Sandbox Episode 10 – Orbital Platform Delta 4

If there is a better way to start a new month off than with a new episode of the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox, I don’t know it. For this episode, Christopher and myself were joined by the always awesome Caleb from The RPG Academy. We talk about political plots to bring back old colony ships, OCD artificial intelligence, assassin asteroid miners, time travel and Stargate. LOTS of Stargate. Enjoy the episode, then let us know what your favorite bit was!

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Sandbox Wiki
Cthulhu Tech
The RPG Academy

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Sandbox Episode 9 – Skull Island

Once again, I have a marvelous episode of the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox for your listening enjoyment in the middle of the month! Grant, Christopher and myself sit down to do the first roll on the Meanwhile Chart in Skull Island and then create three new Places and Faces. There are so many cool ideas in this episode! Enjoy.

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Sandbox Wiki
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies
Aether Sea
7th Sea
Fort Boyard
Saving the Game Podcast
Episode 51 STG

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Entropic Gaming System RPG

If you’re curious about the Entropic Gaming System RPG that was mentioned on the Sandbox show, I’ve got your information here. Here’s a look at the cover, and below you can read the press release from Mystical Throne Entertainment.

Entropic Gaming System RPG Book Cover

Book Cover

After a very successful Open Beta Playtest, Mystical Throne Entertainment has released the Entropic Gaming System core rulebook to cover all tabletop roleplaying genres and subgenres.

The Entropic Gaming System is the newest set of tabletop roleplaying base mechanics designed to embrace the standard needs of all genres. It’s designed to be approachable using familiar mechanics utilized in a new way to be flexible and minimal while still blending together properly. Mechanics such as Ability and Skill combinations allow for fewer skills to be used across a wider array of actions without needing more skills. The Quality mechanics make it easy for characters to obtain bonuses by translating their character’s concept into in-game tools. And Talents make magic and science extremely flexible for all fettered and unfettered situations.

After two years of design, the Open Beta Playtest was launched at the end of July and ran until the first week of December. Over 1,700 people downloaded the playtest packet and lots of excellent feedback was received to qualify playtesters for one of the given playtest reward tiers. This method of rewarding playtesters was received extremely well and the Entropic Gaming System was able to be run through many different GMs and players to work out all the bugs and fine-tune the mechanics!

“The Entropic Gaming System is my backbone for Shadowed Earth (a fantasy horror alternate history of Earth). Due to Shadowed Earth’s multi-era design, I needed maximum flexibility with a single system that doesn’t require a bunch of different mechanics to be added with each setting and era,” said Mystical Throne Entertainment and Entropic Gaming System designer Aaron T. Huss. “However, I wanted to avoid an excessive quantity of mechanics and still maintain that flexibility. After two years of brainstorming, development, and professional advice, the Entropic Gaming System was born!”

The Entropic Gaming System core rulebook is now or will be available in PDF format from the Mystical Throne Entertainment webstore, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, and A print-on-demand version will be available around the first of January from DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

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Sandbox Episode 8 – Underworld

The first day of the year deserves a wonderful episode of the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox! And, like always, I’ve got a great one for you today. In this episode, we get to play around with the ‘and, Action!’ segment for the first time, ever! It was a lot of fun and the world has changed because of it. So, enjoy this episode!

Show Links

Entropic Gaming System
Dungeon World
Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide – You can find Fantasy Heroic in here.
Fantasy Heroic Beastiary
Legend of the Five Rings
Burning Wheel
Dungeons & Dragons

Points of Contact
Dustan – @GMsCorner
Christopher – @EldritchFire or +ChristopherRuthenbeck
Devon – @Shark_Bone or +DevonKelley

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Sandbox Episode 7 – Sky City

What’s that? A bird? A plane? NO! It’s the latest episode of the Sandbox show featuring SKY CITY and all of its super-powered goodness!

In this episode, Christopher, Mike and I get down and create some super-cool (Yes! Even cryogenics!) places and faces for use in your superhero games. There’s tons of fun and lots of good ideas for you to grab for your games. Enjoy! And remember, you can support the show on Patreon.

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Sandbox Wiki
Devon on Saving The Game
Smallville RPG
Hero System
Savage Worlds
MnM 3rd
Marvel Heroic RPG
Atomic Robo
Venture City Stories
Capes, Cowls & Villains Foul
Sky High
Worlds in Peril – An Apocalypse World Supers Game

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Sandbox Episode 6 – Outer Wastes

It’s time for another Sandbox episode, and man do I have a good one for you! For this episode I was joined by Christopher, who has taken on the role of permanent host for my Sandbox show, and RPG Gamer Dad, of the RPGGamerDad Podcast. This episode was wonderful to record and tons of fun. Crazy monks, dead hulks and mutant guarded watering holes are all part of the fun. Enjoy!

On a Wiki note, I’m still running an episode behind on updating the Sandbox Wiki with the district notes. I’ve got a free day this coming week and I’ll make sure to catch up and get it all entered.

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Sandbox Wiki
RPG Gamer Dad Podcast
RPG Gamer Dad on Twitter
The 100 on CW
Sigmar’s Hammer

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Sandbox Episode 5 – Crater Colony

Get ready for another rockin’ episode of the Sandbox! For this one, I have Jarvis back on to create Places and Faces for Crater Colony, the Cyberpunk district in the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox world! There are some really cool ideas here. I hope we inspire your games.

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Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox Wiki

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Sandbox Episode 4 – The Pit

For this episode, I was joined by Christopher and Jerrod. We had a few hiccups during the recording of this episode, so there might be some odd jumps in the audio. I tried to edit the sound to make it sound natural, but there was only so much I could do. Still, there is a ton of fun created in this episode. Enjoy!

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Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox Wiki
Remington Steele
EldritchFire Press
Sin City Savages

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Sandbox Episode 3 – Orbital Platform Delta 4

For this episode, I had the pleasure of creating wonderful Places & Faces with Aakin and Shaun in an awesome science fiction district. We had a great time recording, even if it was a bit late for two of us. Enjoy the show!

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Iron Empires Comics
Aakin on Twitter
Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox Wiki

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CHUM 28 – Flat Plastic Miniatures

A few days ago, I had the pleasure to sit down and speak with Joshua Wardrop of Arcknight to speak about his latest Kickstarter, Flat Plastic Miniatures! This is a super cool project and I’m happy he took the time to sit down and chat with me about it.

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