Follow Me, And Die!

132 EpisodesProduced by Larry Hamilton

Ramblings and Musings on Tabletop RPGs by an Old School Gamer.Tuesday Tales, Thursday Thoughts, & Saturday Scrawl.Blog: followmeanddie.comPatreon: teespring.c… read more

132 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Episode 130 - Saturday Scrawl - No More Nerds - A Rant

July 13th, 2019


While I strive to be positive and uplifting in my blogging, podcasting, and social media, there some times when a rant is needed.

A recent article …

Episode 129 - Tuesday Talk - Stranger Things 3 & Other Things

July 9th, 2019


After a couple of VMs I give my 2 cents about Season 3 of Stranger Things, a few words on the Kickstarters I've backed, and an update on the rain, wet basement, and water heater.

John Large of Red Dice Diaries: Blog,

Episode 128 - Tuesday Talk - Call Ins & Ramblings

July 4th, 2019


General Ramblings after some call ins congratulating me on a year of podcasting from:

Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor Blog and Podcast. Check out his …

Episode 127 - Thursday Thoughts - One Year Of Podcasting!

June 27th, 2019


Monday, June 24, 2019 marked one year since my first podcast episode.

I've survived the rains and flooded basement and got my computer back online.

Episode 126 - Thursday Thoughts - Water Logged

June 21st, 2019


We've had lots of rain in SW Michigan so I bellyache about that but try to put a gaming spin on it.

I just released my June PDF, Multi-Use Encounters

Episode 125 - Tuesday Talk - Card Game Update and Latest Blog Posts

June 19th, 2019


After some call ins, I give an update on the card game and mention my last three blog posts.


Lieren of Updates From The Middle Of Nowhere  

Happy Whisk  

John Large of Red Dice Diaries Podcast  Blog

Episode 124 - Saturday Scrawl - Free RPG Day 2019

June 15th, 2019


Call in from Jeremy "Frothsof" Smith of the Thought Easter podcast  and blog checking up on me. I've gone a couple weeks without a new podcast.

Shane …

Episode 123 - Saturday Scrawl - More Variety In Adventure Structure

May 26th, 2019


How do we make adventures that don't require the adventurers to swoop in and be the heroes?

Panzerlion's thread on Twitter.    On Thread Reader.

My …

Episode 122 - Thursday Thoughts - Red Nose Day, OSRIC Wiki, Convention, and Card Game Updates

May 24th, 2019


This is a bit of a newsy episode but touches on some big RPG happenings the past few days and an update on my convention attendance this year and …

Episode 121 - Tuesday Talk - Spell Idea: Blood Trail

May 22nd, 2019


If you need a spell to let the BBEG wizard track the party, here's a way to do it that doesn't require a crystal ball or other scrying device. It doesn't require summoning a dangerous creature and risking it attacking …

Episode 120 - Saturday Scrawl - Cultural Idea: The Dead Are Put To Work

May 18th, 2019


How might a culture in need of more labor with limited living space use the dead?

See the companion blog post here.

Episode 119 - Thursday Thoughts - Magic Complications

May 18th, 2019


AD&D explains magic as channeling power from the positive & negative material planes. p. 40 DMG

I muse a bit about how that might work.

Ley Lines

Episode 118 - Tuesday Talk - Whistling Clan

May 15th, 2019


Today's topic is another idea that came to me while mowing the lawn.

Call in from Jeremy " frothsof" Smith of the Thought Eater podcast. Thought …

Episode #117 - Saturday Scrawl - Jasper's Game Day

May 12th, 2019


#Jasper's Game Day #Jasper's Game Week

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

For more information about Jasper's Game Day

American Association of …

Episode 116- Thursday Thoughts - Tweaking Random Treasure Maps

May 10th, 2019


Tweaking Random Treasure Maps

I have a companion blog article that I will post next. 

I don't want to detract from my big announcement about the …

Episode 115 - Saturday Scrawl - Campaigns and Adventures

May 5th, 2019


Occasionally, I read a past blog post on the podcast. While out running errands, it occurred to me I had not done so for awhile.

