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Purple Worm

Purple Worm

By Purple Worm
Purple was a post featuring a small group of British RPG-ers discuss various topics of interest, with a highlight on UK-based or inspired RPGS.

The podcast ceased publishing on 30/08/20 although this account will be left open so the old episodes are available.

Check out our individual podcasts:
- Pete @ Dragons are real: anchor.fm/dragonsarereal
- Dave @ dpercentile: anchor.fm/dave-aldridge
- Colin @ spikepit: anchor.fm/spikepit
- John @ Red Dice Diaries: rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Our RSS feed is: anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss
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Running a historical campaign
In this episode John Alan Large leads us in a discussion of considerations around running a campaign based on real history. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
42:01
August 10, 2020
Spicing up Combat & Sexy Times Voicemail Episode
In this bonus voicemail episode we're fielding calls about PBTA, lethality in combat, various hacks and methods of maintaining suspense. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.o be added in prior to publishing.
49:51
August 3, 2020
Indy and OSR RPGs
In this episode Dave Aldridge leads us in a discussion of the differences between Indy and OSR games. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts. Links Discussed in the Show http://www.indie-rpgs.com/_articles/narr_essay.html http://www.indie-rpgs.com/articles/15/ http://www.indie-rpgs.com/articles/21/
1:05:22
July 27, 2020
Powered by the Apocalypse
In this episode the Worm-ers are discussing the merits and flaws of the Powered by the Apocalypse system, along with some of our favourite games using the system. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts. Links Discussed in the Show Apocalypse World Burned Over - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/288008/Apocalypse-World-Burned-Over-Hackbook Simple World - https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/simple-world One Shot World - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/242339/One-Shot-World-Beta +1 Forward Podcast - https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward
58:33
July 20, 2020
Mythic London, Ley Lines and Brothers Green Voicemail Episode
In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls about mythic London, ley lines, advancement and the Green Children. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
19:23
July 13, 2020
Spicing Up Combat
In this episode the Worm-ers are discussing tricks, tips and techniques for spicing up combat in your RPG sessions. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
1:10:54
July 6, 2020
Scratching Below the Surface
In this episode Colin talks to us about searching for the extraordinary in our own back yards and how this can inspire a whole world of RPG sessions. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
28:01
June 29, 2020
The Aquarian Guide to Legendary London
In this episode Dave provides us with insight into an intriguing collection of new-age lore and legends concerning the city of London. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
28:19
June 22, 2020
Advancement, Bastionland and Vorpal Spades voicemail episode
In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls about advancement, what you should award XP for a cool items. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
10:06
June 15, 2020
Faerie Trees
In this episode Pete kicks us off talking about mystical faerie trees and how they can serve as gateways to other realms. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
30:52
June 8, 2020
The Mysterious Green Children of Woolpit
In this episode we talk about the folk-tale the Green Children of Woolpit and how to run mystery storylines in your RPGs. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
38:15
June 1, 2020
Spookiness, Prophecies and Map-making voicemail episode
In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls about spooky goings on, prophecies and get a recommendation for some map-making software. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
38:38
May 25, 2020
Advancement & Rewards
In this episode the Worm-ers are discussing various methods of advancements and of rewarding players in RPGs, what the various bring to a game and which RPGs suit particular methods. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
43:34
May 18, 2020
What games have we been playing?
In this episode the Worm-ers are talking about the games that we've been playing and running recently. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
57:46
May 11, 2020
Online Gaming
In this episode the Worm-ers discuss a topic that's very much at the forefront of everyone's minds current, gaming online, what to use, how to do it and some suggestions for making the experience as painless as possible. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts. Check out Goblin's Henchman's excellent spreadsheet adventure module at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jmmWCIcQxk&list=PLyeGjc78ASuIu-pmyk_kpforB7vZA3gPY If you're interested in joining the Audio Dungeon Discord community click on the link here: https://discord.gg/D5Gpe3s
1:04:12
May 4, 2020
Player agency, hardware and folklore voicemail episode
In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls talking about player agency, permissions to elaborate on a setting, folklore, the correct way to pronounce Kobold and folklore, amongst other things. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ RDD RPG Podcast: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
41:50
April 27, 2020
Spring-heeled Jack
In this bonus voicemail episode we discuss one of the more popular urban-legends of the Victorian era, Spring-heeled Jack. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
21:30
April 20, 2020
Knockers & Knackers
In this episode Pete breaks down the origin of the Kobold, we puzzle over it's pronunciation and also touch on re-skinning creatures. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
22:47
April 13, 2020
Ghosts & Urban Legends
In this episode of the Purple Worm we talk about ghosts and urban legends, some of the topics we discuss include: The many ghosts of Burton on Trent Slender Man Creepypasta SCP Foundation Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
28:12
April 6, 2020
Magic, Player Agency and Britishness voicemail bonus
In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls talking about Magic, Player Agency and Britishness. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
21:13
March 30, 2020
Witches & White Mice
In this episode Dave Aldridge tells us about the Witches of Canewdon and we talk about how local superstitions/folk-wisdom could be used to enrich a campaign setting. If you are interesting in finding out more about George Pickingill (mentioned in the cast) then there is a Wikipedia page on him as well as a number of other websites concerning witchcraft that mention him, one such page can be found here. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
31:46
March 23, 2020
Player Control & Codes of Behaviour
In this episode the Worm-ers muse a little more about giving players narrative control in RPGs and how codes of behaviour could have an impact on a session. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
17:42
March 16, 2020
The Power of Prophecy
