Another one I would recommend @whodo would be Masks with JiB as the GM. That one was a lot of fun.
EricfromNJ Maks in particular was a fun one, but it got off to a reeeaaaal rough start for me, because I just utterly despised the character concepts, except for Zer0. They were just so unutterably dumb, it was hard to get past. One of the characters is literally the inheritor of the mantle of "Mr. Clean." The cartoon cleaning agent mascot.
... And he somehow overcomes ... that to become one of the best characters on the AP.
EricfromNJ Yes! I have never been so invested in a AP as the Masks game.
I still believe Zero is Jason Mills best character he has ever played. (At least that I have seen on APs.)
Azhrei_Vep Oh yeah, I was furious at that character creation. I thought CaDave was ruining everything and was going to be awful. (This was my first HJRPG exposure, so I didn't know to trust him yet!) But yes, Mr. Clean became one of the best characters I'd seen. It was really something. It's a really good show, and the ending is quite endearing and comes to a great conclusion.
Vyrrk Have you listened to the Tales From the Loop AP (Insert Coin) Jason did a fine job there as wall. That was a fun game to listen to.
I think Vault 818 is the best at the moment. Sheer mad brilliance
So, in summary, it sounds like the recommendation is all of them. Damn HJ crew, why do you seem to run consistently great games! ?
It's hard to separate out the experience of being a player vs. being the audience for APs. Some of the ones I am the most connected to emotionally may not have been fan faves. It's so hard to tell!
I have a very fond place in my heart for our D&D campaigns. Both the Eldemy one where we played orcs and Desert of Despair that @itsprobablyfine ran. I had such an amazing time exploring and creating our own take on the usual D&D lore for both campaigns and they really stick with me.
I also really loved Revelations, the first real Demigods campaign. It got a little nuts sometimes but it was interesting to play a character that was so off type for me.
whodo OK, so I haven’t finished episode 2 of Exodus. So I am officially withdrawing that recommendation. Started well, but ep two fell into the common player trap of inaction, discussing possibilities rather that going out and getting clues.
So, instead why not try GENEX, the supers in London Cortex Prime game? I know you like Cortex...
There are some that I really have not liked, so I would not recommend them all. But, it's more fruitful to talk up the nice ones.
So far I think all the Vampire ones have been great. Yeah, Mote was a bit slow, but there are some moments of totally gold in almost all the sessions, even when they accomplish nothing.
Apart from that, all L5R are fantastic.
Among the newer, I think CADave's Star Trek one is really good. I feel it has much of the same vibe as the tv show. The episode that was one long session on a resort planet was kind of sluggish (drinking and partying is not very ST in feel, sorry), but when they are up in space those episodes are old school ST fun.
APs are always a hard thing to ask what is good or bad, because everyone has different tastes. Example: I LOVE the L5R APs, the Savage Rifts, all of the MOT games, as well as any game that has Casey in it.
Games like Vampire, Monsterhearts, ect while good games, i just don't enjoy because I don't like the idea of playing a monster. I tried really hard to listen to mote as I enjoyed the character interactions, but was constantly nagged in the back of my head that these were monsters. So in the end not for me, but it was still a GREAT AP. And I know one of the fan favorites. So I would say try them all ( but especially the L5R ones as they are amazing! )
JoeGun I don't like the idea of playing a monster.
Honestly, that's not really my jam either. But every once in a while, it's fun to let the "monster flag" fly. For me, it works in Vampire (unless you're playing Sabbat... stupid Sabbat) because you're really trying not to be a monster, you're trying to hold on to your humanity and figure out how to survive in a monstrous society. I like dealing with that internal conflict.
Of course, I wound up playing a hateful, spiteful cuss of a monster in the AP. So... shrug.
I love Exodus, the Autumn People (omg, Sams’s Geist), and Inokai. One thing I appreciated in the l5R game was the generational gaps, and how the different tier of characters dealt with the threats.
Mote... there are some things at are cool,but yeah, some of the character interactions are getting hard to slog through.
This is the imo best way of downloading full ap series.
My recommendations with notes:
Mask - fun and teen drama.
Moat - vampires that can't decide what to do.
Tomorrow - Rifts with better rules, fun but silly
PIRATE - Good if you like pirates
Interpol - monster of the week, adam does accents
Genex - Street level supers, a bit political
Vault - over the top strangeness and non canonical falloit.
All of these are concluded series.
I liked GENEX until I think episode 11, when suddenly it seemed like all the characters were becoming serial killers! That put me off :-)
Instead I second (third?) the recommendation for Insert Coin, the Tales from the Loop AP. That was superb. CaDave is a fantastic GM, and the players and characters were uniformly amazing. High, high quality. Do, do listen, I'd say it was the most entertaining AP I've ever listened to.
Chris Canadian boyfriend FTW!