Full Metal RPG is creating podcasts, zines & games
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$336
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Welcome.

Full Metal RPG is a podcast that focuses on covering the roleplaying underground. We got started in 2015 and since then have made friends all over the world. We delve deep into OSR, narrative games, story games, independent games, third-rail publishers and self-published content. We go hard into horror, grimdark and cyberpunk. If you've listened to other roleplaying podcasts, we want the FMRPG experience to be completely different. Our goal is to have our podcast feel more like hanging out at a record store in the mid 90s than a game store today.

It is our hope that if you are reading this, then you have followed Full Metal RPG over the last two years and will be familiar with our brand of roleplaying discussion, upfront takes and honest exchanges. If we endorse a product or a creator it is because with believe in the work. We're here to share our love of grimdark gaming and we are lucky to consider our listeners to be our personal friends, and not simply faceless numbers.

If you have found your way here and you're not familiar with us, please take a second and check us out. Our website has links to a large catalogue of our back-episodes and transcribed reviews of some of the books we've covered on the show.

Here's the thing: Adam and I want to do more.

We want to create more podcast episodes than we ever have and cover a range of experiences that have thus far been beyond our reach. We want give our listeners what they've been asking for (literally for years) and to break into the realm of Actual Plays. We want to create video content to really immerse you in the style of RPG gaming that we do on a level that we have never been able to achieve. 

We also want to share with you our talents that cannot be transmuted via the realm of downloaded audio. To this end we've created a wide array of reward levels that will allow us to share with you:

- written thoughts on our favorite subjects especially horror and post apocalyptic gaming
- drawings of your fantastic creations seen through our eyes
- one on one advice for running your games, with personalized feedback to address the specific challenges you are facing.

In order for FMRPG to move forward, we need you.

We won't be paying for any hookers or blow with the proceeds from this Patreon. We won't be furnishing our collections with rare, hard to find tomes. Every. Single. Penny. Of this crowdsourcing campaign will go back into the podcast, giving us the means to bring you new, fresh, honest, dark and brutal content, and to create the kind of rewards for our fans that we believe deeply that you deserve.

Thank you so much for coming with us on this weird, strange adventure. We've made unbelievable friends and forged alliances that we didn't know were possible. We're unimaginably appreciative that you've come with us this far, and we can't wait for the next chapter in this dark saga.

- Brendan Carrion and Adam Sink

Tiers
The Belly of the Labyrinth
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You stand at the temple's slick, black gates. The scales have been lifted from your eyes and the throbbing horror of the the universe has been laid bare before you. Still, you are not ready to cross the threshold into oblivion though you have been claimed by the slithering specters that lie beyond and your true name is whispered on their oily lips.


You Shall Receive:

- Your name inscribed among The Chosen on our webpage, and called out on an episode of Full Metal RPG.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

Shadowsworn Initiate
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
You have been welcomed into the fold. 


As you don your sacred plague rags, you feel the hands of the other cvltists upon you as you are ushered forth. Each successive chamber is filled with cacophonous darkness. Some of the hands that draw you into the depths are skeletal, others bloated with rot. Still others scurry with pestilent crawlers, crypt maggots, sentient sewer roaches and psilocybin worms. You wonder if you have made the right choice. 


But it is too late.


You Shall Receive:

- Your name inscribed among The Chosen on our webpage, and called out on an episode of Full Metal RPG.

- Your podcast, blog or personal feed will be linked on our webpage ensconcing you in as an enemy of The Lie.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

Shadowsworn Cultist
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Thirsty and desiccated, stripped of the very things that you once took for granted, you have attained full membership into the cvlt. Now you Know That Which Cannot Be Unknown.


Nothing will ever be the same.


You Shall Receive:

- Your name inscribed among The Chosen on our webpage, and called out on an episode of Full Metal RPG.

- Your podcast, blog or personal feed will be linked on our webpage ensconcing you as an enemy of The Lie.

- Access to all Patreon only content.

- Automatic entry in every Full Metal RPG giveaway drawing.

- 20% Off FMRPG Merch in our Webstore.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.


Roleplayus Anti-Christus
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
The Great Eye Within opens the eye without. You realize that before this night you have never seen before. You realize that indeed, it is humanity that is the shame, you are something else. Neither greater or lesser, you are now real and the illusion of The Lie begins to slip away.


Horrorism is a splatterpunk horror roleplaying fanzine written and illustrated by Brendan Carrion. It will release once a month with articles designed to provide fresh concepts with direct application for your horror game. 


