Welcome to the first episode of series 41, everyone! This series will be a bit different than our normal series. We will be covering two micro RPGs each episode with just Amelia and Ryan at the helm! This episode, we’re going in cold with character creation for Soup’s Pyrewaltz and Daniel Kwan and Angus Macpherson’s Going Dark, both Micro RPGs from James D’Amato’s book, The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book!

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The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book by James D’Amato

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:04:01 – Introduction
  • 00:08:14 – What’s in a game? – Pyrewaltz
  • 00:08:24 – Let’s make some people! – Pyrewaltz
  • 00:08:32 – Answering prompts to name our mechs – 1) One adjective to describe the last dream you remember.
  • 00:10:48 – 2) One adjective to describe what you admire about the other player
  • 00:10:56 – 3) One weapon to symbolize your last failure
  • 00:12:20 – 4) One adjective to describe the last promise you made.
  • 00:13:19 – 5) One noun that makes you feel validated
  • 00:13:34 – 6) One flower or plant that represents your strength
  • 00:15:00 – 7) One noun that describes your ideals
  • 00:16:06 – Revealing our Mech names
  • 00:17:02 – Finishing move names
  • 00:18:44 – Three questions for each player
  • 00:21:24 – What does your faction seek to burn?
  • 00:21:51 – Who was the Kindler of your spirit’s flame, and why?
  • 00:22:34 – What threatens to extinguish your fire?
  • 00:22:59 – Pyrewaltz – Gameplay summary and discussion
  • 00:26:29 – Pyrewaltz Fanfic!
  • 00:29:58 – Pyrewaltz Micro-discussion
  • 00:31:24 – Going Dark by Daniel Kwan and Angus Macpherson
  • 00:31:34 – What’s in a game? – Going Dark
  • 00:33:08 – Let’s make some people! – Going Dark
  • 00:34:17 – Attributes
  • 00:36:55 – Start with one Weapon, Attachment and Equipment
  • 00:38:37 – Naming our agents
  • 00:40:51 – Designing your agency
  • 00:44:16 – Agency Name and Setting
  • 00:46:15 – Pick 2 Specializations
  • 00:47:05 – Designing a mission
  • 00:52:10 – Going Dark – Gameplay summary and discussion
  • 00:53:04 – Going Dark Fanfic!
  • 00:53:30 – Episode Closer
  • 00:54:41 – Call to Action
  • 01:00:15 – Credits
  • 01:02:11 – Show Blurbs – Neoscum

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