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Episode 19 - Hannah Talks Star Trek

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By John Alan Large
The is The Red Dice Diaries podcast, a rambling journey through the wonderful world of RPGs from the viewpoint of a long-time GM and player.
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Episode 43 - Google Hangout is Trash
In this episode I get some of my dis-satisfaction with Google Hangouts off my chest.
06:57
October 12, 2018
Episode 42 - Cyberpunk
I'm joined by Whit, John Drury, Mathew Bryan and Johannes Paavola to discuss Cyberpunk in RPGs. If you want to check out Whit's Black Code game you can find out more here: https://www.dicemachine.com
1:16:55
October 7, 2018
Episode 41 - Am I too old for the World of Darkness?
In this podcast episode, Hannah, Lloyd and myself discuss the WOD, vampires and how our playing styles have changed.
38:00
September 29, 2018
Episode 40 - Over-production in RPGs
In this group podcast I'm joined by Johannes Paavola, Dennis Bach, Andre Martinez and Mathew Bryan to talk about over-production in RPGs.
1:05:50
September 23, 2018
Episode 39 - Running a City like a Dungeon
Answering some voicemail messages and musing on an idea I've been considering recently for my Rose of Westhaven campaign.
14:43
September 22, 2018
Episode 38 - 5 RPG Commandments
In this episode I talk about five of my likes and dislikes when it comes to RPGs.
04:59
September 16, 2018
Episode 37 - Listener messages about the OSR & V5
In this episode I answer a few voicemail messages that I've received about our recent OSR and V5 podcast episodes.
09:14
September 15, 2018
Episode 36 - Combat in RPGs
Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself discuss the role of combat in RPGs. Uncut version can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/309244204?collection=ReYILUy9UxVYmw Music on Podcast Title Shinigami by XTaKeRuX: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
44:13
September 13, 2018
Episode 35 - V5 first impressions
Having just gone through character creation with people from The Grand Coterie group I talk about some of my first impressions of V5.
07:40
September 8, 2018
Episode 34 - I'm spoilt by the OSR
I ramble a little about being spoilt for choice amongst OSr games and some of the strengths of such products.
06:52
September 2, 2018
Episode 33 - The Virtue of Playing a Goodie
Just back from LARP I reflect on a few reasons why you might fancy playing a thoroughly good person for your next character.
04:05
August 29, 2018
Episode 32 - JP & John talk OSR and Stars Without Number
I'm once more joined by the excellent Johannes Paavola, we chat about SWN, the OSR and other game related stuff.
46:48
August 22, 2018
Episode 31 - Discussing V20 and the WOD with JP
In this episode I'm joined by Johannes Paavola, to talk about his V20 Sabbat game 'What Rough Beast' and the World of Darkness in general.
1:18:34
August 22, 2018
Episode 30 - Differences between B/X Essentials and BFRPG
In this episode I answer a voicemail and attempt to highlight what--for me--are the main difference between B/X Essentials and BFRPG.
09:24
August 19, 2018
Episode 29 - How Conventions Taught me to Love Dice Again
In this episode of the podcast I talk about why I original stopped using dice and why I picked them up again.
05:11
August 18, 2018
Episode 28 - The Value of GMs Playing in Games
In this episode I respond to a voicemail from Colin at the Spikepit and waffle for a bit about the value of GMs actually playing in the games they run.
04:26
August 16, 2018
Episode 27 - History, maintain the Mystery
I talk about why it's important to maintain some mystery when it comes to your campaign world's background.
07:59
August 15, 2018
Episode 26 - Ideas for a B/X Campaign Setting
In this episode I talk about some ideas that I'm slowly formulating into a campaign setting for B/X essentials.
06:57
August 14, 2018
Episode 25 - RPGaDay questions part 3
Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
53:51
August 13, 2018
Episode 24 - RPGaDay questions part 2
Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
40:21
August 12, 2018
Episode 23 - RPGaDay questions part 1
Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
1:07:18
August 11, 2018
Episode 22 - But isn't it just the old B/X rules?
In which I rant a bit about some stuff I recently read online where people were spouting off about B/X Essentials.
09:25
August 10, 2018
Episode 21 - Sounds Issues, Tech support and Faction Turns
I respond to some voicemail messages that I've received and also talk about some recent communication I've had with Anchor tech support.
