Live from Pellam's Wasteland

Live from Pellam's Wasteland

By Arlen Walker
A podcast about RPGs, books, video games, and basically whatever else I'm thinking about.
@cowsfrompowys on twitter
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97: More Reports from Dragon Heresy
Herein I report on the Dragon Heresy game I'm running as well as give some updates on things in my gaming sphere.
19:18
February 12, 2020
96: Play by Post Autopsy
Herein I talk about my play by post experiment and what I'd change/do differently next time.
32:44
February 10, 2020
95: Reports: Dragon Heresy and Beowulf Pendragon
Herein I report on two games I ran in the last week.
26:52
February 7, 2020
94: Dragon Heresy Report
Herein I talk about our first session of the Dragon Heresy mini-campaign I am running as well as some plans that I have for using the game in the future.
26:29
January 29, 2020
93: Overview: Dragon Heresy
It's Douglas Cole's version of 5E, and it's good.
37:18
January 24, 2020
92: Jason's Questions about Robin Hood Systems
Herein I respond to a callin from Jason.
10:43
January 23, 2020
91: Overview: Robin Hood Systems
Herein I overview five (5) systems for playing Robin Hood style adventures.  The systems are: Wolf's Head for Fate Core, Sherwood for Swords and Wizardry, and Hood, Darkwood, and Romance of the Perilous Land, all complete original systems.
46:43
January 17, 2020
90: 3 Combat Resolution Systems
Herein I talk about my theory of 3 types of combat resolution.
20:05
January 11, 2020
89: Battle Systems, Unboxing, and Land of Giants
Herein I talk about a bunch of different stuff, but it's all the usual games I'm focused on.
17:32
January 10, 2020
88: More Ironsworn
Herein I report on playing another hour or so of Ironsworn, and on trying Ironsworn as a GM.
16:57
December 16, 2019
87: Rambles
Herein I ramble about my play-by-post game, ramble about Ironsworn, and ramble about my idea of giving 5E another shot.
15:25
December 13, 2019
86: Ironsworn Overview and Actual Play
Herein I overview the solo RPG Ironsworn and even play it for about 25 minutes.
38:42
December 11, 2019
85: Combat Resolution
Herein I talk about different ways to resolve combat.
20:52
December 10, 2019
84: Responding to Jason
Herein I respond to an extended callin based on my last episode.
19:41
December 3, 2019
83: Games I've Been Reading
Herein I talk about some of the games I have been reading/looking at.
35:17
December 2, 2019
82: Overview: Spears of the Dawn
Herein I give an overview of the game Spears of the Dawn.
20:16
November 27, 2019
81: Triple Unboxing
Herein I unbox three boxes (and share some sad news about TOR 2e).
12:52
November 27, 2019
80: Unboxing and more on Complexity
Herein I unbox a book and ramble a little more about complexity.
12:55
November 22, 2019
79: Complex Games and Game Plans
Herein I respond to Jason about complex games and talk about some more things I want to play (or at least overview).
26:00
November 20, 2019
78: More Callins and Weekend Games
Herein I respond to some more callins and talk about the games I played last weekend.
22:15
November 19, 2019
77: Callin Roundup
Herein I respond to some callins.
20:49
November 13, 2019
76: Game Plans with Jason and Wiglaf
Herein I talk about my plans for a PBP game and generate the Old English hero Wiglaf.
21:54
November 9, 2019
75: Overview: Wolves of God Beta .12
Herein I give an overview of the .12 Beta rules for Kevin Crawford's Wolves of God, just recently kickstarted.
54:39
November 8, 2019
74: Complex Games and Questions Without Answers
Herein I respond to Jason about complex games and talk about a cool pdf with random tables for RPG themes.
17:26
November 6, 2019
73: Overview: Dreams of Dragons
Herein I overview Nordic Weasel's new beta RPG Dreams of Dragons.
16:55
November 5, 2019
72: Weekend Games
Herein I talk about the three games I played over the weekend.
14:52
November 5, 2019
71: More on LFG and MnM
Herein I talk about some recent games of LFG and Mutants and Masterminds that I have played
27:43
October 31, 2019
70: Overview: Low Fantasy Gaming
Herein I overview Pickpocket Press' Low Fantasy Gaming Deluxe Edition.
28:12
October 28, 2019
69.8: More Ramblings
Herein I ramble some more about Nordic Weasel games and also Sword & Sorcery.
