Archive for March 2015

Guests Mark Soloff of Blastropodcast and Ashley Davis of Jailbird join the crew for a high-stakes mission in space.

The possibly irreputable Captain Darcy (Ikks)'s scout ship Raptor is hazardously staffed by podcast fanatic Dottore Baldoro (Mark), regular polygon Dr. Hexagon (Medibot), inexplicable canines Lil Bee (Ashley) and Lil Fly (Nate), and the state-of-the-art Autotarget 9000 (PoorWeather). When mines across the sector are targeted by pirates and the Fleet's first, second, and third choices of teams are unavailable, the Raptor is dispatched to track down the pirates and put a stop to their plunder.

Six Feats Under Presents: Lasers & Feelings

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Special guests and RPG beginners Mark Soloff and Ashley Davis join us to discuss just what to do when you've never played an RPG before.

Here are our recommendations for D&D4e's player types!

Actors

  • Golden Sky Stories: A focus on developing your character as a complete (and cute) individual

  • Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine, Nobilis - in both games, your character is literally center stage, and the world revolves around them. Advancing your character is based around developing the desires and the responsibilities they gain from their newfound powers.

  • Engard: Becoming - everyone plays as the same hero, and the goal of the game is to flesh them out and determine how they overcome challenges and why they are a hero

  • FATE (Core and Accelerated Edition): A game engine based on playing to your character’s aspects, for good or ill.

  • WWWRPG: Of all the *World games, none gives you a stronger character role to play with.


Explorers

  • Eclipse Phase, Ashen Stars, Malifaux, and other games with strong established settings

  • Last Stand: All the GM advice is built around setting up unique fight scenarios and cool locations and big flashy one-time events


Instigators

  • DANGER PATROL: Leap into action, don’t bother thinking about it! That is the core mechanic of Danger Patrol: the more danger you are in, the better your dice rolls get.

  • Costume Fairy Adventures: Causing shenanigans is the goal of the game and how you win at being fairies.

  • Everyone is John: This is like Engard, above, except extremely silly and the goal is to Kill John.


Power Gamers

  • D&D 4e: Fully customizable, robust character classes, with potential for fun synergies.

  • Double Cross: Probably the best point-buy supers game currently on the market!

  • Last Stand: It is a save-the-world fightgame where you rip apart giant monsters!

  • Strike! RPG: A simplified battle system designed for quick fights and lots of ‘em


Storytellers

  • 13th Age: Encourages characters to have relationships with the established setting

  • Breakfast Cult: Cooperative and competitive; each player has a secret objective for plenty of intrigue

  • Fiasco: The perfect game for telling a story where everything goes wrong. GM-less.

  • Law’s Out: For the exact same reasons as Fiasco.

  • Monster Hearts: If you want to play Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the RPG, this is where it is, and it hits the sense of drama perfectly.


Thinkers

  • Retrocausality: This game is all about time travel, and the core mechanic is messing with the time stream in a way that gets you what you want out of it, but without causing unintended consequences

  • The GUMSHOE line: Various games all about finding information and piecing it together to solve a mystery.

  • The Quiet Year: This is a game where everyone has to spend a year preparing for a horrible disaster that they don't know what it is, and do what they think is best to save their community from the coming disaster. Problem solving is the name of the game.

  • Microscope: Microscope is a game you play before another game. Microscope is a collaborative worldbuilding game where everyone works together to figure out what elements of the setting everyone cares about and wants to explore, and building a setting around those ideas.


Watchers

  • Apocalypse World: no turn order, meaning players can play whenever they feel comfortable

  • Dungeon World: Same reasons as Apocalypse World, except for people who want the classic D&D feel. DW also has probably the best handouts of any *World game out there, which are nice for beginners.

  • Law’s Out: the players are actors on the set of an Old West movie-- games are as fun to watch as they are to play, and the auction mechanic is good for beginners or those uncomfortable with number-crunching.


Six Feats Under Presents: 
Lasers & Feelings

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Easily caught in Laurette Stone's illusionary plot, the Elements are drafted to test the foul experiments that they inspired-- clones of Scarlett dispatched to take down the genuine article! However, even with Mint's sudden revelation of the Moon's true powers, it would appear that the elements will at long last taste defeat at CREAM's hands. Cut, print.


Interactive Radio: Click here when you hear Mint turn and face everyone in the room. Click early at your own peril.

