All posts by Vox

Episode 015 – Game Mastering Shadowrun Part 4: NPC Design

In which Vox and Mr. Johnson go through the process of NPC Design for our fourth installment of our Game Mastering Shadowrun series. We also announce the winner of our first contest: one listener wins a copy of Shadowrun Returns!

Netjitsu Gone Wrong

In the event that you have found no Arcology Podcast activity since Episode 8, please head on over to iTunes, search for “Arcology Podcast,” and find the second show out there that will have all of our episodes.

In the process of trying to find out why no one could see our Bonus Episode 1, we talked with our web host. Our service representative did the netjitsu that they do and got us all fixed up… or so we thought. Now we’ve found that there is a “second” Arcology Podcast available for subscription in iTunes. One listing has only episodes 1 – 8, the other has all of our episodes, including the two bonus episodes we’ve so far completed.

So… if you have found that you only have episodes 1 – 8, we’re humbly asking you to go out to iTunes, search for us again, and subscribe to the complete listing. We hate to inconvenience anyone, but we also have extremely limited time with which to investigate this further (and no funds with which to hire someone who knows what we want and what they are doing!). Rather than mess with what appears to be a perfectly good feed, we’ve chosen to handle it this way.

Thanks, Chummers. 🙂

Episode 013 – Game Mastering Shadowrun Part 2: Campaign Prep

In which Mr. Johnson and Vox talk about how to prepare your Shadowrun campaign. Also included: a review of the recently-released Gear Cards, and a new listener story!

Show Notes:

Link to Joystiq.com article: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/12/27/twenty-developers-you-dont-know-but-should/

The “screenwriter’s bible” book, the author and title of which Vox couldn’t remember? It’s “The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller” by John Truby.

Episode 010 – Adepts: Shadowrunner Dossier #5

In which Vox and Mr. Johnson uncover the many ways of the adept. Not just for martial artists anymore, the adept can be one of the most versatile or specialized characters in Shadowrun. Also included, a new listener-submitted runner story and a new segment.

Episode 009: Riggers – Shadowrunner Dossier #4

In which Vox and Mr. Johnson discuss the role of the rigger. A new critter corner segment covers barghests: how to survive an encounter with them, or how to best inflict them upon your unsuspecting players! Also, a correction on spirits, who are in fact difficult to take down with normal weapons after all.

Here is the link to the Shadowrun 5th Edition hot patch errata document, with pricing and availability for autosofts:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12034805/SRM5%20Hot%20Patch%20Errata%20v1.0.pdf

Episode 008 – Magicians: Shadowrunner Dossier #3

In which Mr. Johnson and Vox discuss hermetic mages, shamans, and aspected magicians in the third installment of the Shadowrunner Dossiers. There is exciting news on the Shadowrun Returns front, Critter Corner covers Spirits, and there is an extra-long listener story to make up for the extra-long absence!

Show Notes:

For the Running the Shadows blog story on progressive recoil and how it improves the game: http://shadowrungm.blogspot.com/2013/11/tactics-recoil-and-single-shot-guns.html

Vote today for Shadowrun Returns for best RPG and best indie game in Game Debate’s Global Game Awards 2013!  http://www.game-debate.com/awards/2013/nominee/shadowrun-returns

* If I’m reading the website correctly, you have until 8AM Central time on 11/27/13 to vote.