Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast

3 Jason’s Podcast

An episode of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast

By Jason
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A podcast about tabletop role playing games, miniature war games, and board games with a variety of segments on different topics.
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A podcast about tabletop role playing games, miniature war games, and board games with a variety of segments on different topics.

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37 adapting films to games
Calls from Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Pete of the Dragons AreReal podcast, Josh of the JB Publishing podcast, John of the Red Dice Diaries podcast, Barney of the Loco Ludus podcast, and a segment of a previous call from Joe of the Hindsightless& Weal or Woe podcasts. An installment of “what we don’t like about RPGs” and a discussion about adapting films into RPG adventures. Intro and Outro music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
30:50
December 7, 2019
36 Dave Discusses D&D 4E and other Listener Calls
All listener calls all the time! Calls from Josh of JB Publishing podcast, Tyler of the A 20sided Life podcast, ShandyAndy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast, RFED, and Dave of the dpercentile podcast. Music by TJ Drennon, you can find his Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TJD/overview
21:00
December 4, 2019
35 Late Entry to the Nov Contest, Overbooking Your Schedule and Listener Calls
Calls from Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Dave of the dpercentile podcast, Free Thrall of the Keep Off The Borderlands podcast, and Joe of Hindsightless & Weal or Woe podcasts. I read a late entry to the Nov Novel to RPG contest from Josh of the JB Publishing podcast, discuss how I overbooked my schedule on Sunday and include a mystery unboxing. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon
25:26
December 3, 2019
34 Dave this one’s for you! Interview with RFED on Boardgames
This is a long one folks but I hated to cut any of it. RFED, who you know as a frequent contributor to the Spikepit RPG podcast, talks with me about boardgames at the request of Dave from the dpercentile podcast. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TJD/overview
48:04
December 2, 2019
33 November Contest Entries and Winner
Contest entries from John of Red Dice Diaries podcast (including a dramatic reading of Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge!!), Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Edwin, Pete of the Dragons are Real podcast, Free Thrall of the Keep off the Borderlands podcast, Michael of the lizardmandiaries.blogspot.com , Joe of the Hindsightless & Weal or Woe podcasts, Evil Jeff & Minion Delta of the Minions and Musings podcast, and Arlen of the Live from Pelham’s Wasteland podcast.
35:50
November 30, 2019
32 Star Dog Random Generation and Listener Calls
Calls from Joe of Hindsightless, Colin of Spikepit, Dave of dpercentile, Darren (RFED),  Cody of No Save for You, and Free Thrall from Keep off the Borderland podcasts. I also create a character and do some random generation with Star Dogs. Star Dog Random Generators are here: https://lizardmandiaries.blogspot.com/2019/11/star-dogs-players-handbook.html The YouTube video you should watch AFTER The Black Hole is "Too naive to understand The Black Hole (1979)" found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvv_Km78CPw  EDIT I have now seen that the youtube channel I linked to has a number of political videos, I am not endorsing the channel, his opinions, or his other videos.  I do find his take on The Black Hole interesting, I haven't watched the rest of his videos and I'm not going to because they are not relevant to the single video I posted.
29:43
November 28, 2019
31 Space Special! Star Dog Players Handbook Review
All about Space! Space based movies, board games, and tv shows are highlighted.  Also a rules review of a new space RPG, Star Dogs Players Handbook by Gorgzu Games. I was given a free review copy of the pdf. The blog where you can find more is https://lizardmandiaries.blogspot.com/2019/11/star-dogs-players-handbook.html
30:40
November 25, 2019
30 Player Facing Rolls and Hidden Knowledge
I discuss player facing rolls and hidden GM knowledge. In addition we have a call from Rudy and a mystery unboxing. Thank you to TJ Drennon for the music!
19:02
November 23, 2019
29 unboxing, game reports, & call ins
Mystery unboxing, game plans and play reports, calls from Lieren, Joe (Hindsightless), Pete Jones, and new caller Edwin. Intro and outro music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
23:05
November 20, 2019
28 ICRPG Xeno Dead Zone Special Play Report
Special Episode on tonight’s Aliens game run by Pete Jones of the Dragons are Real podcast!
06:18
November 19, 2019
27 Mystery Unboxing and First November Contest Entry
Feedback on two recent games, calls from John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries, a mystery unboxing, and our first entry in the November Novel to RPG Contest! Intro and outro music by TJ Drennon, you can find him on Patreon.
22:16
November 16, 2019
26 November Novel to RPG Contest & Upcoming Game Plans
I announce the details for the November Novel (it can be a short story or poem) to RPG Contest, plug new and newly returned podcasts and discuss upcoming games I am planning on playing in / preparing to run. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
16:39
November 13, 2019
25 listen to this BEFORE episode 24
Anchor published the wrong file for episode 24, if you haven't listened to episode 24 yet you want the 25 minute version NOT the 35 minute version. Sorry for the hassle.
