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Haberdashers – Campaign Crucible

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Del and Chris combine some ingredients for another Campaign Crucible! (50min)

Things you may be interested in:
OrcaCon
Baseball Prospectus
The Last Garden Contest!

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Cardamom

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In this episode Del and Chris hit you with another Campaign Crucible! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

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Star Wars: Destiny

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Matryoshka w/ Monte Cook

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Recorded live in front of an audience at MoxCon 2016, the gang is joined by legendary RPG designer Monte Cook for some Campaign Crucible action! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Monte Cook Games

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Trappers – Campaign Crucible

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In this episode campaign crucible episode, the guys take suggestions from Patreon and make a random table! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Quadropolis

Manifest Destiny (Comic Series)

NPC Cast on Google Play!

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Campaign Crucible – The House on the Moors

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Download NPC Cast Episode 153 – The House on the Moors

The whole gang is back together and we are doing a campaign crucible! (71min)

Things you may be interested in:

Star Wars Armada

Fate of Indines

Sapiens

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Campaign Crucible – Cel


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In this episode we do another Campaign Crucible! (62min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Masks: A New Generation

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Campaign Crucible – M.A.V.R.I.C.


Download NPC Cast Episode 137 – M.A.V.R.I.C.

In this episode we bang out another Campaign Crucible featuring cryptography, parallel universes, and war games! (67min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Acadecon Kickstarter

Hardcore History

Lobotomy

 

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The 3rd House – Campaign Crucible

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This episode, we take on yet another Campaign Crucible! (74min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Arena of the Planeswalker

Worlds in Peril – Superhero roleplaying with the Apocalypse World Engine!

Splendor on iOS

RPG Talk – Aaron’s live stream show!

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Boonville – Campaign Crucible

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In this episode, the guys record the first Campaign Crucible of the year! (82min)

Other things you may be interested in:

Penny Press – A worker placement game about chasing down stories!

Mad Max: Fury Road – Del’s favorite action movie of the last decade.

East of West – A revenge graphic novel involving Death!

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Episode 108 – Switchers.

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In this campaign crucible, the guys take a suggestion from a live audience through the magic of the internet! (87min)

Things you may find interesting:

The WWE Royal Rumble – An over the top rope battle royale!

The Staufer Dynasty – A brand new area-control euro!

Podcaster Diplomacy – Follow along as NPC Chris takes on the rest of Europe in the play by post Diplomacy game!

 

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Episode 98 – The Methuselah Spark.

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Yet another Campaign Crucible as we get closer to Episode 100! (72min)

Things you may be interested in:

Aaron’s Descent painting challenge.

Chris is a Malifaux Henchman.

The Dracula Dossier, by Kenneth Hite.

 

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Episode 87 – S.A.N.D. Blasters!

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The gang is back at it with another Campaign Crucible, and they are taking care of some unfinished business! (75min)

Things you may be interested in:

Wizards of the Coast announces a new standard!

Asmodee buys Days of Wonder!

Blighted Bather alternate Spawning Vessel – A promotional model for Hordes!

 

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Episode 78 – Luchicago.

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In this episode, the guys continue crucible month with the designer of Trail of Cthulu and Night’s Black Agents: Kenneth Hite! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

Ken Writes About Stuff.

Lucha Libre Hero! – A wrestling RPG, but they’re superheros too!

Piledrivers and Powerbombs! – Another wrestling RPG!

World Wide Wrestling – A wrestling game powered by Apocalypse. Designed by Chicago’s own Nathan D. Paoletta!

Journeys to Somewhere Else – A Kickstarter featuring a book of John Avon art.

Penny Press – Be a newspaper baron in the yellow journalism era of old New York City!

Pack the Pack – A fast paced tile laying game of loot hoarding, satchel stuffing, gem matching and inventory management! I interviewed the designer, Meg McGinley, right here!

The Shadow Over Westminster – A co-operative horror deckbuilder set in modern day London!

Istanbul – NOT Constantinople.

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Episode 76 – Lost Vegas.

