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Episodes

August 6, 2020

Sketch #38: Realism Rules

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, realism rules go a bit too far.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Joshua Mendenhall to talk about his new 5e campaign setting The Islands of Sina Una based on Filipino myths and legends. In the news, lots of new product announcements from Gen Con Online from Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Call of Cthulhu, Eberron, Beadle & Grimm, plus the Diana Jones Award winner announced, a Dragon Prince RPG coming soon, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about the difficulties of not taking the easy way.

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Our Guest

Joshua Mendenhall https://twitter.com/HTTPaladin

The Islands of Sina Una https://thedeckofmany.com/collections/sina-una

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News

Gen Con Online is going on now https://www.gencon.com/

Curse of Strahd “Revamped” Boxed Set https://www.enworld.org/threads/curse-of-strahd-revamped-boxed-collectors-edition.673545/

Beadle & Grimm Legendary Edition of Curse of Strahd https://www.enworld.org/threads/beadle-grimms-legendary-edition-curse-of-strahd.673629/

Exploring Eberron released https://www.enworld.org/threads/exploring-eberron-now-available.673606/

Beadle & Grimm Pathfinder Character Chronicles https://www.enworld.org/threads/beadle-grimm-to-make-character-chronicles-for-pathfinder.673631/

Paizo Releases 15 New Books at Gen Con https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-releases-15-new-books-at-virtual-gen-con.673640/

News Digest for the Week of July 31 (Starfinder Playtest, Call of Cthulhu Does Love Forgive, Adam Koebel Removed from Dune, Alien RPG Adventure) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-31.673644/

Diana Jones Award for 2020 Goes to Black Excellence in Gaming https://www.enworld.org/threads/2020s-diana-jones-award-goes-to-black-excellence-in-gaming.673641/

Dragon Prince Tales from Xadia RPG Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/tales-from-xadia-dragon-prince-rpg-announced.673490/

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Kickstarters

Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jiangshi/jiangshi-blood-in-the-banquet-hall

A Dozen Frightening Rumors for Use with Fantasy RPGs https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philipreed/a-dozen-frightening-rumors-for-use-with-fantasy-rpgs

Brass Rings https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530589675/brass-rings-a-game-of-steam-punk-rodents-on-saturns-rings

Palace of 1001 Rooms https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/palaceof1001rooms/the-palace-of-1001-rooms

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The Islands of Sina Una

Pre-Order Page with Deck of Many https://thedeckofmany.com/collections/sina-una

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Podcast and join us on Discord at Join the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Discord Server!

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

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Hello everyone and welcome to this special bonus episode of Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk! Morrus and Peter are playing a demo of Burn Bryte, the Roll20 exclusive science-fantasy RPG with its designer, James Introcaso! We talked with James previously about the game on Episode 108, but now you get to see what it’s like to play! Or what it’s like with Morrus (Sirak) and Peter (Baz Globetrot) play at any rate.

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The Players

GM: James Introcaso

Sirak: Russ “Morrus” Morrisey

Baz Globetrot: Peter Coffey

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The Game

Burn Bryte Quickstart https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/module/6129/burning-daylight

Burn Bryte Core Rules https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/bundle/6091/burn-bryte-core-rulebook

Burn Bryte Starter Bundle https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/bundle/5987/burn-bryte-starter-bundle

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 108: Burn Bryte with James Introcaso https://morrus.podbean.com/e/108-burn-bryte-with-james-introcaso/

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Banana Chan and Sen-Foong Lim to talk about their game about Chinese immigrants running a restaurant under threat from hopping vampires currently on Kickstarter, Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall. In the news, Wizards of the Coast announces a new Dungeons & Dragons board game, D&D Beyond breaks down the most popular classes and subclasses, Starfinder pre-painted minis are out now, Chaosium announces Lords of the Middle Sea, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about getting a unique start.

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Our Guests

Banana Chan https://twitter.com/bananachangames

Sen-Foong Lim https://twitter.com/SenFoongLim

Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jiangshi/jiangshi-blood-in-the-banquet-hall?ref=enworld

Note: Sen-Foong had to leave halfway through recording and was unavailable for the Kickstarter Game.

