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095 Non Gaming Regrets a Cautionary Tale

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Spikepit where Colin ponders ideas related to tabletop role playing games new and old with a view to engaging with the community.
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113 Tomb of the Serpent Kings
Talking about my experience of running Tomb of the Serpent Kings with Basic Fantasy RPG Call ins from Aron C and RFED.
23:55
March 21, 2019
112 The Black Hack Chat
Discussing recent experience of 'The Black Hack 2' and response to related call ins, from Happy Whisk, Matt Jackson and Vance An. I also talk about what I'm upto in relation to other systems and my initial impressions of some adventures by Frog Gods and Troll Lord Games. Thanks to Logan Howard of Swordbreaker for the 'Crazy Spikepit Theme'.
21:31
March 18, 2019
111 Lazy DMing part 2
Following on from previous episode I reflect on how the 'Lazy DM' method worked in session 4 of my BFRPG Western Lands Campaign. I also discuss some player feedback and content for future episodes. Thanks to Logan Howard 'Swordbreaker' for the closing theme.
23:27
March 14, 2019
110 Lazy DMing
Intro tune by Logan Howard 'Swordbreaker', call ins relating to last episode from Rob C 'Down in a Heap', Tim Shorts 'Gothridge Manor'. Playing the Black Hack vall in from Vance A. I discuss my pre game prep and the influence of Sly Flourish's Return of the Lazy DM. Close with shout out for Glynn Seal's 'Great Lunden ' Kickstarter and 'Red Dice Diaries'. Enjoy.
25:21
March 12, 2019
109 Basic Fantasy Adventure Games
Basic?...call ins from Frank Turfler, Jason Hobbs and Che Webster. I ponder the popularity of the 'Basic' game and talk about my ongoing Western Lands Campaign, session zero and Alignment.
13:31
March 7, 2019
108 BFRPG Running Western Lands
I talk mostly about prep and running BFRPG Western Lands, also Joe Salvador's Eldritch Tales . Call ins from Happy Whisk, Tim Shorts, Joe Salvador, Winston Crutchfield, Larry Haught, and Jason Hobbs. Many Thanks
24:26
March 4, 2019
107 Birthday Episode
Call ins from, Tom T'internet Troll, Ivy the Happy Whisk, Vance A, Aron C and RFED. I also discuss my birthday celebration strategy.
17:44
February 28, 2019
106 Family Gaming, Daisy May
Opening with DM Dad. On the road chat about gaming with my daughter Daisy May.
14:39
February 26, 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 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.
22:01
February 25, 2019
104 Basic Fantasy Campaign Crossover
Jason proposes, and the Basic Fantasy and RPG Chat continues. Call ins from, Jason Hobbs, RFED, Joe Ricther, Joe Salvador, Che Webster, also 'Happy Manor' Ivy and Tim Shorts
26:37
February 22, 2019
103 Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Reportage
School Run debrief with Luca, Session 1 Western Lands Basic Fantasy Campaign
23:06
February 20, 2019
102 More Basic Fantasy
Call ins from Jason Hobbs, Tim Shorts, Larry Haught, and Shane Ward. Mostly I talk about my preparation for my new campaign and Sonny talks about his thoughts in relation to Basic Fantasy RPG.
18:53
February 18, 2019
101 Basic Fantasy RPG
Great call in contributions from RFED, Shane Ward, Larry Haught, Happy Whisk and Aron C. I talk about my thoughts on starting a campaign using Chris Gonnermans super accessible 'Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game'
23:42
February 15, 2019
100 Century of Spikepit
Thanks to the all the folks who contribute to 'Spikepit' be it shout out, emoji, friendly comment, follow or forward on social media, call in or simply just listens. I couldn't do it without you all. My biggest thanks however goes to Jason Hobbs for getting me started and continuing to support the show.
30:01
February 12, 2019
099 Anchorite Feedback
Fellow podcasters kindly call in and add to the ongoing discussion, historical references, 'Spikepit and Son', regrets and memories, playacting and 'episode 100'. We hear from fellow podcasters, Ray Otus, Matt Jackson, Aron C, Jason Hobbs, and Che Webster.