01:33
November 9, 2019
24 Managing NPC Conversations
A mystery unboxing, calls from John Alan Large of the Red Dice Diaries podcast, Pete Jones of the Dragons are Real podcast, Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Evil Jeff of the Minions & Musings podcast and a discussion of my recent ICRPG Colonial Gothic game and how to manage when a conversation with a NPC should be over. Musical transitions and outro by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
25:20
November 9, 2019
23 Thoughts on my Weekend Games and GM/Player Responsibilities
I discuss GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, ICRPG, Colonial Gothic, The Black Hack 2E, and GM/Player responsibilities. With a last minute call from John Alan Large of the Red Dice Diaries podcast. TJ Drennon provided the outro music, you can find him on Patreon.
35:25
November 6, 2019
22 The Black Hack 2E After Action Report!
This episode discusses Dave Aldridge of the dpercentile podcast’s thoughts on the advantages of NOT having a rigid campaign world and a recap of the first session of his new West Marches style TBH 2E game. TJ Drennon did the outro music, find him on Patreon.
10:45
November 4, 2019
21 BASI6, The Infinite Game, and more!
Dave Aldridge of dpercentile podcast talks BASI6, Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG podcast weighs in on the Infinite Game, I get a call from Arlen Walker of Live From Pellam’s Wasteland podcast on the Halloween contest, there is a mystery unboxing and I give an after play report on Betrayal at House on the Hill. Musical transitions and outro by TJ Drennon, you can find him on Patreon. My game is available here: https://sharps54.itch.io/jasons-basi6-rpg
26:06
November 2, 2019
20 Halloween 2019 Contest Entries and Winner
I finish up Scary Movie Month with my final reviews, the rest of the horror movie entries and the winner of my 2019 Halloween Contest. Transitional music and outro by TJ Drennon, find him on Patreon.
36:46
October 31, 2019
19 This is the End, of Arneson month
Call in from Arlen Walker of Live from Pellam’s Wasteland, a discussion on how to do an intimate horror game, and the final summary of my Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month game. The Outro music and good AAA month song are by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon. You can get a free copy of my game at this link: https://sharps54.itch.io/jasons-basi6-rpg
16:10
October 28, 2019
18 Thoughts on the Infinite Game
Mystery unboxing, Scary Movie Month reviews, and thoughts on the infinite game discussion from the Roleplay Rescue podcast. Fantasy Rainforest 1 transition provided by TJ Drennon, find him on Patreon!
20:55
October 26, 2019
17 Armor Class Clown
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month Week 4 entry, call ins about Barbarians of Lemuria, Halloween a contest submissions and reminders and # Scary Movie Month reviews. Title courtesy of Jeff from the Tome of All Dooms podcast and transitions by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
21:20
October 23, 2019
Barbarians of Lemuria special episode
Very raw podcast I recorded on the way home from work about this past weekend’s Barbarian of Lemuria game. Call ins from ShandyAndy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast and Joe Richter of the Hindsightless and Weal or Woe podcasts.
25:25
October 21, 2019
15 The Unexpected Podcast
RPG Design Part 5 for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month. Call ins from The Mysterious Brother Tyler M. from A 20sided Life podcast and Darren Green. Title courtesy of Free Thrall of the Keep Off The Borderlands podcast and author of the Osseous RPG. Musical transitions by TJ Drennon, look for him on Patreon.
24:34
October 21, 2019
14 Roll Over
Voicemail from “Torgo”, mystery unboxing, Scary Movie Month reviews, a last minute contest and a crazy suggestion. Title courtesy of Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast and musical transitions courtesy of TJ Drennon, you can find both of them on Patreon!
15:20
October 18, 2019
13 Armor Class Action Lawsuit
Call ins by the Green Brothers, Arneson Month segment "The Play Is The Thing", and a recap of movies watched for Scary Movie Month. Title courtesy of Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Musical transitions by TJ Drennon of the Malodorous Miasma Meltdown podcast, you can find him Patreon.
24:11
October 16, 2019
12 Cul de sac
This episode has call ins from John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries and Lieren of the Updates from the Middle of Nowhere podcast which prompt a revisit of last episode’s story game discussion. Also RPG Design Part 4 for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month, Combat! Title courtesy of Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG podcast, you can also find him on Patreon.
15:56
October 14, 2019
11 HDWG Have Dice Will Game
This episode has a mystery unboxing, a rant involving story games and call ins from Free Thrall of the Keep Off The Borderlands podcast and Evil Jeff of the Minions and Musings podcast. Title courtesy of Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast. Musical transitions by TJ Drennon of the Malodorous Miasma Meltdown podcast, you can find them both on Patreon.
