RPG Retrofit

RPG Retrofit

By Rudy
An RPG podcast about repurposing old adventures and gaming material for your new games, and general role playing game discussion.
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S01E19 - Zinequest (Sinister Red), Ursine Dunes, and Esoteric Enterprises
Hey folks - here’s a quick update on my zinequest project, and some games I’ve been thinking about and reading. I’ll be back to a regular schedule soon, but I’m deep into Zinequest shenanigans. Check out my zine “ Sinister Red”, if you get a chance! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rudymangual/sinister-red
15:00
February 4, 2020
S01E18: The Fall of Whitecliff!
Friends! Today's podcast is a relatively spoiler-free look at  the terrific adventure module, The Fall of Whitecliff, by Ben Gibson with maps by Dyson Logos. Check it out! Next episode I'll get to some terrific call-ins I received about the Top Secret episode. Fall of Whitecliff (Pay-What-You-Want): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210944/The-Fall-of-Whitecliff Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual Show notes: https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com
17:50
January 15, 2020
S01E17: Top Secret S/I - Operation Starfire
Agents! We have a desperate situation at hand. Don't expect it to be resolved anytime soon, but enjoy hella motorcycle and car chases and have fun surfing in Maui. Today's episode is about 1987's Top Secret S/I module, Operation Starfire, by Tracy Hickman. Also, call-ins from Joe from Hindsightless, Jason from Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, and Eric from Games with Eric. And a surprise unboxing at the end. Happy New Year, folks. Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual Operation Starfire: https://www.nobleknight.com/P/11184/Operation---Starfire Joe from Hindsightless: https://anchor.fm/joe-richter9 Jason from Nerd's RPG Variety Cast: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Eric from Games with Eric: https://anchor.fm/gameswitheric Space Vampire: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/191097.Space_Vampire
42:05
January 1, 2020
S01E16: Airports, Hellboys, and Vampire Planet Zines
Happy Holidays, friends. Here's a quick in-car ramble about the goofy Hellboy reboot and brainstorming for ZineQuest 2!
12:00
December 25, 2019
S01E15: Pop Culture and Marvel Super Hero Call-ins
Happy Holidays, friends! Today I bestow upon thee, call-ins! We've got great comments from fellow podcasters about mining pop culture for gaming material, marvel superheroes, and other great things. Follow and check out these great podcasters: Jason @ Nerd's RPG Variety Cast: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Mike @ Dungeon Master's Handbook: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook Spencer @ Keep Off The Borderlands: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall Leave me a message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message Show notes at rpgretrofit.blogspot.com Follow me @rudyriot RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss
35:45
December 20, 2019
S01E14: RPG Retrofit - Marvel Super Heroes: Day of the Octopus
Hello, true believers! In today's episode, we look at 1984's Day of the Octopus for the Marvel Super Heroes role playing game. It's a terrific introduction to a classic super hero rpg system. MSH RPG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Super_Heroes_(role-playing_game) Faserip: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/177913/Faserip Leave me a message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message Show notes at rpgretrofit.blogspot.com @rudyriot
23:01
December 16, 2019
S01E13: RPG Retrofit - Pop Culture Inspirations
Hi folks, Rudy here with RPG Retrofit, bringing you some of my current pop culture inspirations. Movies, TV shows, and books that inspire my RPG play and design. First, a few calls from Eric and Jason followed by a little about the terrific adventure Operation Unfathomable . Thanks for listening! Operation Unfathomable: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233145/Operation-Unfathomable Movies: As Above, So Below / Wounds TV: The Expanse/The Mandolorian/Ducktales: "House of the Lucky Gander" Leave me a message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message Show notes at rpgretrofit.blogspot.com
28:30
December 14, 2019
S01E12 RPG Retrofit: Lunch Break - Funhouse Dungeon and Airships
Spent my lunch looking at and briefing discussing a funhouse dungeon module by Skerples called Magical Murder Mansion and John Harper’s Lady Blackbird. Magical Murder Mansion: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/276115 Lady Blackbird: http://www.onesevendesign.com/ladyblackbird/ Leave me a message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message
09:10
December 9, 2019
S01E11 RPG Retrofit: Call-in Show
Greetings, friends. Rudy here with another call-in show for RPG Retrofit. We get a call from Eric about mismatched mashups. A call from Josh about the pamphlet jams. And a series of calls from Jason about past episodes! Leave me a message on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message Josh's Pamphlet Jam submission: https://beckelhimer.itch.io/escape-from-castle-iggur Mapping the Catacombs by Matthew Madsen: https://matthew-madsen.itch.io/mapping-the-catacombs-a-sorceress-witch-adventure My pamphlet dungeon: https://rudyriot.itch.io/tiny-trouble RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss @rudyriot rpgretrofit.blogspot.com
14:06
December 8, 2019
S01E10 RPG Retrofit: Star Frontiers - Crash on Volturnus (1982)
This episode of RPG Retrofit is about the first Star Frontiers adventure module, 1982’s SF0: Crash on Volturnus. I discuss what I like in the module and ways to use elements from it in a science fiction RPG adventure today. The show ends off with a few call-ins from listeners! Star Frontiers: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226710/Star-Frontiers-Alpha-Dawn Slumbering Ursine Dunes: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/140450/Slumbering-Ursine-Dunes MCC - Museum at the End of Time: http://www.goodman-games.com/downloads/MCC-Preview-FRPGD16.pdf RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss @rudyriot https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/
14:55
December 8, 2019
S01E09 RPG Retrofit: Frost Fang Expedition (DCC), OSE, and the rain
Hi, folks. Today's episode looks at one of my favorite DCC modules, Mark Bishop's Frost Fang Expedition from Purple Sorcerer Games. I also talk a little about OSE and the joys of rain during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thank you for listening! The Frost Fang Expedition: https://purplesorcerer.com/frostfang.php Old School Essentials: https://necroticgnome.com/collections/old-school-essentials Leave me a message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss rpgretrofit.blogspot.com
15:43
December 1, 2019
S01E08 RPG Retrofit: Red City Red Sea - ZineQuest brainstorming
Hi, gang! Today's episode is me talking out some of my creative process for a zine I'd like to make for next year's ZineQuest initiative on Kickstarter. It's rambly. It's brambly. It's me on the couch with my phone. Me trying to remember the Space Vampire Choose Your Own Adventure. https://creators.kickstarter.com/zine-quest/ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/191097.Space_Vampire We can all get out there and make stuff. Let's go! Thanks for listening. RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/
13:40
November 27, 2019
S01E07 RPG Retrofit: Call-in Special!
