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Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi

Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi

By Menion (AKA Rob)
Menion (AKA Rob) joins the discussion and lays bare his thoughts on life and role-playing games.
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Chaos Moon Rising: Updates & Musings
Series 2, episode 31: Features gaming updates relating to D&D 5e, Warhammer Fantasy Role Play, and Old-School Essentials, and call-ins from Daniel of Bandit's Keep, and Colin Green of Spikepit. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
49:16
June 6, 2021
Seizing the Dragon’s Tail
Series 2, episode 30: Features gaming updates relating to D&D 5e, Warhammer Fantasy Role Play, Old-School Essentials and possibly more (I forget!), and call-ins from Daniel of Bandit's Keep (podcast/YouTube channel), Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, and John of Red Dice Diaries. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:10:27
May 23, 2021
Voices in the Wilderness: A Community of Amateur Enthusiasts
Series 2, episode 29: Don’t delete! - call-ins provide an exchange of ideas, the lifeblood of any gaming community! Join me with Daniel of Bandit's Keep (podcast/YouTube channel), Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, and Rob Richie of the Flipping & Turning zine (Grogtalk podcast/YouTube channel). You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:49
May 18, 2021
Solo Gaming, Barrowmaze & Realignment
Series 2, episode 28: Solo gaming with Fighting Fantasy and D&D, general updates on life and my Barrowmaze campaign, as well as call-ins from Spencer of Keep off the Borderlands, Taylor of Clerics Wear Ringmail, and Daniel of Bandit's Keep. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
51:49
May 8, 2021
Alignment, Old-school Combat, Flirting with Other Systems
Series 2, episode 27: Thoughts and call-ins from Ian B, Tales of the Manticore, Taylor of Clerics Wear Ringmail, and Daniel of Bandit's Keep, followed by some ruminations over combat in White Box versus 1e AD&D, as well as thoughts on my upcoming 5e D&D game. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
41:28
April 18, 2021
Twitter Spats, Ennie Scat, Interjections & Reflections
Series 2, episode 26: Spurred on to improve my sound quality by a call-in from Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, I return for another constitutional and some RPG blether about Barrowmaze, Against the Darkmaster, self-absorption and (anti-)social behavior! Nerds RPG Variety Cast episodes referred to in this episode are D&D (https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/nerds-rpg-variety-cast/id1494636468?l=en&i=1000514530522), and Against the Darkmaster (https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/nerds-rpg-variety-cast/id1494636468?l=en&i=1000515236510). You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
56:37
April 11, 2021
In the Eye of the Beholder
Series 2, episode 25: Gathered here are a host of interesting call-ins and points of view from some nice peeps: John of Red Dice Diaries, Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Andy of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Tales of the Manticore, Taylor of Clerics Wear Ringmail, and Daniel of Bandit's Keep. All opinions are my own except those that are not. Thank you to you the listeners and for your kind words of support on Twitter and elsewhere! You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
44:41
April 2, 2021
No Murder Hobos Need Apply: Physical, Metaphysical & Believable Worlds
Series 2, episode 24: The cherry blossoms are blooming early and the sun is out, so why not join me for a walk as I discuss alignment, beliefs and believable worlds. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
29:31
March 20, 2021
Carnage in Barrowmaze & Rogues Gallery
Series 2, episode 23: I talk about our latest Barrowmaze (OSE) session, and some gaming material I recently purchased, including the original AD&D Rogues Gallery. Thanks to Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast for the call in. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
51:17
March 13, 2021
DEX Playtest & Against the Darkmaster Combat
Series 2, episode 22: I take a spring walk to discuss our playtest of Darren Green’s truly engaging DEX RPG system, as well as my initial thoughts on the nail-biting fantasy combat of Against the Darkmaster. This is followed by call ins from Nerds RPG Variety Cast, and Red Dice Diaries. Jason’s episode discussing the Against the Darkmaster game can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/nerds-rpg-variety-cast/id1494636468?l=en&i=1000511439637. Spencer’s discussion of the DEX RPG playtest can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/keep-off-the-borderlands/id1466517108?l=en&i=1000511596896. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:03:36
March 7, 2021
OD&D Roots in 1st ed. AD&D, Barrowmaze/OSE, RuneQuest & More!
