Rifts Reborn

rifts-rebornYou spot a man who obviously does not belong in Denver. His leather jacket and jeans are clean and mended, and his beard is neatly trimmed. More than this, though, is the dangerous grace with which he glides across the ground. Even relaxed, he looks as though he is ready to lash out with deadly blows. His brows are knit with concentration and he never ceases scanning every-thing around him, up and down and side to side. His presence screams deadly competence; you see people move out of his way as he approaches. Far out of his way.You also see the man is a walking arsenal. He has knives strapped to both calves and one forearm, a sword at his hip, a bow and quiver across his back, and a pistol in a holster which slaps quietly against his right thigh as he walks. His pockets bulge with gear, and probably ammunition. He carries his bedroll and the rest of his gear in a dufle, ready to drop out of the way the instant a fight is about to break. Even the bandits who skulk ready to pounce on anyone who might have something of the slightest value, shy away his penetrating gaze and run away if he changes direction towards them.

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  22 comments for “Rifts Reborn

  1. Gary
    April 1, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Eagerly await this every year. Kudos again!

  2. Boyos
    April 1, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Lol! Thank you guys.

  3. Wyrdling
    April 1, 2015 at 6:32 am

    10/10 Would listen again.

  4. April 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I lost it when the tuba came out. Then… I lost it more when Aaron played the song of time on the ocarina which turned into daft punk back up ocarina. Priceless

    Great job guys. Best April fools ever.

  5. Samuel
    April 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Best start to a campaign ever

  6. Ethan C.
    April 1, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Good session.

  7. Urielfallen
    April 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Wait, Caleb would willingly host a Palladium session at his house?

    Immersion. Lost.

  8. Beej
    April 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    (golf clap) Well done.

  9. Ethan C.
    April 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I think there’s some audio quality problems with the recording. I could hear the players’ voices at some points.

  10. Guycep
    April 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    New recorder for this session? It was clearer than usual. Or did Ross just start using some noise removal stuff? Anyway, keep it up.

    Did one of you actually play that horn or was it editted in?

  11. Aaron
    April 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    @ Guycep,

    We’re still using the H2 Zoom for recording. Bill was playing the trombone and I was playing the ocarina.

  12. April 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Actually, we’ve upgraded to the Zoom H2N for our podcasts. The N stands for nuclear power.

  13. April 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    the chip bag was SUPER annoying. please try to remember the listeners, guys.

  14. crawlkill
    April 2, 2015 at 1:30 am

    frankly v disappointed all the Dread Jenga collapses were edited out

  15. April 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

    The tuba solo leading into the air raid siren was definitely my favorite bit.

  16. yoddel
    April 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

    You guys seem to think that palladium games aren’t up to snuff in some respects, or am I misinterpreting things?
    I want more Aaron GM:ing! Without people being supermean, and a game that can be listened to, please?

  17. Thorn
    April 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I’m still waiting for Aaron to run a Dirty World game.

  18. Chados
    April 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Did you put the chip bag around the microphone? Great episode.

    Still a better love story than Rifts.

  19. Twisting H
    April 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Ok. You got me. I was all excited that you had designed a fix for MDC until I heard the chip bag.

    Damn it.

  20. Tim
    April 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Would not the bigger prank be o actually play Rifts and force us to listen to it.

  21. Ethan C.
    April 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    How it should have ended:
    Caleb: Ross, how much do I have to pay you to not run this game?
    Ross: Uh…20 bucks?
    Caleb. Okay, here ya go.
    Ross: All right, this has been RPPR! See you next time!

  22. darren t.
    April 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    In related Rifts news, apparently Tom & others are getting their wish. Seen on google+/rpg.net, Shane Hensley from Pinnacle & others are working on a new line, Savage Rifts. The Rifts universe in the Savage Worlds ruleset.

    more details here

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