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The Red Dice Diaries

The Red Dice Diaries

By John Alan Large

A journey through the world of RPGs from the viewpoint of a long-time GM and player.

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Dead Among the Depths S01E06 - The Power of the Lord Compels You
Dead Among the Depths S01E06 - The Power of the Lord Compels You
As  they lurk in the darkness behind the communal haven of the violated  anarch coterie known as the Tourists, the kindred are challenged by a  mysterious, commanding voice for them to show themselves and face  judgement.
02:46:34
November 12, 2022
Dead Among the Depths S01E05 - Down among the dead men let him lie
Dead Among the Depths S01E05 - Down among the dead men let him lie
Lead by the mysteriously deferential blind boatman, Franco takes hold of a heavy Anchor and sinks down into the depths for a meeting with the mysterious hidden Masters...
03:39:48
October 29, 2022
Dead Among the Depths S01E04 - Costruire o distruggere?
Dead Among the Depths S01E04 - Costruire o distruggere?
𝐓𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐲? Ugo  begins to investigate the ancient families of the boat people seeking  the mystery of the blind beggar, whilst Franco searches for answers to a  more modern puzzle.
02:57:12
October 08, 2022
Dead Among the Depths S01E03 - Shades of the Past
Dead Among the Depths S01E03 - Shades of the Past
With  a stolen fetter taken from the Il Redentore church, Aurelio summons a  shade from the dark past of Venice, but will it bring wisdom or  damnation?
03:31:44
October 08, 2022
Dead Among the Depths S01E02 - Secrets of Venice
Dead Among the Depths S01E02 - Secrets of Venice
As our coterie of wanderers and necromantic leg-breakers begin to  investigate the deeper mysteries lurking in Venice, puzzles whose nature  might be linked to the very layout of the city, a more modern diversion  raises its head.
03:04:35
September 17, 2022
Dead Among the Depths S01E01 - The Death of Faith
Dead Among the Depths S01E01 - The Death of Faith
A murdered priest brings a group of unlikely Kindred together in the  damp districts of Venice, and the circumstances of his death threaten to  unearth a greater mystery drowned beneath the city for decades.
03:08:08
September 17, 2022
Dead Among the Depths S01E00 - Session Zero
Dead Among the Depths S01E00 - Session Zero
After wrapping up our Smoke & Snow OSE campaign we've decided to run  a short/finite campaign of a different system and genre, after some  discussion we decided to run a Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition game  set in Venice. In our session 0 we talk creating characters and what  sort of game we want.
04:37:29
September 17, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E11 - A Castle of Ice & Blood
Smoke & Snow S02E11 - A Castle of Ice & Blood
Gathering a horde of barbarian Ice-walker tribesmen lead by Brock, the  party surge north towards the dark fief of Drakovia, seeking to confront  and defeat their most deadly foe, the ancient vampire known as the  Crimson King. But will they find victory or defeat in a frozen castle,  where sometimes death is not the worst fate that can befall a person?
03:15:41
July 09, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E10 - Death to the Necromancer
Smoke & Snow S02E10 - Death to the Necromancer
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝐅𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 With our heroes forced to retreat from the ancient Solar Knight tomb occupied by the mad necromancer Albert Al-Harrad, the body of Brock's wife Lann was abandoned and now perhaps dances to the tune of the necromancers dark powers. And what is the evil wizard's link to the mysterious vampiric Blood King? In New Seal Land our heroes gather their forces as a vengeful Brock prepares to lead a team of warriors back to the island to re-take the body of his lost love.
02:35:35
June 12, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E09 - Lost & Wounded in the Dark
Smoke & Snow S02E09 - Lost & Wounded in the Dark
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 Nursing  injuries inflicted by the zombie horde in the sub-levels of the Solar  Mausoleum our heroes now face the choice of continuing their exploration  despite their wounds, or trying to fight their way back through the  subterranean world of the Maw
02:37:36
May 14, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E08 - Church of the Blessed Lightbringer
Smoke & Snow S02E08 - Church of the Blessed Lightbringer
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 After  defeating the troll-like creatures our heroes have continued their  exploration of the Maw; discovering a buried tomb/chapel of the Solar  Knights they have battled the undead and passed through the fury of a  poltergeist and now seek to plumb the depths of the tomb complex.
03:00:54
April 24, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E07 - The Water Trolls
Smoke & Snow S02E07 - The Water Trolls
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝐅𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 Exploring  the depths of a crumbling, flooding temple dedicated to the Old God  known as the Great Serpent our heroes find themselves confronted by a  group of great clawed beasts that rise from the water dripping water and  rank weed from their rubbery bodies.
03:16:28
April 04, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E06 - Into the Maw
Smoke & Snow S02E06 - Into the Maw
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 Having  returned from their adventures in and around Brackenwold our heroes set  off with their patron, the philosopher's stone seeking Fabrio  Tagleroni, we join them as they prepare to board a ferry to the Beast's  Maw.
02:55:09
March 20, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E05 - A Noble Plot
Smoke & Snow S02E05 - A Noble Plot
Our heroes return to New Seal Land where Quentin has some plans for the  criminal cartel known as the Crimson Coin, they also meet a strange  figure hoping to set up shop in their home town.
02:31:50
March 05, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E04 - Out of the Abyss
Smoke & Snow S02E04 - Out of the Abyss
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 20𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 Quentin has completed his initiation into the criminal syndicate known as the Crimson Coin, acting as liaison between the merciless criminals and his companions, but who is the mysterious Duke who lurks in the shadows giving the gang their orders, unknown to all but his lieutenant? As they ponder this, a fresh mystery arrives at their doorstep courtesy of an unexpected source.
