Random Encounters in the Library

Random Encounters in the Library

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By Jim Yoder
Doing the literary legwork to help make your games better! Fiction and non-fiction discussed as well as regular game stuff. Hoping to get some interviews going, as well!
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REitL ep66 Literary Tuesday; Speech Sounds
The RPG word today is Noble, and I yammer on a bit about A short story by Octavia Butler. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
08:54
August 20, 2019
REitL ep65 RPG a Day; Scary
Talk about the word of the day, if you are in a position to help Rick Loomis, go to https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/gofundme-rick-loomis-lymphatic-cancer.html?m=1 email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
07:45
August 19, 2019
REitL ep64 RPG a Day; one and plenty
Continuing with RPG a Day, plus birthday call ins. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
13:42
August 19, 2019
REitL ep63 Doctor Who FASA RPG
I go on about the FASA DW RPG, and my experiences with it. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
20:12
August 18, 2019
REitL ep62 RPG a day; catching up
What it says on the tin, I've caught up on the RPG a day. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com art gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
27:21
August 17, 2019
REitL ep61 Dusty Trail Thursday; Donner Party
I go through some of the details of this tragedy. Be warned, it is a bit gruesome. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
20:22
August 16, 2019
REitL ep60 Doctor Who and Dragon magazine
I Wonder how some magazines deal with a subject that at times may not be enough to fill their pages. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com
17:25
August 15, 2019
REitL ep59 Literary Tuesday; Arthur Machen
Tonight I dive into the Great God Pan and the Three Impostors. email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
22:30
August 13, 2019
REitL ep58 Mutant Future Monday
Tonight talk a bit more about what's going in the zine, particularly since a new addition will be Mutant Future related. A no art version of the off is available here http://goblinoidgames.com/index.php/downloads/ my email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite thanks guys!
10:37
August 13, 2019
REitL ep57 Doctor Who; Ten Doctors
Tonight I yammer on a bit about the amazing Ten Doctors web comic at Rich's Comix Blog comics.shipsinker.com (look along the right hand column for completed comics) then I burble some about using real life events as a basis for a scenario. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com art gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
13:45
August 11, 2019
REitL ep56 more Dusty Trail alcohol info
A little follow up, names for frontier hooch! Also I've got a small list of salon names on my blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
06:02
August 10, 2019
REitL ep55 Dusty Trail Thursday; alcohol in the West
Quick episode about what went into booze in the old west. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
05:21
August 9, 2019
REitL ep54 paying creators what they are worth
Adding my 2 cents to Tenkar's episode about Ernie, Jim, and Jeff not getting paid what they are worth. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com
08:06
August 7, 2019
REitL ep53 Literary Tuesday; Crawljammer#2
I think if what could have inspired Tim Callahan in making Crawljammer. Then I take a look at issue two of his zine! Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
15:48
August 6, 2019
REitL ep52 Manic Monday
The pain of missing out on Kickstarters and curating your collections. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com art gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
14:58
August 6, 2019
REitL ep51 Doctor Who; Saward and JNT
I try my hand at comedy, then ramble about Colin Baker era producer/script editor relationships. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
26:29
August 4, 2019
REitL ep50 Dusty Trail Thursday Tennessee Walker
Tonight I talk about a private citizen who tried to "liberate" Baja, Mexico. Questions, comments? Email me jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com art gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
15:01
August 2, 2019
REitL ep49 Literary Tuesday Lensman saga, end of Triplanetary
I finish Triplanetary and let you know what's to come. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog random encountersohio.blogspot.com
25:44
July 31, 2019
REitL ep48 Doctor Who: adventures in time and space
I talk about the DW:aitas game I ran a few years back as well as coming up with game ideas. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com game blog random encountersohio.blogspot.com
18:41
July 28, 2019
REitL ep47 The Hoard of the Gibbelins
Wherein I read aloud a Dunsany story and see what we can take from it.
15:14
July 27, 2019
REitL ep46 Dusty Trail Thursday; ghostly apparitions
Today we have a story of one man's brush with death and a couple apparitions. Also a bit about camels in the West. Email at jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com art gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite thanks folks
14:13
July 26, 2019
REitL ep45 Literary Tuesday Triplanetary part1
Space pirates, space patrol and amphibious aliens. As always send email to jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com blog is randomencountersohio.blogspot.com gallery at jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
25:23
July 23, 2019
REitL ep44 How I got into Doctor Who
I give a quick recap of my son's game and go on and on about how I discovered Doctor Who. Contact me via email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com or in my game blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com and my art gallery is jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
16:53
July 23, 2019
REitL ep43 Dusty Trail Thursday the great Western medicine show
Tonight I look at the various pitches and pitch men who worked there old west frontier, and give some ideas on how to work it into a game.
