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Spikepit

By Colin Green
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480 RPG settings that probably won't get you killed
Who remembers Ivor the Engine?... Assisting me with day 10/11 of #RPGaDAY2022 we have delightful contributions from Joe (Hindsightless) Runeslinger (Casting Shadows). Please enjoy
21:45
August 11, 2022
479 Mrs M, Old Games and the rule of 3
#rpgaday2022 day 7&8, special thanks to Jason (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast) for AAA... Enjoy
18:12
August 09, 2022
478 Danger, Energy, Wonder
More IC #RPGaDAY2022 6&7 including a call from Jason (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast) and a mini rant about frustrating polarising generalisations. Enjoy.
12:58
August 07, 2022
477 The ICRPG GM's Oath
#rpgaday2022 day 5 to answer this question I'm delving back into ICRPG
13:25
August 06, 2022
476 Introducing RPG's
#RPGaDay2022 Questions 1-4 The first installment of my RPG a Day ponderings, my answers to the daily questions presented in a journal type style. Please enjoy.
12:43
August 05, 2022
475 Archived Knave session report
Ray, Larry, and RFED call in
30:56
July 24, 2022
474 Hiveworld Inspiration
All the call ins all the time. Big thanks to Barney, Pink Phantom, Jason, and Rich Fraser.
19:40
July 17, 2022
473 RPG Education, Plant Monsters, Obsidian, Space 1889
Calls from Joe Salvador, Jason (Nerds RPG Variety Cast) Anthony (Casting Shadows) Joe (Hindsightless) Karl (The GMologist Presents) Rich (Cockatrice Nuggets) Barney (Loco Ludus)
31:03
July 09, 2022
472 Hiveworlds and life in the Spire
Big thanks to Anthony, Spencer, Karl and BJ for these inspirational call ins. More to follow
23:46
July 03, 2022
471 More good players
Originally published as episode 162. Being a better player. Contributions from, Ivy the Happy Whisk, Logan Sword Breaker Howard, Froth the Thought Eater , Spencer aka Free Thrall, Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings and James Richards. Please enjoy listening.
20:30
July 02, 2022
470 Better RPG Play
Originally published as episode 161, blame Mr Connerly for this re-release. Contributions from: Ivy the Happy Whisk, Frank Turfler of Frank T's Liner Notes, regular caller Larry Haught of the Spikepit Pit Crew, Darren Green aka RFED, Che Webster Roleplay Rescue and my Canadian buddy Shane Ward voice of Gilligan's Isle of ADD. Please enjoy. Call in or email comments to spikepitpodcast@gmail.com
33:29
July 01, 2022
469 Are you a "trying" player?
Originally published as episode 160 June 18 2019 Starting discussion about player quality. Why do I spend so much time and effort trying to improve as a GM? What changes should I make to improve my games? Contributions from Frank T, Spencer G and Lieren. Please enjoy listening. spikepitpodcast@gmail.com
20:16
June 29, 2022
468 Game Club, Oracy & Improv
Big thanks to Jason (Nerds RPG Variety Cast) BJ Boyd (The Arcane Alienist) Menion (Confessions of a Wee Timorous Bushi) and Goblins Henchman
22:02
June 26, 2022
467 Nerd Club, Beyond the Wall and High Rise
Reporting on awesome experience, Beyond the Wall, and High Rise calls thanks to Jason (Nerds RPG Variety Cast/Cerebrevore) and Joe (Hindsightless) Intro music written and performed by Frank Clark is used with his express permission.
20:52
June 18, 2022
466 Game Clubs, Procrastination, Spelljammer and Improv
Thinking out loud about - school gaming clubs, picking a system, Beyond the Wall, ICRPG, Dracula, Spelljammer, Plants on the BBC, original series Star Trek and Improv GMing. Call ins next episode. Thanks for listening.
24:30
June 16, 2022
465 Blast from the Past
Originally released as episode 009 in June 2018. In many ways it feels like a lifetime ago, so much has changed.
15:36
June 11, 2022
464 Luddites, Beyond the Wall and Boxing Up Books
All the guerilla all of the time. Big thanks to Jason and Arlen for making it happen. Skol
24:26
June 10, 2022
463 Spikepit Sunday
Notes to follow
24:34
June 05, 2022
462 Into the Pit
Big thanks to my Pit Crew buddies who called in, Spencer (Keep off the Borderlands), John (Red Dice Diaries), Jason (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast) and Joe (Hindsightless).
