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By Random Screed
I go on rants about things in life, usually concerning Mental Health and using Tabletop Role-playing games to deal with my struggles. I host the podcast Hobbs & Friends.
Where to listen
Call me anytime...
This episode is largely call ins from Arlen Walker (Live from Pellams Wasteland), Rob C (Down in a Heap), and Colin Green (Spikepit) Thanks Screeders!!
July 22, 2020
Herein I interact with some call-ins, busy the vinyl couch and discuss the repercussions of lethality in old school games.
July 21, 2020
A few topics pertaining to recent play
July 13, 2020
Life is Good
Continuing topics lore vs engaged play and the future of the osr. I dropped in a vinyl couch segment too.
July 9, 2020
Call-ins about previous episodes. Discussing gm expectations concerning a return to Agate. And finally new talk about the OSR
June 29, 2020
My official message
June 23, 2020
Some expisition from Che Webster on the pejorativity of fluff. Long talks about player agency and random encounters. Maybe some superfluous nane dropping.
June 15, 2020
Wrapping up the Flo-re talk and asking about the hows of an enduring campaign.
June 12, 2020
Call in conversation on Fluff and lore and eschewing the voices in your head. And a new segment returns... Design Dithers
June 10, 2020
Continued discourse on lore, GM styles, and an epiphany.
June 5, 2020
Some conversation on fluff and lore and observation on players judging conflict costs on an unbalanced world.
June 4, 2020
A question of design and discussion of Degenesis. Lore vs Emergentcy
June 2, 2020
My method for carrying on after and during a crippling bout of depression.
June 1, 2020
I Hate Me
Just some meandering discussion on my thought processes during depression and a slight pimp of #24CON
May 30, 2020
Participation call-ins a status report and a brief note on my new campaign.
May 27, 2020
Extended call ins ruin Zombie Cowboy and Arlen Walker. More talk on lethality and depression and a question about old school participation.
May 20, 2020
Some straight talk about depression and suicide. Some call ins about lethality in old school games and a Gamerhood update!
May 15, 2020
Forcing the Fourth
Star Wars pick-up gaming on May the Fourth and taking about lethality in old school games
May 4, 2020
Zombie Cowboy drops some dimes and I talk about Revelations and getting up from being down.
May 1, 2020
Some answers to questions and suggestions via call-ins. I offer some unsolicited advice, as usual, and a little story about Upgrading the Gamerhood. Then some Kalmatta news.
April 29, 2020
Sleep in it
Some call in action. Talking the walk and a query. Help from the Screeders!
April 23, 2020
Call-in show and further discussion about some of the stuff I did on my mandatory vacation including Halfmen of Hirsute Hollow for Cyclops Con
April 21, 2020
What makes one session great and another flat? You be the judge...
April 11, 2020
At a precipice
More talk about Essential work during the pandemic. Lots of support from call-ins. More responses and a hope for some play reports.
April 9, 2020
Thanks to Leiren for her free consultation and the forthcoming commentary and rambling about my Lost in Agata campaign and how it transpired. Thanks all for your continued support.
March 30, 2020
Time to catch up after being sick!!!
March 24, 2020
Call outs from some good people. Contests and further screeding.
March 10, 2020
I have no clue what I'm doing. This episode is more evidence to that. If you like train wrecks... Check out this episode!
March 6, 2020
A new listener and caller sends me into the deep end of pontification and more information on a new ASSH campaign. Shout out to Lieren!
February 26, 2020
I let a couple guys take over the show with some multi-call ins. Thanks to Andy Goodman and Che Cormak. Go listen to their shows if you've a mind to.
February 19, 2020
A loss in the house has me grieving but we get some call ins and commentary on trad vs one-shots.
February 17, 2020
Some great chatting l call-ins referencing recent episodes. And I take a deep dive into my personal love-hate with suicide
February 1, 2020
I meander about a topic I've been thinking about and then fall into a soliloquy about podcasting advice.
