Wobblies & Wizards
By Logar The Barbarian
We are a daily podcast that talks about Role-Playing games, books, and zines. We get into old school and indy games. We love a lot of what gets classified as OSR and NSR and anything innovative and new in gaming, especially independent creators. We try to talk to an indy creator at least once a week right now and try to talk about at least one zine a week. We play C&C, S&W, Cairn, Naive, AS&SH, Mothership, OSE, Palladium, Year Zero Engine games and much more. Everyone has their slant and we are always Anti-Fascist, I'm sticking with the union.
The Inner Planes Dragon #42
Today we are looking at another Dragon mag article from Dragon #42 about the Inner Planes
May 25, 2022
No Bigots in Our Spaces
We take a moment today to discuss some issues that have been coming up in gaming communities lately, Always Anti Fascist
May 24, 2022
We are joined today by Maik Malaik to talk about his games which you can find here: https://maik-malaik.itch.io The LatAm sale on Soul Muppet is here: https://usa.soulmuppet-store.co.uk/collections/rpg-latam-1?shpxid=bb3ec246-60bd-422d-bcaa-b2a61b2477f2
May 23, 2022
Vulgar Display of Magic with Planet X Games
Content Warning: This episode contains talk of suicide and real world violence. We talk to Levi Combs of Planet X games today about Vulgar Display of Magic currently on Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/planetxgames/vulgar-display-of-magic-weird-fantasy-for-your-osr-rpgs You can find other publications from Planet X Games on Exalted Funeral: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/collections/planet-x-games
May 22, 2022
Knight Owl Publishing
Ahimsa of Knight Owl Publishing joins us today to talk about some of their publications and more. Meatlandia, Old School and Cool and much more can be found on their site https://knightowlpublishing.com/
May 21, 2022
Delve Deeper Random Roll Characters
Today Maik Malaik joins us to do some random roll characters for his unique underwater game Delve Deeper. You can find it here: https://maik-malaik.itch.io/
May 20, 2022
Solar Sanctuary of the Cannibal Corpse
Today on Zine Thursday we are joined by Ryan of Appendix N Entertainment to talk about the zine Solar sanctuary of the Cannibal Corpse. You can find it and more from Appendix N Entertainment here: https://www.appendixnentertainment.com/
May 19, 2022
Demons, Devils and Spirits Dragon #42
We take a look at Dragon mag #42 an article on Demons, Devils and Spirits
May 18, 2022
Blog Review 05/17/22
D40 dungeon room stocker http://lizardmandiaries.blogspot.com/2022/05/d40-dungeon-room-generatorstocker.html Rethinking XP for Gold And Why You Should Too (or not) https://oldskull-publishing.com/rethinking-xp-for-gold-and-why-you-should-too-or-not/ d100 - Events for Camping or Overland Rests & Repose https://blog.d4caltrops.com/2022/05/d100-events-for-camping-or-overland.html cosmic alignment: Law, Chaos, & Evil https://licheslibram.blogspot.com/2022/05/cosmic-alignment-law-chaos-evil.html 100 That funny time at the bathhouse - Carousing while being cleanhttp://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com/2022/05/d100-that-funny-time-at-bathhouse.html NEW MONSTER: GRIEVELING https://perilandplunder.wordpress.com/2022/05/09/new-monster-grieveling/ A Rules Comparison of Older D&D Editions http://failedmysave.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-rules-comparison-of-older-d-editions.html World building as a team sport https://www.prismaticwasteland.com/blog/worldbuilding-as-a-team-sport The primary differences between the Cepheus Engine SRD and Cepheus Deluxe https://spacecockroach.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-primary-differences-between-cepheus.html
May 17, 2022
Briar & Brable with Freddie Bell
Freddie Bell joins us to talk about Briar & Bramble, a wonderful game of community and animals. You can find him on twitter @TheDrunkWizard you can find Briar & Bramble at https://drunkwizard.itch.io/briar
May 16, 2022
Today we talk to Tom Fummo of Penflower Ink about his games and the four points system. You can follow him on twitter @tomfummo You can support his work on https://www.patreon.com/penflower_ink, and visit his site at https://www.penflower-ink.com/
May 15, 2022
Gateway Games and More!
Today we talk to the guy from our local game store Todd the proprietor of Gateway Games and More.
May 14, 2022
Scourge of the Scornlords Random Rolling
Today we are joined by Ahimza from Knight Owl Publishing to do some random rolls from his book Scourge of the Scornlords book three of the Meatlandia trillogy you can find on the Knight Owl site here: https://knightowlpublishing.com/product/meatlandia-trilogy/
May 13, 2022
Desiccated Temple of Locha
We look at a little adventure in zine format by Andrew Duvall from Exalted Funeral. You can pick it up here: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/the-desiccated-temple-of-locha-pdf
May 12, 2022
Ecology of the Rust Monster Dragon #88
We look at another Dragon Mag today in issue #88 at the article The Ecology of the Rust Monster.
May 11, 2022
We go way off topic of RPG's today to talk a little about Tourette's Syndrome (TS), because we are playing with doing more videos and I was noticing some of my tics in what we had been recording. I wanted to take the time to briefly talk about my TS.
May 10, 2022
Today we talk with Dan the author of Unicorn Meat. You can find him online here: http://throneofsalt.blogspot.com/ You can find Unicorn Meat at Exalted Funeral here: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/unicorn-meat-pdf
May 09, 2022
Sean Patrick Cain
We get to talk to Sean Patrick Cain about their games and making welcoming spaces for game. You can check out Fake Chess, Long Haul 1983, Tattoo and other great indy games at: https://spc.itch.io/
May 08, 2022
Appendix N Entertainment
We are joined by Ryan with Appendix N Entertainment You can find him online at www.appendixnentertainment.com and the Kickstarter for the Creature Collection is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamersandgrognards/creature-collection-i-a-bestiary-for-old-school-essentials/description
May 07, 2022
An Obituary for Waldenbooks
Today we talk about Waldenbooks and Brick & Mortar game stores
May 06, 2022
Loot the Plutes
Today we check out this great little Anti-Capitalist RPG Zine called Loot the Plutes put out by Penflower Ink. You can find it here: https://penflower-ink.itch.io/loot-the-plutes
May 05, 2022
Down to Earth Divinity Dragon #54
Today we look at a Dragon Magazine article from issue #54 talking about making a pantheon in your game. We get a bit into philosophy and political thought in response to some of what is mentioned in the article.
May 04, 2022
5E from Old School Evolving D&D
We continue our conversation about genres of Role Playing Games with Len from Miami today and talk about some differences between classic and modern D&D
May 03, 2022
We are joined by Jim Hall of Brooklet Games. You can back him and get a new zine each month at: patreon.com/brookletgames You can also find his work on: https://brookletgames.itch.io as well as https://brookletgames.bigcartel.com
May 02, 2022
Fritzlanding: Yochai Gal World Building Part 2
We continue with our world building from last episode. We look at naming locations in world building as we create a more interesting fleshed out setting to play in.
May 01, 2022
Yochai Gal World Building Part 1
We get together to do some collaborative world building on today's episode. Don't worry if we go over we will just go on to tomorrow's episode. Visit him online at https://oldskull-publishing.com You can pick up his games at: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10771/Old-Skull-Publishing or on Itch: https://diogo-old-skull.itch.i You can find him also @diogo_oldskull on Twitter and Insta
April 30, 2022
Diogo Nogueira Primal Quest
Diogo Nogueira of Old Skull Publishing gives us another visit today to talk about his upcoming game Primal Quest. We get a chance to do some random roll tables and get to make our own automaton for Primal Quest.
April 29, 2022
Gygax 75 Challenge
Today for Zine Thursday we take a look at the Gygax 75 Challenge. You can get it here: https://rayotus.itch.io/gygax75
April 28, 2022
Timothy Connolly joins us today to talk about Combat Order in AD&D
April 27, 2022
Moving Day Approaches
I'm moving and things have been a bit chaotic here at Wobblies & Wizards headquarters.
April 26, 2022
Strato Murka & Solidarity
Today we are joined by Strato to talk about his work on Monsters of Murka and we trail off into discussions about the little red songbook and solidarity. Check out https://actionfiction.com/
April 25, 2022
Tony with Plus One EXP
We are joined today by Tony Vasinda of Plus One EXP. You can check him out at https://plusoneexp.com. Follow Plus One EXP on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/plusoneexp and on itch at: plusone.games
April 24, 2022
Cameron Shanton Joins us to talk about his adventures that he is putting out. You can find them here: https://lateroflife.itch.io/
April 23, 2022
Today we talk a bit about encumbrance in your game
April 22, 2022
Hidden Hand of the Horla
For today's Zine Thursday we look at Hidden Hand of the Horla from Appendix N Entertainment https://www.appendixnentertainment.com/
April 21, 2022
Blame it on the gremlins Dragon #79
Today we look at a Dragon mag article "Blame it on the gremlins" from Dragon #79
April 20, 2022
Is 5E it's own genre?
