Role-Play Ramblings 2.6: Social Tension in Role-Playing

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Jan 022017

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks with, his guest, Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs about social tension and how it can be applied to role-playing. Filmed at Origins 2016 this is one of my favorite episodes of all time. This episode was inspired by the transgender bathroom debate that was socially prominent early in 2016. Jason and I don’t actually debate an issue here; we discuss how to apply an issue appropriately with your community.

This is a really great episode for thse who truly want to create an extremely rich game world.  Thank you Jason Hardy for making this topic make perfect sense

Demo This is Not a Test From Adepticon

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Apr 112016

This is Not a Test is a post  apocalyptic miniatures game.  It is super fast and had a great Kickstarter.  I hope you enjoy this demo.

I just looked at the Kickstarter it funded by nearly 2,000 percent.  That’s amazing!

Titans of Gaming Interview

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May 262015

In this interview with Cassidy Werner from Calliope Games about the Titans of Gaming Kickstarter.   Which is your unique chance to own some games from great designers.


This has already funded and is very close to it’s first stretch goal.



I look for a lot of gamers to evolve out of this project.

Eclipse Phase: Morph Recognition Guide From Post Human Studies

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Sep 262014

mprphEclipse Phase: Morph Recognition Guide


Eclipse Phase is the post-apocalyptic game of transhuman conspiracy and horror. Technology allows the re-shaping of bodies and minds, but also creates opportunities for oppression and puts the capability for mass destruction in the hands of everyone. Other threats lurk in the devastated habitats of the Fall, dangers both familiar and alien.


In this harsh setting, the players participate in a cross-faction conspiracy called Firewall that seeks to protect transhumanity from threats both internal and external. Along the way, they may find themselves hunting for prized technology in a gutted habitat falling from orbit, risking the hellish landscapes of a ruined Earth, or following the trail of a terrorist through militarized stations and isolationist habitats. Players may even find themselves stepping through a Pandora Gate, a wormhole to distant stars and the alien secrets beyond….

This rulebook book requires the Eclipse Phase core rulebook (PS+21000).


128 pages, color, Hardcover

Bullets and Bandages available now for SR 5

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Jun 042014

We have a new electronic release for you today! Bullets & Bandages (BattleshopDriveThruRPG), the latest book in our Shadowrun Options line, is now out. Packed with fun info about medtech, high-threat response teams, and optional rules to use in you Shadowrun game, Bullets & Bandages gives you the chance to add more details to healing the bumps, bruises, and bullet wounds runners in the Sixth World often take. And it’s got information that will make it usable to both Shadowrun, Fifth Editionplayers and those using Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition. Here’s the full description:

Sew ’Em Up, Ride ’Em Out

The only reason shadowrunners have scars to show off during their downtime is that when they got hit, someone had the guts, the skill, and the speed to pull them out of whatever drekstorm they’d gotten themselves into. Maybe it was a DocWagon High Threat Response team who rode in to save the day, or maybe a teammate who’d picked up some handy medical skills in the course of their career in the shadows patched them up enough to keep them moving. Either way, having someone who can pull your hoop out of the fire is handy in any situation. Make sure you thank them and buy ’em a drink—assuming, of course, they made it out with you.


View the rest at Catalyst Game Labs.

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Dangerous Covenants for Star Wars Edge of the Empire from FFG

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Dec 222013

Star wars dark covenantSW: Edge of the Empire: Dangerous Covenants Sourcebook

$29.95 SRP



Dangerous Covenants, a supplement for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Roleplaying Game, features new content for the Hired Gun career. Hired Guns will find all-new specializations, talents, and signature abilities, while all players will benefit from new character, vehicle, and equipment options. Dangerous Covenants also provides tools for making stronger and more diversified characters. Meanwhile, GMs gain tools to help them add meaningful combat encounters to their campaigns. Always shoot first with Dangerous Covenants!

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From Fantasy Flight Lure of the Dark Side

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Dec 172013

Star wars lure of the dak side


$14.95 SRP



Explore the mysteries of the Force with Lure of the Dark Side, the second Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game. Its ten objective sets introduce vital new units, events, and enhancements. Whether players rise above the enticements of the dark side or give in to the lure of easy power, they’ll find new fate cards that can change battles forever. Additionally, new heroes and villains, like Dash Rendar and Mara Jade, reward their devotion to the Force. 

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Oct 232013

At Con on the Cob Jason Hardy ran a seminar on the Shadowrun universe.   He covered the following  What is Shadowrun, Shadowrun 5 overview, what’s next for Shadowrun, writing and drawing for Shadowrun, what kind of character to play, and philosophy.  I hope you enjoy it.


Shadowrun Seminar

If you listened you are as excited as I am about Shadowrun’s future.


Myriad Song

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Aug 102013

Myriad SongMyriad Song

$39.95 SRP

Myriad Song is game of science-fiction adventure where you will play as a brave adventurer travelling in the strange legacy of an alien empire. You will travel to primitive worlds with savage monsters, high-tech stations of amazing technology, derelict worlds where people scrounge out a living among the ruins and to places far stranger. You will find lost treasures and you will find horrors best forgotten. You will tangle with dangerous people, desperate lowlifes out to make a quick buck, dangerous soldiers of imperial armies, and monstrous entities both alien and terrifying alike. The risks are great, but the rewards are greater. Are you ready to heed the siren song of the further stars?

To play this game, you will need pencil, paper, and polyhedral dice (four-sided, six-sided, eight-sided, ten-sided, and twelve-sided.)

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Shadowrun: Stolen Souls

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Aug 102013

shadowruncover art not availableShadowrun: Stolen Souls

$44.99 SRP



Legendary hacker FastJack has left JackPoint, the victim of a condition that divided his mind against itself. Across the Sixth World, people’s minds are in schism, with new personalities emerging at unpredictable times. Chaos is growing, and corps frantically maneuver for information, stealing data and employees from each other at a rapid pace.


Stolen Souls helps players and GMs understand what’s happening while providing adventure hooks along with techniques and gear to help runners become aces at extraction jobs. Dig deeper into this new mystery that has torn through the Sixth World and discover just how deep the conspiracies and cover-ups go.

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