Archive for February 2010

This week our hosts discuss how wearing the right protective gear can make all the difference in an encounter.  Straight armor and differences between systems is noted plus protective gear vrs hazards such as fire, noxious fumes, and nerve gas. 

We also discuss the best defense: a good offense - Weapons.  Each host lists his favorite weapon loadouts and why for both general exploration and mellor hunting.

00:01:30 – Equipment as feats that you can buy.

00:02:30 – How body armor works.

Chainmail shark suits. Kevlar. Dragon Armor

00:10:35 – Armoring your vehicle.

Armored Cars

00:14:00 – Other aspects of body armor.

00:16:00 – Armor Proficiency.

00:16:30 – Protection Against Gas

Personal oxygen,  John Varly, Mustard Gas, Nerve Gas

00:24:20 – Favorite Weapons of John Reiher.

AK47, Luger

00:26:05 – Favorite Weapons of Blix

Shotgun, Variable Rounds, M1911

00:28:15 – Favorite Weapons of Bruce Sheffer

.22 Machine GunCalico

00:30:15 – Specialty hi-tech rounds.

Electro Chemical Weaponry Frangible bullets.

00:35:00 – Blix talks assault weaponry.

FN P90

00:36:00 – What’s your weight load?

00:37:10 – John talks about the GE XM-214 Mini-Gun

00:39:50 – What about explosives?

Grenades, Pizio Electric

00:43:10 – 20mm and other big weaponry

20mm Rounds, Maxim Guns

00:46:00 – How would you defend your platform?

00:54:00 – What melee weapon do you prefer?

01:00:00 – What is your favorite Mellor hunting weapon?

 

A few more links…

D20 Modern Weapons Drive Thru RPG Guns Guns Guns

 

Challenge: How do you equip you characters for combat? Send us your weapon load and we’ll post it in the show notes or talk about it on an upcoming show!

 

 

 

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Do you want magic and psionics in your SF game?  How does it work from universe to universe?  What happens when you bring Stormbringer to a non-magic world?  All this and more on the only Interdimensional exploration game:  Fringeworthy.

01:56 – Consequences of adding magic.

03:00 – Is magic appropriate for your game?

03:50 – What does the Fringeworthy Bible say about magic?

06:00 – The first question is… “Do you want magic in your Sci-fi game?”

06:40 – Psionics are part of the cannon.

08:00 – Magic changes from world to world.

11:00 – Sources of magic power.

19:25 – Worlds where magic creatures can’t live. What happens to a super natural creature on a world where magic doesn’t work.

26:20 – Cross dimensional nodes and node clusters.

30:00 – Magic items.

37:50 – How powerful do you allow your players to be? Also, wrangling in overpowered characters.

49:15 – Playing superheroes.

We are looking to do another Q&A show soon so please send us your questions.

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Less than Lethal.

This week we discuss less than lethal deterrants and attack methods.

Some good basic less than lethal links (LTL): USAF Summary, BZ Gas, Cs Gas, Tear Gas, Pepper Spray, Pole Capture, Electric Fence, Sound Deterrent, Net Gun, Bola, Concussion Grenade, Sticky Foam, Dart Gun, Flash Bang, Sting Ball, Water Cannon, Vortex Gun, LRAD, Smoke Grenade, Stink Bombs, Pepper Ammo, Taser Rounds, EMP Grenades

 

00:01:30 – The purpose for using LTL.

00:02:20 – What kinds of things might cause an unattended conflict?

00:04:40 – Is it legal to carry a weapon in the USA?

00:05:50 – What do you think the ramifications of killing someone are vs. using LTL?

00:07:40 – Characters who are opposed to killing.

00:08:40 – Fictional gas LTL weapons.

00:09:20 – Real world LTL gas weapons.

00:09:50 – LTL weapons to capture animals.

00:10:10 – Ability to take out guards/family to infiltrate without killing.

00:11:00 – LTL on an unsuspecting mellor.

00:14:17 – The effectiveness of LTL in D20.

00:16:10 – Using LTL devices on animals.

00:32:40 – Using LTL devices on big animals.

00:34:10 – Fringe pirates who use LTL weapons.

00:36:15 – LTL for stampede control.

00:41:50 – LTL vs. Humans.

00:47:15 – SciFi Riot Foam.

00:48:40 – Esper/Psionic LTL weapons.

00:49:30 – Weapons from Mystery Men.

00:50:50 – Thermal Guns.

00:52:15 – The “Brown Note” device.

00:52:50 – Magical LTL weapons.

00:54:00 – Stink Bombs, odor deterrent.

00:57:20 – Visual deterrent, plague disguise.

00:59:17 – Using a paintball gun with different ammo as a deterrent.

01:02:15 – Taser rounds for firearms.

01:02:45 – Using the old standard rock salt.

01:03:10 – LTL for supernatural creatures

01:03:40 – Specialty bacterial weapons.

01:06:00 – Nano LTL weapons.

01:06:30 – EMP rounds.

01:09:10 – Lightning Gun.

01:13:00 – Information bomb vs. robots.

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This is a special edition of the Fringeworthy PodCast. A short and sweet dedication to Richard Tucholka and his blushing new bride. Blix talks to John and Bruce about the wedding and he thought the fringers might be interested. Enjoy and congratulations to Richard and Melody from Bruce, John, and Blix, may you have the happiest of lives together!

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We visit the far past this week to the earliest days of man. “Me Ug. This friend Gug”. Right up to Ancient Rome and the dawn of civilization. We get a little technical but we throw in a lot of great adventure ideas along the way.

00:02:22 – The technical Fringe aspects of the time period, cause it’s not time travel.

00:03:40 – The Stone Age, old and new.

Paleolithic Age, Neolithic Age

00:09:27 – Adventures in the stone age.

Harry Turtledove, Between the Rivers

00:23:20 – Early civilizations, the Bronze Age, and the first cities.

Bronze Age Earliest Cities, Monoculture, Guns, Germs, and Steel

00:30:00 – The Iron Age.

Iron Age, Coal

00:36:20 – The first renaissance, cool ancient world tech, and the Library of Alexandria.

Antikythera Mechanism, The Rise and Fall of Alexandria,

00:43:50 – Fringeworthy adventure ideas.

00:46:20 – Mesoamerica: Aztecs, Olmecs, and Mayans.

Mayan Cities, Olmec Cities, Olmec Civilization, Aztec

00:49:30 – The land of Atlantis.

00:52:00 – Other Fringeworthy adventure ideas. Cool ideas of things to do in the past.

Coral Castle

00:58:40 – Ancient medical practices.

01:01:00 – Show wrap up.

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