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist Level

- A complete digital copy Horrorism via email once per month.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless.

The Sanctioned Words of the Enigmicanum
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
As you sit in your cell, mindful of your prayers, you must recite the words of the sacred texts and the edicts of The Nameless Ones.


Survivalism is a zine written and illustrated by Adam Sink. It will release once a month and will contain two zone hexes for use in any post-apocalyptic roleplaying game.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- A complete digital edition of Survivalism via email once per month.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

The Two-Headed Goat
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You saw it once, as a child. A carnival freakshow passed though your town and even though your parents forbade you to go, you stole money from your mother's purse and slipped away into the evening.


At the center of the fairground was the tent with the two-headed goat. They let you gaze upon it for two bits. The other kids laughed and jeered, but the goat looked at you, looked into you, and you were terrified.


All these years later, you still see it in dreams. The two-headed goats speaks to you in whispers of a forgotten language. You speak that language too, until you wake, exhausted, your eyes hollow.


What secrets does the two-headed goat have? When will it let you rest?


You shall receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- Digital editions of BOTH Horrorism and Survivalism each month.

- The Eternal Gratitude of the Nameless.

Blood Gurgling Revenant
$13 or more per month 4 patrons
You have left the confines of the temple and you know now what you must do. Spread the word foul cvltist! Bring others into the purifying darkness of oblivion! To exist is to suffer, and soon, all shall be cloaked in shadow!


Horrorism is a splatterpunk horror fanzine written and illustrated by Brendan Carrion. It will release once a month with articles designed to provide fresh concepts with direct application for your horror game. 


The physical edition will feature no less than two articles, with exclusive content unavailable in the digital edition. 


The physical copies of Horrorism are limited edition artifacts meant for compulsive collectors of physical objects. They are produced in incredibly small print runs, and when they are gone, they are gone.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- The digital edition of Horrorism delivered via email once per month.

- A physical copy of Horrorism via postal mail once per month, shipped worldwide.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless.

Red Handed Shepherd
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
You have indeed been blessed by The Ragged Hand.


All around you the blind are beginning to see. They seek you out, for they know not the way to the black gates of the temple. You must show them. 


But first they must pass The Test, as you did so many nights ago. You would smile to yourself but you no longer have lips, nor even a mouth. In fact, the concept of humor, or irony or mirth seem ever more distant with each night that passes as you toil in the shadows of The Nameless. 


Survivalism is a newsletter written and illustrated by Adam Sink. There will be an exclusive physical edition. It will release once a month and will contain two zone hexes for use in any post-apocalyptic roleplaying game.


The physical copies of Survivalism are limited edition artifacts meant for compulsive collectors of physical objects. They are produced in incredibly small print runs, and when they are gone, they are gone.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- The digital edition of Survivalism, delivered via email once per month.

- A physical copy of Survivalism via postal mail once per month, shipped worldwide.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

Collector of Curios
$18.50 or more per month 5 patrons
The room is dark and lined with cabinets. Some have glass panel faces, others do not. You carry a candle into the room, because to be here is forbidden by the lord of the house. But now the shadows are so long, they stretch and pool in ways that you did not expect, and they cause illusions to flicker at the corner of the eye.


What you had heard was true: the lord of the manor's collection of strange and esoteric ornaments is singular. It is most impressive and fills you with covetous desire.


But there is a chill in the air here, something is not right. You hear a murmur in the shadows, the memories of the old house. You had better select something and go. Everything here has value, but something insignificant that will not be soon missed.


There, that artifact. It is strange indeed, and tucked away in a manner so as to be not easily seen. You reach out into the gloaming with trembling hands...


Physical copies of Horrorism and Survivalism are limited edition artifacts meant for compulsive collectors of physical objects. They are produced in incredibly small print runs, and when they are gone, they are gone.


You shall receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- Digital editions of BOTH Horrorism and Survivalism delivered to your inbox monthly.

- Physical editions of BOTH Horrorism and Survivalism shipped monthly to you anywhere in the world.

- The Eternal Gratitude of the Nameless.

Inner Circle of the Shadowsworn
$25 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
You have ascended to on high. You now hold court with the innermost abominations of The Nameless. The putrid, sickening wisdom of the Aeons is yours to share. Humanity is a long distant memory, and you recall the sunlit vistas of the overworld as one would the memory of a dream. 


Either Brendan or Adam will assist you directly with your queries about the art of gaming and or game design. Upon selecting this level, you will be asked to choose either Brendan or Adam as your Patron. 


