Michael Johnson: Online RPG Management – Adventure Party #45

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Michael Johnson is a podcaster, artist, web developer, and gamer. You may also know him as @dicetomato. We met when I was a guest on a podcast called Trivia Geeks, which I highly recommend listening to. I also got a chance to watch him do some game play of The Division.
He introduced me to the cloud based RPG management site called, Obsidian Portal, which is a site that allows GMs and their players to have a spot to go to and get their sheets maps and, if the GM is on top of it, a game play journal. We wanted to talk with him about the benefits of using a management system, like this, and some of his other gaming experiences.
You can find out more about Michael at twitch.tv/TriviageeksAlphageekradio, or Diamondclub.

Glenn’s Review

Glenn introduces us to Five Tribes, from Days of Wonder. This is a 2-4 player game is a strategy/meeples game. You have arrived in the wonderous land of Naqala, just as the Sultan has died. Will you be the one to become the new ruler? To do this, you’ll need to fight, bargain, and build your way to ruler-ship. It’s a rules lite game that allows for quick setup and it is easy to learn.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157354/five-tribes

News

The Fallout 4 DLC, called Automaton, has a great storyline and add some continuing encounters while you wander the Commonwealth. This DLC introduces robots to the world. Once you’ve completed the storyline, you’ll be able to create your own robots to guard your settlements or accompany you through the Wasteland. I’ve had a great time playing this DLC and it’s added some additional interesting hours of game play. I highly recommend adding this to your Fallout 4 experience.

http://kotaku.com/fallout-4-s-robot-dlc-is-worth-playing-just-to-meet-the-1767089636

Kickstarter Spotlight

Unbound is a new universal RPG system from Look, Robot. You’ll be able to mix genres to create the custom world you’ve always wanted to experience. Medieval cyber aliens? You can make that happen. You’ll be able to mix and match to your heart’s desire. While we haven’t seen too much of their work, we were pretty excited by the concept they’ve laid out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowitt/unbound-rpg

 


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Brad Ludwig

Web practitioner. Bacon expert. Internet ninja. Zombie enthusiast. He brings his passion for comics, science fiction and love of the unknown to each show.   Brad hosts the Adventure Party podcast along with being co-host of The Alien Invasion and The SciFi Geeks Club podcasts.