03:10:40
February 19, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E03 - The Crimson Coin
Smoke & Snow S02E03 - The Crimson Coin
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 17𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 Wymar  has been pronounced the Castellan of New Seal Land, but will he be able  to walk the fine line between military protector and politician? And  who or what is the mysterious Crimson Coin believed to be responsible  for the rising crime rates in the town?
03:31:18
February 05, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E02 - The Towers of New Seal Land
Smoke & Snow S02E02 - The Towers of New Seal Land
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝟏𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 After  getting their bearings and facing down the lupines of Wolf Forest our  heroes make their way back to the village they once called home, but  much has changed in their absence.
02:42:47
January 23, 2022
Smoke & Snow S02E01 - A Brave New World
Smoke & Snow S02E01 - A Brave New World
𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄 Our heroes have recovered the Greensteel and have returned to Valkonnen to find that ten years have passe during their sojourn in Dolmenwood; but with the Greensteel removed, the delicate magic holding the demiplace apart from Valkonnen runs wild, ley-lines bent out of position for many years snap back into place with angry fury as the two realms begin to collide. Can our heroes reconnect to a world that has moved on without them, and will the world ever be the same?
02:30:32
January 08, 2022
Smoke & Snow S01E35 - Nature of the Beast
Smoke & Snow S01E35 - Nature of the Beast
Having rescued the young friar from the clutches of the screeching Harpies our heroes thoughts now turn to their quest for the mystical Greensteel.
02:59:42
December 11, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E34 - The Ruined Abbey
Smoke & Snow S01E34 - The Ruined Abbey
Our heroes have arrived at the ruined Abbey of St Clewyd, a place of screeching danger and betrayal.
03:14:57
November 28, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E33 - In Search of Drune
Smoke & Snow S01E33 - In Search of Drune
Contemplating the cost of retrieving the Green blade and what it might mean for both the Dolmenwood and Valkonnen, our heroes begin their search for the dreaded Drune.
03:16:01
November 20, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E32 - The Poppy Cock Inn
Smoke & Snow S01E32 - The Poppy Cock Inn
Having passed through the portal into the strange realm known as the Dolmenwood, our heroes have passed through the balmy forest and found lodgings at the Poppy Cock Inn just outside the walls of Brackenwold. They rest up for the night, planning to explore their strange new surroundings
03:11:46
November 20, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E31 - A Desperate Pursuit
Smoke & Snow S01E31 - A Desperate Pursuit
The  vampire in charge of the logging camp and his ghoul minion have been  exposed to the purifying light of day and slain, but parties unknown  have kidnapped Malcolm taking him away in a cart, The canny hunter has  dropped some of the documents in his possession like breadcrumbs for his  fellows to follow. They  begin a desperate pursuit over the snow-shrouded landscape, can they  catch up with the cart and free Malcolm before he reaches his grisly  destination? And what of the strange portal to the Dolmenwood that the party has discovered?
03:16:38
October 16, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E30 - The Monster in the Woods
Smoke & Snow S01E30 - The Monster in the Woods
With New Seal Land reeling from a vampiric attack and Cotton Nichol abducted, our heroes set off in search of Malcolm Harp and the party of guards he took into the Wolf Forest to hunt the creatures.
02:12:55
October 02, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E29 - A Meeting Twixt Man & Beast
Smoke & Snow S01E29 - A Meeting Twixt Man & Beast
Rested from their recent encounter with a strange blood-sucking creature our heroes have spent two weeks recovering in their home village of New Seal Land. They now attend a meeting at Staffstone Tower with Lord Brannan to discuss their future...
02:47:14
September 19, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E28 - How to Train Your Wyvern
Smoke & Snow S01E28 - How to Train Your Wyvern
Our heroes have returned to their home in New Seal Land, laden down with the spoils of their recent conquest of the Inlet Pirates, but strange happenings are afoot in their home town and perhaps romance is in the air for Brock?  
03:13:40
September 11, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E27 - The Sheltered Inlet
Smoke & Snow S01E27 - The Sheltered Inlet
After fending of the attentions of a hired assassin and conducting perilous negotiations with the Hag Peggy Greenteeth our heroes push on, determined to reach the shelter inlet they believe is being used as a secondary base by the pirates.
02:38:53
September 04, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E26 - Ghost of the Sea
Smoke & Snow S01E26 - Ghost of the Sea
Our heroes visit the village of Deersun to investigate the mysterious figure that has been seen lurking around their blighted storage barns.  
02:56:13
August 14, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E25 - A Curious Proposal
Smoke & Snow S01E25 - A Curious Proposal
The heroes are returning to New Seal Land in the company of Mercy Dixon, the castellan of the newly built Staffstone Tower. She has a curious proposal from them from Lord Brannan.
02:36:09
July 30, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E24 - Return to Deersun
Smoke & Snow S01E24 - Return to Deersun
Our heroes plan to return to their neighbouring village of Deersun to lay to rest the unquiet spirit of their deceased hireling Gordon Sinclair, on the way they run into ruthless pirates and perhaps a surprising ally.  
03:33:58
July 17, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E23 - Village of the Leng Mystics
Smoke & Snow S01E23 - Village of the Leng Mystics
Our heroes have discovered the existence of a magical portal a couple of days to the east of their home village, but the strange Leng people and their elder may possess knowledge that could aid them in this discovery.
