Alien RPG to Burst Out of Free League Publishing: An Interview with Tomas Harenstam: Ep. 140
Release Date: 05/02/2019
Play a trash panda! Raid suburbs for the garbage that is rightfully yours! Check it outinfo_outline Catching up with Pelgrane Press- Ep 227
One of our favorite publishers is Pelgrane Press. Geek journalist extraordinaire Ben Riggs sat down with Pelgrane co-owner Cat Tobin to see what the publisher of 13th Age and Dracula Dossier is up to!info_outline What if Evil Tech Cultists Ruled the Galaxy?- Ep 226
Synthicide: Sharpers in the Dark takes the setting from a bestselling game of grimdark cyberpunk and translates it into the brilliant Forged in the Dark game system. Listen to find out more in this interview with creator, Dustin DePenning! Click to support it on Kickstarter!info_outline Now with More Bards! Satine Phoenix & Jamison Stone Center Setting on Bards Ep 225
These bards go to eleven! Gamer glitterati Satine Phoenix and Jamison Stone of Apotheosis Studios are Kickstarting a campaign of intrigue and art, songs and spycraft, portraying a city in which art and abomination abounds! Image courtesy Apotheosis Studios.info_outline A Long Look at Amy Vorpahl's Candlekeep Deconstructed Ep 224
A D&D adventure with a rocket ship? Probe "Kandlekeep Dekonstrukted" by Amy Vorpahl, part of Candlekeep Mysteries for 5E! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. to pick up this essential volume! Like Plot Points? Support it on ! Image courtesy Wizards of the Coast.info_outline Monte Cook Kickstarts Product so New There's No Word for It Ep 223
Imagine running an adventure online, and instead of books, notes, and PDFs, everything is in a single app, right before your eyes. Now imagine the app has art from world-class artists, and design from RPG luminaries. That is what the brilliant and bodacious designers of Monte Cook Games have created: an adventure made to be run online. Explore more at Image courtesy Monte Cook Games.info_outline An RPG of Maximum Ecstasy with Minimum Effort- Ep 222
City of Winter and Fall of Magic are story games centered around journeys in fantasy worlds. Play revolves around gorgeous, hand-made scrolls, and mechanics so simple and elegant that they bring one to question where RPGs end and storytelling begins. Furthermore, these games get to the good stuff of RPG play with shocking speed. We probe these questions and more with the games' designer, Ross Cowman! If you're interested, City of Winter is on . Play a ! Image by Doug Keith and courtesy Heart of the Deernicorn.info_outline Mountains of Madness Panel- Ep 221
Hear a stellar panel of nerds discuss the Appendix N text, At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft! Included are 7th edition Call of Cthulhu designer Mike Mason, RPG academic Scott Bruner, and the regular Plot Points crew! Never tried Call of Cthulhu? Hie thee forth to for all your sanity-blasting needs! If you want to see the most eye-goggling and disturbing edition of At the Mountains of Madness yet published, check out this edition illustrated by Francois Baranger and published by Design Studio Press and Free League Publishing Ben’s book on RPG...info_outline Reading the DMG Aloud pt 8- Ep 220
An impenetrable table! Rolling attributes! Hear the 1st edition DMG read aloud with RPG academic Scott Bruner and host Ben Riggs! Eighth in a series! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. to pick up this essential volume! Like Plot Points? Support it on ! Image courtesy Wizards of the Coast.info_outline The Homeric RPG! Agon Ep 219
Inspired by epic poetry and pulp television, John Harper & Sean Nittner's Agon takes an old system, dice pools, and makes it new to produce a play style more Greek than Gygax! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. to pick up this essential volume! Like Plot Points? Support it on Check out Agon Wanna hear more epic Agon adventures featuring our own Sarah Babe? Click to experience Theatre of the Mind Players actual play of the series! Music: "Highland Song" by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under...info_outline
Hear the secrets of the upcoming Alien role-playing game from Free League Publishing in this interview with Free League designer and impresario Tomas Harenstam, coming to you live as the internet can be, from the bucolic wilds of Sweden!
If you're new to Plot Points, we're the podcast that takes role-playing games seriously. If you want to learn about the hidden history which led to the death of the first company that made Dungeons & Dragons, check out Ben's seminar on why TSR failed. If you want to hear more about Free League Publishing's excellent work on sci-fi RPGs, here's the Plot Points gang discussing Tales from the Loop.
Back Plot Points on Patreon now! When we get to $150 per episode, we will release a three-episode actual play using Stars Without Number about psychics on the run in the stars starring Sarah, Brad, & Ben.
To let us know what you think about this episode, email us at [email protected]!
Find us on Twitter @PlotPointsPod!
Give us a review on iTunes to help the show grow!
Audio courtesy of 50 Breaks!
Image courtesy Free League Publishing.