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Joethelawyer's Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings

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Hi everyone! I'll be sharing my thoughts about all things Dungeons and Dragons related. I'm an old school OSR D&D gamer who finds himself running three different face-to-face D&D 5e games. Go figure. :) Support this podcast:

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I'm on YouTube now!

March 13th, 2022


Hi guys!  I'm on YouTube now!  Here's all the links!





The Return of the Joe and Bro D&D Firepit Show!

November 8th, 2021


We're back!  In front of a hot fire, with some cold beers, talking about D&D 

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Classic Rock Artists as D&D Character Classes and Tropes

March 10th, 2021


Inspired by Tim and Ivy over at the Gothridge Manor Podcast, which classes would various artists of the classic rock era be?  Enjoy!

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The Epic Tim Shorts and Rob Conley Joint Interview

August 23rd, 2020


This was a blast!  I was finally able to do a joint interview with Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor, and Rob Conley from Bat in the Attic.  They are good friends who have been gaming together since they were kids in the …

Joe and Bro Firepit Show

August 20th, 2020


We talk about online gaming in the time of Corona, conventions, how each of our games are going, mass combat, world development, and, of course, Matt Jackson

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Joe and Bro Corona Apocalypse Firepit Show!

April 5th, 2020


We catch up on life, what games we are playing, and how his migration to Roll 20 has been going.


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It's Matt Jackson's 78th Birthday! Everyone Go Wish Him Happy Bday!

February 2nd, 2020


That's right, the grandfather of the OSR and the inspiration behind the phrase "pulling a jackson" is approaching his 80's quickly!  He will …

I'm Back! Game Updates, Voicemails, Goals for the New Year. Enjoy!

January 15th, 2020


Thanks for listening guys!  A few updates on the games I'm playing and running, plus some voicemails.  

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Joe and Bro Firepit Show: Mentzer for Kids, Him DM'ing, My Solo Game With Him, and Two Months of Voicemails

October 14th, 2019


Enjoy!  Sorry for not responding to all the voicemails sooner.  I was taking a bit of a break.

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Matt Jackson Walks Into A Strip Bar....

September 23rd, 2019


Just what the title says.  All about our bet.  :)  Plus updates on stuff. 

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I'm No Longer DM'ing 5e, Cthulhu, and 14 Blog Posts Coming Up With Awesome 5e Content!

August 24th, 2019


I get into why I'm no longer DM'in5 my three 5e games, talk about the 5e Cthulhu book I got in the mail the other day, and go into the 14 scheduled …

Joe and Bro Firepit Show

August 11th, 2019


He is starting a new campaign as my old bastards game  shifts to just he and I, DM knowledge of the rules vs knowledge of how to DM, new boxed set …

Cyberpunk 2020 versus Shadowrun! Looking for feedback!

July 29th, 2019


Leave as many multiple Jacksons as you want.  Looking for feedback! 

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My Shirecon Event Has Been Submitted, Mapping Night, New Guy Complications, Plus Voicemails!

July 28th, 2019


I chose the system and game I'm running at Shirecon, updates on mapping night, some Middle Earth complications with the new guy, and voicemails from Lieren, Tim Shorts, and John of Red Dice Diaries

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A Smorgasbord of Fun! A HUGE Podcast Covering Tons o' Crapola.

July 24th, 2019


Voicemails, Game updates, Player Skill v Player Knowledge, Housereules and when you have to break them due to fairness, My go-to OSR Basic-type …

Ren Fair DnD Game Was a Success! Plus Voicemails from Tim, Ivy, Colin and Lieren

July 7th, 2019


We had a great time both at the fair and the after party back at my place.  Enjoy!

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Definitely NSFW Joe And Bro Weekend Firepit Show: A Tim Shorts Tribute Episode. Plus, Rude Shit. Snowflakes: Don't Listen

June 22nd, 2019


Featuring an Un-packaging of Tim's Latest Patreon Stuff, a Discussion Based on His Last Podcast, and Some Shit No One at Home or Work Should Hear …

Game Updates, Ren Faire Gameday Plans, and a SJW's Wet Dream of a Trap in Rappan Athuk

June 21st, 2019


Updates on all three games I'm DM'ing, how my plan to have players from all three games meetup and play together at a local Ren Faire, and a sex trap in Rappan Athuk.