03:10:47
July 04, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E22 - Child of Chaos
Smoke & Snow S01E22 - Child of Chaos
A huge chaos beast rises from the ground, our heroes flight from it leads them to an abandoned, woodland cottage suffused with enchantment, will this reveal the mysteries of the ancient Sena and the deadly Drune?  
02:58:28
June 19, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E21 - Down with the Sickness
Smoke & Snow S01E21 - Down with the Sickness
With Brock and Malcolm slowly succumbing to the cursed disease that threatens to take their lives, they desperately seek succour in a nearby hamlet and are set on a trail that leads them to a strange, pulsating dungeon, but what secrets does this mysterious trove contain?  
02:26:34
June 05, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E20 - Comes the Inquisition
Smoke & Snow S01E20 - Comes the Inquisition
Having  evacuated the survivors of the Fort Kersey siege to New Seal Land, our  heroes set off in pursuit of the treasures promised by the old map they  discovered in a bear cave a long time ago.
04:03:16
May 22, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E19 - The Siege of Fort Kersey
Smoke & Snow S01E19 - The Siege of Fort Kersey
With  the aid of our heroes the defenders of Fort Kersey have managed to  repel the initial wave of Shadow Elf attackers, however the main force  now surrounds the Fort trapping our heroes, the defenders and civilians  inside. Can our heroes help break the deadly siege?
03:08:21
May 11, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E18 - The Shadows Lengthen
Smoke & Snow S01E18 - The Shadows Lengthen
Having  saved the Dwarven money Kroznon from the strange elf-like figures and  having recovered goods from a ruined Sena stronghold, our heroes are  heading for home. But the shadow of those who assaulted Kroznon stretches after them.
02:02:49
April 10, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E17 - The Most Wonderful Metal
Smoke & Snow S01E17 - The Most Wonderful Metal
After  many adventures and the awakening of the Frost Wyrm in the East our  heroes glimpse the promise of Mithril in a cold mountain stream.
02:12:17
March 28, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E16 - In Search of Mithril
Smoke & Snow S01E16 - In Search of Mithril
Our heroes head northwards towards the Grey Heights, risking the dangers  of the oncoming Valkonen winter in pursuit of the precious Mithril  believed to lie in the depths of the mountains.   -- Watch live at  https://www.twitch.tv/reddicediaries
03:19:35
March 13, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E15 - Death in the Caves
Smoke & Snow S01E15 - Death in the Caves
The Roper is revealed! Can our heroes defeat this beast or will they meet an ignominious end in the caverns below the Grey Heights?
02:04:36
March 05, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E14 - The Caves of Chaos
Smoke & Snow S01E14 - The Caves of Chaos
Having bartered an alliance with the bandits of the Whalesong Woods, our heroes have learned more about the villainous seneschal of Fort Eastburn and plan to head north into the mountains in search of the source of his fell power.
03:32:39
February 13, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E13 - The Bandits of Whalesong Woods
Smoke & Snow S01E13 - The Bandits of Whalesong Woods
As a strange eclipse dims the light of the sun, lending everything a ruddy red hue, our heroes first ponder how to deal with the bronze golem at the ruined tower and then strike out, first for the rumoured settlement of Deersun and then to keep their meeting with the leader of the Whalesong Wood Bandits at distant Fort Eastburn.
03:03:42
January 30, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E12 - The Haunted Forest
Smoke & Snow S01E12 - The Haunted Forest
In this session out heroes return to New Seal Land and then strike out for the reputedly haunted Whalesong forest, seeking to find the ruined tower lying in it's depths.
03:54:38
January 19, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E11 - An Unlikely Alliance
Smoke & Snow S01E11 - An Unlikely Alliance
With the mutant Coldwalkers freed from the mystical control of the warlock Takret, our heroes attempt to forge an unlikely alliance between the Frost Dwarves and the mutants.
03:16:50
January 06, 2021
Smoke & Snow S01E10 - Silence will Fall
Smoke & Snow S01E10 - Silence will Fall
Whilst Leopold tries to garner support from his cousins the Frost Dwarves of the Witch Isle, his fellows travel to the southern ruins where the undead remnants of the Order Solaris do battle with the mutant hordes of Takret the warlock.
03:21:51
December 20, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E09 - What's in Your Head?
Smoke & Snow S01E09 - What's in Your Head?
With Leopold gone to seek possible allies from the Frost Dwarves the rest of our heroes are left to make camp for the evening and consider their next move, during the night--whilst Brother Lomas is saying his prayers to Leander--the soft, dragging footfalls of the undead are heard moving through the trees towards their camp.
02:52:17
December 05, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E08 - Return to Witch Isle
Smoke & Snow S01E08 - Return to Witch Isle
Our heroes have decided to return to the Witch Isle in an attempt to learn more about--and if possible put a stop to--the rising of the dead that occurs their on a nightly basis, they are joined by the Friar of New Seal Land, Brother Lomas.
02:41:42
November 22, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E07 - White Out
Smoke & Snow S01E07 - White Out
The weather has turned worse as our party try and make their way from the forbidding Grey Peaks to return to their home village and make plans for their future.
03:01:20
November 13, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E06 - Sword of the Sun
Smoke & Snow S01E06 - Sword of the Sun
The heroes continue their exploration in the catacombs below the ancient Solar Order abbey, searching for a weapon that--the modern remnants of the Order say--will allow them to lay the unquiet dead of Witch Isle to rest. -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/reddicediaries
02:29:53
October 24, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E05 - Return to Beetledown Abbey
Smoke & Snow S01E05 - Return to Beetledown Abbey
Licking their wounds and mourning their losses from their first abortive foray into the beetle infested abbey, their recent acquaintance Simon Graydon catches up with them, bringing news of a fresh translation of the stone tablet that Leopold gave him, it may allow them to progress further into the abbey. The young knight has bought the stone with him, but they also hear disquieting news that their lost comrade John Cameron may not be resting peacefully in his grave.