January 29, 2020
Lost myself in there somewhere but wrapped up some call in interaction and blathered about a new project
January 27, 2020
Call-in catastrophe, some real talk about me and dealing with death through games
January 10, 2020
Cancel cancel culture
Wrapped up the games I'm playing series and answering a call in got me thinking about my intentions going forward with podcasting.
January 7, 2020
Third in a series about the games in playing and a smattering conversation about where I'm at, where I want to be, and how I'm going to get there.
January 3, 2020
I prattle on about the New Year, mental mis-diagnosis, and AD&D 2e!
January 2, 2020
Dungeons of Thaarl
Catching up with Christmas call-ins and further whinging. And then it's in to the next synopsis of a game I've been playing!
January 2, 2020
City of Brass
I speak at length concerning my recent exploits in the City of Brass with a 14th level wizard named Tolefaris.
December 19, 2019
Another episode. Loss of call ins and the requisite whining. There's even a bit of game talk at the end!
December 17, 2019
Declaration from HNF
That's all it is.
December 6, 2019
A couple calls from Lieren and Jason as well as some talk about how it feels to be in the throes of anxiety and depression.
November 24, 2019
We all have heard of panic attacks? How about panic defense? Thanks to the Other Jason and Che Webster for calling in.
November 15, 2019
It shouldn't take this long to finish a show. But it did. I'm not sure it's worth the wait.
November 14, 2019
Gamehole, the games
More political philosophy and the games I played at Gamehole 2019.
November 5, 2019
Gamehole the first
More discussion on ethical interactions shifting from virtual to the physical state. And, oh yeah, first impressions of Gamehole 2019
November 4, 2019
Who am I
Trying to keep going without knowing why.
October 30, 2019
3 Cons in thirty days
I thought I'd journal my experiences during this thirty days of conning. Day 1
October 25, 2019
More talk about living with bipolar disorder and some gaming rant about Random Encounters
October 25, 2019
Let's play a game
My life is a roller coaster ride. Some talk about how I deal with it and a little information about my Low Fantasy Gaming on Twitch
October 22, 2019
Talking about Ray Otus and Matt Jackson as well as examples of how I start a new campaign
October 8, 2019
RIP my friends
Rest in peace to all those we've lost and the innocence of the OSR.
October 7, 2019
Depression doesn't care
Sharing excitement and anecdotes about Twitch and LFG. A little commentary about depression and the similarities of physical and mental mistakes.
October 5, 2019
Days of High Adventure
Call-ins, sweet transitions and the end of Rui's back catalogue calls
October 4, 2019
AAA Day 3
It's day 3 and I'm not really talking about Arneson. I do have some call-ins and some thoughts using Twitch in the Gamerhood
October 3, 2019
My tribute to Arneson last night and how anxiety can be a driver and trying to do too much can be a downer.
October 2, 2019
In the episode I'm responding to some call-ins and taking about Arneson Day and anxiety from pushing the envelope and starting new projects.
October 1, 2019
Getting better every day
A lot of call-ins and a message about my status, my games, and guess y'all can participate
September 25, 2019
In the Back Room
Great call-ins from RFED, Jason Connerly, Rui, and Dave Aldridge. I'm coming to greater understanding with the dissenters and a peek in the back room!
September 19, 2019
I got a few call-ins on grappling from Rob C and go in depth about my position on the Macris episode.
September 16, 2019
The episode we've got catch up call-ins and some retro-call-ins and then the beat of the subject... My new grappling system mechanic
September 12, 2019
Pride and jealousy
Good conversations from call-ins including, RFED, The Other Jason, Roi, Medium Salzwedel and then some self-indulgence from yours truly.
September 10, 2019
Very quick and focused Screed today highlighting a single call-in from Carl Heyl
September 9, 2019
Some really great call-ins in this episode and I screed about grappling mechanics.
September 3, 2019
What's in a con
HoffConII wrap up including what I ran at the event! Lots of call-ins and a game recap!
August 27, 2019
A few quickfire screeds for your listening pleasure and hopefully garner some responses.
August 22, 2019
Looking in the mirror
Lots of topics and call-ins. Some anchor chatter and gaming updates. Enjoy!
