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Dragons Are Real

By Pete Jones
A podcast about tabletop role playing games, part of the Nerds-International Network.

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064 Bitesize: The Bulete (aka Landshark)

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069 Three Wuxia RPGs
Wuxia novels and films are a fascinating genre. I discuss three different RPG's that allow you to experience that Wuxia feel at the table top: Art of Wuxia: https://dwdstudios.com/artofwuxia Feng Shui 2: https://www.atlas-games.com/fengshui/ Wushu: http://danielbayn.com/wushu/ Translated works Wuxiaworld: https://www.wuxiaworld.com Deathblade YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgf8s70_dmcDIqXruv2MS2g Call-ins from Jason of the Nerds Variety RPG Podcast and Ray Otus from Plundergrounds Podcast * * * Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/   Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ Email: dragonsarerealpodcast@pm.me OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux   https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Artwork Deevad: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:52
September 15, 2020
068 ICRPG 2e Quickstart
I look in depth at the new Index Card RPG 2e quickstart rules. Drivethru: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/221038/INDEX-CARD-RPG-Free-Quickstart * * * Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/   Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ Email: dragonsarerealpodcast@pm.me OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music   Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill   Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux   https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Artwork Deevad: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
27:43
September 6, 2020
067 Numenera Discovery
A review of Numenera Discovery by Monte Cooke Games (https://www.montecookgames.com/) Kickstarters Old School Essentials: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exaltedfuneral/old-school-essentials-advanced-fantasy Hellboy: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manticgames/hellboy-the-next-chapter Murder Hobo Show Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g * * * Website: [https://petejones.neocities.org/](https://petejones.neocities.org/)   Blog: [https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/](https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/)   Email: dragonsarerealpodcast@pm.me OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: [https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A](https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A) Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
23:56
September 2, 2020
066 Cortex Prime
Cortex Prime the generic role-play system has been released as a PDF to backers. I take a look at the PDF, call-ins from John Alan Large, Spencer (Free Thrall) and Jason from Nerds RPG Variety Cast. Software mentioned in the episode: Dungeon Scrawl: https://probabletrain.itch.io/dungeon-scrawl RPG Map Editor II: https://deepnight.net/tools/rpg-map/ --- Website: [https://petejones.neocities.org/](https://petejones.neocities.org/)   Blog: [https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/](https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/)   OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: [https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A](https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A) Intro and Outro Music   Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill   Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux   [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
22:28
August 28, 2020
065 Prose Descriptive Qualities
The PDQ (Prose Descriptive Qualities) system is a rules-light game engine that has three different levels of task resolution for any situation, in order to let players resolve encounters in as much or as little detail as desired. Atomic Sock Monkey: http://www.atomicsockmonkey.com/products.asp --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Pure Adrenaline by eddy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
26:38
August 10, 2020
064 Bitesize: The Bulete (aka Landshark)
I watched a video of Tim Kask (TSR) talking about his time at the company and how the infamous Bulete monster appeared in issue #1 of Dragon Magazine. In this episode I look at the original from that magazine. Tim Kask on first 5 years at TSR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwKztsXquoM Dragon Magazine: https://archive.org/details/DragonMagazine260_201801 --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Music Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.com/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
06:12
August 1, 2020
063 Judge Dredd RPG's Part 3
In part three of these series I look at the Traveller based version of Judge Dredd released by Mongoose in 2009. --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ --- The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
18:48
July 8, 2020
062 Macho Women With Guns
A game that was to change the landscape of the RPG industry, and yet no one has heard of this game. Today I look at Macho Women With Guns, but don't try and buy it anywhere as the author no longer sells it. --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ --- The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
