Apr 242019
 
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This week, we have a special alpha test of a new game that Alex is creating. 

Four astronauts are the first humans to ever set foot on Mars. They are the best of the best, but there are challenges to face. They’ll have to deal with equipment failure, an incredibly hostile environment and the issues that arise between them if they want to complete their mission and get off the Red Planet alive. 

“Longshot” is a cooperative storytelling game about overcoming those obstacles and successfully carrying out the mission. We hope you enjoy it!

Also, this episode was mixed and edited by Alex (instead of Ryan, like usual). So if there’s a problem with the audio, blame Erik! But also let us know.

(Editor’s note: Alex here. I came up with the name “Longshot” after the recording, which is why I talk about having to name it in the episode. Don’t get confused!)

Mar 202019
 
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This week, Alex runs the gang through his in-development heist game, According to Plan!

A team of extraordinary agents plucked from different points in the timeline make up the Time Cops’ most exclusive team. This time, they are being sent back to 1918 Russia to steal Rasputin’s most…prized possession. And they need to do it before Vladimir Putin, who has also traveled back in time, gets his hands on it to fuel his evil magic!

Can a moody clone of Nikola Tesla, a Japanese yodeler/chicken-mancer, cyborg Paul Bunyan and a floating magical head get the mission done? Probably not! But they’re going to try!

Mar 132019
 
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Jason Statham, international movie star, is taking a well-deserved holiday. But, as always, the Wesley Sniper is up to his evil tricks, and is trying to ruin Jason’s vacation!

It’s up to a very dedicated team of employees from Jason’s management agency to look out for him and protect him from all of the dastardly hazards the Wesley Sniper will throw at them.

Will the team be able to save Jason Statham’s vacation? Or will he get sad and go home? Listen to find out!

Mar 062019
 
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This week, Alex rounds out the Rag-NERD-rok Pilot Season with a pulp-action-horror game set in a nightmare America ruled by the Great Old Ones!

After R’lyeh rose from the waves and Great Cthulhu awoke, humanity became a cattle race, allowed to exist as feed stock to the gibbering horrors that dwell beyond time and space. For three decades, humans have endured the tyranny of the GOOs, who keep them oppressed under a brutal police state. Though some try to fight back, the odds are utterly hopeless.

On an ordinary evening that will turn out to be anything but, five friends gather for their weekly poker game. When the sixth player, a resistance member named Jackson Elias, arrives, he has in his possession a secret package that he says could help fight the GOOs and liberate humanity. Pursued by the special police, he needs the group’s help to get the parcel to his contact across town.

In order to make the delivery, they’ll have to brave the carefully patrolled streets after curfew. Can they make the delivery and potentially free humanity, or will they end up as a late-night snack for some Lovecraftian horror? Listen to find out!

 Don’t forget to vote in our poll to pick your two favorite games starting this week!

Jan 162019
 
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With Damien dealt with, it’s now time to deal with Damien.

The mercenaries make their way to the safe haven that Gavin hired them to divert everyone to, only to find out that it’s not so safe after all.

Will they be able to keep everyone alive long enough to collect their pay? Or will they get caught in the crossfire of Damien’s revenge? Listen to find out!