Aug 6, 2020
The Adventuring Party - Episode 603
This week's hosts: Eoin, Savage, Sean and Shane.
This week, we’ve done it! 64 RPGs put through the grinder! Next, 32, then 16, then....
00:35: He’s Back! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGY1J9XTXuw
01:30: I’m the organiser!
01:59: If it’s objective, why would we need to go back on what we said?
02:15: Sounds like effort.
03:10: Bracket 1 - GURPS [ http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/ ] vs FATE [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fate_(role-playing_game_system) ]
06:11: I feel there’s some pair of DC characters who it would behoove you to tell apart by differentiating purple and red, but I admit this is an edge case.
08:22: Icecream’s rants about FATE and bouts of self-loathing about his misunderstanding of the system are a staple food for the Party and our topics. Last heard here: https://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/april-2020-fix-your-fix
11:14: GURPS was first put out in 1986, making it 34 years old.
11:28: Lensman [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lensman ] and Vorkosigan Saga [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorkosigan_Saga ]. Other adapted properties include Girl Genius and the weird TOS-derived Star Fleet/ Prime Directive universe.
15:43: Bracket 2 - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WHFRP) [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_Roleplay ] vs Palladium [ http://palladiumbooks.com/ ]
22:02: The game is called Systems Failure, and you can hear 2 californians tell you why it’s bad here: https://systemmasterypodcast.com/2019/01/01/systems-failure-system-mastery-138/
22:33: Callback to https://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/int-may-2020-actual-medieval-times
24:32: Observe and despair: https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0509/36/1483178532185.jpg
30:34: Witchfire Trilogy - https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/classic/rev_5997.phtml
33:17: Bracket 4 – Stars Without Number [ https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/230009/Stars-Without-Number-Revised-Edition-Free-Version ] vs Blades in the Dark [ https://www.evilhat.com/home/blades-in-the-dark/ ]
38:35: D&D 3.0/3.5 [ https://www.d20srd.org/index.htm ] vs Lord of the Rings [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Middle-earth_role-playing_games ]
46:34: An interlude for excuses.
55:10: The Cube With The Hand - https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/invisible-sun-preorder/
55:36: Quote of the Episode - “Monte Cook is the Thomas Edison of Game Designers.”
58:13: Always meant to look into those Phantasy Star games, get me some sci-fantasy.
1:01:54: Bracket 8 – Pathfinder 1e [ https://www.d20pfsrd.com/ ] vs Warhammer 40k: Wrath and Glory [ https://www.cubicle7games.com/category/wrath-and-glory/ ]
1:04:57: The tale was previously told here: https://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/retro-september-2019-dnd-4th-ed-retrospective
1:06:52: Golarion is the planet, Avistan is the continent, and Varisia is the country where it all started with Rise Of The Runelords. Pick up a copy of the Lost Omens Guide to find out more!
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