But first a call in from Cody M. of the No Save For You podcast. 

Today, I will read two …

Episode 114 - Thursday Thoughts - Virtual Table Tops

May 3rd, 2019


After a call in from James Shields of the A Grazing Mace podcast, I discuss a bit about Virtual Table Tops (VTTs) and online play by post (PBP) tools.

Episode 113 - Tuesday Tales - Recorded Session

May 1st, 2019


I share the brief story of a pre-recorded game back in college.

Episode 112 - Saturday Scrawl - Three Favorite Monsters, Jerks, & Avengers

April 27th, 2019


Logan Howard of the Sword Breaker podcast issued a challenge to the RPG podcasters on Anchor to discuss our three favorite monsters.

After I respond to the three favorite monster challenge, I discuss how I handle jerks …

Episode 111 - Thursday Thoughts - Call Ins

April 26th, 2019


I've got some call ins from the past couple of weeks I need to catch up on.

Play John Payne of the Sycarion podcast. 

Ivy The Happy Wisk 

Colin …

Episode 110 - Tuesday Tales - Mood Music

April 24th, 2019


Back in the day we used music from television shows, movies, and classical music to play in the background while we gamed.

Star Trek the Original Series, and later movies. Star Wars original trilogy, Indiana Jones, and …

Episode 109 - Saturday Scrawl - Update What's Happening Here

April 20th, 2019


Just a quick update about all the happenings around Follow Me, And Die! and all it's many ventures.

My YouTube series: How to AD&D 1e and Roll20 …

Episode 108 - Thursday Thoughts - Ray Otus Challenge

April 18th, 2019


While on my almost daily 5 mile walk last Saturday, I was listening to other podcasts and several had taken up the Ray Otus Challenge, so here is my entry for that.

See episode 59 of the Plundergrounds podcast for Ray's …

Episode 107 - Tuesday Tales - Gamer's Nightmare

April 16th, 2019


The tale of losing most of my gaming collection to a water leak.

You can read my blog article about finally re-building my AD&D collection here.

Episode 106 - Saturday Scrawl - YouTube Series How To AD&D 1e

April 13th, 2019


Musings on starting a new YouTube series How to AD&D 1e.

Prompted by this tweet from Bill Allan: I started playing D&D in 1978.

My retweet …

Episode 105 - Thursday Thoughts - Monster Mixups

April 12th, 2019


I mention the passing of an OSR blogger and discuss some ideas for combination monsters and applying curses and other negative effects to NPCs and monsters.

James Smith's Blog: Dreams of Mythic Fantasy and Obituary.

The …

Episode 104 - Tuesday Tales - Flying Carpet & A Powerful Spellcaster

April 10th, 2019


After a couple of call ins on my last episode by John Payne and Jeremy "Frothsof" Smith, I discuss a bit about the time I through an unexpected NPC …

Episode 103 - Saturday Scrawl - Dream Catchers

April 7th, 2019


Dream catchers are things that are supposed to catch bad dreams. A magical dream catcher captures the creatures of one's nightmares and brings them into the real world.

Episode 102 - Thursday Thoughts - Read & Write Magic

April 5th, 2019


Musings on the use and application of Read Magic and Write Magic to make utility spells on par in importance to the combat spells.

Episode 101 - Tuesday Tales - Forgetting That You Have It

April 3rd, 2019


Have you ever had an item given to your character by a game master, and forgotten to use it?

Marvelous Monday - Lead Me, And Live!

April 1st, 2019


Have a groovy day and enjoy all the cool games!

Episode 100 - Saturday Scrawl - Call Ins, G+, and Card Game

March 31st, 2019


Call ins congratulating me on 100 episodes, a mention of a final blog post about the end of G+, and more practical planning aspects for play testing …

Episode 99 - Thursday Thoughts - 100th Episode Retrospective.

March 29th, 2019


Surprise! This is actually my 100th Episode, since my first episode is Episode 0.

Episode 0, Checking out Anchor, Lean Rules, and other Musings, was …

Episode 98 - Tuesday Tales - Making Your Own RPG & Other Games

March 27th, 2019


A Science Fiction RPG, a Space Pirate game, and and Interplanetary War game were three home brewed games we made back in the day. 