Series 2, episode 21: How did original D&D morph into 1st edition AD&D, and what references to AD&D’s roots can be found in that core rules? - I read from my column in Flipping & Turning zine. This is followed by call ins from Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Keep off the Borderlands, and Red Dice Diaries. Finally, I take a look at my recent RPG activities, including DCC, RuneQuest Glorantha, 3e D&D, Old-School Essentials (Barrowmaze) and more. The first issue free old-school zine Flipping & Turning can be found at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/334652. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:32
February 28, 2021
Strategic Review: Barrowmaze, 1975 & Old School Games
Series 2, episode 20: My new Barrowmaze (OSE) campaign, and The Strategic Review. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:02:28
February 14, 2021
The Capacity to House Rule: Feature Not Flaw
Series 2, episode 19: Buoyed up by critiques and suggestions from the good peeps of Twitter and Anchor, I discuss house rules once more! Here’s the link on dual wielding rules by Clerics Wear Ring Mail: https://clericswearringmail.blogspot.com/2020/10/double-trouble.html. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
36:30
February 11, 2021
House Rules: Shiver Spear & Shatter Shield!
Series 2, episode 18: I discuss house rules - inspired by Rob C of Down in a Heap podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/down-in-a-heap/id1446315881?l=en). A bit of waffle and some Spencer (Keep Off the Borderlands) ineptly added on by yours truly. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! *Flipping & Turning #2 1/2 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/339973 Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
55:11
February 7, 2021
Demystifying, Democratizing & Enjoying TTRPGs
Series 2, episode 17: Reading rule books, and taking call-ins from John of Red Dice Diaries, Rob Richie (editor of Flipping & Turning fanzine), and Jason of Nerd’s Variety Cast. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! *Flipping & Turning #2 1/2 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/339973 Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:44
January 19, 2021
In Defense of 1977’s Monster Manual
Series 2, episode 16: My (hopefully positive) response to comments by Red Dice Diaries and Anchor call-ins relating to 1st edition AD&D’s 1977 Monster Manual (particularly relating to “No. appearing” and encounter specifics/demographics). Contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! *Red Dice Diaries Episode 84 Goblins: https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/red-dice-diaries-rpg-podcast/id1506393207?l=en&i=1000502841757 Voicemails - goblins, great mysteries and giant numbers of foes: https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/red-dice-diaries-rpg-podcast/id1506393207?l=en&i=1000505333397 *Flipping & Turning #2 1/2 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/339973 Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:05:29
January 16, 2021
Happy New Year!
Series 2, episode 15: New Year’s wishes and a quick update from me to you. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12:07
January 10, 2021
Captives of Greyhawk!
