Gothridge Manor

120 EpisodesProduced by Tim Shorts

Welcome to my Anchor channel. You'll find nothing serious here. I talk about tabletop RPG gaming with a focus on the older editions and retro clones. Some folks call it the OSR, I just call it gaming. If you like rolling weird dice, talking in weird voices and just being weird, pull up a chair and s… read more

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Doing Experience Differently

December 14th, 2018

10:30

My Patreon

December 13th, 2018

36:35

I Bitch About How Amazon Packs Books

December 11th, 2018

19:04

Gaming Group History

December 10th, 2018

28:44

Creating Cultures Through Play

December 8th, 2018

15:33

Game Week

December 7th, 2018

20:44

Character Arc Through a Campaign

December 4th, 2018

16:49

My Campaign Inspirations and Development

December 4th, 2018

27:34

Sponsers for Anchor!?!?

November 30th, 2018

4:57

Game Night Cleansing the Temple

November 29th, 2018

11:02

Publisher Series: My Take of the Changes on RPGNow

November 24th, 2018

34:15

Will I GM or Play. It's All Good.

November 15th, 2018

6:08

Changing the way I listen to podcasts

November 15th, 2018

7:34

Building a Thieves Guild

November 13th, 2018

16:01

Levels of Room Description

November 13th, 2018

21:21

Stan Lee and my Early memory of comic books

November 12th, 2018

13:59

My Monster Books

November 11th, 2018

21:56

Anatomy of Adventure Writing: Part 2: Room Detail

November 6th, 2018

9:46

Music and Sound Effects in Game

November 4th, 2018

8:56

Anatomy of Adventure Writing Part 1

November 3rd, 2018

16:00

Cross Promotion interviews with You

November 2nd, 2018

12:23

Podcast with The Happy Whisk

October 26th, 2018

13:20

Before and After

October 25th, 2018

18:32

Player Choice

October 22nd, 2018

9:57

Investigative Adventures

October 18th, 2018

15:09

Bringing Literary Concepts to Adventure Writing

October 16th, 2018

14:01

Game Prep

October 15th, 2018

14:57

An Economic Moster Has No Hit Dice

October 12th, 2018

14:45

Best session evaaar lightning cast

October 11th, 2018

1:34

MeWe?

October 10th, 2018

11:29

Retiring Characters for reasons other than death

October 6th, 2018

23:21

How much gore/violence is too much?

October 3rd, 2018

19:30

Writing for other people

October 1st, 2018

16:01

Gambling and Tournaments

September 30th, 2018

17:23

Review: B/X Essentials Adventures and Treasures

September 29th, 2018

23:58

Call Ins. Reviews. Spell Components. Stuff.

September 27th, 2018

22:57

Publisher Series: Handling a Negative Review

September 26th, 2018

10:13

Using Components and Reagents to Spice Up Spells and Potions

September 25th, 2018

13:33

Shh Secret Episode, Game Night Adventure

September 19th, 2018

14:56

Different Ways to Create NPCs

September 18th, 2018

13:51

Henchmen Werespiders

September 17th, 2018

13:21

Publisher Series: Self Promotion

September 14th, 2018

26:28

Retiring Products

September 13th, 2018

10:16

Publisher Series: What are words worth?

September 12th, 2018

21:20

Flash Cast PC Death in 1 on 1 Games

September 7th, 2018

5:07

1 on 1 gaming

September 5th, 2018

24:46

Call In Bonanza

September 4th, 2018

27:16

My Experience with 'Pay What You Want'

August 31st, 2018

21:48
I recently purchased two Anchorcasters products. Larry Hamilton's, Locks, Vaults, and Hiding Places. And Howard Belieff's, A Bakers Denizen. Both use …

Critical Hits

August 30th, 2018

9:02

My Take on Why Shadow Points are a Good Thing

August 29th, 2018

9:12

Developing Classes through Culture

August 27th, 2018

12:21

Hunting for the Heart of a Dryad

August 25th, 2018

18:41

Building The Connection between the PC and the Campaign World

August 22nd, 2018

9:12

Thieves World & Robin of Sherwood

August 20th, 2018

12:43

Tent Revival

August 15th, 2018

7:28

Random tables. B/X class variants. Crap ton of anchor casts.

August 14th, 2018

14:25

Quantum Ogre

August 11th, 2018

10:58

Call In Episode

August 10th, 2018

12:17

Campaign Organization

August 8th, 2018

10:21

Finding the Time to Game

August 7th, 2018

10:54

Maps from a Designer Perspective

August 2nd, 2018

11:03

Thieves Guilds

July 30th, 2018

12:08

Virtues of a Micro Adventure

July 25th, 2018

15:44

I talk a lot

July 24th, 2018

15:00

Call In Episode

July 23rd, 2018

18:50

OSR as a Business

July 20th, 2018

16:23

Mail Call

July 18th, 2018

7:35

A Few Adventure Writing Inspirations

July 18th, 2018

10:33

A Little Bit of This and That

July 17th, 2018

19:35

My June Patreon Goodies

July 16th, 2018

11:23
Want to know more about my Micro-Adventures for June. Hyroth my NPC card, leader of a fake cult. Adventure Time game time tracker card. And Into the …

ENnies Messages

July 14th, 2018

21:27

Solo Gaming

July 13th, 2018

9:19

Ennies What Are They Good For?