I wrote something …

Episode 97 - Saturday Scrawl - Target Date Set & Seeking Artists For My Card Game Kickstarter

March 23rd, 2019


Where I discuss my call for artists for card art and announce a target date of the Kickstarter in the first quarter of 2020 for my card game.

I also mention the publication of my first adventure PDF available on …

Episode 96 - Thursday Thoughts - Responses to Mules In the Dungeon

March 22nd, 2019


A couple of call ins responded to my last episode about Mules In the Dungeon.

I also had some comments on G+. In the waning days of G+ I still post …

Episode 95 - Tuesday Tales - Mules In The Dungeon

March 20th, 2019


I reminisce a bit about using mules in dungeon delves back in the Holmes Basic Days.

Episode 93 - Thursday Thoughts - Impostor Syndrome

March 15th, 2019


A few thoughts on Impostor syndrome and how often I am wrong to think that way.

How many times do people have to tell you you did well before you believe it?

Episode 92 - Gary Con XI Wrap Up

March 13th, 2019


Instead of the normal Tuesday Tales, I present my wrap up of Gary Con XI. It includes some new stories of my exploits in RPGs so it's not too far off …

Saturday Scrawl Gary Con XI Special

March 10th, 2019


I caught up with Ray Otus and Cody M and we discuss Gary Con. Catch Ray's Plundergrounds podcast where we discuss mycard game.

Episode 90 - Tuesday Tales - Dungeon Wars & Underground Fireballs

March 6th, 2019


Fighting to a stalemate to retake the dungeons under the castle from all the beasts and villains.

Episode 89 - Saturday Scrawl - Convention Games vs. Modules

March 3rd, 2019


I plan to make an adventure module out of the various convention games I've created and ran.  I ramble on about how simpler is better in my …

Episode 88 - Thursday Thoughts - Spontaneous Generation

March 1st, 2019


In the real world, the idea of spontaneous generation, where maggots and flies come from rotting meat was disproved and replaced by the actual method of like creatures spawning like creatures. That is called biogenesis.

Episode 87 - Tuesday Tales - The Kermit of Talesin

February 27th, 2019


A quick story about the recovery of a legendary suit of armor.

No frogs here, so move along.

My brother, whose character had this item, made this …

Episode 86 - Saturday Scrawl Marmalade Dog - Artist Interview Lindsay Poulos

February 23rd, 2019


Today I'm at Marmalade Dog and I interview artist Lindsay Poulos. 

Twitter Personal  All other social media: @ladyrandombox


Deviant Art

Art …

Episode 85 - Thursday Thoughts - Marmalade Dog What I'm Running

February 22nd, 2019


I want to encourage everyone to go to the small local cons in their area. Offer to run games.

I mention the three scenarios I'm running, one each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'm …

Episode 84 - Tuesday Tales #17 - Taxidermy

February 20th, 2019


I discuss how players in my game wanted to display the trophies of their kills.

Two call ins from Jeremy at the Thought Eater podcast. He also writes …

Episode 83 - Saturday Scrawl #17 - Railroads

February 17th, 2019


Today, I'd like to talk about railroads.

Back in May and June of 2015, I wrote a couple of blog articles about railroad style of play.

The first,

Episode 82 - Thursday Thoughts #16 - Adventure Planning

February 15th, 2019


My thoughts on building a framework or checklist to help me build more interesting adventures that might also be useful to novice GMs.

Episode 81 - Tuesday Tales #16 - Alignment Deviations

February 13th, 2019


Today I discuss the time back in the day when Griswald faced the consequences of an alignment deviation.

by U.S. Department of Defense

Episode 80 - Saturday Scrawl # 16 - ORGANIZATION

February 9th, 2019


Today I discuss organization.

But first some of the usual side quests before the main topic.

It finally clarified in my mind what to call all of my …

Episode 79 - Thursday Thoughts #15 - Language and Writing

February 8th, 2019


Here's episode 79, actually number 80 since I started with episode 0.

