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 Sixteen – On Thursday, he became a Monk, which no-one expected

  When your team’s quarry suddenly takes up holy orders, you have to reassess. Is their sudden repentance genuine? Even if it isn’t, acquiring your target becomes much harder when they’re living in an environment where you can’t blend in because everybody knows what everyone looks like.
…and maybe they have chosen that particular place because they know something you don’t? A meta-curse has a party member working their way through the classes in the player’s handbook in order.
That’s ridiculous enough, but what does it mean when they suddenly skip a few? Magic didn’t enter the world gradually; Nope, people went to bed as utterly mundane medieval folks, and woke up with class abilities as a brand-new race. How do you get your golem repaired? Edinburgh Adagio Aparthotel Edinburgh
Caledonian Sleeper The Blue Streak NZ Labour Party Episode 115 – The Haunted World of El Superbeasto AD&D 2nd Edition Urotsukidōji ( wikipedia link, but. maybe not safe for work. here be tentacles. ~ T. Jones ) ( I couldn’t find an EMF track called Right Here Right Now, so here’s another one of theirs ~ T. Jones ) Religious Vows The Da Vinci Code
The Sin Eater ( also known as “The Order” ~ T. Jones )
Citizen Kane Augustinians Lindisfarne Neverwhere
Blackfriars, London The Cadfael Chronicles D&D 5th Ed ( it’s a fandom site link, but it seemed better organised than the official site for that one listener who has no clue what D&D 5th edition is ~ T. Jones )
D&D Beyond ( a digital toolset for D&D ~ T. Jones ) Dave Barry KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
Log Horizon
Sword Art Online
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody The Head of Vecna
Tarrasque Dragon Quest State of Decay
Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart M Night Shyamalan Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series) Tekken Cherry 2000 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power The Brother From Another Planet


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