Heya folks, today's episode is my first call-in special. I've got great calls from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, and Colin Green of Spikepit. I'm starting to loosen up a bit, so strap in as I answer some questions and compliment my fellow Anchorites! Jason: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Che: https://anchor.fm/rpgrescue Colin: https://anchor.fm/spikepit I talk a little about Game Jams on Itch: "itch.io is a place for hosting and participating in game jams online. Anyone can instantly create and host a jam. 64,339 games have been created for jams hosted on itch.io." Jams I've participated in: Pamphlet Jam: https://itch.io/jam/pamphletjam (My entry: https://rudyriot.itch.io/tiny-trouble) Goon Jam: https://itch.io/jam/goonjam (My entry: https://rudyriot.itch.io/afterlifers) Thanks for listening! RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/
25:54
November 27, 2019
S01E06 RPG Retrofit - Buck Rogers: Die Hard in Spaaaace
Hi, friends! Today I look at a Buck Rogers adventure called Deimos Mandate and discuss what I think worked well in the module and what could be used for your own adventures in space. We've got giant space elevators and air duct passageways! What more could a boy of the 25th Century ask for? Leave me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual Email at rpgretrofit at gmail Show notes at https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/ RSS link: https://anchor.fm/s/f32963c/podcast/rss Thank you for listening!
08:25
November 19, 2019
S01E05 RPG Retrofit - AD&D Greyhawk: Minding the Store
Heya, folks! Rudy here with a new episode of RPG Retrofit. This time I'm looking at the terrific 2 page adventure, Minding the Store, from the City of Greyhawk boxed set for AD&D. I talk about how to use the adventure in different systems in the Black Hack, Old School Essentials, D&D 5th Edition, and even Scum and Villainy and Blades in the Dark. Thanks to Jason from Nerd's RPG Variety Cast for the call-in: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Be like Jason and leave me a voice mail through Anchor: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual rpgretrofit.blogspot.com Or email: rpgretrofit at gmail City of Greyhawk box set: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/224789/The-City-of-Greyhawk Intro/outro music from my album The HighEnd Sound: UrbanLoungeSupreme https://open.spotify.com/album/04o4IPN4cT3gvywAcRmZV2
08:02
November 13, 2019
S01E04 RPG Retrofit: Chill -Village of Twilight
Spooky greetings, friends! Today's episode I look at the Chill scenario, Village of Twilight. I discuss using dreams for identifying magic items and thinking about language in your rpg sessions. Leave me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message For a great history on 1st Edition Chill and Pacesetter games, listen to the Vintage RPG Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1AT2o0RaYpVWjyXTIKChrc https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/
16:33
November 8, 2019
S01E03 - RPG Retrofit Podcast: Buck Rogers & Old Clue Books
Hi, folks! Today's episode of the podcast is about using old computer rpg hint/clue books as GM resources. I go through a clue book I found for the second Buck Rogers rpg computer game that reads like a great GM module with tons of maps and encounters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Rogers:_Matrix_Cubed Leave me a message: https://anchor.fm/rudy-mangual/message https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/2019/11/rpg-retrofit-s01e03-buck-rogers-old.html
09:48
November 6, 2019
S01E02: RPG Retrofit SIDEQUEST - Game Jams (Are Awesome)
Hey folks, our second episode is a "driving episode", aka a side-quest. I was on the road to a birthday celebration and had game jams on my mind. So join me as a wax unpoetic about the last couple of game jams I participated in, and the current one I'm mulling over. Apologies, as always, about the poor sound quality. Jams mentioned: Ad Astra Jam: https://itch.io/jam/ad-astra-jam Goon Jam: https://itch.io/jam/goonjam Pamphlet Dungeon Jam: https://itch.io/jam/pamphletjam Thank you for listening and please leave a voicemail! Show notes at: https://rpgretrofit.blogspot.com/ Check out my games at: https://rudyriot.itch.io/
08:15
November 4, 2019
S1E01 - RPG Retrofit: Blades in the Chocolate
Rudy introduces the concept for his new podcast, RPG Retrofit, and relates using the Blood in the Chocolate module as a score for a Blades in the Dark game. Follow Rudy on Twitter: @rudyriot Kiel Chenier: https://dungeonsdonuts.tumblr.com Blades in the Dark: https://bladesinthedark.com/
08:43
November 1, 2019