19:42
June 01, 2022
461 Spikepit Sunday
Have a listen it's Sunday, surely you have a few moments to waste...my awesome callers always have something useful to say. Big thanks to the Whiskologist Variety Cast - Ivy, Jason and Karl.
26:16
May 22, 2022
460 Into the Pit
Come on a rambling ideas and inspiration update with ol' Spikepit as he answers call ins from buddies Rich (Cockatrice Nuggets) and Jason (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast). Enjoy
22:03
May 12, 2022
459 Into the Pit
notes to follow
26:27
April 21, 2022
458 Curse of Strand 12
We join our heroes as they battle to save the Winery from it's noxious intruders. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
34:03
April 18, 2022
457 Curse of Strahd 11
We join our heroes as it's all kicked off. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
27:36
April 14, 2022
456 A Tale of Basic Fantasy RPG
I talk about my thoughts on starting a campaign using Chris Gonnermans super accessible 'Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game'. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
12:04
April 12, 2022
455 Eldritch Tales
Overview of Eldritch Tales - Lovecraftian White Box Role-playing by Joseph Salvador of Raven God Games. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
24:05
April 09, 2022
454 Tomb of the Serpent Kings Review
Talking about my experience of running Tomb of the Serpent Kings, by Skerples, art by Scrap Princess. Be warned that this episode does contain spoilers. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
17:23
April 08, 2022
453 Into the Pit
What have I been upto in my gaming hobby, Kahoot quiz experiment, gaming with Google, Beowulf, Ravenloft actual play, cognitive science and book reviews? Big thanks to Spencer (Keep off the Borderlands) and Jason (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast) for their called in contributions Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
22:03
April 07, 2022
452 Osseous RPG
Originally published as 304 - in this episode I welcome Spencer Game into the pit.  We discuss his game, Osseous, create a character and enjoy a brief light hearted example of play.  Hopefully you find it full of "HUMOUR".  I personally found one of the funniest things about the recording the fact that we still managed to get the rules wrong.  Big thanks to GM Spencer for being a great sport, entering fully into the spirit of things. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
31:24
April 06, 2022
451 Curse of Strahd 10
We join our heroes as they head toward the Wizards of Wine Winery (www.www.com) and things hot up. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Enjoy.
33:09
April 05, 2022
450 Colin and Frank Talk About Stuff 1
I delve way back int the archives to unearth a little gem, a lovely chat with Frank Turfler, listen to part 2 on the excellent Frank T's Liner Notes originally published DEC 17 2018
28:42
April 04, 2022
449 Knave RPG
Knave RPG by Ben Milton, a rules walkthrough. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Enjoy.
32:20
April 03, 2022
448 A history of the AD&D 1e Dungeon Master's Guide
Spikepit reading the history of this product as researched and written by Shannon Appelcline, the editor-in-chief of RPGnet and the author of Designers & Dragons - a history of the roleplaying industry told one company at a time.
13:21
April 02, 2022
447 Keeping it real!!!
Spring is in the air - the new generation rises. Happy Easter folks. Watch this space :-)
04:29
April 01, 2022
446 Curse of Strahd 9 (COVID edition)
We join our heroes as they meet some mysterious refugees fleeing persecution. Sorry no intro for this COVID edition. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Enjoy.
32:06
March 30, 2022
044 Ten Sessions, Ten Levels, Ten Years
Knave, 10x10x10, Hextalk (Previously Archived)
10:24
March 22, 2022
445 Curse of Strahd 8
Big thanks to BJ (the Arcane Alienist) for his encouragement, aslo DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Enjoy.
32:34
March 20, 2022
444 Curse of Strahd 7
Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Enjoy
36:27
March 13, 2022
443 Pellam's Nuggets Live from Cockatrice Wasteland
An episode for RPG fans old and new. Responding to recent episodes with some great ideas, we have my buddies, Arlen Walker (Live from Pellam's Wasteland) and Rich Fraser (Cockatrice Nuggets). Thanks to everyone for the ongoing support.
23:25
March 09, 2022
442 Curse of Strahd 6
The plot thickens as our heroes discover more about Strahd's creepy realm. Big thanks to the Mysterious Cody M for his vote of confidence, and as always DM Rikki, RFED and the Young Fella for making the magic happen. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Enjoy.
30:20
March 06, 2022
441 Old Meets New
A mash up of previously archived content combined with new call's in this episode. Big thanks to the Pit Crew and callers who support my efforts with their contributions
26:20
March 02, 2022
440 Curse of Strahd 5
Something creepy going on in Barovia, surely not!