We are back to our discussion on RPG genres asking if modern contemporary D&D is it's own genre.
April 19, 2022
Into the Forest of Wyrms Temple of the Demonic Cult
We are joined by Damian the Jersey Devil to talk about his adventure Into the Forest of Wyrms Temple of the Demonic Cult available for 5E on the DM's guild here: www.dmsguild.com/product/351797/Into-the-Forest-of-Wyrms-Temple-of-the-Demonic-Cult it is also available for Fantasy Grounds here: www.dmsguild.com/product/365355/Into-the-Forest-of-Wyrms-Temple-of-the-Demonic-Cult-Fantasy-Grounds
April 18, 2022
Richard of R Rook Returns!
We are visited by Richard of R Rook Studios Creator of Enoch's Wake and Roseville Beach. You can find him online at: https://r-rook.itch.io his site is: http://r-rook.com and follow on twitter @Arr_Roo We get talking about Hanna Barbara cartoons, pulp novels and Robin Hood!
April 17, 2022
We are visited by the prolific Pauli Kidd author of many novels and Role Playing Games. You can pick up many of her games on DriveThruRPG here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/7089/Kitsune-Press Check out her Youtube Chanel Lace & Steel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1KZJnKrEu8qWHwrpQ067mg You can find her novels on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Kidd/e/B001K7YQ7A?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1650064088&sr=1-1 and you can also pick up some of her writing on Lulu here: https://www.lulu.com/search?adult_audience_rating=00&contributor=Paul+Kidd&page=1&pageSize=10 And, her website is http://paulkidd.net/
April 16, 2022
Rolling up a Swords & Wizardry Character
Today we roll up a couple characters for Swords & Wizardry
April 15, 2022
Today is Zine Thursday and I just got in one I backed on Kickstarter a 5E adventure from Dead Box Games called Bleaksprout. You can find it on their site at: https://www.deadboxgames.com/
April 14, 2022
Be nice to your referee Dragon #188
We go back to another Dungeon magazine from 1992 today Dungeon #188 to discuss the article Be nice to your referee.
April 13, 2022
Blog Review 04/12/22
Carousing mishaps https://eldritchfields.blogspot.com/2022/02/1d10-more-carousing-mishaps-for-city.html?fbclid=IwAR3GWI-EPHvlYBcg_U8SZuXaV6EruulU3Gga5tc4oxh_SVC_XqJctP143CY NeFairly Tale Weaknesses D100 https://blog.d4caltrops.com/2022/03/d100-fairy-tale-weaknesses.htm The ethics of Dungeoneering https://rosepulp.wordpress.com/2022/03/07/the-ethics-of-dungeoneering/ Spears Wayne Rosi https://initiativeone.blogspot.com/2022/03/giving-spear-its-due.html?m=1 Codex Nordica https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2022/03/review-castles-crusades-codex-nordica.html?m=1 Iconic Encounters https://oldskull-publishing.com/iconic-encounters-the-innocent/?fbclid=IwAR3u-GSsEB07S1SNTYLzqXCLtulS7o5Y02xywGE5EAXRJy_ZTzs8JXJoG1U How many weapons https://roleplayinglab.com/how-many-weapons-can-you-have-in-dd/ Moves for fighters https://batintheattic.blogspot.com/2022/03/multiple-fighter-attacks-revisited-for.html?m=1 B/X the Continent https://osrgrimoire.blogspot.com/2022/04/bx-continent.html The beating heart of the OSR https://bxbandits.substack.com/p/the-beating-heart-of-the-osr?utm_source=url
April 12, 2022
Clerics Wear Ringmail
Today we are joined by Taylor of the Clerics Wear Ringmail podcast and blog you can visit his blog at: https://clericswearringmail.blogspot.com find the Podcast: https://anchor.fm/clerics-wear-ringmail and his Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCfGh2Yk5UwAgT2ycqLEj96Q and a bit on the origins of the Drow: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/drow#Etymology
April 11, 2022
Today we are joined by Casey Christopherson whose career of art direction and writing adventures spans over two decades with quite a few RPG companies. Casey currently is Art Director at Frog God Games https://www.froggodgames.com/
April 10, 2022
NSR with Yochai Gal
Yochai Gal's triumphant return to Wobblies & Wizards leads to our longest episode yet as we go over time talking about the NSR and finding out exactly what it is.
April 09, 2022
The problem with talking about D&D Response
Today we are responding to and trying to add on to a conversation started by Matthew Colville on youtube about looking at new ways to classify adventure modules you can view the original video here: https://youtu.be/26KFrW0XNHE
April 08, 2022
As the Gods Demand
For Zine Thursday we take a look at As the Gods Demand from Feral Indie Studios. You can pick it up here: https://feral-indie-studios.itch.io/
April 07, 2022
Roles For The Role Players Dragon #188
We talk about what sort of roles players can take to help the game out and assist the Dungeon Master.
April 06, 2022
Sherlock Holmes meets Dracula
We want to talk about the various genres of fiction in Role Playing Games and we are starting with this episode. Len from Miami is here to help us look at genre fiction.
April 05, 2022
Todd Leback Third Kingdom Games
Today we get to talk to Todd Leback from Third Kingdom games. You can check out his current project crowdfunding at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thirdkingdom/lake-of-abominations-hexcrawl-compilation You can visit the Third Kingdom website at https://www.thirdkingdomgames.com/
April 04, 2022
Today we talk to Diogo Nogueira of Old Skull publishing and author of the Ennie award winning Halls of the Blood King you can get here: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/ose-halls-of-the-blood-king. You can find his work at https://oldskull-publishing.com/.
April 03, 2022
Stephen Hart the Grinning Frog
Today we are joined by Stephen from the Grinning Frog. You can find his work at www.thegrinningfrog.com You can check out the current project crowd funding kickstarter.com/projects/undiscoveredgems/you-ask-i-write And support on Patreon for the monthly RPG magazine https://patreon.com/the_oracle
April 02, 2022
Dead Bodies in a Dungeon
We continue with the random roll adventure and spice up the dungeon with a few dead bodies. Let's get those bodies ready to loot!
April 01, 2022
Today we look at a little POD Zine from Aaron A. Reed Down Crawl for Zine Thursday. You can get it here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278571/Downcrawl
March 31, 2022
Ladders to the sky Dragon #179
Today we look at an article from Dragon mag #179 about the Spelljammer campaign setting with ideas on getting your campaign party onto a Spelljamer, a flying vessel.
March 30, 2022
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March 29, 2022
We are joined by Perplexing Ruins, artist and game designer you can find his work at https://www.perplexingruins.com and the Fallen Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1pr/fallen-rpg
March 28, 2022
We are joined today by Brad Kerr author of Hideous Daylight, Temple of 1,000 Swords and Demon Driven to the Maw. You can find his work at either https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/17426/Swordlords-Publishing or https://brad-kerr.itch.io/ and you can follow him on twitter @discomisery
March 27, 2022
Nate Treme Highland Paranormal Society
We are joined by the great artist and game designer Nate Treme from the Highland Paranormal Society. You can get his work at https://natetreme.itch.io, on his website at https://highlandparanormalsociety.com/ and you can support his work at https://www.patreon.com/HPS
March 26, 2022
RR 4: Fleshing out Details
Today we go over some of the previous episodes of our Random Roll adventure, do some brain storming and explore it a bit more.
March 25, 2022
Willow A Grim Micro Setting
Today for Zine Thursday I look at Willow A Grim Micro Setting a great hex crawl sandbox style adventure module. You can find it on Exalted Funeral: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/willow-a-grim-micro-setting
March 24, 2022
Perils & Postage
Today we talk a bit about a Dragon mag article from 1993 Dragon issue #197, Perils & Postage all about play by mail back in the day.
March 23, 2022
It's what my character would do!
Have you ever encountered a player who is disruptive only to respond with "It's what my character would do"?
