Dragons Are Real

Dragons Are Real

By Pete Jones
A podcast about tabletop role playing games, with an emphasis on OSR.
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021 Alien RPG and some alternatives
The Cinematic Starter Kit for the forthcoming Alien RPG by Fria League has been released to backers. If you want some more Alien type games in this episode I give you some alternatives you should check out. Alien RPG : https://alien-rpg.com/ Just Another Bug Hunt: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17952/just-another-bug-hunt Mothership: http://www.tuesdayknightgames.com/mothership Xeno Dead Zone: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/272915/Xeno-Dead-Zone Stay Frosty: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/206742/Stay-Frosty Offworlders: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257632/Offworlders --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/zcc6bT
26:27
August 7, 2019
020 Epees and Sorcellerie (Swords and Sorcery)
Epees and Sorcellerie is a French OSR inspired RPG translated into English. It uses a 2D6 mechanic. Epees and Sorcellerie  Lulu (PDF): http://www.lulu.com/shop/nicolas-dessaux/ep%C3%A9es-sorcelerie-english-translation/ebook/product-17353069.html Amazon (Print): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epees-sorcellerie-sword-sorcery-0e-era/dp/1548211117/ 2nd Edition Extras: https://aleaiactandaest.blogspot.com/search/label/%C3%89p%C3%A9es%20%26%20sorcellerie Virtual Table Top Arkenforge Master toolkit: https://arkenforge.com Tokens: https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/3oxd7v/so_ive_been_wasting_my_time_by_putting_the_entire/ More Tokens: http://forums.rptools.net/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=25892&sid=d382f59ca9295d9ac1d8d0085051df87   --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963
23:56
July 20, 2019
019 MDF Flat Miniatures for RPGs
Flatpack Forces are now producing pre-printed colour MDF flat miniatures designed by One Monk Miniatures. I have bought some of the sets and give my thoughts on them. Flat Pack Forces: https://flatpackforces.com/ One Monk Miniatures http://www.onemonk.com/ Pictures of my minis: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/post/186044050286/mdf-pre-painted-figures-from-flatpackforcescom Arkenforge VVT@ https://arkenforge.com/ Colin "Spikepit" Green Podcast: https://anchor.fm/spikepit/ --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963 
12:51
July 4, 2019
018 Arkenforge Masters Toolkit VTT
The Masters Toolkit is a virtual tabletop for playing games in person. In this episode I talk about the software and it's uses. I also have a series of call-ins from Dave Alridge of the Dpercentile Podcast: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge Arkenforge Masters Toolkit: https://arkenforge.com/ Arkenforge Discord: https://discord.gg/YrwgMw Youtube: Knights of the Smith Dinner Table: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClG-3NB33j6QViixjz57mPA dmrobo:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjGDIccL0_4crexiLPi-9Ww  Arkenforge:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFBZP-j81YmH1UDFo9F6sQ   ---- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963 
22:16
June 26, 2019
017 Troika Numinous Edition
Troika is a weird fantasy game by Daniel Sell, I review the book, and a call-in from Ivy Shorts Melsonian Arts Council:  https://www.melsonia.com/  Drivethru PDF:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/269791/Troika-Numinous-Edition    ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
09:06
June 20, 2019
016 Fabled Lands (A Solo Game)
I have a couple of call ins from Tim Shorts (of Gothridge Manor) and Colin Green (of Spikepit). I have been doing some solo gaming at home in between my regular gaming, one of these has been using Fable Lands, which is one of the "Choose your own adventure" style gaming books. Tim Shorts Gothridge Manor:  https://anchor.fm/gothridgemanor  Colin Green Spikepit:  https://anchor.fm/spikepit  ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
12:16
June 16, 2019
015 Games Expo Report
I visited UK Games Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. I made a few purchases and met up with another Anchorite Colin "Spikepit" Green. We also managed to get a roleplay session in. I also talk about the new MDF printed miniatures, Vektorace and Masters Toolkit. MDF miniatures:  https://flatpackforces.com/  Vektorace:  https://gen42.com/games/vektorace-f8  Vektorace Cars Made:  https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/post/185380858176 Masters Toolkit:  https://arkenforge.com/   Master Toolkit Tutorials:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XIDGKZakMU&list=PLB0oLd27tOM-lwn-4Ea_VPK8CmmsE8oIh  ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
