Oct 20, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Cyberpunk Red Part 1

Steve and Rodney take a dive into the neon glazed madness of Night City in this two part discussion of Cyberpunk Red. In this episode we discuss character creation and basic mechanics. 

Oct 18, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 7.5

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: The sinister machinations of Redhat has crossed over to the real world. In this actual eighth session, the Justice Association investigates the mysterious explosion at Kirby General Hospital and Barbara Wong is welcomed to Justice Association HQ.

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Gold Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Oct 11, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 8

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: Kaze investigates the disappearance of Plastiberg teenager, Grant Gustin. Chimera and Slick talk to retired Justice Associate, Apogee. Reckless holds down the fort and comforts Barbara Wong.

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Gold Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Oct 6, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Tomb of Horrors: The Novel

Steve and Rodney take a look at the novel Tomb of Horrors, a D&D tie-in novel based around the classic dungeon.

Check out our playthrough of Tomb of Horrors.

https://www.microphonesofmadness.com/tomb-of-horrors

And our discussion of the module itself.

https://mnh.podbean.com/e/microphones-of-madness-tomb-of-horrors-autopsy/

Oct 4, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 7

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

**apologies in advance for the questionable quality of the recording. I did what I could ~R **

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: After realizing that the forces aligning against them know who they truly are, the team splits up to look into the mystery of Red Hat and a mysterious explosion that rocked Kirby General Hospital in the 1940's. 

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Gold Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 27, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 6

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

**apologies in advance for the questionable quality of the recording. I did what I could ~R **

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: Our heroes may be fresh off rescuing the city from Princess Sunshine and her animated invaders, but there are still mysteries that need solving. Chimera return from a mysterious void obsessed with a particular date. The Justice Association continues their investigation into the death of Senator Greene. A silver sequin is connected to a mysterious assassin and a custom shell casing brings the team into the dark and mysterious suburbs of Kirby. 

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Golden Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 22, 2021

Microphones of Madness- The Flat of the Land

Steve and Rodney discuss the collection Flatlander by Larry Niven.

Sep 20, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 5

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: Olive City Park is a warzone as extradimensional cartoon characters led by Princess Sunshine battle the combined forces of The Justice Association and the Department of Parahuman Defense. Will our heroes be able to save the city?

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Golden Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 13, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 4

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: Danger threatens Kirby as the Justice Association grapples with the disappearance of Mystic Overlord and a rampaging cartoon gorilla.

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Golden Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 8, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Phantom of the Temple

Steve and Rodney take a look at another Judge Dee mystery: Phantom of the Temple. How does it stack up with Celebrated Cases? Find out in this episode!

Sep 6, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 3

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: A fairly mundane crime leads the Justice Association to an even stranger mystery.

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Golden Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Aug 30, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 2

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: We discover where the furniture in Justice Association HQ comes from and the team attends a party with all their nemeses. Kaze and Slick interrogate Major General Jason Storm and Senator Winston Shaw about their roles in the Parahuman Defense Initiative. Meanwhile, one of Shaw's opponents is murdered.

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Golden Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Aug 25, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

Steve and Rodney take a gander at Robert van Gulick's translation of a 19th century crime novel from China: The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

Aug 23, 2021

(Actual Play) Balance of Power Issue 1

(ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying)

The heroes of The Justice Association return with another tale to astonish. 

This Issue: Our heroes face off against the cosmic might of Magnetar and are assisted by the Department of Parahuman Defense, a new agency created through the efforts of Senator Winston Shaw.  

Cast

Rodney: GM

Steve: Kaze, the Will of the Wind: a speedster martial artist

Wes: Slick Silver: teleporting mystic and heir to the power of The Master

Nick: Golden Guardian: Billionaire scientist, armored adventurer

Jay: Chimera: Psychic vigilante from the future

Nekko: Reckless: Strong and nigh-invulnerable. The JA's powerhouse.

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Aug 11, 2021

Microphones of Madness- West of Innsmouth

Steve and Rodney saddle up and ride the lonely, dusty trails of the Weird West as they look at Hideyuki Kikuchi's novel West of Innsmouth.

 

https://www.amazon.com/West-Innsmouth-Cthulhu-Hideyuki-Kikuchi/dp/4909473122

Jul 28, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Tales of Yog-Sothoth

Steve and Rodney take a gander at some pulpy mythos shenanigans with the audio version of Tales of Yog-Sothoth. Check out this short anthology at the link below. 

https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Yog-Sothoth-C-T-Phipps/dp/1952979382

Jul 19, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 59

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

The crew of a banged up Far Trader called The Laughing Fishwife blaze across the Spinward Main in search of profit, treasure, and adventure.

Trapped! Zhodani forces have the crew of the Fishwife cornered and outnumbered. Durbin and the others hatch a daring plan that just might get them out of this jam alive in the explosive finale of Tales of the Laughing Fishwife!

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engineer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Professor Issac Mac- Back off man, he’s a scientist!

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Jul 14, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Two Swordmasters Part 2

Steve and Rodney examine the second half of Two Swordmasters by Shiao-Shen Yu. Grab a copy of this excellent book at the link below.

Two Swordmasters

Jul 12, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 58

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

The crew of a banged up Far Trader called The Laughing Fishwife blaze across the Spinward Main in search of profit, treasure, and adventure.

This week: Magneto Dynamics forces corner the crew of the Fishwife in an ancient facility. Could this be the end for our heroes?

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engineer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Professor Issac Mac- Back off man, he’s a scientist!

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Jul 5, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 57

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

The crew of a banged up Far Trader called The Laughing Fishwife blaze across the Spinward Main in search of profit, treasure, and adventure.

This week: The crew delves deeper into the octagon-shaped building with MagnetoDynamics goons hot on their tale. Will they discover the secret of Gyro Kadiz or will this mission be their last? 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engineer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Professor Issac Mac- Back off man, he’s a scientist!

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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