20:10
July 1, 2020
061 Desperados The Pen and Paper Roleplaying Game
Based on the award-winning video game franchise, this classic tabletop RPG aims to combine the best of both worlds: the challenging, tactical encounters of Desperados III and the freedom of choice and immersion one can only achieve with pen and paper. Drivethru RPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/316116/Desperados-A-Pen-and-Paper-Roleplaying-Game Show Links: Foundry VTT: https://foundryvtt.com/ The Black Hack second Edition: Classic Monsters : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/the-black-hack-second-edition-classic-monsters?ref=user_menu The Book of Dungeon Encounters: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philipreed/the-book-of-dungeon-encounters-for-use-with-fantasy-rpgs?ref=ksr_email_user_new_friend_backing Metallic Tome: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rafaelchandler/metallic-tome-a-sourcebook-for-osr-games?ref=discovery_recommendations Adventure Tiles: Darkharrow Crypt: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcanescrollworks4/adventure-tiles-darkharrow-crypt?ref=ksr_email_user_new_friend_backing --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ --- The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
23:34
June 23, 2020
060 Does it matter which VTT you use
With so many different Virtual Tabletops available, does it really matter which one you use? --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ --- The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
16:35
June 8, 2020
059 Bearcats (Red Dawn)
The 1984 film Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey is the inspiration for this System Neutral Campaign Setting from Runehammer games.  Drivethru RPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/287131/Bearcats  ---  Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam by eddy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/  ---  The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
11:24
June 3, 2020
058 Blood and Snow
I have been playing alot of ICRPG recently. In this episode I take a look at the Blood and Snow Supplement where brutal ice age adventures take place using the ICRPG CORE rule set. Drivethru RPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/259931/Blood-and-Snow  --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
13:27
May 31, 2020
057 Everywhen RPG Review
Everywhen is a standalone game of 2d6 pulp action that builds on Simon Washbourne's acclaimed Barbarians of Lemuria roleplaying system to provide expanded rules for vehicles, chases, investigations, social conflicts, psionics and mass battles suitable for campaigns in any era or background. I am now part of the Nerds-International Network --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Intro and Outro Music Ruff by Cellophane Sam https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Fill Music Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ --- Nerds-International Network The Nerds-International Network is proud to bring you all of the following shows and blogs. Be sure to check them all out. The Wild Die Podcast: https://thewilddie.podbean.com/ The Murder Hobo Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvNG-bTRGNdH7SCDbQavx0g https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/ 3 T RPG Podcast: PodBean: https://ThreeTRPG.podbean.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBmwjWus7YeAjChiEvPVBQ The Brewery: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0o-gcWpr_wRj60T_UdJJg Podbean: https://thebreweryshow.podbean.com/ Thoughts Of A Barbarian by Matt Stark http://thoughtsofabarbarian.blogspot.com/ Role Player’s Imaginarium https://roleplayersimaginarium.blog/ Imaginary Ramblings Website/Blog: http://www.imaginaryramblings.com/ Finding The Narrative: A Genesys RPG Podcast Podbean Site (https://findingthenarrativepodcast.podbean.com/ ) YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2IiIiXzznMQ3NEsqfc7Fg ) The Dragons Toolbox http://thedragonstoolbox.blogspot.com/?m=1 Religiously Odd Spots https://religiouslyoddspots.wordpress.com/
22:20
May 23, 2020
056 Blake's 7 The RPG
Blake's 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC broadcast between 1978-81. I review the RPG written by Kin Ming Looi and Zoe Taylor (1994) and released through the Blake's 7 Appreciation Society. --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
10:29
May 9, 2020
055 Runehammer VTT coming
Hankerin Ferinale of Runehammer and ICRPG author has announced he will be releasing a Runehammer VTT very soon. My YouTube video for gTove is now up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF3yU_tkUCA --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 
02:33
April 24, 2020
054 Three Alternate Virtual Table Tops (VTT)
I mention three alternative virtual table tops. If you want to hear about Roll 20, Fantasy Grounds and Table Top Simulator check out these podcast episodes: 3T Podcast (How To Play RPGs Online) https://threetrpg.podbean.com/e/how-to-play-rpgs-online-bonus/ Murder Hobo Show (Episode 14 Get Checked for VTT)  https://themurderhoboshow.podbean.com/e/murder-hobo-rpg-show-podcast-e14-get-checked-for-vtts-bonus-content/ My Alternates: Maptool: https://www.rptools.net/ gTove: https://github.com/RobRendell/gtove (Instance: https://illuminantgames.com/gtove) Mapper VTT: http://homebrewedgames.com/ Youtube Videos Simple MapTool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbKCzseBgTI 5e Framework: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjjLIykxVxY --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