Once monthly they will schedule a 30 minute Skype or phone conversation with you to talk about your game or game design project. Reach directly into the brains of these roleplaying degenerates and find out their direct takes on the exact problems that are foiling you at that moment. Or hell, complain about your significant other, whatever, we want to be here for you.  


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Collector of Curios pledge level.

- One 30 minute Skype or phone call with either Adam or Brendan to discuss your gaming woes.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless

The Unyielding Horror of Art
$50 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
As you step into the gallery, you notice that the images on the walls, though beautiful in a conventional sense, also contain within them blasphemous and idolatrous imagery. This is where the journey into oblivion begins for some, and ends for others.


Adam is a gifted visual artist, if your share your vision with him, he will render it through the filter of his talent and return it to you. Need a drawing of your character or the NPCs for your game? Adam wants to help.


The piece will be:

- maximum of 8.5 X 11" 

- medium detail

- limited background

- original art, shipped to you, worldwide. Vector images provided upon request.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Red Handed Shepherd level.

- One picture hand drawn by Adam Sink to your specifications.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless

Frescoes Concealing Hidden Rot
$50 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
The ceiling of this room is covered in moldering frescoes. Deep, rich veins of black grow through them, pulsing wetly, to the rhythm of some unheard music or extra-dimensional heart. You quiver as you gaze upon the face of oblivion. Deep inside, you always knew how it would appear, but to see is entirely different. Tears roll down what is left of your face as you stare into the heart of the void.


Brendan Carrion has been known to dabble in the visual arts as well as other magics young occultist. Back this level if you want help from Brendan rendering your vision of horror and decay.


The piece will be:

- maximum of 6 X 6" 

- black and white, hand drawn, pen and ink

- medium to high detail

- original art, shipped to you, worldwide. Vector images provided upon request.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Blood Gurgling Revenant level.

- One picture hand drawn by Brendan Carrion to your specifications.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless

Goals
$336 of $500 per month
Moar Full Metal RPG Actual Plays
The horror!
Once we get to $500 a month we'll supplement our schedule with two Actual Plays a month, on the off weeks between discussion shows. That means you'll get Full Metal RPG weekly (if you can even handle it).

We promise not to let up on our ongoing stream of guest game designers and content developers either. You'll have moar FMRPG than any one person deserves to have inflicted on them.
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Welcome.

Full Metal RPG is a podcast that focuses on covering the roleplaying underground. We got started in 2015 and since then have made friends all over the world. We delve deep into OSR, narrative games, story games, independent games, third-rail publishers and self-published content. We go hard into horror, grimdark and cyberpunk. If you've listened to other roleplaying podcasts, we want the FMRPG experience to be completely different. Our goal is to have our podcast feel more like hanging out at a record store in the mid 90s than a game store today.

It is our hope that if you are reading this, then you have followed Full Metal RPG over the last two years and will be familiar with our brand of roleplaying discussion, upfront takes and honest exchanges. If we endorse a product or a creator it is because with believe in the work. We're here to share our love of grimdark gaming and we are lucky to consider our listeners to be our personal friends, and not simply faceless numbers.

If you have found your way here and you're not familiar with us, please take a second and check us out. Our website has links to a large catalogue of our back-episodes and transcribed reviews of some of the books we've covered on the show.

Here's the thing: Adam and I want to do more.

We want to create more podcast episodes than we ever have and cover a range of experiences that have thus far been beyond our reach. We want give our listeners what they've been asking for (literally for years) and to break into the realm of Actual Plays. We want to create video content to really immerse you in the style of RPG gaming that we do on a level that we have never been able to achieve. 

We also want to share with you our talents that cannot be transmuted via the realm of downloaded audio. To this end we've created a wide array of reward levels that will allow us to share with you:

- written thoughts on our favorite subjects especially horror and post apocalyptic gaming
- drawings of your fantastic creations seen through our eyes
- one on one advice for running your games, with personalized feedback to address the specific challenges you are facing.

In order for FMRPG to move forward, we need you.

We won't be paying for any hookers or blow with the proceeds from this Patreon. We won't be furnishing our collections with rare, hard to find tomes. Every. Single. Penny. Of this crowdsourcing campaign will go back into the podcast, giving us the means to bring you new, fresh, honest, dark and brutal content, and to create the kind of rewards for our fans that we believe deeply that you deserve.

