The Best of RPPR Actual Play

We here at Role Playing Public Radio are fortunate to play a lot of role playing games. A LOT. Because we’ve posted so many games, you may have missed our very best episodes. Whether you’re a new listener or an old one who just hasn’t gone through the entire archives, we have a lot of great episodes you may not have heard.

Top Ten One Shot Episodes of RPPR Actual Play (as arbitrarily decided by me and in no particular order)

  1. Candle Cove: Based on the creepypasta story of the same name, Candle Cove pits investigators against a cult and a demon in a 3 way battle.
  2. Lady GaGa 2.0: A cyberpunk adventure set in the 1980s version of cyberpunk. Lady GaGa and her band take on mercenary jobs for poorly explained reasons.
  3. Bryson Springs: Horrors lurk in a Hooverville in 1935. What is the Fisher of Men?
  4. Sucrose Park: A playtest for my book, Road Trip. A group of kids and their monster pals fight a crazed giant rat and brain!
  5. Lover in the Ice: A monster preys on a town isolated in a snowstorm. Only a team of Delta Green agents can stop it before it escapes.
  6. The Legacy of NIMH: Remember the Secret of NIMH? We added things to it. Dark things. 😀
  7. The Dangers of Fraternization: Berlin after World War 2 was a hotbed of crime and political intrigue and 3 groups of investigators have to
  8. A Glorious Fall: An introduction to Eclipse Phase, a transhuman sci-fi horror RPG.
  9. Call of Cthulhu: Shanghaied: Shark fighting, cave cows, and Deep Ones, oh my!
  10. The Quiet Year – Crayfish: A game of storytelling and mapmaking. We added the giant mutant crayfish.

Notable Episodes of RPPR Actual Play for Various Reasons Which I Shall Briefly Explain

  • Think Before Asking: Sci-fi one shot based on the dangers of building incredibly powerful artificial intelligences. To summarize: they’re really scary guys.
  • Andrew’s Fortune Part 1 and Part 2: Caleb’s first game as GM. A dark noir tale of greed and desperation.
  • Coronet: People washed their clothes with gasoline once upon a time. It was common they had to make educational films to tell people to stop doing it. I based a game on the horror of old educational films like that.
  • Don’t Rest Your Head – White Lightning and Yellow Thunder: Great system, great setting, and I get to play for once!
  • Anderson Island: Two PCs get arrested midway through the game but that doesn’t stop us. Classic vampire terror inspired by 1980s Italian horror films!
  • Dungeon World: The Ghost Library: We introduce a new player to tabletop gaming with hilarious results.

Hilarious Episodes

Scary and/or Creepy Episodes

Adam Scott Glancy’s (Pagan Publishing) Contributions to RPPR Actual Play 

Notable AP episodes from the main Role Playing Public Radio website


  2 comments for “The Best of RPPR Actual Play

  1. Christian
    May 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    What about Call of Cthulhu: The Horrible Lonely House in the Woods? That Actual play was great. It was the first RPPR Actual Play I ever listened to and my introduction to the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Up until that point I didn’t know that the players could lose! In my few years of playing AD&D and Star Wars RPG, the heroes always won. That episode blew my mind and I’ve been listening to you guys ever since.

  2. Drew
    March 25, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I would like to nominate Delta Green – Gods Eye for Notable Episode. Reason being the revelation is so damn worth it. The mandala just delightfully complex and merges current tech with the cosmic horror of lovecraftian horror.

    Gods Teeth was the series that finally made me /get/ lovecraftian horror, and Gods Eye was the best of the bunch.

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