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Episode 41: Call Ins and Wild West RPG's

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By C. Thorin
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Episode 43: This is the year that was
This episode I talk a bit about the passed year plus plans for next year. I know it's a bit early for this but with all the holidays coming up things are going to get busy. May you get some new dice for Christmas and roll a crit in the New Year.
December 17, 2018
Episode 42: What's your clone of choice? And Dungeon Mayhem
Yes, there's lots of call ins plus I do a really quick ramble about the new card from Wizards of the Coast, Dungeon Mayhem. And I ask that enteral question, what's your favorite retroclone?
December 9, 2018
Episode 41: Call Ins and Wild West RPG's
I go off my normal track and talk a little bit about some inexpensive Wild West RPG's. Plus some call ins!
December 2, 2018
Episode 40: Dice Know When To Roll 'Em. Know When To Hold 'Em
We're back after a little break. This week more on skills and dice. When to roll and when not to. Plus a few other side rants and reading from the 0e Little Brown Books.
November 25, 2018
Episode 39: Grimtooth's Trapsylvania, Far Away Land, and more Sharp Swords
A rambling journey of what's up this week. Far Away Land for Swords and Wizardry, Grimtooth's Trapsylvania (Enter if you dare), and the exciting wrap up of the Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells game.
November 11, 2018
Episode 38: BX Essentials Call Ins, Cosmic Blades & Solar Spells, Crazy Rambling
This episode we've got call ins on BX Essentials. I ramble about Cosmic Blades & Solar Spells. And I get even crazier and more mediocre as I read from the Little Brown Books. Yes I include the Supplements in that statement. Plus we have live dogs and cooking interuptions.
November 4, 2018
Episode 37: DM Notebooks, Swords & Wizardry, and Low Fantasy Gaming
Lots of rambling. Check out and oh yeah, tell me about BX Essentials.
October 29, 2018
Episode 36: Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha
Some random thoughts on the newest iteration of Runequest and your usual treats of call-ins and a reading from the Little Brown Books.
October 22, 2018
Episode 35: MeWe, Skills, & Readings of Ancient Wisdom
This is a full episode here. Fixed some tech glitches. Added a couple of new regular segments and still do the usual OSR rants. This time up Skills. And the first segment of reading from the original rules.
October 14, 2018
Episode 34: Frankengame
Why be limited by just one set of rules? Take the stuff you like and mix it all together and do you own Frankengame!
October 9, 2018
Episode 33: The Weirdling World of Jordoba
A rambling ranty rant about Jordoba and Uncle Matt's RPG Studio. Here's the links to the stuff and see for yourself. Check out the Youtube Channel: And his Patreon: Drive Thru RPG:
October 7, 2018
Episode 32 Unplug Unwind Rewind
Hey, we broke the 1,000 mark. Thank you! Work's been crazy so a I rant about the value of doing nothing.....Trust me next episode will be more RPG-centric.
October 1, 2018
Episode 31: Race As Class
This time I rant about Race As Class and pretty much stand in the middle. Have a chance to hear me ramble before I've had enough caffeine to start the day. Plus a little more about the upcoming Whitebox game.
September 23, 2018
Episode 30 Henchmen & Hirelings
Because it's the topic of the day....
September 19, 2018
Episode 28 House Rules: Season to Taste
A little bit of philosophy on House Rules. They are a good thing. Make the game yours and fun for everybody. Plus Call Ins. Even from Rocks Fall Everybody Dies and Spike Pit!
September 19, 2018
Episode 26: Friday Call Ins
I said I'd two podcasts this week. Just didn't say what days. So here you go and we have call ins and a request. Yes, I even take requests..
September 18, 2018
Episode 27: Review of Swords and Wizardry Decks
You can check out the accompanying blog post here: Or the go straight for the product here:
September 16, 2018
Episode 25: Rambling Ranty Rant 5E & OSR Again
Ah I just go on rambling rant again on Fifth Edition and OSR D&D. Plus some rants on note taking and some shout outs!
September 10, 2018
Episode 24: The 3 Dumbest Things Players Have Said In My Games
Yes, this episode I take a trip down memory lane and talk about the dumbest things players have ever said in my games. And if you've got dumber ones. Share them!
September 3, 2018
Episode 23.5 Follow Up on Appendix N and GM Tools
Follow up on the things that I forgot in Episode 23 and call ins!
August 29, 2018
Episode 23: Appendix N and GM Tools
I jump on the Appendix N rant bandwagon and talk about the funny books that have influenced me. I also start off ranting about GM Tools and then my brain melts down and I start ramble. Some times you just have to know when to end a session. Next Episode Stupid Things Players have said.
August 28, 2018
Episode 22: Tale of the Goblin War Cow
Lots of stuff. More tech and personal notes with a side of self promotion. Call In's. We get Call In's. And The Tale of the Goblin War Cow!
