Tales from the Omniverse
Patreon-exclusive dimension jumping adventures
Across the vastness of reality, a limitless number of existences play over infinite possibilities. These are the fragments captured in our rudimentary observation.
Welcome to the Omniverse.
One of N.O.E.L.’s primary jobs was to monitor other dimensions… and maybe it is again. Imagine a huge bank of monitors, observing all these dimensions. Tales from the Omniverse is the camera zooming in on one to see a story, before zooming back out and panning to another.
One might be a tale of familiar faces in other worlds, while another may be places and people we’ve never heard of. Yet another may be something that skirts the edge of familiarity through minor connections.
At each $100 patron threshold we reach, we’ll release one additional installment of Tales from the Omniverse, with nine Tales in all. Each chapter will feature a different game, supplement, or hack – along with special guests joining us either to roll some dice or be the power behind the game master screen.
Tales from the Omniverse is a Patreon-exclusive show available to all subscribers at the $5 level and above. Every installment of Tales will be broken up into 60-minute episodes. How many episodes? It may be different for every chapter – it all depends how long it takes for the tale to be told!
Join guest GM Callie and some adventuring chefs as they try to take down a bookwyrm and cook it into a delicious dish in Dragon Stew, a cooking supplemental for 5e.
Ever wondered what our IPT gang would be like if they were dogs? Now you can find out in this installment of Tales featuring the game Pugmire, led by its designer, Eddy Webb.
Fistful of Darkness
The gang is joined by Tom Laird and Russ D. More of Dumbgeons & Dragons for an alternate universe episode of Tales using the game A Fistful of Darkness, a wild west hack of Blades in the Dark.
We’re joined by Josh Harrison, one of the Line Developers for Earthdawn, who leads the group through a session of this game that was such a formative part of the cast’s RPG experience. Josh describes Earthdawn for us as “hopeful post-apocalyptic high fantasy”.
Jake is our GM for this Tale as we’re joined by our very own Andrew Mours – or as you know him, syndactl, the moderator of our subreddit. Get ready for a bit of crunch, we’re playing Pathfinder!
Dungeons & Destiny
We’re joined by GM Kitty who runs the gang (plus special player guest Joe Riley a.k.a. jgame_z) through a session of her Destiny-inspired 5e supplement Dungeons & Destiny!
Steffie de Vaan, one of the developers of Legendlore, runs us through this 5e setting based on the 80s comic of the same name in which four friends find a magical chest which transports them to a fantasy realm where they go on a grand adventure.
This month, the cast is joined by Derek from Rolling Misadventures for a session of Fiasco – a game about ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control.
Fate of Cthulhu
When we ran a Let’s Play through the first part of a story from Evil Hat’s Fate of Cthulhu last winter, we were bombarded with messages asking us to finish the arc. So in the spring of 2020 we recorded the rest of the story… which now rounds out to a whopping twelve episodes! The original parts 1-3 are still in our main feed and on the Let’s Play section of this site if you want a refresher or need to get caught up. And now, we’re thrilled to bring you the rest of the story as the October installment of Tales from the Omniverse!
Neverland the Impossible Island
Rev leads the rest of the cast through Neverland, a D&D 5e setting by Diana Gaeta that is built around the island as described by JM Barrie in his original novel, Peter Pan. Special bonus – Critshow patrons get a large discount if they purchase this setting. Discount information available to active backers.
Anyone Can Wear the Mask
Jeff Stormer is our guest GM on this episode, guiding Rev and Tass through his game Anyone Can Wear the Mask – a superhero roleplaying game for three players about a hero, a villain, and the city they share.
Call of Cthulhu
We’re joined this session by cuppycup from Ain’t Slayed Nobody, who runs Tass, Rev, Kim, and Megan through Call of Cthulhu (a very different experience from our earlier Fate of Cthulhu!)
We’ve got a very special guest GM for you on this installment of Tales… Jake! He leads Rev, Kim, Megan, and Tass through West, using cowboy-themed PBTA Cowboy World.
Earthdawn developer and GM Josh Harrison returns to run Kim, Megan, Jake, and Tass through 1879, the other big RPG line from FASA Games. The game’s premise: In the late 1800s at the height of the Victorian era, a mad science experiment gone wrong in London opened a stable wormhole to another planet where magic exists. Magical energy poured through this wormhole and spread through the Earth’s ley line network, kickstarting a planet-wide magical awakening.