13:16
October 28, 2019
69.6: Upcoming Games
Herein I talk about some upcoming games
16:59
October 25, 2019
69.4: ASSH in Xoth
Herein I respond to some callins and talk about my session of ASSH going tomb raiding. 
22:01
October 23, 2019
69.2 City of Mist and Low Fantasy Gaming
Herein I answer (or at least play) some callins and talk about the games I played this weekend.
26:35
October 21, 2019
69 (lol): Mutants and Masterminds and other games
Herein I talk about a session of Mutants and Masterminds I ran for Jason Hobbs as well as some other games and some stuff going on IRL for me.
24:37
October 18, 2019
68: Conan 2D20 Report
Herein I talk about playing Conan 2D20 and also answer some callins.
20:41
October 15, 2019
67: Sword and Sorcery plans
Herein I talk about my completed and upcoming plans for some sword and sorcery gaming.
21:19
October 10, 2019
66: Aristeia: The First Pass
Herein I talk about a game I'm coming up with called 'Aristeia.'
18:31
October 8, 2019
65: ICONS: Generating 'The Black Knight'
Herein I go through the random character generation system for the supers RPG ICONS.
27:42
October 3, 2019
64: Best Left Buried Report
Herein I talk about actually playing Best Left Buried last night.
10:37
October 2, 2019
63: Callins and Unboxing
Herein I respond to a couple of callins and unbox a package from Chaosium.
13:41
September 26, 2019
62: Overview: Best Left Buried
Herein I overview the sorta-OSR sorta-rules-lite RPG Best Left Buried.
32:47
September 25, 2019
61: Bombadil Theory
Herein I give a theory about what Tom Bombadil is doing, thematically, in the Fellowship of the Ring.
09:33
September 24, 2019
60: Paladin Debrief
Herein I talk about the game of Paladin I played on Saturday.
21:16
September 23, 2019
59: Overview: Quarrel and Fable and an Adventure for it
Herein I overview the indie RPG Quarrel & Fable and the adventure Malady of the Moor King.
22:26
September 18, 2019
58: Book Report IV: No Parachute, Morien, and Chatelaine de Vergi
Herein I discuss the books I read last week.
11:49
September 17, 2019
57: Overview: Heroquest
Herein I overview the setting-neutral version of Heroquest Glorantha, called Heroquest.
21:35
September 13, 2019
56: Book Report III: Freud and War Music
Herein I talk about both the books I finished last week.
09:05
September 9, 2019
55: Armor and what surrounds it
Herein I talk about armor in historical reality vs armor in medieval-ish FRPGs.
43:58
September 5, 2019
53: Book Report II: Selected Poetry (John Hollander), Death Angel's Shadow, and Studies in Classic American Literature
Week 2 of my weekly book reports. https://pellamswasteland.blogspot.com/
08:29
September 2, 2019
52: Book Report I: How to Read Literature, The Wave-Maker, Last Days of Socrates, and Lord of Light.
Herein I report on the four books I finished in the past week.
13:00
August 26, 2019
51: Paladins in Pellamland
Herein I talk about a campaign idea I have based on a short story I wrote.  Also a new toy.
23:30
August 13, 2019
50: Star Wars: Unboxing and Plans
Herein I talk through an unboxing of some packages from Amazon and my plans for using what is contained therein. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
38:45
August 8, 2019
49: Round Up of Games I Ran
Herein I talk about the finale of the One Ring campaign I've been running and the start of a new campaign using an adapted version of King Arthur Pendragon and what I'm planning next, which is Paladin. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
37:34
July 25, 2019
48: Round Up of Played Games
Herein I talk about the games I played this weekend, namely ASSH Beneath the Boneyard, ASSH Reavers of Thule, and Star Trek Adventures. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
19:29
July 24, 2019
47: Overview: The Green & Val-du-Loup
Herein I talk about two BRP monographs, The Green (a massive primeval forest) and Val-du-Loup (a medieval chunk of the Ardennes). @cowsfrompowys on twitter
33:27
July 18, 2019
46: Overview: Magic World & Additions
Herein I talk about Magic World and two supplements that just arrived from Chaosium. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
29:04
July 17, 2019
45: Overview: HarnMaster 2nd
Herein I add to the list of d% games, respond to some callins, and overview HarnMaster 2nd edition. @cowsfrompowys on twitter.