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News

Adventure Begins: A New Dungeons & Dragons Board Game https://www.enworld.org/threads/adventure-begins-a-new-dungeons-and-dragons-oardgame.673449/

Pre-Order on Amazon https://amzn.to/3jD5G10

The Most Popular D&D Classes & Subclasses https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-most-popular-d-d-classes-subclasses.673351/

Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Quickstart https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/288366/Root-The-Tabletop-Roleplaying-Game-Quickstart?affiliate_id=36142

Free RPG Day https://www.freerpgday.com/

Starfinder Battles Launches Today https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6shb8?Starfinder-Battles-Launch-Today

Chaosium Announces Lords of the Middle Sea Roleplaying Game In Development https://www.chaosium.com/blogchaosium-announces-lords-of-the-middle-sea-roleplaying-game-is-in-development/

Chaosium’s Rivers of London https://www.chaosium.com/blogchaosium-announces-rivers-of-london-roleplaying-game/

Rime of the Frostmaiden Preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/rime-of-the-frostmaiden-previews-include-a-scroll-of-tarrasque-summoning.673477/

Cutie Marks & Dragons https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/cutie-marks-dragons

Yes, they make plushie D20s https://amzn.to/32UimL4

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Kickstarters

Monster Care Squad https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/monster-care-squad

Necronautilus https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamxvass/necronautilus

Book of Corals https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sanguine/book-of-corals-new-options-for-the-ironclaw-role-playing

When Shadows Fall https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/802622332/when-shadows-fall

Find all the RPG related crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-mythological-figures-maleficent-monsters-earthdawn-and-more.673372/

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Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall

On Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jiangshi/jiangshi-blood-in-the-banquet-hall?ref=enworld

EN World Interview with Beth Rimmels https://www.enworld.org/threads/jiangshi-blood-in-the-banquet-hall-an-interview-with-the-creators.673356/

Mr. Vampire aka Geung See Sin Sang https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089371/ (I tried to find a streaming link but it’s not currently available and DVDs are going for over $70 right now and don’t even ask how much Blu-rays cost)

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Special Note

EN Publishing’s Kickstarter for Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters ends this week on Friday, July 31 so make sure to back soon! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Podcast and join us on Discord at Join the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Discord Server!

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a pair of adventurers question the economic system of their fantasy world.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Jeeyon Shim and Kevin Kulp to talk about their time-traveling RPG Wait for Me. In the news, a new Unearthed Arcana for Dungeons & Dragons, The Green Knight has a tie-in RPG, the Kobayashi Maru test awaits you in Star Trek Adventures, Dune RPG beta test applications open, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a top-level quality sketch.

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Our Guests

Jeeyon Shim https://twitter.com/jeeyonshim

Kevin Kulp https://twitter.com/KevinKulp

Wait for Me https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeeyonshim/wait-for-me-0

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News

Upcoming Arthurian Movie The Green Knight Has an RPG https://www.enworld.org/threads/upcoming-arthurian-movie-the-green-knight-has-an-rpg.673312/

Can You Save the Kobayashi Maru? https://www.enworld.org/threads/can-you-save-the-kobayashi-maru.673319/

Unearthed Arcana: 16 New Feats for D&D https://www.enworld.org/threads/unearthed-arcana-16-new-feats.673259/

Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition Released https://www.enworld.org/threads/harlem-unbound-2nd-edition-releases.673313/

News Digest for the Week of July 17 (Dune RPG beta test) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-17.673331/

Senior Manager: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Job Posting at Wizards of the Coast https://boards.greenhouse.io/wizardsofthecoast/jobs/4791760002?gh_src=266096a72us

Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jiangshi/jiangshi-blood-in-the-banquet-hall?ref=enworld

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Kickstarters

Byte Roleplaying Game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rgbarros/byte-roleplaying-game-rulebook

Slayers https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegilaboy/slayers-0

Veil of Ruin https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/246051873/veil-of-ruin

Find all the RPG related crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-nightfell-veil-of-ruin-scientific-barbarian-and-more.673244/

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Wait For Me

Wait for Me Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeeyonshim/wait-for-me-0

Jeeyon Shim on Itchio https://jeeyonshim.itch.io/

Jeeyon Shim on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jeeyonshim

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the Big Bad Evil Guy just has to answer one question to win...but can he?

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by James Introcaso to talk about the new Roll20 exclusive science fantasy roleplaying game, Burn Bryte. In the news, Orion Black releases statement following departure from Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast, Klingon Empire Rulebook released for Star Trek Adventures, D&D Beyond Player App launches, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about a dark loner who darkly broods in the loner darkness.

