JB Publishing

JB Publishing

By Josh Beckelhimer
Josh Beckelhimer: Co-Creator/Designer of The Lone Bards. I talk about tabletop roleplaying games, life and other creators and designers.
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Thursday Tables: When You Eat the Purple Shroom...
In this Thursday Tables we have a d6 table: When You Eat the Purple Shroom
01:43
July 9, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Character Backgrounds
In this Tuesday Thoughts I talk about character backgrounds and different ways to approach them. And more importantly: If you love writing 5+ pages for character backgrounds then do it!
10:32
July 8, 2020
Kickstart Your Week: SLICE 2nd Edition
In this episode of Kickstart Your Week I highlight SLICE 2nd Edition. A role-playing game designed by kids for kids. You can find the Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattandmya/slice-2nd-edition/
07:10
July 5, 2020
Thursday Tables: The Bones of a Skeleton are Covered in...
In this Thursday Tables I have a d6 table: The Bones of a Skeleton are Covered in...
02:00
July 2, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Using Descriptors and Tags
In this Tuesday Thoughts I talk about using descriptors and tags in RPGs that typically don’t have descriptors and tags.
08:44
June 30, 2020
Kickstart Your Week: Filling in the Blanks - A Guide to Populating Hexes
In this first episode of Kickstart Your Week I highlight the Kickstarter Project, Filling in the Blanks - A Guide to Populating Hexes. Link to the Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096429942/filling-in-the-blanks-a-guide-to-populating-hexes/ Link to the DriveThruRPG Preview https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/318482
09:30
June 29, 2020
Thursday Tables: In the Bag of Holding You Pull Out...
In this new series I start with a d6 table: In the Bag of Holding You Pull Out...
02:34
June 25, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Puzzles - Player Skill or Character Skill?
Should puzzles be player skill, character skill or both?
07:00
June 23, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts (A Day Late): Supers RPG with my 4.5 Year Old
In this Tuesday Thoughts I discuss how I could play a Superhero RPG with my 4.5 year old.
07:27
June 17, 2020
Followup Friday: Fronts and the Living World
This episode we have a Call-In from Joe of the podcast, Hindsightless.
03:07
June 13, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Fronts and the Living World
In this Tuesday Thoughts I discuss the idea of Fronts from Dungeon World to make your games feel like a living world.
08:06
June 9, 2020
Followup Friday: Hacking Electric Bastionland
Call-Ins from Spencer of the podcast, Keep Off the Borderlands and Dave of the podcast, DPercentile.
06:51
June 6, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Hacking Electric Bastionland
This Tuesday Thoughts I talk about ideas on hacking Electric Bastionland by Chris McDowall.
07:30
June 2, 2020
Followup Friday: Oracles and Character Advancement
Call-Ins from Dave of the podcast, dpercentile.
05:11
May 29, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts (A Day Late): Oracles and Character Advancement
In this Tuesday Thoughts I discuss using oracles for character advancement.
04:27
May 27, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: My Fantasy Game
This Tuesday Thoughts I talk briefly on my Fantasy Tabletop RPG that I am working on.
07:41
May 12, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Death in RPGS
Yes, I’m slowly emerging from the depths of COVID Depression. This Tuesday Thoughts is on Death in RPGS.
05:10
April 28, 2020
Appendicitis N: From the Hospital
In this very brief and recorded from the hospital episode, I promote my solo survival game, Escape from Castle Iggur. And I ask, "What are other free or nearly free solo games out there?" Escape from Castle Iggur DriveThruRPG and Itch.io
04:30
March 20, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Crafting
In this Tuesday Thoughts I talk briefly on where is the crafting in TTRPGs?
05:48
March 17, 2020
GM Anxiety: Your First Dungeon
In this episode of GM Anxiety I discuss the elements of a dungeon and I create a five room dungeon you can use in your very first game! The link to Matthew Colville's YouTube video can be found Here.
25:57
March 11, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Race as Class
In this quick Tuesday Thoughts I talk briefly on Race as Class.
05:01
March 10, 2020
GM Anxiety: The Perfect System
In the first of my GM Anxiety series I discuss finding that "perfect" game system. Though, I do go into some detail on the three I would recommend for new gamers that are wanting to sit in that GM chair. The Black Hack - PDF - Print - Print Option 2 Swords & Wizardry Continual Light - PDF - Print White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game - PDF - Print Swords & Wizardry Light
26:57
March 4, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Traps
In this Tuesday Thoughts I ask the question: Can we adapt the idea of Dungeon World traps to Old-School Essentials?
04:12
March 3, 2020
Call-In Episode: February 2020
In this Call-In Episode I respond to messages from: Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast Menion (Rob) of Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi Andy of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks Goblin's Henchman Megan (my lovely wife) of MBeckelhimer Book Reviews Lonely Adventurer of Camping With Owlbears Spencer of Keep off the Borderlands My Book: Mutagenesis Sector My Wife's Book: Relentless Shadows Face Folio Zine Quest Goblin's Henchman's Hex Flower
20:10
March 1, 2020
Back to My Roots
In this episode I talk about how I really want to get back to why I started this podcast and my blog in the first place: Making gaming easier for those who struggle with anxiety. My blog can be found here: http://fantasticalbeckelhimer.blogspot.com
08:50
February 27, 2020
My Four Year Old Talks Monsters
In this episode my four-year old son talks about monsters and even some ways of defeating those monsters. My Blog is returning You can also use my google number to leave voice messages: 336-904-3531
08:43
February 10, 2020
Zine Quest 2: Mudharbour
In this episode I highlight the Zine Quest 2 project, Mudharbour by Dave Aldridge of Dpercentile Podcast. You can find Dpercentile on Facebook and on Discord
09:12
February 4, 2020
Zine Quest 2: The Phylactery
In this episode I highlight the Zine Quest 2 project, The Phylactery by Planet X Games!