03:22:49
October 13, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E04 - The Infested Abbey
Smoke & Snow S01E04 - The Infested Abbey
Our heroes meet two warriors of a religious order that seems to share an origin with the undead of Witch Isle, this begins a quest to an ancient abbey infested with strange insects.
03:20:02
September 29, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E03 - Temple of the Sun
Smoke & Snow S01E03 - Temple of the Sun
Reese from the Necrotic Gnome Discord (https://discord.gg/s7Bg29K) asked if it would be possible for me to put some of my actual plays up in audio only format, since I want to keep it seperate from our main podcast (https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/) I've decided to cast a resurrection spell on my old Anchor account and put them here. All Smoke & Snow episodes will be designated Season 4. EPISODE 3 - TEMPLE OF THE SUN Having fled from the mist-shrouded undead of the Witch Isle, our heroes are joined by one of their fellow settlers, a Dwarf named Leopold bringing them news from home. They encounter a strange body and eventually--following an ancient stone fragment possessed by Leopold--find their way to a crumbling stone temple. -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/reddicediaries
02:54:23
September 12, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E02 - They Walk by Night
Smoke & Snow S01E02 - They Walk by Night
Reese from the Necrotic Gnome Discord (https://discord.gg/s7Bg29K) asked if it would be possible for me to put some of my actual plays up in audio only format, since I want to keep it seperate from our main podcast (https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/) I've decided to cast a resurrection spell on my old Anchor account and put them here. All Smoke & Snow episodes will be designated Season 4. EPISODE 2 - THEY WALK BY NIGHT Having rescued the sole survivor from the remnants of Castlemaine settlement the heroes return to New Seal Land with the news, a tragic passing during the evening reveals a problem that may run far deeper. -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/reddicediaries
03:19:15
September 12, 2020
Smoke & Snow S01E01 - Summer in Valkonen
Smoke & Snow S01E01 - Summer in Valkonen
Reese from the Necrotic Gnome Discord (https://discord.gg/s7Bg29K) asked if it would be possible for me to put some of my actual plays up in audio only format, since I want to keep it seperate from our main podcast (https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/) I've decided to cast a resurrection spell on my old Anchor account and put them here. All Smoke & Snow episodes will be designated Season 4. EPISODE 1 - SUMMER IN VALKONEN The winter snows have retreated momentarily and fresh green shoots begin to poke through the slowly thawing ground; arriving with a small group of pioneers you have quickly constructed and populated the small village of New Seal Land.     But winter will return in only a few months and it promises to nightmare of frozen fears, now is the time to take stock and prepare yourselves.   -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/reddicediaries
02:07:03
September 12, 2020
Goodbye to you my trusted friend
Goodbye to you my trusted friend
In this episode I talk about the future of my podcasting endeavours and my decision to relaunch the podcast on Buzzsprout. Please note: I have no intention to delete the old episodes from Anchor, but future episodes will be on Buzzsprout. The link to the new podcast is: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ The RSS feed for the new podcast is: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/977239.rss You can get in touch at: RDDRPGPodcast@gmail.com Or leave us a voicemail message at: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcast We're really excited about the new re-launch and hope you'll join us.
04:05
April 05, 2020
B,A,C,O,N,L,T, find out what it means to me
B,A,C,O,N,L,T, find out what it means to me
In this episode I attempt to put a different spin on the "What is OSR?" and other standard RPG conversations by comparing the glorious roleplaying game to something equally as divine, the BLT. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
10:21
March 02, 2020
Voicemails about Grognards, meeting up in person and One Shots
Voicemails about Grognards, meeting up in person and One Shots
In this episode I respond to a nunber of voicemails received about one-shots and other subjects, rounding off with a heart-warming message from Joe of the Hindsightless podcast. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
20:34
February 25, 2020
Burton Sci-Fi & Fantasy Con RDD Report
Burton Sci-Fi & Fantasy Con RDD Report
In this episode of the Red Dice Diaries podcast I give a report on the recent one-day Con where I ran some 5E starter rules using Greg Gillespie's Barrowmaze setting, I'm joined by some special guests including anchorites and online players from my previous games. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
31:60
February 16, 2020
Voicemails on shrooms, one shots, dogs & dice.
Voicemails on shrooms, one shots, dogs & dice.
In this episode I respond to a nunber of voicemails received recently. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
31:41
February 07, 2020
Out of love with one shots
Out of love with one shots
In this episode I talk a little bit about why I've started moving away from one shots and back towards campaigns. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
04:58
February 06, 2020
OSR, why all the Shrooms?
OSR, why all the Shrooms?
