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#81 – Rifts Sourcebook One (Revised) Review

Following on the theme of our last episode, this time we're looking at the Revised edition of Rifts Sourcebook One. This one adds some delicious new game fodder to the mix, including factions and toys that bridge the connection with Palladium's companion Chaos Earth RPG. Which version of the first Sourcebook is your favorite? Write us and let us know!

Following on the theme of our last episode, this time we're looking at the Revised edition of Rifts Sourcebook One. This one adds some delicious new game fodder to the mix, including factions and toys that bridge the connection with Palladium's companion Chaos Earth RPG. Which version of the first Sourcebook is your favorite? Write us and let us know!

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#80 – Rifts Sourcebook (Original) Review

In this review episode, we take a look at the first ever expansion book for the original butts edition of Rifts. That's right, it's time for the Rifts Sourcebook, and everyone's favorite joke-named psychopath, James T! This is the book where ARCHIE-3 really came into his full glory for the first time. It's got adventure, it's got new bad guys, it's got new gear, and a whole lot more. For this episode we're focusing on the original version - the revised edition is coming soon.

In this review episode, we take a look at the first ever expansion book for the original butts edition of Rifts. That's right, it's time for the Rifts Sourcebook, and everyone's favorite joke-named psychopath, James T! This is the book where ARCHIE-3 really came into his full glory for the first time. It's got adventure, it's got new bad guys, it's got new gear, and a whole lot more. For this episode we're focusing on the original version - the revised edition is coming soon.

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#79 – Beyond the Megaverse: TSR's Alternity RPG

This time we're taking a walk Beyond the Megaverse, in what we expect will be an occasional series on the show where we look at properties and media related to our gaming interests. Starting things off, we're looking now at the old Alternity RPG from TSR, published in 1998 but then abandoned with the WotC acquisition and the launch of 3rd Edition. NPC is currently running a campaign using it, and so it's fresh on our minds for discussion!

This time we're taking a walk Beyond the Megaverse, in what we expect will be an occasional series on the show where we look at properties and media related to our gaming interests. Starting things off, we're looking now at the old Alternity RPG from TSR, published in 1998 but then abandoned with the WotC acquisition and the launch of 3rd Edition. NPC is currently running a campaign using it, and so it's fresh on our minds for discussion!

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Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#78 – Holidays in Rifts North America

In this episode we go a bit free-form again, and brainstorm what special holidays might exist in the setting of Rifts North America. While our conversation is largely focused on and around the Coalition States and surrounding areas, we do take the time to delve a bit deeper into what defines a holiday, and how they often come to be. What are YOUR favorite fictional RPG holidays?

In this episode we go a bit free-form again, and brainstorm what special holidays might exist in the setting of Rifts North America. While our conversation is largely focused on and around the Coalition States and surrounding areas, we do take the time to delve a bit deeper into what defines a holiday, and how they often come to be. What are YOUR favorite fictional RPG holidays?

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Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#77 – Character Spotlight on Whiff the Muskrat

This is the first in what we hope will be a recurring series of character spotlights pulled directly from fan submissions. This one is inspired by our listener Clem, who statted up a fascinating new After the Bomb character on Twitter. We decided to take the stat sheet and see what kind of story we could come up with. Thanks Clem!

This is the first in what we hope will be a recurring series of character spotlights pulled directly from fan submissions. This one is inspired by our listener Clem, who statted up a fascinating new After the Bomb character on Twitter. We decided to take the stat sheet and see what kind of story we could come up with. Thanks Clem!

And stick around after the credits for some bonus unrelated nerd wankery.

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Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#76 – Character Spotlight: ARCHIE-3 (Rifts)

This episode is a look into ARCHIE-3, the notorious insane AI villain in Palladium's Rifts setting. There is a massive hoard of potential for using ARCHIE-3 as an antagonist in your campaigns, and we're here to talk about our own ideas and experiences with him. Drop by our Discord and share with us your own favorite ARCHIE-3 game stories!

