Hi everyone! I'll be sharing my thoughts about all things Dungeons and Dragons related. I'm an old school OSR D&D gamer who finds himself running three different face-to-face D&D 5e games. Go figure. :)
Tim and Ivy agreed to be the first victims/guinea pigs for my inaugural interview. We had a great time talking about how they met, what it's like being married to a fellow creative person, life goals, and which of them likes to Dutch Oven the other in bed, among other things. We hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening. :)
This was the Zine that I believe started off the big Zine craze in 2011, 2012, 2013. Since there seems to be a resurgence of interest in Zines now, due mostly to that big Kickstarter thing, I thing it's important to understand some great underlying principles that Christian explained he was trying to adhere to when publishing this Zine. He sets out an ethos, a way of going about it, that we could all learn from. Here's to Christian, Patron Saint of OSR Zines.
The Joe and Bro Show! We each have a whatthefuckism, we hit Dungeon 2, and then Dragon 2, talk lots of stuff in there, hit on generational playstyle differences based on a game I am running, one shot kills, Copyright issues with early Dieties and Demigods, and lots more!
A bit about what happened the other night with my players in a city game, and thoughts on some of the unique challenges inherent in city games, as opposed to what many players are used to. Plus updates on both my Hexcrawl, Blood Island, and on where I plan to take this blog.
We discuss Magic-Users/Wizards both old school and new, Cantrips, a new game he is playing called Anthem and how it reminds him of DnD, Dragon Magazine issue 1 sparks a lot of discussion, and finally I introduce him to GNS Theory and we dissect our group.
Plus Voicemails! it was cool to do this joint podcast with my brother. Maybe we can make it a weekly thing! We went over some current stuff, some stuff from the old days, and just generally bullshat about all things DnD.
A brief follow up on the thief stuff from yesterday, a voicemail from Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor, and then a discussion of the main stylistic difference between 1st ed and 2nd ed D&D---Adventurers vs. Heroes.