The Vanishing Tower

The Vanishing Tower

By Jay Murphy
Jay Murphy's Home of All Things Vanishing Tower and his Attempts at Face-to-Face Roleplaying in the Wilderness
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Champions United #4 Fractured Hopes, Fractured Lives
Wolf and Knockout make the deal with Icicle: Fake Serum Sample for the whereabouts of Dr. McKeever and Dr. Farwell. This takes the heroic duo to the coal mining town of Haran, WV and the Pawnsville coal mine. Here the hope to find the two missing doctors and stop whatever the kidnappers had in store for them...
1:01:56
July 4, 2020
Champions United #3 Clouds over Capitol City
Third session, first successfully recorded. Knockout and Wolf start dealing with the fallout from the first two episodes!
55:45
July 1, 2020
and final thoughts, Ghengis Con 2020
After recovering from the exhaustion I sum up the Ghengis Con experience for the Vanishing Tower!
01:25
June 29, 2020
Gamma World 1.5 Session 6
The gang of mutants takes on a tank like they are in a Band of Brothers episode! This is audio edited from live session for snappy playback,
1:02:35
June 29, 2020
Rom'Myr Episode #21 three thirds (3.3)
cont. from 2.3
43:23
March 20, 2020
Rom'Myr Game Session #21 second third (2/3)
see first third (1/3)
41:38
March 18, 2020
Rom'Myr Game Session #21 first third (1/3)
Vanishing Tower's house game. Runs every other week on a Sunday. The "chapter" listed episodes previous to this recording are edited audio of the game from the very start over a year ago. It is going to be hard to keep up with adding old sessions here to anchor while keeping up with the current campaign action. But I am going to try. So episodes listed with chapters is old, Game sessions listed in thirds (1/3, 2/3, 3/3) is the fresh hotness.
54:17
March 16, 2020
The Mathew Finch Interview
The VTP sits down with OSR luminary Mathew Finch of Frog God Games.
38:26
March 4, 2020
last of on site con talk
wandering and talking.
42:55
February 16, 2020
more mixing
more rando talk with gamers.
16:48
February 16, 2020
Saturday Morning?
More gamers talking games at a game convention
1:01:15
February 15, 2020
Some Ghengis Con Numbers
A short chat with Andrea, the owner of Ghengis Con.
08:48
February 15, 2020
The drama curve
nerds talking about ttrpg’s
17:30
February 15, 2020
A game of dune
first game of the day!
03:02
February 14, 2020
We have arrived!
Ghencon 2020. someone say room service?
04:35
February 14, 2020
Colorado’s gaming past
Blackhawk in Central city
01:29
February 13, 2020
Vanishing tower on the road
It’s gaming convention time stick around and followed the vanishing tower podcast all weekend to get you or lie from the floor looking on Genghis Khan 2020 Denver Colorado
03:38
February 13, 2020
The Dying Earth Episode #3 chapter 1 Zola the Thief and chapter 2 Crocodile Boots
The serial production of Vanishing Tower's house game. Edited for podcast playback!
1:16:37
February 13, 2020
The Dying Earth Episode #2 chapter 1 Teetering and Tumbling and chapter 2 The Fall of Athor
The ongoing house game of the Vanishing Tower. Brave, and foolish, adventurers explore Sky-Stone-River Place.  This game is run using the fine role-playing system from Chris Gonnermam; Basic Fantasy Roleplaying Game (BFRPG).
1:21:23
February 1, 2020
The Dying Earth Episode #1 chapter 1 The Priests of Tlaloc and chapter 2 Sky-Stone-River-Place
The opening session of the ongoing house game of the Vanishing Tower. Brave, and foolish, adventurers take on work for the Priests of Tlaloc.  This game is run using the fine role-playing system from Chris Gonnermam; Basic Fantasy Roleplaying Game (BFRPG). 
1:06:17
January 28, 2020
The Vanishing Tower will be at Genghis Con 2020
If you’ve never been to Denver’s premier gaming conventions Genghis Khan tune in to the vanishing tower life podcast February 13 through February 17 for all the action
01:09
January 21, 2020
What are we doing here?
The Vanishing Tower Podcast now attempts to upload recorded live sessions for ease of playback. This is an experimentation with the 250MB upload limit of Anchor. Hopefully this will make for an easy to grab, easy to listen to podcasts of actual OSR play by real life OSR players! This is an ongoing campaign and there is a lot of material ahead for your listening pleasure.
03:00
December 24, 2019
Episode 15 - My Player Wouldn't Do That (part 2)
The PC Dr. Norton continues to argue why the party's German Witchfinder must be put to death.
11:52
December 2, 2018
Episode 14 My Player Wouldn't Do That
A PC makes his case (in three parts) for slaying a fellow player.
11:37
November 11, 2018
Episode 13 renaissance apocalypse now
Another player character special edition audio session report from my clockwork and Cthulhu campaign
06:17
September 10, 2018
Episode 11 What Champions is Good For
Ruminating on my love and disappointment with Champions and supers role playing in general.
07:32
August 10, 2018
Episode 10 Chasing Gen Con
The Vanishing Tower searches for solid ground since the first objective is complete.
07:46
August 2, 2018
Episode 9 Players who do stuff
The conclusion of the three maxims of gaming series.
09:42
July 17, 2018
Episode 8 System Matters, but it doesn't
Part Two of my three gaming maxims.
08:03
July 13, 2018
Episode 7 The Ennie Picks
The Vanishing Tower votes.
05:58
July 13, 2018
Episode 6 A Player's Audio Session Report
My long running Clockwork & Cthulhu game has now a player dropping the occasional audio session report. I find this fascinating so share the latest one here on The Vanishing Tower podcast!
23:56
July 9, 2018
Episode 4 - Google Plus+
I get my first regular campaign game since forever running online
06:19
June 30, 2018
Episode 5 Gripping the Genre
Hard learned lessons the first.
07:47
June 29, 2018
Episode 3 - My Three Modules
Here are my three current favorite OSR modules of all time!
06:27
June 13, 2018
Episode 2 - The Break
Playing for real and drawing conclusions.
05:21
April 21, 2018
Episode 1 - The Genre Tree
A lost pilgrim constructs and destroys a gaming model.
08:47
April 13, 2018
Introductory Episode - Short and Sweet
Your introduction to The Vanishing Tower Podcast and what it is all about!
03:35
April 12, 2018