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A tabletop RPG discussion and actual play podcast. D&D, OSR, etc.

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Finale of Neoclassical Geek Revival 2e Preview

August 10th, 2021


We finish up our preview of Neoclassical Geek Revival 2e, using the module A Thousand Dead Babies, both by Zzarchov Kowolski. Kickstarter for the 2e …

Infinite Loop of Babies - Neoclassical Geek Revival 2e Preview Part 2

June 15th, 2021


We continue the 1K Dead Babies module using the 2e preview of Zzarchov's Neoclassical Geek Revival system. (Apologies for the weird background …

Neoclassical Geek Revival 2e Preview

May 27th, 2021


We have a preview copy of the 2nd edition of Zzarchov Kowolski's Neoclassical Geek Revival, and we run it with his classic module A Thousand Dead …

Thulian Echoes Finale & Review

March 23rd, 2021


We finish up Thulian Echoes and give our thoughts. Show notes:

Dear Gary, Can a Vampire Die of Old Age?

March 3rd, 2021


GG NO RE answers your RPG questions again, from the technical to the social. Show notes:

Thulian Echoes Part 1

February 9th, 2021


We start up Thulian Echoes by Zzarchov Kowolski, an innovative and clever module that's easy to slot into most campaigns. Show notes:

Galaxy Far Away - Ultralite Star Wars

February 2nd, 2021


Asa runs a Star Wars game using the Galaxy Far Away ultralite rules from d66 Kobolds. Show notes:

Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart

December 8th, 2020


Welcome to the dark future. We're playing the quickstart (excuse me,  jumpstart) rules for Cyberpunk Red, the newest edition of the Cyberpunk …

Dragonlance Finale in Which We Fight a Dragon

October 7th, 2020


DRAGONS OF DESPAIR comes to its desperate end with a sequence-breaking dragon fight. Show notes:

A Game of Flavor Text - Dragonlance 2

September 22nd, 2020


The fellers trek overland to find a white stag and an ancient city. We set a record for the most flavor text read in a single session. Show notes:

The First Time Dragonlance Has Been Played This Millennium

September 9th, 2020


We play Dragonlance, Dragons of Despair, to be specific. No one has ever  played this since 1983, and that is an empirical fact. Show notes:

Review and Tour - B3 Palace of the Silver Princess

August 18th, 2020


We walk through the highlights of the rest of the module and talk about its pros and cons. Show notes:

B3: Palace of the Silver Princess: Orc Fighting Simulator

July 27th, 2020


We start our playthrough of the classic module B3: Palace of the Silver Princess. We follow procedures exactly, become the bane of the elderly, fight …

Return of the Kings

June 23rd, 2020


Yeah, I'm thinking we're back. Listener question, Dear Gary, and amusing digressions. Show notes:

Reviewing Xanathar's Downtime Rules

April 28th, 2020


We discuss our experience with the downtime rules in Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Topics: fictionally involved vs summarized, small addition to …

Talespire Beta - Virtual Tabletop Review

April 22nd, 2020


We discuss and show off Talespire, a virtual tabletop in closed beta right now on Steam.

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Spider vs Zombies - Dungeon Academy Actual Play

April 7th, 2020


Our first actual play screencast. Our dungeon academy students have a school phase, follow some personal quests, see what it's like to be in …

Art in RPGs

March 29th, 2020


The gamers discuss the function of art in RPGs and enact coronavirus discourse. Show notes:

Game in the Time of Corona

March 24th, 2020


An update about how gg no re is going quarantine mode. We're still playing, and we should have another group podcast soon. This virus has also opened …

Ponysized Ear Clam - Dungeon Academy Play Report

February 25th, 2020


Tim and Daniel recap the events of the first proper foray into the dungeon beneath the academy. Show notes:

Music is "Monarchy" by Mosh:

Horsesized Cockroach - Dungeon Academy Actual Report

January 28th, 2020


We recount the events of last session and promise to be good boys and actually record the next actual play. Show notes:

Music is "Monarchy" by Mosh:

AFTER DARK - Dungeon Academy Killer Arc

January 21st, 2020


We talk about our most recent session of EPIC GAMING, in which the first  Dungeon Academy "plot arc" wrapped up: what happened, DM techniques  employed, some behind the scenes info. 

