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Sword Breaker

Sword Breaker

By Logan Howard
Sword Breaker is a podcast about the Dungeon World role playing game and playing in fantasy settings by the creators of the Sword Breaker zine.
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Episode 28 - Post Apocalypse

Sword Breaker

Episode 28 - Post Apocalypse

Sword Breaker

Episode 35 - Swords
Who doesn't love a magic sword?
October 17, 2020
Episode 34 - Maps
Maps are such an interesting part of role playing because they can make a huge difference in the way the world is understood by the players. Call in and tell me about the maps in your games!
October 13, 2020
Episode 33 - Shops
Who wants to go to the mall in the middle of a fantasy adventure? Can shops enhance the setting?
October 12, 2020
Episode 32 - Monks
Are they obnoxious genre breaking characters or legitimate fantasy heroes? Chris Shorb asked me for this one and I hope he finds and enjoys it!
September 30, 2020
Episode 31 - Thieves
What are your favorite thief archetypes? Ever had that player in your group who wanted to play a thief because...jerk?
December 18, 2019
Episode 30 - Orcs
Orcs! Nuff said! Call-in from Jason of the Nerd's RPG Variety Cast
October 17, 2019
Episode 29 - Magic Items
What about those magic items found early in a character's career? Can we do better than a +1 weapon?  Call-ins from: Jason from Nerd's RPG Variety Podcast Spencer (Free Thrall) from Keep Off the Borderlands Joe (The Blind Rat) from Hindsightless Evil Jeff from Minions and Musings Lieren from Updates from the Middle of Nowhere Colin Green from Spikepit T. J. Drennon from Malodorous Miasma Meltdown and Occult Orifice Outrage
October 14, 2019
Episode 28 - Post Apocalypse
Thanks to Jason Connerley for the suggestion!
September 20, 2019
Episode 27 - Dreams
What can we do with dreams in our games?
August 27, 2019
Episode 26 - Cities
Give your city a face and a heart!
August 3, 2019
Episode 25 - Kaiju
How do you drop some of that delicious Toho magic into your games?
July 10, 2019
Episode 24 - Airships
They're one of the favorite ways to cross those big fantasy maps!
June 7, 2019
Episode 23 - Bards
Check out Ray Otus' Plundergrounds! We are both responding to a prompt from Jim Jones about Bards!
May 15, 2019
Episode 22 - Wizards
What can we borrow from the greats to make our own game wizards more interesting? Call ins from Joe Richter and Jim Yoder! Go to Jellysaw to see the 10 fantasy novels Ray Otus picked as foundational works of fantasy!
May 8, 2019
Episode 21 - Adventuring Parties
Lots of great call-ins! Ray Otus, Benjamin Hinnum, RFED, and Joe Richter.
May 6, 2019
Episode 20 - My 3 Top Monsters
3 of my favorite monsters and 8 variations on goblins!
April 26, 2019
Episode 19 - Halflings
And now for the little people! Fun new Sword Breaker Theme mix from Lu Quade who has an Anchor podcast of his own called   Songs from the Surface of the Earth
April 25, 2019
Episode 18 - Barbarians
Conan! Thundarr! Fafhrd! Khal Drogo! Let's talk about BARBARIANS! YAAAAAAAHEEE! Call-in from Froth Sof of the Thought Eater blog and podcast! Bumper by Ray Otus!  Find him on the Plundergrounds podcast and zine and the Jellysaw website!
April 11, 2019
Episode 17 - Something Borrowed...
I was challenged by Ray Otus and I did not back down!
April 10, 2019
Episode 16 - Roads
Interview with Wayne Peacock of MOTiVE zine and Podcast!
April 3, 2019
Episode 15 - Curses
Chatter about curses and their role in games versus fiction.  Call in from Stephen Karnes of Rocks and Roots!
March 29, 2019
Episode 14 - Holy Relics
A short exploration of Holy Relics and a lot of fun content from listeners! Ray Otus just dropped his 50th episode of Plundergrounds! Aaron Clark's Keep It Simple - Daily Reading Frothsof's Thought Eater Podcast Yochai Gal's One Shot World
March 19, 2019
Episode 13 - Government
A short one on offering something other than the usual kings and queens. Mentioned: Follow Me and Die Random Screed No Save for You Plundergrounds Thought Eater
March 13, 2019
Episode 12 - Rangers
This is a short episode about the Ranger Class. I had some great input from: Ray Otus: Colin Green: Rob C.:
March 1, 2019
Episode 11 - World Building
Yochai Gal requested an episode about world building. Here it is! Interviews with:  Yochai Gal   Brian Holland  Greg Soper  Tam  Ray Otus
February 21, 2019
Episode 10 - Dwarves
This time I discuss the mighty Dwarf! How are they the same and different from their folkloric origins? Ray Otus offers up some super cool ideas from his Plundergrounds zine: Another great resource for a strange new dwarf is the Wormskin zine:
February 13, 2019
Episode 9 - Equipment
Equipment as world building
February 11, 2019
Episode 8 - Clerics
Inspired by Brian Holland of Session Zero and Cody M. of the No Save For You podcast, I'll share my thoughts on clerics. I'm a big fan of the class and feel there are serious missed opportunities that we can tackle together!
February 7, 2019
Episode 7 - Spell Books
Let's talk about spell books! What are we missing? How can we make them more exciting?  Great ideas from Steven Karnes -
January 31, 2019
Episode 6 - Elves
A chat about what elves are and what they've become in role playing games. Great suggestions from Colin Green, Ray Otus, Brian Holland, Rob C and Yochai Gal. 
January 16, 2019
Episode 5 - Castles
A discussion about making castles memorable. Messages from Brian Holland (Creator of the Session Zero zine), Colin Green (Spikepit podcast), and Jason Hobbs (Hobbs & Friends, Random Screed, and Hextalk)
January 4, 2019
Episode 4 - Mass Combat
In this episode I introduce Brian Holland's newest Session Zero zine Halo, Fang and Horn and offer up some ideas for adding spice to your battlefields. Ray Otus treats us to some Plundergrounds zine goodness and I get the call from Colin Green that means I've made it as an Anchorite!
November 10, 2018
Episode 3 - Never-Never-Wonderland
In this episode Jesse Ross and I talk about playing with young players and bringing very fantastical settings to life! Check out Yochai Gal's One Shot World And Tam's Blog And Brian Holland's Session Zero
October 31, 2018
Episode 2 - Borrowing Ideas
In this episode I talk with Ray Otus about borrowing ideas from other sources. You'll also get 8 variations on hirelings and an assortment of goodies in the Market Square!
October 24, 2018
Episode 1 - Zombies
This is the very first episode of Sword Breaker! It's October and in honor of Halloween, I talk about zombies.
October 13, 2018