16:28
July 18, 2019
REitL ep42 Lensman: World at War
Literary Tuesday was a day late, apologies. I talk about the second part of Triplanetary and how you can use it's parts for your game. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com are gallery jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite
16:31
July 17, 2019
REitL ep41 call ins, book readings, superstitions, and Misommar
Some feedback from my Dunsany reading, I read a bit from a text on Superstition, and what did you folks think of Midsommar? Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com check my blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com my art is at jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite remember that I'm available for freelance work!
08:33
July 13, 2019
REitL ep40 Dusty Trail Thursday Blood Brothers
The true story of what the US army discovered in New Mexico circa 1865. Self flagellation abounds in today's episode as we hit 40! Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com the open table DCC I run is at Borderlands comics and games, address is 10230 Atlantic Blvd #11, Jacksonville, FL 32225 Message me for dates and times.
15:09
July 12, 2019
REitL ep39 Literary Tuesday The Lensman
Today we dive into the Lensman saga examining the Eddorians and Arisians, possible precursors to the Shadows and Vorlons of Babylon 5. I talk briefly about discovering a new podcast blackinkredfilm.com check them out. Also send questions and comments to jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com In the things are tough all over department, I've set it up so you can subscribe if you'd like. I'll be coming up with something special for subscribers. How to hear from you all, later folks!
23:11
July 9, 2019
REitL ep38 Dusty Trail Thursday
Dusty Trail Thursday has us looking at little Gremlins in mines. Also check out my new painting at jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite send an email at jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com and check out my gaming blog at randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
10:32
July 4, 2019
REitL ep37 How Nuth would have practised his art upon the gnoles
In a change from the normal Literary Tuesday, today we have a reading of Lord Dunsany's "How Nuth would have practised his art upon the gnoles" which gives us a glimpse of the precursor to today's gnolls. I also let you know what is coming up next for Literary Tuesday. Send e-mail to jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com check out my game blog at randomencountersohio.blogspot.com and my online gallery is at jamesyoderartist.wix.com/mysite 
25:08
July 2, 2019
REitL ep36 Free Form Friday
Call ins from Happy Whisk, Ray Otus, and Colin Green. I ramble about the similarity of style between three authors. Robert Chambers, Shirley Jackson, and Thomas Ligotti email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
12:58
June 29, 2019
REitL ep35 Dusty Trail Thursday Liver Eating Johnson
Wild West weirdness with mountain man Liver Eating Johnson. Email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com art gallery jamesyoderartist.wixsite.com/mysite thanks
08:53
June 28, 2019
REitL ep34 Literary Tuesday Stainless Steel Rat
Today I talk about Jim diGriz adventures in Harrison's first Stainless Steel Rat story. Gases are examined and nostril filter plugs are required.
13:53
June 25, 2019
REitL ep33 Fried Friday Rambling
I ramble a bit about my car dying, people complaining about free game stuff, wax fantastic about William Gibson, and talk some about my patreon. Leave message here jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com and/or here randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
15:32
June 22, 2019
REitL ep32 Dusty Trail Thursday BBQ
A little talk about traveling bbq wagons, snake oil salesmen, and wendigo. Comment at my blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com leave a voice message or send email to jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com
07:45
June 21, 2019
REitL ep31 literary Tuesday Count Zero
Call in from Rich sends me back to Count Zero and what cool stuff you can snag for your game.
16:51
June 19, 2019
REitL ep30 free RPG day and post apocalyptic jam
I talk about my free RPG day experience, and other stuff I did this weekend. Any comments or feedback can be sent to jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com thanks everybody!
10:16
June 17, 2019
REitL ep29 Free Form Friday
I go back to my childhood and talk horror movies and a bit about Stephen King's book on the history of horror.
17:22
June 15, 2019
REitL ep28 Dusty Trail Thursday
Tonight I throw some creepy doll ideas out there. Also a few leftovers from the Neuromancer episode.
15:03
June 14, 2019
REitL ep27 Wilderness Encounters
I toss around some Wilderness/random encounter ideas. Check out my blog randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
10:02
June 10, 2019
REitL ep26 Dusty Trails Thursday
Another episode where I give you something for your old weird West games. This time it's the would West show!
