Jul 112018
 
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This week, we have a special treat: Ryan runs us through his Fate adaptation of the classic game Ghostbusters International.

Based in an RV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Bustin’ Bads franchise is some of the newest Ghostbusters around. Still trying to make a name for themselves, they’re hungry for any cases they can get.

And that hunger will serve them well, as this week, they are trying to take care of a poultry-geist at a local fried chicken restaurant. Can Bustin’ Bads take care of the situation, or is it going to turn into a cluster-cluck? Listen to find out!

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Jul 042018
 
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This week, Alex runs Erik and Ryan through a game of So The Story Goes, one of the Worlds of Adventure for FATE Core.

Cinder and Gray Owl are Storytellers — traveling artists who use their storytelling prowess to dazzle audiences and preserve the history of the North Lands. On their travels, Cinder (an actor) and Gray Owl (a puppeteer) come to the town of Eight Virtues, where an elderly couple pleads for their help to find their son, whom they haven’t seen for 20 years.

Can the two Storytellers find the missing man? And what is happening in the walled sanctuary in the center of town? Listen to find out!

GM’s Note: So The Story Goes is an interesting system, where most of the action is based around social combat rather than physical. Players are encouraged to solve problems with their minds rather than their fists. If you have a group that’s interested in being story hobos instead of murder hobos, try it out. And best of all, it’s pay what you want!

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Jul 122017
 
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For the Sentinels of The Invisible Word, an “informal” Firewall server dedicated to tracking and combating epistemological threats, nothing poses a greater danger to the continued existence of the species than the limits of transhuman knowledge. Without the approval of the rest of The Org, they have taken it upon themselves to untie the knotty philosophical questions puzzling transhumans. Is the post-Fall world nothing but an elaborate simulation under the TITANs’ control? In order to test the limits of reality itself, they’ll have to track down a rare petal called Delphinium One, a shared hallucinatory experience created by a rogue AGI hacker. Getting their hands on the petal may be easier said than done, however, as the only one on Mars has currently been promised to socialite and scion of Elysium Vincenza Oaxaca-Maartens. Can these philosophical agents of Firewall acquire the petal and prove once and for all whether or not the entirety of existence is an elaborate sham? Listen to find out!