A Mixed Bag (Baker Street, Corporia, and new podcasts)

thin man

“Darling, are you packing?”
“Yes dear, I’m putting away this liquor.”

The Thin Man

I’ve just got a handful of little news items to mention today, so feel free to leave your seatbelt off.

First of all, I’m getting fairly close to finishing up the stretch goal mini-adventure I’m writing for the Baker Street RPG, thanks to some good feedback from the designers. Barring any unexpected problems, it doesn’t look like I’ll have any difficulty wrapping it up before their internal deadline. So, good news on that front.

Once I finish that, then I can start on my next Corporia RPG supplement in earnest. I have lots of notes and ideas, but I’m not sure exactly what’s going to be in it. I promised a basic supplement with new archetypes, weapons, etc., but I’m strongly considering putting an ‘arcane’ spin on it. The problem is that I have ideas for a handful of new magical character archetypes that would require making new spell disciplines – but the core disciplines may cover those spells already. We’ll see how that goes after I ponder it for a while.

I also have a couple of new podcast recommendations for you. If you’re into classic (b&w) films and old time radio shows, you should give a listen to the Attaboy Clarence podcast. It’s humorous, informative, and most episodes conclude with a particular radio show episode. The host has also produced some very nice documentary episodes – one on the Sherlock Holmes work of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, and another on sex and sexuality in old ‘pre-code’ films.

The other new podcast I’m enjoying lately has been Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks. The two hosts and occasional guest spend a month reading bad or controversial books – like the Twilight saga, Fifty Shades of Grey, and various ‘bizarro’ fiction – while fortifying their nerves with alcohol. They then record a very entertaining episode where they discuss/rant about what they’ve just read. I love it, but it’s not safe for any of you who are easily offended.

Okay, that’s it for now. I hear the doorbell ringing and it’s probably Santa Claus. Late again.

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