Series 2, episode 14: An update on my Greyhawk campaign, plus some thoughts on the 2nd edition of The Hero’s Journey. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
39:01
December 25, 2020
More Deadly than the Male, Part V
Series 2, episode 13: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part V, the final part, of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 10 of Adventurer Magazine (1987). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/” from issue 9 of Adventurer Magazine (1987), and then listen to some of the call-ins I’ve had. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
30:23
December 23, 2020
More Deadly than the Male, Part IV
Series 2, episode 12: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part IV of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 9 of Adventurer Magazine (1987), and then listen to some of the call-ins I’ve had. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
35:24
December 13, 2020
More Deadly than the Male, Part III
Series 2, episode 11: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part III of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 8 of Adventurer Magazine (1986), and then discuss the latest news from the games ive been involved in. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:36
December 6, 2020
November Greyhawk Update & Call-ins
Series 2, episode 10: Calls ins from the Lonely Adventurer (Camping with Owlbears) and Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast), thoughts on Roll20, and an update on my Greyhawk campaign. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:00
November 28, 2020
More Deadly than the Male, Part II
Series 2, episode 9: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part II of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 7 of Adventurer Magazine (1986). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
32:49
November 23, 2020
More Deadly than the Male
Series 2, episode 8: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs with a focus on Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 6 of Adventurer Magazine (1986). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:08
November 21, 2020
Barbarians of Elemental Evil
Series 2, episode 7: Updates on my Greyhawk campaign and Barbarians of Lemuria one(?) shot. Also, call-ins from Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast and Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
47:56
November 1, 2020
Old Friends, New Friends & the Interests that Bind Us Together
Series 2, episode 6: Call ins from Jon of The Manticore’s Tale podcast on personal XP, and Arlen of Pellam’s Wasteland on Middle-Earth Role Playing. I also talk about a coming online game with an old friend of mine. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:20
October 24, 2020
Something Rotten in Gondor!
Series 2, episode 5: A postgame review with Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast concerning session 2 of GMs Shadow Barry’s Middle Earth Role Playing investigation scenario. The drunken first session discussion can be found here: https://anchor.fm/jason376/episodes/Tipsy-MERP-AAR-with-Menion-el0at5. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:22
October 21, 2020
Eldritch Magic in Greyhawk & Intrigue in Minas Tirith
Series 2, episode 4: Some updates on my Greyhawk campaign, followed by feedback from Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, and my initial thoughts on Barry’s Middle Earth Role Playing investigation scenario. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
42:44
October 15, 2020
This Is My (World) Generation!
Series 2, episode 3: Tentative outline of world building for my own fantasy roleplaying setting. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
55:44
October 11, 2020
Roots Bloody Roots: Should We Just Keep DnD Trad?
Series 2, episode 2: Some feedback from Jason of Nerds RPG variety cast on my previous soul-searching episode about the political-economy of D&D, followed by my personal RPG news. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:28
October 10, 2020
Money & Murder: The Political Economy of D&D
Series 2, episode 1: Help! I’ve discovered the political-economy of D&D by mistake! A review of Dave Aldridge’s Anchor podcast episode Treasure Economy In Old-School spirals out of control and polymophs into a long and unscripted personal examination of monsters, treasure and alignment. What could go possibly go wrong? Dave’s episode is available here and elsewhere: https://anchor.fm/dpercentile/episodes/The-treasure-economy-in-Old-School-Essentials-eia9he. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
55:45
October 4, 2020
Greyhawk Now!
Series 1, episode 41: Greyhawk Now! I get excited about prepping with color pencils, provide a recap of my Greyhawk campaign to date, and describe the latest developments. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
49:58
October 3, 2020
Don’t Flush the Toilet, It’s Only Neil
Series 1, episode 40: More call-ins: mescaline, story-telling and evolution, human relations, and zen.  Answered with the power of whisky. Thanks to Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, and Tristan. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:44
September 20, 2020
Raise Your Freak Flag High
Series 1, episode 39: A follow up on call-ins about new takes on old systems/settings in role-playing games.  Thanks to Spencer of Keep Off The Borderlands and Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
20:14
September 18, 2020
The Engagement-Immersion Chinscratcher
Series 1, episode 38: A follow up on call-ins about the semantics and practical implications of immersion/engagement in role-playing games.  Thanks to Spencer of Keep Off The Borderlands and Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
28:35
September 13, 2020
Re-imagining the Old
Series 1, episode 37: A "Frankenstein" episode given life of a sort. I follow up on some call-ins about using early Warhammer Fantasy Battle for roleplaying in an old-school world, and then take things in an entirely different direction and consider how to overturn preconceptions about fantasy roleplaying games and settings.  Thanks to Safer of SaferFantasyCrafting, Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast and Colin "Spikepit" Green. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
44:11
September 5, 2020
A Change of Pace
Series 1, episode 36: A brief update! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:21
August 29, 2020
Immersion in RPGs 2: No Gamer Gurus Needed!