August 20, 2019
And now for something different
Responses across the board due to some rapid fire episodes. In response I want to talk a little about creativity and a have near and dear to my heart.. BPBM
August 8, 2019
Friends and Influence
Finishing up Experience and moving on to my thoughts and predilections concerning re-releasing episode #31 of HNF.
August 7, 2019
Zinis and experience
I'm really struggling with experience in a couple of my games. I've been searching for a method that rewards the style of old I'm looking for. Still searching!!
August 6, 2019
Core book depression
I'm in a rut trying to find the path out and talking about core book systems compared to player option books.
July 29, 2019
Confidence but falling flat. How do you assess your own GMing?
July 26, 2019
More take about the Ennies, my transparency and how to give out xp.
July 24, 2019
What really happened to Hobbs & Friends of the OSR? New tag line? Suicide prevention.
July 23, 2019
Return to form
After a long hiatus, I'm back telling about parody podcasts and the frictional trichotomy between PCs-agency-mortality
July 12, 2019
Another call in wrap up on the Morrowinding episode and a new topic on trigger-happy players.
June 28, 2019
Coups de gras
Plethora of opinions on a couple of questions from last episode!
June 27, 2019
Status Report returns as well as a discussion on coup de gras and morrowinding in your games. Give us a call we'll hash it out.
June 24, 2019
Free RPG Day episode
We get through some built up call-ins with dinner you'd content and what I'm up to currently in gaming!
June 15, 2019
Rape in fiction
Single topic today. Thank you and I'm sorry to man Cody M.
June 13, 2019
Brick & mortar
Contest information, brick & mortar story and some call ins!
June 7, 2019
At the behest of a call in, I give a Con Summary from personal experience. Also going to get call ins, con news from across the pond, and a CONTEST!!
June 3, 2019
What's in an episode
Walk the walk and talk the talk. Answer sooner call ins and all some questions. What's so rotten about a grub anyway?
May 28, 2019
Mostly a call in show but a call for questions at the end!
May 24, 2019
Required listening to find it information about Forlorn Shores as well as the wonderful call ins and Nylon Couch
May 16, 2019
Getting up to go down?
We got call ins, responses, Kickstarter need and even a gaming topic near the end! Wait for it Screeders!
May 14, 2019
We have some announcements, breaking news, call-ins and shout-outs. So in all, it's another Random Screed!
May 8, 2019
OSR Today & Yesterday
An answer to JE Shields cliffhanger question concerning the OSR today and yesterday.
May 2, 2019
Special Plundergrounds Challenge
Never a bride (or a bridesmaid). BUT I do know I did this challenge!
April 27, 2019
This episode has it all!
Kalmatta, Hirelings to Henchman, call-ins and shout-outs. Seriously!!! This episode has it all!
April 25, 2019
Old School Questions
Easter edition of Random Screed! Answering questions and asking them back Screededrs!
April 21, 2019
Opinions on my opinion piece about patreon support role this episode.
April 19, 2019
I'm screeding about Entitlement and how those we support use the money we give them in support.
April 18, 2019
Some 5e talk and discussing what I do when a game falls apart.
April 16, 2019
Worst or best episode?
Lots of call ins and a new character for your listening pleasure!
April 12, 2019
Curbing the Downward Spiral
A plethora of call-ins. Some Kalmatta talk nestled amidst advice for halting oncoming depression.
April 11, 2019
Thou shalt for online
Let's make a list of what it's acceptable and what isn't acceptable for online games!
April 5, 2019
This could be the end...
Extremely thoughtful look at continuing Random Screed
April 1, 2019
Metaplots and RP Urges
Another long episode of great call-ins and interesting RPG discussions. We're taking new water here people.
March 28, 2019
What happens when nothing happens?
Tons of call ins on this episode and a question about preaching on an Emergent Style of Trad game. What happens when nothing happens?
March 27, 2019
Story game clerics
I'm vague introing like it's click bait. Defining industry terminology and talking about enhancing your bx cleric!
