S1-B21: The One Ring

NEW-TOR-packshot[1]This week we review the Cubicle 7 roleplaying game, The One Ring. This game is set in Tolkien’s Middle Earth and allows you to explore the lands and cultures of that iconic setting.

We give an overview of the gaming system and give our perspectives as why we like it so much!

As always, a special thanks to Petrie’s Family Games for sponsoring our podcast. If you ever find yourself in the Colorado Springs area, stop on by!

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Hiatus Announcement

This last year of hosting the Iconic Podcast has been fantastic; we’ve put out 27 regular episodes and 20 bonus episodes, which have collectively been downloaded over 14,000 times! And while we love the show, our lives are far busier now than when we started. One of our goals in starting the podcast was that it would be a high-quality show, and that takes a considerable amount of time to do – time we are struggling to find. So on August 10th, we will be putting the Iconic Podcast on a hiatus. We have four more episodes planned in the meantime: one more regular episode (a discussion with Rob and Jonathan about the future of 13th Age), two more bonus episodes (on the One Ring and Cypher System core books), and a season finale with us reminiscing about our favorite moments of the show thus far. Stay tuned, and thanks for listening!

S1-E27: Iconic Campaign Creation

In past episodes, we have discussed 13th Age Encounter Creation and Monster Creation; this week we’re talking about Campaign Creation and more specifically, creating a campaign around a particular Icon.

We also came up with some campaign ideas around the Orc Lord, Diabolist, and the Lich King!

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S1-E26: Interview with Tim Brown

DragonKingsThis week we talk to Tim Brown, creator and author of the Dragon Kings project.  We have a good discussion about his product and what makes Khitus unique and interesting. We also talk about the conversions to Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, and 13th Age.

Products
Worldbook
Soundtrack

Free PDF Supplements
Pathfinder
Savage Worlds
13th Age

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S1-B20: Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars

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In this week’s episode, we take a look at Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars RPG books: Edge of the Empire (EotE) and Age of Rebellion (AoR). Guest host Calvin Krug joins us and adds a wealth of Star Wars information to the discussion.

We go over the mechanics of the system and the unique perspectives the two books bring to a Star Wars Role Playing Game.

Links to Free Resources
EotE Adventure: Under a Black Sun
EotE Adventure: Long Arm of the Hutt
AoR Adventure: Operation: Shadowpoint

 

As always, a special thanks to Petrie’s Family Games for sponsoring our podcast. If you ever find yourself in the Colorado Springs area, stop on by!

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S1-E24: Failing Forward

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With the type of heroic characters you are playing in 13th Age, failure shouldn’t happen all that often. So what do you do when you don’t roll high enough? In this episode, we talk about what it means to Fail Forward.

One of the things we mention is Plot Immunity, which you can read more by visiting JM’s blog.
If you have a story of how you or your players failed forward, we’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below or on our Google+ page!

S1-B19: Princes of the Apocalypse

PrincesOfTheApocalypseIn this episode, we take a look at the Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Princes of the Apocalypse. We briefly go over the history of the Elemental Evil line of products then delve into the latest campaign, in which the players are tasked with hunting down four elementally-aligned cults and stopping the Elemental Princes from unleashing their destructive power on the Dessarin Valley!

Wizards of the Coast and Sasquatch Game Studio did a great job on this product, and it is well worth picking up. Even if you’re not going to run it using the DnD system, it’d be an easy port into a number of other systems, including 13th Age!

Links to the Free Players Guide
Wizards.com (pdf)
DriveThruRPG (pdf or PoD)

You can find the original Temple of Elemental Evil over at dndclassics.com.

As always, a special thanks to Petrie’s Family Games for sponsoring our podcast. If you ever find yourself in the Colorado Springs area, stop on by!

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S1-E23: Sorcerers

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The Sorcerer is a fantastic class to play in 13th Age – you have the ability to wield magic, but you don’t necessarily have the training to go along with it. And uncontrollable power always leads to interesting situations.

 

In this episode, we talk about the unique features of the Sorcerer class: Gather Power, Breath Weapon, and Chain. We also talk about some of the Heritages and Spells available to Sorcerers, and how to make your sorcerer that much more interesting.

If you’re wanting to expand the options even further, be sure to check out Deep Magic by Kobold Press.