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

A virtual bullet journal combines the mindful benefits of a daily journal with a digital notebook that’s easy to take with you anywhere, particularly if you’re using your phone.. Depending on your approach to digital bullet journaling, another advantage over traditional paper journals is not having to write our your notes longhand … or having …

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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 view of an immense ring in space. A star floats in the middle of the ring.

Savage Ringworld – Introducing a Science Fiction Savage Worlds Campaign

Savage Ringworld is one of the my gaming group’s rotating online campaigns. Inspired by Larry Niven’s Ringworld series, it’s set on a megastructure very similar to Niven’s (right down to the “Fist of God” Mountain that threatens to destabilize the entire construct). The campaign is powered by Savage Worlds Adventure Edition and augmented by the Savage Worlds Science Fiction companion and myriad …

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