Today, I'd like to talk about Language and Writing. I've been working on a blog post, but it's slow going.

Some news in addition to Caravans & …

Episode 78 - Tuesday Tales#15 - Pillage, Then Burn

February 6th, 2019


Call ins from Colin "Spikepit" Green and Pete Jones of the Dragons Are Real podcast.

After some review of the past couple of podcasts and blog posts, …

Episode 77 - Saturday Sprawl - #15 - Simpler Tools, Just As Cool

February 3rd, 2019


After much reflection on my workflow, and the expense of some of my tools, combined with the looming demise of G+, I am convinced, that for me, I …

Episode 76 - Thursday Thoughts #14 - The End Of An Era

February 1st, 2019


G+ Finally made it clear that all the personal G+ information will be deleted.

hear my thoughts here on the podcast, or read them on the blog.

Episode 75 - Tuesday Tales #14 - Disease

January 30th, 2019


Today on episode 75 another Tuesday Tales. Last week I discussed insanity and promised I'd tell the story of how Griswald almost died of disease, and again, another cleric had to heal him.

Thanks for the call in from …

Episode 74 - Saturday Scrawl #14 - Running Con Games

January 27th, 2019


Today's episode of Saturday Scrawl marks the completion of a complete week of the regular Tues, Thurs., Sat. cycle. I also had a couple of extra …

Episode 73 - Thursday Thoughts #13 - When Life Gets In The Way

January 25th, 2019


What do you do when life gets in the way of your hobbies? 

Tonight's episode is a short one as I'm just taking a quick break from an emergency …

Episode 72 - Tuesday Tales #13 - Insanity

January 23rd, 2019


Yes it's the return of Tuesday Tales, where I discuss stories from Back in the Day, and sometimes things from more recent games.

Today on Episode 72, I talk about the time my character Griswald, the namesake of FMAD …

Episode 71 - Monday Madness #1 - More On Dwarven Beards

January 22nd, 2019


So far, I've had 7 call ins from three people on my episode Saturday about Dwarven Beards.

I wrote a follow up blog article with more details and …

Episode 70 - Sunday Special #1 - Magic Wands With Nikola

January 21st, 2019


My granddaughter is fascinated with magic as portrayed in cartoons, like Disney's Frozen. Lately, she is hooked on magic wands. Her grandmother got her a tablet and her parents got her a dozen styluses, just in case. …

Episode 69 - Saturday Scrawl #13 - Musings on Dwarven Beards

January 20th, 2019


After having a long beard for over a year, the end of April, early May will mark two years since I stopped trimming it and let it grow. I've been thinking about beards and how to portray them more realistically where …

Episode 68 - Saturday Scrawl #12 - I'm still here.

January 6th, 2019


After a hiatus due to craziness of the annual busy time at work and some family issues I made a quick episode to update everyone on what I'm up to in the new year.

I'll try to do a weekly Saturday scrawl the rest of …

Episode 67 - Thursday Thoughts #12 - A Plethora of Kickstarters

December 21st, 2018


After some call ins I ramble about the Kickstarters I've backed, mention an upcoming year in review blog post, and announce a break from the podcast until work slows down in mid to late January.

Episode 66 - Tuesday Tales #12 - Interrupting The Wizard

December 19th, 2018


I have call ins from John Large of Red Dice Diaries, Ivy The Happy Whisk, and Cody M. of No Save For You.
Today's story is about the party interrupting the wizard.

Episode 65 - Saturday Scrawl #11 - Call In Catch Up And Update

December 15th, 2018


First call ins about two prior episodes and what's going on that I skipped the last Tuesday and Thursday podcasts

Episode 64 - Saturday Scrawl #10 - Play what You've Got.

December 9th, 2018


Comments on the last episode about Cities as Dungeons.

Today I discuss playing the games you buy and download instead of just gathering them.

Episode 63 - Thursday Thoughts #11 - Cities As Dungeons

December 7th, 2018


I muse on how cities are like dungeons and ways ancient lost cities can become dungeons.

Episode 62 - Tuesday Tales #11 - Manslaughter In A Bar Fight

December 5th, 2018


Calls ins about my last episode announcing no new episodes until today.