08:09
June 5, 2019
014 Journeys into Middle Earth and Year Zero Engine
Lord of the Rings Journeys into Middle earth is a new co-operative boardgame by Fantasy Flight that uses an app on your phone or tablet. I have played it many times and I give you my thoughts. Also realeased recently was the OGL for the Year Zero Engine the rules that run the Free league games: Forbidden Lands, Tales from the Loop, Mutant Year Zero, Coriolis and the upcoming Alien RPG.  ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
12:02
May 29, 2019
013 Minimald6 and my free RPG
In this episode I have a call in from Colin Green. Then I talk about the minimald6 game by Norbert Matausch. My new rules The Long Game a minimald6 game for shows like Leverage, The A-Team and White Collar Links: The Long Game: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LBFO0eFy-GFdYZEyFLrR3FDhMVAn70ju/view  minimald6: http://darkwormcolt.blogspot.com/p/minimald6.html the original by Norbert G. Matausch minimald6 games: https://yochaigal.github.io/minimald6/ Flash Gordon ICRPG: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WzTRa1ZggkR8lf9dSwF6MmXKQD4O6lS1NQgIuyXGcsY Flash Gordon Bestiary: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C2td-g-GJw3CrlY2jse7Rvo_Ee7Kvuw5Uj4d17gmPZg Spikepit Podcast: https://anchor.fm/spikepit ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
09:22
May 7, 2019
012 Encumbrance Lamentations Style
The main topic of this episode is one of the rules that is often hand waived in games, encumbrance. Having recently run a Lamentations of the Flame Princess game I explain the virtues of that system which is easy and elegant. I also have a couple of call-ins from Jeremy "Frothsof" Smith and Benjamin Hinnum. Thought Eater Podcast: https://anchor.fm/thoughteater Troika RPG: https://www.melsonia.com/troika-rpg-3-c.asp Lamentations of the Flame Princess: http://www.lotfp.com/RPG/ ----- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
08:13
April 21, 2019
011 Starting A New campaign
Recorded before and after i was prepping for a new campaign. It explains how I prep for a new session and my after thoughts. My Campaign Notes: https://campaignwiki.org/wiki/Midderlands/ Red Dice Diaries LotFP Cheat Sheet: https://www.cheatography.com/red-dice-diaries/cheat-sheets/lotfp-rules-cheatsheet/ UNE, The Universal NPC Emulator: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/134163/UNE-The-Universal-NPC-Emulator-rev Maze Rats: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197158/Maze-Rats One Page Solo Engine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u1c9wkpz4cqvz4p/One%20Page%20Solo%20Engine.pdf?dl=0 NPC Voices: https://technicalgrimoire.com/files/NPC_Voices.pdf Adapting LotFP for Midderlands: https://reddicediaries.com/osr/adapting-lotfp-for-midderlands/ ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
18:18
April 12, 2019
010 Dungeons & Dragons Basic (Metzner)
Released in 1983 the latest version of Basic was a complete re-organisation of the rules which taught the players and Dungeon Master how to play the game, step by step.  ----- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963
05:20
April 9, 2019
009 GM Tools
In this episode I suggest some tools that will assist a GM in keeping notes for a campaign. Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963 ---- Tiddlywiki: https://tiddlywiki.com/ Obsidian Portal: https://www.obsidianportal.com/ World Anvil: https://www.worldanvil.com Kanka: https://kanka.io Campaign Wiki: https://campaignwiki.org Wikidot: http://www.wikidot.com/ City Of Brass: https://www.cityofbrass.io/ Media Wiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki mdwiki: http://mdwiki.info
12:08
April 7, 2019
008 My New Campaign
In this episode I record in my car like Jason Hobbs and Colin Green. I discuss my new upcoming Campaign based in Glynne Seal's The Midderlands and using the Lamentations of the Flame Princes rules. ---- Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/
07:55
March 31, 2019
007 Dungeons & Dragon Expert (Cook)
In 1981 Dungeons and Dragons Expert book by David Cook was released as a counterpart to Moldvay's Basic. I talk about the changes made to Expert over previous editions. Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/BTY963 ----- D&D Basic - £2.30 PDF https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110792/DD-Expert-Set-Rulebook-B-X-ed-Basic BX Companion by Jonathan Becker - £9.83 PDF https://www.rpgnow.com/product/103412/B-X-Companion
