Undercommon Taste

Undercommon Taste

A podcast where we create and discuss homebrew content for tabletop roleplaying games, primarily Dungeons and Dragons 5e. Here, we try to expand on the options presented to us in the published material, to offer some guidance for aspiring storytellers trying to figure out how to make their big ideas become reality. Here, we stir the pot and lick the spoon. Logo art by David Sutherland - find him on Deviant Art: https://rb.gy/hqmjgo

Episodes

June 12, 2024 62 mins

This week, we're returning to Fallout to talk about some of the established factions found within the universe. Join us as we discuss Vault-Tec, the Enclave, the Brotherhood of Steel, the NCR, and raiders, as well as ways to implement them on the table when running the Fallout RPG.

 

As mentioned last week, Modiphius has a free quickstart guide for the Fallout RPG available on their website. It contains all of the basic rules neede...

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This week, we're breaking out our copies of the Fallout RPG by Modiphius Games. Join us as we give our first impressions of the system, along with some talk about character creation and the basic mechanics of Fallout's 2d20 system.

 

As mentioned in the episode, Modiphius has a free quickstart guide for the Fallout RPG available on their website. It contains all of the basic rules needed to play the game, as well as six pre-generat...

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This week, we're joined by returning guest Sam Leigh to discuss her newest game, Death of the Author. Join us as we discuss solo games and meta narratives, and spend way more time than we realize creating an amazing monster in the Monster Mashup.

 

As mentioned, Sam is a returning guest. You can find her on Twitter (@GoblinMixtape), or on Tiktok at tiktok.com/@goblinmixtape. You can also find her other work, including the Ennie nom...

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This week, we're continuing our exploration of TTRPG biomes by exploring islands and maritime settings with special guest Eric Holden from The Goblin's Corner podcast. Join us as we discuss the hazards, features, and plot points you can hit in an island-hopping adventure. 

 

Eric's podcast, The Goblin's Corner, is another TTRPG podcast devoted to worldbuilding, game lore, and storyteller tips and tricks. If you like our content, ch...

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This week, we're joined by returning guest Iko, host of The Lost Bay Podcast and game designer behind the gothic horror TTRPG The Lost Bay. Join us as we continue our discussion of The Lost Bay, how it has expanded since our last conversation, and where it's going next. 

To hear more about The Lost Bay from a mechanical perspective, check out Iko's last visit in Episode 123: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-27zq5-1489e82

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This week, we continue our series on biomes by talking about foothills - that lumpy region between where the land is pokey and where the land is flat. Join us as we discuss terrain, creatures, settlements, and other elements to help you get the most out of this highly versatile biome.

 

We're now on BlueSky! If you're also on the app, find us @undercommontaste and give us a follow!

Find links to all of our social media, episodes, P...

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This week, we're continuing our new series on biomes with the coastal! Join us as we talk about freshwater coastlines, sea shores, and everything in between, along with what you might find as you go with the flow or bury your toes in the sand.

 

A couple of updates, pertaining to friends of the show: The Tome of Intangible Treasures, which Josh from Lone Colossus Games discussed with us last week, was fully funded in a matter of ho...

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This week, we welcome Josh from Lone Colossus Games back to discuss his newest project, Tome of Intangible Treasures! Join us as we talk about the project and the story-driven rewards it contains. As of this episode's release, the project has already fully funded on BackerKit, *and* hit 4 stretch goals. Here's a link to the project's landing page: https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/lone-colossus-games/tome-of-intangible-treasures

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This week, we're starting a new project talking about different environmental settings, and we're kicking it off with urban settings! Join us as we discuss some of the elements that set urban settings apart from the wilderness, as well as some ideas for what you might run into in an urban game. 

 

We're going to have another live interview coming up on Friday, March 1st at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific on twitch.tv/undercommontaste. We'l...

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This week, we continue our discussion of poisons in your TTRPG, specifically in D&D 5e. Join us as we talk about how to harvest and utilize poisons and toxins in your game (disclaimer: AND ONLY IN YOUR GAME). 

