Follow Me, And Die!

Follow Me, And Die!

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By Larry Hamilton
Ramblings and Musings on Tabletop RPGs by an Old School Gamer.
Tuesday Tales, Thursday Thoughts, & Saturday Scrawl.
Blog: followmeanddie.com
Patreon: patreon.com/FollowMeAndDie
OBS: drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13430/Follow-Me-And-Die-Entertainment-LLC
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Episode 64 - Saturday Scrawl #10 - Play what You've Got.
Comments on the last episode about Cities as Dungeons. Today I discuss playing the games you buy and download instead of just gathering them.
12:13
December 9, 2018
Episode 63 - Thursday Thoughts #11 - Cities As Dungeons
I muse on how cities are like dungeons and ways ancient lost cities can become dungeons.
08:30
December 7, 2018
Episode 62 - Tuesday Tales #11 - Manslaughter In A Bar Fight
Calls ins about my last episode announcing no new episodes until today. A bit of family drama explaining the hiatus (I really want to change channels on this soap opera.) Overzealous fighter uses all his attacks on a farmer. Bar fights every time we meet in a tavern to start a new group of characters. Finally, over 1,200 listens for November. My 3rd PDF on OBS hit Best Copper Seller, and the total downloads of all my 4 PDFs passed 1,000! Here's my publisher page if you want to check out my publications: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13430/Follow-Me-And-Die-Entertainment-LLC
11:56
December 5, 2018
Episode 61 - Tuesday Twist #1
An interruption of the regular schedule this week. Just a quick explanation after a call in from Happy Whisk. Normal episodes will resume next week with Tuesday Tales.
09:26
November 28, 2018
Episode 60 - Saturday Scrawl #9 - Hob and other names for Goblin.
After two call in from Colin Green (Spikepit), I touch on various names for goblins and other folkloric creatures. Also, hobbit, is a term one can use for their own creatures, as long as it's not the same as a halfling in the works of Tolkien. See the articles on The Denham Tracts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denham_Tracts And on the word Hobbit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbit_(word)
15:12
November 24, 2018
Episode 59 - Thursday Thoughts #10 - Thanks
I take a few moments to express what I am thankful for. Here is the companion Blog Post: https://followmeanddie.com/2018/11/22/thanks/
03:41
November 22, 2018
Episode 58 - Tuesday Tales #10 - Winter Escapades
After call ins from Dr. Robert Groves of DM Dad https://anchor.fm/dm-dad/, and Cody M. of No Save For You https://anchor.fm/nosaveforyou/, I share a story about characters in winter and some things to consider with making the effects of weather more realistic.
14:22
November 20, 2018
Episode 57 - Saturday Scrawl #8 - Video Games
After some call ins, I delve into video games. I'm a gamer and I like all kinds of games, not only RPGs.
16:00
November 18, 2018
Episode 56 - Thursday Thoughts #9 - Anchor Podcast Appreciation
I thought it would be a good idea to shout out to all the OSR Anchor Podcasts I listen to. Perhaps you'll find one you didn't know about. I end with two call ins. You can find the list of most of the podcasts I mentioned at a page on Chuck Thorin's blog: https://theymightbgazebos.blog/osr-anchorites/
19:48
November 16, 2018
Episode 55 - Tuesday Tales #9 - Undercover Duke
Another story about Griswald, the namesake of Follow Me, And Die!, was sent undercover by the king.
09:29
November 14, 2018
Episode 54 - Monday Madness #1 - UCon 2018 Recap
Since I didn't manage to do a live show from the con on Saturday, Saturday Scrawl #8 is now Monday Madness #1. I had a blast and want to encourage everyone to attend a game convention at least once.
19:10
November 12, 2018
Episode 53 Thursday Thoughts #8 Con Thoughts
Episode 53 Thursday Thoughts #8 Con Thoughts from UCon 2018
08:59
November 9, 2018
Episode 52 - Tuesday Tales #8 - Elrad Q. Huddleson magic-user
I finally located my notebook with all my past characters in it for which I still have a character sheet. Musings on languages in game and characters I don't recall.
