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Idle Red Hands Podcast is a weekly podcast from Japan about games and gamers. We focus mostly on role-playing games, but dabble and tangent into board games, movies, comics, living in Japan and making fun of each other. The latter being most frequent.
The three hosts, Chris, Lyal and Wayne, all live in Kansai, Japan, meeting weekly to game, gab and record the show.
In this episode, we seize this rare opportunity to be topical and talk about the biggest news in gaming since the announcement of Dungeons and Dragons 4e: the announcement of, uh, Dungeons and Dragons 5e. We give our 5e wish list and, oddly enough for three guys that have yet to figure out to how to monetize their podcast, give our thoughts on what Wizards of the Coast’s business... [click here for more]
Having successfully recovered from The Towel Incident last week, we return to discuss two “Powered by the Apocalypse” games: Monsterhearts and Dungeon World. What does a high school monster love story game have in common with a throwback to old school D&D? Studded leather. After listening to the episode, Lyal felt that Chris and Wayne didn't really explain how the... [click here for more]
In this installment of Creature Features, we get in the Christmas spirit (kind of) and talk about fairies, except for elves (okay, not at all). We discuss different elements you can use in your game, which apparently includes David Bowie’s bulging crotch (all that Wayne remembered from Labyrinth). We also finally settle the question of which was the best superhero movie... [click here for more]
Rejected lines from The Empire Strikes Back and proof that GMs really need to think about what they want to accomplish with their scenes: “Luke, when a man and woman love each other, they hug very tightly…” “If you thought the trash compactor was a tight squeeze, you should’ve seen your mother…” “Luke! Meeza Jar Jar... [click here for more]