10:49
April 14, 2020
053 New Maptool Tutorials
An update on what I've been up to and launching my new Maptool Tutorial series on YouTube. Roll20 Tutorials: Follow Me and Die Tabletop Simulator Tutorials: The Murder Hobo Show --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Music Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.com/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
04:47
April 7, 2020
052 Bonus Episode Call ins
This bonus episode is to answer some of the call-ins, a big thank you to you all for them. Joe Richter: https://anchor.fm/joe-richter9 Josh Beckelheimer: https://anchor.fm/jbpublishing Goblin's Henchman: https://anchor.fm/ghench Conrad Kinch: https://anchor.fm/conrad-kinch Jason Connerley: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Colin Green : https://anchor.fm/spikepit Barney Dicker: https://anchor.fm/loco-ludus Tim Shorts: https://anchor.fm/gothridgemanor Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
22:45
April 2, 2020
051 Concrete Cow RPG Con
I recently visited the Concrete Cow RPG Con at Milton Keynes. I discuss the games I played in. Code of the Spacelanes by Simon Burley: Drivethru and Lulu Liminal by Paul Mitchener: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/liminal Dungeon World by Adam Koebel and Sage LaTorra : https://dungeon-world.com/ Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Music Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.com/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
05:00
March 17, 2020
050 Bitesize : Towns and Taverns Battlemats
A range of lay flat RPG Battle Map Books. Pre-printed, laminated and can be linked together with the companies previous products.  Loke Battle Mats: https://lokebattlemats.com/ Towns and Taverns Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingbooks/towns-and-taverns-2-modular-books-of-battle-mats-for-roleplay  Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message  --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A  Music Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.com/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
03:25
March 5, 2020
049 Bitesize: Tricube Tales
The Bitesize episodes are typically going to be under 5 minutes, where I will briefly cover a  topic, product or idea. It will not be in depth's review but just a quick look and i will point you in the direction of where you can find out more. Tricube Tales: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/294202/Tricube-Tales Review by Chaosgrenade: https://chaosgrenade.com/2020/01/27/rambling-on-tricube-tales/ Review by The most unread blog ever on the Internet: https://mostunreadblogever.blogspot.com/2020/02/tommys-take-on-tricube-tales.html Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Music Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.com/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
04:21
March 3, 2020
048 Judge Dredd RPG's Part 2
The second Judge Dredd game was published by Mongoose and based on the d20 system. A quick review of it and my thoughts. This episode also features call ins from: Colin Green (Spikepit), Jason Connerley (Nerds RPG Variety Cast),  Joe Richter (Hindsightless), Barry Dewey-Robertson (Shadow of the GMS) and Shandy Andy (B2 Unguarded Treasure) Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
16:37
February 25, 2020
047 Mork Borg Review
A requested review by Jason from the Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. MÖRK BORG is a pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and dying world. Red Dice Diaries Burton Con : https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/episodes/Burton-Sci-Fi--Fantasy-Con-RDD-Report-eas9p0 Mork Borg website: https://morkborg.com/ Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
24:49
February 18, 2020
046 Judge Dredd RPG's Part 1
There have been four Roleplaying Games about Judge Dredd, in this episode I talk about Games Workshop 1985 game.  Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
23:00
February 8, 2020
045 Reviewing The Islands of Purple Haunted Putresence (Part 2)
In this episode I'm joined by my fellow Purple Worm co-host John Alan Large of the fabulous Red Dice Diaries podcast, the first part of this review is available at John's podcast: Part One: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/episodes/Reviewing-The-Islands-of-Purple-Haunted-Putresence-Part-1-ea7mdn You can purchase the Islands of Purple Haunted Putresence on DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/130556/The-Islands-of-PurpleHaunted-Putrescence Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/message --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
11:37
January 16, 2020
044 Prince Valiant The Story Telling Game
Prince Valiant: The Story-Telling Game is the official role-playing game based on Hal Foster's comic strip of the same name. Created by Greg Stafford the game was first published in 1989.  I also answer some call ins from Edwin Worlds United: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264521/Worlds-United The Titan Incident : https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/260930/The-Titan-Incident --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
