We’re about to enter the wild world of the culinary fantasy setting Béchamel! Follow us into the castles of cuisineomancers, broccoli forests, rowdy inns and the lands of cheese-loving raiders. Lots of lore to ingest and taste, and then of course there’s a Scotch to review…
After the invasion of the earth and the terrible wars that followed, the planet has been rather changed – as has mankind, being nearly annihilated by the alien attackers. But the time of doom is over: Now it’s time to reclaim the earth, rebuild society and explore strange phenomena the unfriendly visitors left us with. With a tasty Whisky in our glass, we’ll take you on a tour.
Timecodes: 00:00:33 General Information 00:02:28 Layout, Style and Artwork 00:06:30 Setting Background 00:36:05 Character Creation 00:45:46 Setting Rules 00:52:52 Hindrances 00:53:54 Edges 00:59:20 Arcane Backgrounds 01:02:22 Gear 01:14:45 NPCs 01:21:40 Conclusion 01:28:00 Whisky Review
The After by Fainting Goat Games is available at DriveThruRPG as PDF, Softcover or Hardcover.
In our recording, I mistakenly used the term “Handicaps” for Hindrances, which is what they’re called in the German translation of SWADE. I mix those up all the time because it’s English as well… Sorry for that!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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