09:53
February 3, 2020
Call-In Episode: January 2020
In this episode I respond to Call-Ins from Barney of Loco Ludus Joe of Hindsightless Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast Che of Roleplay Rescue Goblin's Henchman of Goblin's Henchman Ivy of The Happy Whisk Megan of MBeckelhimer Book Reviews Mentioned in the show was Thought Eater
24:33
January 29, 2020
The Black Hack Character Creation with my Wife
In this episode I run a character creation session with my wife, who is not a gamer, to show how easy it is to create a character in The Black Hack. **** You can now call to leave a voice message at 336-904-3531 ***** MBeckelhimer Book Reviews can be found here https://anchor.fm/megan-beckelhimer and here https://mbeckelhimerbookreviews.blogspot.com/
30:27
January 24, 2020
Fandoms and Why I Don’t Fit In
In this episode I discuss, that though I really enjoy things, I just don’t go all in as a true fan. ****** Google Number to leave messages: 336-904-3531
10:51
January 10, 2020
Deep Dive into the Black Hack Episode 3: Creating the Character
In this episode I dive into pages 16-28: Creating the Character. ****** You can now leave a voice message at 336-904-3531
44:39
January 7, 2020
Zine Quest 2020 Panic Mode!
This episode I talk about Zine Quest 2020 and my current struggles with it. Also, I recommend using Mixam for printing your own Zine Quest project. ******* You can now call 336-904-3531 to leave a voice message.
09:04
January 3, 2020
Deep Dive into the Black Hack Episode 2: Playing the Game
In this second episode of DD into the BH I dig into the first fifteen pages, Playing the Game. ****** You can now leave voice messages at 336-904-3531
46:14
January 1, 2020
Deep Dive into the Black Hack Episode 1: Judge the Book by the Cover
This first episode of Deep Dive into the Black Hack I discuss the front and back cover and a sneak peek of what’s inside when flipping through the pages. ******** You can now leave voice messages at 336-904-3531
11:54
December 27, 2019
Merry Christmas from Kez-Kez
This episode I talk on my second session of The Black Hack 2e ran by Dave Aldridge. Also have some call ins and I talk about the future of this show for 2020. Oh! And I got Black Hack 2e and Old-School Essentials for Christmas! ******** You can now leave a message via google number 336-904-3531
19:54
December 26, 2019
Call-ins and Kez-Kez the Imp
This episode I respond to call-ins and I talk about Kez-Kez the Imp. My character that I was able to play in a Black Hack 2e game GMed by Dave Aldridge. www.facebook.com/thelonebards Send me a voice message at anchor.fm/jbpublishing/message
17:11
December 2, 2019
Funhouse Barrel of Anxiety and Depression
This episode I talk about my struggles with anxiety and depression and how it hinders my gaming. www.facebook.com/thelonebards To leave a voice message go to anchor.fm/jbpublishing/message
16:09
November 27, 2019
Campaign Settings: The Physical Book
This episode I discuss what the physical book of a campaign setting should or shouldn’t be. Also, my thinking of what to do for my own campaign setting. www.facebook.com/thelonebards and Gaming and BS RPG Podcast www.gamingandbs.com
12:26
November 22, 2019
Designers and Creators: Support Each Other
In this bonus episode I discuss a post I made on FB about the need for designers and creators to support each other always. www.facebook.com/thelonebards
04:30
November 21, 2019
Campaign Settings: What makes them good and bad
I talk about what makes a Campaign Setting good and bad. With comments from Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast www.facebook.com/thelonebards
16:40
November 15, 2019
I’ve Returned
JB Publishing is no more. But The Lone Bards is here to stay.
06:44
November 12, 2019
Cade’s Big Book o’ Booze Kickstarter
Working on Kickstarter that is currently live. Search: Cade’s Big Book o’ Booze. Punverse.blogspot.com www.kickstarter.com/projects/1988380379/Cades-big-book-o-Booze
06:29
February 10, 2019
Agent of Evil for TOEE and more!
A huge update on my projects and where I'm at today.
38:46
August 15, 2018
A New Baby & People of Hommlet PDF
Done with my "break" and the People of Hommlet PDF has been out.
07:53
July 15, 2018
Small Break - Baby Update
Took a small break while waiting for this baby to be here.
03:01
June 21, 2018
The Monsters & Villains of the Moathouse
I released a PDF of the monsters and villains found within the moathouse from Temple of Elemental Evil
03:43
June 11, 2018
One-Page Adventure: Temple of Elemental Evil part 2
Throw out the megadungeon!?
05:11
June 4, 2018
One-Page Adventure: Temple of Elemental Evil part 1
Introduction on how and why I want to develop TOEE into a series of One-Page Adventures
12:52
May 29, 2018
Responding to Tim Shorts
WotC adventures: Personally overwhelming
03:47
May 26, 2018
One-Page Adventures
One-Page Adventures: Why and How. Fantasticalbeckelhimer.blogspot.com
12:45
May 24, 2018