14:48
February 11, 2019
098 Spikepit and Son - D&D Companion Wrestling Rules
Young Sonny is back by popular demand.  A light hearted episode to remind us of what it's like to be young or new to the RPG hobby.  Spikepit and son try out the wrestling rules, just for the sake of it.  A short actual play recording, part of my D&D Companion Series.
14:50
February 8, 2019
097 Timekeeping in Your Game.
Historical inspiration in RPG'S. Timekeeping in medieval London. Call ins from Ray Otus (Plundergrounds), first time caller, Vance and Che Webster (Roleplay Rescue).
14:55
February 6, 2019
096 Dungeons and Dragons Companion Set Overview
An introduction to a 3 or 4 part look at the Mentzer Companion Rules for Dungeons and Dragons. With call ins from RFED, Larry Haught, Ray Otus 'Plundergrounds' and Tim Shorts ' Gothridge Manor'
15:48
February 3, 2019
095 Non Gaming Regrets a Cautionary Tale
My reflections on facing up to regret, and getting important things done.
11:47
February 1, 2019
094 Not Appendix N!
Inspiration from history.
15:34
January 30, 2019
093 Fun with d66 Tables
Call in responses, Aonghais, Joe, Aron and RFED, Dnd Basic, BECMI Companion call in request, Gamer Health, Roll 20 online gaming. My thoughts on creating d66 tables for There and Back Again RPG. Shout out for Che Webster, 'Roleplay Rescue' podcast.
24:11
January 28, 2019
003 SOS from HMS Spikepit
SOS from HMS Spikepit
01:51
January 27, 2019
092 Playing Loads of Games
Starting with replies to call ins and encouragement from the community, Cody M, Matt Jackson, Winston Crutchfield, Aron C. I move on to talk about my changing circumstances and the fact that my gaming has really taken off recently.
22:27
January 23, 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.
15:22
January 21, 2019
090 Sourcing the Table - A Call in Episode
Replies to call ins from, Matt Jackson, Tim Shorts, Shane Ward. I also talk about some of the great podcasts the OSR Anchorites have been putting out recently.
21:14
January 17, 2019
089 Basic Fantasy, Equipment Emporium
A heads up and brief walkthrough Equipment Emporium, a supplement for Basic Fantasy. It's something I plan to bring to my DnD game and it's FREE! www.basicfantasy.org
10:46
January 16, 2019
088 Fantasy Adventure Game or Role Playing Game
Part 2 of the conversation between Frank Turfler, of Frank T's Liner Notes, and myself. Where we discuss the topic, Fantasy Adventure Game or Role Playing Game?
16:04
January 15, 2019
087 Dungeons and Dragons Basic
B/X open table and Kalmatta call ins, Jason Hobbs, Joe the Lawyer, Logan Howard and Cody Mazza. 5e Monster Card Episode Feedback, RFED and Shane Ward, Basilisk confusion cleared up by Ray Otus. Mentzer vs. Moldvay - lets compare Basic Rules.
21:45
January 13, 2019
086 An Anchorite Amalgam
I catch up with responses to some great call ins, talk about online games I'm involved in and my ideas for safe zones in open table games.
21:25
January 10, 2019
085 Spikepit and Son -Dungeons and Dragons 5E Monster Cards Unboxing
In this episode I sit with my youngest son and we checkout our new Dungeons and Dragons 5E Monster Cards, and discuss our initial impressions.  I hope that listeners enjoy this light hearted episode, a reminder of how exciting it is to get new stuff when you're a kid.
13:38
January 8, 2019
084 Health Challenges
06:52
January 6, 2019
081 Boardgame Brothers 2
14:17
January 3, 2019
Seasons Greetings Call in Episode
26:21
December 27, 2018
Red Spike Running Games and Prep
19:21
December 22, 2018
Colin and Frank Talk About Stuff 1
Chat with Frank Turfler, listen to part 2 on the excellent Frank T's Liner Notes
27:23
December 19, 2018
077 Kazarak
02:20
December 14, 2018
076 Feedback
076 Feedback, Listener call in episode
14:18
December 13, 2018
075 Then and Now
21:39
December 11, 2018
074 Boardgame Brothers "The Beginnings"
Spikepit and RFED discuss their early experience and influences, boardgames in particular. Highlights include, Talisman, Dr Who, Heroquest and Space Hulk
23:28
December 9, 2018
Spike Nuggets
30:36
November 30, 2018
066 Kalmatta Beckons
16:08
November 27, 2018
065 Help me to help you
An Anchor appeal for information relating to Jason Hobbs' Kalmatta and direction of future Spikepit episodes
03:52
November 25, 2018
063 There and Back Again
38:58
November 21, 2018
061 Call in catch up and chat
17:12
November 16, 2018
060 Spike Grounds
060 SpikeGrounds
25:20
November 14, 2018
Hogwarts Follow Up, Younger GM's
16:41
November 11, 2018
Spikepit and Son
Episode 57 'Hogwarts' game chat and actual play
1:04:26
November 8, 2018
Wormskin 1
Latest episode of Spikepit wherein I read excerpts from Wormskin 1, and talk about the Dolmenwood setting found within its pages. Many thanks to Gavin Norman for his permission to record this episode.
