71 – ggnore:HYPE Sloppy XP, Mini Machine, D&D Beyond

We talk about the importance of thoughtfully designed XP systems, then discuss some D&D software utilities and a bunch of videogames.

Links after the jump.

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68 – ggnoRE:HYPE Hex Kit, Randy M, Dyson Logos

The theme of this ep is maps. A piece of hexkit creation software, and the works of two great mappers. See below for details.

Hex Kit

Hex Kit is a beautiful hexmap creation program from Cecil Howe. The Kickstarter is over, but the commercial website isn’t up yet. It looks excellent. Trailer below:

Randy M

Randy M has been making unique fantasy maps for a while now, usually incorporating massive verticality. Check out his patreon and g+ profile.

Dyson Logos

Although he likely needs no introduction, we discuss Dyson Logos‘s majorly useful mapping resources. Check out his blog here.

Other Stuff

We discussed Legion, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Daredevil, and Luke Cage. We also talked about some animation issues in the new Mass Effect:

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“Lewis and Dekalb” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode images taken from the linked web pages of the authors.

65 – ggnoRE:HYPEing Stay Frosty, Arlin Ortiz, Trollsmyth

Lots of interesting stuff to talk about this week: Stay Frosty, a stylish illustrator, some movement bragging, and a couple D&D utilities. Check below the image for details and links.

Stay Frosty

Stay Frosty is Casey Garske’s ode to AliensStarship Troopers, etc. The blurb:

GAME OVER, MAN
The bugs are through the perimeter, the gates of hell have opened, the mothership is landing, and the Captain’s brain got sucked out…there’s only one thing you can do, Marine…Stay Frosty.

Stay Frosty is an OSR game of future marines versus whatever the universe can throw at them. Use these rules to play games in the style of your favorite military sci-fi movies and video games. PC’s will have to balance escalating tension and dwindling resources against staying Frosty to complete their missions.

Daniel’s read it and written up a scenario overview and had a blast doing it. We’ll probably record a session of our playthrough on the show.

Grab it from drivethrurpg/rpgnow here.

Arlin Ortiz

Arlin Ortiz is a fantastic artist who makes beautiful overland maps, as well as character-ful monster illustrations.

Check out his map blog, patreon, website, and print gallery.

Trollsmyth

Trollsmyth had an OSR brag-piece we enjoyed over at his blog.

WTF Is My D&D Character?

This web app generates spicy D&D character concepts in one click.

Digital Dungeon Master

Digital Dungeon Master (not Digital Foundry, as we say in the show) has a bunch of pregen 5e D&D character sheets in PDF for your convenience.

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“Lewis and Dekalb” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Episode images taken from Stay Frosty‘s product page and from Arlin’s patreon.

61 – ggnore:hype ~ Ben Milton, Michael Prescott, Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn

This week we introduce a new weekly episode type: ggnore:hype, in which we talk about interesting stuff going on DIY/OSR D&D circles and, after that, anything else we want to chat about. Generally videogames, movies, and TV.

If you don’t know, Google Plus is the home base for high-value RPG content and the people who make it. Get on there and search around some. Daniel reads this stuff compulsively and will highlight a few items each week.

If you are interested in that sort of thing and not necessarily in actual play (our ggnore:plays), we’ve separated our episodes so you can just listen to what you want.

In addition to actual play episodes, we’ll also be putting out ggnore:caps, which are TL;DR versions of our actual plays. In the recap episodes, we’ll review what just happened in our session and perhaps reflect insightfully thereon.

Links to hyped content below:

RPGs

Videogames

Dragons Dogma: http://store.steampowered.com/app/367500/
Tyranny: http://store.steampowered.com/app/362960/
Horizon Zero Dawn (“Best Six Year Old Girl Postapocalyptic Simulator 2017”): get it from Amazon
Nioh: get it from Amazon
Cool Ghosts: http://coolghosts.net/
Paragon: https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en-US/home
Destiny: get it from Amazon

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“Lewis and Dekalb” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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