March 22, 2022
Noora with Monkey's Paw Games
Today our guest is Noora with Monkey's paw games. You can check out her work here: monkeys-paw-games.itch.io or on DriveThruRPG here: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/385973
March 21, 2022
Brian Colin Crawling Death on Gamefound
We are joined by Brian Colin today to talk about Crawling Death Below the Dying Forest which will be crowdfunding on Gamefound soon. We talk quite a bit about crowdfunding platforms and get an idea of what gamefound is like. You can find Crawling Death at cant.rip/cd and see more from Brian at https://linktr.ee/briancolin
March 20, 2022
Today we are joined by creator of OSRIC and Swords & Wizardry Matt Finch. We talk about the upcoming printing of Tome of Adventure Design you can be notified of the kickstarter launch here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/adventuredesigntome/tome-of-adventure-design and you can find Mythmere games at mythmeregames.com
March 19, 2022
RR 3: Crypt Dungeon
Today we are back with rolling on random tables to make our adventure. We step foot into the crypt dungeon we are building for the adventure.
March 18, 2022
Splat & City Running Troika!
We look at two zines today for Zine Thursday First I look at City Running Troika! you can find here: https://matrox.itch.io/city-running-troika and then we look at Splat offering unique perspectives on play which can be found here: https://summoning.itch.io/splat
March 17, 2022
Fungi of the Underdark Dragon #211
Today we talk about Fungi of the Underdark, taking a look at the 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual and Dragon Dag issue #211 we delve into the depth of fungus.
March 16, 2022
Six Cultures of Play
Today we discuss a blog post about Six Cultures of Play that you can find here: https://retiredadventurer.blogspot.com/2021/04/six-cultures-of-play.html
March 15, 2022
Today our guest is Dare2Dream, you can find them online here: https://beacons.ai/dare2dream
March 14, 2022
The Price of Coal with Jennifer Adcock
We talk to the creator of The Price of Coal, Jennifer Adcock. The Price of Coal is a Roleplaying Game based on the battle of Blair Mountain. You can pre-order here: https://the-price-of-coal.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
March 13, 2022
Chris Gonnerman Basic Fantasy RPG
Today we get to talk to Chris Gonnerman, the author of Basic Fantasy RPG and Iron Falcon. You can get BFRPG for free or in print at cost here: www.basicfantasy.org and you can find Iron falcon here: www.ironfalconrpg.com
March 12, 2022
RR 2: Cocoon of the Water Hag
We continue from last week playing with random tables in various books to generate an adventure. Today we focused on the Tome of adventure design to continue the adventure. And, just by chance after we recorded this we learned of plans by Matt Finch to crowd fund a new printing of the Tome of Adventure Design. You can find it here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/adventuredesigntome/tome-of-adventure-design
March 11, 2022
Demon Driven to the Maw
Today we talk about Demon Driven to the Maw by Brad Kerr. You can find the adventure here: brad-kerr.itch.io/demon-driven-to-the-maw
March 10, 2022
Infravision Sight in the Darkness Dragon #211
Today we talk about a Dragon mag article on infravision. Hot stuff here. How well will Infravision work?
March 09, 2022
Blog Review 03/08/22
Illusionism https://methodsetmadness.blogspot.com/2022/01/improvisation-railroading-illusionism.html Initiative without rolls https://alchemistnocturne.blogspot.com/2022/01/initiative-without-rolls.html Horrifying experiences from not going into hypersleep https://chartopia.d12dev.com/chart/4514/ Combat v Computer https://mageofthestripedtower.blogspot.com/2012/02/ad-1ed-combat-computer.html?m=1 New economy https://t.co/stwBZOrjLB Sandbox part 2 http://www.mysticbull.com/post/a-fantasy-sandbox-in-five-easy-steps-2-build-some-tables?fbclid=IwAR1tl8lENtGZsYwVuH_i35N4mfhj6CysPVnjbI0oqeZ-JB8F-A3cCi8ogtc D100 Buildings and Businesses https://blog.d4caltrops.com/2022/01/d100-buildings-businesses.html Cult on the borderlands https://www.prismaticwasteland.com/blog/conspiracy-in-the-borderlands
March 08, 2022
Bill Reich Glory Road Roleplay
Today we talk to Bill Reich the author of Glory Road Roleplay. You can find Glory Road here: https://sites.google.com/site/grreference and you can purchase all the Glory Road Roleplay games and modules on DriveThruRPG here: www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/11833/Bill-Reich
March 07, 2022
Remembering Jim Tackett
Today we veer off the topic of games a bit to talk about a Wobblie that is dear to my heart who passed on way before his time in 2020. We are joined by Shane Spresser who remembers Jim Tackett with us. You can catch Jim on the local news fighting for the rights of bus drivers here: https://dayton247now.com/news/local/drivers-union-pushing-for-better-contract-after-dps-transportation-vote
March 06, 2022
Levi Combs Planet X Games
We are joined today by Levi Combs from Planet X Games. Levi is currently kickstarting the The Phylactery 4 and The Phylactery Omnibus at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/planetxgames/the-phylactery-4-and-the-phylactery-omnibus
March 05, 2022
RR 1: The Crystalized Prison Library
We are going to try something new and over the next few weeks we will be playing with random tables in various books to generate an adventure. Today we focused on the Tome of adventure design and begin the start of the adventure. And, just by chance after we recorded this we learned of plans by Matt Finch to crowd fund a new printing of the Tome of Adventure Design. You can find it here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/adventuredesigntome/tome-of-adventure-design
March 04, 2022
Today we look at the 36 page rules lite RPG Rogueland available here: www.cavernsofheresy.com/product/rogueland
March 03, 2022
That's "Role" not "Roll" Dragon #188
We decided to try something new on the show and we have busted out my boxes of old Dragon Mags to look at some of the old articles in there. Today we look at Dragon issue number 188 the article by George T. Young That's "Role" not "Roll" Put more "oomph" in your role-playing - and have more fun.
March 02, 2022
Blog Review 03/01/22
12 Factions & Organizations for your campaign https://ashzealot.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/12-factions-organizations-for-your-campaign-part-1/ Lost spell book https://magickuser.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/spell-book-lost/ Featured artist https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2022/01/featured-artist-darlene-and-this-old.html?m=1 Darlene’s Site: http://darlenetheartist.com/category/jasmine-role-playing-games/ Luck roll has changed the game https://stuartwrites.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-luck-roll-has-changed-game.html D6 moderately magical weapons https://dungeonsandpossums.com/2022/01/1d6-moderately-magical-weapons/ D12 Mountain exploration https://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com/2022/01/d12-mountain-exploration.html D100 Tavern Enntertainment https://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com/2022/01/d100-tavern-entertainments.html Battlefield generator https://boxfullofboxes.blogspot.com/
March 01, 2022
Mere Anarchy with Dirk Stanley
We are joined by Dirk Stanley to talk about Mere Anarchy the rules lite RPG you can get here: mereanarchyrpg.blogspot.com
February 28, 2022
Intellectual Property with Rabi
We are joined by Rabi who is an Intellectual Property attorney to talk about Intellectual Property. We clarify some of the basics like differences between copyright and trade mark and delve into some discussion of creative commons licensing and much more. Hopefully this will be helpful information for all those out there working hard to put out their own content.
February 27, 2022
We are joined today by Yochai Gal creator of Cairn to talk about his game, the state of the OSR and we delve a bit into the political. Check out Cairn at www.cairnrpg.com An extended version of this discussion can be heard on patreon for our backers at https://www.patreon.com/posts/yochai-gal-62957075
February 26, 2022
Qvke Borg with Michael Done
Today we are joined by Michael Done author of Qvke Borg available on Exalted Funeral here: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/qvke-borg-pdf?_pos=1&_sid=8cdbabcf1&_ss=r Check him out on itch at: https://birdsilhouette.itch.io/
February 25, 2022
Moriah with Kyle
We are joined by Kyle today to discuss her RPG Moriah currently crowdfunding on itch.io here: https://urania-games.itch.io/moriah#BlackLivesMatter And, you can check out her other current project Flip! 2 in 1 zines here: www.afterthought.games
February 24, 2022
XD6 with Michael Low
We are joined by Michael Low to talk about his game currently crowdfunding XD6. You can back it on itch here: luckoflegends.itch.io/xd6-srd-hackable-system. You can also back his other game currently funding Zero Samurai here: luckoflegends.itch.io/zero-samurai and you can always find him online at www.luckoflegends.com
February 23, 2022
In Other Waters: Tidebreak
Today we discuss In other waters: Tidebreak for Mothership 1E with the designer the Lone Archivist. You can find it funding on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/lonearchivist/iow-tidebreak
February 22, 2022
Hodag RPG Beyond! The Hypertrench!