Thank you so much for coming with us on this weird, strange adventure. We've made unbelievable friends and forged alliances that we didn't know were possible. We're unimaginably appreciative that you've come with us this far, and we can't wait for the next chapter in this dark saga.

- Brendan Carrion and Adam Sink

Recent posts by Full Metal RPG

Tiers
The Belly of the Labyrinth
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You stand at the temple's slick, black gates. The scales have been lifted from your eyes and the throbbing horror of the the universe has been laid bare before you. Still, you are not ready to cross the threshold into oblivion though you have been claimed by the slithering specters that lie beyond and your true name is whispered on their oily lips.


You Shall Receive:

- Your name inscribed among The Chosen on our webpage, and called out on an episode of Full Metal RPG.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

Shadowsworn Initiate
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
You have been welcomed into the fold. 


As you don your sacred plague rags, you feel the hands of the other cvltists upon you as you are ushered forth. Each successive chamber is filled with cacophonous darkness. Some of the hands that draw you into the depths are skeletal, others bloated with rot. Still others scurry with pestilent crawlers, crypt maggots, sentient sewer roaches and psilocybin worms. You wonder if you have made the right choice. 


But it is too late.


You Shall Receive:

- Your name inscribed among The Chosen on our webpage, and called out on an episode of Full Metal RPG.

- Your podcast, blog or personal feed will be linked on our webpage ensconcing you in as an enemy of The Lie.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

Shadowsworn Cultist
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Thirsty and desiccated, stripped of the very things that you once took for granted, you have attained full membership into the cvlt. Now you Know That Which Cannot Be Unknown.


Nothing will ever be the same.


You Shall Receive:

- Your name inscribed among The Chosen on our webpage, and called out on an episode of Full Metal RPG.

- Your podcast, blog or personal feed will be linked on our webpage ensconcing you as an enemy of The Lie.

- Access to all Patreon only content.

- Automatic entry in every Full Metal RPG giveaway drawing.

- 20% Off FMRPG Merch in our Webstore.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.


Roleplayus Anti-Christus
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
The Great Eye Within opens the eye without. You realize that before this night you have never seen before. You realize that indeed, it is humanity that is the shame, you are something else. Neither greater or lesser, you are now real and the illusion of The Lie begins to slip away.


Horrorism is a splatterpunk horror roleplaying fanzine written and illustrated by Brendan Carrion. It will release once a month with articles designed to provide fresh concepts with direct application for your horror game. 


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist Level

- A complete digital copy Horrorism via email once per month.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless.

The Sanctioned Words of the Enigmicanum
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
As you sit in your cell, mindful of your prayers, you must recite the words of the sacred texts and the edicts of The Nameless Ones.


Survivalism is a zine written and illustrated by Adam Sink. It will release once a month and will contain two zone hexes for use in any post-apocalyptic roleplaying game.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- A complete digital edition of Survivalism via email once per month.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

The Two-Headed Goat
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You saw it once, as a child. A carnival freakshow passed though your town and even though your parents forbade you to go, you stole money from your mother's purse and slipped away into the evening.


At the center of the fairground was the tent with the two-headed goat. They let you gaze upon it for two bits. The other kids laughed and jeered, but the goat looked at you, looked into you, and you were terrified.


All these years later, you still see it in dreams. The two-headed goats speaks to you in whispers of a forgotten language. You speak that language too, until you wake, exhausted, your eyes hollow.


What secrets does the two-headed goat have? When will it let you rest?


You shall receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- Digital editions of BOTH Horrorism and Survivalism each month.

- The Eternal Gratitude of the Nameless.

Blood Gurgling Revenant
$13 or more per month 4 patrons
You have left the confines of the temple and you know now what you must do. Spread the word foul cvltist! Bring others into the purifying darkness of oblivion! To exist is to suffer, and soon, all shall be cloaked in shadow!


Horrorism is a splatterpunk horror fanzine written and illustrated by Brendan Carrion. It will release once a month with articles designed to provide fresh concepts with direct application for your horror game. 


The physical edition will feature no less than two articles, with exclusive content unavailable in the digital edition. 


The physical copies of Horrorism are limited edition artifacts meant for compulsive collectors of physical objects. They are produced in incredibly small print runs, and when they are gone, they are gone.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- The digital edition of Horrorism delivered via email once per month.

- A physical copy of Horrorism via postal mail once per month, shipped worldwide.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless.

Red Handed Shepherd
$13 or more per month 0 patrons
You have indeed been blessed by The Ragged Hand.