31:58
February 27, 2022
040 Play Report Stay Frosty RPG, Aquarius 1
Bringing Stay Frosty out of the deep freeze, classic call ins from some old friends. We also enjoy a new call in from ol' buddy Rich Fraser (Cockatrice Nuggets). Enjoy
35:52
February 23, 2022
439 Curse of Strahd 4
In this concluding installment, we join our intrepid adventurers as they stand outside the undertakers answering questions from a diligent member of the town watch. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED,the Young Fella and Jason (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast) Theme music, written and performed by Frank Clark, is used with his express permission.
31:50
February 19, 2022
039 Review of 'The Monster Alphabet' by Goodman Games
Retrieved from the stacks for re-release, one of my first product reviews.
19:07
February 16, 2022
438 Curse of Strahd 3
We join our intrepid heroes as they head to investigate what's afoot at the undertakers.
26:23
February 13, 2022
038 Spells, Traps, Domains and more...
Previously hidden away in the archives, this 28/09/2018 episode gets wheeled back into the light. Music written and performed by Frank Clark is used with his express permission.
28:18
February 09, 2022
437 Curse of Strahd 2
The adventure continues with some "Curse of Strahd" DnD home game action. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and "The Boy".
36:51
February 05, 2022
037 Random Encounters and Mob Rules
Delving back into the archives for this re-release from 2018. In addition, responding to the mob rules topic, I share a helpful new call in from my buddy, John Large. The music written and performed by Frank Clark is used with his express permission.
18:20
February 04, 2022
036 Goliath Hunting Party
Delving into the archives to bring you a blast from the past. Listen out for some ol' friends we haven't heard from in a while.
30:03
February 02, 2022
436 Curse of Strahd 1
Picking up on some "Curse of Strahd" DnD home game action. Big thanks to DM Rikki, RFED and "The Boy".
34:58
January 30, 2022
435 The GMologist Sessions P4
Big thanks to Karl. Edited by BOO.
23:42
January 23, 2022
434 The GMologist Sessions P3
Big thanks to Karl, Jason and Che. Music was written and recorded by Frank Clark, and is used with his express permission. Interview edited by BOO.
23:31
January 16, 2022
433 The GMologist Sessions P2
Big thanks to Karl. Edited by BOO.
32:10
January 09, 2022
432 The GMologist Sessions
A laid back chat with Karl Rodriguez of "The GMologist Presents". Call ins from the man himself as well as Pit Crew buddies Che Webster (Roleplay  Rescue) and Jason Connerley (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast) and Joe Richter (Hindsightless). Big thanks to BOO for an awesome debut edit.
24:25
January 01, 2022
431 Grab Bag Goodness!!!
Spikepit training update, Splintered Kingdom, Blinded by the Light, DIY nightmares and more. Big thanks to "Pit Crew" callers Jason and Karl. Enjoy.training
19:33
December 19, 2021
430 Fireside Chat
All sorts of random ramblings from the pit, including "Beyond the Wall RPG" and Shrewsbury during the Norman conquest of England, in this fireside chat episode. Big thanks to my podcasting buddies, BJ (The Arcane Alienist), Karl (The GMologist) and Joe (Hindsightless) for their called in contributions. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
31:51
November 14, 2021
429 Splintered Kingdom
News from Spikepit, English History a book recommendation and more...with call ins from my buddies Jason and Karl. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
17:35
October 30, 2021
428 Don't split the party!!!
Big thanks to our awesome callers Joe (Hindsightless), Che (Roleplay Rescue), Barney (Loco Ludus) and representing the NZ Pitcrew it's Yvon. My podcast recommendation was "Designed for Life - In conversation with Richard Heayes" If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast.
16:34
October 09, 2021
427 The House of Hell (Fighting Fantasy)
Spikepit reads from Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy Gamebook "The House of Hell". If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast. Big thanks to Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.
05:45
September 06, 2021
426 City of Thieves (Fighting Fantasy)
Spikepit reads from Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy Gamebook City of Thieves. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast.
10:52
September 05, 2021
425 Into the Pit
An into the pit update. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast.A big thanks to Jason Connerley (Nerd's RPG Variety Cast), Arlen Walker (Live from Pellam's Wasteland) and Anthony (Casting Shadows).
10:11
September 04, 2021
424 Deathtrap Dungeon (Fighting Fantasy Reading)
Spikepit reads from Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy Gamebook, Deathtrap Dungeon. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
09:47
September 03, 2021
423 The Citadel of Chaos (Fighting Fantasy Reading)
Spikepit reads from Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Citadel of Chaos. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast. Big thanks to Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.
