049 Playing in a Modern World

Playing an rpg that takes place in the modern world but with no spin on it like horror, sci-fi, monsters, etc.

Episode 49 Show Agenda

Episode 49 – Modern Settings


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Kristian Serrano and +Ron Blessing from the Savage Blogger’s Network said nice things about us in ep 10 – http://www.savagebloggers.net/episode-010/

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Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners

Kristian Serrano on G+ re: Ep 48 Realism

Duane Panilla G+ on Ep 48 Realism

Jeff Rademaker on G+ Realism

Austin on G+

Moe Tousignant G+ Ecology

Carl Pinder G+ Ep 45 Travel & 46 Money


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Topic of Discussion

In Ep 33 we talked about Espionage RPGS, but this time we want to broaden that a bit and talk about:

Modern Settings – Challenges and Thoughts

  • Challenges – play an rpg to escape, modern games don’t facilitate that.
  • Types – espionage, real-life (think TV show Lost), post apocalyptic, conspiracy
  • Scenarios/plots

Die Roll – 2-4 miscellaneous points of gaming or geekery we want to share with you.


  1. MM Ep 168 – Latency – looking forward to their “how to GM past/through/around latency” discussion http://misdirectedmark.com/mmp168-latency/
  2. Drivethrurpg data breach – http://support.drivethrurpg.com/entries/69850204-Credit-Card-Data-Breach-Q-A
  3. 13 Soldier kits – https://plus.google.com/118197989901516269417/posts/4DDhWncTwFH


  1. Viewscream 2nd Edition Kickstarter – unique because it’s a LARP using a platform like Google Hangouts. Three to five players assume the roles of desperate people trapped in a world of high-tech horror: crew members going insane aboard a damaged starship; scientists in research labs, hunted by their own creations; or futuristic data-thieves on the run from soulless security drones. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rafaelchandler/viewscream-2nd-edition
  2. Do you have an idea for a Torchbearer adventure? Want us to publish it? http://www.torchbearerrpg.com/?p=323
  3. The rise of live action role-playing makes front of BBC News-Magazine page of website http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23877430
  4. 21 Amazing Forgotten Curse Words We Need To Bring Back http://matadornetwork.com/life/21-amazing-forgotten-curse-words-need-bring-back/ saw on Matt Jackson’s G+ stream. Great for incorporating them into your rpg! …


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