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The Big Red Couch

An RPG Podcast In Which We Take Random Ideas And Turn Them Into Runnable Games. Mostly.

Episode One Hundred And Twenty Seven – What Does “A Cheeky Nando’s” Mean? 2019/07/26, 22:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty Seven – What Does “A Cheeky Nando’s” Mean?

In the post-Brexit dystopia, where any mention of the world outside of the Commonwealth is strictly forbidden, a shadowy folk hero emerged … Cheeky Nando. Working the grill at Nando’s confers awesome martial arts powers via the precise repetition of cunningly-disguised spatula and tong based fighting moves. Cheeky Nando is friendly, charming, helpful, and the […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty Six – Stranded 2019/07/05, 22:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty Six – Stranded

In which Ben goes back to a Big Red Couch standard notion of “something on a spaceship”, despite Craig having taken the approach of deliberately NOT doing something set on a spaceship. Not only is the ship fractured, but so is the crew, so turned against each other that they can’t save themselves. If you […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty Five – Witch Planet Soccer 2019/06/14, 22:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty Five – Witch Planet Soccer

You don’t call a place the “Witch Planet” because you like it, or the people who live on it, and you don’t do so without a cause. And you don’t go to live on the “Witch Planet” without a reason.And while the original settlers of a place may be content with the ignore & be […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty Four – Everything Is Alive On This Starship 2019/05/24, 22:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty Four – Everything Is Alive On This Starship

Programmable biological workers make it so much easier to set up a colony world, because you can reconfigure them as your colony develops. Of course, if something goes wrong on the way there, the ship’s systems might find themselves trying to repair a starship with a worker build who think the telegraph is a pretty […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty Three – Tomb Temperature 2019/05/03, 22:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty Three – Tomb Temperature

The Imperial Tomb is a model of the afterlife, and holds the remains of Emperors, Governors, and Important People; It is, quite literally, the Tomb of the Empire. And when the conditions are just right, the model becomes real, and the Tomb becomes a gateway to the afterlife. That’s when the gravediggers have to put […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty Two – Song of the Old Gods: The Colour Out of Space Album 2019/04/12, 22:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty Two – Song of the Old Gods: The Colour Out of Space Album

Craig keeps thinking of ideas he really doesn’t want to make a game of. What happens when the worship band for a Cthulhu Cult get noticed by a producer & start to make it big?What about when the band start to see that there’s a much bigger world out there, and want to move away […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty One – It’s promotion time for the Royal Gardeners of the Emperor. Only one will advance. 2019/03/22, 19:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty One – It’s promotion time for the Royal Gardeners of the Emperor. Only one will advance.

Becoming the Imperial Gardener is a huge honour, but maybe not a welcome one when all you really want to do is work alongside your colleagues to tend plants and create a beautiful space. The Royal Gardeners don’t prune plants, but people, working in secret to weed out disloyalty. To stop them from getting too […]

Episode One Hundred And Twenty – Levitating Blue Whale 2019/03/01, 19:00
Episode One Hundred And Twenty – Levitating Blue Whale

Behind The Screens At An Ageing Arcade, Videogame Characters Try To Keep The Machines Running & Cover Up Glitches Before Anyone Notices. In Desperate Times, A Psychic Blue Whale & A Team Of Sea Creatures Take To The Skies. A Group Of Strangers Awaken, With No Memory Of How They Got There & Plenty Of […]

Episode One Hundred And Nineteen – “Home Improvement / Ghostbusting T.V. Show” 2019/02/08, 19:00
Episode One Hundred And Nineteen – “Home Improvement / Ghostbusting T.V. Show”

Audient Contribution! InSpectres hacked into a renovation contest show. Will you race to repair and exorcise a spooky fixer-upper to sell it on, or… …rejuvenate a legitimately haunted dwelling, taking both the needs of the living and the dead into account? In a fusion of a reality TV shared house and an escape room, the […]

Episode One Hundred And Eighteen – The Winter of our Discotheque 2019/01/18, 19:00
Episode One Hundred And Eighteen – The Winter of our Discotheque

Genre-themed Librarians battle the forces of evil. Quietly. A venue shared between the Summer & Winter Courts of Faerie transitions from a generations-long reign of summer into an unexpected winter primacy. A nightclub which serves as a refuge from the dark. Plucky clubbers work together to save their beloved nightclub, without 100% understanding the backstory […]