In this episode I'm joined by Johannes Paavola, and we discuss why we think there is such a profusion of mushrooms and herbs in many OSR games and supplements. The supplements/books I discussed in this episode were: The Midderlands, OSR Bestiary and Setting by Monkeyblood Design Behind the Walls, an adventure for the Midderlands published by Monkeyblood Design Fungi of the Far Realms by Melsonian Arts Council Fever Swamp by Melsonian Arts Council Winter's Daughter, an adventure by Necrotic Gnome The Wormskin Zines by Necrotic Gnome Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
39:25
January 29, 2020
Reviewing The Islands of Purple Haunted Putresence (Part 1)
Reviewing The Islands of Purple Haunted Putresence (Part 1)
In this episode I'm happy to be joined by my fellow Purple Worm co-host Pete Jones of the excellent Dragons are Real podcast, the first part of this review is available here and part 2 is available on Dragons are Real. Link to Part 2 on Dragons are Real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal/episodes/045-Reviewing-The-Islands-of-Purple-Haunted-Putresence-Part-2-ea7psm You can purchase the Islands of Purple Haunted Putresence on DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/130556/The-Islands-of-PurpleHaunted-Putrescence Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
18:31
January 16, 2020
Voicemails about the OSR, labels and cavemen
Voicemails about the OSR, labels and cavemen
In this bonus voicemail episode I answer some call-ins concerning the definition of the OSR, labels and our prehistoric ancestors. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
17:50
January 15, 2020
What the OSR means to me?
What the OSR means to me?
There has been a discussion on the Audio Dungeon Discord Server recently about what the OSR means to people? So I thought that I'd record an episode about what it means to me. If you want to get involved with the Audio Dungeon Discord you can find it here: https://discord.gg/D5Gpe3s Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
12:23
January 10, 2020
Meanderthals
Meanderthals
In this bonus voicemail episode I answer some call-ins concerning the topic of primitive humans, evolution and how civilised folk in an RPG setting might respond to the close proximity of a primitive offshoot. Call-ins were by: Joe Richter of the Hingsightless podcast. Jason Connerley of the Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
11:37
January 04, 2020
Happy 2020 and 30 days of Colonial Blackpowder
Happy 2020 and 30 days of Colonial Blackpowder
A Happy New Year to you all, as we kick off 2020 with Season 3 of the Red Dice Diaries Anchorcast we're Overjoyed to See RPGs, I'm excited to talk about my plans for creating a Colonial Blackpowder D&D campaign setting in 2020. This idea was inspired by ChicagoWiz's excellent podcast and blog: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/ I also talk about the workbook 30 Days of Worldbuilding written by Angeline Trevena. The book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Days-Worldbuilding-Step-Step-Fictional/dp/1677313129 You can also check out the author's website: https://www.angelinetrevina.co.uk Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.  
16:50
January 01, 2020
New Year's Eve Simian Meanderings
New Year's Eve Simian Meanderings
It's the last episode of 2019, and in this Oxidised Schwifty Resonator voicemail episode of the Red Dice Diaries, Barney from Loco Ludus is kind enough to leave me some messages concerning my recent musings on the treatment of prehistoric man in D&D and various retroclones, we have some well-wishes and interesting points of discussion. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
40:53
December 31, 2019
D6 Thieves, Strange Races and Photogenic Dice
D6 Thieves, Strange Races and Photogenic Dice
In this Ostrich Seasonal Roustabout bonus episode of Red Dice Diaries I answer some call-ins about weird races, thieves and photogenic dice. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
20:54
December 23, 2019
Gorilla Podcasting
Gorilla Podcasting
In this Obvious Simian Rebellion episode I talk a bit about primitive ancestors and muse on how they would cope side-by-side with their more modern day descendants. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
09:52
December 21, 2019
Voicemails, Thieves, Notable Firsts, Pink and Green Dice Diaries
Voicemails, Thieves, Notable Firsts, Pink and Green Dice Diaries
In this Orange Segment Rebellion bonus episode of Red Dice Diaries I answer some call-ins about thieves, notable first, dice colour themes and some other bits & pieces. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
26:18
December 16, 2019
RPG Bugbears: But, I want to play a werelockadinpire
RPG Bugbears: But, I want to play a werelockadinpire
In this Obsfucations Serpentis Revolution RPG Bugbears episode I talk about that player who always wants to play a weird or kooky race. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
10:39
December 13, 2019
Thieves, First Dice and Theme Songs
Thieves, First Dice and Theme Songs
In this Original Sauce Resurrection episode of Red Dice Diaries I answer some call-ins about thieves, first dice, theme tunes and some other bits and pieces. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
21:51
December 10, 2019
You Never Forget your First
You Never Forget your First
In this episode I talk about one of the great firsts in my life and encourage listeners to call-in with their own stories. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
10:24
December 04, 2019
Thief call in and Discussion
Thief call in and Discussion
In this episode I respond to some call-ins received concerning my episode about thieves. Many thanks to my callers: - Jason of the Nerds RPG Varietycast - Darren Green (AKA Rfed) - Dave Aldridge of Dpercentile - Colin Green of the Spikepit podcast Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
27:43
December 02, 2019
RPG Bugbears: Thieves Stealing from the Player Party
RPG Bugbears: Thieves Stealing from the Player Party
In this RPG Bugbears episode I talk about player-character thieves stealing from the rest of the party, and why I'm not a fan, taking a look at some different iterations of D&D to see if I can work out some possible reasons for this phenomenon. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
12:38
November 29, 2019
Voicemails, Lamentations, Encumbrance and Burning Wheel.
Voicemails, Lamentations, Encumbrance and Burning Wheel.
In this bonus episode I answer some voicemail messages from Pete Jones and Jason Connerley. Links to Burning Wheel actual plays on my YT channel. Trouble in Hochen Dinner for One - Part I Dinner for One - Part II
13:12
November 28, 2019
What is the RPG Bugbears series?
What is the RPG Bugbears series?
