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Orlanth Rex’s Gaming Vexes

Orlanth Rex’s Gaming Vexes

By @OrlanthR

An irregular exploration of/reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing.
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Episode 26: Red Markets
Episode 26: Red Markets
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) 'In a House, In a Heartbeat' by John Murphy (used without permission)
01:59:44
October 22, 2022
Episode 25: Mork Borg and The Masticator Gate
Episode 25: Mork Borg and The Masticator Gate
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
43:01
September 23, 2022
Episode 24: Old School v New School
Episode 24: Old School v New School
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message Thanks to Rick @lintillaz for the below: (Video playlist idea entirely stolen from @ChartMusicTOTP, which you should listen to because it is MINT and SKILL) @questingbeast07 's OSR overview https://youtu.be/JHQaed6GAHc @questingbeast07, @BudsRPGreview & @captcorajus chat about the OSR https://youtu.be/9CA0BE3SNx0 Mork Borg review by @BudsRPGreview https://youtu.be/_MgGuXLQQwU 5e D&D but everyone is 12 https://youtu.be/-2kmyrSfyjE Critical Role: Series 3, episode 1 https://youtu.be/P8pLvV3FjPc Stormbringer review: Unboxing in the Nook by @RlyehReviews:  https://youtu.be/nh4EZcSnk4w Star Frontiers - Alpha Dawn review: Unboxing in the Nook by @RlyehReviews: https://youtu.be/EboV2uGuRJ4 Open Quest 3rd edition review: Unboxing in the Nook by @RlyehReviews: https://youtu.be/PCSmET_8LCM The history of Tunnels and Trolls, from 1st edition to Deluxe https://youtu.be/9RhhjV6DujY Vampire the Masquerade, history and 5th edition review https://youtu.be/OX7gavKwZ-UG MERP critical/fumble tables: https://youtu.be/pYou1_qGoWM BONUS CONTENT @theGROGNARDfile discusses Stormbringer https://thegrognardfiles.com/2016/02/21/episode-5-part-1-stormbringer-rpg/ So much MERP - Frankenstein's RPG (@davepaters 's podcast) https://anchor.fm/frankensteinrpg Ruby Flipper dancing to  Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Top of the Pops, 1976) https://youtu.be/wQMFIEEzxDU The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) and 'Wise Guy' by Yung Kartz (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Yung_Kartz/August_2018/Wise_Guy) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:03:04
May 30, 2022
Episode 23: Mechwarrior (roleplaying in the Battletech universe)
Episode 23: Mechwarrior (roleplaying in the Battletech universe)
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. 'The Dice are Screaming' podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedicearescreaming/episodes/Into-the-Inner-Sphere-of-Battletech-e1ekonh/a-a7ep0cn You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
44:16
April 25, 2022
Episode 22: Fall of Delta Green
Episode 22: Fall of Delta Green
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) and 'Moonlight Beach Yami (ID 150) - Remastered' by Lobo Loco (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/my-favorite-jazz-lounge-compilation-remastered/moonlight-beach-yami-id-150-remastered)licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:18:34
March 16, 2022
Episode 21: Alien RPG: Destroyer of Worlds
Episode 21: Alien RPG: Destroyer of Worlds
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
49:17
February 05, 2022
Episode 20: The Best of 2021
Episode 20: The Best of 2021
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
53:45
January 02, 2022
Episode 19: Liminal Special: 'Werewolves of Britain' with Becky Annison and Paul Mitchener
Episode 19: Liminal Special: 'Werewolves of Britain' with Becky Annison and Paul Mitchener
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. The link to preorders for 'Werewolves of Britain' by Becky Annison can be found here. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) and #4420F (Crazy Moon)  by techtheist (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/techtheist/fma2021-part-2/4420f-crazy-moon)  licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
47:08
December 11, 2021
Episode 18: ‘The Owlbear and the Wizard’s Staff’ Con Retrospective with Matt Broome
Episode 18: ‘The Owlbear and the Wizard’s Staff’ Con Retrospective with Matt Broome
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) and 'Skanking it Easy' by Shaolin Dub (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Shaolin_Dub/Warrior_Way/Skanking_it_Easy_dub)  licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
38:28
October 25, 2021
Episode 17: GMing 'Crunch Time'
Episode 17: GMing 'Crunch Time'
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) and 'Skanking it Easy' by Shaolin Dub (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Shaolin_Dub/Warrior_Way/Skanking_it_Easy_dub)  licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
55:36
September 08, 2021
Episode 16: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Episode 16: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Sometimes_1733 ; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:04:03