March 25, 2019
Elucidating on Battletech and more information on the BFRPG Experience
March 22, 2019
Sick! Sick! Sick!
I'm back and that sweet rejuvenation has commenced! Let's bring it baby!
March 20, 2019
Gary Con XI finale
As with Gary Con, my best intentions with this episode slipped away due to the con crud!
March 15, 2019
Gary Con XI - Midcon
Call ins and conning
March 8, 2019
Gary Con XI Day 1
Taking about pre con anxiety, resistance and my plans
March 5, 2019
Pre Gary Con chat
BFRPG experiment continues and i while about prep
March 4, 2019
Western Lands update
I react to some fine call ins and do more discussion concerning the BFRPG campaign.
February 28, 2019
How do we feel about the sweet smell of new campaign in the morning?
February 26, 2019
See how Anchorites plan for something firsthand and some wisdoms and further questions!
February 21, 2019
Games and the winter blues
Let's make the best have evaar. But first some call ins and wrap up on the Zak Situation.
February 18, 2019
Why patience. Be better.
I try to better explain myself.
February 13, 2019
I counsel patience
As an abused and an abuser on the past, i counsel patience, support and moderation.
February 11, 2019
Being cool with difficult topics
Trying to fill holes in your soul.
February 8, 2019
More support and advice from the community. And some GM advice from me.
February 4, 2019
A ray of sunshine
I was bad. I got better
February 1, 2019
Feeling sorry for myself
When are you burnt out? I don't know.
January 31, 2019
Red Road Status Report
I talk about my new C&C campaign some more and update y'all on what I'm playing and where you can catch it if you're so inclined.
January 28, 2019
Monday Morning Madness
A call in show!!! Want to be on the show? Call in!
January 21, 2019
Call ins and some housekeeping about Red Road and Convention captions. Best of 2018 and eyes to 2019
January 16, 2019
Ode to Chloe
Taking about grief and answering call ins
January 14, 2019
Opinions and Zine Challenge
Got a podcast bruhaha brewing. Kickstarter Zine challenge!
January 9, 2019
The Red Road
I answered some questions about hex crawls, got call ins from Che and Colin and does of about my new campaign and experience with Castles & Crusades
January 7, 2019
Finding new games
Sword & Spell. Fantasy Adventure Game. Adjudicating ESP in OSR games
January 4, 2019
Anxiety and Urban Adventure
Dealing with depression and anxiety in safe ways. I also talk about my process for creating adventures.
January 2, 2019
Cis White Male
Happy New Years Eve! Call one and talking about trying to do a better job of understanding privilege.
December 31, 2018
Merry Xmas Cyclopean Deeps
A couple call ins and some short screeding and a reading by me of Matt Finch
December 25, 2018
Be a great player
Lots of great call ins and a little about about a crazy person from a crazy person.
December 19, 2018
Ubiquitous call ins (thanks) and a campaign synopsis for a game that just ended and another for a game that just started
December 13, 2018
Success in spite of myself
Lots of call-ins and responses since Vinyl Couch and much deserved thanks to my supporters
December 12, 2018
Maniac Rage Quitter
A new level of advertisement. Call ins. I'm a maniac rage quitter!
December 6, 2018
A brief Screed for you all today and some important homework!!!
December 4, 2018
No minorities participated in Hobbsapalooza. It was still a blast but I wonder how you become proactively a safe place? No answers. Just more questions.
December 3, 2018
This is a special episode about Kalmatta, Island of Adventure. Trying to answer some call-ins and lots of interesting stuff on this episode including a reading of Mark Clover's A Tale of the OSR. Don't miss it!
November 30, 2018
Got some call ins concerning logo-gate and ramble on about the status and Hobbsapalooza
November 23, 2018
Do or do not logo?
I blather on about my new thoughts on logo-gate after reading more social media and talking with Stuart
November 20, 2018
OSR by any other logo?
Call ins and responses and I talk about my own tangle with the recent logo-gate
November 19, 2018
This episode is dedicated to Heid Hobbs. She's great. There are some call ins and me mumbling about her and gaming style and aesthetic.
