Troy Pichelman

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Name: Troy Pichelman
Date registered: August 13, 2016
URL: http://198.255.211.209

Latest posts

  1. Cypher Speak Episode 16: Monte Cook Invisible Sun Asset Interview #2 — August 7, 2017
  2. Cypher Speak Episode 15: No Thank You, Evil! — July 24, 2017
  3. Cypher Speak Episode 14: Rewind, Let’s do it again, Numenera Revisted — July 12, 2017
  4. Cypher Speak Episode 13: New Centropolis was once just Centropolis, Why they changed it I can’t say, People just liked it better that way — June 27, 2017
  5. Cypher Speak: Asset Interview Darcy Ross – Special Announcment — June 26, 2017

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  1. Cypher Speak Episode 12: Shanna Germain Asset Interview — 1 comment

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Aug 07 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 16: Monte Cook Invisible Sun Asset Interview #2

It’s been 366 days since Invisible Sun was announced.  As the release of Invisible Sun nears, we get back together with Monte, and talk about Invisible Sun Characters.  We focus on the character driven story aspects of Invisible Sun and how a game of Invisible Sun will work.

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Thanks for all the support so far!

Jul 24 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 15: No Thank You, Evil!

It’s time to talk Kids Games!  This week we cover Monte Cook Games RPG for Kids, No Thank You, Evil! by Shanna Germain.  Gaming with kids is really great, and if you are looking for a good introduction to play an RPG with kids, look no further than No Thank You, Evil!

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Thanks for all the support so far!

Jul 12 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 14: Rewind, Let’s do it again, Numenera Revisted

We love Numenera! We’ll always love Numenera, but maybe you’re looking for a way to enhance your Numenera game and bring it up to a new level.

We discuss how to upgrade your Numenera game with some of the new narrative options from newer Numenera Books, and how to include some newer Cypher System tech.

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Troy Covers how to upgrade your Numenera Game using new Numenera source material, including:

  • Character Options 2
  • The Into Numenera Series of books
  • Numenera Bestiary 2
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera

Darcy Covers how to use new Cypher Tech in your game:

  • Horror Mode from the Cypher System Rule Book
  • Super Heroes in Numenera
  • Post Apocolyptic rules
  • Descriptors / Foci / Cyphers / Artifacts

What did we miss? What have you added from other Cypher Sources into your game?

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Keep in touch & let us know your thoughts on the show or anything in the CypherSphere!

Thanks for all the support so far!

Jun 27 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 13: New Centropolis was once just Centropolis, Why they changed it I can’t say, People just liked it better that way

Darcy & Troy fly into the recursion of New Centropolis.  They talk about some cool ways to use New Centropolis in your Strange game, then they dive right into bringing you some of your favorite super hero references, and how you could use them in this recursion.

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What Superhero Influences do you use in your game?


Keep in touch & let us know your thoughts on the show or anything in the CypherSphere!

Thanks for all the support so far!

Jun 26 2017

Cypher Speak: Asset Interview Darcy Ross – Special Announcment

This is just a quick episode for Darcy to share some special news.

We recorded in a hurry absent our usual setups so please forgive any audio peculiarities.

Contessa Kick Starter

MCG Announcement

Jun 12 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 12: Shanna Germain Asset Interview

Today Darcy and Troy interview Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games.

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Links:

Monte Cook Games

Museum of the Earth

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Thanks for all the support so far!

Mar 20 2017

Cypher Speak: Rules Primer

We wanted to give a quick Rules Primer of the Cypher System.  For experienced players there will not be much new here, but if you are a new player, and want to understand the jargon in some of our episodes this primer’s for you.

 


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Mar 20 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 6: Comparative Cypher Studies

This week we compare the Cypher System to several other game systems.  If you are unfamiliar with the Cypher System, this will help you draw comparisons to games you may know.  If you are familiar with the Cypher System, this may give you a few ideas for new games to try.

 

Games We Compare To:

Savage Worlds

Fate

Star Wars – Edge of the Empire

Powered By the Apocalypse

Fiasco

The End of the World

Dungeons & Dragons

Nights Black Agents (Gumshoe)

 

Poddities:

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Thanks for all the support so far!

Mar 06 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 5: The Great Estate

Hello Dear Listeners, we’re back!

The Estate is one of the major earth organizations in The Strange. Darcy & Troy discuss the possibilities of what this organization can do for you players, and some of the nefarious ways it can cause headaches for them.

 

Links:

The CypherCast Podcast

The Strange Box Kickstarter

Torment: Tides of Numenera

 


Keep in touch & let us know your thoughts on the show!

Thanks for all the support so far!

 

Jan 01 2017

Cypher Speak Update: Our Cypherlution

Hello friends and listeners!

We’ve been quiet for quite some time, and we’ve been working on a plan for getting the show back on track. Here we share some of the struggles we’ve had in the last few months, and talk about what we need to do to get the show back to you.

 

Links:

Madison Ray – @maddiekayray on twitter or email mrayaudio@gmail.com

Chris Sniezak – @MisdirectedMark

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Sad Things On Index Cards – By Taylor LeBresh