Author name: Ken Newquist

Green alien characters on a black background stream down the screen (aka The Matrix code).

S3E5 Cyberpunk Inspiration

As we build momentum toward our Cyberpunk RED campaign, we take a moment to reflect on the cyberpunk movies, books, games, and other media that inspires our take on the subgenre. We also talk National Novel Writing Month, hockey (yes, hockey), virtual gaming via NVIDIA GeForce Now, and the TaleSpire virtual table top.

Porto city hall and plaza by night.

S3E4 Travel and RPGs, Game Room Reclamation, Steamdeck Redux, Andor, Cyberpunk RED Critical Mass

The subject of travel and how visiting other parts of the country and the world can improve your game is the main topic for Episode 4 of the Lair of Secrets podcast. Before we delve into that globe-trotting topic, we geek out about AirPods, resurrecting the game room after the pandemic, variant endings for Cyberpunk …

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An iPhone running keep next to a blue bullet journal and a Micron pen

Virtual Bullet Journals

Back in Season 1, Episode 6, we talked about our experiences with bullet journals, but those experiences were focus on a traditional, pen-and-paper BuJo using the Leuchtturm1917 notebook or one of the many Moleskine variants. We didn’t talk virtual bullet journaling because for both of us, the paper was the thing. There are downsides to a …

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An anime-style man and woman fight enemies while riding motorcycles through a neon drenched city in Cyberpunk Edgerunners

S3E3 Cyberpunk Laments, Streaming Catch Up, Back to Conventions, Steam Deck, Character Background Haiku

On Episode 3 of Season 3, we catch up on a few weeks of geeky pursuits. David discusses not watching to finish Cyberpunk 2077, and then we both rundown the big list of stuff we’re watching (or want to watch) on streaming. Ken’s planning to return to real world game conventions with MEPACon and discusses …

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A floating city appears against a cloud-filled blue sky in the cover for the Ringworld graphic novel

S3E2 Savage Ringworld

In Episode 2, we brainstorm ideas for a rebooted Savage Ringworld campaign, which mashes up high concept science fiction with the Savage Worlds role-playing game. We also delve back into cyberspace with Cyberpunk 2077 and Cyberpunk RED, say good-bye to Nintendo 3DS (or at least, it’s eShop), visit the Rivers of London book series, and figure out how to …

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A sword-wielding warrior and his hamster companion ride a dragon through space

S3E1 Spelljammer, GenCon 2022, Cyberpunk RED, RPG a Day

As summer ends, David and Ken get together to geek out about GenCon 2022, the resurgence of all things Cyberpunk, delve into the RPG a Day postfest, and venture into the mystical frontiers of Spelljammer. Convention Hall David’s thoughts on GenCon 2022 GenCon Website Back up to 50,000ish people. David hung out at the Writers …

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