Keep off the Borderlands

Keep off the Borderlands

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By Free Thrall
Welcome to Keep off the Borderlands. A podcast about not playing RPGs, where amazing things may or may not happen.

Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 21st "Vast"
#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Colin "Spikepit" Green and a wee ramble through a vast topic.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.   Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com  
06:16
August 21, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 20th "Noble"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Reading "High Folk" from Unlikely Heroes: A supplement for OSR games by Nordic Weasel Games.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com 
04:20
August 20, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 19th "Scary"
 #RPGaDAY2019 - My idea for a fear mechanic. Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
05:21
August 19, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 18th "Plenty"
#RPGaDAY2019 - There's plenty to say about one page dungeons. Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
06:58
August 18, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August "One"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren. Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
05:57
August 17, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 16th "Dream"
#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Joe of Hindsightless.  A  reading and a brief guest appearance.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
05:22
August 16, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 15th "Door"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from John Large of The Red Dice Diaries. When is a door not a door?   Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
08:14
August 15, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 14th "Guide"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Lieren and Che of Roleplay Rescue. A little ramble about rule books and who to follow.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com 
07:50
August 14, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 13th "Mystery"
 #RPGaDAY2019 - Awesome call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. Here's a little preview of my setting idea that, thanks to my lack of progress, may never see the light of day.   Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.   Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com 
07:00
August 13, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 12th "Friendship"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren. I talk about the wonderful Anchorite community (eventually).   Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.   Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com 
08:40
August 12, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 11th "Examine"
 #RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue. I talk about the fun of mystery solving.   Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.   Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com 
05:40
August 11, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 10th "Focus"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. I talk about my lack of focus.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
08:48
August 10, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 9th "Critical"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. I talk crit tables of Rolemaster and MERP.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
06:40
August 9, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 8th "Obscure"
#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings and a "brief" overview of Obscure Adventures by Richardo Esteves. Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
10:41
August 8, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 7th "Familiar"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Lieren and the return of Paranoia.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
07:32
August 7, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 6th "Ancient"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Not feeling it but doing it anyway.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
03:52
August 6, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 5th "Space"
#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and me banging on about how great Alien is again!  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
04:57
August 5, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 4th "Share"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Oversharing, perhaps.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
03:26
August 4, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 3rd "Engage"
#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Colin "Spikepit" Green. Special thanks to Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren of Updated From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
08:13
August 3, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 2nd "Unique"
#RPGaDAY2019 - Paranoia and a little help from Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
06:12
August 2, 2019
RPGaDAY 2019 August 1st "First"
#RPGaDAY 2019 - I thought I'd give it a go. A Call-in from Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
04:10
August 1, 2019
Bonus Solo Gaming List
That's right, it's the boring list I warned you about!
05:17
July 31, 2019
I Think We're Alone Now
