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The Blind Eyes wish to provoke a gang war between the Silver Nails, a mercenary group that specializes in slaying the unquiet dead and dealing with other occult dangers, and Lord Scurlock's minions. They must frame a Silver Nail captain for their own actions. Can the crew deceive two deadly and skilled factions?Bill – Vimes/Seth the SlideBaz – Salt…
 
The D4s have a new team member, Delta, to help them finish the score they tried last time. An enclave has an abundance of high quality rope but they face internal strife due to competing factions. Can the D4s navigate the political intrigue and put on a good show to impress the enclave or will they fail again?Ross as DeaconMaddy as DeltaAaron as Da…
 
Support Night Clerk Radio on Patreon It’s a double secret topic episode as Ross and Birk discuss both the evolution of chillwave and the realities of Summer vacation. These topics serve as the basis for discussing two excellent albums that represent very different interpretations of the summer jam. Albums Discussed Midnight Mixtape by Origami Vato …
 
The Blind Eyes have found the Vault of Secrets but now they must break in and find the documents they need. Getting past the security and locating one particular document will require all of their finesse and cunning.Aaron – Salvage the LeechBill – Vimes/Seth the SlideBaz – Salty the SpiderBirk – Audra the Whisper…
 
Another day, another score. Sometimes the trip to the site is even more dangerous than the job itself, as the D4s discover. Even a simple obstacle can become far more difficult to overcome, in the blink of an eye. Nothing can be taken for granted in the Loss.Ross as DeaconMaddy as DexiAaron as DarlingtonDavid as DakkaJason B as the GM…
 
We have another preview episode of After Hours from the RPPR Patreon! If you enjoy this episode, consider backing us to help support this podcast. Episodes 70 ,71, and 72 continue our descent into Inferno. Synopsis: We’re going to Hell! Judge’s Guild put out a module called Inferno in 1980, ostensibly based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. It’s a LOT. Cal…
 
Support Night Clerk Radio on Patreon In this episode, we dive into two very different dungeon synth albums. One, in this writer's opinion, tells the lonesome tale of an adventuring sea turtle. The other is an evocative blend of genres that serves as the soundtrack for the tabletop RPG of the same name. Both albums are excellent examples of the rang…
 
World building is a fun part of preparing a game but it's still work. Sometimes you may need help generating ideas. James D'Amato from the One Shot podcast released a new book called The Ultimate RPG Game Master's Worldbuilding Guide, which contains many exercises to build up a world. James and I went through one of the exercises to expand upon my …
 
News: Check out Arkham Cold Cases on the RPPR Patreon! Episode 4 features Caleb as a guest and it’s quite hilarious. Listen to a sample here. We’ve also picked a regular time for livestreams on the RPPR Patreon Discord – 6 pm CST on Sundays. Come hang out with us by joining the Patreon. Synopsis: Over the last year, Shaun has become a fan of vtuber…
 
Support Night Clerk Radio on Patreon Toonami began as a programming block on Cartoon Network, but quickly became a cultural touchstone for a generation. Its choice of shows and aesthetic influenced countless fans, artists, and producers. Instead of an aggressive macho outlook to match cartoons like Dragonball Z and Samurai Jack, it affected a chill…
 
A large cache of lawn tools is stored in a hedge maze outside of a big box hardware store. Lawn tools are invaluable because they can be repurposed to serve any number of needs, pieced out for parts, or be turned into anti-casualty weapons. But why is a hedge maze still a thing this long after the Crash?Ross as DeaconMaddy as DexiAaron as Darlingto…
 
The Blind Eyes know that a powerful guild of merchants, The Hive, knows the location of a powerful artifact they need. The information is kept in a book hidden in a vault controlled by the Hive. Only one member of the Hive, the loremaster, has access to the vault. The Blind Eyes decide to infiltrate the Hive and ingratiate themselves to the loremas…
 
Support Night Clerk Radio on Patreon The Lofi genre is often associated with mixes and 24/7 streams where listeners are exposed to an endless sequence of beats and jazz samples. However, as mentioned on our Patreon bonus episode on Lofi, we wanted to learn more about the genre by listening to albums. We’re starting with two very popular lofi artist…
 
