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Evan Prodromou
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I fight for Open.
I fight for Open.

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tl;dr Most of the necessary moves are taken to move towards a direct confrontation between Alanna’s coalition and The Proxy. Good, direct role play that works both from player-to-player and character-to-character. One major crossover of player knowledge…

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tl;dr In these first shaky steps in the new Dust arc, there’s some over-explaining and exposition by the GM, plenty of plot holes, but the players manage to work through some good drama and shine a light on where Dust can go next.

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tl;dr There are thousands of role-playing game systems available to groups who want to do an actual-play podcast. Which ones work best?

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tl;dr A dark, vibrant, intense premiere for the new season of this long-running podcast. The experience shows in high production values, great world-building and solid character work by the GM and party. The world and PC backgrounds need to deepen, but…

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tl;dr A slow-moving cookie-cutter episode with a few cool combat moves, but not a lot of original action. Three combat scenes, which are fine, and two to three shop haggling scenes, which are interminable. This is a skippable episode unless you really…

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tl;dr As this campaign hurtles towards a hopefully climactic conclusion, we get some nice forward motion, colorful game-play and world-building, but some worryingly new NPCs which seem like a distraction this late in the game.

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tl;dr The party moves on from their first mystery arc to life on the open road. Amidst maybe a little too much camping-and-carting logistics, the team has some interesting exposition, dream visions, and aesthetic encounters. The session’s final battle…

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tl;dr On this episode zero for this Urban Shadows campaign, the GM introduces the world and the players describe their characters. There’s some tweaking to get a tight fit of the  engine to a fictional Old West milieu, with additional tweaking of…

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tl;dr  Klaus and Alanna seem to have taken a couple of logical leaps too far in turning the game into a direct confrontation between two PCs. They call a war meeting of several PC and NPC factions to ally against The Proxy. The episode is bolstered by…

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So you heard about an actual-play RPG podcast from a friend, and you want to try it out. You download it from iTunes or on RSS. Now… how do you get started?
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