RPG From Scratch

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It's time for a new campaign and a new actual play podcast!Liam takes the helm in GMing and Josh and Doug finally get the chance to play the game they've been building these last few months. Also joining the players as a wildcard is the den mother of The Nerdy Show Network, herself: Cap Blackard!In this preemptive episode, we build our characters from scratch and end up with a truly unique group of adventurers.Show Notes:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/03/rpg-from-scratch-agnes-ashes-session-zero  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our very first playtest, we meet the four adventurers who are setting out on a peculiar archeological dig with dire portents. Meet their benefactor, a small-yet-stately bug man; their cook, an aging crocodile with a headmaster's air; and their diviner, a surly and opinionated wolverine.The wildlands of Gravore are rife with conflict, and we get to see how our party reacts when it finds them at their campfire.Meet unique characters and foreboding cults in Echoes of the Starcrypt!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We discuss the currency system of our world. Is it based on credit? Bank notes? A natural resource?What is our Moon situation? Do we still have one?What special exception to the game rules is at the Core of a Path? What makes them unique in a way that will matter no matter how powerful your character gets?We also give each non-Human race their own per-Scene attack, really making them feel unique!Show notes and more at https://nerdyshow.com/2018/08/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode-3/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, we meet the people who will be playing our first campaign and get to work on what kind of story we want to tell and what kind of characters will be working together to experience the mysterious world of Urd!Do we need a tank? A healer? Which of Liam's fetishes is he going to force on us through his choices? Find out for yourself!Episode details and more at https://nerdyshow.com/2018/08/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode-2/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In our first episode, the Homebrew Hombres introduce the D&D-style game that they're trying to build - as well as share their gripes about the previous systems they've played, and how theirs will be different while balancing the twin needs of roleplayers and rollplayers everywhere.Laughalong as they try to play the game and fix it at the same time. It's like watching someone sewing their own parachute after getting thrown out of a plane. You and your friends can even play along and curse our names from the comfort of your own home! For links and more info, head to the main episode page:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/08/rpg-from-scratch-our-game-gets-a-name  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Imagine it: a gleaming, glorious system combining everything you love about gaming and dropping the crap you can’t stand. Join us on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as we design, test, and rebalance our own RPG From Scratch! Follow this misfit band of homebrew hombres as they chronicle their tabletop trials and errors, grapple with game design, explore the art of mechanics and storytelling, adventure through epic playtesting campaigns, and inch ever close to building a roleplaying game that meets all of their needs with the end goal of sharing it with the world. New episodes every Monday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the third part of Angela's Ashes, The Wing Mob dives headlong into the woods with Champ the 'dillo in tow, searching for Ned and the reason for the militarization of the Pawa. What they find both amazes and disgusts them.Show notes:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/04/rpg-from-scratch-agnes-ashes-ra-ra-fight-the-pawa  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Come one, come all! See The Wing Mob in action! Chookie shows off her cooking skills, Ned has a couple of surprises for us, we learn about the majestic wildlife of Urd, and our campaign leaps into an action-packed fray!Show Notes:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/04/rpg-from-scratch-agnes-ashes-dillo-talk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meet The Wing Mob, a small mercenary band on their way to deliver their boss' remains to her native sea. Passing through the Countryside of Galthreach, things are tense. There's a civil war on and the busiest merchant corridor has been disrupted by disappearances - neither side knows why. In an effort to make some much needed scratch, Wing Mob quickly become involved in an eerie and highly clandestine contract to escort a strange man down that very route.Meet Frixa (Josh LaForge), the Tiktani who took Agnes' title as boss - much to the chagrin of her adopted daughter, the chef and fire-casting Krex, Chookie (Cap Blackard). They're joined by the soft spoken and polite, yet immovable as stone Toldun, Grandon (Doug Banks); and Slish (Maxx Wessel) the mustachioed Gelt sea dog - a former merchant marine and faithful Skimmer.Do Wing Mob have what it takes to rebuild, or will the loss of their leader and disarray under the new administration bring their destruction on this dubious mission?Show Notes:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/03/agnes-ashes-quad-fisting-it  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Following the Grand Finale of our first actual play campaign, we further mill around the subject of damage scaling and debate the rules and terminology of an entirely new school of magic! Listen in and get pumped with us for the next phase of your favorite podcast!Show notes: https://nerdyshow.com/2019/02/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode-17-soul-magic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It is the END! The gang confronts Kalavon AND Forsha and reveal the true nature of this incomprehensible dungeon in a finale that will shake the foundations of Urd. As we say goodbye to the characters we know and love, we look forward to the future and what it brings for our erstwhile band.