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Episode Thirteen: Excited About Gen Con!

This episode is all about what we’re excited to see at Gen Con. This year is going to be huge for releases, as Gen Con always is, and so here we talk about what we know is coming out. There’s a lot to be excited about…

We promised that we’d do an episode about session creation, and we definitely will, but we need more characters! Please send characters to us, so we can do a show on session preparation.

If there’s anything we missed or messed up, please let us know via email, the Forums, on Facebook, or tweet us.

Episode 2-13

Favorite Games of the Week

The Paranormal Sourcebook
This book is the newest version of Conspiracy X, originally released by Eden Studios. There was a GURPS version, but it wasn’t the original.
Ironclaw: Squaring the Circle
Azamar the RPG

Currently Playing

We are currently playing Sorcery & Super Science!, with which Nicky has some issues. We talk that out and explain the system a little bit. Summer gaming is always tough for our group.

If you want to check out the system for free, check out House of the Blue Men.


Joe has serialized a novel: check it out at Dead Home Chicago, it’s updated on Mondays from now until the complete novel is available.

Joe forgot to mention that Nights Black Agents includes vampires, it’s going to be awesome.

Arrows of Indra is done by Bedrock Games, and the Map can be found at their Facebook group.

Never unprepared is actually available right now at DrivethruRPG!



Jay! How is Mutants & Masterminds going?

Joe mistakenly gave credit to Mongoose for a couple of books by Green Ronin: Pocket Grimoire: Arcane and Pocket Grimoire: Divine.

The game Joe mentioned that he wants is Aquelarre.

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)
“Happy Gabber” (madonkey)
“Sweet Time” (The Technicolors)
“Feed The Wolf” (Conspirator)

Games Coming out at Gen Con

We don’t have the links for all of these, but that’s because many of them are not out yet. If they are available in PDF, they are linked in the proper “Games Mentioned” section.

Mummy: the Curse
Blue Planet
Savage worlds deluxe explorers
Hackmaster 5e
Nights Black Agents
Iron Kingdoms
Over the Edge
Rotted Capes
Our Last Best Hope
Troll Lord Fantasy Thesaurus
Never Unprepared
Shadows of Esteren

Games Mentioned

Werewolf: The Forsaken
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Hunter: The Reckoning
Hunter: The Vigil
Blue Planet
Dresden Files RPG
World of Darkness
Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition
World of Darkness: Reliquary
Pocket Grimoire: Arcane
Pocket Grimoire: Divine
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Mutants & Masterminds
Legend 5 Rings
Servants of Gaius
Sorcery & Super Science!
Never unprepared
Vampire: the Dark Ages
Mermaid Adventures
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Gamma World
GURPS Big Lizzie
GURPS Banestorm: Abydos
Broncosaurus Rex

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  • The original edition of Conspiracy X was actually done by Eden Studios. SJ Games did a GURPS version of that. Later Eden came out with the corebook for the second edition, Conspiracy X 2.0, that switched the system to Unisystem.
    After some financial troubles Conspiracy X 2.0 had to take the back seat to more succesful Eden games but recently kickstarter made it possible to start publishing print versions of various supplements for the game. The Extraterrestrials Sourcebook was first, The Paranormals Sourcebook will be generally available sometime after GenCon and next will be the Conspiracies Sourcebook.
    They’re currently preparing to start working on Extinction, the follow-up to Conspiracy X.


    August 8, 2012

  • I missed the correction, I will fix it in the show notes.


    August 8, 2012

  • From the show I got the impression for a minute that Nicky thought The Paranormal Sourcebook is the corebook or something.


    August 8, 2012

  • I am up for getting a tshirt at Gencon for sure hopefully we can connect. By the way I am having an issue getting to the forums anyone else?

    Roy Paeth

    August 9, 2012

  • A problem with any horror game is the way games can turn into fart comedies – basically out of character humor at the table undermines the atmosphere required for horror.
    I very much hope to attend Gencon next year. And speaking of alcohol, this year I will be attending gin con. At, uh, the Beef Eater convention center. (snif)
    As for characters, here are two:
    I ran a Highlander style Immortal in a Vampire storyteller game. He was an Aztec and in modern time went by the name of Juan Mendoza… so I could have him running around saying “There can be only Juan.”
    I like running characters against type and my favorite wizard character was not some meditative, power monger after the secrets of the universe, he was more or less Bluto from Animal House with the ability to throw fireballs.

    Robert Sullivan

    August 13, 2012

  • Hey there, Joe!

    Yup, Epic and I have been playing Mutants & Masterminds with our Wednesday group. Unfortunately I’ve only had the opportunity to run a single session of it. You know how it is, life just gets in the way.

    Its been a loooong time since I’ve actually GMed an RPG, so it was kind of weird to be running a game, but it seemed like the group enjoyed what I had. The beginning was a bit slow, as it was all the “get the characters together” stuff, but when the action picked up, things definitely got more exciting. Epic’s character, the evil Inspector Gadget is hilarious.

    I’m excited to see how the game goes next time we get a chance to play.

    Jay Dehlinger

    August 15, 2012