17:59
January 15, 2020
043 A Retrospective of 2019 and Call Ins
I look back at the first year of podcasting. Call ins from Rob C, Evil Jeff, John Alan Large, Loco Ludus, Josh Beckleheimer and Jeff Collyer --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
18:00
January 5, 2020
042 A Mouse RPG (MausRitter)
Mouse Guard is a graphic book by David Peterson, which is a wonderful premise. It has an official RPG which is  based on the Burning wheel system. MouseGuard: http://www.mouseguard.net/ There is another mouse RPG called MausRitter, and I review this great little game. Maus Ritter: https://losing-games.itch.io/mausritter ---  Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A  Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
27:23
December 27, 2019
041 War of the Worlds
Post Apocalyptic gaming in the Victorian Era, beware there are spoilers for the BBC adaptation of the War of the Worlds. I'm reading the Star Lord comics from 1978 where the Strontium Dogs comic strip was introduced to the world. Call ins from Jason Connerley, Darren Green and Colin Green. ---  Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A  Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
16:05
December 9, 2019
040 Best Left Buried
Recently I played in a Best Left Buried one shot with Jason Connerley of the Nerds RPG Variety Cast. I discuss the rules and mechanics, then give my thoughts on them. --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
15:34
December 3, 2019
039 Hammer House of Horror and Lite Games
I have call-ins from Jason Connerly from Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Joe Richter from Hindsightless and John Alan Large from Red Dice Diaries. Why I like rules lite games and can use any of them, I also talk about the proposed Hammer House of Horror games for the Audio Dungeon Discord suggested by Barney from Loco Ludus. --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
19:46
November 30, 2019
038 Old School Essentials Unboxing
A quick episode as I unbox this Kickstarter from Gavin Norman
06:20
November 21, 2019
037 Tokens and Miniatures
In this episode I have a couple of call-ins from Jason Connerley of the Nerds RPG Variety Cast https://anchor.fm/jason376 I talk about a few games I have been playing The Black Hack, Lamentations of the Flame Princes and ICRPG. The main topic for the show is how to use Minatures and Tokens in your tabletop games. Cold Moonlight (The Game Of Gods) is a novel by Mark Mitchell. ICRPG Forum: https://forums.runehammer.online/ Larry Hamilton's Roll20 Youtube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We-FxhsHp1I&list=PLT7cQu33X53NTBN167wOnaGwuK8WCf6w Flat Pack Forces (MDF Miniatures): https://flatpackforces.com/ Questing Beast making tokens out of Magic cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V236bemO4jc&t=1s Token Tool: https://www.rptools.net/toolbox/token-tool/ Token Stamp (online tool): http://rolladvantage.com/tokenstamp/ --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
15:41
November 19, 2019
036 Aliens Roleplaying Game
Free League have delivered their hard copies of their Alien The Roleplaying Game, I have an overview of the items I received from the Kickstarter. --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
16:40
November 11, 2019
035 Dragon Warriors
Dragon Warriors was an RPG released as a set of paperback books which was a competitor to Fighting Fantasy. A traditional game that was later released as a hardback book. Purple Worm Podcast: https://anchor.fm/purple-worm --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
13:32
November 6, 2019
034 Call Ins
In this episode I answer some call ins. Jason : Nerds Variety RPG Cast Dave Aldridge : dPercentile John Alan Large: Red Dice Diaries Purple worm Podcast: https://anchor.fm/purple-worm --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
09:26
October 28, 2019
033 I'm A Designer Too (AAA Month)
In the final episode for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month I present a set of light rules written by me. I explain how the rules work and my thoughts behind them. You can download a free copy from my website as a PDF, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lZEhBbaPCRuRyr6sQgnIMGnRp1a612Sl/view?usp=sharing --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Arneson by TJ Drennon Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
16:26
October 23, 2019
032 ICRPG (Index Card Role Playing Game)
A review of ICRPG, a game by Brandish Gilhelm, With a call in from John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries An advert for the new Purple Worm Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Runehammer Forum: https://forums.runehammer.online/ Runehammer Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RUNEHAMMER --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
15:47
October 21, 2019
031 Unsung Hero (AAA Month)
The fourth episode of Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month is to nominate your Unsung Hero for the RPG hobby, my nomination is Professor John Eric Holmes. The first person to write a readable set of rules for Dungeons and Dragons so that even beginners could learn to play. Call in from Shandy Andy off the Unguarded Treasure (B52) Podcast: https://anchor.fm/unguardedtreasure --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  