I kick off responding to a call from Colin "Spikepit" Green regarding the d20 before getting onto the main topic of solo play. Inspired by last episode's call from John Large of The Red Dice Diaries, essentially, me speaking about Kenny Norris of  SoloRoleplayer.com and using Chris McDowall's Into the Odd with Tiny Solitary Soldiers Solo Engine from http://tinysolitarysoldiers.blogspot.com Honourable mentions: Jeremy "Frothsof" Smith of Thought Eater, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue. Youtube Channels Ivanmike68, Gamer Geeks, Solo RPG Guy and Questing Beast. Free Thrall Theme by Timothy J Drennon. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
30:53
July 31, 2019
The Basics
A brief history of Basic Dungeons & Dragons. Featuring call-ins from Joe of Weal or Woe, RFED, Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere, Colin "Spikepit" Green, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Jeremy "FrothSof" Smith of Thought Eater and John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries. Honorary mention: ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure and Pete Jones of Dragons Are Real. Free Thrall Theme by Timothy J Drennon. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
26:22
July 28, 2019
Questions, Questions, Questions
Just some odds and ends I threw together. Basically, a veiled plea for feedback.  A call for recommendations of adventures for solo play, your thoughts on the d20 and what's your favourite version of Basic Dungeons & Dragons (including OD&D)?  Call-ins from RFED, John Large of Red Dice Diaries, ShandyAndy and Lieren from Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Free Thrall Theme by Timothy J Drennon. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
24:16
July 25, 2019
Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed!
Theme by Melodorous Miasma. Call-ins from The Lone Star GM, Dave Aldridge of dPercentile, John Alan Large from Red Dice Diaries, Joe of Weal or Woe, Colin "Spikepit" Green and Ivy The Happy Whisk. I talk about the recent Guardian article amongst of things. Honourable mentions; Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor, Mark Wallring of The Yawning Owlbear, Larry Hamilton of Follow Me, And Die!, Arlen Walker Live from Pellam's Wasteland, Norbert Matausch of Darkworm Colt and The GLOG by Arnold Kemp at Goblinpunch. And a little random Instant Game fun to finish.
39:01
July 17, 2019
Bonus Wellbeing Minisode
Some thoughts on Positive Psychology inspired by Che Webster's Roleplay Rescue Season 3 Episode 12: Being Top of Your Game.
06:18
July 14, 2019
Being and Time Bandits
Featuring call-ins from Frothsof of the Thought Eater podcast, Joe of Weal or Woe, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Ivy The Happy Whisk and Colin "Spikepit" Green.  A bit of a ramble about Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits and Brazil, Chris McDowall's Into the Odd, Dark City dir. by Alex Proyas, Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei, Blame! dir. by Hiroyuki Seshita, Blamecrawl on MeWe, Samwise Seven RPG (Samwise7RPG on YouTube), House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski, Arlen Walker of Live from Pellam's Wasteland and TJ of Melodorous Miasma Meltdown.
33:35
July 11, 2019
Call-ins, Call-ins, Call-ins and the Possibility of Play
Call-ins from Ivy The Happy Whisk, Joe of Weal or Woe, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Ray Otus of Plundergrounds and Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue.  Dave Aldridge of dpercentile, Colin "Spikepit" Green and Frothsof the Thought Eater also get a mention. Plus special guest.  I also fail to adequately describe what a solo game engine is and embarrass myself by going on about Rupert the Bear again.  Email me: spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
22:43
June 29, 2019
Bonus "Mystery" Unboxing
Spoilers: It's Dan Sell's insanely delightful Troika! Numinous Edition.
10:49
June 26, 2019
What to Make of the Southern Reach Trilogy
So, this is where all the content's been hiding. Just look at these show notes! Featuring messages from Frank Turfler of Frank T's Liner Notes, Ivy the Happy Whisk, Colin Green of Spikepit, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Evil Jeff, Frothsof the Thought Eater and Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor.  I mention Ray Otus' PlunderGrounds episode 69 Prototyping and 41 Roadside Picnic and Into the Odd, the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation dir. Alex Garland, Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Stalker dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker RPG by Ville Vuorela, Colour out of Space by H. P. Lovecraft, The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, Che Webster's Roleplay Rescue GM's Journal #18, Paranoia 1st edition, The Thing dir. John Carpenter, Invasion of the Body Snatchers dir. Don Siegel, The Hanging Man by Philip K. Dick, In the Light of a Ghost Star by Nate Treme and Knave by Ben Milton... Phew!
30:47
June 24, 2019
Bonus Boundaries Minisode
Inspired by Lieren's Mental Health Thursday episode 44 of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere, I made some brief notes. To spare her a bunch of messages from me and risk turning her podcast into The Spencer Show, I thought I'd put them here.
05:43
June 22, 2019
The Pip System Dadcast
This is an overview of Third Eye Games' Pip System by Eloy Lasanta.
19:57
June 18, 2019
Movies Movies Movies
Call-ins, callbacks and top 5 movies.
21:22
June 14, 2019
Bonus Black Hack Black Box Unboxing
An audio unboxing of interest to nobody other than myself and I'm not even sure if I'd want to listen to it.
05:02
June 10, 2019
That Difficult Third Podcast
Yay, a little bit of gaming stuff. A bit about Necrotic Gnome's Old-School Essentials, Free League's Alien RPG and whole bunch of rambling about community.
16:47
June 10, 2019
Attack Of The Podcast
There's even some gaming stuff in this one... sort of.
12:32
June 6, 2019
A Wild Podcast Appears!
Episode one.  Session zero.   A trailer, a test and a little bit of background.
08:43
May 31, 2019
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