This episode is a look into ARCHIE-3, the notorious insane AI villain in Palladium's Rifts setting. There is a massive hoard of potential for using ARCHIE-3 as an antagonist in your campaigns, and we're here to talk about our own ideas and experiences with him. Drop by our Discord and share with us your own favorite ARCHIE-3 game stories!

Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and we'd love to see you on our Discord Channel too. And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! For even more info and options, check out our main website or our low-bandwidth alternative feed site.

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Credits:

Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#75 – Re-imagining Rifts Earth

We spend this episode in a free-form idea-jamming discussion on ways to re-imagine certain "logistically problematic" elements of the default Rifts Earth setting. Most if these ideas are rooted in NPC's struggles with presenting the story of the world in his games in a way that fits his mind's eye view of the world. Give us a listen for some of our ideas on ways to unleash your imaginations, then drop in to our Discord and talk about your own ideas.

We spend this episode in a free-form idea-jamming discussion on ways to re-imagine certain "logistically problematic" elements of the default Rifts Earth setting. Most if these ideas are rooted in NPC's struggles with presenting the story of the world in his games in a way that fits his mind's eye view of the world. Give us a listen for some of our ideas on ways to unleash your imaginations, then drop in to our Discord and talk about your own ideas.

Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and we'd love to see you on our Discord Channel too. And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! For even more info and options, check out our main website or our low-bandwidth alternative feed site.

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Credits:

Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#74 – Rifter #5 Review

Moving forward with our time capsule review of the long-running Rifter magazine, we now look at the contents of issue #5. This one's got a little something for almost all the major Palladium systems save for Beyond the Supernatural. Give us a listen then drop by our Discord server to let us know your favorite parts of this issue!

Moving forward with our time capsule review of the long-running Rifter magazine, we now look at the contents of issue #5. This one's got a little something for almost all the major Palladium systems save for Beyond the Supernatural. Give us a listen then drop by our Discord server to let us know your favorite parts of this issue!

Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and we'd love to see you on our Discord Channel too. And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! For even more info and options, check out our main website or our low-bandwidth alternative feed site.

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Credits:

Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#73 – OCC Spotlight on the Borg

Back after another unexpected break, we continue our ongoing OCC Spotlight series with a look at yet another "iconic" character from the Rifts RPG: The Borg! AKA the "Combat Borg" if you're only familiar with the Ultimate Edition. This nigh unstoppable powerhouse of murderosity has been a go=to favorite of long time players for decades, and in this episode we're here to tell you why. We spend time comparing the renditions of this class across the two editions of the game, and also dice deeper into some role

Back after another unexpected break, we continue our ongoing OCC Spotlight series with a look at yet another "iconic" character from the Rifts RPG: The Borg! AKA the "Combat Borg" if you're only familiar with the Ultimate Edition. This nigh unstoppable powerhouse of murderosity has been a go=to favorite of long time players for decades, and in this episode we're here to tell you why. We spend time comparing the renditions of this class across the two editions of the game, and also dice deeper into some role-playing inspirations for players wanting to bring a Borg to the gaming table.

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Credits:

Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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#72 – OCC Spotlight on the Cyclone

We're finally back to doing another Robotech episode, and this time we're taking a deeper look at the awesome Cyclone. These soldiers with their transforming suits of motorcycle armor are just about the coolest damn things ever made, and you get to play one! We also talk about some of the extended properties around the Cyclone, including the lamentably awful Xbox games. Give us a list, then let us know your favorite versions of the Cyclone!

We're finally back to doing another Robotech episode, and this time we're taking a deeper look at the awesome Cyclone. These soldiers with their transforming suits of motorcycle armor are just about the coolest damn things ever made, and you get to play one! We also talk about some of the extended properties around the Cyclone, including the lamentably awful Xbox games. Give us a list, then let us know your favorite versions of the Cyclone!

Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and we'd love to see you on our Discord Channel too. And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! For even more info and options, check out our main website or our low-bandwidth alternative feed site.

Links of Note:

Credits:

Glitter Boys, Rifts, the Megaverse, and all other such topics are the property of Kevin Siembieda and Palladium Books. Please buy all their stuff and help keep them in print and making more games! You can order directly at palladiumbooks.com, and their entire catalog is available digitally at Drive-Thru RPG as well.

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