RPPR Actual Play
By Ross Payton
About this podcast
Role Playing Public Radio presents a weekly Actual Play podcast of tabletop role playing game sessions. We play a wide variety of RPGs, from popular classics like Dungeons and Dragons and Call of Cthulhu to indie hits like Monsters and Other Childish Things and Don’t Rest Your Head. Some of our episodes are stand-alone scenarios and we also feature an ongoing 4e Dungeons and Dragons campaign called “The New World’. Give us a listen if you want to hear a great gaming crew fight evil, try outrageous plans to save the day and joke about it.

Episodes (Total: 472)
June 24, 2017 · 03:21:20
A group of private investigators in the 1970s are hired to look into the new members of an exclusive country club. They have wealth, power, stolen art, and connections to organized crime. They also have sinister plans. The investigators will face everyone from low level street gangs to a conspiracy they never would have imagined…at…
June 20, 2017 · 02:35:04
The Gate 9 crew has a new lead on an Ideal base in the Southwest, a former Ideal-centered town called Idealville. However, the town has a dark secret in an abandoned mine just out of city limits. The town’s economy is booming, so it seems everyone is in on it, but what exactly is the…
June 14, 2017 · 03:38:04
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains themes of domestic abuse. A group of bar buddies discover that one of their friends has radically changed his life and seems to be an abusive relationship. They investigate to see if they can help him out of the relationship but soon learn that things are not as they seem.…
June 8, 2017 · 03:19:20
A new group of takers has formed in the enclave of Trabajo, looking for work. A client in the Recession wants them to retrieve a painting, Thomas Eakin’s “Cowboy Singing” from a museum in Denver. Venturing into the heart of a city is never easy or safe, but the pay is worth it. This is…
June 2, 2017 · 03:50:14
The Gate 9 crew has a hot new lead to check out: an alien dimension filled with incredible technology. It turns out to be a memory library that contains seemingly an infinite amount of knowledge. It may also be a trap that could doom humanity. There’s also an Egyptian temple for some reason. Find out…
May 27, 2017 · 03:14:37
Wendy is calling in some favors. Four men owe Wendy big and they have to repay it by doing a small job for her. Saying no is not an option. The job itself sounds pretty simple. Retrieve some cookies, a cake, and a video recording of a failed cooking show shot just outside city limits.…
May 22, 2017 · 02:09:36
A group of untested agents have been asked to assist a rare book dealer who appears to be suffering from a mental breakdown. However, the dealer has fled into the Coxeter Museum, a small art museum and gallery. When the team enters the building, it quickly becomes apparent that the building’s interior is unlike any…
May 16, 2017 · 02:13:50
The government doesn’t know what to do with all the extradimensional beings, space aliens, and other non-humans running around. They’ve captured quite a few and locked them up in a massive prison. Fortunately, they have a potential savior, Sparkles the Unicorn. Of course, trusting Sparkles can be dangerous in of itself. A hapless group of…
May 10, 2017 · 01:57:37
In the Not-Japan-but-still-totally-Japanese City A, a group of young girls will gain tremendous magical power, but for what reason? More importantly, can these adolescents wield such power wisely or will they cause more damage than they prevent? I ran a one shot of this anime-inspired RPG for Aaron, Heather, and Bill to find out.
May 5, 2017 · 02:56:56
After the discovery of Machu Picchu, other explorers and archeologists searched for other Inca ruins. A confession of a Spanish occultist who died during the Inquisition is discovered in a library’s archives in the 1930s. It mentions a hidden tomb high up in the Peruvian mountains. Soon, an expedition is formed to look for the…
May 1, 2017 · 03:02:57
The actions of the Gate 9 team have led to a citywide crackdown by the government. That won’t deter the new base raiders from scheming though. A government storage facility has some mighty nice loot, just there for the taking. What could go wrong? If you enjoy Base Raiders, why not pick up a copy?…
April 25, 2017 · 04:26:55
Just One Last Score. Mr. JOLS. It is time for Fallen Flag to seek out Two Banners, a theme park held by a violent cult of archivists. The territory and its resources are invaluable, so Fallen Flag must push the cult out to succeed. Of course, there’s a reason why no one else has wiped…
April 18, 2017 · 04:18:47
A secret underwater lab on the exoplanet Poseidon has gone silent. The last transmission indicates the on site security chief went mad and began to slaughter everyone on the station. A team of commandos from Global Ecology Organization (GEO) has been sent in to investigate why. They will have to deal with storms, the station’s…
April 14, 2017 · 03:09:16
In the decades before the Civil War, runaway slaves found refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp, an enormous expanse of forbidding wilderness on the border between Virginia and North Carolina. They were constantly pressed between the danger of capture and the extreme challenges of material survival in a landscape where even stone and metal were … … Continue reading →
April 8, 2017 · 01:43:06
Fallen Flag has raised enough money to chase after Mr. JOLS, Just One Last Score. Before they embark, they must plan their mission. Learn what Two Banners truly stands for and what they are chasing after. See what each team member does in their final hours before leaving. To reconnect with family, friends, or contemplate…
April 4, 2017 · 02:26:11
The Gate 9 team is beginning to settle into their new digs at the Brass Door, a former villain headquarters/pub right in the heart of Chicago. However, other factions, like MISCHIEF, want to exploit the naive base raiders for their own gain. The team also needs to sell some loot to a corporation, but a…
April 1, 2017 · 01:08:26
Even the heroes of Gate 9 need an occasional break from raiding bases and fighting villains. Thanks to crowdfunding, three brilliant cinematic legends, Tommy Wiseau, Neil Breen, and James Nguyen, were able to create a movie they co-wrote, starred, and directed called The Marcy’s Invisible Veranda of Infinite Light. Find out what twists and turns…
March 25, 2017 · 03:18:19
If we look too deeply into the roiling chaos of reality, chaos may look back. The Olympian Holobeam Array, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, was built to delve into a fringe theory of physics. A few hours ago, the Holobeam Array went online. A few minutes ago, it went offline in…
March 19, 2017 · 03:33:06
Now linked by new super powers and a shared history, the Gate 9 team must figure out their place in the world. They are drawn to investigate an area near the Ural Sea that once had an Ideal facility. The sea is now empty but supernatural mysteries still abound. A floating and invisible tomb of…
March 14, 2017 · 04:17:36
Fallen Flag looks for work in Big Sky country before heading back to Trabajo. Of course, the enclave does not let wandering takers do whatever they want. The team must find a job that won’t get them killed by the local militia or failing that, find out how to outwit them. If they complete this … … Continue reading →