A bit of family drama explaining the hiatus (I really want to change channels on this soap opera.)

Overzealous fighter uses all his attacks on a …

Episode 61 - Tuesday Twist #1

November 28th, 2018


An interruption of the regular schedule this week.

Just a quick explanation after a call in from Happy Whisk.

Normal episodes will resume next week …

Episode 60 - Saturday Scrawl #9 - Hob and other names for Goblin.

November 24th, 2018


After two call in from Colin Green (Spikepit), I touch on various names for goblins and other folkloric creatures. Also, hobbit, is a term one can …

Episode 59 - Thursday Thoughts #10 - Thanks

November 22nd, 2018


I take a few moments to express what I am thankful for.

Here is the companion Blog Post:

Episode 58 - Tuesday Tales #10 - Winter Escapades

November 20th, 2018


After call ins from Dr. Robert Groves of DM Dad, and Cody M. of No Save For You, I share a story about characters in winter and some things to consider with …

Episode 57 - Saturday Scrawl #8 - Video Games

November 18th, 2018


After some call ins, I delve into video games.

I'm a gamer and I like all kinds of games, not only RPGs.

Episode 56 - Thursday Thoughts #9 - Anchor Podcast Appreciation

November 16th, 2018


I thought it would be a good idea to shout out to all the OSR Anchor Podcasts I listen to. Perhaps you'll find one you didn't know about.

I end with …

Episode 55 - Tuesday Tales #9 - Undercover Duke

November 14th, 2018


Another story about Griswald, the namesake of Follow Me, And Die!, was sent undercover by the king.

Episode 54 - Monday Madness #1 - UCon 2018 Recap

November 12th, 2018


Since I didn't manage to do a live show from the con on Saturday, Saturday Scrawl #8 is now Monday Madness #1.
I had a blast and want to encourage everyone to attend a game convention at least once.

Episode 53 Thursday Thoughts #8 Con Thoughts

November 9th, 2018


Episode 53 Thursday Thoughts #8 Con Thoughts from UCon 2018

Episode 52 - Tuesday Tales #8 - Elrad Q. Huddleson magic-user

November 7th, 2018


I finally located my notebook with all my past characters in it for which I still have a character sheet.
Musings on languages in game and characters I don't recall.

Episode 51 - Saturday Scrawl #7 - Conventions

November 3rd, 2018


I discuss going to conventions and their benefits, and that I'll be at UCon next weekend and not Gamehole Con.
I mentioned several sites for finding …

Episode 50 - Thursday Thoughts #7 - Making Magic Items

November 1st, 2018


A discussion of crafting magic items and some ideas for how to make it more interesting in your games.

Episode 49 - Tuesday Tales #7 - Making Scrolls

October 31st, 2018


After a call in from Eric Salzwedel at The Omega 3-D Chicken Coop, I dig into the process of making scrolls in AD&D.

Episode 48 - Saturday Scrawl #6 - Detect Evil/Good

October 28th, 2018


Call in from Colin Green of Spikepit.

More follow up on my call in for Episode 28 of

Episode 47 - Thursday Thoughts #6 - Funny Voices

October 26th, 2018


I struggle to do funny voices at the table. I either suffer embarrassment, or get so wrapped up in running a game, that I forget to do the voices.

Episode 46 - Tuesday Tales #6 - Insect Plague

October 23rd, 2018


I discussed the mechanics of the Insect Plague on Saturday Scrawl #5 a few days ago, so this episode wouldn't be too long.
Why I think it's better to …

Episode 45 - Saturday Scrawl #5 - Insect Plague

October 21st, 2018


After a call in about Alliteration as Inspiration from last episode, I discuss Insect Plague in Oe, 1e, 5e, and a few retro clones. I discuss details of the spell in preparation for the next Tuesday Tales.

Episode 44 - Thursday Thoughts #5 - Alliteration For Inspiration

October 18th, 2018


I have a knack for alliteration and have several examples on my blog:
Check out the Kickstarter for …

Episode 43 - Tuesday Tales #5 - Fasbold Torion, Low Charisma

October 17th, 2018


The Dreams in Gary’s Basement: A Documentary on Gary Gygax: Back this Kickstarter to help fund final edits for this movie.