 

Here's a link to the poison crafting guide by /u/J_Kim_ on Reddit: Crafting Poisons (Because It Doesn't Always Have to Suck)

 

The Solo But Not Alone 4 bundle is now live on Itch! There are 125 items in the bundle, whic...

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This week, we're talking about poisons in D&D. Join us as we discuss poisons through the editions, our complaints about how they've been implemented in 5th edition, and some ideas (and some hot takes) for ways to improve poison implementation in your games.

 

The Solo But Not Alone 4 bundle is now live on Itch! There are 125 items in the bundle, which starts at $10, and all profits go directly to the mental health awareness cha...

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This week, we welcome special guest Cat to discuss the Solo But Not Alone 4 charity bundle on Itch. Join us as we talk about solo games, mental health, and seagulls. 

 

The Solo But Not Alone 4 bundle is now live on Itch! There are 125 items in the bundle, which starts at $10, and all profits go directly to the mental health awareness charity Take This (takethis.org, Twitter @TakeThisOrg). You can find the bundle here: https://itch...

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This week, we're shifting gears a bit to talk about one of our favorite video game franchises and the TTRPG spawned by it: Fallout! Join us as we discuss some of the mechanics of Fallout: the Roleplaying Game by Modiphius, some of the themes and elements that can make your game feel like a Fallout game, and an overview of the Atompunk genre as a whole.

 

As we mention in the intro, this is our last episode for 2023. Between holiday...

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This week, we're talking about holidays and festivals! Join us as we discuss different types of holidays and how to build your own for your home game.

 

We're now on BlueSky! If you're also on the app, find us @undercommontaste and give us a follow!

Find links to all of our social media, episodes, Patreon, Itch store, and Discord via our Linktree: linktr.ee/undercommontaste

Our theme song is Massacre Anne, written and performed by ...

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This week, we're talking about a Christmas movie with strong Halloween vibes: Gremlins! Join us as we discuss the creatures from the film, how we would translate them to the gaming table, and ALL OF THE SPOILERS for this 40+ year old movie.

 

We're now on BlueSky! If you're also on the app, find us @undercommontaste and give us a follow!

Find links to all of our social media, episodes, Patreon, Itch store, and Discord via our Linkt...

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This week, we're getting into the Halloween spirit talking about constructs! Join us as we discuss why you should use them, some examples of their use in popular media, and our thoughts on how to bring the iconic T-1000 from Terminator 2 to the gaming table.

Our friends over at Tabletop Journeys have fully funded The Traveler's Guide to Factions! Be sure to check it out before it's done, and help them hit some of their stretch goal...

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This week, we welcome the cast of Tabletop Journeys back to the show to discuss their latest Kickstarter project, The Traveler's Guide to Factions. Join us as we talk about some of the factions presented in the book, along with the tools for players and storytellers alike. 

You can find the Tabletop Journeys podcast through their website, ttjourneys.com, or on your podcatcher of choice. The Kickstarter is currently live, and will r...

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This week, we talk about mundane items in your fantasy settings. Join us as we talk about why you should utilize nonmagical items in your games, some ideas about how to implement them, and the worldbuilding implications for mundane items in your setting.

 

We are also happy to announce that we will be doing another livestream interview! Join us on Saturday, September 30th at 9:00 PM Eastern on our Twitch channel (twitch.tv/undercom...

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See, I told you it would be coming out Saturday!

Join us as we reminisce about 3 years of Undercommon Taste, and take a few minutes to talk about a sometimes hot-button issue: Alignment. 

 

Sorry about the delay. Life happened, and we just got off of our normal schedule. Next episode should be out on our normal Wednesday schedule. Merry Tarrasquemas, everyone!

 

Find links to all of our social media, episodes, Patreon, Itch store, ...

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So, I totally messed up on the calendar, got busy, and forgot to get the episode ready for release today. 

 

Oops.

 

The actual episode - our 3rd Anniversary episode, at that - will now be released on Saturday, September 9th. Which is fitting, because it's actually Tarrasquemas, which means it's actually our anniversary. I hope to see you all there.

 

Find links to all of our social media, episodes, Patreon, Itch store, and Discord...

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