17:51
November 7, 2018
Episode 51 - Saturday Scrawl #7 - Conventions
I discuss going to conventions and their benefits, and that I'll be at UCon next weekend and not Gamehole Con. I mentioned several sites for finding conventions, plus a couple of articles from my blog: Companion Blog Article: https://followmeanddie.com/2018/11/03/locating-a-convention/ Past Blog Articles: https://followmeanddie.com/2017/01/23/where-can-i-find-a-game-convention/ https://followmeanddie.com/2014/11/05/gaming-convention-clearinghouse/ Convention Lists: http://www.gameconventioncentral.com/p/welcome-to-game-convention-central.html https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Game_Conventions https://upcomingcons.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gaming_conventions https://casualgamerevolution.com/game-cons-2018 CONVENTIONS I ATTEND: https://www.ucon-gaming.org https://www.gameholecon.com https://marmaladedog.org/ https://garycon.com/ https://ntrpgcon.com
11:28
November 3, 2018
Episode 50 - Thursday Thoughts #7 - Making Magic Items
A discussion of crafting magic items and some ideas for how to make it more interesting in your games.
16:56
November 1, 2018
Episode 49 - Tuesday Tales #7 - Making Scrolls
After a call in from Eric Salzwedel at The Omega 3-D Chicken Coop, I dig into the process of making scrolls in AD&D. https://anchor.fm/eric-salzwedel/
10:13
October 31, 2018
Episode 48 - Saturday Scrawl #6 - Detect Evil/Good
Call in from Colin Green of Spikepit. https://anchor.fm/spikepit/. More follow up on my call in for Episode 28 of https://anchor.fm/Thedicearescreaming/ on Paladins.
11:06
October 28, 2018
Episode 47 - Thursday Thoughts #6 - Funny Voices
I struggle to do funny voices at the table. I either suffer embarrassment, or get so wrapped up in running a game, that I forget to do the voices.
06:08
October 26, 2018
Episode 46 - Tuesday Tales #6 - Insect Plague
I discussed the mechanics of the Insect Plague on Saturday Scrawl #5 a few days ago, so this episode wouldn't be too long. Why I think it's better to give than to receive.
16:43
October 23, 2018
Episode 45 - Saturday Scrawl #5 - Insect Plague
After a call in about Alliteration as Inspiration from last episode, I discuss Insect Plague in Oe, 1e, 5e, and a few retro clones. I discuss details of the spell in preparation for the next Tuesday Tales.
16:56
October 21, 2018
Episode 44 - Thursday Thoughts #5 - Alliteration For Inspiration
I have a knack for alliteration and have several examples on my blog: https://followmeanddie.com/category/alliteration/. Check out the Kickstarter for The Dreams In Gary's Basement, which funded in the first 12 hours and it on to stretch goals to include a disk of full interviews. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dorksofyore/the-dreams-in-garys-basement-a-documentary-on-gary?ref=user_menu
14:40
October 18, 2018
Episode 43 - Tuesday Tales #5 - Fasbold Torion, Low Charisma
The Dreams in Gary’s Basement: A Documentary on Gary Gygax: Back this Kickstarter to help fund final edits for this movie. https://followmeanddie.com/2018/10/16/the-dreams-in-garys-basement/ Why The Unexpected Should Not Surprise us: Re: The DND Sports announcement. https://followmeanddie.com/2018/10/16/dnd-sports/ A call in from each of the brother's Green. And today's tale, Fasbold Torion, low charisma.