Episode 42 - Saturday Scrawl #4: Low Magic Vs. High Magic

October 13th, 2018


Instead of talking about the G+ looming shutdown, I want to talk about fun stuff. Here is more information is you want it:
My article on MeWe:

Episode 41 - Thursday Thoughts #4 - Tracking Time

October 12th, 2018


A call in from Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast about Saturday Scrawl #3.
Today - My thoughts about moving things along when players get bogged down in discussion over simple matters or aren't ready on their turn …

Episode 40 - Tuesday Tales #4 - My Earliest Existing Character

October 9th, 2018


In today's Tuesday Tales, I talk about the oldest character for whom I still have a character sheet. Kad Staglar, halfing fighter/thief.
I tough on …

Episode 39 - Saturday Scrawl #3 - Stretching Creativity.

October 6th, 2018


Stretching creativity in all ways. As a GM & Player, and through writing, drawing, and other forms of expression.

Episode 38 - Thursday Thoughts #3 - End Of A Campaign

October 5th, 2018


Last night was the end of the Wednesday night AD&D game on Roll20. We reached the end goal of the campaign and "saved" the world.
Our DM published …

Follow Me, And Die! Episode 37 Tues. Tales #3 Powerful Items

October 3rd, 2018


First up a slew of call ins about Encumbrance from Saturday Sprawl #3.
Tuesday Tales #3 will touch on several powerful magic items and the hilarity …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 36-Sat. Scrawl#2 - Encumbrance

September 29th, 2018


I mention that today, Sept. 30 is International Podcast Day.

Check out the new item and creature I was inspired to …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 33 - Training and Advancement

September 22nd, 2018


The first Saturday Sprawl - Training and Advancement to new levels. How I've experienced it as a player and how I handle it as a DM.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 32 - Thursday Thoughts #1 - Henchmen & Hirelings

September 20th, 2018


After a call in from Spikepit on the first Tuesday Tales, I give my take on Retainers and Hirelings.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 31 - Tuesday Tales #1 - Margus Greystone

September 19th, 2018


After a call in about the last episode where I interviewed my brother, Robert, I talk about the dwarf, Margus Greystone, in the first Tuesday Tales.

Follow Me, And Die! Episode 30 Interview with my brother, Robert.

September 16th, 2018


Interview with my brother, Robert.
About his upcoming YouTube channel, his book, and his opinion about my card game.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 28 - Announcing Tuesday Tales

September 13th, 2018


I've had requests for more storied from "Back In The Day" (BITD), so I will have a Tuesday Tales episode each week until I run out of stories. Some will be of my characters, and others will be of other characters.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 27 Updates on PDF current and future

September 11th, 2018


An update on downloads of my first PDF, subscriber numbers and followers, and podcast downloads.
Calls ins, and discussion of upcoming PDFs for …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 26 - One On One Play

September 8th, 2018


Some call ins and today's topic, One on one play, one player and the GM, my experiences.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 24 - Dragongrin Kickstarter from Absolute Tabletop

September 4th, 2018


Episode 24 - Dragongrin Kickstarter from Absolute Tabletop

A 5e setting with the Adventure Kit model, something that should appeal to the OSR.

Shadows …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 22 - A Great 2 days for my PDF

August 31st, 2018


An update on my first PWYW PDF on OBS, growth of my various social media, a call in with congratulations, thanks, and a teaser of what's on the …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 20 - First PDF Live on OBS and Patreon Launched

August 28th, 2018


Call in from Colin about Appendix N.
I announce that my first PDF is live on OBS as PWYW and I launched my Patreon.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 21 - Shopping and Buying Equipment

August 28th, 2018


A few thoughts on shopping and buying equipment.
Favors as payment.
NOTE: Episode 20 is delayed as it is the announcement of my PDF going lived on OBS. First time publications have a 1-5 day wait.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 19 More Appendix N

August 22nd, 2018


Calls ins about last episode's (18) discussion of Appendix N. I list off several titles that make my Appendix N.
I mention my first PDF for DriveThruRPG is in the works and I shared a teaser on social media of the cover.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 18 - Appendix N

August 19th, 2018


A Call in, progress on Patreon and PDF for OBS, Appendix N.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 17 - Rambling update. I'm still here.