47:24
July 17, 2019
44: Overview: d100 Games
Herein I talk about the wide variety of d100/d% games available, both historically and in the present. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
51:31
July 16, 2019
43: Star Trek Adventures & Runequest Glorantha first sessions
Herein I talk about session 1 of Star Trek Adventures and session 0 of Runequest Glorantha and some other recent games I've played. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
44:14
July 15, 2019
42: The Pinnacle of Culture
Herein I talk about high and low culture and art and probably a bunch of other things. @cowsfrompowys on twitter, you can also find Dave at @d_percentile
24:32
July 11, 2019
41: Sword & Sorcery & Culture
Herein I talk about Sword & Scoundrel and sword & sorcery stories and the general concept of an 'artistic culture.' @cowsfrompowys on twitter
43:31
July 8, 2019
40: Overview: Sword & Scoundrel
Herein I talk about Sword & Scoundrel, a new Riddle of Steel-like.  I also list a whole bunch of games I'm going to be playing and running in the outro.
29:28
July 5, 2019
39: Where I've Been
Herein I talk a little bit about where I've been and also depression. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
09:11
July 5, 2019
38: Feng Shui 2 debrief and gaming plans
Herein I talk about my recent experience running Feng Shui 2 as well as some of my plans for the near future based on what I want to play and what books have arrived recently. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
47:21
June 21, 2019
37: Overview: Feng Shui 2
Herein I overview the wuxia/action movie RPG Feng Shui 2. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
16:18
June 19, 2019
36: Game debriefs and some ideas about ecology
Herein I talk about the 3 games I played in/ran over the weekend as well as my disappointment with the way certain systems seem to function in terms of variety of storytelling. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
26:46
June 17, 2019
35: Callins and One Ring prep
Herein I respond to some callins and talk about the game of One Ring that I'm going to be running on Saturday as well as a brief discussion of some of the supplemental material for the DC Adventures supers game. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
32:47
June 14, 2019
34: Gloranthan Mythology
Herein I talk about Gloranthan mythology and the core conflict between the solar deities, the storm tribe, and chaos. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
28:51
June 13, 2019
33: Overview: 3D6 Supers
Herein I overview the supers game 3D6 Supers. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
11:17
June 13, 2019
32: Overview: Tiny Supers
Herein I overview the game Tiny Supers. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
13:18
June 12, 2019
31: Fortune Telling and Crunchiness
Herein I give a bunch of ideas about coming up with stories for RPGs and RPG design. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
25:29
June 11, 2019
30: Overview: Mutants & Masterminds 3 and DC Adventures
Herein I overview two related systems (in that they're the same system with different characters), Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition and DC Adventures. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
32:06
June 11, 2019
29: Overview: FASERIP and Phase 4
Herein I overview two related systems, Marvel Super Heroes FASERIP and Phase 4. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
09:46
June 10, 2019
28: Overview: Prowlers and Paragons
Herein I give an overview of the supers game Prowlers & Paragons. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
18:58
June 10, 2019
27: Callins and ERA debrief
Herein I respond to some callins that very nice listeners have left for me as well as discussing my game of ERA: The Epic Storytelling Game with Colin Green. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
35:31
June 10, 2019
26: More Fragments
Herein I talk about literary theory, random tables, and the beauty of a world that doesn't level with you. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
38:17
June 7, 2019
25: Many Fragments
Herein I talk about a whole bunch of different things, from different interpretations of the term OSR to examples of combat in Blade of the Iron Throne. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
31:21
June 6, 2019
24: The Riddle, the Blade, and the Song
Herein I talk about three different RPGs that are all on the same family tree: The Riddle of Steel, Blade of the Iron Throne, and Song of Swords. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
1:02:50
June 5, 2019
23: Overview: Fallen Justice
Herein I overview the powerless vigilante OSR game Fallen Justice. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
14:23
June 5, 2019
22: Overview: Cold Steel Wardens
Herein I give an overview of the game Cold Steel Wardens, an iron-age comics role playing game. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
28:34
June 4, 2019
21: Overview: Worlds in Peril
Herein I talk about Worlds in Peril, a PbtA supers game that I think is pretty cool. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
18:44
June 3, 2019
20: Overview: The Four Color Hack
Herein I overview The Four Color Hack, an adaptation of The Black Hack for supers games. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
12:10
June 3, 2019
19: Super Plans
Herein I respond to a call in and talk about my plans for June overviews.