In this bonus mini-sode I talk a little bit about porting the RPG Bugbears series from my Youtube channel to my podcast. You can watch the original YT series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMlEyLAkrE_9U5-O2SJyslNuBEZb9FVBV Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
04:19
November 28, 2019
Hireling & Property rules in LOTFP
Hireling & Property rules in LOTFP
In this episode I take a look at the rules for property and hiring henchmen in Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
13:19
November 19, 2019
Further Burning Wheel Discussion
Further Burning Wheel Discussion
In this episode, Johannes, Mathew and myself discuss our recent Burning Wheel session and chat a little more about this excellent RPG. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
02:08:09
November 16, 2019
Voicemails margins, holdings and accessibility
Voicemails margins, holdings and accessibility
I'm cracking open the Red Dice Diaries voicemail vault to answer some calls from listeners regarding previous episodes, many thanks to all of you for leaving me messages, I really appreciate it and enjoy listening/responding to them. Thanks to: Jason from the Nerds RPG Variety Cast: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere: https://anchor.fm/lieren Rfed Rob C from Down in a Heap: https://anchor.fm/rob-c The RSS feed for Red Dice Diaries is: https://anchor.fm/s/55de8b4/podcast/rss
24:09
November 12, 2019
Massive Margin Syndrome
Massive Margin Syndrome
In this episode I talk about a couple of concerning trends I've noticed recently in RPG books. Theme tune is The Land of the Dead by Rafael Krux, used under Public Domain licence.
16:50
October 30, 2019
Wormsign! The first episode of the Purple Worm draws near
Wormsign! The first episode of the Purple Worm draws near
Have you ever thought 'Why aren't there more podcasts with British people discussing RPGs?", if so then the Purple Worm podcast is for you, featuring a bevvy of British podcasting Anchorites discussing what is good, bad and ugly in the world of RPGs. First episode is scheduled to be released on 21st October 2019 at 07:00 UK time, you can find the podcast at https://anchor.fm/purple-worm Check out our individual podcasts: Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.
01:58
October 20, 2019
Property & Domain in D&D
Property & Domain in D&D
In this episode, I answer some voicemails before musing about buying property and domain play in D&D. Theme tune is The Land of the Dead by Rafael Krux, used under Public Domain licence.
17:31
October 20, 2019
I know arse all about Arneson
I know arse all about Arneson
In this episode, Hannah and I take a tongue-in=cheek, slightly irreverent look at how easy it is to find information on Dave Arneson when you know very little about him beforehand, and was he really erased from the annals of history. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
35:04
October 07, 2019
Landscape Format Books
Landscape Format Books
In this episode I have a bit of a grumble about landscape format RPG books. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
12:06
October 04, 2019
Potions
Potions
In this short episode I answer Jason's voicemail and chat a little more about magic items. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
05:39
September 17, 2019
Magic Items
Magic Items
In this episode I ask a question about magic items, how do your players find out what they do? Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
09:02
September 14, 2019
Barrowmazing
Barrowmazing
In this episode I talk a little bit about Cody M's excellent Barrowmaze game, run using the Delving Deeper retroclone. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.
11:39
September 10, 2019
Thoughts on the Stygian Library
Thoughts on the Stygian Library
In this episode I give my thoughts on the Stygian Library supplement I used recently in my Midderlands game, and received a call from Cody M. Cody M Dual-podcast with Ray Otus Part 1 on Cody's No Save for You! podcast - https://pca.st/2AaP8p Part 2 on Ray Otus' Plundergrounds podcast - https://pca.st/kYik0o Where can I get Delving Deeper? https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/107184/Delving-Deeper-Ref-Rules-v1-BUNDLE How do I get on the Audio Dungeon Discord? https://discordapp.com/invite/zpeFQQu Where can I get the Stygian Library supplement from? https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257113/The-Stygian-Library My review of the Gardens of Ynn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zznd1x-lO48 The two sessions of my Midderlands game where the players explore the Stygian Library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwlEzHPR8PM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMcpsp79Zko
12:46
September 04, 2019
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 12: Friendship
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 12: Friendship
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
06:19
August 12, 2019
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 11: Examine
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 11: Examine
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
08:28
August 12, 2019
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 10: Focus
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 10: Focus
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
06:22
August 12, 2019
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 9: Critical
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 9: Critical
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
07:06
August 12, 2019
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 8: Obscure
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 8: Obscure
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
08:33
August 12, 2019
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 7: Familiar
RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 7: Familiar
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
09:59
August 12, 2019
Voicemails are in the Air, everywhere you look around
Voicemails are in the Air, everywhere you look around
In this bonus episode I answer some voicemails that I've received recently, thanks very much to everyone who left me messages, I really enjoy listening and responding to them. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.    
11:28
August 12, 2019
Controversy Sicko
Controversy Sicko
A short episode where I get some things off my chest about a recent blog/MeWe interaction concerning James Edward Raggi's recent "controversial" picture on the LOTFP GenCon catalogue. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.     
