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Episode 53: Letters from Whitechapel and Horror Movies Translated into RPG Adventures

In episode 53, the gang takes a look at the Jack the Ripper themed, hidden movement game, Letters from Whitechapel.  The founders then take a look back at our Halloween game review from last year, Fury of Dracula.  Tony gives you the skinny on all the newest games coming out and community events.  The show is finished out as the guys geek out over their favorite horror movies and how you can use them to make RPG adventures. 

 



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In episode 53, the gang takes a look at the Jack the Ripper themed, hidden movement game, Letters from Whitechapel.  The founders then take a look back at our Halloween game review from last year, Fury of Dracula.  Tony gives you the skinny on all the newest games coming out and community events.  The show is finished out as the guys geek out over their favorite horror movies and how you can use them to make RPG adventures. 

Episode Timeline

  • Letters from Whitechapel Walkthrough: 00:29 
  • Letters from Whitechapel Review: 00:35 
  • Look Back at Fury of Dracula: 01:01 
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:08 
  • Horror Movies Translated into RPG Adventures: 01:48

Opening Banter

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Letters from Whitechapel Review 

The board game Letters from Whitechapel, which plays in 90-150 minutes, takes the players right there. One player plays Jack the Ripper, and his goal is to take five victims before being caught. The other players are police detectives who must cooperate to catch Jack the Ripper before the end of the game. The game board represents the Whitechapel area at the time of Jack the Ripper and is marked with 199 numbered circles linked together by dotted lines. During play, Jack the Ripper, the Policemen, and the Wretched are moved along the dotted lines that represent Whitechapel's streets. Jack the Ripper moves stealthily between numbered circles, while policemen move on their patrols between crossings, and the Wretched wander alone between the numbered circles. 

Fury of Dracula Look Back

In this game of Gothic adventure, one player takes the role of Dracula while up to four others attempt to stop him by controlling Vampire hunters from the famous Bram Stoker novel. Dracula has returned, and is determined to control all of Europe by creating an undead empire of Vampires. Dracula uses a deck of location cards to secretly travel through Europe, leaving a trail of encounters and events for the hunters that chase him. Meanwhile, the hunters attempt to track and destroy Dracula using the limited information available to them - a task easier said than done when their prey has the power to change forms into a wolf or bat, and can even melt away into the mist when confronted. To save Europe and rid the world of Dracula's foul plague, the hunters must destroy Dracula before he earns enough victory points to win the game... will they have enough wit and bravery to defeat the dark count? 

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