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New logo

As you might have noticed, we got a new logo! Kerstin made it for us after being bribed with a lifelong* whisky supply.

I hope you like the logo as much as we do. Thanks, Kerstin!

*referring to the life of the podcast. So… possibly inheritable?

Immortal: Gates of Pyre

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Immortal: Gates of Pyre
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Visit the Iron Republic of Jora with us and fight alien angels, explore ruins of incredibly advanced civilizations and meet forgotten terrors from other dimensions! Immortal: Gates of Pyre is a mini-setting by Donavon Bailey that brings the world of the strategy game with the same name to Savage Worlds. Together with the setting, we review a special edition of a scotch.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 General Information
00:07:31 Layout, Style and Artwork
00:24:40 Setting Background
00:25:33 Setting Rules
00:33:50 Edges
00:25:53 Arcane Backgrounds
00:33:50 Gear
00:41:51 NPCs
00:44:23 Pre-Gens
00:55:00 Adventure
01:21:24 Conclusion and Outlook
01:27:58 Whisky Review

Immortal: Gates of Pyre is available for a price of your choice on DriveThruRPG. You can find out more about the game – which is still in development – at https://gatesofpyre.com.

Heroes of Terra

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Heroes of Terra
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In the magical world of Terra, the ruthless dragon emperor has united the Kappa tribes and conquered the peaceful mandragora kingdom. Will you help the oppressed people against the occupying forces? Are you a wanderer, looking for the valuable storage blocks in old and new ruins? Are you actually considering siding with the emperor? Or do you just… want to go karting? We’ll check out the setting by Blackwing Productions and also review a bourbon that was mysteriously suggested to us.

Timecodes:
00:00:34 General Information
00:01:21 Layout, Style and Artwork
00:04:25 Setting Background
00:09:10 Setting Rules
00:11:39 Clades
00:18:28 Hindrances
00:20:29 Edges
00:22:43 Arcane Backgrounds
00:27:46 Gear
00:35:36 NPCs
00:37:58 Storytelling Terra
00:41:40 Conclusion
00:43:24 Whiskey Review

Heroes of Terra: The Mushroom War is available on DriveThruRPG.

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Can I spend my Advance on “Podcasting” now?

Hey folks! Now that the next full episode is finally out, I’d like to get you informed on what’s going on behind the scenes at our podcast.

First of all, I know I wrote about how we’d like to review bigger publications. Now we reviewed another Jump Start, though. We actually fell so far behind with our progress that we feared a long review would postpone the next episode even more, so we threw in a shorter publication. Sorry for that. We still plan to review a full setting, though!

But as our process showed, we need to change our way of producing the podcast quite a bit. It took more than a month from starting to read it until the episode got out. The edited show about it is more than an hour – and that’s for a Jump Start. You can probably see that this doesn’t scale well if we carry on like this for settings with 200+ pages.

Don’t worry – we’re not going to script the whole episode and put some generic music under it while we’re reading our lines. But we’re planning to switch up our production process so we spend less time rambling and editing (so we can spend more time playing and drinking).

Until then, have fun with our new episode, let us know what you think about it or what you’d like to have reviewed – we love to hear from you!

Stingers & Spores: The Leaping Jaws

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Stingers & Spores: The Leaping Jaws
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In the shade of giant mushrooms, under old logs and dense blades of grass lie the marvelous kingdoms of insects – the world of Stingers and Spores! We’ll check out the Jumpstart for this setting by Twitchy Butcher Studios and review a rather exotic whisky.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 Introduction
00:03:04 Map
00:03:40 Character sheet
00:07:15 Looks and style
00:12:59 Setting background
00:26:16 Character creation
00:36:49 Edges
00:40:07 Arcane Backgrounds
00:49:50 Gear
00:55:04 Setting rules
00:59:13 Pre-Gens, allies and villains
01:06:51 Adventure
01:20:17 Conclusion
01:23:45 Whisky review

Stingers & Spores: The Leaping Jaws is available on DriveThruRPG.

Sprawlrunners

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Sprawlrunners
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Happy New Year! Here’s a little bonus episode I recorded to make the waiting for the next episode easier. It’s just me, Vasant, reviewing Manu’s Sprawlrunners – a toolkit for cyberpunk settings.

Timecodes:
00:00:27 General info
00:01:09 Look and layout
00:02:28 Character creation
00:03:28 Setting rules
00:05:18 Hindrances and edges
00:05:51 Magic
00:08:11 Cyberspace and hacking
00:09:42 Jockeys
00:10:01 Equipment
00:12:15 Verdict

Sprawlrunners is available on DriveThruRPG, as well as the associated Sprawlrunners Countdown Deck and the rules for Fast Lane Hacking, should you need that separately.

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Happy Holidays!

We’d like to wish all our listeners happy holidays, no matter what you celebrate. Enjoy the celebrations (as unusual as they might be with social distancing), spend time with your loved ones (even if it’s just via video chat) and look forward to the next year – because the next episode from us won’t be out before 2021!

To give you at least a bit of info about it: After reviewing shorter publications, we’d like to step it up and make our next episode about a thicker book than before. Of course, that’ll take a bit more time if we want to make a meaningful review about it – hence the waiting time.

Bartington Halls: School for the Elite

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Bartington Halls: School for the Elite
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A posh private school, British banter and supernatural phenomena – are you in? Here comes our review of Bartington Halls: School for the Elite by Wild Eye Books! We might not be as rich as the pupils there, but at least we’re old enough to buy whisky. So of course, we’re also reviewing a Scotch with a similarly venerable history as that school.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 Introduction
00:02:50 First impressions
00:03:47 Setting background
00:19:02 Setting rules and character creation
00:35:31 Adventure generator and other tools
00:39:41 Pre-generated characters
00:42:10 Encounters and NPCs
00:44:04 Adventure
00:53:49 Whisky review

Bartington Halls: School for the Elite is available on DriveThruRPG.

Winter Eternal: Rise of the Ghost Machines

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Winter Eternal: Rise of the Ghost Machines
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Here’s our review for the Rise of the Ghost Machines, the Jumpstart adventure for Winter Eternal by Just Insert Imagination. To keep us warm and cozy, we have a special edition of a Scotch with us this time.

Timecodes:
00:00:33 General
00:04:00 Setting Description
00:08:11 Rules
00:13:13 Adventure
00:29:55 Bestiary
00:31:05 Adventure (continued)
00:34:18 Pre-gens
00:41:04 Whisky Review

Winter Eternal: Rise of the Ghost Machines is available on DriveThruRPG.

Citizens Divided

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Citizens Divided
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For our first episode, we review the cyberpunk setting Citizens Divided by Aegis Studios, written by Travis Legge. And a Scotch Whisky.

Timecodes:
00:00:46 General
00:04:09 Setting fluff and background
00:21:10 Rules / Character Creation
00:22:13 Professional Edges
00:31:26 Hindrances
00:38:57 Edges
00:40:56 Setting Rule: Sheen
00:49:38 Gear
01:01:40 Archetypes and Adversaries
01:06:26 Adventures
01:09:50 Conclusion
01:13:25 Whisky Review

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