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Ep. 39 – What Makes D&D, FMRPG Updates

Welcome back!

We’re a couple of days late on this one, sorry. There is a little trouble with the audio on Adam’s line and we weren’t able to smooth it out so please accept our apologies about the sound quality on this one.

In this episode Brendan, Adam and Ben sit around and just sort of chat about where they are at with gaming in a style very reminiscent of older episodes. We talk about:

What really makes D&D, D&D?
What have we been up to lately?
FMRPG Friday Night Game Club
FMRPG Writer’s Group

We hope that you have as much fun listening to this episode as we did making it.

Art by Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson, Music by Legion.

FMRPG Bonus Episode James Vail of Xas Irkalla

In the second of our series bringing you in touch with the thoughts and insights of game designers themselves, Full Metal RPG is proud to present our interview with James Vail, creator of Xas Irkalla and lead creative at Atramentis Games!

In this Bonus Episode James Vail Skypes in to talk about art, music, game design, Kickstarter and most importantly, his game: Xas Irkalla!

We hope that you enjoy this episode, the second in our game desinger series.

You can find the Xas Irkalla Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/855767…a?ref=user_menu

Atramentis Games here:
atramentisgames.com/

Xas Irkalla G+ Community here:
plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1…98215259221352589

Xas Irkalla on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/XasIrkalla/

Special thanks to Zach from The Tabletop Radio Hour without whom this podcast would not be possible. Check out The Tabletop Radio Hour if you love RPG podcasts!

Logo art by: Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson

Music by: Legion, GNR

FMRPG 039 – Crit Hit 2017 Recap

The gang’s all here!

The Warlord Amanda joins Brendan, Adam and Ben to recap the games played at Crit Hit 2017!

Links to Hot -ass Kickstarters and such the like. Don’t wait!:
Xas Irkalla
www.kickstarter.com/projects/855767…a?ref=user_menu

Spire
www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowi…g?ref=user_menu

Atramentis Games website:
atramentisgames.com/

Art by Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson
Music by Legion, The Blues Brothers, Will Smith and GNR

FMRPG SHDWSWRN 013 – Collecting Vampire: The Masquerade

In this episode Brendan, Ben and Adam gather to lend a hand to anyone who is thinking about putting together a collection of Vampire: the Masquerade. If you are not familiar with the game, but would like to become so, we give an outline of some of our favorite books and let everyone know where to get started with a collection.

Skip Ahead:
00:00:30 – Intro
00:16:06 – Forever Knight Episode 09
00:32:15 – Main Conversation

Brendan’s List
Starter:
Vampire: the Masquerade 2nd Edition Core
2nd Edition Player’s Guide
1st Edition Storyteller’s Guide
Player’s Guide to the Sabbat
Storyteller’s Handbook to the Sabbat
Add Clanbooks to taste – (Bradstreet covers; Lasombra, Tzimisce, Giovanni recommended.)

Advanced Reading:
Children of the Night
Children of the Inquisition
Destiny’s Price – Mage: the Ascension 2nd E.
Giovanni Chronicles I
Montreal by Night
The Book of Nod

Ben’s List
Starter:
Vampire: the Masquerade 2nd Edition
2nd Edition Player’s Guide
Sabbat Player’s Guide
Storyteller’s Guide to the Sabbat
Any Clanbooks

Advanced Reading:
Vampire: the Dark Ages Core Book
Dark Ages Companion
Giovanni Chronicles I & II
Transylvania Chronicles I & II

Adam’s List
Starter:
Vampire: the Masquerade 2nd Edition Core
2nd Edition Player’s Guide
Player’s Guide to the Sabbat
Storyteller’s Guide to the Sabbat

Advanced Reading:
Ghouls: Fatal Addiction
World of Darkness: Sorcerer
Mediums – Wraith: the Oblivion 2nd Edition
Damnation City – Vampire: the Requiem 1st Edition
The Black Hand: A guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra

Art by: Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson
Music by: Our Lady of Shadows, In Strict Confidence, Fred Mollin, Bell, Book & Candle, and Bauhaus.

FMRPG BONUS EPISODE – JUSTIN SIROIS AT CRIT HIT 2017

At last!

Brendan, Adam and Ben are joined, IN PERSON by none other than Justin Sirois of Severed Books at Crit Hit 2017. Justin talks to us about he the genesis of Beneath the Inverted Church, teases it’s sequel and talks about the challenges and rewards of self-publishing in the game industry.

Check out links below for BtiC on Amazon:
www.amazon.com/Beneath-Inverted-…e+inverted+church

And Severed Books on Etsy:
www.etsy.com/shop/DungeonDealer…l2-shopheader-name

Keep up with Justin at: www.etsy.com/shop/DungeonDealer…l2-shopheader-name

Art by: Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson
Music By: Legion and GNR

FMRPG 038 – Roleplaying an Intellectual Property

In Episode 38 of Full Metal RPG, Brendan, Adam and Ben are joined by the Warlord Amanda to discuss roleplaying inside of and Intellectual Property such as a film, television series or novel.

Each host then presents an IP game that they recommend

Brendan – A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying
Adam – Star Wars Saga Edition
Ben – Stormbringer
Amanda – Firefly

Here’s a cheat sheet to hear what and when:

Intro: 00:00:30
IP Gaming Explored: 00:15:13
Reviews: 00:42:41
Outro: 01:26:01

Art by Rich “Nerdgore” Sampson. Music by Legion, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, and Guns N Roses

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!

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