Orbital Decay – Episode 6

Welcome to Orbital Decay, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers! Join Game Master Michael Zenke as he takes Sean Sands, Shawn Andrich, Karla Andrich and Rob Daviau into a mysterious sci-fi adventure where our heroes don't know who they are, where they are or why they've emerged from their damaged cryo pods in the first place. This week Pipe, Eighty Eight, Cat and Jin begin to reassemble their past selves.

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Back to back episodes since I won't be around to post them on the usual schedule. Savor them! Next ones will be early April.

See you then!

Like leaving food out for the pets when you go somewhere overnight, I have consumed it all already and eagerly await your return.

"Space Ambulance" would make a great game. Like a cross between Space Taxi, Crazy Taxi, and the cab driving scenes in The Fifth Elemental. Fly your space ambulance through crazy cities to rescue people and return them to the hospital in time.

This episode was marvelous - nice to get some backstory on the characters for sure, and I like that they have to earn the memories back. Before this episode I was wondering if we would get an information overload where they would plug in and 'boom' everything is back, but nice to see that isn't the direction and that there is some mystery intact.

Binging The Unmarked and then this back-to-back is making me want to try DMing my own story-based RPG, even though I'm only about 3 sessions into my first DnD game.

What is the dice program you're using for this and why did you choose an application instead of just using actual dice? Are there remote players that you're doing this through a Tabletop RPG program, like Table20?

I'm really enjoying the show and am planning to put together an adventure with some friends using the PtbA. I'm just wondering if there are any restrictions laid out in the game literature for this particular adventure (Orbital Decay) or is it just at the discretion of the GM? The scenario where Pipe punched a giant snake-bird so hard it's wall sized head exploded through the roof a building seemed wildly powerful for still relatively young characters and it seems to lend itself to trend into essentially Godmode by the end.

My big concern here is based in my interest in my own adventure, as you guys should do whatever let's you enjoy it, but I just fear things getting out of control and unmanageable players that unbalance the adventure.

Thanks again, and I'm still really enjoying this adventure.