10:52
June 6, 2019
REitL ep25 Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer
Let's get some game ideas from this cyber punk classic. Also my online gallery is here http://jamesyoderartist.wixsite.com/mysite
18:44
June 6, 2019
REitL ep24 addendum to last night
I add a bit to last night's topic and talk about literacy in fantasy settings.
09:32
May 31, 2019
REitL ep23 Dusty Trail Thursday
Our first dusty trail takes us to Villasco, Iowa and the site of a chilling axe murders. Remember you can send me a message via Anchor and email jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com and check out my online art gallery at jamesyoderartist.wixsite.com/mysite
12:06
May 30, 2019
REitL ep22 Don Rodriguez
This episode we see what we gamers can take from Lord Dunsany's Don Rodriguez. Plus I have a favorite Robin of Sherwood character.
13:54
May 29, 2019
REitL ep21 DCC game report
Quick report on the DCC game I ran earlier, using the bits of Ahn Zhyrr I have.
11:12
May 26, 2019
REitL ep20 Harry Harrison and the Stainless Steel Rat!
Starting with a call in from Ray "Plunder grounds" Otus, I then ramble awhile about Harrison's SciFi adventure series
12:52
May 25, 2019
REitL ep19 Dark Trails!
Let's hit the Dark Trails and see what happens. Weird West goodness from the mind if David Baity. Kickstarter is on now, right here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2059365241/dark-trails-rpg?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=Dark%20trails and let me know what you think. Remember to check out my blog here randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
11:20
May 24, 2019
REitL ep18 GM's notebook
Looking to revamp/streamline my GM notebook, feedback is welcome. There are pictures on my blog at randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
06:14
May 22, 2019
REitL ep17 What can we get from Deathworld?
A call in from Plundergrounds' Ray Otus and I see what game stuff we can get from reading Deathworld! Check my blog at randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
11:53
May 20, 2019
REitL ep16 a bit more about research
Spikepit chimes in and I ramble about research and reading/non reading
06:27
May 17, 2019
REitL ep15 research for games and Deathworld
Reading is great, especially when you are hoping for some gaming inspiration. Feel free to chime in! jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com randomencountersohio.blogspot.com
14:39
May 16, 2019
REitL ep14 Cryptworld
Wherein I give you all the lowdown on my favorite non Call of Cthulhu horror rpg. Plus a quick overview of the Chill rpg.
15:13
May 11, 2019
REitL ep13 ideas from literature
I ramble a bit about the Friends of Jackson Elias King in Yellow podcast, and getting ideas from the media we absorb
12:31
May 7, 2019
REitL ep12 Urban Druid imaginings
This time I take an idea from JE Shields and Ray Otus and run with it for a bit.
06:17
May 4, 2019
REitL ep11 GenCon50 tarot story
I was rhapsodic about a convention game I ran where one of the players was using an electronic tarot deck, to great effect.
05:51
May 2, 2019
REitL ep10 top three dice
Npc feedback and I use one of Frothsof's top three's from earlier
06:42
May 1, 2019
REitL ep9 Ray's something old, new, borrowed, and blue challenge
Ray Otus sent out the call last week and here are my answers. Also, when supporting a patreon for NPC's, it's no stats a deal breaker? jamesyoder_artist@yahoo.com
06:34
April 29, 2019
REitL episode 8 wiped out Wednesday
A little tired rambling wherein I give props to a few fellow anchorites
05:52
April 25, 2019
Random Encounters-used book stores
Just talking about today's library additions. Appendix N focus
06:39
April 21, 2019
Random Encounters in the Library episode 6
Random Screed calls in and I tell you all what gaming I am up to.
08:25
April 18, 2019
Random Encounter in the Library episode 5
Thinking about creating a jungle based zine. Also, where do you get your ideas, what inspires you?
05:47
April 17, 2019
Random Encounters in the Library episode 4
I talk about the first Crawljammer zine and running the adventure contained therein.
12:01
April 15, 2019
Random Encounters in the Library episode 3
No 2nd Ed D&D for me and my first game store. Also, how do you get game ideas?
04:32
April 13, 2019
The journey continues (episode 2)
Mazes and Monsters! Curse you Tom Hanks!
05:26
April 11, 2019
Random encounters in the Library
The first part of how I got into gaming.
02:55
April 8, 2019
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