We are joined today by Hodag RPG to discuss Beyond! The Hypertrench! you can back it here: https://hodagrpg.itch.io/beyond
February 21, 2022
Sea of Mur
Lex Mandrake joins us today to discuss Sea of Mur currently crowdfunding on itch.io you can get it here: dank-dungeons.itch.io/sea-of-mur you can also follow Lex on Twitter @DankDungeons
February 20, 2022
Tim Kask & Jared Nielsen Curse of the Weaver Queen
Tim Kask and Jared Nielsen join us today to talk the Curse of the Weaver Queen Expanded currently funding on Kickstarter you can back it here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/oldguardgames/curse-of-the-weaver-queen
February 19, 2022
Duck Quest Darcy Perry
We are joined today by the creator of Duck Quest and miniatures sculptor Darcy Perry. You can find his work on www.starhatminiatures.com got to kickstarter to be notified of the launch for the adventure Zine The Banshee of Billfort www.kickstarter.com/projects/darcyperry/the-banshee-of-billfort-duckquest-rpg-adventure-zine
February 18, 2022
Life on the Veg
Sophie Atkinson joins us today to discuss here kickstarter Life on the Veg, the RPG you play a vegetable! You can back it on kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicsophicorn/life-on-the-veg-a-zinemonth-project
February 17, 2022
DNGN by Singing Flame with Vasili
We are joined by Vasili from Singing Flame to discuss DNGN which is on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/896634455/dngn-weird-fantasy-megadungeon-zine. You can see more of Vasili's work at: linktr.ee/singingflame
February 16, 2022
GROK?! An Adventure Role-Playing Game
Lester joins us today to talk about Grok?! an adventure role playing game currently funding on Kickstarter. You can back the project here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/lestortoise/grok-an-adventure-role-playing-game
February 15, 2022
Roguelike Dungeon with David
We get a visit today from David to talk about his Zine Quest project Roguelike Dungeon. And I get a chance to roll up my own roguelike dungeon here on the show. You can find Roguelike Dungeon and support it here: proton31.itch.io/roguelike-dungeon and you can follow David on Twitter @Proton_31
February 14, 2022
Barkeep on the Borderlands with Prismatic Wasteland and Apolitical Games
We are joined by WFS of Prismatic Wasteland and talk a bit about Barkeep on the Borderlands currently kickstarting at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/prismaticwasteland/barkeep-on-the-borderlands we discuss his blog post Apolitical RPG's Do Not Exist you can read on the Prismatic Wasteland Blog here: www.prismaticwasteland.com/blog/apolitical-rpgs-do-not-exist
February 13, 2022
Philip Reed visits
We are joined by Philip Reed today and discuss some of his projects that he has been crowdfunding and trail off into fanboy nerdy collector topics. You can follow him on Kickstarter to catch some of the awesome stuff he is putting out here: www.kickstarter.com/profile/philipreed and you can pick up more of his creations on DriveThruRPG here: www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/16363/Philip-Reed-Games
February 12, 2022
Lone Eons David Blandy
We are joined by David Blandy to discuss his game Lost Eons and Lone Eons which is currently funding on itch.io here: davidblandy.itch.io/lone-eons and you can buy Lost Eons here: https://www.rookspress.com/products/lost-eons-the-black-box
February 11, 2022
Zineapalooza! Chris Williams Explore Dungeons
Chris Williams joins to discuss his Zines Explore Dungeons and his current Kickstarter Zineapalooza you can back on kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigrobotgames/zinepalooza-three-new-zines-from-explore-dungeons
February 10, 2022
Skin Job with Michael Harmon
Michael Harmon joins us today to talk about Skin Job an adventure for Mork Borg that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter for Zine Month 2022. You can back it here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/yogdugames/skin-job-a-third-party-mork-borg-adventure
February 09, 2022
Knights of Lazarus with Marco
Today we are joined by Marco, one half of Spicy Tuna to discuss Knights of Lazarus for Mothership which is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. You can back it here: kickstarter.com/projects/marcoserrano/knights-of-lazarus and follow him on twitter @spicytunarpg
February 08, 2022
Raphael with Lucid: Sea of Dreams, Jewish Folklore and Education
Raphael joins us to talk about Lucid: Sea of Dreams currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/seaofdreams/lucid-sea-of-dreams and we talk a bit about how Jewish folklore inspired the game
February 07, 2022
Barbarians of the Ruined Earth After Action Report
We got a chance to sit down and play Barbarians of the Ruined Earth and some of the players from our game group gets together to give our thoughts on the game. You can find it at: diyrpgproductionsstore.com or you can get Barbarians of the Ruined Earth on DriveThruRPG at: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/285984/Barbarians-of-the-Ruined-Earth-Standard-Cover
February 06, 2022
Mike Evans Barbarians of the Ruined Earth
We are joined by author of Barbarians of the Ruined Earth Mike Evans you can find him online at: diyrpgproductionsstore.com or you can get Barbarians of the Ruined Earth on DriveThruRPG at: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/285984/Barbarians-of-the-Ruined-Earth-Standard-Cover
February 05, 2022
Zac Goins 7 Aboard the Schackel
Today Zac Goins joins us to talk about his Kickstarter 7 Aboard the Schackel, an adventure for Mork Borg. You can back it on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitesizedgaming/7-aboard-the-schackel
February 04, 2022
Marc Star and The Mirror of Malatesto
Marc Star joins us to discuss the adventure The Mirror of Malatesto, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcxstar/the-mirror-of-malatesto You can follow on instagram at: www.instagram.com/malefic.world
February 03, 2022
Directsun Aberrant Reflections
We visit Directsun to discuss Aberrant Reflections. You can follow Directsun on Twitter @directsunGames and you can back Aberrant Reflections on Kickstarter at: kickstarter.com/projects/directsun/aberrant-reflections
February 02, 2022
Giuseppe Rotondo Axian Library
Axian Library is now on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/giusepperotondo/axian-library You can find more from Axian Spice and Giuseppe Rotondo at: https://linktr.ee/AxianSpice and you can follow on twitter @AxianSpice and on Facebook @AxianSpice.
February 01, 2022
February Special Update
This is just a brief update for the Month of February. We will be showcasing independent creators throughout the month of February for Zine Month #ZiMo and we are planning a soft reboot of the show directly following. We will still have all the sort of content we had before that you have grown to love, but with some new structure and regular segments. You can support us on patreon just go to: patreon.com/wobbliesandwizards any help is appreciated. And as always, keep those dice rolling.
January 31, 2022
Richard Ruane Moonlight on Roseville Beach
We are joined by special guest Richard Ruane author of Barrowkeep and Moonlight on Roseville Beach, A Queer Game of Disco & Cosmic Horror. You can find Richard at r-rook.com, on Twitter @Arr_Roo. You can find various links to his projects at my.link.gallery/r-rook-studio
January 31, 2022
Leo, author of Vaults of Vaarn joins us today to talk about his zine as well as Antipode Zines, a new zine distribution site. You can learn more about Vaults of Vaarn at vaultsofvaarn.com Visit Antipode at: https://antipodezines.com
January 30, 2022
Sarah & Dan from Planar Compass
We are really excited to have Sarah and Dan from Planar Compass on today. Visit their site here: www.planarcompass.com You can follow Planar Compass on Twitter @PlanarCompass And check out link tree for more locations you can fine Planar Compass Online: https://linktr.ee/Planarcompass
January 29, 2022
Frank Reding Capes & Cloaks & Cowls & a Park
Frank redding joins us today to talk about his upcoming Kickstarter for Capes and Cloaks and Cowls and a Park. https://mottokrosh.com/ Back Capes & Cloaks & Cowls & a Park here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mottokrosh/capes-and-cloaks-and-cowls-and-a-park
January 28, 2022
Great Grendel with Belters
We talk to Charles Price known as Great Grendel online to discuss Belters a SciFi RPG using Black Jack as a mechanic. https://ikomatanomori.itch.io/belters https://www.charlespriceillustration.com/ https://www.instagram.com/greatgrendel/ https://twitter.com/GreatGrendel
January 27, 2022
Kamala Kara Arroyo, Friendship Effort Victory with Far Horizons Co-Op
Kamala Kara Arroyo, joins us to talk about her game Friendship, Effort , Victory and the Far Horizons Co-Op. You can find Far Horizons games on DriveThruRPG at: drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/15006/Far-Horizons-Coop Friendship Effort Victory is on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/383807/Friendship-Effort-Victory You can find their games at https://far-horizons-co-op.itch.io And follow them on Twitter @farhorizonscoop
January 26, 2022
We are joined today by special guest Côme Martin you can find his games here: https://comemartin.itch.io
January 25, 2022
We are joined by special guest Ziggy to talk about their game Punktopia which you can find at https://digthezig.itch.io/punktopia, and you can check out more games from them at www.digthezig.itch.io or on DriveThruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/6037/Octopus-Apocalypse
January 24, 2022
Let's Make a Dungeon!
