Of Steam, Steel and Murder

Session 31: The Meat Wagon
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Players: Jamas, Jesse, Marcus, Nick



Here is the first part
Here is the second and last part

The hunt for Constantine continues as the gang race around Metapol to follow the crumbs that Constantine has left. From violent explosions, bellhops loosing heads, driving in traffic while talking on phones, excitement awaits! The exploits are all done while driving in a police meat wagon with two dead bodies in the back.

Jessee was having connection problems on this one and we only here him in the first hour or so of the recording before technology overcomes him and he has to drop out. This is part two of what I’m dubbing the “Hunt For Constantine” story arc.

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Interview with Logan, GM of Heroic Cthulhu
interview, Logan, Heroic Cthulhu

I got my start in podcasting actual play games by being a player in an excellent game called Heroic Cthulhu. This was a homebrew game based on Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG with a few twists. The GM, Logan made this game very enjoyable. For those interested, here is a two part interview I recorded with him and another fellow player, Travis.



Here is the first part
Here is the second part

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Session 30: The Best Game Ever!
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Players: Jamas, Jessee, Jon, Marcus, Nick



Here is the first part.
Here is the second part.

We’re back after a month long hiatus! This session gets personal as some players delve deep into their souls and bare such shattering truths as : “I was just thinking of murdering him and I got happy as a school boy”. Mr. Bishop also puts in a bid for public office. Who wouldn’t vote for a smarmy womanizer? The investigators catch a break in this episode and fine out at least ONE of Constantine’s identities.


Joy! It feels GOOD to play again.

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Filler: The Dresden Files continues
session, filler

Here is the first part
Here is the second part


Hey gang. Due to my acquiring a new house and the cleaning, repairing and moving that this created, SSM has been on hiatus for the month of February. We will return with our first game on March the 5th. Until then, I’m putting out the next session of our Dresden Files game that was ran by Nick back in August of 2010. Enjoy!

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Session 29: Famous D's
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Players: Jamas, Jon, Marcus, Nick and Jesse



Here is part 1
Here is part 2

Tesla’s funeral continues as the gang tightens security down to Olympic proportions. Snipers, check. Plain clothes officers, check. Aldrick on the guest list, check. Concession stand to sell spicy meatballs on a stick to the funeral gawkers, check. Apes in power armor and bi-planes spewing confetti, CHECK!

We had a new player in this session. Jesse, welcome to the group! This was perhaps not the best adventure for a new player to start as it’s a wrapping up adventure for the rest of the group, but Jesse does a grand job hanging in there.

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Session 28: Friendly Fire
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Players: Jamas, Jon, Marcus, Nick



Here is the first part.
Here is the corrected second part.


The gang checks into Tesla’s private laboratory at the edge of Metapol and runs into some surprises. Mr. Bishop simply can not take any more abuse from the party and rolls a grenade at them! Take that you mouthy P.I! Tesla’s secrets are plundered, but not by the detectives! Who has bypassed Tesla’s fiendish defenses and made off with his latest research, and what will the repercussions be!


I started this one off during Tesla’s funeral and intended to do a flash back to the prior week showcasing how the characters have been spending their downtime. Surprise! The characters instead plan and execute an assault upon Tesla’s private lab. It makes the beginning something of a non-sequitur as there is no “flashback” scene to put it into context, but things will resolve in the next episode. We’ve been away for a bit and our recordings have been spotty over the holidays, but man was it good to get back into the game again.

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Holiday filler part 2: The Dresden FIles
filler

The holidays have struck again and our last game of SSM did not go off as planned. I offer up this alternate recording to give our listeners something to keep them going over the holidays. This time, it’s a Dresden Files game ran by Nick who play Ray Marlowe in our regular game. This is a recording of the first session of that game. Enjoy and with any luck our next scheduled game will go off as planned and I’ll have it posted that weekend. Happy holidays to one and all and have a great new year!


Here is the first part of the recording.
and here is the conclusion.


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Session 27: Even More Plot
Session

Players: Jamas, Marcus, Nick



Here is part one
Here is part two

Dramatic and probably lethal plot was sidestepped as the players chose to work on less lethal information gathering instead. The heroes take up mere moments after the last session took place and contemplate deep treacherous moves amongst the power-players in Metapol. And why the heck did Tesla keep blood samples of the investigators anyways?


More of an in-character chat session than a play session, but still it was fun. It’s been a while since we last played and it was hard to remember specifics from the last episode (who ever goes back and listens to podcasts that they were in, right?). Marcus needed to bail out of skype for the last hour or so, but was around to type to us. Less exciting for the listeners, but we got to mock Bishop in character, so that was all good!

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Session 26: A Great Man
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Players: Jamas, Jon, Marcus, Nick


Here is the first part
And here is the conclusion


It’s lights out in Metapol as Power is taken out with an explosion. The characters race to the scene and lend aid in their own unique ways. They run, fly, bike and take the transit to be the first on the scene. A poignant moment is shared at the passing of a great man. Can Joshua Dare hold the guilds together? Find out in this exciting episode.

Some short but key moments into the characters heads in this one. Pay attention to the short scenes each of the players get at Joshua’s house before the meeting starts.

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History Session
history, world

People chatting:Bert, Jamas, Marcus, Nick


Here is the recording


This is the recording of a World/History burning session we did several months ago. Not everyone’s cup of tea as it’s just a bunch of guys sitting around talking about WWI history and how SSM is shaped by it. Listen if you like, but don’t expect to be thrilled

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