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EP51 Game Prep for Tomorrow Night! Plus, Some Forgotten Realms 5e Modules You May Not Have Heard Of

June 15th, 2019


Hi Guys.  Thanks for all the warm wishes on my 50th!  Talking about game prep and some older 5e compatible FR modules you may not know about.


EP50 Episode 50!!! What I've learned so far

June 14th, 2019


It ain’t much. :) Thanks for all your support guys. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you.


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Game night! Recap of last weeks game, looking forward to this week. Plus how I define an OSR game

June 10th, 2019


Following up on a message I left Jason Hobbs on how I define an OSR game. Plus game night recap and prep.


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Killed 4 of 7 PC's the Other Night, Fritz Leiber Book Find, Game Balance in 5e v OSR, Plus VM's on movies, 2e, Bday Wishes and Rottgrubbery

May 29th, 2019


Near TPK with the Old Fuckers Game, Fritz Leiber book find plus an update on my brother's wife, Game balance in 5e v the OSR, plus tons of VM's on movies, rottgrubs, my bday, and 2e.

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Top Movies and Shows of the OSR Anchorites!

May 22nd, 2019


Check out my latest Podcast, where I publish all your voicemails about  the top movies and shows newer younger players should watch to more Old …

XP! A Survey of How All The Older Editions And Clones Award Non Monster XP, Plus a Request for HELP!

May 17th, 2019


I compare how XP for gold piece value from magic and treasure is awarded in OD&D, Holmes,  B/X, Mentzer Basic and Expert, Rules Cyclopedia, …

A Short One on Hear Noise/Listen/Perception

May 15th, 2019


Just what it says---but what stat modifies it?

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More Raggi Voicemails, Race as Class, Being Too Prepared, Fear of Launching, Success and Failure, and Game Updates,

May 11th, 2019


A few voicemails from Chuck Thorin, Evil Jeff, and Cody M, I talk about race as class some more, Blood Island and how I get in my own way, overcoming fears, game updates, Characters pausing to be merchants, and dropping …

B/X Race as Class Solution, Game Updates, Saltmarsh for 5e, B/X Essentials Kickstarter. Thoughts...

May 5th, 2019


Random stuff and some updates. Plus I fixed what I screwed up with Colin’s last voice mail.


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Response to Jason Hobbs on What Was and What Is the OSR, plus voicemails and updates

May 3rd, 2019


Some voicemails from the Brothers Green, Whisk, Matt and a plethora of others!  Plus some points I agree and disagree with Hobbs on regarding his latest podcast.  Finished it up with some game updates, including playing …

Hey Raggi, Fuck You! Where's My Fucking Book?

May 1st, 2019


I backed the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Hardcover Referee Book in 2013.  Almost six years now, and no goddamned book yet.  What the fuck, man?

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Joe and Bro Show Firepit chat!

April 21st, 2019


Topic of the night: concerting older first and second edition modules to 5e, plus our normal BS session. Enjoy!


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Let Your Freak Flag Fly! Plus Like a ZILLION Voicemails

April 20th, 2019


On 4-20, the official Weed Holiday, I talk about why I talk about weed, and about being yourself and letting your freak flag fly.  Plus, about 20 …

A Podcast straight from the Bowels of Hell—-the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

April 13th, 2019


Game updates, triple mega campaign convergence, Running one shots, my new pc for Tim Shorts’ game, messages I left for for Spikepit, and a bit about James Smith. Here’s the message I just sent my players. “So as most of …

Joe and Bro Show. Literally a Fireside Chat

April 7th, 2019


Me and my brother, sitting in front of a fire, just chillin. Talking dnd, drinking some drink, smoking some smoke


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A Podcast Listing All The OSR Anchorite Podcasts I Know Of: Tell Me What I'm Missing!

April 6th, 2019


I run down a list of the ones I know.  Tell me ones that are not on my list and I'll share those with everyone in a few days.  It's hard to get a comprehensive list, and I hear of new ones only when someone leaves a …

Is the DM there to Entertain? Fuck no. Entertain me, bitches!

March 23rd, 2019


My commentary on a topic that's floating around, plus some stories about setting expectations and how when you don't its bad for everyone involved.

Gaming Updates and Voicemails!