To finish off Dungeon Week we pull it all together and we make a dungeon. Using the OSRIC book and the Raging Swan Dungeon Dressing book we roll up a Dungeon to explore and flesh out. GM's Miscellany: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/152495/GMs-Miscellany-Dungeon-Dressing-System-Neutral-Edition OSRIC: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/111392/OSRIC-Pocket-SRD-PDF
January 23, 2022
Chris Bissette Loot the Room
Today we are joined by special guest Chris Bissette from Loot the Room. You can follow Chris on Twitter @pangalactic and check out their work at https://linktr.ee/loottheroom or at https://loottheroom.itch.io
January 22, 2022
Behind the Curtain Why Dungeons?
We took a look in the D&D 3rd edition Dungeon Masters Guide for a minute and talk about a little section that discusses the narrative control of dungeons and why they are great for a Dungeon Master.
January 21, 2022
In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe
Today for Zine Thursday we look at In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe by Jacob Fleming.
January 20, 2022
Dungeon week continues as we talk today about Dungeon Ecology.
January 19, 2022
Dungeon Week Blog Review
It's time for our blog review episode and it is Dungeon Week here on Wobblies & Wizards. Today we look at blog posts from around the internet about running and preparing Dungeons! I hope you enjoy. The links to the blog posts we looked at are below: 6 methods for making dungeons Interesting https://www.roleplayingtips.com/players-characters/rpt156-6-methods-making-dungeons-interesting/ Making awesome dungeons https://slyflourish.com/making_awesome_dungeons.html How to DM a dungeon Crawl with easy dungeon crawl creator https://dungeonvault.com/how-to-dm-a-dungeon-crawl/ A Primer on Dungeon Crawling https://www.osrelfgame.com/post/a-primer-on-dungeon-crawling Mythic underworld https://dmdavid.com/tag/the-dungeon-comes-alive-in-the-mythic-underworld/ Dungeon checklist (Knock!) http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2016/01/dungeon-checklist.html Strange things happen when you sleep in dungeons (Knock! 2) http://graphiteprime.blogspot.com/2019/12/strange-things-happen-when-you-sleep-in.html The overly thematic dungeon http://beyondfomalhaut.blogspot.com/2017/02/blog-overly-thematic-dungeon.html How to never describe a dungeon http://oldskulling.blogspot.com/2017/09/how-to-never-describe-dungeon.html
January 18, 2022
Amanda P Beyond the Burning Teeth
Special guest Amanda P joins us to talk about the adventure she has written and published Beyond the Burning Teeth. We kick off Dungeon Week here on Woblies & Wizards looking at an independent creator putting to talk about the dungeon she has created in her adventure. You can get a copy at hopefulweirdwonder.itch.io
January 17, 2022
A trip down RPG memory lane
My long time friend David from the brainworms podcast joins me today to go on a trip down RPG memory lane. I had a great time recording this one and would love to hear from you all how you felt about this one.
January 16, 2022
Anna Urbanek Double Proficiency
Today we are joined by our special guest Anna Urbanek from Double Proficiency. Anna is the author of The Herbalist's Primer and many other RPG works. You can find her at doubleproficiency.com and you can find many of her other works on drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/17498/Double-Proficiency
January 15, 2022
Why do you like role-playing games?
Today Light and Logar ask each other why they like role-playing games. A bit of fun thinking about it and a few points the might be some you have not thought of. We sneak a bit of Marx in there if you are paying attention.
January 14, 2022
Philip Reed Strange Citizens
Today we take a look at quite a few Zines put out by RPG Zine Veteran Philip Reed. You can find his current Kickstarter Mimics, An Unnecessary Work, for use with fantasy RPGs here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/philipreed/mimics-an-unnecessary-work-for-use-with-fantasy-rpgs You can also find the works of Philip Reed on DriveThruRPG here: www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/16363/Philip-Reed-Games
January 13, 2022
Today we talk about rolling attributes for your characters.
January 12, 2022
RPG Blog Review 01/11/22
Perils of self-publishing https://scruffygrognard.wordpress.com/2022/01/05/the-perils-of-self-publishing/ Leaving a Negadungeon https://magickuser.wordpress.com/2022/01/01/when-you-leave-a-negadungeon/ A simple calendar for timekeeping https://chiquitafajita.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-simple-calendar-for-timekeeping.html Make 5E more Old School http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/2019/03/on-how-to-make-5th-edition-dungeons-and.html Sorcerer class for B/X https://brinehouse.blogspot.com/2022/01/sorcerer-class-v2-bx-ose.html Backgrounds for Troika! https://worldsawait.com/character-backgrounds-for-troika-2-3/ OSR game loop https://magickuser.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/the-osr-game-loop/ Monsters for into the Odd https://magickuser.wordpress.com/2022/01/03/some-monsters-for-into-the-odd/ Esoteric Enterprises review http://wizzzargh.blogspot.com/2022/01/esoteric-enterprises-is-great.htm Play Doctor Who Monsters in D&D https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2022/01/lets-play-dd-with-some-doctor-who-monsters.html Enter the Scorpion https://clericswearringmail.blogspot.com/2022/01/enter-scorpion.html New zine looking for submissions http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.com/2022/01/now-accepting-submissions-volume-1-in.html?m=1 One homebrew one highlight one hack https://t.co/mXfvqBOENv
January 11, 2022
Jon Davis In the Light of a Setting Sun
Today we talk to creator Jon Davis about his game In the Light of a Setting Sun, a western Role-Playing Game. You can find the game on itch.io at https://sivads-sanctum.itch.io/in-the-light-of-a-setting-sun-bonanza-edition and you can follow Jon Davis on Twitter @sivads_sanctum
January 10, 2022
Cincinnati Adventurers Guild
We are joined today by special guest Jason Brannen to talk a bit about the Cincinnati Adventurers Guild. Check it out and find out what they have organized for gaming in the greater Cincinnati area.
January 09, 2022
Gavriel Quiroga Hell Night
We are joined today by Gavriel Quiroga the creator of Hell Night currently funding on Kickstarter. You can back it here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavrielquiroga/hell-night You can join the discussion on Facebook in the Worlds of Quiroga group as well facebook.com/groups/691555924725358
January 08, 2022
What's different between RPG editions?
We talk about compatibility between new editions of Role-Playing games a bit on today's episode.
January 07, 2022
Planar Compass #2 Buccaneers of the Big Black
Today we discuss Planar Compass #2 a great zine with wonderful colorful art that takes you across different worlds. I strongly suggest picking this one up. You can find it at planarcompass.com and the Kickstarter for issue number 3 is going to be here soon, so go sign up to get notified when it launches at www.kickstarter.com/projects/planarcompass/planar-compass-issue-3
January 06, 2022
We talk about monster manuals in this episode. We suggest a few we really like and go over some from the past that we loved.
January 05, 2022
RPG Blog Review 01/04/22
Today we review some posts from around the internet and look at a few blogs. The links to the blog posts we looked at are below so you can check them out. Three types of conflict https://tabletopcuriositycabinet.blogspot.com/2021/12/three-types-of-conflict.html Equipment Load and Wealth https://vdonnutvalley.wordpress.com/2021/12/26/equipment-load-and-wealth/ Happy Needfest! The Digital Darlene Greyhawk Map https://batintheattic.blogspot.com/2021/12/happy-needfest-digital-darlene-greyhawk.html Skrulls for Hyperborea http://www.crossplanes.com/2021/12/marvel-monday-skrulls-for-hyperborea.html Top D&D illustrations of golden age http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2021/12/my-top-10-d-illustrations-of-golden-age.html d10 Relics for Cairn https://ialath.com/blog/d10-relics-for-cairn d10 bulky treasures https://themanwithahammer.blogspot.com/2021/03/d10-bulky-treasures.html Santa & Friday the 13th https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2021/12/santa-claus-and-friday-13th-christmas.html
January 04, 2022
The Trove Zine
Today we are joined by Sam and Joe to talk about their Zine, The Trove Zine. You can purchase the Trove Zine at trovezine.gumroad.com, you can follow on Facebook at facebook.com/TroveZine or on Twitter @TroveZine
January 03, 2022
Mothership After Action Report
We got to play Mothership. Today some of the players from the Wobblies & Wizards game group got together to talk about our game of Mothership and what we thought of the game.