24:15
October 12, 2019
10 Ear Hole of Vecna
This episode has call ins, the week 2 AAA challenge, and thoughts on how we classify RPGs. Call ins by Dave Aldridge of the dpercentile podcast. Title courtesy of Jeff from the Tome of All Dooms podcast, musical transitions by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
21:10
October 9, 2019
9 Operation Underhill
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month special episode. RPG Design Part 3, talking about dice mechanics. Also a reminder about the special October name the sound clips contest from episode 8! Title courtesy of Free Thrall of the Keep off the Borderlands podcast. Musical transitions by courtesy of TJ Drennon, look for him on Patreon.
16:10
October 7, 2019
8 RPGASAP
Featuring a mystery unboxing and special October name the sound clips contest! Also there are call ins about Monday’s RPG design episode by the mysterious brother Tyler M of A 20sided Life podcast. Additional call ins by Free Thrall of the Keep off the Borderlands podcast, Ray Otis of the Plundergrounds podcast, Lieren of the Updates From the Middle if Nowhere podcast, Joe Richter of the Hindsightless podcast, Dave Aldridge of the dpercentile podcast, and Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG podcast. Title courtesy of Ray Otis of the Plundergrounds podcast. Musical transitions by courtesy of TJ Drennon, look for him on Patreon.
32:26
October 5, 2019
7 Fall In
Don’t start with this episode! I prattle on about games I have recently played in and plan to play in the coming week as well as movies I watched so far for Scary Movie Month. Things discussed include Delving Deeper, BX Broken Lands, Best Left Buried, She Wolf of London (1946) and Werewolf of London (1935). Title courtesy of Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG podcast. Musical transitions by courtesy of TJ Drennon, look for him on Patreon.
24:02
October 2, 2019
6 One Sided Die
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month special episode “That One Player” as well as voicemails from Shandy Andy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast, Lieren of the Updates From the Middle of Nowhere podcast, and Pete Jones of the Dragons Are Real podcast. Title courtesy of Ray Otis of the Plundergrounds podcast. Musical transitions by courtesy of TJ Drennon, look for him on Patreon.
18:22
October 2, 2019
5 Podcast of Vecna
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month special episode. RPG Design Part 2, talking about attributes, careers, experience, and encumbrance. Title courtesy of Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Musical transitions by courtesy of TJ Drennon, look for him on Patreon.
24:47
September 30, 2019
4 Ameritrash Gamer
Call ins from Jeff from the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Also mystery unboxing, a discussion of movies that invoke RPGs and a discussion about the strangest media properties adapted to RPGs. Title courtesy of Pete Jones of the Dragons Are Real Podcast. Musical transitions courtesy of TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
17:33
September 27, 2019
3 Jason’s Podcast
Call ins from Jeff of Tome of All Dooms, The Mysterious Brother of A 20sided life, and Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor. Session recaps to include a fairly in-depth discussion of ICRPG. Title courtesy of Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG Podcast. Scratchy Transition by Paraplegic Paramour’s Paranormal Parasol courtesy of TJ Drennon.
19:27
September 25, 2019
2 Beholder Bacon
RPG Design Part 1, rambling thoughts on what I like. This week’s title courtesy of Ray Otis of the Plundergrounds Podcast. Scratchy Transition by Paraplegic Paramour’s Paranormal Parasol courtesy of TJ Drennon. Episode image and opening theme belong to the show The Littlest Hobo and are used without permission.
17:49
September 23, 2019
1 Part 2 Another Artisinal Artifact
Part 2 of episode 1, this part includes games I played in and a discussion of careers vs skills. Episode name courtesy Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Scratchy Transition by Paraplegic Paramour’s Paranormal Parasol courtesy of TJ Drennon.
14:55
September 21, 2019
1 Part 1 Another Artisinal Artifact
Part 1 of episode 1, this part includes call ins and a mystery unboxing. part 2 drops tomorrow. Episode name courtesy Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast.
10:55
September 20, 2019
0.5 International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Special episode! Includes call ins a mystery unboxing, and a series of short pirate related recommendations.
14:47
September 16, 2019
Pilot
This is the pilot and a proof of concept episode for my planned podcast. Herein you will find what I plan to do in future podcasts, a discussion on the minimum number of dice you need for common RPG systems, a mystery unboxing, and a short term contest (ending 9/20/2019) based on the sound clips included in the podcast. All feedback and comments are welcome, the more brutal and soul crushingly honest the better I can course correct. The best way to reach me is through a voice message left on Anchor or on the Audio Dungeon Discord.
14:04
September 14, 2019
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