07:17
August 07, 2019
Voicemails from the Borderlands
Voicemails from the Borderlands
In this bonus episode I answer three voicemails from Spence (AKA Free Thrall), you should check out his podcast here:  https://anchor.fm/free-thrall 
07:22
August 06, 2019
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 6: Ancient
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 6: Ancient
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
07:54
August 06, 2019
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 5: Space
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 5: Space
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
07:45
August 06, 2019
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 4: Share
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 4: Share
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
05:44
August 06, 2019
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 3: Engage
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 3: Engage
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
06:46
August 06, 2019
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 2: Unique
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 2: Unique
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
06:19
August 06, 2019
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 1: First
RPGaDay2019 - Episode 1: First
Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic. You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 
07:34
August 06, 2019
Talking about Burning Wheel
Talking about Burning Wheel
In this episode, Johannes, Dennis, Mathew and myself talk a little about the fantasy roleplaying game The Burning Wheel. Available here:  https://www.burningwheel.com/  Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   
02:10:32
July 14, 2019
Interviewing Jarin DnD about the L'Gat Vol 3 Kickstarter
Interviewing Jarin DnD about the L'Gat Vol 3 Kickstarter
In this interview I speak to Jarin Dnd from Power Up Gamers about their forthcoming book L'gats Tome of Amazing Creatures Vol III currently on Kickstarter. Link to Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pug/lgats-tome-of-amazing-creatures-volume-3/  Link to PUG on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerUpGamers/  Link to PUG on DrivethruRPG:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12331/Power-Up-Gamers  Link to Blog of Holding monster creator article:  http://blogofholding.com/?p=7338  Link to Con+2, online RPG convention discussed at the end of the episode:  https://conplus.live/ 
51:51
July 11, 2019
CSI Midderlands Session 0
CSI Midderlands Session 0
In this episode I'm talking a little about the recent session 0 for our upcoming CSI Midderlands game, I'm looking forward to running it, thanks very much to my players: Ian F White Colin 'Spikepit' Green Rob Fitzpatrick Johannes Paavola Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   
18:23
July 07, 2019
Elegant Creature Generator
Elegant Creature Generator
As a bonus episode for #RandomThingThursday I'm looking at Raphael Sadowski's Elegant Creature Generator, it's available as PWYW on Drivethru RPG:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/263673/Elegant-Fantasy-Creature-Generator  Check out the Thought Eater frothcast:  https://anchor.fm/thoughteater  If you want to make your own random charts try Chartopia:  https://chartopia.d12dev.com/  Don't forget to check out the random chart goodness on my own blog:  https://reddicediaries.com/random-charts-and-tables/  
14:12
July 04, 2019
Midweek Voicemails
Midweek Voicemails
I answer some voicemail messages received over the last week. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   
09:28
July 03, 2019
Monday Moan: The X Card
Monday Moan: The X Card
In this episode I talk a little bit about the X-card mechanic, you can find more about it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SB0jsx34bWHZWbnNIVVuMjhDkrdFGo1_hSC2BWPlI3A/edit Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.    
12:37
July 01, 2019
Setting Agnostic vs Setting Specific
Setting Agnostic vs Setting Specific
In this episode I chat a bit about setting agnostic and setting specific RPGs. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   
15:12
June 28, 2019
Under SIEGE
Under SIEGE
In this episode I chat about our decision to use Castles & Crusades for our upcoming Midderlands game and some of the things that I like about the system. Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.     
18:15
June 25, 2019
GMing Rough Spot
GMing Rough Spot
In this episode I talk a bit about my own recent GM-ing rough spot and how I kept my enthusiasm going, I also answer some voicemails.  Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.    
23:08
June 18, 2019
White Star
White Star
In this episode I talk about White Star written by James M Spahn, a game of OSR sci-fi that I had great fun running at UK Games Expo 2019 for Games on Demand. A PWYW PDF version of basic White Star is available on Drivethru RPG.  Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   
17:16
June 16, 2019
SWN and Faction Turns
SWN and Faction Turns
In this episode I answer a voicemail from Colin Green and talk about adapting Faction Turns from Stars Without Number for my future Midderlands game. 
08:30
June 15, 2019
Eldritch Tales
Eldritch Tales
In this episode I talk a little about Eldritch Tales, an OSR game of the Cthulhy Mythos by Joseph D. Salvador. I ran this game at UKGE2019 and had a great time, I also muse on the topic of running a horror game in 2 hours. Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.  
15:10
June 13, 2019
Alas for the Awful Sea
Alas for the Awful Sea
In this episode I answer a voicemail from Colin 'Spikepit' Green about the game Alas for the Awful Sea. You can find out more about the game at Storybrewers website. Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, using under Public Domain licence. 
08:60
June 08, 2019
UK Games Expo 2019 and Games on Demand
UK Games Expo 2019 and Games on Demand
In this episode I'm joined by Lloyd Gyan and my lovely wife Hannah to talk about our experience of Games on Demand at UKGE2019. Check out UK Games Expo's sponsor The RPG Pipeline. Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, using under Public Domain licence.
45:36
June 06, 2019
CSI Midderlands
CSI Midderlands
In this episode I discuss what I've been up to recently and the new Midderlands game I'm going to be starting in July.
10:02
May 18, 2019
The Role of the GM
The Role of the GM
In this podcast episode I'm joined by Whitt, John Drury and Lloyd Gyan to talk about the role of the GM in tabletop RPGs.
01:02:14
March 07, 2019
Out in Coventry
Out in Coventry
Vlog about last night's pre-LARP drinks evening in Coventry.
03:51
February 16, 2019
LARP & RP friends
LARP & RP friends
I ramble a bit about LARP & RP friends.
05:12
February 15, 2019
Roll on the Weekend
Roll on the Weekend
I answer some voicemails, chat about recent RPG acquisitions anc what I'm doing this weekend.
12:40
February 15, 2019
Answering Voicemails & Recent session
Answering Voicemails & Recent session
In this episode I answer some voicemails and talk abit about our recent session. The one-page dungeon I discuss in this episode can be found here: http://ogreplays.com/index.php/2018/06/26/one-page-dungeon-submission-2018/
13:27
February 09, 2019
Android Revelation
Android Revelation
I chat a bit about a recent SWN session.