12:06
August 9, 2018
Episode 20 - WFRP and Me
In which I ramble about my personal history with WFRP, why I'd love a review copy of the latest edition but am unlikely to shell out for a copy.
11:07
August 8, 2018
Episode 19 - Hannah Talks Star Trek
In this episode of the podcast Hannah talks about her love/hate relationship with the Modiphius Star Trek system.
07:48
August 7, 2018
Episode 18 - Countdowns & Consequences
In this episode I'm talking about countdowns, one of the tools that I use to help track plotlines in my games.
06:27
August 6, 2018
Episode 17 - B/X Essential Planetary Fantasy Idea
In this episode of the podcast I talk about an idea for combining B/X Essentials with some elements of Warriors of the Red Planet that I've had kicking around in my head.
06:37
August 5, 2018
Episode 16 - B/X Essentials and Table Fables
I chat a bit about some books I've purchased recently.
09:58
August 4, 2018
Episode 15 - How Hannah Looks at RPG Books
In this episode my lovely wife Hannah is back to talk about her method of choosing RPG books, and what she looks for.
05:20
August 3, 2018
Episode 14 - Random Tables & Charts
In this episode of the Podcast I wax lyrical about some of the benefits of using random tables and charts. You can find some random charts made my me at my blog: https://reddicediaries.com/random-charts-and-tables/
05:56
August 2, 2018
Episode 13 - Maps, coolness vs. functionality
In this episode I chat about my the ongoing struggle for map supremacy between functionality and coolness/looking good.
05:34
August 1, 2018
Episode 12 - Responding to voicemails about D&D market dominance
In this episode I respond to a couple of voicemails received from Old Man Grognard and Colin from the Spikepit about our recent D&D Market Dominance episode. - Radio Grognard: https://anchor.fm/radio-grognard - The Spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit
10:25
July 31, 2018
Episode 11 - Playing LOTFP
In this episode of the podcast I talk about a recent game of LOTFP that I played in, ran by Ian Christiansen. Free, no-artwork version of LOTFP available here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/115059/LotFP-Rules--Magic-Free-Version Christopher Harewell the character I played: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cghu_gZ2iRiIV9h_MuILhBCiC5CvRMEm
05:31
July 30, 2018
Episode 10 - D&D Market Dominance
Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself talk about the upsides and downsides of D&D's market dominance, and I use the word "like" far too many times (I blame tiredness).
26:06
July 29, 2018
Episode 9 - The Simple Life
In episode 9 of the podcast I talk about why simple games appeal to me and also Untold Adventures by James Spahn: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243331/Untold-Adventures-Swords--Wizardry
10:43
July 28, 2018
Episode 8 - RIP Undying Lands
In this episode I talk about my recent experiment with casual sandbox gaming, what worked and what didn't.
06:54
July 27, 2018
Episode 7 - Tremulus
In this episode I talk a little bit about Tremulus, a PBTA Mythos game that I very much enjoy, and a recent game that I played in.
07:53
July 26, 2018
Episode 6 - Make a Character Focused on the Bits of a Game You Enjoy
In this episode of the Podcast I talk about how you can enhance your appreciation of a game by focusing your character on the bits of the game that you enjoy.
07:11
July 25, 2018
Con +1 is coming
In this extra episode I talk a little about Con +1, an online convention where you can enjoy playing games and help raise money for a very worthy cause. Convention website: https://conplus.live
02:32
July 24, 2018
Episode 5 - Just Get to the Damn Game
In the latest episode of our Podcast I talk about the trend for unnecessary prologue pages in some RPGs.
06:01
July 24, 2018
Episode 4 - Find Your Fun
In this episode I talk a little bit about a couple of games I'm playing in at the moment and how 'finding my fun' helped me enjoy different game systems.
07:23
July 23, 2018
Episode 3 - That Elusive Page Turning Quality
It's a warm Saturday in Merry Old England and I'm rambling about what grabs hold of me in an RPG.
05:05
July 21, 2018
Episode 2 - Hannah Talks about the Midderlands
In our second episode, Hannah has been reading through my Midderlands books and takes a few minutes to talk about what she likes in them.
02:39
July 20, 2018
Episode 1 - Making a DFAE Character
In the first episode of the podcast I'm creating a Dresden Files Accelerated character for a game my friend is running.
15:38
July 19, 2018
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