Furniture is a valuable commodity in the Loss and the D4s have a lead on an untouched big box store full of it. Of course, there must be a reason why a store that large has been untouched so long after the Crash. The D4s' new armored vehicle is powerful, but is firepower the solution?Ross as DeaconMaddy as DexiAaron as DarlingtonDavid as DakkaJason…
 
Caleb and I sat down to talk about his new project, Fae’s Anatomy. It parodies the stories found in procedural medical dramas. Think General Hospital, Grey’s Anatomy, M.A.S.H, or House. Only insane, because who needs realism? It mixes over the top melodrama role playing with cooperative puzzle solving. Caleb talks about the design process, preparin…
 
The Blind Eyes want to start a war between two powerful factions without anyone knowing they are behind it. To achieve this, they must frame a leader within the Silver Nails, a mercenary company, as a secret member of the Spirit Wardens. Then they must convince Lord Scurlock's faction that the Silver Nails are behind their latest defeats because th…
 
Support Night Clerk Radio on Patreon Like other vaporwave subgenres, mallsoft has evolved since its creation. Initially defined by sampling and reverb, new mallsoft albums drift towards exploring new compositions and themes. While actual shopping malls are sliding into the dustbin of history, the idea of mall ambiance lingers with us. The essence o…
 
News: I've launched a new Kickstarter for a podcast series called Ludonarrative Dissidents! Check it out here and listen to a preview episode on RPPR here.The National Guard wants the D4s to escort a group of VIPs to their base and in exchange they will receive a new armored vehicle. Why would such a heavily armed group need takers for this job? As…
 
Ludonarrative Dissidents is a new podcast series from Ross Payton, Greg Stolze, and James Wallis. Check out the Kickstarter to help fund this project and get unique rewards! In each episode, we plan to focus on a particular RPG, looking at its mechanics, setting, and everything else to see what makes this game tick. In this preview episode, we look…
 
The Blind Eyes must figure out the identity of a Spirit Warden, who goes by the moniker Bakaros. To find his real identity, they must stalk and deceive their target, a formidable task, even for them. The Spirit Wardens take great care to protect their secrecy and their influence in the city is vast.Baz – Salty the SpiderBirk – Audra the WhisperAaro…
 
Between Bandcamp and YouTube, we get recommended a lot of music courtesy of the algorithm. In this episode, we discuss a selection of three such recommendations. All three feature rich and varied ambient soundscapes, but each tackle the genre from their unique perspective. Join us as we conduct some spring cleaning on our recommendations and feel f…
 
The D4s are focusing on scores to build up supplies for the war. Fireworks are in high demand because of their utility in distracting mobs of the undead. The D4s know where a cache is supposed to be located, but why has it been left untouched for so long?Ross as DeaconMaddy as DexiAaron as DarlingtonDavid as DakkaJason B as the GM…
 
The Blind Eyes now know that a powerful occult artifact, the Soul Engine, is important in the struggle between the two demons. But what is the Soul Engine and where is it? Some of the knowledge they seek lies hidden in a noble's library. The crew must find a way into the library so they can search it. It is too heavily guarded to take by force, so …
 
Reminder: Our patreon is up! https://www.patreon.com/nightclerkradio The unique blend of despair and hope present in the work of post-rock legends Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GY!BE) makes their music more relevant and poignant than ever. We discuss our experiences with and love for the music of GY!BE and share our thoughts on their tremendous new …
 
A cluster of enclaves in Missouri faces annihilation at the hands of a massive horde of the undead. Their only hope is to prepare for war, a job for their preeminent taker crew, the D4s. Led by a (reform) Black Math cultist, the crew drives an armored vehicle, the Dragula, so they focus exclusively on taking scores. They need to build up their warc…
 
After their last job, the Blind Eyes have learned of the machinations between two powerful demons. Setarrra, the demonic patron of Lord Scurlock, wishes to unleash a nest of demons sealed under the city's harbor. Scurlock does everything he can fulfill this agenda. Inkblood, another demon, has allied itself to the Leviathan Hunters and wishes to st…
 
Jeff Barber recently spoke to me about his new project, Blue Planet Recontact. It’s the new, updated, definitive edition of the classic science fiction roleplaying game set on the wild, frontier waterworld of Poseidon. Blue Planet is a compelling RPG journey into humanity’s precarious future on a distant waterworld where political unrest and a hung…
 