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In this episode, the guys continue crucible month with Friend-PC Michael of the RPG Academy! (75min)

Things you may be interested in:

The RPG Academy – Friends of the show!

The Amberden Affair – A deception/intrigue game with a revolving miscreant imposter!

Sail to India – A neat game that is basically a sack of wooden cubes.

Origins – One of the largest gaming conventions in the country!

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Episode 75 – Going Starside.

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In this episode, the guys kick off Crucible Month by going starside with Mark Diaz Truman! (75min)

Things you may be interested in:

Magpie Games – The company that Mark Diaz Truman co-founded!

Urban Shadows – An Urban-Fantasy RPG currently on Kickstarter!

Ghost Lines – An RPG by John Harper based on Apocalypse World.

The Propnomicon – A blog with sweet mythos-related things!

ArcheAge – A new fantasy sandbox-MMO!

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Episode 66 – Wretches Like Us.

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In this episode, the guys rock out another Campaign Crucible! (71min)

Things you may be interested in:

The Arthur C. Clark Awards

365 Dungeons – A Kickstarter for a desk calendar featuring a new dungeon every day! (Pardon us, but yes…the campaign is over sorry!)

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Episode 57 – In Cold Blood.

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In this episode, we invite Friend-PC Mike Selinker to a Campaign Crucible! (75min)

Lone Shark Games: The Game company that Mike is President of!

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Lich, Lich and Karloff

Tony Connor Zombie Officestepped into the office and pulled his coat closer around him. It was cold in the entrance, colder than he was expecting.

“Lich, Lich and Karloff, just a moment!” the secretary chirped from her spot seated behind the desk. Tony tried not to recoil when he looked at her; her skin was missing and her exposed facial muscles shined around her green eyes. She was in a smart turtleneck that showed off her slim figure, the metal headset of the phone wrapping over her naked pate with just a bit of skull showing.

“How can I help you today, sir?” she said, beaming at him with a full set of perfect white teeth.

“Uh… I’m Tony Connor, I’m here for my first day. They said I had to get a badge first.”

“Oh, of course – the air-breather. Well, let me see if I can pull your file.” She scooted back in her chair and dove into a filing cabinet, pulling up a file in a green folder and held it up. “Here we go. Let me get Ravendark on the line.”

She pressed a page button on the phone and waited a moment. “Herb, I have that new hire here. You want to come pick him up? Wonderful, thannnnnks.” She pressed another phone button. “Sorry about that, who are you holding for? Oh, Hazimer the Mad, I’ll transfer you. Thanks again for calling Lich, Lich and Karloff.”

vampireofficechat-300x225Tony looked past the receptionist and into the endless sea of cubicles behind her. The phones rang in a staccato throughout the rat maze, and a few plants poked up here and there, but nobody was walking around. The murmuring susurrations of dozens of adjusters each working with a client become a dull background noise Tony worked to compartmentalize and ignore.

“There he is!” came a voice, cheerful and full, and Tony turned to see a pale man in a white dress shirt and maroon suspenders, sleeves rolled up, smile at him. His canines were elongated and his hair was slicked back forming a perfect widow’s peak. He had a coffee mug in one hand, and he took a sip, then licked the viscous red liquid off his lip and reached in for a strong handshake.

“Herb Ravendark, New Accounts, great to meet you Tony. Heard a lot of awesome things about your work over at Gojira Building Insurance, you come highly recommended. And so full of blood! Oh, but where are my manners. Let me show you around, get you your badge.”

“Thank you, Mr. Ravendark. It’s been a dream of mine to work in deep-space accounts instead of just colony worlds.”

“Tony, please! My father is Count Ravendark – call me Herb. We’re a family here. Come on, let’s get you set up.”

Herb took Tony on a winding path through the cubicle maze to a side room with a small machine attached to a camera set up across from a blue banner hanging by unfolded paper-clips from the ceiling.

