The Red Dice Diaries

Episode 8 - RIP Undying Lands

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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.
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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