Reminder: Our patreon is up! https://www.patreon.com/nightclerkradio In terms of hours listened, video game music probably wins for every generation that came of age with a game console in the house. It's no surprise then that new artists use video game music as a starting point for their work - not merely remixing or imitating but building upon it…
 
The Blue Planet Recontact Kickstarter is live! Get your copy today and help bring this game back.A child has gone missing at an important settlement, so a team of specialists has been brought in. As the team investigates, they find evidence of a strange intruder unlike any they've encountered before. The depths of Poseidon hold many secrets, but so…
 
A botched Delta Green operation turns deadly. The agents must survive the attack and then the truly dangerous part of the mission begins. They know that the source of evil is further in the wilderness. They must find and confront it. Can they survive the inhuman entity at the heart of the cult? Find out in the conclusion of Sanguine Thorn!Ross as L…
 
On a balmy morning outside Arkham Massachusetts, a farmer found Randolph Carter and Joel Manton unconscious in a field, covered in dirt and blood. The year was 1923. No one knew what happened to the two men and the case has never been solved. Nearly a century later, a new theory of the crime has surfaced...Welcome to Arkham Cold Cases, a new true c…
 
Reminder: Our patreon is up! https://www.patreon.com/nightclerkradio Dark Jazz can be droning, languid, and brooding - the music of smoky and quiet bars, of desperate people lost in themselves, of mystery and regret. And we're back listening to it again, this time examining two bands both of whom are deeply linked to the genre as they've been produ…
 
A body has been found in the water in Heather Creek, Alaska. by morning kayakers. The body has been ID'd as Abiba Al-Hawaryat, a member of Boko Haram. He's a CIA asset that was last seen in the Sahel region of North Africa, mere hours before his decayed body was reported as washed up in an Alaskan tourist town. . A team of agents travels to northwe…
 
A mysterious woman and her unnatural cargo needs to enter Duskvol undetected. She has enemies in the city watching the borders. The Blind Eyes must pick up her up off the coast and find a way to evade her enemies. But they must also keep their own crew from mutinying, as her cargo turns out to be rather disturbing. What is her agenda and what does …
 
Reminder: Our patreon is up! https://www.patreon.com/nightclerkradio Heimat Der Katastrophe (HDK) is a DIY label managed by an artist collective in Milan. They produce a wide range of albums from genres described as "ambient punk, minimal-synth, dungeon-drone, wartime music and post-nuclear wave." On this episode, we discuss two of their recent rel…
 
News: Check out the Different Trouble Kickstarter for Termination Shock! Greg Stolze wants to publish a supplement focusing on alien species. Back it today to get your copy.TERMINATION SHOCK focused on humankind's escape from the dangers of our home solar system into a large, weird, cosmopolitan free-for-all. One family, their sentient spaceship, a…
 
The Blind Eyes want a new ship and turn their gaze towards the wealthy of Whitecrowne. One family owns a hull swan boat. It moves under its own unnatural power and needs no crew to run, making it an invaluable asset to the crew. Of course, liberating it from its current owners is easier said than done.This episode's artwork is a group portrait of T…
 
News: The Night Clerk Radio Patreon is now live. You can check it out and support us at: https://www.patreon.com/nightclerkradio You'll get bonus episodes, access to our community Discord, and much more as the Patreon continues to grow! Each yeah, the vaporwave subreddit (r/vaporwave), compiles a list of their favorite albums of the year. For this …
 
The first full Delta Green campaign, Impossible Landscapes, is finally out. I’ve long awaited this book, as I have been fascinated with Carcosa and surreal horror since I first read Night Floors years ago. I caught up with Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey of Arc Dream Publishing to learn more about the book. Read the essay that began it all, the Roa…
 
Three desperate people sign up for a new job through a gig economy app. The job seems to be simple: personal assistants to Frank Dobbins. Their new boss is obsessed with air purifiers and the job appears to be nothing more than setting up and maintaining dozens of the machines in his house. As night falls though, the three assistants find out that …
 
The Blind Eyes have set their sights on a rival gang, the Fog Hounds. They are competitors and the two gangs have fought in the past. Now, the Blind Eyes want their turf to expand their own operation. The Fog Hounds operate from a heavily guarded lair in the sewers. What plan will the Blind Eyes create to assault the lair? Find out in this violent …
 
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