07:18
June 3, 2019
18: Overview: Sword and Sorcery Adventure Generators
Herein I talk about 5 different tools for generating Sword and Sorcery adventures. Barbarians of Lemuria Mythic:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144526/Barbarians-of-Lemuria-Mythic-Edition  Beasts and Barbarians Game Master's Guide:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229003/Beasts--Barbarians-Steel-Edition-Game-Master-Guide Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198163/Sharp-Swords--Sinister-Spells  ASSH Random Adventure Generator:  http://www.hyperborea.tv/uploads/4/4/6/6/44662451/asshrandom-adv-gen.pdf  Conan 2D20 Game Mater's Kit:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220332/Conan-Gamemaster-Screen--Gamesmaster-Toolkit--PDF 
37:48
May 31, 2019
17: Call in from Colin, more FASERIP, themes, and overviews
Herein I talk about a bunch of different things.  You'll just have to listen to find out what. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
50:17
May 30, 2019
16: Overview: Brazen Backgrounds by Gundobad Games
Herein I talk about the pdf of Brazen Backgrounds, a background generator for late Bronze Age adventurers. DriveThru link: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278030/Brazen-Backgrounds-Character-Backgrounds-for-Bronze-Age-Settings?src=newest_recent  @cowsfrompowys on twitter
15:00
May 30, 2019
15: Overview: Barbarians of Lemuria and Everywhen
Herein I talk about Barbarians of Lemuria Mythic Edition and Everywhen, the generic rules adaptation. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
1:18:40
May 30, 2019
14: Call ins and FASERIP
Herein I respond to my first call ins and also talk some more about the Marvel Super Heroes FASERIP game I'm playing in and how I think it blends some storygame mechanics into a traditional game chassis.
37:35
May 29, 2019
13: Overview: ERA Epic Storytelling Game by Omnihedron Games
Herein I talk about the game ERA Epic Storytelling Game by Omnihedron Games, a very interesting storygame. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
26:02
May 28, 2019
12: Narrative Agency in different types of games
Herein I talk about my ideas about the relationship between game design and narrative agency. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
17:49
May 26, 2019
11: Overview: Not Just a Brush War by Nordic Weasel Games
Herein a give an overview of the pdf of Not Just a Brush War. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
20:19
May 26, 2019
10: My Plans and Recent Games
Herein I talk about my plans for the podcast (and my new youtube channel) as well as the 3 gaming sessions I have gotten to play in this week. @cowsfrompowys on twitter
36:44
May 26, 2019
Episode 9: Marathon Gaming Weekend
In this episode I do debriefs for my marathon gaming weekend.
29:46
April 18, 2019
Episode 8: AiME Session 1
In this episode I talk about our very first session of Adventures in Middle-Earth.
17:50
April 16, 2019
Episode 7: Skill & Pathfinding
In this episode I talk about the way games model character skill and also do the debrief on my Saturday Pathfinder game.
33:20
April 12, 2019
Episode 6: The Mecha Hack Review
Herein I give an overview of Absolute Tabletop's The Mecha Hack and talk about my likes and dislikes of the game.
14:51
April 10, 2019
Episode 5.5: Adventures in Middle-Earth and The One Ring pregame comparison
In this episode I compare 5E's AiME with TOR.
27:32
April 4, 2019
Episode 4: ASSH
In this episode I talk about the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea game that I'm playing in.
25:12
April 1, 2019
Episode 3.5: Scifi and Fantasy
In this episode I talk about genre.
19:50
March 28, 2019
Episode 3: Black Hack Debrief and more AiME/TOR/Oneshots ideas
In this episode I do the debrief on my Black Hack oneshot as well as talk about some other things I'm going to run in the future and some of my ideas with regard to oneshots, based on another podcast I listened to.
47:55
March 26, 2019
Episode 2: The Black Hack and Adventures in Middle-Earth and Pathfinder Debrief
In this episode I talk about two games I'm going to run, as well as a debrief on one of the games I have played very recently.
38:33
March 23, 2019
Episode 1: Pathfinder and Saturday Games
In this episode I talk about the Pathfinder game I play alternate Saturday mornings as well as three of the games that I have run on Saturday evenings.
43:45
March 22, 2019