FMRPG SHDWSWRN 012 – Vampire: the Masquerade Signature Character Showcase

Welcome back!

On Episode 12, the gang is all here and we have Brendan, Adam and Ben all together to discuss the game of games: Vampire: the Masquerade. In this Episode we discuss our favorite and least favorite Signature Characters from the V:tM line and how we think you can get some gaming miles out of them.

Each host has two characters to present that they love, and one character to present that they hate.

We also review Episode 08 of Forever Knight, “Cherry Blossoms” oh boy.

Art by Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson. Music by Our Lady of Shadows, Alter der Ruine, Fred Molin, Paralysed Age and Mark Isham

We hope you enjoy!

The Warlord’s Words

Greetings, I am the Warlord Amanda.

Here’s a quick run-down.

I was born n raised in Arizona, so I have a good idea what hell is like, and have been a geek since I popped out of the womb…literally.  Being named after Spock’s mother didn’t really give me a chance to be anything else, not that I would want to be anything else!!  I fell in love with comic books a little after I could walk, I know…I cringe when I think of a child with a comic book too.

I didn’t get into gaming until grade school.  Actually, I didn’t get into RPGs until grade school, I was playing video n board games way younger.  I’ve always been a geek, it was as natural as breathing, even though my childhood was spent during the age of bullying and horrendous geek shaming and stereotyping, I never wanted to be anything else.  I didn’t care that my lunch breaks were spent alone because I had my games, my comics and I knew I was smarter than everyone else, so who cared what the other monkeys thought?  I didn’t really meet like-minded people until high school, which is where my heavy rpg playing began.  Who was I playing with before?  Mostly my mom’s friends and the occasional Sci-Fi con game where I was the token kid.

Anyhoo, my point is I’ve been around the geeky block and kicked it’s ass repeatedly.  I’ve weathered the bullying storm when it was in high gear.  I am loving the new popularity of geekiness!!  My warlord status was earned…best to not forget that  =)  I will occasionally get tipsy, or drunk, and share some stories and/or insights here.  I raise my glass to you.

I am the Warlord Amanda…you may tremble now.

 

FMRPG 037 – “OSR” Gaming vs. “Vintage” Gaming

Whaddup Cultists?!

In this Episode Brendan Carrion and Adam Sink are joined by none other than the elusive Aleks aka “Legion” to discuss the relative merits and flaws of OSR gaming vs. their “Vintage” or “Classic” counterparts. We wrestle with a concept pitched to us by Jamie at Colosseum Rex in Sunderland:

“Do we need creators to emulate bygone systems or games when we live in a world where we have access to the original games from that time period, whether in physical copies via eBay, Amazon etc or pdfs”

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Original art by Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson. Music by Legion, Bloodhound Gang and Opeth

FMRPG SHDWSWRN 011 – V5/WoD: Berlin REACTIONS!

In this Episode of the SHDWSWRN Radio Hour we are joined by Josh from the Wrecking Crew!

We catch up with Brendan and Ben about their progress in Giovanni Chronicles 1!

Brendan and Adam rap about Forever Knight – S1 E7: False Witness!

And the whole damn gang weighs in on what we’ve heard about all the latest news and innuendo emanating from World of Darkness: Berlin!

We talk some actual hot button topics in gaming!

Art by: Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson

Music by: Our Lady of Shadows, Ohgr, Fred Molin, Northborne, and Faderhead.

Check it!