Aug 27

The Trial of Cold Steel Wardens ep. 2



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 one was more fun, not to say that the other one wasn’t, but this part had more good roleplaying in it, and some plans coming together. The first one was like, here’s a vague collection of ideas, but this one was getting into the nitty-gritty of it, and starting to put together plans of action and other ideas.

    • James on August 29, 2015 at 6:23 am
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    next time CalebG needs to make sure he gets a character with superpowers

    1. James,
      I kind of think that’s his schtick at this point. Let’s him compare different games equally.

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