Gothridge Manor

Map or Mind

An episode of Gothridge Manor

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By Tim Shorts
Welcome to my Anchor channel. You'll find nothing serious here. I talk about tabletop RPG gaming with a focus on the older editions and retro clones. Some folks call it the OSR, I just call it gaming. If you like rolling weird dice, talking in weird voices and just being weird, pull up a chair and stay a while.
Tent Revival
07:04
August 15, 2018
Quantum Ogre
10:34
August 11, 2018
Call In Episode
11:54
August 10, 2018
Campaign Organization
09:57
August 8, 2018
Finding the Time to Game
10:30
August 7, 2018
Thieves Guilds
11:44
July 30, 2018
I talk a lot
14:37
July 24, 2018
Call In Episode
I answer or discuss call ins I've recently been sent. Thanks.
18:27
July 23, 2018
OSR as a Business
The evolution of OSR from fiesty bloggers to award winning full time publishers
16:00
July 20, 2018
Mail Call
07:12
July 18, 2018
My June Patreon Goodies
Want to know more about my Micro-Adventures for June. Hyroth my NPC card, leader of a fake cult. Adventure Time game time tracker card. And Into the Ruins, a short adventure that could take the party to Hell.
11:00
July 16, 2018
ENnies Messages
I go through the calls I received for my enniewry episode.
21:04
July 14, 2018
Solo Gaming
Matt Jackson grabbed me a copy of Four Against the Darkness so I'm going to start my solo gaming career.
08:55
July 13, 2018
Ennies What Are They Good For?
My take on the whole Ennie awards thing. For what it's worth.
12:10
July 12, 2018
Gothridge Manor the Blog Part 1
I get
27:11
July 11, 2018
Uncomfortable Topics in Game
I was surprised last night that a topic came up that I stopped the game to address it. We resolved it quickly with a good conversation.
13:08
July 10, 2018
Low Tech Design, Pondering Spell Rarity and Death Rolls
Enjoying the Sunday sun designing an adventure on the back deck with pen and dice thinking about spells. Installing a spell rarity aspect. And lastly how I house rule death rolls.
13:34
July 8, 2018
Keeping it Fresh by Playing Different Genres
Playing different genres of games helps me gain fresh ideas and approaches to my tried and true love of fantasy.
08:17
July 2, 2018
Politics, the Measure, the Sliding Scale of Asshole
Good grief, I talk a little about politics. Fuck. I hope never to do that again.
16:47
July 2, 2018
Taverns Use In Game
How I use and develop taverns in game. I provide a couple of examples.
11:30
July 1, 2018
Scaling Spells to Grow in Power ast the Mage Grows in Power
I'm working on scaling spells to grow in power as a mage gains experience. To make low level spells relevant at higher levels.
16:36
June 30, 2018
Running my 3rd Session
08:04
June 26, 2018
Balanced Encounters?
11:29
June 25, 2018
Random Gaming Stuff
Just updating the progress of my game.
06:45
June 21, 2018
Work and Gaming
I get a little personal in this one. How work affects mb gaming.
14:50
June 19, 2018
Self Promotion Problem
My lack of wanting to self promote is a problem.
07:23
June 18, 2018
Hit Points Arguement
Yup. I like my hit points few and bloody.
09:26
June 17, 2018
First Campaign Session
Ran my first session for my new campaign. Got a friend back into gaming. That was the biggest win of the night.
10:35
June 15, 2018
Building a Halfling Community
I share the steps I take to build and present a Halfling Community to my player. What I include and how I hope to use it.
07:32
June 12, 2018
Session 0.2
I go into more detail of why and how I lead up to and run Session 0.
15:15
June 11, 2018
Episode 29: My 3 Favorite Adventure Modules
Steve C over at Dice Roll Zine Podcast asked what were your 3 favorite adventure modules. Here are mine with a few honorable mentions.
09:45
June 8, 2018
Session 0
I like to develop character background using the players ideas and then giving them information specific to the character. Run one or two individual sessions to grow the character into the campaign world.
18:08
June 5, 2018
My Patreon
I give details of my Patreon. Even where all the vast amounts of money I make goes.
11:33
June 4, 2018
Randomly Generating Room Contents Part 1
I have many ways I develop adventures and what I put on them. This is part one that will be a semi regular series.
09:40
May 31, 2018
Time to Think
I'm on vacation. On my back deck. And I share how valuable it is for me to hand these moments to think. To complete a thought. To give my creativity time to breathe.
11:13
May 30, 2018
I'm on Facebook...again
I'm giving it a go again. That thing called Facebook. I've had my issues. And 300 words tonight! Brain is in full gamer mode. Unclogged by Adulting.
05:43
May 27, 2018
Map or Mind
I talk about my perspective as a player and GM using maps or theatre of the mind. The pros and cons as I see it.
16:26
May 26, 2018
Expansive Storyline...The Werewolf
I'm in an Adventures in Middle Earth game. About a year now. And I talk about how Rob Conley is able to weave an expansive storyline to get us involved with the setting. It's fantastic.
12:58
May 25, 2018
A Bad Game Night is Still a Good Game Night
A quick ramble about last night's game session. Not much progress. But remembering what'sI'll important.
08:06
May 22, 2018
The Process of Creating My Micro-Adventure
A look at how I came up with my latest micro adventure with only a few tangents.
17:25
May 22, 2018
Starting Characters in a New Campaign
A few ways I introduce new characters into a campaign.
14:19
May 19, 2018
Random Friday
Roll for random topics.
07:28
May 18, 2018
All over the place
Beware. I'm All over the place on this one. You'll learn about one of my pet peeves and why I shouldn't do a podcast at the end of the day.
18:16
May 17, 2018
Imprisonment
How use imprisonment your game and not have the players hate you...maybe.
21:31
May 16, 2018
Doing too much
I've been taking on a lot of projects, playing more than I've ever played and trying to keep productive with my writing.
13:41
May 15, 2018
Resource and Encumbrance
Other elements in game that usually hand wave unless it becomes part of the adventure.
11:46
May 14, 2018
Weather in Game
How weather influences game; combat, the cultures and how it can add a time element to an adventure.
13:59
May 12, 2018
My NPC Cards
I talk about how I work on my NPC Cards.
12:13
May 10, 2018
Playing Styles
I yap about how I adapt from playing a goofball style game to an in character style.
07:20
May 9, 2018
A Thanks from Frank
20:57
May 4, 2018
The Value of Playtesting
I talk about some things I learned last night with the Playtesting I ran.
11:51
May 3, 2018
Shout Out to Hobbs and Village Random Encounters and Development
Shout out to Hobbs and Friends for an excellent episode. Then me talking about developing a village through the use of a random encounter table.
13:29
May 1, 2018
Finding a Home for My Podcast and a little something about Playtesting
Exploring options for a home for future episodes and the trickyness of Playtesting.
07:14
April 30, 2018
Random Encounters: Hex Crawl & Dungeons
I focus on how I use and develop random encouters. And the differences between a hex crawl and dungeon random table.
20:35
April 24, 2018
Organizing the Disorganization...Failure
A little bit personal. A bit where I failed tho organize. Random ruins. And a short bitch about Spring road construction.
08:30
April 23, 2018
Podcast vs. Video Poll
I'm developing a hexcrawl campaign using Komor Forest, my setting I've used for the past year when writing my Micro-Adventures and Micro-Locations. I put a poll into my G+ feed to see what folks would prefer, a podcast or video.
03:03
April 22, 2018
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