Series 1, episode 35: One vision? Certainly not! I wanna shake it up! Safer of SaferFantasyCrafting and Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast spur me on to a much needed clarification and simplification of the ideas from the previous episode. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:01
August 24, 2020
Immersion in RPGs: One Vision?
Series 1, episode 34: Some no-news from my Greyhawk strike, call-ins from Che Webster on the gaminess of level drains, and some questions to heavens about the meaning of immersion, personas and roleplaying. Thanks to Roleplay Rescue’s Che Webster for the call-ins. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
31:01
August 23, 2020
The Enthusiastic Amateur
Series 1, episode 33: Call-ins from Colin Green (Spikepit), Safer (SaferFantasyCrafting) and the Lonely Adventurer (Camping with Owlbears), together some thoughts and a report on my first one shot. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:36
August 18, 2020
Oldhammer Hak or Mild Concussion?
Series 1, episode 32: Warhammer, Oldhammer - can you hack it? A few very tentative thoughts on revisiting pre-WFRP Warhammer Battle as the basis of a roleplaying setting. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12:45
August 15, 2020
The Adventure Game Is a Group One
Series 1, episode 31: We look at puzzles, “avatar play” and “variety”. Refreshingly blunt and naive: “I like call ins because they save me the effort for coming up with ideas for episodes.” Thanks to Safer Fantasy Crafting (not gaming) and Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
28:57
August 12, 2020
Sober Thoughts on Rules
Series 1, episode 30: I consider rules modifications (optional and house) to improve balance and enjoyment. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:08
August 9, 2020
Drunk in the Valley of Cicadas
Series 1, episode 29: Warning! This episode includes drunken roleplay ramblings and angry cicadas. Thanks to Roleplay Rescue’s Che Webster and Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast for supplying the real meat and bones of this episode. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
24:35
August 8, 2020
Level Drains & Character Death *Can* Make Your Group Stronger!
Another update on my reading and Greyhawk campaign. And some Jason from Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast. More cicadas. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows: Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:45
August 1, 2020
The Riddling Reader
A short update on my reading and Greyhawk campaign. Special guest appearance by the cicadas. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows: Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:18
July 19, 2020
Life After AD&Death
Series 1, episode 26: An update from my Osaka Greyhawk campaign, and call-ins from Safer Fantasy Gaming, Roleplay Rescue, RPG Variety cast and Spikepit, with discussions about roleplaying in general as well as specific talk about Star Frontiers, Warhammer Fantasy Role Play and Role Master. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows: Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
31:09
July 4, 2020
D&D Club, England, 1985
Series 1, episode 25: My memories of a typical school role-playing games club in an ordinary English Home Counties town some 35 years ago, and the group that developed from it. It’s a simple tale of imagination, growth, acceptance, grief and friendship in just over 11 minutes. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows: Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:51
June 23, 2020
Kind Words, Thoughts & Deeds
Series 1, episode 24: Individual motivation ebbs and flows, but the community remains supportive! Thanks to Roleplay Rescue’s Che Webster and Safer Fantasy Crafting. Safer Fantasy Crafting’s wonderful episode can be found here: https://anchor.fm/sfc-saferfantasycrafting/episodes/White-Dwarf-65---Balancing-act---rules-vs-roleplaying-eeu6bs Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:32
June 20, 2020
RPG System Flux
Series 1, episode 23: My period of role-playing game system flux continues. With call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:34
June 6, 2020
It's Time to Ramble On
Series 1, episode 22: I slip into the bottle to explain my desire to ramble on. With call-ins from the Lonely Adventurer, and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
24:43
May 31, 2020
Mainstream Geekdom
Series 1, episode 21: A low-key episode pondering the mainstreaming of geek culture, and rejecting the pressure to conform to tribal/market forces. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:19
May 23, 2020
Slouching towards Tanelorn
Series 1, episode 20: Call-ins and thoughts on Oriental Adventures, arguments, gender and archives. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:13
May 11, 2020
Pugilists & Projects
Series 1, episode 19: In this episode I share updates on my Greyhawk campaign and discuss some projects. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:37
May 6, 2020
Don’t Give up the Ship!