07:09
February 05, 2019
Voicemails & Thoughts following first B/X Essentials Session
Voicemails & Thoughts following first B/X Essentials Session
In this episode I answer some voicemails and chat a bit about my thoughts following my first Thousand Lands hex-crawl game.
15:48
January 12, 2019
Answering voicemails
Answering voicemails
In this episode I respond to a couple of voicemail messages received.
05:57
December 17, 2018
Discussing future Sci-fi collaboration project with JP
Discussing future Sci-fi collaboration project with JP
In this episode, myself and Johannes Paavola begin initial discussions on a sci-fi toolkit project that we're planning to collaborate on.
54:00
December 16, 2018
State of the Bullet Journal
State of the Bullet Journal
I'm two sessions into the second season of our Rose of Westhaven game and thought I'd talk a little bit about the current state of my bullet journal.
09:31
December 16, 2018
Stars Without Number Unique Foci
Stars Without Number Unique Foci
In this episode Johannes Paavola and myself chat about our recent playtesting of 'Behind the Walls' and also discuss me taking a unique foci for my character in his Stars Without Number campaign.
01:14:46
December 13, 2018
Kalmatta Madness
Kalmatta Madness
In this episode I talk about my recent experiences in Jason Hobb's excellent Kalmatta game.
11:51
December 10, 2018
Give & Take
Give & Take
In this podcast episode I answer some voicemails and talk a little bit about group creation of settings and also settings created entirely by the GM.
17:38
December 09, 2018
Downtimes in RPGs
Downtimes in RPGs
In this episode Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself discuss downtimes in RPGs.
49:25
December 05, 2018
Hannah talks about Behind the Walls & Star Trek
Hannah talks about Behind the Walls & Star Trek
In this episode my wife Hannah and I talk about my upcoming Midderlands adventure 'Behind the Walls' and how she converted it for her Star Trek Fate game.
26:51
December 03, 2018
Midderlands, 5E, Sci-fi and other projects
Midderlands, 5E, Sci-fi and other projects
In this episode I talk about some of the projects I've been working on and some stuff I'm planning to start working on soon.
09:30
November 27, 2018
Old school prepping and bullet journalling
Old school prepping and bullet journalling
In this episode I talk about some of my ideas for more manual prep methods in my games going forward.
07:43
November 11, 2018
Westhaven, Gomans and the dreaded TPK
Westhaven, Gomans and the dreaded TPK
A podcast about where we are with my Rose of Westhaven campaign, how we dealt with a TPK and what the future holds for the campaign.
08:53
November 09, 2018
Getting a Campaign Started
Getting a Campaign Started
In this episode, Lloyd, Dennis, Mathew and myself discuss some of the pitfalls and issues to consider when starting an RPG campaign.
01:22:54
October 17, 2018
Google Hangout is Trash
Google Hangout is Trash
In this episode I get some of my dis-satisfaction with Google Hangouts off my chest.
06:58
October 12, 2018
Cyberpunk
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
01:16:56
October 07, 2018
Am I too old for the World of Darkness?
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
Over-production in RPGs
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.
01:05:50
September 23, 2018
Running a City like a Dungeon
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
5 RPG Commandments
5 RPG Commandments
In this episode I talk about five of my likes and dislikes when it comes to RPGs.
04:60
September 16, 2018
Listener messages about the OSR & V5
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
Combat in RPGs
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/
44:14
September 13, 2018
V5 first impressions
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.
07:41
September 08, 2018
I'm spoilt by the OSR
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.
06:53
September 02, 2018
The Virtue of Playing a Goodie
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
JP & John talk OSR and Stars Without Number
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.
46:49
August 22, 2018
Discussing V20 and the WOD with JP
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.
01:18:35
August 22, 2018
Differences between B/X Essentials and BFRPG
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
How Conventions Taught me to Love Dice Again
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.
05:12
August 18, 2018
The Value of GMs Playing in Games
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
History, maintain the Mystery
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
Ideas for a B/X Campaign Setting
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.
06:58
August 14, 2018
RPGaDay questions part 3
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/
53:52
August 13, 2018
RPGaDay questions part 2
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/
40:22
August 12, 2018
RPGaDay questions part 1
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/
01:07:19
August 11, 2018
But isn't it just the old B/X rules?
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.
09:26
August 10, 2018
Sounds Issues, Tech support and Faction Turns
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.
12:07
August 09, 2018
WFRP and Me
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.
11:08
August 08, 2018
Hannah Talks Star Trek
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 07, 2018
Countdowns & Consequences
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 06, 2018
B/X Essential Planetary Fantasy Idea
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 05, 2018
B/X Essentials and Table Fables
B/X Essentials and Table Fables
I chat a bit about some books I've purchased recently.
09:59
August 04, 2018
How Hannah Looks at RPG Books
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.
05:21
August 03, 2018
Random Tables & Charts
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/
05:57
August 02, 2018
Maps, coolness vs. functionality
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 01, 2018
Responding to voicemails about D&D market dominance
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
10:26
July 31, 2018
Playing LOTFP
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
D&D Market Dominance
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).
26:07
July 29, 2018
The Simple Life
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
RIP Undying Lands
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
Tremulus
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
Make a Character Focused on the Bits of a Game You Enjoy
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.
07:12
July 25, 2018
Con +1 is coming
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
Just Get to the Damn Game
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
Find Your Fun
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.
07:24
July 23, 2018
That Elusive Page Turning Quality
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
Hannah Talks about the Midderlands
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
Making a DFAE Character
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