06:21
September 02, 2021
422 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Fighting Fantasy Reading)
Spikepit reading from The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, a Fighting Fantasy Gamebook, by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
03:25
September 01, 2021
389 Boardgame Brothers - The Beginnings
In this remix episode I chat with my brother RFED about our fond memories of childhood, starting out and growing up in this awesome hobby that we all share. Music was written and recorded by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
34:30
July 29, 2021
383 Whaaat... getting rid of game book!!!
A BOXING UP recording........Whaaaaaaat!! The game books I'm getting rid of and my reflections. Big thanks to Che Webster (Roleplay Rescue) for his call in contribution. Music was written and recorded by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, spikepit@pm.me. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
15:09
July 27, 2021
387 Lazy DM Prep
Prompted by John and Hanna's recent discussion on Red Dice Diaries I thought I'd remix my Lazy DM episodes. Music was written and recorded by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
17:59
July 25, 2021
386 You're a Rule Zero Tyrant!
In this remix Spikepit is letting off steam in relation to rule zero tyranny. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, or you would like to discuss supporting the show through sponsorship, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@pm.me Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
08:50
July 23, 2021
384 TavernSpike with Erik Tenkar (remix)
A walk down memory lane, back to 2018 with Erik Tenkar.
01:00:04
July 09, 2021
381 Hey Look! A Dungeons and Dragons ride - Old School meets 5e in the Westernlands.
"Wow neat!" or "Give me a break!" Scratching the "Old School" itch. Spikepit ponders ideas for addressing some pressing DMing projects. Music was written and recorded by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
19:51
June 11, 2021
380 Procedural Play Proposition
Big thanks to Spencer, Jason and BJ.
06:48
June 08, 2021
379 Into the Pit - Dice Schwing!
Discussing dice swing in games, and how we often seem to read beyond the binary nature of pass fail rolls. Confused?...you will be...Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
19:32
June 03, 2021
378 They cried More! More! MORE!!!
Drive by episode, challenging the popularity of borrowed opinion (hot take), mail merged address labels for organising information, Jamie and the Magic Torch and much more, more more!!! Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
21:60
June 01, 2021
375 Into the Pit - Procedure at Play
Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
23:36
May 16, 2021
363 What's DnD all about? - Thoughts from Designers
NEW!! video project over at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBiIGnQtLfBfYm89BLhAFA Spikepit combines thoughts from Dungeons and Dragons designers old and new, in this look back at the world's most popular roleplaying game.  Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
13:54
April 30, 2021
361 Once Upon a Time in the Midwest
NEW!! video project over at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBiIGnQtLfBfYm89BLhAFA A DnD tale of adventure, readings from designers of the worlds most popular roleplaying game, Mike Mearls and Tom Moldvay. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
07:52
April 22, 2021
369 O5R Hacking DnD
NEW!! video project over at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBiIGnQtLfBfYm89BLhAFA  Spikepit presents a raft of thoughts and ideas for hacking DnD. Big thanks to BJ (Arcane Alienist) and Arlen (Live from Pellam's Wasteland) for their  called in contributions.  Music "Tortured Heart" was written and recorded by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
21:10
April 13, 2021
365 Hacking DnD
NEW!! video project over at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBiIGnQtLfBfYm89BLhAFA Spikepit hits the books in a quest to resolve his inner D&D conflict through hacking rules old and new. Looking at Chapter 9 "Dungeon Master's Workshop" from WOTC's Dungeon Master's Guide.....lets take a deep dive. . Big thanks to BJ (Arcane Alienist) and Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast) for their called in contributions. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
19:28
April 06, 2021
366 Abusing Your Books
NEW!! video project over at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBiIGnQtLfBfYm89BLhAFA Spikepit responds to listener feedback in this episode loosely themed around serial book abuse. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
25:44
March 19, 2021
358 Enemy (not) at the Gates 1.1
Listener feedback on recent episodes, in particular "DM Tips" I also ponder my hobby plans. Big thanks to John Large (Red Dice Diaries), Jason Connerley (Nerds RPG Variety Cast), Joe Richter (Hindsightless) and BJ (Arcane Alienist), for called in contributions. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
10:17
February 27, 2021
359 What is the OSR? (YouTube episode)
It's 2021 I'm passionate about talking and running role-playing games, let's pose the question "What is the OSR?" Blame Erik Tenkar and his Tavern Chat podcast for this "Into the Pit" episode. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
08:40
February 26, 2021
357 River Adventures
A meandering journey, discussing rivers in RPG's. Originally released as separate episodes "Retread Remix"  draws together content from the back catalogue, which now resides in the Spikepit archives. Thanks to Jason Hobbs, Larry Hamilton, DM Dad, Tim Shorts and Rui Lorenco for their called in contributions. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
