We recruited The most Metal author we could find, Michael R. Fletcher, to tell us about his work and school us on all things metal. Heavy metal and sword&sorcery have always shared themes as well as a fan base. It's high time the Rogues in the House investigated. Ready your speakers, and Up the Irons!
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Rogues in the House dives into a mock session zero, building sword and sorcery characters for fun. One Spy, one Knife Fighter and one Archer. Can you guess who owns each character? The second half of the podcast is centered around a spirited debate - Plot vs Character.
After a short vacation fueled hiatus Rogues in the House is back with Episode 11. In this Episode the guys dodge swipes from Stormbringer and discuss Elric of Melnibone. Diving into Elric as a character, Michael Moorcock as an author and what the series/character means to the S&S genre.
In Episode 9, author Scott Oden joins the show to discuss his work. Scott is the author of five novels, and several short stories. His Conan novella, Shadow of Vengeance, is being published as a monthly serial in Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan, and another of his Conan stories will be released with the video game, Conan Unconquered.
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In Episode 8, Alex, Logan and Matt discuss the sword and sorcery genre as it is represented in video games. Do video games make for a good medium for S&S? What style games best play up the S&S feel? What are our picks as good S&S games? Tune in to find out!
In Episode 7, Logan, Matt and Alex deliver Part 2 of the 1982 film, Conan the Barbarian. Once again, the guys are joined by a very special guest. Sit back, relax and crack open a can of Forge Milk (patent pending - RitH inc.). We hope you enjoy the second half of our deep dive.
** Note - there is the use of one explicit word. Be warned.
In Episode 6, Alex, Matt and Logan engage in Part 1 of a two part deep dive on the 1982 film - Conan the Barbarian. Incredibly, the guys are joined by a very special guest - none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger (as played by Matt). Tune in for a few laughs and a look at the movie that launched a film genre.
In this episode, Rogues in the House takes a look at everyone's Sword and Sorcery duo. The Rogues take a stroll on the mean streets of Lankhmar discussing "Ill Meet in Lankhmar" and the impact Fafhrd and Mouse had on the SnS genre.
Note: This was originally recorded as episode 4.5. Due to scheduling, it is being posted as Short Swords episode 5.5.
Episode 5: Rogues in the House is excited to bring to you the Legendary DM Scotty! A tabletop crafting legend, Scotty is branching out on a new project. Tune in to hear more about that and Scotty's takes on Sword and Sorcery. Also, there might be singing...
Episode 4: The guys are very happy to bring you the very first guest on Rogues in the House. Chris Lites, novelist & RPG Writer joins the show to talk about his work with Modiphius' Conan 2d20 RPG and his upcoming work with Perilous Worlds. In this supersized episode, Chris shares his thoughts on the genre, a few stories and experiences and hints of what is to come.
On the birthday of Robert E. Howard, Rogues in the House bring you a new "Short Swords" episode. Alex, Matt and Logan dive into the RitH mailbag to discuss guns in Sword and Sorcery, A second helping of the armor debate, some funny voices and a few personal anecdotes.
In Episode 3, Matt, Logan and Alex discuss the tropes, function and potential pitfalls of armor in sword and sorcery - namely the "fur diaper" and the "chainmail bikini". The guys weigh in, and take community feedback on the subject.
Logan, Matt and Alex bring you Episode 2.5 - a half-cast! The series henceforth known as "ShortSwords" gives you a quick fix in about half the time as a full episode. In this episode, the guys talk a little more about the tech level they like most in Sword and Sorcery, and at the gaming table!
Rogues in the House returns for Episode 2, where we take a look at Sword and Sorcery in the context of table top games - specifically RPG's. Touching upon D&D 5e, Savage Worlds, Conan 2d20 and RPG's in general; we discuss mechanics, and flavor needed to bring that SnS feel to your game!
Matt, Alex and Logan explore what Sword and Sorcery is as a genre, where they discovered it and why they love it. Ale is swilled, heads roll and Logan shows how far behind on the Cromcast he is.