12:51
October 17, 2018
Episode 42 - Saturday Scrawl #4: Low Magic Vs. High Magic
Instead of talking about the G+ looming shutdown, I want to talk about fun stuff. Here is more information is you want it: My article on MeWe: https://followmeanddie.com/2018/10/09/mewe-replacement-for-g/ Matt Finch's Panel about the end of G+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chusJcBNCv8 Matt' Interview with MeWe EVP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzf_mcgjo_0 My article about the interview: https://followmeanddie.com/2018/10/11/more-on-mewe/ First up a call in by Rich Fraser of Cockatrice Nuggets: https://anchor.fm/rich-fraser
11:14
October 13, 2018
Episode 41 - Thursday Thoughts #4 - Tracking Time
A call in from Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast about Saturday Scrawl #3. Today - My thoughts about moving things along when players get bogged down in discussion over simple matters or aren't ready on their turn for combat.
06:07
October 12, 2018
Episode 40 - Tuesday Tales #4 - My Earliest Existing Character
In today's Tuesday Tales, I talk about the oldest character for whom I still have a character sheet. Kad Staglar, halfing fighter/thief. I tough on the whole end of G+, but will do a blog post and perhaps discuss it on the next Saturday Scrawl.
08:02
October 9, 2018
Episode 39 - Saturday Scrawl #3 - Stretching Creativity.
Stretching creativity in all ways. As a GM & Player, and through writing, drawing, and other forms of expression.
13:14
October 6, 2018
Episode 38 - Thursday Thoughts #3 - End Of A Campaign
Last night was the end of the Wednesday night AD&D game on Roll20. We reached the end goal of the campaign and "saved" the world. Our DM published an adventure based on the first adventure, Automata Run Amok, illustrated by Luka Rejec. You can get it here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198834/Automata-Run-Amok?affiliate_id=203222 Read my mini review here: https://followmeanddie.com/2016/11/28/mini-review-automata-run-amok-by-john-carlson/ Check our the DM's Blog: http://www.dwarvenautomata.com/
15:50
October 5, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! Episode 37 Tues. Tales #3 Powerful Items
First up a slew of call ins about Encumbrance from Saturday Sprawl #3. Tuesday Tales #3 will touch on several powerful magic items and the hilarity that ensued.
12:00
October 3, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 36-Sat. Scrawl#2 - Encumbrance
I mention that today, Sept. 30 is International Podcast Day. https://internationalpodcastday.com/ Check out the new item and creature I was inspired to make while talking about Encumbrance over on the Blog. https://followmeanddie.com/2018/09/29/musings-on-bags-of-holding/
07:31
September 29, 2018
Follow Me, And Die!-Episode 35 - Thurs Thoughts#2 Being a DM
Thursday Thoughts #2 Being a Dungeon Master. On Hommlet: https://followmeanddie.com/2015/02/09/marmalade-dog-20-2015-post-con-write-up/ My Campaign on Roll20: https://followmeanddie.com/2016/09/02/campaign-idea-the-broken-lands/
17:01
September 27, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 34 - Tuesday Tales #2 - REVENGE!
Tuesday Tales #2 - REVENGE! My second PDF, Library Generation Tables is now available on OBS. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/253079/Library-Generation-Tables
08:44
September 26, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 33 - Training and Advancement
The first Saturday Sprawl - Training and Advancement to new levels. How I've experienced it as a player and how I handle it as a DM.
10:44
September 22, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 32 - Thursday Thoughts #1 - Henchmen & Hirelings
After a call in from Spikepit on the first Tuesday Tales, I give my take on Retainers and Hirelings.
22:55
September 20, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 31 - Tuesday Tales #1 - Margus Greystone
After a call in about the last episode where I interviewed my brother, Robert, I talk about the dwarf, Margus Greystone, in the first Tuesday Tales.
14:27
September 19, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! Episode 30 Interview with my brother, Robert.
Interview with my brother, Robert. About his upcoming YouTube channel, his book, and his opinion about my card game.
10:11
September 16, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! Episode 29 Multi -Use Adventure Locations
Multi -Use Adventure Locations
08:21
September 14, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 28 - Announcing Tuesday Tales
I've had requests for more storied from "Back In The Day" (BITD), so I will have a Tuesday Tales episode each week until I run out of stories. Some will be of my characters, and others will be of other characters.
