Of Mooks and Monsters Episode 52 – Conversion


Today on Alive After Reading, Rob and Tim discuss how to convert a game between systems. Tim has a game he’s considering changing to a different set of rules, so let’s see what that takes.

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Of Mooks and Monsters Episode 45 – Dustmarrow Hall Game #1


Today, Of Mooks and Monsters returns with some Risus Fantasy gameplay in our new Dustmarrow Hall campaign!

Tim runs.

Rob plays.

And we have a grand old time.

Hope you do too.

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Of Mooks and Monsters Episode 44 – Dustmarrow Hall Character Creation


Welcome back to Of Mooks and Monsters!

This week, Tim and Rob are back with some actual character creation for Risus Hack to start a new game.


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Podcast RPG

RPG Making


I have hit my stride over the past couple weeks in designing stuff for this RPG I’ve had on my mind for the last 5 years.

The RPG? A tabletop game based on S. John Ross’ Risus, the Anything RPG.

I call my version of it Risus Hack, but perhaps I should think of a different name because of how much the game has grown from the base I started running as a senior in college.

I think it’s still a simple game, though one with a lot of room for fiddling.

As I get restarted on “Spurring the Beast” (Sequel to last year’s first book, “Hunter and Seed”) I keep having RPGs in the back of my thoughts. That may have something to do with running an RPG podcast every week. And, oh boy. Fans of the Of Mooks and Monsters podcast are in for a treat over the next few weeks.

I have to credit the show with a lot of my recent enthusiasm for games and stories. Turns out, going back to my roots as a game master and player has been good for my brain. Soon, I hope to have a version of Risus Hack available for download. I am not sure if I should charge for it. And if I do charge, how much should I?

I guess I had better get to work.

I’ve put a lot of work into this game. I look forward to sharing it in the near-future.

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Of Mooks and Monsters Episode 24 – Actual Play – Risus Hack


This week on Of Mooks and Monsters, something a little different, Tim runs a brief session of the Risus Hack system for Rob Ward.

Sit back, and enjoy the science fiction.

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Of Mooks & Monsters Episode 23 – Hacking Systems


In this week’s episode, Of Mooks & Monstes delves into the ways Rob and Tim have customized and kit-bashed different systems for roleplaying games.

We babble, we chatter, and we talk about BRP and Risus Hack

Stay tuned at the end for a bit about the direction we’re thinking of taking the podcast in the near future.

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