10:52
February 19, 2021
356 A Further Five Favourite DM Tips to win DnD!!!
Five further game winning DM tips for Dungeons and Dragons (also applicable to other games which may involve bad wrong fun). If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
13:50
February 15, 2021
355 MonkeyBlood Midderlands & More
A wealth of Midderlands goodness; discussion around inspirational influences, compatible systems, particularly appropriate adventures,  collaboration (John Large of Red Dice Diaries) and much more...Originally released as separate episodes "Retread Remix"  draws together content from the back catalogue, which now resides in the Spikepit archives. Thanks to Frank Turfler and Matt Jackson for their excellent called in contributions. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
18:17
February 12, 2021
354 Wormskin and the Dolmenwood
Featuring Gavin Norman's Dolmenwood setting, including readings of as yet unpublished material .  Originally released as two separate episodes "Retread Remix"  draws together content from the back catalogue, which now resides in the Spikepit archives. Thanks to Cody M. for his call in contribution. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
23:12
February 11, 2021
352 Five More Favourite DM Tips to Win DnD!!!
Five more game winning DM tips for Dungeons and Dragons (also applicable to other games which may involve bad wrong fun). If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
12:39
January 31, 2021
348 Warm and Fuzzy Gaming Nostalgia
Remixed compilation of archived episodes . Discussion of using Anchor, nostalgia, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, Star Wars and accents from Mary Poppins. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
13:49
January 09, 2021
347 Five Favourite DM Tips to win DnD!!!
Five winning DM tips for Dungeons and Dragons (also applicable to other lesser games). If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
18:27
January 03, 2021
343 The Fun of Family Gaming
Spikepit and callers talk about how RPG's like Dungeons and Dragons are great with the family.  Originally released as a series of episodes in July 2018 this "Retread Remix"  draws together content from the back catalogue, which now resides in the Spikepit archives. Thanks to Frank Turfler, The Mixed GM, Spencer Game (Keep off the Borderlands), and Jason Connerley (Nerds RPG Variety Cast) for their called in contributions. Music was written and performed by Frank Clark and is used with his express permission. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
11:53
November 25, 2020
337 DnD 5E is boring!!!
Yep that’s right...that's what I was told, it must be true. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
14:27
November 11, 2020
331 Dragon Rampant Miniatures Rules
Super flexible miniatures wargame by Osprey Games, an affordable option to GW's Warhammer Fantasy Battle. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
12:42
October 28, 2020
330 Seeing in the Dark (Discussing infra vision)
In this remix Spikepit and callers talk about how fantasy RPG's like Dungeons and Dragons deal with seeing in the dark.  Originally released as a series of episodes in July 2018 this "Retread Remix"  draws together content from the back catalogue, which now resides in the Spikepit archives. Thanks to Frank Turfler, Chuck Thorin, Matt Jackson, John Large and Jason Hobbs for their called in contributions, closing theme music by TJ Drenon.  Thumbnail image, gated entrance to magazine, by C Green. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit #spikepitpodcast
15:33
October 26, 2020
329 Hold on a Minute!!! (Gotcha mechanisms in games)
This is the big one, all the miss a turn pit discussion in one retread remix. This medley will take you out of play for an hour and sixteen minutes. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
01:19:54
October 24, 2020
172 The City of Great Lunden - Unboxing and Initial Impressions.
If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
19:58
July 19, 2019
105 Old School Essentials, Retro Adventure Game, Core Rules Preview
A look at Gavin Norman's reworked and clarified B/X core rules. Formerly the B/X Essentials line of books, Old School Essentials Retro Adventure Game (not pictured) is the new identity of this project going forward. In this episode I talk about what's in the book and express some of my thoughts and opinions. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
22:02
February 25, 2019
091 Dungeons and Dragons Basic, Moldvay/Mentzer Comparison
Call ins and comments from the gaming community. Comparing and contrasting our thoughts about Moldvay and Mentzer visions of Dungeons and Dragons. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
15:23
January 21, 2019
Into the Pit - Hello World
Colin introduces himself briefly and outlines the direction for Spikepit. If you have any questions comments or concerns regarding this episode, please contact me, Colin Green, spikepitpodcast@gmail.com. Please consider joining the rest of the Pit Crew at https://www.patreon.com/spikepit  #spikepitpodcast
06:29
July 12, 2018