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:
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)
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.
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/
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:
Past Blog Articles:
CONVENTIONS I ATTEND:
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.
I have a knack for alliteration and have several examples on my blog:
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
The Dreams in Gary’s Basement: A Documentary on Gary Gygax: Back this Kickstarter to help fund final edits for this movie.
Why The Unexpected Should Not Surprise us: Re: The DND Sports announcement.
A call in from each of the brother's Green.
And today's tale, Fasbold Torion, low charisma.
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
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.
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.
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:
Check our the DM's Blog: http://www.dwarvenautomata.com/
I mention that today, Sept. 30 is International Podcast Day.
Check out the new item and creature I was inspired to make while talking about Encumbrance over on the Blog.
Thursday Thoughts #2 Being a Dungeon Master.
My Campaign on Roll20:
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.
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.
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
Companion Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/NNY2KJ2kCdw
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/
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.