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Dungeon Academy 13

December 31st, 2019


An old face returns and a new one appears as the students attempt to  rescue a burning dryad and delve into a lair beneath her tree. 

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Dear Gary, Metagaming?

December 24th, 2019


What is metagaming? Bad or good? How should metagaming affect situation  design? Plus discussions on domineering players, GM-player system  mismatch, …

Dungeon Academy 12

December 17th, 2019


The party continues to explore the Shady Grove, searching for the entrance of the dungeon proper, but things go a bit sideways.

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Intro music "Monarchy" by …

Dungeon Academy 11

December 10th, 2019


This week in Dungeon Academy, new best friends, striking out at romance with a foodie, passing and failing tests, and some reverse-ambushing in the Shady Grove. Music, maps, and PC pics in the show notes:

Red Dead & Dragons

December 3rd, 2019


Tim and Daniel analyze what the acclaimed Western sandbox videogame Red Dead Redemption 2 took from D&D and what your campaign can take from it. We also discuss Bryce Lynch's review of the game. 

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WE STAN (Issue 1)

November 12th, 2019


This is the new superhero RPG hotness. Listen as four heroes unite to fight GARBAGEMAN, Neo-Birmingham's newest villain. 

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The Final Girl

October 29th, 2019


We play Bret Gillan's one-shot horror RPG, The Final Girl. Show notes:

Dear Gary, I'm Trapped in a Box

October 23rd, 2019


Our RPG advice column reprises with more questions from the internet and our patrons. Show notes:

Town & Dungeon

October 15th, 2019


(Check the show notes for a pdf you can use to follow along with this episode.) Daniel explains a procedure for generating a town and dungeon …

Ryuutama Actual Play

September 24th, 2019


We play the intro scenario for heartwarming indie RPG from Japan,  Ryuutama. Learn about how it handles overland travel, and see how you  might use these procedures in other games. Show notes:

Ryuutama Character Generation

September 24th, 2019


We generate characters for the heartwarming Japanese RPG Ryuutama. If you listen, you will know how to make them. Show notes:

175 - Essentials Kit Review

September 10th, 2019


We review the D&D 5e Essentials Kit. Disregard the positive reviews you've seen. It is not good. Show notes:

174 - re:play Electric Bastionland

August 28th, 2019


Jim runs a homebrew adventure set within ELECTRIC BASTIONLAND, the new hotness from Chris McDowall and other luminaries. Show notes:

173 - re:play Essentials Kit 4

August 20th, 2019


The 5e Essentials Kit playthrough hits a VERY STRONG inflection point. Show notes:

172 - Dear Gary, Am I the Witchy One?

August 13th, 2019


Our RPG advice column reprises with more questions from the internet and our patrons. Show notes:

170 - Dear Gary 1

July 23rd, 2019


We start our very serious and important rpg advice column. Write in with questions of your own for next time. 

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169 - re:play Essentials Kit 2

July 17th, 2019


The Essentials Kit for D&D 5e continues. Show notes:

168 - Insanity Elevation Contour Mapping

July 9th, 2019


Daniel shows how to add elevation contour lines to a hex map, how to calculate sight lines in terms of hexes, how to navigate overland by means of …

167 - re:play Essentials Kit 1

July 2nd, 2019


We start our actual play of the new 5e Essentials Kit. Show notes:

166 - Essentials Kit Hype

June 25th, 2019


We talk about the upcoming Essentials Kit for D&D 5, the actual play of which will be our next episode. We also touch on how we created characters, both mechanically and dramatically, and discussed more broadly the …

165 - Inferno2

June 11th, 2019


Daniel got it into his head to run a Dante's Inferno tactical D&D war/storygame. Unfortunately, Roll20 doesn't let you export entire campaigns; …

164 - re:play Dungeon Academy 10

June 4th, 2019


 The party continues into a labyrinth of the kobold lair, has to navigate using verbal description only, and gets into a dicey fight. Later that …