We begin a series of episodes looking at Myths & Legends, how they can influence and enrich your roleplaying sessions with Colin talking about a legend native to the Isle of Sheppey, and we then continue on to a discussion of prophecies and how they can be used in RPGs. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
22:41
March 9, 2020
Magic, Brit RPGs and the Dorset Ooser, bonus voicemail episode
In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls talking about magic, British roleplaying games and the Dorset Ooser. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
42:29
March 2, 2020
OSRing D&D 5E, can you and should you?
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about D&D 5E, it's relationship to the OSR how easy it is to run an OSR style game with 5E and some of the potential things we'd love to see in the future from D&D. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
48:44
February 24, 2020
Vancian magic, ups, downs and alternatives
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about Vancian Magic in D&D and possible alternatives. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
54:08
February 17, 2020
Riddling Reaver, Voyage of the Enigma
Dave Aldridge continues to run the rest of the Purple Worm hosts through the classic Fighting Fantasy adventure The Riddling Reaver, as our heroes explore the Reaver's vessel The Twice Shy, bound for parts unknown. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
53:33
February 10, 2020
You've got that British Feeling
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about what particular vibe gives an RPG a feeling of inherent British-ness. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
41:10
February 3, 2020
Riddling Reaver, the Curse of Kallamehr - Scene Two: About Town
Dave Aldridge continues to run the rest of the Purple Worm hosts through the classic Fighting Fantasy adventure The Riddling Reaver, as our heroes search Kallamehr for the items hinted at in the Reavers devilish riddles. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
1:10:10
January 27, 2020
Bonus voicemail episode
In this Purple Worm bonus episode we open the post-bag and answer some of the great voicemails we've received. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
47:10
January 21, 2020
Riddling Reaver, the Curse of Kallamehr - Scene One: Tower Trouble
In the first episode of Purple Worm Season 2 Dave Aldridge runs the rest of the Purple Worm hosts through the first scene of the classic Fighting Fantasy adventure The Riddling Reaver. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
45:44
January 12, 2020
Last Xmas thoughts & Black Hack
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast our guest-host Spencer (AKA Free Thrall) of the excellent Keep Off the Borderlands podcast, gives us some last thoughts on Xmas gifts and we talk about the Black Hack. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
58:29
December 30, 2019
Purple Worm Christmas Wish List
'Twas the night before Christmas, And all cross the net, The Wormers are dreaming, Of what RPG loot they'll get. In this Christmas Eve special were are joined by Spencer (AKA Free Thrall) of the excellent Keep Off the Borderlands podcast. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
1:02:13
December 24, 2019
Purple Worm chat with Free Thrall
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk to Spencer (AKA Free Thrall) of the excellent Keep Off the Borderlands podcast, about his experience with RPGs and podcasting, we also talk about Electric Bastionland, layout and other topics. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
47:20
December 23, 2019
BONUS: Voicemails - OSE, Lamentations, Editing and Random Tables
In this bonus episode of the Purple Worm podcast we answer a number of voicemails regarding recent episodes. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
58:50
December 16, 2019
Black Hack 2nd Edition
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we discuss the Black Hack 2nd Edition and have a brief look at the history of random tables in RPGs. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
53:17
December 9, 2019
Randomness and Into the ODD
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about Into the Odd and random tables, mentioning Electric Bastionland and a few other games along the way. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
53:50
December 2, 2019
The Darker Side of AFF
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we discuss the relatively recent re-released versions of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy main books, then segway into a brief discussion of Troika and some other related games. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
47:33
November 25, 2019
Advancing the Fantasy
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we give an introduction to Advanced Fighting Fantasy, the follow on game from Fighting Fantasy, by Mark Gascoigne and Pete Tamlyn. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
48:31
November 18, 2019
Bonus Minisode - FF Point crawls with Goblin's Henchman
In this bonus minisode of the Purple Worm podcast we answer some questions posed by Goblin's Henchman about FF and point crawls. Below are a few links related to the episode: Fighting Fantasy UK website: https;//fightingfantasy.uk Official Fighting Fantasy website: https://www.fightingfantasy.com/ Internet Archive: https://archive.org/ Link to player maps on FF website: https://www.fightingfantasy.com/arcane-archive
16:36
November 17, 2019
The Mechanics of Fighting Fantasy
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we continue our discussion of Fighting Fantasy, delving a little deeper into the mechanics and touching on what makes this franchise special to us as gamers. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
32:20
November 11, 2019
Introduction to Fighting Fantasy
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we begin a discussion about the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks created by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
28:02
November 4, 2019
What's weird for one...
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we continue our discussion of weird games, talking about Burning Wheel, Mouse Guard and reflecting that, what is weird for one person, may not be for another. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
27:34
October 25, 2019
Too High Up the Weird Tree
In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we continue our dive into the world of weird games, discussing Numenera, Maid and what we think makes a weird game. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
32:17
October 23, 2019
Old School Essentials, Wolves of God and Weird Games
In the first episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about two upcoming games we're looking forward to and expound on some of their strengths, we also begin to dip our toes into the waters of weird games. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
32:51
October 21, 2019
WORMSIGN! The purple worm approaches.
Have you ever thought 'Why aren't there more podcasts with British people discussing RPGs?", if so then the Purple Worm podcast is for you, featuring a bevvy of British podcasting Anchorites discussing what is good, bad and ugly in the world of RPGs. First episode is scheduled to be released on 21st October 2019 at 07:00 UK time, you can find the podcast at https://anchor.fm/purple-worm Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
01:57
October 20, 2019