Aug 20

The Trial of Cold Steel Wardens ep. 1



Hello and welcome to The Trials. Our new system play test Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. These games are from one-shots of us playing a new system and giving it a trial run.  This is the Trial of Cold Steel Wardens. Superhero RPG’ing in the Iron Age of Comics.  CSW is the brain child of local game designer A.P. Klosky. It was successfully Kickstarted a couple years back and is being published by BlackFallPress (@BlackFallPress).

I met the author at CincyCon earlier this year and demo’d his game and really liked it. I invited him to come on and do a Trial of it for our show and here it is.  The first 25 minutes or so of this episode is a rules review and then we jump into the actual play. We will have our traditional recap episode after the AP episodes.

Also, A.P. will be at AcadeCon this year demoing this game and new in-development board game he’s working on.

For players –

I am playing Sawbones  (@theRpgAcademy)

Caleb is playing Cadia (@TheCalebG)

Rohit from is playing Ambush (@Gamersplane)

and friend of the show Jason is playing CamShaft @23rdian23





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  1. This is a fun one to listen to thus far, I’m curious to see how the whole story goes. I would have really loved to have heard a short minisode with each of the characters to learn more about their backstory, ala. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man before they became the Avengers, because this feels more like an Avengers waiting to happen, but I don’t know anything about their backstory, so it feels odd to be trying to scrounge up that information.

  2. TheScando,

    It was a great session ( I think so, anyway), but we didn’t have enough time to delve into that much backstory. I wish we had. There is a quite a lot of lore cooked into the CSW book and each of the character we played are in there with flesh out backstories so if wanna track down a copy that might do it.


    1. For that cost, I just noticed the link, I might have to do that, I need to find a few more friends to play RPG’s with, so I don’t bombard the same new people with all my new exciting things to try.

  3. I’d be happy to provide any information about the characters, if you guys like.
    Just let me know what you’re looking for…

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