July 23, 2021
Episode 15: Old School Essentials & Night's Dark Terror
Episode 15: Old School Essentials & Night's Dark Terror
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:02:44
June 15, 2021
Episode 14: Gaming in Middle-Earth
Episode 14: Gaming in Middle-Earth
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:11:56
May 13, 2021
Episode 13: 'Spire' RPG Special with Grant Howitt
Episode 13: 'Spire' RPG Special with Grant Howitt
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message Rowan, Rook & Decard website: https://rowanrookanddecard.com/ Spire Discord The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:27:19
April 03, 2021
Episode 12: Complexity
Episode 12: Complexity
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message Initiative in AD&D: https://idiscepolidellamanticora.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/addict.pdf The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
46:13
March 10, 2021
Episode 11: 'Out of the Ashes' Special with Paul Mitchener
Episode 11: 'Out of the Ashes' Special with Paul Mitchener
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop)  and 'Celtic Warrior' by Damiano Baldoni (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/Celtic_Warrior) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:23:08
February 03, 2021
Episode 10: Gaming v 2020
Episode 10: Gaming v 2020
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
48:50
December 31, 2020
Episode 9: Playing Remotely
Episode 9: Playing Remotely
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. Neil's Blog: Old Scouser Roleplaying – The RPG related mutterings of an old school roleplayer You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
01:05:55
December 07, 2020
Episode 8: 'The Dee Sanction' Special with Paul Baldowski
Episode 8: 'The Dee Sanction' Special with Paul Baldowski
A special episode talking to Paul Baldowski (The Cthulhu Hack) about his upcoming game 'The Dee Sanction' , coming to Kickstarter on 1st November 2020. Warning: the Actual Play Segment of this episode contains some mild profanity and some descriptions that some listeners may find disturbing. 00.00 Introduction 02.59 Interview with Paul Baldowski 32.50 'The Dee Sanction' Actual Play You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
02:07:49
October 31, 2020
Episode 7: Player Agency
Episode 7: Player Agency
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
41:27
September 28, 2020
Episode 6: Wurm: Roleplaying in the Ice Age
Episode 6: Wurm: Roleplaying in the Ice Age
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. Here's a link to a YouTube video showing some of the sites and finds that informed our game world. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) and 'Dream Catchers' by Lobo Loco (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/Round_the_World/Dream_Catchers_ID_996) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
43:52
August 11, 2020
Episode 5: Humour in Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Episode 5: Humour in Tabletop Roleplaying Games
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
33:08
July 11, 2020
Episode 4: 'Ethereal Beauty Plus Hoodies': Reflections on the Liminal RPG
Episode 4: 'Ethereal Beauty Plus Hoodies': Reflections on the Liminal RPG
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588   https://freemusicarchive.o.rg/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop  ) and 'Dawning of a New Age' by Squire Tuck (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Squire_Tuck/Dawning_of_a_New_Age/Dawning_of_a_New_Age) licensed under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
51:57
June 14, 2020
Episode 3: Jeopardy in Games
Episode 3: Jeopardy in Games
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in. You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes'  and 'Stop' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/Dubbed/Stop ) licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).
37:59
May 29, 2020
Episode 2: Too much fudge can make you sick...
Episode 2: Too much fudge can make you sick...
An irregular series of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing in.  You can leave a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/OrlanthR/message The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes' by Frequency Decree, (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588) licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).
23:30
May 18, 2020
Episode 1: Introductions, explanations and ideas.
Episode 1: Introductions, explanations and ideas.
An irregular exploration of reflections on ttrpg games I’m GMing or playing.  The music used on this podcast is 'Sometimes' by Frequency Decree,  (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/2019090232016745/Sometimes_1588) licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).
20:06
May 11, 2020