05:49
March 11, 2019
006 Skills
In this episode I discuss skills, do we need them and how do we use them. Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963   ----- The Tao of D&D http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2019/02/perception-checks.html Blood, Death, Satan & Metal https://bdsmrpg.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-old-school-d6-skill-system.html Nerdomancer of Dork https://nerdomancerofdork.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/skills-in-old-school-games/ Rod of Lordy Might http://rodoflordlymight.blogspot.com/2009/03/skills-middle-road.html http://blog.d4caltrops.com/2016/05/skill-systems-tweaking-middle-road.html
08:13
February 21, 2019
005 Dungeons and Dragons Basic (Moldvay)
I discuss the 1981 Dungeons and Dragons Basic rules known as B/X or the Magenta Box and detail the changes from the previous edition by Holmes. Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963 ***** Dungeons and Dragons Basic (Moldvay) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110274/DD-Basic-Set-Rulebook-B-X-ed-Basic B/X Companion by Jonathan Becker https://www.rpgnow.com/product/103412/B-X-Companion B/X Essentials https://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/5606/Necrotic-Gnome/subcategory/26251_28663/B-X-Essentials Labyrinth Lord https://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/760/Goblinoid-Games/subcategory/6311/Labyrinth-Lord Swords & Wizardry Core http://www.lulu.com/shop/matthew-finch/swords-wizardry-core-rules-pdf/ebook/product-15718826.html Basic Fantasy RPG https://www.basicfantasy.org/
05:42
February 12, 2019
004 Making a Zine
Are you considering making a zine then this episode may be for you. I will also be releasing a zine as a tie in to this podcast. Dragons Are Real Zine 001: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EJHLTe4gubPCJ3f0fvt5XhGsWjjVEzuR/view?usp=sharing Kickstarter Zine Quest: https://www.kickstarter.com/zine-quest?ref=section-homepage-promo-zine-quest Old School zine list from Rended Press: https://rendedpress.blogspot.com/p/old-school-zines.html So You Want To Make a Zine: http://maziriansgarden.blogspot.com/2018/10/so-you-want-to-make-zine.html Butterick's Practical Typography : https://practicaltypography.com/ Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/choose ***** Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/dragonsarerealpodcast OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/BTY963
10:57
February 7, 2019
003 Conversions and Settings
I discuss my tips to make conversions between different systems, or taking a setting and using it in your favourite RPG. ***** Podcast Website https://petejones.neocities.org/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server https://discord.gg/BTY963
07:41
February 5, 2019
002 D&D Holmes Edition
Released in 1977, Holmes edition was released a precursor to the upcoming Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.  ***** Podcast Website https://petejones.neocities.org/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server https://discord.gg/BTY963 List of Changes Made to the Holmes Basic Rulebook https://sites.google.com/site/zenopusarchives/home/rulebook-printing-info-and-trivia/list-of-changes-made-to-the-holmes-basic-rulebook Blueholme Prentice - £4.30 (paperback) http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-thomas/blueholme-prentice-rules/paperback/product-23525933.html Blueholme Journeymanne - £21.50 (hardback), £12.50 (softcover) http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-thomas/blueholme-journeymanne-rules-hardcover/hardcover/product-23469534.html http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-thomas/blueholme-journeymanne-rules-softcover/paperback/product-23469536.html
08:28
February 1, 2019
001 D&D Whitebox
I discuss the first iteration of Dungeons & Dragons commonly known as OD&D, 0e or Whitebox. Links: From Wizards of the Coast: Drivethru RPG Chainmail (PDF) £3.78 OD & D (PDF) £7.57 Supplements (1-4) £3.78 each Swords & Wizardry PDF: http://snw.smolderingwizard.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4 Whitebox Print (£5.32): http://www.lulu.com/shop/matthew-finch/swords-wizardry-whitebox-rules-softcover/paperback/product-15991261.html  Delving Deeper {Free - PDF] http://forum.immersiveink.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=113
06:51
January 28, 2019
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