09:06
October 16, 2019
030 Ubiquity System Review
This is a review of the Ubiquity RPG System as used in Hollow Earth Expedition, Leagues of Adventure, All For One, Space 1889 and Desolation.  --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
13:07
October 13, 2019
029 Playing the Game (AAA Month)
I have a similar history to Dave Arneson, starting as a wargamer and becoming a roleplayer. This episode I talk about how I started in the hobby. --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Arneson by TJ Drennon : https://www.patreon.com/TJD Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
09:54
October 13, 2019
028 Rules We Don't Need No Stinkin Rules (AAA)
In honour of Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month we talk about a rules lite system we like. My choice is Wanton Roleplay System (WaRP) by Atlas Games used in their 1st and 2nd Editions of Over The Edge. This episodes opening theme by TJ Drennon : https://www.patreon.com/TJD Wanton Roleplay System (OGL): http://www.atlas-games.com/pdf_storage/WaRPSystemPackage.zip Over The Edge (Atlas Games): https://www.atlas-games.com/otelegacy#warped/ --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Arneson by TJ Drennon : https://www.patreon.com/TJD Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
17:58
October 6, 2019
027 That One Player (AAA Month)
October is Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month in memory of the late Dave Arneson one of the founders of the RPG Hobby. In the first episode after a call in from Jason, I talk about that one player in the game, like Arneson was in Major Wesley's Braunstein game. Braunstein: the Roots of Roleplaying Games: http://arsludi.lamemage.com/index.php/104/braunstein-the-roots-of-roleplaying-games/ Jason's podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason376 --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music "Killers" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
07:26
October 1, 2019
026 Shadow of the Demon Lord
A short review of Shadow of the Demon Lord by Robert Schwalb. This review was requested by Jason and you can find his podcast at: https://anchor.fm/jason376 --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music "Killers" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
08:26
September 24, 2019
025 A Quarter of Century - Call Ins
I have reached a quarter of a century with the podcast. So to celebrate I have some call-ins. Jason's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Jeff's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/tome-of-all-dooms Lieren's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/lieren Dave's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge Colin's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/spikepit Opening Music "Killers" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963
09:29
September 17, 2019
024 What I have been Slaying and a free PDF
Call in from Goblin's Henchman about point crawls. I talk about some of the games I have been playing recently. One of the games I ran at my local gaming club was Fear & Fun, a Stranger Things type game that I cobbled together when our regualr GM didn't show. I have written up the rules I ran links below. Carapace - Procedural navigation: https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/carapace/ Carousing Rules: http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2015/05/downtime-activities-carousing-table.html Minions and Musings Podcast: https://anchor.fm/eviljeff Follow Me and Die Podcast: https://anchor.fm/follow-me-and-die Lasers and Feelings: http://www.onesevendesign.com/laserfeelings/ Fear and Fun One Sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16Dj284h8-C2K6eaNgCh4wf9OC1IKPVlpzr-F0tWxaFk Trifold Zine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WjtaXJDOwd5A6m3uWt_sHhutnfd5F0XJ/view?usp=sharing --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963
14:49
September 8, 2019
023 Hex Crawls and Point Crawls
The traditional wilderness mapping in OSR games is by use of the Hexcrawl. A hex grid is over-layed the map and is used for traversing the world. In this episode I offer an alternative - the Point Crawl. It holds less information than a hex map but arguably is of more use to a GM and clearer to understand. Also call ins from Colin Green of Spikepit, Jason and TJ of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown. Dragons Are Real RPGaDay blogposts: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ Hillcantons Blog: http://hillcantons.blogspot.com/2012/01/crawling-without-hexes-pointcrawl.html --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963
11:11
September 1, 2019
022 The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
A book you may find useful when crafting locations in your games. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dictionary-Imaginary-Places-Updated-Expanded/dp/0613563115 RPGaDay Website: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html My RPG a Day Entries: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/dragonsarerealpodcast --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963
07:01
August 26, 2019
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