January 02, 2022
Things to Come
As we get ready for 2022 we talk about things to come. Also, as promised in the episode here is the link for Barbarians of the Ruined Earth https://diyrpgproductionsstore.com/products/barbarians-of-the-ruined-earth-signed-special-edition-softcover. We discuss all manner of Role-Playing Games played and to be played. Kingdom, Mothership, Old School Essentials, Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, Coriolis, Dark Places & Demigorgons and much more make our list today.
January 01, 2022
Playing Multiple Characters
Have you played multiple characters in your RPG? Are there times it is useful?
December 31, 2021
A Pound of Flesh
Today on our Zine Thursday I review A Pound of Flesh for Mothership. Got a chance to run a one-shot with it at the beginning of the week, so I felt it was the perfect time to bring this one out. You can find your own copy on the Mothership site https://shop.tuesdayknightgames.com/collections/mothership/products/a-pound-of-flesh
December 30, 2021
How long are your game sessions?
How long is too long to game? How long are your game sessions? Today we talk about the length of game. Really hoping to have those 8-hour game sessions one day again.
December 29, 2021
This Old Game Table
Logar has a game table, but Logar also has a dream game table. Time to bust out the power tools and get to work building that table. Today Logar and Light talk about game tables.
December 28, 2021
We are joined by special guest Noah to discuss Print Weaver a unique RPG where your fingerprints determine your character. You can find Nolan at twitter.com/nl_morrison and on itch.io at nlmorrison.itch.io/print-weaver
December 27, 2021
RPG Blog Review 12/26/21
Bad Apples in Classes – Cleric(s) https://vdonnutvalley.wordpress.com/2021/12/19/bad-apples-in-classes-clerics/ My” D&D – Classic 1981 B/X https://dysonlogos.blog/2020/04/29/my-dd-classic-1981-b-x/ A Dungeon for B/X made on gridmapper https://ashzealot.wordpress.com/2021/12/19/lair-of-the-putrid-warrior-gridmapper-dungeon/ Quarrel & Fable Comparative OSR https://leyline.press/blogs/leyline-press-blog/a-comparative-exploration-of-osr-rpg-systems-quarrel-fable OSR: 1d20 Ludicrous Taxes https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2021/12/osr-1d20-ludicrous-taxes.html Magic item origins https://www.greyhawkgrognard.com/2021/12/21/magic-item-origins/ OSR News Roundup for 12.20.21 https://www.thirdkingdomgames.com/post/osr-news-roundup-for-12-20-21 Hierlings For Alien RPG https://lordmatteus.wordpress.com/2021/12/23/hirelings-for-alien-rpg/ House rules https://blog.d4caltrops.com/
December 26, 2021
Is there a holiday today?
It is December 25th and we have a bit of banter talking about games past and more.
December 25, 2021
Am I a Grognard?
Today Logar asks Light if he is a grognard and we get way off track. Enjoy!
December 24, 2021
Three Zines, A Simple Dungeon and More
Today we look at three Zines A Simple Dungeon by Micah Anderson, A State of Being by C. Scott Smallwood, and The Temple of the Blood Moth by Jacob Butcher A Simple Dungeon: https://micah-anderson.itch.io/a-simple-dungeon The Temple of the Blood Moth: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282346/The-Temple-of-the-Blood-Moth A State of Being: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/a-state-of-being-pdf
December 23, 2021
We talk a bit about buying RPG books online on today's episode
December 22, 2021
The Game Room of Your Dreams
What is your dream game room like? We talk about our fantasies of what our dream game rooms are like.
December 21, 2021
Enter the Survival Horror
Today we are joined by special guest Adam Bucceri to discuss his game Enter the Survival Horror available now on adam-bucceri.itch.io
December 20, 2021
RPG Blog Review 12/19/21
Blighters https://www.bastionland.com/2021/12/blighters-rough-version.html Pantheon Worksheet https://savevsdragon.blogspot.com/2021/12/pantheon-worksheet.html Quality reusable traps https://lapidaryossuary.blogspot.com/2021/12/quality-reusable-traps-d6.html The Ruffian Class https://ashzealot.wordpress.com/2021/12/12/the-ruffian-class-bx-ose/ December tables https://tabletopcuriositycabinet.blogspot.com/2021/12/dicember-days-1-8-d6-tables.html Into the unknown https://methodsetmadness.blogspot.com/2021/12/table-tools-booklets-and-into-unknown.html Lots of cool posts on Prismatic Wasteland https://www.prismaticwasteland.com/blog/apolitical-rpgs-do-not-exist Psionics revision https://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com/2021/12/psionics-revision-lv-six-seven.html Fairy Cities https://axianspice.blogspot.com/2021/12/fairy-cities-for-osr-games.html?m=0 The Wonderist Character Class https://peakrill.blogspot.com/2021/12/the-wonderist-character-class.html Faction Play with tables & goblin bazaar https://www.paperspencils.com/supporting-faction-play-with-treasure-tables-ned-13-food/ Apolitical RPGs do not exist https://www.prismaticwasteland.com/blog/apolitical-rpgs-do-not-exist Vancian magic https://brinehouse.blogspot.com/
December 19, 2021
Nonviolent RPGs With Michael Low
Today's Guest Michael Low from LuckofLegends.com comes on to discuss the games he has made for child education and the element of nonviolent gaming in those games. You can visit storiesrpg.com and check out Starsworn and check out the first chapter for free. Michael is also on itch.io where you can check out a few more of his games at luckoflegends.itch.io
December 18, 2021
Clean Up Crew
Our special guest Ralf joins us to talk about their RPG game Clean Up Crew which is available on itch.io here : wuderpg.itch.io
December 17, 2021
Moon Elves & To Elfland and Back
Today on Zine Thursday we look at two zines from the folks who brought us Planar Compass, the first is a rules-lite stand-alone game called To Elfland and Back available for purchase on the Planar Compass site. https://www.planarcompass.com/to-elfland-and-back The second zine we look at by Maik is Moon Elves a unique fantasy sci-fi take on space elves you can find on itch.io. https://maik-malaik.itch.io/moon-elves
December 16, 2021
Today we talk a bit about game balance in our Role-Playing Games. Do we even need to worry about balance in-game? What is the purpose?
December 15, 2021
Today we talk a bit about prewritten adventure modules, some elements that we like, and some things that we would like to see more of.
December 14, 2021
We are joined by special guest Moss of Brewist Table Top Games to talk about Trashtronautica the TTRPG about urban animals in space salvaging junk. You can follow Brewist Table Top Games on Facebook at facebook.com/BrewistTabletop, and on twitter @mossdaggar
December 13, 2021
Today we talk a bit about Superhero Films, Comics and get into a few other types of genre fandom outside of RPGs.
December 12, 2021
RPG Blog Review
Today we look at RPG Blogs a bit. The posts we highlighted are: The Horned Folk OSE B/X monster https://ashzealot.wordpress.com/2021/12/05/the-horned-folk/ So, you didn’t make it out of the dungeon https://blog.d4caltrops.com/2021/12/d100-so-you-didnt-make-it-out-of-dungeon.html Troika! Classes https://worldsawait.com/character-backgrounds-for-troika-1-3/ Peakrill https://peakrill.blogspot.com https://falsemachine.blogspot.com/2021/11/make-it-feel-big.html?m=1 Fantasy Sandbox http://www.mysticbull.com/post/a-fantasy-sandbox-in-five-easy-steps-1-make-a-map Orcus for 2nd edition https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2021/12/monstrous-monday-demon-prince-orcus-fo.html?m=1 cairn plans https://newschoolrevolution.com/2021/12/03/cairn-plans-for-2022 Barber Surgeon https://tabletopcuriositycabinet.blogspot.com/2021/12/barber-surgeon-classbackground.html?m=1 AD&D 3rd edition https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2021/12/mail-call-chris-perkins-advanced.html
December 11, 2021
Rackham Vale Brian Saliba from CRWBR
Today's special guest is the author of Rackham Vale from Crowbar Creative. A book that takes the artwork of children's fantasy artist Arthur Rackham and creates a unique fairy tale fantasy setting for Old School Essentials (OSE) You can purchase Rackham Vale at their website www.crwbr.com. You can also check out the Rackham Vale soundtrack on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/4B726-dhsvE
December 10, 2021
For Zine Thursday this week we take a look at The Phylactery by Planet X games and author Levi Combs. You can purchase a copy of Phylactery at Exalted Funeral here: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/the-phylactery
December 09, 2021
Consumerism & IP
Today we talk a bit about mass consumption, intellectual property, and how that relates to our Role-Playing games.