17:59
September 13, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 27 Updates on PDF current and future
An update on downloads of my first PDF, subscriber numbers and followers, and podcast downloads. Calls ins, and discussion of upcoming PDFs for September, and the most likely topic for October. Also a request for feedback and ideas.
12:44
September 11, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 26 - One On One Play
Some call ins and today's topic, One on one play, one player and the GM, my experiences.
22:17
September 8, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 25 - Note Taking
Calls Ins and Note Taking
14:54
September 7, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 24 - Dragongrin Kickstarter from Absolute Tabletop
Episode 24 - Dragongrin Kickstarter from Absolute Tabletop A 5e setting with the Adventure Kit model, something that should appeal to the OSR. Shadows Over Driftchapel Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/absolutetabletop/adventure-kit-shadows-over-driftchapel-5e-compatib Companion Blog Post: https://followmeanddie.com/2018/09/02/shadows-over-dri…bsolute-tabletop/ Companion Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/8sdqOj6Sx-Y My Review of Oath of the Frozen King: https://followmeanddie.com/2017/12/30/oath-frozen-king-review/ Absolute Tabletop: https://absolutetabletop.com/ Past Absolute Tabletop Kickstarters: Oath of the Frozen King: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/absolutetabletop/adventure-kit-oath-of-the-frozen-king A Dead Man's Guid to Dragongrin: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/absolutetabletop/a-dead-mans-guide-to-dragongrin-campaign-setting-g
03:45
September 4, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 23 - NPC Ideas
NPC Ideas Companion Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/NNY2KJ2kCdw BLOG ARTICLES: QUICK NPC IDEAS: https://followmeanddie.com/2017/06/16/quick-npc-ideas/ OLD CHARACTERS AS NPC’S: https://followmeanddie.com/2015/06/10/old-characters-as-npcs/ DAY 14 N IS FOR NPC: https://followmeanddie.com/2014/04/16/day-14-n-is-for/ MY PROCESS: https://followmeanddie.com/2018/07/23/my-process/
09:46
September 3, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 22 - A Great 2 days for my PDF
An update on my first PWYW PDF on OBS, growth of my various social media, a call in with congratulations, thanks, and a teaser of what's on the docket for future PWYW PDFs.
14:17
August 31, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 20 - First PDF Live on OBS and Patreon Launched
Call in from Colin about Appendix N. I announce that my first PDF is live on OBS as PWYW and I launched my Patreon.
07:45
August 28, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 21 - Shopping and Buying Equipment
A few thoughts on shopping and buying equipment. Favors as payment. NOTE: Episode 20 is delayed as it is the announcement of my PDF going lived on OBS. First time publications have a 1-5 day wait.
08:23
August 28, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 19 More Appendix N
Calls ins about last episode's (18) discussion of Appendix N. I list off several titles that make my Appendix N. I mention my first PDF for DriveThruRPG is in the works and I shared a teaser on social media of the cover.
17:21
August 22, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 18 - Appendix N
A Call in, progress on Patreon and PDF for OBS, Appendix N.
12:51
August 19, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 17 - Rambling update. I'm still here.
A very rambling episode. 6 days since last episode. Mystery of delay on Apple Podcasts solved. Job and other commitments sapping creativity. Power Outage Kickstarter for kids RPG has funded, last few days to work on stretch goals.
07:49
August 14, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 16 - Behind the Scenes at the new Business
Two call ins and my responses. Lots of activity getting things ready to launch my Patreon and publish my first PDF on OBS. I also launched my t-shirt design at TeeSpring.
12:12
August 8, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 15 - There is more than one way to run an RPG.
There is more than one way to run an RPG. A serendipitous response to a Twitter comment. The way Matthew Mercer GMs Critical Role is not the only way to do it. Players should run games and play with other GMs. GMs should run games for different players, and also play games.