163 - D&D 5e Races Tier List

May 28th, 2019


We rate the 5e races. Make sure to check our youtube for an actual video of the process. Show notes:

162 - re:play Kirland 1

May 21st, 2019


 Actual play proper of our experimental 5e intro campaign, Kirland. Refer to the previous episode for background on how it was created, and see the show notes for all the material Daniel had generated to run the first …

161 - How to Quickly Prep a DnD Campaign

May 14th, 2019


 Bit of a weird ep this time. Daniel had less than a week's notice to run a game for some youngsters, half of whom hadn't really played an RPG before. Daniel decided to make this a challenge run: create a new campaign …

160 - re:play Clerics in the Vineyard 1

May 7th, 2019


Daniel finally gets to run Dogs in the Vineyard, adapted to a familiar D&D setting. It's teenage pseudomormon gunslingers, but with St. Cuthbert …

159 - How to Improvise Traps and Be Productive

April 30th, 2019


 Daniel gives a preview of a patron-only 4-in-1 page dungeon that we'll be releasing soon, describing its method for making traps beforehand or at runtime.

And, speaking of traps, there's DM perfectionism. You want …

158 - Is D&D Cool Now?

April 23rd, 2019


Well, what is it? Are you cool yet? Show notes:

157 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

April 15th, 2019


We discuss FROM SOFTWARE's new ninja action game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We compare it to the previous Soulsborne games, rank it among our …

156 - Mothership - Finale of Dead Planet

April 8th, 2019


We finish our run of our first proper sci-fi game, Mothership. Spoilers for the official module Dead Planet follow. Listen as it is revealed that …

155 - ggnore:update and Bonus Interview

March 20th, 2019


Daniel gives an update on the podcast and tells you what to expect in future episodes. We'd like to hear your feedback on this one; so ping us in the comments or @ggnorecast on twitter. At the end, Daniel interviews his …

154 - Mothership - Dead Planet

March 11th, 2019


We play our first proper sci-fi game, Mothership. Spoilers for the official module Dead Planet follow. Hear Daniel try to figure out how space works! …

153 - Favorite Vidyagamez

March 5th, 2019


We (in the last underwater recording) discuss, gush, and throw shade on each other's fav videogames. Show notes:

152 - Roll Tide or Naw 2

February 25th, 2019


The gg no re bois are back with the classic lightning-round opinion panel. This time: live service games, wines of various kinds, dungeons, dragons, classic D&D monsters, and more. 

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151 - re:play Pokemon 5e

February 11th, 2019


We try out the 5e conversion of Pokemon that the great benefactor of mankind @JOEtheDM has created. Our PCs get their Pokemon trainer licenses and encounter Team NORMIE in the rain-slick streets of Neo Pallet Town. 

150 - AFTER DARK - The Pareto Principle But Dungeons and Dragons

February 5th, 2019


We put out an episode of AFTER DARK for the general audience. Usually you have to be a patron to get in on this. But, enjoy, normie listeners. We give/take session feedback, complain about each other, and talk about …

149 - re:play Dungeon Academy 9

January 29th, 2019


Beard ASMR & Blood Pools. Got projector armbands. Got Patroclus to come with. Explored side paths then found a cave complex beneath the hill off …

148 - Blood Pools

January 21st, 2019


 We had an off week this time; so, instead of a typical episode, here's a crosspost from Daniel's podcast, Detect Magic, in which he talks about a …

147 - re:play Dungeon Academy 8

January 14th, 2019


Suspicion over the murder of Secundus spreads among the faculty. Luna's romance gets complicated. Luna and Tacitus study wand creation. And the rest …

146 - re:play Dungeon Academy 7

January 7th, 2019


New audio gear! The students visit Pluto in the hospital, busy themselves with normal school stuff, and romance blossoms for Luna.

