In this episode, we review The Dresden Files RPG Volume 3: The Paranet Papers, discover that there are gaming ideas that we’re not prepared to play, run, or share a room with, and come up with a possible new segment for the Big Red Couch; Dumb-Ass Gaming Ideas.
We start the show, after some introductory yammering, with a review of The Dresden Files RPG Volume 3: The Paranet Papers, by Evil Hat Productions, who were kind enough to send us an electronic preview copy. The review concludes at about the 21 minute mark with a condensed version of our thoughts, and then goes into what we laughably call the content of our show, which contains such ideas as;
- An unpleasant corporation seeks trading opportunities between Alternate Earths, and will attempt to profit from anything.
- What sort of monstrous things are you prepared to do in order to bring down an evil mega-corp?
- The advantage of working for a cartoonishly evil multi-universal corporate entity is that idiotic & cartoonish methods of resistance are really quite effective.
Big Polyhedron, sadly, is still not a thing
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Make Room! Make Room!, by Harry Harrison
Merchant Princes Series, by Charles Stross
Ben referenced the movie Braindead, directed by Peter Jackson, which was released as Dead Alive in North America. I think the one he meant, also directed by (and starring) Peter Jackson (twice) is Bad Taste. ~ T. Jones
A short description of F.A.T.A.L., from the “Worst RPGs Ever” section of the RPG.net wiki.
A very long RPG.net review of F.A.T.A.L. – Contains coarse language, and is not safe for work. Or some homes.
Much like the game.