Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice

Plus One Per Adjective 30 November 2017

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This month, for our sixtieth episode, Roger and Mike are inspired by music, get decadent, and consider their equipment lists. The inspirational tracks for the first segment are Rocketman by the Red Elvises, and Lucifer by The Alan Parsons Project.

We also mentioned the Night Witches, Rocketship Empires, Sergei Korolev, the Nedelin disaster, Leverage, Mission: Impossible, the NERVA nuclear rocket engines the Worldwar series, The Time Plot Again, Virgin Sacrifice poem, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dominic Flandry, the Dying Earth RPG, Houses of the Blooded, En Garde, Roger's Atlantis game and the relationships map, Night's Black Agents, The One Ring, and GURPS on DriveThruRPG.

Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com and other free sources; effects from various free sources.


  1. Posted by David Cantrell at 04:07pm on 01 December 2017

    Inspired by Rocketman ... rednecks on Mars improvising everything because Phobos and Deimos have turned out to be aptly named.

  2. Posted by Tim Soholt at 09:02am on 02 December 2017

    For some reason "Lucifer" evokes in me images of people in command centers talking to field agents.

  3. Posted by Brian Parker at 11:43am on 03 December 2017

    I do actually imagine you both dressed in velveteen smoking jackets, sipping Absinthe while puffing on a hookah. You'll be telling me that your secret base in a hollowed-out volcano is made up next. Really!

  4. Posted by Lee Carnell at 02:17pm on 04 December 2017

    Congratulations on reaching 60 episodes, I do hope there's many more to come! I can't get the Red Elvises 'Rocketman' out of my head now - it's such a catchy tune. I'd much prefer 'Lucifer' to be the theme tune to my campaign and I agree with Roger that it's pretty much already a tv theme tune. I could easily see 'Lucifer' being used for a 'Night's Black Agent's' game. Oh, and I agree with Roger, it (Lucifer) does sound more 70's than 80's.

  5. Posted by RogerBW at 06:56pm on 04 December 2017

    Released as a single in 1979, so just barely. :)

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