July 12th, 2018

12:34

Gothridge Manor the Blog Part 1

July 11th, 2018

27:34

Uncomfortable Topics in Game

July 10th, 2018

13:32
I was surprised last night that a topic came up that I stopped the game to address it. We resolved it quickly with a good conversation. Become a …

Knowing the Difference Between a Good and Bad Critique

July 9th, 2018

13:16

Low Tech Design, Pondering Spell Rarity and Death Rolls

July 8th, 2018

13:57
Enjoying the Sunday sun designing an adventure on the back deck with pen and dice thinking about spells. Installing a spell rarity aspect. And lastly …

Congrats Hobbs and Game Night and Gravity is to Blame and Spells

July 6th, 2018

14:03

Keeping it Fresh by Playing Different Genres

July 2nd, 2018

8:40

Politics, the Measure, the Sliding Scale of Asshole

July 2nd, 2018

17:11

Taverns Use In Game

July 1st, 2018

11:53

Scaling Spells to Grow in Power ast the Mage Grows in Power

June 30th, 2018

16:59

Running my 3rd Session

June 26th, 2018

8:28

Balanced Encounters?

June 25th, 2018

11:52

Random Gaming Stuff

June 21st, 2018

7:08

Iniative Baby, who goes first?

June 20th, 2018

10:09

Work and Gaming

June 19th, 2018

15:13

Self Promotion Problem

June 18th, 2018

7:46

Hit Points Arguement

June 17th, 2018

9:51

First Campaign Session

June 15th, 2018

10:59

My Top 3 Gaming Suppliments

June 14th, 2018

8:45

Plotting my Halfling Adventure

June 13th, 2018

10:56

Building a Halfling Community

June 12th, 2018

7:56

Session 0.2

June 11th, 2018

14:39

Episode 29: My 3 Favorite Adventure Modules

June 8th, 2018

10:08
Steve C over at Dice Roll Zine Podcast asked what were your 3 favorite adventure modules. Here are mine with a few honorable mentions. Become a …

Session 0

June 5th, 2018

18:40
I like to develop character background using the players ideas and then giving them information specific to the character. Run one or two individual sessions to grow the character into the campaign world. Become a …

My Patreon

June 4th, 2018

11:58

Randomly Generating Room Contents Part 1

May 31st, 2018

10:11
I have many ways I develop adventures and what I put on them. This is part one that will be a semi regular series. Become a supporter of this …

Time to Think

May 30th, 2018

11:36

I'm on Facebook...again

May 27th, 2018

6:06
I'm giving it a go again. That thing called Facebook. I've had my issues. And 300 words tonight! Brain is in full gamer mode. Unclogged by Adulting. …

Map or Mind

May 26th, 2018

16:49

Expansive Storyline...The Werewolf

May 25th, 2018

13:21
I'm in an Adventures in Middle Earth game. About a year now. And I talk about how Rob Conley is able to weave an expansive storyline to get us …

A Bad Game Night is Still a Good Game Night

May 22nd, 2018

8:30

The Process of Creating My Micro-Adventure

May 22nd, 2018

17:48

Starting Characters in a New Campaign

May 19th, 2018

14:13

Random Friday

May 18th, 2018

7:52

All over the place

May 17th, 2018

18:39
Beware. I'm All over the place on this one. You'll learn about one of my pet peeves and why I shouldn't do a podcast at the end of the day. Become …

Imprisonment

May 16th, 2018

21:54

Doing too much

May 15th, 2018

14:05

Resource and Encumbrance

May 14th, 2018

12:10

Weather in Game

May 12th, 2018

14:22

My NPC Cards

May 10th, 2018

12:37

Playing Styles

May 9th, 2018

7:44

A Thanks from Frank

May 4th, 2018

21:20

The Value of Playtesting

May 3rd, 2018

12:15

Shout Out to Hobbs and Village Random Encounters and Development

May 1st, 2018

13:53

Finding a Home for My Podcast and a little something about Playtesting

April 30th, 2018

7:37

Random Encounters: Hex Crawl & Dungeons

April 24th, 2018

20:59

Organizing the Disorganization...Failure

April 23rd, 2018

8:53

Podcast vs. Video Poll

April 22nd, 2018

3:03
I'm developing a hexcrawl campaign using Komor Forest, my setting I've used for the past year when writing my Micro-Adventures and Micro-Locations. I …
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