post one more episode of it later this month. If you enjoy it, please consider backing our Patreon to get access to all of the episodes and be sure to check out Faust on Third Wheel! Synopsis:…
Oct 07 2017
Rank #14: RPPR Episode 28: Great. Expectations.
Synopsis: Every gamer has their own expectations at the gaming table. Most of the time, everyone has similar enough expectations that they can all enjoy the same game but this isn’t always the case. How do you deal with people who seem to have mutually exclusive expectations of a RPG? Ultra realism or cinematic action?…
Feb 14 2009
Rank #15: RPPR Episode 123: Pushing the Envelope
News: Death Traps: Volume 1 is out for Base Raiders! This supplement was co-written by Caleb, so be sure to check it out. Buy it on DrivethruRPG or at the Base Raiders store. Check out the free artwork produced via the RPPR Patreon. Synopsis: Covering mature or sensitive topics in games is a challenge. Messing…
Dec 17 2015
Rank #16: Game Design Workshop Panel at Gen Con 2018
Caleb Stokes, Jeff Barber, and I discuss our current work in game design at this panel, recorded at Gen Con 2018. I talk about the current state of Ruin, my architectural horror RPG, Caleb talks about Red Markets, and Jeff talks about Upwind. We also answer questions from the audience, trying to help them with…
Aug 08 2018
Rank #17: RPPR Episode 159: The Witcher RPG Breakdown
News: We have created a new reward for RPPR patrons – extended early access! Get actual plays and panels recorded at Gen Con 2018 a month early! The first AP, Dagashi OVA Season 1, run by Bridget, is available now on the RPPR Patreon! Synopsis: The new Witcher tabletop RPG is out and we have…
Sep 14 2018
Rank #18: Panel: Beyond Lawful Good & Evil: Ethical Concepts in RPGs at Gen Con 2015
How do you build a character with staunch ethical principles without stopping a game dead with the dreaded my-character-wouldn’t-do-that problem? Do RPG systems imply ethical philosophies? Should they? Caleb Stokes (No Soul Left Behind), Ross Payton (Base Raiders), Andreas Walters (Baby Bestiary), and Shoshana Kessock (Living Game Conference) discuss ethical concepts in characters, in game…
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Aug 30 2015
Rank #19: RPPR Episode 125: Masks of Nyarlathotep Post Mortem
Masks of Nyarlathotep is a classic (some would say quintessential) campaign for Call of Cthulhu. Given how much we play CoC, I thought it would be remiss of us not to record a run of it. It took us about a year to get through the campaign, but our dedicated group of investigators solved mysteries,…
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Feb 16 2016
Rank #20: RPPR Episode 21: So You Want to Create a Campaign
Most games start as an idea in the GM’s head. However, it takes some work to go from idea to having a full campaign ready to run. Tom and I discuss the process of creating a campaign and our experiences in creating and running them. If you want to make a game that lasts more…
Sep 20 2008