November 16, 2018
Importance of language
Gamehole talk and calls and discussing the importance of language in RPGs
November 15, 2018
Post Gamehole 2018
A single short call. Gamehole round up and a system decision
November 13, 2018
Gountdown to Gamehole 1
Good call ins and me talking about narrowing a sandbox, perhaps THE sandbox
November 6, 2018
Race and class
Half this show is call ins. I love it
November 5, 2018
The usual. Some call ins. Some seriousness. Some chuckles
October 31, 2018
Awards! First time caller! GM Anxiety
October 26, 2018
Is this Heaven?
Extensive call ins. I whine about being a whiner and forget everything I wanted to talk about.
October 22, 2018
New kid on the block
More best session never call ins!!! What makes the best session ever? New quote.
October 17, 2018
Born again social media
This episode has some responses to the Best Session Neveh, Vinyl Couch, and talking about starting fresh.
October 11, 2018
Best session you never had?
Talking about Suspension of Disbelief and how it can affect the best session you never had. Trivial answers to last episodes Quote and a new quote!
October 8, 2018
Outta the hole
Lots of call ins and a rapid fire round of comments
October 3, 2018
I'm dropping some heavy about depression on a Saturday morning
September 29, 2018
Birthday shout out while fielding calls and talking about playtesting woes
September 27, 2018
Callins, the new Vinyl Couch and some design talk about Relentless
September 25, 2018
Call ins and responses, some play reports, and talking about the importance of aesthetic and troubles of GMing with system implied setting.
September 20, 2018
Venting to the later days
Call ins and me whining about my life. Then I finish my gaming story
September 18, 2018
Chatting with Colin about Whimsy and going over what to do with your campaign when a TPK occurs
September 9, 2018
Blathering about Discord and whimsy in d&d
September 9, 2018
Long story long
My origins and early inspirations in gaming
September 8, 2018
Cody M and me spouting off about the cool OSR Anchorites community
September 8, 2018
Call ins and a couple questions
September 6, 2018
A Lotta Kalmatta
Discussing my weekend of Kalmatta and the lies of depression.
September 5, 2018
Defining the OSR and discussing the Live Stream for charity tonight!!
August 31, 2018
I'm so excited
Calling in and calling out and I give the sitrep for everything!
August 29, 2018
Call in and talking about a couple games as well as the power of perspective
August 27, 2018
Bonus game descriptions
Two gaming briefs sandwiching old man grognard
August 22, 2018
At it again
Call ins and reactions. Let's Converse
August 21, 2018
Long form screeding
Take life slowly and talk about the benefits of different types of games
August 15, 2018
Doing the right thing
Another mediocre episode. Anchor can be a pain
August 14, 2018
Brothers Green. Mothership review
August 11, 2018
Last episode wrap up. More about me. Status report. Gamer Health update
August 10, 2018
Hex Talk Returns
Call ins. A question of duty. Gamer Health and Status Report
August 8, 2018
Special With spikepit and Diz
A lost segment from last episode and good discussion with Colin. And his brother calls in!
August 6, 2018
Post Gen Con
Recording on my trip home from gen con. My apologies... This thing is a train wreck
August 6, 2018
Mid Gencon Update
What I played. Who I saw. What I think.
August 3, 2018
Road to Gencon
Road to GenCon episode 1 What is success? Gamer Health!
August 2, 2018
Played a new game
My experience with Call of Cthulhu
July 31, 2018
More real life stuff
July 27, 2018
Dropping some real life beats and some sage advice hopefully
July 26, 2018
I answer some questions about creation process and the g+ community.
July 25, 2018
Some call ins, Status Report and a new segment!
July 24, 2018
Call ins gallore
Lots of people got something to say. Status report!!
July 20, 2018
Statement of my ideals
I finally found the courage and words to communicate how I feel about this and get strong about the necessities of my beliefs. Listen at your own peril.
July 16, 2018
My own ignorance
Hot mess of an episode of me struggling to articulate what I'm trying to do and admitting my mistakes.
July 10, 2018
Sticking to my guns and call ins gallore.