“Now let me just get your photo here and the machine’ll spit out a badge for you, should get you to anywhere in the building except the floors staffed by the nightwalkers. We don’t have any lights on those floors, due to their condition, so it’s not gonna be much use to you anyway. Hold on a second, smile big, aaaaand… there we go. Should be just a few minutes. Tell me a little about yourself, Tony.”

“Well, uh… Herb,” Tony started. “My family is from a near-colony on Titan, we’ve been there since just after the Necrowarp opened up on Earth. I always had an eye for numbers, so actuarial work seemed like a good fit. I worked for local interests for a bit until I got my first chance at GBI, but I always wanted to work deep-space and colony insurance. It’s where the big boys play, right?”

“Oh, you have no idea, Tony. You ever write a policy for a colony ship? You wouldn’t believe some of the riders they tack on. Especially the Missionaries. They expect all sorts of exemptions because they’re bringing the holy word to a new system. Between you and me, I think they’re just trying to get out of paying.”

“And the pirates?”

“The pirates are very real, and a real problem. Any time you have established space lanes you’re going to have piracy. But you don’t need to worry about that. They know better than to try and come into to established space. And most travellers know enough to bring extra security. Usually the threat of resistance is enough to keep them at bay. They got complacent from years of feasting on unattended sleepships, now that the Necrowarp lets humans staff their ships with, pardon the pun, a skeleton crew of the undead to keep an eye on things, the pirates are really just more bluster than threat. Still, they can be a problem if the colony ship is on a less-used spacelane. Oh, your badge is done. Let’s get that on your pocket, here… oh that’s a good picture. Really brings out the blood in your neck. Come on, I’ll introduce you to your underwriting team!”

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Episode 51: L, L, and K.

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In this episode, the guys hit y’all with another Campaign Crucible! (63min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Camp Myth:  A light RPG for that is great for new players and seasoned vets!

Legacy- The Testament of Duke de Crecy: A card game about making a family!

Mind’s Eye Theatre: A set of LARP rules set in the world of darkness!

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Episode 45: Barnstormers.

NPC Cast Episode 45: Barnstormers.

In this episode, the guys hit you with another Campaign Crucible! (75min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Extra-Life.org: The guys played 25 hours straight for charity!

Dread: An amazing horror RPG utilizing a Jenga tower!

Ryuutama: A sweet-looking Japanese RPG that is being translated to English!

The GUMSHOE System: A great RPG system designed for investigation-oriented games!

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Episode 37: Untitanled.

NPC Cast Episode 37: Untitanled.

In this episode, Aaron and Chris drum up yet another Campaign Crucible! (63min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Cloverfield, Pacific Rim, The Fast and The Furious, The Rock.

Beyonder– An RPG setting that is currently being Kickstarted!

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Episode 29: Tinseltown Tails.

NPC Cast Episode 29: Tinseltown Tails.

In this episode the NPC’s do another Campaign Crucible, with surprising results! (57min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

The Gumshoe System:  A role-playing system for investigative games.

FATE Accelerated: A lighter version of the FATE RPG system. Pay what you want!

FIASCO: An AMAZING storytelling/rpg game from Bully Pulpit!

The Ennie Nominees:  Nominees for the coveted ENNIE awards.

Kings of Air and Steam: A pickup and deliver game with zeppelins!

The Angry DM: Friend of the show, the Angry DM.

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Episode 23: The Campaign Crucible!

NPC Cast Episode 23: The Campaign Crucible!

cru·ci·ble  – Noun

1) A ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures.
2) A place or occasion of severe test or trial: “the crucible of combat”.

In this episode, the guys each introduce 1 ingredient and forge a campaign concept from all 3! (61min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Savage Worlds: A universal RPG that can accommodate a variety of settings.

Fate Core: A pay-what-you-want RPG from Fred Hicks and the folks at Evil Hat.

Spark RPG: An RPG by Jason Pitre.

Kingdom RPG: A World-Buiding RPG that is on Kickstarter now!

Welcome to Night Vale: A fictional podcast in the style of community updates. With mysterious happenings!

Free RPG Day: A day, for Free RPG’s.

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