December 08, 2021
Are there three different OSRs? Well, for today's discussion we at least say there are to look at them through that lens. The Old School Renaissance, The Old School Revival, and the Old School Roleplay. Is there a difference? We give a few observations to argue there are.
December 07, 2021
Vigil with FW Ian
FW Ian joins us today to talk about Vigil, an anime-inspired RPG you can support on Patreon at patreon.com/jazzrpg.
December 06, 2021
The Need to Watch Genre Fiction!
We go a bit across the board with this episode talking about fantasy films & TV to tide us over when game is canceled to talking about books and literature we can use for inspiration in game. Lots of genre fiction talk in this episode
December 05, 2021
Changing up the Enviornment
Do you ever find the setting and style of the game gets stale and you need to change it up a bit? Today we talk about changing up the environment in game for something fresh and new.
December 04, 2021
Dice Dice Baby
Today we talk about dice, one of the big things many of us who play Roleplaying Games get into. We talk a bit about a previous article from the blog, Dice for RPGs and Boardgames: Different types, science and collecting.
December 03, 2021
Back to BasiX
Today for Zine Thursday we look at the 219 page book that collects ten issues of the Back to BasiX zine. You can find the Back to BasiX zine in PDF or Print on Demand at DriveThruRPG
December 02, 2021
Style and Tone of Game
Today we talk a bit about the style and tone of the gameplay. Do you prefer the grimdark, or the fun and silly?
December 01, 2021
Today we talk to special guest panny_lines to talk about a few of the projects they have going on over at Leyline.Press. They have authored a great series of posts taking a deep look at the various D&D editions and retro-clones on their blog at Leyline.Press. And we talk about the upcoming Kickstarter for Salvage Union a Post-Apocalyptic Mech RPG.
November 30, 2021
Today we are joined by Warren Beckett from Weird Realms at weirdrealms.com and Exalted Funeral to discuss what else, but games!
November 29, 2021
Wild and Crazy Magic
Today Leonard Pimentel joins for a discussion about magic in game systems. We cover Dungeon Crawl Classics, Classic D&D, Palladium, and a whole lot more. Why do we like the magic systems we like?
November 28, 2021
For the Love of Rifts
We are joined by special guest NPC from Breakfast Puppies, breakfastpuppies.com, and the Glitterbois podcast breakfastpuppies.com/podcasts/glitterbois. NPC is the author of Motobushido: The Motorcycle-Samurai RPG, and is currently in need of playtesters for Gattaibushido FUSION! a game currently in development. We discuss our love of Palladium Roleplaying games and Rifts today.
November 27, 2021
We talk about the lost ancient underground city of Derinkuyu in Turkey, which is truly a real-world mega-dungeon. 1963: This Man Knocked Down A Wall Of His Home And Revealed An Ancient Underground City.
November 26, 2021
Our Vale of Discontent
Today on Zine Thursday we look at Our Vale of Discontent available as a pdf on DriveThruRPG. The game presents an activism-focused revolutionary game based more on community and the liberation of the oppressed.
November 25, 2021
Colonialism in Gaming
Tis the season we figured it would be an appropriate time to talk a little about Colonialism in Roleplaying Games.
November 24, 2021
The Popularity of 5E
Let's talk a little about the various editions and the current popularity of 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons.
November 23, 2021
Getting cool stuff is the reason for the season! Oh my! Well if it isn't it sure seems like it sometimes. We talk a bit about what we have on our wishlists as the holidays come closer.
November 22, 2021
Browsin RPG Books
Logar & Jon talk a bit about RPG books and games and go down quite a little rabbit hole of what books to buy and what games they are wanting to get into.
November 21, 2021
We talk to Matt Kay this episode of 3 Skulls Publishing. Matt Kay authored the Year Zero Mini system you can pick up on DriveThruRPG, and the Year Zero Nano you can pick up on itch.io. You can see his work at mattkay.carrd.co. Matt also does the Mudd & Blood podcast and the 3 Skulls Tavern on Youtube.
November 20, 2021
Settings in Core Books
Do you prefer setting information in the core books of an RPG? This episode was brought up from a tweet by Goblin Scribe Gaming on Twitter. You can find them on Twitter @ScribeGoblin
November 19, 2021
Delver #2 Zine Review
Today we discuss Delver issue number 2, Resources for the Random-Rolling Referee by James Floyd Kelly. You can get a lot more Resources for the Random-Rolling Referee at his Patreon just visit www.patreon.com/Delver.
November 18, 2021
Today we talk a little about magic items. Listen as we pull a few fun and odd ones out and talk a bit more about using magic items in our games
November 17, 2021
Today I talk briefly about Alternity, the short-lived SciFi RPG that TSR released in 1998. This is one I have always wished had a longer life than it did. Still in the era of AD&D 2nd edition it might border that line where we question what is old school gaming or the OSR
November 16, 2021
Today we discuss critical hits and critical failures. How do you use them at your table if you do?
November 15, 2021
Random Character Creation
Guest host Leonard Pimentel joins to discuss Random Character Creation vs having more power and control of rolling up a character. This is one we might have to get back to in the future as we covered a lot and it seemed we barely scratched the surface.
November 14, 2021
Today we talk about strongholds. We look at the rules from the Rules Cyclopedia, Swords & Wizardry and Old School Essentials and see what they all have to offer to your games.
November 13, 2021
Today we celebrate our 100th Episode. Thanks for listening and here's hoping for a hundred more to come. We talk a bit about doing the podcast itself.
November 12, 2021
S.A.D. Zines by Logan
Today we are joined by a special guest to talk about his current zine project as a part of Side Quest 2021 called S.A.D. Zines (Small and Delightful). They are four zines that are lyric games and a bit different than what we might normally see. Logan tells us a bit about the games and how he got into making games. You can see more of his games at breathingstories.itch.io.
November 11, 2021
Today we have a little talk about character alignments and ethics in Role-Playing Games. We touch on the alternative alignment article from the wobbliesandwizards.com article which can be found at: http://www.wobbliesandwizards.com/an-alternative-alignment-approach-for-dd-and-other-rpgs/
November 10, 2021
Temples & Tombs
Today we discuss Temples & Tombs, a Year Zero Engine RPG of Pulp action and adventure. Written by Christoper Grey the book is available at christopher.world or digitally at DriveThruRPG.
November 09, 2021
Close Encounters Crowdfunding Side Quest Project
Today we have Alex Rinehart on who is launching an RPG project for Side Quest this week called Close Encounters. You can find him on his itch.io page where it is crowdfunding at https://alrine.itch.io. If you want some rules lite SciFi dungeon crawling this might just be the game to back. Visit sidequest.info to see the other projects going on this month.
November 08, 2021
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness
Today we are joined by guest host Scott Warren to talk about an older game that has been out of print for quite a while, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness and its supplement setting After the Bomb.
November 07, 2021
Today Logar the Barbarian and Light the Lite fingered thief discuss character classes.
November 06, 2021
Mostly Harmless Meetings
Today we are joined by special guest Dan Sumption the author of Mostly Harmless Meetings: a zine of countryside encounters, as a part of SideQuest going on this month. You can back the project on Kickstarter right now. You can visit Dan's blog Peakrill on blogspot at peakrill.blogspot.com or you can find him on Twitter @dansumption. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dansumption/mostly-harmless-meetings-a-zine-of-countryside-encounters https://peakrill.blogspot.com/
November 05, 2021
The Vast in the Dark
For our Zine this week we review The Vast in the Dark by Charlie Ferguson-Avery, a zine about exploring dark and alien megastructures of an infinite realm. You can find The Vast in the Dark at Ferak Indie Studios on Itch.io. https://feral-indie-studios.itch.io/vast-in-the-dark
November 04, 2021
The Anti Fascist RPG Talk
Some current recent events inspired a discussion about a problem in society that has at times leaked over into RPG communities. Today we discuss fascism and some of the elements that overlap into the community.
November 03, 2021
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
We give our initial thoughts after playing a first session of the Role Playing Game All Flesh Must Be Eaten.
November 02, 2021
Hirelings Part 2
We continue our previous talk about Hirelings and cover an array of editions and even the Science Fiction RPG Mothership. Looking at the Basic D&D Rules Cyclopedia, D&D 5E, Pathfinder, OSRIC and AD&D we look a bit at how the concept of hirelings differed from game to game.
November 01, 2021
It is Halloween today, so we figured we would talk about horror Role-Playing games and have a fun time just talking about the holiday, our excitement for it, and the games we are playing for the Holiday. Happy Halloween all!
