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Two guys and occasional guests review old roleplaying games.

Two guys and occasional guests review old roleplaying games.
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United States

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Two guys and occasional guests review old roleplaying games.

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English


Episodes

Godlike – System Mastery 160

11/5/2019
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Superheroes! World War 2! Greg Stolze? What’s not to like? Well, there’s plenty to like, such as the fascinating superpower design system and the fairly fun dice mechanics. But could […]

Duration:01:44:17

Dark Realms – System Mastery 159

10/22/2019
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We didn’t know it when we started, but there’s a theme to this year’s Ween episodes beyond just leftover horror games floating around the library. And that theme is “Oops […]

Duration:01:17:22

Chill – System Mastery 158

10/9/2019
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It’s a nice day for something! Welcome back to our October content. This year the theme is a little looser since we’ve reviewed enough White Wolf games for two lifetimes […]

Duration:01:13:11

Space Master – System Mastery 157

9/24/2019
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Well, we had to take a look at a Role Master game eventually, and this one chose us. This 1985 RPG is deeply, deeply mathy, and features a fantastic story […]

Duration:01:44:06

Eoris Essence (Part 2) – System Mastery 156

9/10/2019
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Well, after last week with Jef failing to figure out what the heck any of this is using just the rule book, can Jon save the day? Will his comprehensive […]

Duration:01:20:54

Eoris Essence (Part 1) – System Mastery 155

8/27/2019
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A lavish box set full of tomes of full color wonder! A comprehensive vision of an exciting and vast universe! But System Mastery! Could it be… completely impossible to read? […]

Duration:01:09:16

WWE: Know Your Role – System Mastery 154 (live!)

8/13/2019
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Live from GenCon 2019, it’s System Mastery! We’re covering the greatest entertainment to come out of the squared circle in 2005, actual wrestling! Wait… no, probably some video game! Or […]

Duration:01:15:19

Amethyst Foundations – System Mastery 153

8/1/2019
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Did you know there were licensed RPGs using the 4th edition D&D engine? Well here’s one now! It has lots of fancy elves, a bunch of tech-based classes, and so […]

Duration:01:40:37

Snarfquest D20 – System Mastery 152

7/16/2019
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Sometimes we get a book and we aren’t sure the exact percentage of RPG that’s going to be in there, so we end up reviewing like, a show synopsis or […]

Duration:01:18:56

D&Dizzle: Dragons in the Hood – System Mastery 151

7/2/2019
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In retrospect we probably should have saved this for episode 175. Anyhow this is a short comedy game mixing Dungeons and Dragons with hip-hop flavor pulled from the 80s and […]

Duration:01:18:11

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition – System Mastery 150

6/18/2019
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Happy episode 150! Still can’t believe it’s gone on this long. Here’s D&D 5e. It’s a game.

Duration:01:31:23

Kobolds Ate My Baby – System Mastery 149

6/4/2019
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Every once in a while we’ve both got so much else going on that we have to rely on what we call “The Emergency Stack”, a collection of books short […]

Duration:01:31:23

Recon – System Mastery 148

5/21/2019
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Well, so we can probably do a whole hour of laughy laughs on the … wait, Vietnam War? Is that right? Okay then. Recon is from 1982, and it is […]

Duration:01:26:15

Fading Suns – System Mastery 147

5/8/2019
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Sorta 40k, sorta Vampire, maybe a little Dune in there? Anyway it’s a space RPG where there’s a church that’s basically Catholicism through a greasy mirror and a bunch of […]

Duration:01:12:29

Of Gods and Men – System Mastery 146

4/23/2019
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Hey who wants an old-fashioned case of the Heartbreakers? Because that’s what we’ve got right here. And it’s a doozy! In that it’s one of those small-batch ones that you […]

Duration:01:40:01

Bliss Stage – System Mastery 145

4/9/2019
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Straight from one bleak future to the next, only this time it’s kids. Why it’s almost as dystopic as the movie Kids! Basically the future is dream robots that put […]

Duration:01:21:27

Cyborg Commando – System Mastery 144

3/26/2019
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So a decade or so after D&D, Gary Gygax had a brand new idea. What if cyborgs with dustbuster crotches defended the world from giant bugs made of erectile tissue? […]

Duration:01:26:17

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs – System Mastery 143

3/14/2019
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With Jef still recovering in the hospital, Jon turns to fan-favorite guest Claire to join in and help review this RPG based on a comic book. It promises two things […]

Duration:01:26:13

Unknown Armies (2nd edition) – System Mastery 142

2/26/2019
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You want true power and to really know the truth? You have to really really want it in Greg Stolze’s Unknown Armies, a game of obsession, power, and the power […]

Duration:01:54:10

Tenchi Muyo! RPG and Resource Book – System Mastery 141

2/12/2019
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It’s a Tri-Stat game! We’ve done a few of these already so you already know the basics. Weird combat system where the attacker and the defender have very little to […]

Duration:01:27:13