Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice

Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice! is a podcast by Roger Bell_West and Michael Cule, in which we pontificate on role-playing games.

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The City is Like a Woman, and She Wants Her Alimony- 01 April 2024


This month, Roger and Mike consider system choice and system mastery, and look at Mike's new Blades in the Dark campaign.

We mentioned:

Fiasco at the Bundle of Holding (until 16 April), our original comments on this offer, Ken and Robin talking about Renfields, Roger and Nick talking about Renfield (2023), Dragnet, A Long Way to Way to a Small Angry Planet, Steve Jackson's Designer's Notes for Man to Man, Earthdawn, Exalted, Food Chain Magnate, Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, 3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars, Monsterhearts Dramasystem, Good Society, Powered by the Apocalypse, RuneQuest Unknown Armies, FATE, Primeval (the series Roger couldn't remember), the official Alien RPG, FUDGE, Blades in the Dark, It Came From The Late Late Late Show, Dick Barton, and King of the Rocket Men.

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  1. Posted by Sean Nicolson at 04:10pm on 04 April 2024

    You talked a lot about how Runequest would suit you if it wasn't so tied to Glorantha and discussed arcane ways to get around this, including Runequest 3. It seems hard to believe that neither of you are familiar with either Mythras or Openquest; two games that are exactly Runequest without Glorantha.

    I always enjoy your show - thanks for the good work.


  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:50pm on 05 April 2024

    I think Mike has traditionally favoured Actual RuneQuest, while my first instinct has been to reach for GURPS. Thanks; worth considering.

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