Gatekeeping and the growth of the RPG hobby. Kids on Pikes at GenCon 2019. Blank dice from the TheDiceShopOnline.com. Citadel Contrast Paints. The Witcher RPG Easy Mode. HOPE RPG by Cody Beatty on Kickstarter. Monster Hunter the time eater.
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“We do not hate the alien because he is different, we hate the alien because he had naught but hate in his heart for us.”
— Anonymous Battle-Brother of the Deathwatch
What do you do when an IP you love is released as an RPG with a system you hate?
Wayne discusses his conversion of the Deathwatch RPG to the Cortex Prime system., the latest version of Cortex Plus that powered Marvel Heroics Roleplaying. We also talk about the mechanics of Cortex Prime and how he was inspired to use it to power Space Marines.
SPOILER: His motivations rely heavily on his hatred of the d20
Still on the fence about getting into the latest edition of Warhammer 40K? Well, you’re in luck. We unbox Dark Imperium, the “ultimate” Warhammer 40,000 8th edition starter set. We also discuss the value of the set, the quality of the miniatures, and how to best approach getting into 40k if you are new to the hobby.
“I’m just a simple goblin. Do you know we don’t have a word for ‘family’ or ‘love’? Suffice to say, I don’t really understand your attachment to the small humans. I have noticed, however, that most of you will do whatever it takes to prevent … misfortune befalling your wee ones. Goblins also don’t have a word for ‘regret,’ but I know you do. Think about the regrets you’ll have if you don’t take my offer.”
-“Glassy” Salo, bootlegger, racketeer, businessman, goblin
In this installment of Creature Features, we look at the lowly goblin. Will you play them as tiny fodder, as roguish antiheroes, or as unchecked capitalists?
In this episode, we look at the miniature wargames Warmachine and Hordes. We discuss our first impressions, for Chris and Yujiro, second impressions, for Lyal and Wayne, and whether we’ll play the games again.
If Privateer Press ever gets tired of the motto “Play Like You’ve Got a Pair”, here are a few suggested alternatives in the same spirit:
Ladies Need Not Apply
You’ll Die Alone
With an Apartment Filled with Miniatures, Dating Is Not Your Priority
Play Like It’s the 1950s
You’ll Have a Better Chance Meeting Women at Prison Than Across a Wargaming Table
In this episode, we debut Pantheon Pandemonium, where we look at a specific pantheon and discuss how to incorporate it into your games. For our first installment, we talk about the spirits of the voodoo religion, the Loa.
Also in this episode, Wayne reveals a shocking secret about his dad.
At a certain point, it may sound like we’re joined by a surprise guest host. It’s just Lyal’s spot-on Haitian accent. The man has a gift.
Warning: Chris returns from the dead. (This joke would probably work better in a episode about Romero zombies.)