Series 1, episode 18: I tie myself to the mast in an attempt to weather the Twitter storm surrounding orcs, Tolkien and Oriental Adventures, and ponder how to restore nuance to the discourse and avoid giving in to the politicisation of social gaming. I also answer some calls on death in RPGs and the fiddly bits of combat from Che of Roleplay Rescue and Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
42:29
May 3, 2020
A Touch of the Celts in Dungeons & Dragons
Series 1, episode 17: Returning to the subject to the subject of the Celts, which I first touched on in episode 14 ("The Celts and the Gododdin"), I take a look at the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and tease out the small but not insignificant influence of the Celtic culture on that game. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
20:38
April 29, 2020
Unscripted Meanderings on Games of Risk
Series 1, episode 16: A "guerrilla" podcast with some assorted thoughts on death, violence and risk in role-playing games (RPGs), RPGs versus performance entertainment, my latest Greyhawk-campaign role-play recap, and a call-in from Conrad Kinch of Send Three & Four Pence (https://anchor.fm/conrad-kinch/). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:29
April 20, 2020
Mythic Cider, Playing Online & Communication
Series 1, episode 15: In this episode I seek inspiration for fantasy role-playing games in unlikely places, take some call ins, and give some role-play recaps relating to online platforms. This week's quotations come from the beautifully poetic "Cider with Rosie" by Laurie Lee.  The adventures "Winter's Daughter" and "The Hole in the Oak" are published by Necrotic Gnome. Thanks to Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Che of Role-play Rescue, and Mike "Chgowiz" of the Dungeon Master's Handbook, all on Anchor FM.  Special thanks also to Paid a Bod yn Dwp (@oilpainting71) for kindly informing me that "Y" in Welsh should be pronounced like "er" (or the unemphasized indefinite article of English "a"), not "i". Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
45:07
April 15, 2020
The Celts & Y Gododdin: Action, History & Storytelling
Series 1, episode 14: This week I depart from role-playing games to focus on the Celts and the Gododdin - an elegy for the Brythonnic warriors of the Gododdin (Votadini) tribe that fell at the Battle of Catraeth (Catterick) in 600AD. "The Gododdin Poems" by William F Skene (published in 1869) is available for a small price on Amazon, or for free at the Project Gutenberg or elsewhere online.  More recent translations with rich commentaries are also available (at a higher price). The Purple Worm episode referred to in this episode can be found here: https://anchor.fm/purple-worm/episodes/Ghosts--Urban-Legends-ebbksm . Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:60
April 11, 2020
Ancient Capitals, New Perspectives, Old Prejudices
A short episode in which I take a stroll through the old imperial palace grounds in Kyoto, talk Greyhawk and worry about AD&D power creep, and discuss what I'm currently reading, in particular, taking a wee stab (actually, more like a hack & slash) at Harry Potter. Other Anchorites appearing in this episode:  Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast (https://anchor.fm/jason376), Colin of Spikepit RPG Podcast (https://anchor.fm/spikepit) In this episode, I also mentioned "The Gododdin Poems" by William F Skene, first published in 1869. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
30:31
April 4, 2020
Gil-thol & I, Part Two (Middle-Earth Role Playing)
This episode looks at MERP, Secrets of Blackmoor, The Neverending Story, RPG DIY, and Greyhawk news. (Secrets of Blackmoor: https://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/; https://thegrognardfiles.com/2020/02/25/episode-36-part-1-middle-earth-role-playing-merp-with-liz-danforth/; http://www.grogcon.com/podcast/episode-50-st-patricks-day-special-with-guest-dave-whiteland-who-is-not-irish/) Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:51
March 29, 2020
Gil-thol & I, Part One (Learning to Express Ourselves)
In this episode I briefly touch on an old friendship, learning difficulties, antisocial behavior, and the role-playing games that brought us together and enabled us to express ourselves through play. Other Anchorites appearing in this episode:  Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere (https://anchor.fm/lieren) Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast (https://anchor.fm/jason376)  Conrad Kinch's novel, "The Fox Wife's Tail", is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Wifes-Tail-Conrad-Kinch-ebook/dp/B01KGP84WE Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:38
March 25, 2020
Now That’s What I Call Nostalgia!