All around you the blind are beginning to see. They seek you out, for they know not the way to the black gates of the temple. You must show them. 


But first they must pass The Test, as you did so many nights ago. You would smile to yourself but you no longer have lips, nor even a mouth. In fact, the concept of humor, or irony or mirth seem ever more distant with each night that passes as you toil in the shadows of The Nameless. 


Survivalism is a newsletter written and illustrated by Adam Sink. There will be an exclusive physical edition. It will release once a month and will contain two zone hexes for use in any post-apocalyptic roleplaying game.


The physical copies of Survivalism are limited edition artifacts meant for compulsive collectors of physical objects. They are produced in incredibly small print runs, and when they are gone, they are gone.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- The digital edition of Survivalism, delivered via email once per month.

- A physical copy of Survivalism via postal mail once per month, shipped worldwide.

- The eternal gratitude of The Nameless.

Collector of Curios
$18.50 or more per month 5 patrons
The room is dark and lined with cabinets. Some have glass panel faces, others do not. You carry a candle into the room, because to be here is forbidden by the lord of the house. But now the shadows are so long, they stretch and pool in ways that you did not expect, and they cause illusions to flicker at the corner of the eye.


What you had heard was true: the lord of the manor's collection of strange and esoteric ornaments is singular. It is most impressive and fills you with covetous desire.


But there is a chill in the air here, something is not right. You hear a murmur in the shadows, the memories of the old house. You had better select something and go. Everything here has value, but something insignificant that will not be soon missed.


There, that artifact. It is strange indeed, and tucked away in a manner so as to be not easily seen. You reach out into the gloaming with trembling hands...


Physical copies of Horrorism and Survivalism are limited edition artifacts meant for compulsive collectors of physical objects. They are produced in incredibly small print runs, and when they are gone, they are gone.


You shall receive:

- Everything from the Shadowsworn Cultist level.

- Digital editions of BOTH Horrorism and Survivalism delivered to your inbox monthly.

- Physical editions of BOTH Horrorism and Survivalism shipped monthly to you anywhere in the world.

- The Eternal Gratitude of the Nameless.

Inner Circle of the Shadowsworn
$25 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
You have ascended to on high. You now hold court with the innermost abominations of The Nameless. The putrid, sickening wisdom of the Aeons is yours to share. Humanity is a long distant memory, and you recall the sunlit vistas of the overworld as one would the memory of a dream. 


Either Brendan or Adam will assist you directly with your queries about the art of gaming and or game design. Upon selecting this level, you will be asked to choose either Brendan or Adam as your Patron. 


Once monthly they will schedule a 30 minute Skype or phone conversation with you to talk about your game or game design project. Reach directly into the brains of these roleplaying degenerates and find out their direct takes on the exact problems that are foiling you at that moment. Or hell, complain about your significant other, whatever, we want to be here for you.  


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Collector of Curios pledge level.

- One 30 minute Skype or phone call with either Adam or Brendan to discuss your gaming woes.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless

The Unyielding Horror of Art
$50 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
As you step into the gallery, you notice that the images on the walls, though beautiful in a conventional sense, also contain within them blasphemous and idolatrous imagery. This is where the journey into oblivion begins for some, and ends for others.


Adam is a gifted visual artist, if your share your vision with him, he will render it through the filter of his talent and return it to you. Need a drawing of your character or the NPCs for your game? Adam wants to help.


The piece will be:

- maximum of 8.5 X 11" 

- medium detail

- limited background

- original art, shipped to you, worldwide. Vector images provided upon request.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Red Handed Shepherd level.

- One picture hand drawn by Adam Sink to your specifications.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless

Frescoes Concealing Hidden Rot
$50 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
The ceiling of this room is covered in moldering frescoes. Deep, rich veins of black grow through them, pulsing wetly, to the rhythm of some unheard music or extra-dimensional heart. You quiver as you gaze upon the face of oblivion. Deep inside, you always knew how it would appear, but to see is entirely different. Tears roll down what is left of your face as you stare into the heart of the void.


Brendan Carrion has been known to dabble in the visual arts as well as other magics young occultist. Back this level if you want help from Brendan rendering your vision of horror and decay.


The piece will be:

- maximum of 6 X 6" 

- black and white, hand drawn, pen and ink

- medium to high detail

- original art, shipped to you, worldwide. Vector images provided upon request.


You Shall Receive:

- Everything from the Blood Gurgling Revenant level.

- One picture hand drawn by Brendan Carrion to your specifications.

- The Eternal Gratitude of The Nameless