October 31, 2021
The Secret Nerd Visits
Today we have a special guest, the host of the Secret Nerd Podcast, Navaar. A podcast where they think everyone should play tabletop RPGs and they give some reasons why. We talk a bit about the Secret Nerd Podcast and what drove him to start it up and we go into talking about RPG's in general.
October 30, 2021
Unionize Paizo with Brian Bauman
Today we have a special guest from the United Paizo Workers here to tell us a bit about organizing over at Paizo. Brian Bauman software architect and freelance writer at Paizo gives some insight into organizing this historic union.
October 29, 2021
Side Quest is Launching!
We are joined by special guest Tanya Floaker who is here to talk about the upcoming launch of Side Quest. You can visit sidequest.info to see all the awesome projects launching this November, or jump in and make a zine yourself.
October 28, 2021
Hesitancy with New Gamers
My very special guest Pearl joins us today to talk about getting into Table Top Role-Playing games for the first time. She addresses some things that others might consider in making their games a game others want to join and play in. If you are looking for new players this might be a helpful one for you.
October 27, 2021
OSE Hideous Daylight
This week we review the Old School Essentials Adventure by Brad Kerr, Hideous Daylight. Our game group ran the adventure and we talk about our experience with it and the fun and horror we had. Hideous Daylight is available in both PDF and print on demand through DrieveThruRPG.
October 26, 2021
Random Monster Tables
Random Monsters and Random encounter tables are a big part of Fantasy Role-Playing, especially in the OSR and Old School Gaming. We talk about some of our missteps with them running a game and what we found helpful and works for our Role-Playing Games.
October 25, 2021
Developing Games with Leonard Pimentel
Special guest Leonard Pimentel comes on today to talk about developing games and how he got into it. Two of his games Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition and By This Axe I Hack are both available on DriveThruRPG.
October 24, 2021
Railroad vs Sandbox
Today we discuss differences in styles of Role-Playing Games looking at the differences in running a Railroad vs a Sandbox.
October 23, 2021
Potlucks at Game
Food can be a big deal at the game table, from the snacks we bring to planned potlucks. Part of the fun of the hobby is often the social aspect, and food is a big shared social experience for people in general. Today we talk about potlucks and food in our game groups.
October 22, 2021
Mothership Sci-Fi Horror RPG
Today we take a look at Mothership the Sci-Fi Horror RPG Player's Survival Guide from Tuesday Knight Games. Gaining in popularity, this game has a simple mechanic that looks to be complex enough to really do a lot with at the table.
October 21, 2021
We talk a bit about magic systems in Role-Playing Games with an emphasis no the Vancian Magic system that is used by Dungeons & Dragons that was inspired by the works of Jack Vance. We talk a bit about other magic systems as well and look at ones we do like.
October 20, 2021
OSE The Hole in the Oak
Today we discuss the Old School Essentials official adventure by Gavin Norman, The Hole in the Oak. We talk about our experience playing and running the game in our OSE campaign. The Hole in the Oak is available on the Exalted Funeral site both in print and pdf.
October 19, 2021
United Paizo Workers
Being a bunch of Wobblies here, we are thrilled with the recent news of the United Paizo Workers going public. Today we talk a bit about what that means, what they have to look forward to, and how you can help. You can learn more at their site www.unitedpaizoworkers.org and visit the wobblies & wizards website to find the Union Busting Bingo there.
October 18, 2021
What is the OSR? with Jim Kelly
Today we ask Jim Kelly author of Delver Magazine funded on Kickstarter the question, What is the OSR? You can visit and support his patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/delver and you can join him in the Tabletop Engineer group on facebook. Go check out some of his videos on YouTube as well at the Tabletop Engineer YouTube channel.
October 17, 2021
What is the OSR? with Apocalypse Nerd
We are asking others in the community the question, "What is the OSR?" Today we talk to Apocalypse Nerd from Podcast At Ground Zero the question, What is the OSR?
October 16, 2021
D&D Art Strikes Back
Jon joins us again today to reprimand Logar and Light for their blasphemy to the old school D&D gods. Logar and Light are repentant before the D&D gods for their ill-chosen words in our previous episode on D&D art.
October 15, 2021
OSE Dolmenwood Winter's Daughter
Today we review the Old School Essentials (OSE) Module for the Dolmenwood setting, Winter's Daughter. The Dungeon Master who ran it and two of the players who played in the adventure all sound off on this module.
October 14, 2021
What RPG Book Would You Bring to a Desert Island?
If you could choose only one, what RPG book would you bring to a desert island?
October 13, 2021
Combat Order Initiative
In today's episode, we discuss different ways to handle initiative. We look at different ways various games handle combat order and initiative as well as discuss what we have found has made combat fastest for our games. We look at a few creative and different ways to handle initiative.
October 12, 2021
The Lost Lands: Grimmsgate & 1975
Today we talk about first level adventures to start a Lost Lands campaign. As a follow-up to the last Lost Lands episode we did on the Borderland Provinces we were asked about low-level first-level adventures to start a campaign in this region. In this episode we suggest looking at Grimmsgate, MCMLXXV (1975), and Rogues in Remballo as first level starting adventures for the setting. We also look at a few more options in starting a campaign up in this setting. first-level
October 11, 2021
Dungeons & Dragons 6th Edition Part 2
We continue our talk about the recent announcement by Hasbro of a new edition coming in 2024. We give a few opinions, thoughts and note a few things on our want lists for this new edition.
October 10, 2021
Dungeons & Dragons 6th Edition Part 1
We talk about the recent announcement by Hasbro of a new edition coming in 2024. We give a few opinions, thoughts and note a few things on our want lists for this new edition.
October 09, 2021
What do we do when players do not show up to game? How do we handle this? Today Logar and Light talk about missing players. How do you handle a missing player?
October 08, 2021
Rebel Scum: An Antifascist Space Opera
Today we review Rebel Scum from 9th Level games. The self-proclaimed antifascist space opera focuses on fighting fascism throughout the galaxy. I also respond to a voice message from listener Apocalypse Nerd with an apology, I would not feel right responding to and addressing the comment that was brought up in the message.
October 07, 2021
The Lost Lands: Borderland Provinces
I take another look at the Lost Lands again with the Borderland Provinces book. This great resource for a sandbox-style campaign covers a region full of all sorts of adventure and is home to the dungeon of graves itself, Rappan Athuk as well as other great books and modules such as The Lost City of Barakus.
October 06, 2021
Hirelings Part 1
Today we briefly discuss hirelings in Dungeons & Dragons. We look at mostly OSR retro-clones and AD&D rules while discussing the concept. Do you use hirelings in your campaigns? Send us a voice message here and let us know.
October 05, 2021
Gaming Group Relationships
Having such a social hobby, those of us who play Role-Playing Games often have unique close relationships with the others in our game groups. Today we talk about those friendships and relationships and the unique culture that is found in tabletop role-playing. References to yesterday's podcast are actually to Fridays episode.
October 04, 2021
Down We Go
Today we are joined by special guest Christopher Mennell to discuss Down We Go a new Role Playing Game currently available on itch.io and recently crowdfunded on Gamefound.com. We talk a bit about some of the innovative and streamlined mechanics and ideas behind the game.
October 03, 2021
RPG Wish List
Logar The Barbarian and Light the Lite Fingered Thief discuss Role-Playing Games that they want to play and what is on their shortlist of to run or to play. What games are we itching to get to?
October 02, 2021
Who is Welcome in our Gaming Groups?
Content Warning: This episode discusses racism, fascism, harassment, homophobia, sexism and more. Today we talk about establishing and keeping a gaming group that is welcoming and safe for players. Warning, Nazis might get punched this episode, so if violence against fascists triggers or offends you this might not be the episode for you. Always Anti Fascist
October 01, 2021
Cairn is a free download at DriveThruRPG, or you can find print to order copies through Amazon. We look at this minimalist RPG and talk a bit more about it. You can learn more about it at cairnrpg.com.
September 30, 2021
Babies With Blades Special Guest Alice Peng
Special guest Alice Peng joins us today to discuss other games out there and her history with gaming, Babies with Blades her youtube channel and more. We discuss Wicked Pacts RPG available on DriveThruRPG, the Champion system, and a great deal more.
September 29, 2021
Moon Daughter's Fate with Alice Peng
Today we have special guest, Alice Peng, to talk about her module for Frog God Games, Moon Daughter's Fate.
September 28, 2021
Rounds, Turns & Segments
Tracking time in dungeons through rounds, turns & segments. Today we look at some older dungeon crawling rules from AD&D and OSRIC as well as OSE
September 27, 2021