17:10
November 7, 2018
TavernSpike
59:04
November 2, 2018
053 Mechanisms New and Old
18:43
November 2, 2018
Anchorites Unite Episode 51
15:51
October 31, 2018
Knave walkthrough
Knave rules walkthrough Episode 45
34:46
October 20, 2018
Grab bag episode 42
20:59
October 12, 2018
Back from the woods Episode 41
21:30
October 8, 2018
Episode 38 brain dump
27:22
September 28, 2018
Grab bag episode aka 35
07:49
September 19, 2018
'Ass'-kalon the Treacherous
16:03
September 11, 2018
Episode 29
22:34
September 7, 2018
Episode 28
19:47
September 4, 2018
All the stuff, Episode 27
25:37
August 31, 2018
026 OSR Anchorite Tribute
25:38
August 29, 2018
Source the players
25:17
August 24, 2018
Episode 23
17:21
August 21, 2018
Economy and equipment
19:39
August 20, 2018
KISS
Source the table episode. Keeping things simple, inclusivity, jargon and pointless confusing pigeonholes
06:12
August 15, 2018
River call ins and randomness Episode 18
River call in responses, anxiety thoughts, random character generation.
24:59
August 11, 2018
River Adventures Episode 17
A "source the table" episode where I appeal to listeners to call in with thoughts and ideas related to running river related game sessions. Inspired by my recent visit to the Wye Valley.
04:40
August 9, 2018
Episode 16 Random Incoherent Ramblings
Call ins and feedback, family gaming, my setting plans, Midderlands Expanded Errata, Mud and Blood, Warhammer rpg 4e, hats off to Red Dice Diaries.
21:45
August 7, 2018
Episode 15 Day in the Life of Spikepit
Post Ennie, Anchor experiments, gaming with kids, more maps
17:29
August 4, 2018
Episode 14 Map call ins and a question of sources
Listener feedback on maps in RPGs. I talk about sources of inspiration beyond gaming, and offer best wishes to Ennie nominees.
18:15
August 2, 2018
Episode 13 Maps?
Talk about my love of maps, trends in map styles, folks who making maps. Call ins about why we play rpg's.
17:37
July 31, 2018
Why we play tabletop role playing games, listener responses
Why we play role playing games, listener call ins. Plus infravision comments continued.
10:36
July 28, 2018
Episode 11
Why Roleplaying Games
06:13
July 26, 2018
010 DnD Infravision -Riddles in the Dark
Where I continue to talk about seeing in the dark, whilst getting people's name's wrong.
13:38
July 24, 2018
Episode 9
Feedback and talk on infravision
13:40
July 23, 2018
Episode 8
Sounding off, feeling better. Thoughts from the heart, overdue.
02:29
July 20, 2018
007 Ol' Man Grognard
Yay Glen
02:18
July 20, 2018
006 Coming Back to Art
09:50
July 20, 2018
005 Creativity
Thoughts around creativity and inspiration. Also more nostalgia and call ins.
13:01
July 17, 2018
004 Talking Nostalgia
Where I talk about nostalgia, Mary Poppins, d6 Star Wars and recording on Anchor
11:06
July 16, 2018
002 A Warm OSR Welcome
Badly compiled messages, but now I know how that works. My apologies to the listener.
07:44
July 14, 2018
001 What or Who is Spikepit?
Colin introduces himself briefly and outlines the direction for Spikepit
04:39
July 12, 2018
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