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We go over some mild party drama and talk about how to resolve it, but the real meat of this episode is where we dive off the cliff into the dangerous waters of damage scaling. Our proposed solution is guaranteed to be controversial, but if geeks like us enjoy anything, it's arguing.Show notes:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/01/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode-16-neverending-compromises  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Which horrors are revealed and which are vanquished by the return of light to this pit of secrets? The gang discovers the source of the noise deep in the Earth and reunite with an old acquaintance as discord spreads between them, believing this to be their final moment.Show Notes:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/01/rpg-from-scratch-echoes-of-the-starcrypt-part-13  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We delve into our hopes and dreams when preparing to sit down with a new gaming group. Also, What is magic? Is it the power that underlies all reality, like The Force? Is it an alien essence being unknowingly mined by the collective unconscious for the benefit of our devourers? Is it like trying to tell a stranger about rock and roll?We don't know! Let's just make something up.Show notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/01/design-episode-15-session-zeroes-to-heroes  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The mole is vanquished, and the gang has drawn the ire of a caretaker of this forsaken tomb. Dare you learn the secrets it keeps? Our heroes gain an insight to the very nature of this structure, and it greatly disturbs them.Show notes and more:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/01/echoes-of-the-starcrypt-part-12/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We commit the ultimate party faux pas and delve deep into the cultural and political strife of our world, coming up with 3 distinct religions and give names to those who would be Emperors.Show notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2019/01/episode-14-politics-and-religion  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The gang scrambles to face down the giant mole! Who sent it? Is it the creature that has terrorized Clan Nargabar and The Way Forward? Listen in as they discover more about this creature and the nature of the site itself.Notes and more:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/12/rpg-from-scratch-echoes-of-the-starcrypt-part-11  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Want to go Core Radiance but feellt underwhelmed at unfairly targeted by Martyr? You're in luck! Along with rounding out some corners, we discuss some pie-in-the-sky Path ideas to see if anything from them is worth stealing for our current ones. We also finally begin our difficult conversation about Magick as a system.Show notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/12/episode-13-dont-be-a-martyr  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It turns out our party is by no means alone within the bowels of this alien ruin... and neither is whatever is chasing them! Listen in as we make a series of extremely questionable moral decisions while ignoring any and all integrity of the profession of Archaeology.Show notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/12/echoes-of-the-starcrypt-part-10  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We come up with a new game name, patch up some small holes, do away with ammunition tracking, add a HoT spell, and dig deep into the meat of what conditions you gain when you fall to 0 HP, making our game riskier than ever for PCs. Listen in, and crawl your way out of a dungeon together with your Homebrew Hombres!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Your favorite crew of miscreants begins their very first dungeon crawl: forsaking fresh air and sunlight for the horrifying secrets beneath the earth. Listen in as they brave the mysteries of the ancients and discover what haunts these ruins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We ratchet up the difficulty by deciding what happens when characters fall to 0 HP (and fail to get a full night's rest). We also come up with an elegant way of creating and using potions. Along with ironing out a half-dozen other small details, we bring up the feedback from one of our Patrons and work it into our game. Pitch-in and listen-in!Notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/11/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode-11-the-rest-of-your-life  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Part 8 of our Actual Play campaign, the crew finds a glut of clues and tries to find a way to care for the four lost children, while engaging in intense debates about the scrolls, Forsha, and whether or not crocodiles have beards.Show notes and more at:.https://nerdyshow.com/2018/11/rpg-from-scratch-echoes-of-the-starcrypt-part-8  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We recently took Scratch Dice to AVL Scarefest in North Carolina and in this episode we recap our experience running our game for strangers and share some of the excellent feedback we received. We completely revamp how we handle Death and Dying as well as throw in some lingering effects for those who touch the void. How many broken legs do you want? We have them on special!Show notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/11/rpgfs-design-episode-10-break-a-leg  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Part 7 of our Actual-Play campaign, Two new characters join our crew of misfit diggers, a Seagull Krex and a Betta Fish Savothian, and after some tense contract negotiations, they agree to help track down the Howards and find the missing children. What awaits them is nothing less than horror and extreme peril!Show notes and more at:https://nerdyshow.com/2018/11/rpg-from-scratch-echoes-of-the-starcrypt-part-7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Podcast Details

Created by
The Nerdy Show Network
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Aug 5th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 2nd, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
85
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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