NPCs; they are the lifeblood of any adventure, campaign, or gaming world. Sure, the story is created by the actions of the Player Characters, but without NPCs, who would the heroes turn to for help, sell all their (sometimes ill-gotten) treasures off too, or shiv prison-style in a back-alley for some easy XP? Join us this week as we jump back almost two decades to discuss some of the memorable NPCs – allies, adversaries, and otherwise – from our epic AD&D 2nd Edition campaign! Ready your fantasy cellphones, lock down that split-personality disorder, and for the sake of your family take out a life insurance policy as you prepare for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(02:27) – Ramses and Matt are late to the meme game, tries another get-rich-quick scheme, and loves him some bodywash advertising. – Vadering, The Spanish Meteorite, Super Spice Bros. 2. Plus, quality arcade time with the kid!
(31:01) – Karen reads us a listener/usurper e-mail, more giant spiders, awesome Disney news, and Marvel casting news! – Sri Lanka Tarantula, Finding Dory, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries, and S.H.I.E.L.D.
(43:27) – One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of our campaign – playing and interacting with the Bizarro-world version of our own PCs, NPCs from another world, and hating Mario Lopez.
(48:45) – Karen: The Joss Whedon of GMing, NPCs of Rokugan, and Matt takes an NPC sideways.
(52:45) – We switch the conversation over to the villains, including a big-bad we treated with absolute indignity, but paid a price for. – Iritar “The Dark” of Calaunt
(56:24) – A former Player Character emerges as a major villain, complete with a Drow entourage and Matt botches an encounter AND combat. Plus, an undead Red Wizard of Thay.
(1:00:30) – Oddball NPCs are the best NPCs.