August 14th, 2018


A very rambling episode. 6 days since last episode. Mystery of delay on Apple Podcasts solved. Job and other commitments sapping creativity. Power …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 16 - Behind the Scenes at the new Business

August 8th, 2018


Two call ins and my responses.
Lots of activity getting things ready to launch my Patreon and publish my first PDF on OBS.
I also launched my t-shirt design at TeeSpring.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 15 - There is more than one way to run an RPG.

August 5th, 2018


There is more than one way to run an RPG.

A serendipitous response to a Twitter comment.

The way Matthew Mercer GMs Critical Role is not the only way …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 14 - My Card Game

August 3rd, 2018


More about my card game I mentioned last episode. I explain as much as I can before the Kickstarter announcement. (That's still a ways off.)

I talk about it on my YouTube Channel here:

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 13 - Thoughts on Podcast, Business, my own RPG, and RPG Minimalism

August 3rd, 2018


The podcast is doing well, over 325 plays of all combined episodes, some over 30 and nearly all over 20 plays.
I launched Follow Me, And Die! …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 12 - Song Inspired Monster and My Creative Process

July 28th, 2018


A song on the radio inspires ideas for monsters. I discuss more of my creative process and walk the listener through how I did it.
The companion blog article will be up in a day or two and will feature some stats to go …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 11 - Call Ins, Trust the GM, be an Ambassador for the Game

July 27th, 2018


Call ins galore!

Today's Topic - Trust the GM and be an ambassador for your table and all role players.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 10 - AD&D Leads to Rules Lawyering

July 25th, 2018


Episode 10 of the Podcast.

AD&D leads to rules lawyering.

Simpler systems or a document to explain rules not used, modified, and RAW.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 9 - Call ins, WOTC's New Settings, More on Game Stores

July 24th, 2018


Calls ins from Colin Green/Spikepit and Shane Ward/Gilligan's Island of ADD.
New from WOTC about two new settings, one coming in November and the …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 8 - Anchor Website Rant

July 22nd, 2018


An Anchor website/app rant.
A bit of how I record and upload to Anchor.
I recorded and edited this episode in about 15 minutes after taking 10 to dash …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 7 - Call ins, Patreon in the Works

July 22nd, 2018


Colin Green/Spikepit calls in.
I finally figured out what to do for Patreon and am making preparations to launch a Patreon in the coming weeks.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 6 - OSR Crowdsoured The Black Isle Released!

July 20th, 2018


The OSR Crowdsourced Black Isle was released yesterday on the 9th anniversary of the blog. And our second call in to the show from Spikepit.

You can …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 5 - 1e Command Spell in Other Languages than English

July 15th, 2018


Thoughts on the cleric spell Command in AD&D in English and other languages.
Thoughts and ideas for the Chant spell.
Out of the box thinking for …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 4 - First Call in, Avoiding D&D on the Brain When Making Your Own Game

July 7th, 2018


First message on the podcast! Thanks for the encouragement. Today - how to avoid D&D on the brain when devising your own RPG?

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 3 - Fumbles In Pronunciation

July 1st, 2018


Fumbles In Pronunciation - Words from AD&D 1st Edition that we struggled with back in the day. Some, especially one, I still struggle with.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 2 I Need A Table, Thoughts on Tables

June 29th, 2018


I Need A Table - Tables seem to be one of the iconic things about the OSR, various creators sharing their tables. I have a few I have made, I like …

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 1 - World Building Strategies

June 27th, 2018


I discuss top down and bottom up world building, with a focus on bottom up as it gets one to running the game sooner.

Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 0 - Checking out Anchor, Lean Rules, and other Musings

June 24th, 2018


Introduction, OSR, Lean Rules, creaking chair, and interruption by the train. This was off the top of my head without a script, so as with many other …

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