The Big Red Couch

Have you ever wanted to get involved in running tabletop roleplaying games and thought “But I have no ideas!”? The Big Red Couch is designed to show exactly how easy it is to get from random notions that stick in your mind to playable concepts, all through the medium of the kind of casually weird spitballing that gamers engage in at the best of times. In every issue, the intrepid contributors to the Big Red Couch brave the noisome wonders of The Mystery Box to produce a randomly-selected seed idea, then return Some Time Later to share what they came up with and discuss how those concepts might work as games. If we can do it, anyone can: that’s the whole idea. Along the road, we discuss what RPG systems might work for implementing different concepts, together with reasons how or why. This frequently involves adaptation of systems from their original settings to the point where they creak under the strain. We plan for a fortnightly-ish release schedule for the podcast.



Episode One Hundred And Seventeen – Sailor Noir

With a special guest appearance by every damn bird in the area You are the ultra powerful, “last resort” of your super hero team. You
are capable of so much, but can you restrain your abilities well enough?

Sailor scouts from multiple dimensions converge to confront a terrible threat. And their own bizarre counterparts.

Travelling between remote communities, an amateur detective attempts to solve mysteries in bleak and harsh environment without completely disrupting the finely poised community.

An isolated space station is stranded by the changing fortunes of trade and technology. Can the inhabitants work together to keep the lights on and everyone alive, or is it too late for that?

Turf war between renegade Magical Girl gangs is ugly, ugly thing. Artist’s impression of Ben during this recording of this episode. Kalashnikov “Tacticool” Apparently “Gun Furniture” now means “basically a fold-out couch, but for your personal arsenal”.  ~ T. Jones Sailor Moon Legend of the Overfiend pronunciation. Shriekback – Nemesis  Film Noir Planet X AKA Niberu AKA Nemesis  Oort Cloud Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – “Space is big…” Big Red Couch Episode 5:  Bond,  behind the scenes. RPG – Masks Webcomics – Order Of The Stick Webcomics – Goblins Film – Into the Spiderverse (2018) Film – Avatar (2009) ErynCerise – History of Magical Girls Anime – Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) Novel Series – The Cadfael Chronicles Wilfred Grenfell Newfoundland You Tube Channel – Rare Earth RPG – Dogs in the Vineyard Film – Last Man Standing (1996) Novel – Rimrunners by C.J. Cherryh Novel – Glory by Alfred Coppel Anime – Gunbuster (1988-89) RPG – Flotsam: Adrift Among the Stars Aime – Bleach Film – The Warriors (1979) Webcomic – Shattered Starlight Webcomic – Sleepless Domain


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