August 20, 2018
Drive By Rant: Just Getting Stuff When You Level
Short little rant. Still waiting on Itunes and something that bugged me back in old D&D. Just getting stuff when you leveled.
August 15, 2018
Episode 21: World Building Wrap Up
Bring together the thoughts on world building, ranting on Forums, and the host needs more coffee.
August 13, 2018
Episode 20: Call Ins and Questions
Got some call ins. Thank you one and all and I've got questions for listeners. Tell me what you think.
August 10, 2018
Episode 19: Vigilante City by Bloat Games
A virtual "unboxing" of the preliminary pdf to Kickstarter backers. Yeah I rant as a I scan through the PDF. Overall, looks like it going to be fun!
August 7, 2018
Episode 18: More Ennies, More World Building, Pathfinder?, and Rants
Title says it all. A rambling rant episode. More congrats to the Ennie winners and I need to spend more money. Pathfinder 2.0 WTF? I continue to talk about World Building. And some general rants...
August 6, 2018
Ennies, Ennies, Ennies!
Quick little congrats to all the Ennie Winners. WOTC :( and have a great weekend.
August 4, 2018
Drive By: Character Concepts!
So how do you come up with your ideas? I list upcoming possible characters and have a fond memory of the barbarian who only used one syllable words.
August 1, 2018
Episode 17: I get into trouble
I attempt to define the OSR, rant about 5E Adventurer's League, and make own call on keeping gaming interesting.
July 31, 2018
Episode 16: World Building Part 1
The first part of an ongoing rant on building your D&D world or whatever your game of choice happens to be. Make it fun and memorable.
July 29, 2018
Drive By: MTG D&D?
Er what? A few very quick thoughts about the "announcement"
July 26, 2018
Episode 15: Make It Epic or Let the PC's break stuff!
Wrapped up the DCC campaign and the PC's were involved with the creation of a "new" race...
July 24, 2018
Episode 14: Job Vs Class Part 2 Lankhmar and Untold Adventures
This episode I continue my pondering of Job Vs Class and what to do about. Plus talk a little about Untold Adventures & Unsung Heroes by Barrel Rider Games and Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar.
July 23, 2018
Drive By Old Weird West
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July 23, 2018
Episode 13: Klingons on the Bridge, Captain!
I take a trip down memory lane to an old Star Trek RPG session (the FASA version) and talk about licensed RPG's.
July 22, 2018
A Hot Weekend Drive By
Projects, The End of a Campaign, and DCC Lankmar PDF's to backers! Stay frosty!
July 21, 2018
Drive By: I suck at self promotion and Dice Towers.
Short little shout out and rant.
July 17, 2018
Episode 12: Call Ins and Job Vs Class.
I answer some messages and I rant about Classes. How many do we need? Would a job be better.
July 16, 2018
Episode 11: DCC and SS&SS
This time I rant about Dungeon Crawl Classics and Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells and just a wee bit about my upcoming game.
July 15, 2018
The Official Episode 1: A Star Wars Special
Because every show needs a Star Wars special. And we still have the cow and a live audience of two dogs.
July 15, 2018
Episode 11
What's up this weekend
July 15, 2018
Episode 10: Lots of Rants: Ennies, Food & Politics, ZOONG!
I rant about the Ennies; RPG's, Food & Politics; and the World of Zoong!
July 8, 2018
Episode 9: House Rules and Class Hacks
This episode I talk more about house rules and some of the one's I use.
July 1, 2018
Episode 8: The Cantina Scene and House Rules
Short episode because I'm tired. A little rant about Cantina Scene parties and then a question about house rules.
June 27, 2018
Episode 7: Swords and Wizardry and Stuff
More on Swords and Wizardry and why I like it. And few other ramblings and plans. Shout outs to MattRandom and Random Screed!
June 24, 2018
Episode 6: Katana Guy!
Rant about Katana Guy. You know him.. Plus shout outs and questions from Random Matt and Spike Pit! There's a little bit more about Theater of the Mind, planning, hints of future episodes.
June 20, 2018
Episode 5: Welcome to the OSR
I know it's been done before but hey this let's you creep into my mind a bit find out my basic philosophy on, well, RPG's in general but mostly the OSR.
June 19, 2018
Episode 3: Random Ramblings
A little rant about Primeval Thule. What's up in gaming with me. Crossing my fingers on some future projects. Send us your questions because if you don't we'll find some on the Internet.
June 13, 2018
Episode 2 Theater of the MIND!
A quick stream of babble about Theater plus I try recording on Audacity and learn it at the same time. Still have a two dog audience.
June 7, 2018
The Pilot Episode
Welcome to the podcast. Costarring two napping dogs and a cow.
June 3, 2018
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