Behind the scenes of a mean trick
Six Feats Under presents: 13th Age
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The Elements at last make their move, splitting up to do what they do best in CREAM's Omen base: ruin everyone's day. Between a tantalizing plan in the cafeteria and the havoc wreaked by Manuél and the snake-people, CREAM cannot continue. Continue. Continue. REDO > END


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The Last Stand foundation establishes a foothold in Dubai's peninsulas, and pushes onward into the city proper. The routine mop-up goes sideways, however, when waves crash, the earth rumbles, and a behemoth rises from the ocean behind them in a spreading pool of radioactive waste...


Last Stand Tabletalk
40 minutes. Beware the Un-Nerver.

Six Feats Under presents: Last Stand

PublicOpinion's first 6FU appearance: 13th Age Session 24
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Ikks, AWoodenPalisade and Ambisagrus joined Mikan for another bout of Fiasco, this time with a homemade playset!

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In the near future, something terrible has happened. Enormous, hostile creatures spring from nowhere and threaten cities all over the world-- and the agents of the Last Stand foundation are the only ones who can stop them. Veteran Darius Polipsky (Ironicus) leads Sam "Birdie" Valentine (PublicOpinion), "The Bug" (Ambisagrus), Arthur Hawke of "It's Tuesday Morning! with Arthur Hawke" (Medibot), Jasper Waterworth (Gharbad), and the latecomer Rookie (PoorWeather) in a retaliatory strike against the beasts invading Dubai. If Dubai falls, Last Stand's final weapon falls with it-- this truly is humanity's-- well, you know.

Six Feats Under presents: Last Stand

PublicOpinion's first 6FU appearance: 13th Age Session 24
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Medibot, Gnome, Ambisagrus, Ironicus, and Gharbad are joined by special guest PublicOpinion to discuss risk and reward design. These elements appear organically in all sorts of games, but are rarely designed as a core part of a roleplaying experience-- rather, these elements are much more common in directly competitive games. Our panel discusses this phenomenon in preparation for Last Stand, a Fortune engine game just dripping with risks and rewards.

Six Feats Under presents: Last Stand

Games discussed: World of DarknessStone AgeArgent: The ConsortiumRetro-Causality

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Tensions rise as the Elements awaken what remains of an ancient race. An accord is struck, though only time will tell the cost in blood. Their uneasy allies help the party infiltrate CREAM's base-- the primary research library. The combined wealth of ages-long experiments lie at the team's fingertips, but the ghastly tales and betrayed knowledge contained within these pages may shatter resolve rather than strengthen it.


Tabletalk
An hour of the talking stick theory, mid-session hustle to reorganize, pizza, and as you might expect, RPGs

Six Feats Under presents: 
13th Age

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13th Age 61-1: Snake Along

The Elements continue their exploration of the mismatched halls of Omen. A mountain of... ivory gives way to twisting passages, as Scarlett leads the party on to the faint magical signature that must be CREAM's base... but before the team can reach their destination, an ancient structure unseen for ages stands ominously in their path.


And next weekend, be sure to check out the Dies of March, a charity event running from the 13th to the 15th of March! 2 Hearthstone tournaments with open enrollment and livestreamed RPG play all weekend long-- opening with AWoodenPalisage, Ambisagrus, and Ikks joining founder Mikan (DM of the first two 6FU Inverse World games) for Fiasco! This is the first year for this digital convention, so keep checking back on the TumblrTwitch, and Challonge pages!

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The crew, though divided, shall not fall-- erm, that is, when they do fall, it is perfectly safe and well-planned. The crew of the Unheeding III is no longer satisfied with mere escape, yet killing the World Eater remains impossible. It takes a modern mind like Captain Humphrey to resolve this conundrum.

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Pizza! Behind-the-scenes! Pizza!
From left to right... JONES (Ambisagrus) in the back, First Mate Kid (AWoodenPalisade) and Palette (Medibot) in the middle, and Captain Humphrey (Ironicus), Katalina Ray and Spooks (Gnome), and Illyrica (PoorWeather) in front!(Coal not pictured)

And next weekend, be sure to check out the Dies of March, a charity event running from the 13th to the 15th of March! 2 Hearthstone tournaments with open enrollment and livestreamed RPG play all weekend long-- opening with AWoodenPalisage, Ambisagrus, and Ikks joining founder Mikan (DM of the first two 6FU Inverse World games) for Fiasco! This is the first year for this digital convention, so keep checking back on the TumblrTwitch, and Challonge pages!

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