In this episode we give in to nostalgia with some call-ins about Fighting Fantasy, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere raises some great points about experience systems, and I engage in some doomed prophesying about artificial intelligence stealing our jobs in the not-too-distant dystopian future. Please forgive the lack of scripting and the "breathy" nature of the recordings. Other Anchorites appearing in this episode:  Spencer of Keep off the Borderlands (https://anchor.fm/free-thrall) Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere (https://anchor.fm/lieren) Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast (https://anchor.fm/jason376)  Also featuring: Ayaron (https://www.youtube.com/user/Ayaron) Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
27:43
March 14, 2020
Newbies, Fairy Tales & Fighting Talk
In this episode I once again touch on my formative experiences with role-playing games, particularly through the medium of Fighting Fantasy, and I discuss why this enduring series of game books has so much to offer for new players.  I also share some of my new gaming acquisitions and miscellania. Other Anchorites appearing in this episode: Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast (https://anchor.fm/jason376) Capcorajus' tips on how to create your own Original D&D box set can be found here: https://youtu.be/XVumYC6Cbtc Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
27:47
March 7, 2020
Discussions & Messages
A brief episode this time to consider some recent feedback and discussions. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
21:45
March 1, 2020
Funny Voices, Greyhawk News & Wrangling with Rules
Some rough and ready thoughts on my Greyhawk campaign and AD&D rules, funny voices and messages. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:27
February 25, 2020
Xmas 1984
In this episode I discuss the 1983 D&D Basic Set, consider what it was the drew me into the world of roleplaying games back in the day, and ask what it is to be new to the hobby. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:52
February 22, 2020
There and Back Again (Part Two)
I continue my look at The Hobbit and its relation to role playing. The Questing Beast discussion on adventure design and play styles mentioned in my episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/JQBK3Sp-YeU Michael Moorcock's essay about Tolkien's influence on fantasy, Epic Pooh, can be found and read at the University of Warwick: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/en361fantastika/bibliography/2.7moorcock_m.1978epic_pooh.pdf The Michael Moorcock interview in the New Statesman (in which he suggests Tolkien was a crypto-fascist): https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=newstatesman+moorcock+tolkien&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
28:41
February 15, 2020
There and Back Again (Part One)
In this episode I begin my look at The Hobbit as a narrative and from an RPG perspective. I also talk Japan, Swords & Wizardry, AD&D, Fighting Fantasy and assorted stuff. In the episode I reference Appendix N Book Club’s review of The Hobbit, which you can find here: https://appendixnbookclub.com/2017/08/07/episode-5-j-r-r-tolkiens-the-hobbit/
40:30
February 11, 2020
Resetting to Greyhawk
Hello, friends! This is my third episode, where I muse about Greyhawk, divisions, temples and aging families.
24:50
February 8, 2020
DAC Attack
Episode 2: A quick-dash episode on the DAC Osaka convention for D&D. (Sorry for some of the sketchy sound quality: my new headset with mic was responsible for that. You live and learn.)
17:16
February 2, 2020
Rōnin in the Gloamin’
Episode 1: My inaugural episode about role-playing in which I dip my toes in the water to check the temperature.
08:35
January 31, 2020