Episode Ninety Six – Lore Adepts

Lore Adepts

Every Person, or Group, or even Empire is made up of stories, those they’re told, and those they tell themselves; Change the story, and you change THEM.

What Terrible Secret Lurks In The Heart Of The Canadian Wilderness?
And Possibly In The Heart Of Every Canadian?

A group of friends journey through a crumbling MMORPG to fulfill one last Quest.
There’s no risk here, but your boss isn’t going to be happy about all the work you’re missing, and Mom’s basement just isn’t as cosy as it used to be.

If your lives, actions, and very thoughts are being controlled by a bunch of ‘Players’ of an ‘RPG’, the very least they could do is PAY ATTENTION!!


Baker Street Irregulars
“Please sir, I want some more”

ESL/ESOL
Jhonen Vasquez

Auckland Hospital

Shadowrun (wikipedia)
Shadowrun – Catalyst Game Labs

Doctor Who
A Christmas CarolThis is the “Flying Shark Christmas Special” Craig ruined for you all ~ T. Jones

Read Or Die

Deep Space 9
Garrak (DS9 Character)

Log Horizon

Timewatch – Pelgrane Press
The Doctor Who Roleplaying Game – Cubicle 7

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure + Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Jim C Hines
Craig had the author right, and … not much else.
The series is Magic Ex Libris, and the first book is Libriomancer

Sapphire & Steel
The Tick

Dewey Decimal System

TORG (wikipedia)
Torg Eternity – Ulisses Spiele

Stargate SG1

Aesop’s Fables
Epicurus the Sage

Canadian Mind Beams

Masks – Magpie Games

Overdrive Factor

Nickelback
I’ll link to Nickelback, under protest. No damn way I’m linking to The Beiber ~ T. Jones

Hollow Earth Expedition – Exile Game Studio

Steven Universe

Polybius Videogame Myth
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

Ahoy

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Headspace – Green Hat Designs
Night Witches – Bully Pulpit Games

Masquerade, by Kit Williams

Digimon
The show Craig was rambling on about was probably Digimon Adventure 02 ~ T. Jones

IT, by Stephen King
Dreamcatcher (movie)

Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple – Evil Hat Productions

Tailor Tinker Soldier Barista

Mogworld and Jam, by Yahtzee Croshaw

GURPS – Steve Jackson Games
Pathfinder – Paizo
Dungeon World – Sage Kobold
Savage Worlds – Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Redshirts, by John Scalzi

Better Angels – Arc Dream Publishing

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4 thoughts on “Episode Ninety Six – Lore Adepts

  1. Tim Soholt says:

    Craig’s idea sounds a lot like how Mongoose’s edition of Runequest interpreted Heroquesting. Heroquesting involves taking on the mantle of gods and reenacting elements of myth for material benefits. In the Mongoose editions (actually I think it might have been in the massive amounts of source material written for earlier editions) it was established that, because the gods existed outside of time, changing things in your reenactment could actually retroactively change how the myth played out for the gods.

    There was a group in Mongoose RQ called the God Learners who were trying to change the nature of reality through targeted Heroquesting. Worth noting: Earlier and later editions of Runequest are set near the end of the 3rd Age of Glorantha, with the 2nd Age being lost to confusion and chaos; the God Learners aren’t around. Mongoose Runequest is set in the 2nd Age.

    • Craig Craig says:

      (craig finally gets his email sorted out so that he actually receives updates on website comments)

      Hi Tim,

      We included this in episode 97 – Never having played Runequest, I’m hoping we, or more specifically I, did it justice.

      • Tim Soholt says:

        I’m not exactly an expert; I’ve just read some of the books. I wouldn’t rely on *me* doing it justice!

        • Craig Craig says:

          “Read some of the books” vs. “Is a subject matter expert”

          I mean, they’re more or less the same thing, really.

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