July 9, 2018
Call ins. New contender and rambling. Status Report!
July 6, 2018
ENnies in the wind
Call ins! Responses! ENnie nominations! Status! Report!
July 5, 2018
Running Thieves Guild Adventures
Call ins galore and talking about how to run Thieves Guild Adventures
July 3, 2018
Politico wrap and two player D&D
Call in response, politici wrap up, and talking about one player and one GM. Grimdark Harry Potter?
July 2, 2018
Talking about gaming privilege, Friends interview and the importance of routine in mental health
June 30, 2018
All the things!
Every topic and then some! Call in! KS! Status Report Love you!
June 29, 2018
Saltmarsh Best of the worst
Scooby Doo plot. Check! Call ins and status report!
June 26, 2018
KS Special Report
Vigilante City CROSS
June 23, 2018
We refute the bartender
Got some call ins and I get tasty about the OSR! LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!
June 22, 2018
The next day
Sharing response to the last episode and a consistent status report!!
June 20, 2018
Pretty beat down. Is this double con drop?
June 19, 2018
I booster on shit my experience at Origins and recuperating from two weeks of cons
June 18, 2018
Origins Ramble 1
We came. We saw. We mingled.
June 14, 2018
I give my most influential 3 modules and the popular Status Update!
June 12, 2018
North Texas wrap up
Awesome seeing everyone. Sassy Katz! Mreow
June 11, 2018
NTRPG Day 1
I talk about the games I played at North Texas
June 8, 2018
On to NTRPG Con
I'm on my way. I'll try and keep you posted on my journey.
June 7, 2018
Random Matt and mind blank
Call from Matt and talking about stuff
June 4, 2018
A new day
Being excited and talking about theater of the mind vs maps.
June 2, 2018
The Con Game
Past episode follow-ups, suicide prevention, and Con Games!
May 31, 2018
Pick up games and suicide solutions
A few guys called in with some advice and I proposed a call to action! As always thanks for listening.
May 29, 2018
Hobbs backed on about his prices for creating quick, no prep pick-up games. And we go to the phones!
May 26, 2018
Talking about my fellow Anchor folk and inspiration
May 25, 2018
Call ins, video games
May 22, 2018
RIP Michael Fantin
The Tribe has lost a good gamer and it may be suicide. We are all here for each other. Reach out when you're hurting and I'll be reaching back to take your hand.
May 22, 2018
Treasure types and reaction rolls
Let's talk about those things! Go!
May 21, 2018
May 18, 2018
Too many call ins probably and Tom Petty guests!
May 17, 2018
I talk about other channels I listen to and give a short status report of Mr Hobbs Gamerhood
May 15, 2018
Tim and Colin call in and we talked about it
May 11, 2018
All those games
You got games on the shelves you aren't playing? Me too.
May 9, 2018
Talkin' bout games and me being manic!
April 22, 2018
Routine vs Depression
Another call in! Keep them coming!
April 19, 2018
Talking about mania and home game. Disjointed as ever
April 15, 2018
What's going on!?
An actual episode about gaming theory! And a call in!
April 13, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018
Branding My Reputation
Another call in! More screeding!
April 9, 2018
Response to Aron Clark
April 5, 2018
Random Random Screeds
Random random screeds for your listening pleasure
March 12, 2018
Hobbs talks about Impostor Syndrome and gets a call in
February 25, 2018
Hobbs waxes about contacting him and making exploration fun.
February 25, 2018
Thank You And Canadian Todd
I offer thanks to supporters and talk about Down with D&D
January 25, 2018
Art As Theft
Hobbs talks D&D and murmurs about making mistakes.
January 23, 2018
I'm Being Depressed!
Law of attraction • Shoutout to Gabriel Perez Gallardi • Part 1 • Screedites • Part 2
January 12, 2018
Games And Madness
Call ins and screeds about mental health
January 10, 2018
Just Getting Started
More diatribes and philosophical discussion at Random Screed
December 28, 2017
Random Screed #1
Random Screed #1
December 21, 2017