Jun 24, 2020
The Adventuring Party - Episode 597
This week's hosts: Eoin, Liam, Savage and Shane.
This week, the party choose THE GREATEST RPG OF ALL TIME...Or at least, they begin the multi-episode process of whittling the top 64 down to 1.
01:17: Math! [ https://www.mathsisfun.com/exponent.html ]
02:09: Eoin comes tackling in with the Actual Topic to save Fantasy Football from THE TRUTH.
03:22: That’s a rattle you can trust.
04:00: Impending Anniversary! You’re all cordially invited. Now we just need to come up with a topic worth the milestone...
04:49: Members of the After-Party, assemble!
05:11: More specific to gaming, there are more episode of TAP than of Fear The Boot, our main rival for Longest Running Gaming Podcast [ https://www.feartheboot.com/ ]
05:43: GET ON WITH IT!
06:05: Not a moment’s hesitation.
06:39: Current Year Argument!
08:28: Wikipedia says the latest version of Traveller is the 2nd Edition of the Mongoose Publishing version, from 2016. [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveller_(role-playing_game)#Mongoose_Traveller_2nd_Ed. ]
10:25: Said Cover: https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/original_traveller_cover.png
14:06: Bracket 3: FFG Star Wars [ https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/starwarsrpg/ ] Vs....A Fallout game we’re not sure exists?
14:50: It seems Eoin is right: The 2d20 version appears to still be in Beta, while the Wargame spinoff RPG is in stores [ https://www.modiphius.com/fallout-roleplaying.html ]
16:45: The implication is that the beta PDF alone was so popular on Roll20 that it showed up on their last set of listings, which is a strong show.
17:38: Genesys, the Fantasy Flight Generic System based on their Star Wars game [ https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/6/27/genesys/ ]
19:50: Bracket 4: Legend of the Five Rings [ https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/legend-of-the-five-rings-roleplaying-game/ ] vs D&D 4e [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editions_of_Dungeons_%26_Dragons#Dungeons_&_Dragons_4th_edition ]
20:04: Brutes were poo-poo’d by Showfriend Colin on our recent Wed/Bed/Behead Episode [ https://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/cha-june-2020-wedbedbehead-monster-edition ]
21:43: The ‘WoW stole all my mates so now I hate 4e’ theory was previously covered by Eoin in our 4e Retrospective episode [ https://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/retro-september-2019-dnd-4th-ed-retrospective ]
26:35: Target Games being the original makers of Mutant Chronicles and the Warzone wargame that spun off from it.
28:18: Don’t Mention The Movie!!!
31:50: Bracket 6: Star Wars D20 [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Roleplaying_Game_(Wizards_of_the_Coast) ] vs Pendragon [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendragon_(role-playing_game) ]
32:49: I’m sure there’s some planet in the Inner Sphere that’s famous for its space honey.
32:59: Knight Houses are from 40k [ https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Imperial_Knight ]
34:20: Namely KOTOR 1 and 2 [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic ]
35:06: They only had 14 months to develop that game, Mick! Cut them some slack!
35:40: Basic RolePlaying, by Chaosium [ https://www.chaosium.com/basic-roleplaying/ ]
41:29: Pelgrane Press Interview! https://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/june-2020-cat-tobin-pelgrane-press-interview
42:27: Apocalypse World 1e was released in 2010, while the original version of CoC was 1981. So yes, its just shy of 4 times older than AW.
44:09: Quote of the Episode - “You’re not racist enough Shane.” “Yeah, you like black people too much.”
46:05: Bracket 8 (of 32 for the first round): Game of Thrones [ https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/A_Game_of_Thrones_(game) ] vs Exalted [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exalted ]
47:23: I say that, but right now I can only find evidence of the GoO Tri-Stat and D20 versions, and the Green Ronin version. Likely I’m thinking of the umpteen fan-conversions for other systems.
49:07: Ok, my sense of time is off. The main book has been out since 2016, though it seems that only a few supplements have been released in that span.
53:53: It’ll be grand, variety is the spice of life!
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