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145 - re:play Dungeon Academy 6

January 1st, 2019


Fighting the bandits — Saggitarius grapples the bandit leader Arbor — Luna finds out her wand shoots 2d6 fire (17 charges left) — our first PC death …

144 - re:play Dungeon Academy 5

December 25th, 2018


Espying a spider-man — resurrecting a skeletal smith — speaking with the spider-man — a dead alchemist holds a magic wand and magic hat and magic …

143 - re:play Dungeon Academy 4

December 19th, 2018


Pluto hits the books, looking for info on the sewer system, and meets Nero, the winner of the joust — prequel jokes — a magic-gril looking for her lost seeing eye dog — entering the dungeon proper for the first time — a …

142 - The Death of Google Plus

December 11th, 2018


We talk about where the OSR and DIY scene should migrate after Google Plus fails to save vs death. Show notes:

141 - re:play Dungeon Academy 3

December 4th, 2018


More Dungeon Academy actual play. They chill at the joust and then sleep. The next day, we see what a cantrip classroom looks like, and someone gets a rival. The mystery of the moaning grate deepens. Show notes:

140 - re:play Dungeon Academy 2

November 27th, 2018


The Dungeon Academy students attend their first church service, a memorial to the student who was recently murdered under mysterious circumstances. …

139 - re:play Dungeon Academy 1

November 20th, 2018


This starts our play of Dungeon Academy, Daniel's homebrew campaign framework in which you play students in dungeon-school, D&D Hogwarts with the …

138 - R A T T L E D (part 4)

November 6th, 2018


We conclude our play of R A T T L E D, a campaign framework Daniel is making for playing reverse D&D with skeletons. No Prep, All Calcium.

In this episode, bring the SKELETON WAR to the first location, expand the …

137 - R A T T L E D (part 3)

November 2nd, 2018


We continue our play of R A T T L E D, a campaign framework Daniel is making for playing reverse D&D with skeletons. No Prep, All Calcium. Check …

136 - R A T T L E D (part 2)

October 22nd, 2018


We continue our play of R A T T L E D, a campaign framework Daniel is making for playing reverse D&D with skeletons. No Prep, All Calcium. Will …

135 - R A T T L E D (part 1)

October 16th, 2018


We start our play of R A T T L E D, a campaign framework Daniel is making for playing reverse D&D with skeletons. No Prep, All Calcium. Will be …

134 - Roll Tide or Naw?

October 1st, 2018


It's the fabled Roll Tide or Naw? episode! We have a topic and then give what we think about it. See show notes for topic list:

133 - Interview with a Level 1 Player

September 22nd, 2018


In our first ever gg no re interview, we talk to Montrail, a player new to tabletop RPGs whom we randomly met at Dragon Con. We learn about how he came to find out about D&D and RPGs in general, what his experience …

132 – Dragon Con 2018

September 18th, 2018


We talk about our experience at Dragon Con 2018: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the sublime.

131 - re:view Pathfinder 2 Playtest

August 30th, 2018


We review the Pathfinder 2 playtest. Show notes, including a one page dungeon version of the first adventure, here:

130 - re:play Pathfinder 2 Playtest

August 27th, 2018


We actually play Mathfinder. After all the trash talk, we finally see what it's really all about. You'll see the new 2e playtest mechanics in action (at least the ones that Daniel can remember), and hear us wail in …

129 – re:play Making a PC for Pathfinder 2

August 20th, 2018


Apologies in advance, but this episode is us helping Tim create a Pathfinder 2e character and complaining about it with amused detachment.

In the …

127 – re:cap City of the Crepuscular Queen 5

July 19th, 2018


Something a bit different this time. Daniel recaps the session with voiceover, cutting in clips of the actual play, and commenting on particular …

126 - re:play City of the Crepuscular Queen 4

July 9th, 2018


This ep is another example of a full mythic play-cycle: suffering in the world of humanity caused by evils within and/or without, leading to a …

111 Highlights

January 20th, 2018


Clips for your amusement from our upcoming episode 111, in which we continue playing through Tomb of Annihilation.

108 Highlights

January 5th, 2018


MEATGRINDER MODE in Tomb of Annihilation • #firstworldproblems in Tomb of Annihilation • Flava text from Tomb of Annihilation • Google home …

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