For a little over the year, I have used this blog to explore science fiction scenarios. The short fiction format of these posts allow me to play with a wide variety of ideas and overtime I have started to get a sense of a “Muckrakerverse,” a world of science fiction whimsy populated by mild-mannered Alien […]Read More Muckraker RPG in Playtest
Planning the adventure for your RPG session is easily the most daunting task of being a new Game Master. This helps explain the popularity of pre-made adventures. Indeed many prefer to just run a pre-written and play tested adventure strait out of the box to writing their own. But just as much of the fun […]Read More Writing Your First RPG Session
“Hello Muckrakers, this is Technology & Space Cruiser Reporter Sp’Rark!” “And this is Editor-In-Chief C’therax!” “And this sweet ride is the new and improved NeonNebula Optimex!” Sp’Rark said. “AHHHHHHHHH!!!” As Sp’Rark said the name of the starship, she fired its fusion thrusters, causing a sudden and heavy wave of G-forces to crash into C’therax. “CUT!” […]Read More G-Forces
Dungeons and Dragons is to roleplaying, what Kleenex is to tissues. Some people think that ALL roleplaying is Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons was the first tabletop RPG and the 5th Edition is one of the best designed tabletop RPGs out there. It’s incredibly easy for new players to learn, but still has enough […]Read More Roleplaying Games Besides Dungeons And Dragons . . .
Previously on The Martian Muckraker: For months Sarah of Earth and C’therax of Mars traded information by interplanetary transmission to aid the cause of freedom on both sides of Earth’s Great Barricade. Earthling authorities want Sarah, an influential political agitator, arrested or killed but lack the political consensus to do so. C’therax and his allies […]Read More Trapped!
“F’delty, this is Michael, my cousin.” Sarah said. F’delty gave a slight bow and shook Michael’s hand. “Sarah’s efforts to reverse Earthling hatred of the Martian people have given us much hope,” F’delty said. Michael nodded, never the talkative type. Sarah opened her laptop and activated the Command Line Interface. A few commands later a […]Read More Spider on a Mission
BREAKING NEWS – This will be developed as events unfold! All Time Dates are Milky Way Central Time MW 400:323 Three satellites have exploded off of the mining colony of Centralica Moon, just off of Jupiter. A government ship from the Martian High Council and two ships from the Martian Muckraker have responded. We are amplifying […]Read More Explosion at Centralica Mine
“C’rululian Empire warships in Martian space, C’therax!” Dr. Vyryn shouted. C’therax slammed a button on his watch and an alarm sounded throughout the press offices of the Martian Muckraker. “No worries everyone! We’ve rehearsed for this! STAND FIRM IN THE IMMUTABLE!” C’therax roared. “STAND FIRM IN THE IMMUTABLE!” a chorus of reporters and office staff […]Read More War of Narratives
‘There are many things the State’s hiding of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is. It is disgusting. It is reprehensible. It is a setback for democracy. But there is one thing that it isn’t: surprising. Our leaders want us to forget what the stars look like so that we will never dream of the Great Barricade […]Read More Starry Night
On Mars… “We need to run the story now, Sp’Rark,” C’therax said. “C’therax! You interviewed…” Sp’Rark interrupted. “You brought an Earthling larvae…” “…by accident. And that was Xogue’s fault. And we promptly returned her. And we are sure as heck are not going to run an article about her!” “You’re lucky the biosensors on the Great […]Read More Stand Firm