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Our Guest

James Introcaso http://www.jamesintrocaso.com/

Burn Bryte https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/bundle/5987/burn-bryte-starter-bundle

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News

Orion Black No Longer a D&D Designer (Updated since recording with a statement from Wizards of the Coast) https://www.enworld.org/threads/orion-black-no-longer-a-d-d-designer-updated.673067/

Klingon Empire Rulebook for Star Trek Adventures https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-kiingons-are-here.673103/

D&D Beyond Player App Launches https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-beyond-player-tools-app-is-now-live.673105/

Critical Role Investigation into Complaint https://www.enworld.org/threads/critical-role-investigation-into-complaint.673127/

Iron Kingdoms Coming to 5e https://www.enworld.org/threads/gun-mages-warjacks-iron-kingdoms-coming-to-5e.673134/

Numenera Setting Comes to 5e https://www.enworld.org/threads/monte-cook%E2%80%99s-numenera-setting-comes-to-5e-with-beneath-the-monolith.673164/

Kickstarted Tabletop Games Do Well in 2020 https://www.enworld.org/threads/kickstarted-tabletop-games-do-well-in-2020-despite-pandemic.673181/

The Red Opera is a Warlock-Themed Level 20 Campaign https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-red-opera-is-a-warlock-themed-level-20-campaign-for-5e.673205/

News Digest for the Week of July 10 (Amanda Hamon Takes Editorial Director Role at Kobold Press) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-10.673201/

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Kickstarters

Project Infinite Hole https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990654819/project-infinite-hole-an-randd-sourcebox-for-the-paranoia-rpg

Journal d’Indochine https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/singularity-sons/journal-dindochine

Legend of Omeria https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidhamrick/legends-of-omeria-starter-kit

Things Heroes Say https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bryngjones/things-heroes-say

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Burn Bryte

Burn Bryte Starter Bundle on Roll20 https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/bundle/5987/burn-bryte-starter-bundle

Burn Bryte Starter Set (Quickstart Rules and Adventure) https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/module/6129/burning-daylight

Burn Bryte Core Rules (on their own, not as part of the bundle) https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/gameaddon/6276/burn-bryte-core-rulebook-addon

The Master’s Vault https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/module/40/the-masters-vault

Roll20 Twitch Page https://www.twitch.tv/roll20app

Table Top Babble Ep 184: Morrus https://dontsplitthepodcastnetwork.com/table-top-babble/184

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Please support the show on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Mike Myler to talk about the current EN Publishing Kickstarter, Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters. In the news, ENnie nominations announced, a new RPG from 2000 AD publisher Rebellion, Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory Release Schedule, controversy over DMs Guild Art, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about a dearly departed ally.

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Our Guest

Mike Myler https://mikemyler.com/

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

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News

2020 ENnie Nominations https://www.enworld.org/threads/congratulations-to-the-2020-ennies-nominees.672979/

Judge Dredd Uprising: The Live Experience https://2000ad.com/news/coming-spring-2021-judge-dredd-uprising-the-live-experience/

2000 AD Publisher Rebellion Launches Anthology RPG Series https://www.enworld.org/threads/2000-ad-publisher-rebellion-launches-anthology-rpg-series-starting-with-tartarus-gate.673021/

Here’s What’s Coming for Warhammer 40,000: Wrath & Glory https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-whats-coming-for-warhammer-40k-wrath-glory.672999/

Jeremy Crawford Talks Dungeons & Dragons Alignment Changes https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotcs-jeremy-crawford-talks-d-d-alignment-changes.673029/

Esper Genesis Master Technicians Guide Preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-some-previews-of-esper-genesis-master-technicians-guide.673036/

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’s Death on the Reik Released https://www.enworld.org/threads/wfrps-death-on-the-reik-out-in-pdf.673032/

News Digest for the Week of July 3 (Jim Holloway Passed Away, DMs Guild Art Guidelines Controversy) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-july-3.673053/

RPG Writer Workshop https://www.rpgwriterworkshop.com/

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Kickstarters

Ngolo Diaspora https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mvmedia/ngolo-diaspora-an-african-martial-arts-adventure

Terra Oblivion https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269000670/terra-oblivion

RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-terra-oblivion-ngolo-diaspora-and-more.672948/

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Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters

Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

Mythological Figures and Epic Monsters Column Series on EN World https://www.enworld.org/ewr-porta/categories/mythological-figures.56/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Please support the show on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, an adventurer must defend himself from accusations of the crime of adventuring.

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