YOU CAN'T CUT FUNDING: YOU WILL REGRET THISThe Quiet Year is not exactly a role playing game, but after I saw its great IndieGoGo promotional video, I knew I had to give the game a shot. Recently the stars finally aligned so that we could give the game a try. As you will hear, we created a fairly unique narrative for a small village struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, after an event called “The Great Separation.” Since the game only allows for up to four players, we’ll have to do at least one more game with the other members of the RPPR crew.

Since the map is a central element of the game, I’ve created a PDF of it that you can download. Check it out!

Behold the Ragnarok Object!The finale to the second tier of the New Arcadia campaign is here! All secrets have been laid bare. The truth behind Nemesis and its ancient battle against the Remnant has been revealed and not a moment too soon. The end of the universe is extremely fucking nigh. The Heroes of New Arcadia must do battle against a cosmic evil from beyond time and space and while they have the aid of almost everyone on Earth, they have no idea if it will be enough. Who will live? Who will die? Find out in the conclusion to the global tier of the Heroes of New Arcadia!

Quoth - Xeno expert and newly recruited Firewall AgentThe Earth Tier begins with a bang! The Firewall team moves in to finally meet with agents of Manjappa, the mastermind behind Know Evil, at the Hotel California, one of the most dangerous and chaotic habitats in the system. The agents pick up a new agent, Quoth, a Xeno expert, as they head in, but they quickly find out Quoth may be in over his head. Will his help be enough for this delicate operation? They must bring the unique artifact stolen from the Lunar bank to lure Manjappa’s agents in but then ambush them to get a lead on Manjappa himself. This balancing act will push the team to their limits and it’s possible the entire operation ends in this mission.

They're actually fighting over whether Mountain Dew: Code Red or Mountain Dew Voltage is the best flavor. Plot twist: The demon backs Voltage. Better Angels is a an upcoming One Roll Engine role playing game from Greg Stolze and Arc Dream. It’s currently in playtesting and we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the draft. Caleb ran the playtest scenario so we could get familiar with the game before we dive into a campaign. In this scenario, we all play supervillains in an existing group of bad guys, out to rule the American Midwest with an iron fist….in theory. However, after a horrifically violent outing at an Occupy rally and a fight with a ‘superhero’, we get a job offer from another supervillain. The job isn’t what it seems though so will our protagonists find out the truth behind the scheme and what will they do about it?

Fun fact:  this is Dr. Who's true formIn this special one shot of Call of Cthulhu run on Halloween 2012, Caleb puts a few of us through a temporally-challenged nightmare. When a few children at a normal Sunday school encounter a horrific monster beyond their comprehension, their stories are dismissed by adults, despite the carnage the creature causes. Little do they know that the horror will never leave them, as the creature haunts them in a way they will never expect. Can these survivors find a way to fight the thing from beyond time and space or will they fall victim to it? All this and trick or treaters make random appearances through the episode!