05:50
August 5, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 14 - My Card Game
More about my card game I mentioned last episode. I explain as much as I can before the Kickstarter announcement. (That's still a ways off.) I talk about it on my YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mRxaH62WL8 I post updates to this G+ Collection: https://plus.google.com/b/107411251706927346819/collection/AyljYE
08:17
August 3, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 13 - Thoughts on Podcast, Business, my own RPG, and RPG Minimalism
The podcast is doing well, over 325 plays of all combined episodes, some over 30 and nearly all over 20 plays. I launched Follow Me, And Die! Entertainment LLC and got the documents in email today. Finally, I discuss some thoughts on making my own RPG and mention possible genres. I mention my upcoming blog post on GM minimalism at the table.
09:21
August 3, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 12 - Song Inspired Monster and My Creative Process
A song on the radio inspires ideas for monsters. I discuss more of my creative process and walk the listener through how I did it. The companion blog article will be up in a day or two and will feature some stats to go along with the ideas.
12:30
July 28, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 11 - Call Ins, Trust the GM, be an Ambassador for the Game
Call ins galore! Today's Topic - Trust the GM and be an ambassador for your table and all role players.
17:41
July 27, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 10 - AD&D Leads to Rules Lawyering
Episode 10 of the Podcast. AD&D leads to rules lawyering. Simpler systems or a document to explain rules not used, modified, and RAW.
09:32
July 25, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 9 - Call ins, WOTC's New Settings, More on Game Stores
Calls ins from Colin Green/Spikepit and Shane Ward/Gilligan's Island of ADD. New from WOTC about two new settings, one coming in November and the other one on GMs Guild. This week is Read an RPG Book in public The Escapist/RPG Advocate. Finally, the game store I mentioned when I called into Radio Grognard with Glen Halstrom.
09:10
July 24, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 8 - Anchor Website Rant
An Anchor website/app rant. A bit of how I record and upload to Anchor. I recorded and edited this episode in about 15 minutes after taking 10 to dash out a script. I also didn't edit as tightly as I could.
04:32
July 22, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 7 - Call ins, Patreon in the Works
Colin Green/Spikepit calls in. I finally figured out what to do for Patreon and am making preparations to launch a Patreon in the coming weeks.
08:18
July 22, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 6 - OSR Crowdsoured The Black Isle Released!
The OSR Crowdsourced Black Isle was released yesterday on the 9th anniversary of the blog. And our second call in to the show from Spikepit.
08:36
July 20, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 5 - 1e Command Spell in Other Languages than English
Thoughts on the cleric spell Command in AD&D in English and other languages. Thoughts and ideas for the Chant spell. Out of the box thinking for making all spells useful in the situations characters find themselves.
10:01
July 15, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 4 - First Call in, Avoiding D&D on the Brain When Making Your Own Game
First message on the podcast! Thanks for the encouragement. Today - how to avoid D&D on the brain when devising your own RPG?
01:56
July 7, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 3 - Fumbles In Pronunciation
Fumbles In Pronunciation - Words from AD&D 1st Edition that we struggled with back in the day. Some, especially one, I still struggle with.
07:29
July 1, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 2 I Need A Table, Thoughts on Tables
I Need A Table - Tables seem to be one of the iconic things about the OSR, various creators sharing their tables. I have a few I have made, I like all the dice tables and die drop tables. I have nebulous ideas for a table or set of tables I need.
07:31
June 29, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 1 - World Building Strategies
I discuss top down and bottom up world building, with a focus on bottom up as it gets one to running the game sooner.
12:41
June 27, 2018
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 0 - Checking out Anchor, Lean Rules, and other Musings
Introduction, OSR, Lean Rules, creaking chair, and interruption by the train. This was off the top of my head without a script, so as with many other OSR podcasters on Anchor, I ramble. If you like what I have to say and want to touch in more detail on a topic, let me know.
18:45
June 24, 2018
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