March 22nd, 2019


I respond to some voicemails from Colin and Vance, talk about the game I'm playing in that Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor is running, as well as a …

My First Unboxing! Also, a VM From Matt Jackson: Halfling Sex---Does Size Matter?

March 21st, 2019


My First Unboxing!  Christian Walker sent me a one page Zine, and Tim Shorts sent me some back issues of his Zine, The Manor, plus some other cool …

Sidebar Interview With Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue! You Name It, We Talk About It.

March 10th, 2019


Che and I had a very far ranging discussion. Close to two hours! We started talking about the basics of the British educational system, then got into: coddling kids these days as opposed to growing up Gen X; UK …

Blood Island Player's Manual is UP!

March 9th, 2019


 Hi Everyone! I just uploaded a Players Guide to Blood Island in the  files section of Blood Island on MeWe.  Take a look, let me know what  you think.  I'm aiming for "Game 0" to be either next weekend or the  weekend …

Joe And Bro Show! Roll20, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, Electronics and DnD, Dragon 5 with Witches, Balrogs, and playing DnD With Tolkien as your DM

March 5th, 2019


We started out talking about R0ll20 which lead us to electronic stuff at the DnD Table.  We each had a pretty good whatthefuckism, and when we get …

Call-ins! and a Karl Lagerfeld Inspired mini-rant on Political Correctness, Smoking Bans, and Cell Phones are all Killing the Art of Conversation

February 27th, 2019


Anchorites responding to my questions about Virtual Tabletops and dice and token usage, as well as responses to my recent interview with Colin. …

Joe and Bro Sunday Show

February 25th, 2019


We talk about the trajectory of growth as a DM (or at least our growth trajectory), Dragon Magazine #4, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, and my brother goes over how I killed his characters over the years.  I dispute all that, …

Sidebar Interview #2 with Colin "Spikepit" Green

February 24th, 2019


I had a great time talking with Colin about so many things!  From his own personal story, we jumped into topics like Art, History, Shamanism, …

Your Preferences for Online Games: Tokens or No? Die Roller Programs or Dice? Also, Memory Lane in my DTRPG Library

February 23rd, 2019


I talk about my past gaming history using apps like Roll 20, and my preferences related to tokens and dice rollers.  Looking for your feedback here …

Voicemails! Tim and Ivy Shorts, Colin "Spikepit" Green and Darren "RFED" Green, Fran "T" and Che Webster

February 22nd, 2019


This back and forth with voicemails are the best part of Anchor, and what makes it a real community I think.    Enjoy!

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Joe and bro on the Not So Wondrous Imaginings Podcast! Alignment, Gygaxian WhattheFuckisms, and a Review of Dragon Mag 3

February 18th, 2019


We get into all things alignment, and loop in Harry Dresden, Tolkien, Gord the Rogue by Gygax, and of course Pulp Fiction.  Plus, Gygaxian …

My First Interview! Tim and Ivy Shorts Join Me For a Wide-Ranging Discussion!

February 16th, 2019


Tim and Ivy agreed to be the first victims/guinea pigs for my inaugural interview.  We had a great time talking about how they met, what it's like being married to a fellow creative person, life goals, and which of them …

A Retro-Review/Tribute to Christian Walker's Loviatar Zine, Wherein I Nominate Him For Patron Saint of All OSR Zines

February 12th, 2019


This was the Zine that I believe started off the big Zine craze in 2011, 2012, 2013.  Since there seems to be a resurgence of interest in Zines now, due mostly to that big Kickstarter thing, I thing it's important to …

Episode 20 Baby! Minor Milestone :) Joethelawyer and his brother Mike talk Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, Snowflakes, and Dragon Magazine 2!

February 11th, 2019


The Joe and Bro Show!  We each have a whatthefuckism, we hit Dungeon 2, and then Dragon 2, talk lots of stuff in there, hit on generational playstyle differences based on a game I am running, one shot kills, Copyright …

City Adventures: Freedoms and Limitations; Hexcrawl Update; Podcast Update

February 8th, 2019


A bit about what happened the other night with my players in a city game, and thoughts on some of the unique challenges inherent in city games, as opposed to what many players are used to.  Plus updates on both my …

Another great podcast with my brother.

February 4th, 2019


We discuss Magic-Users/Wizards both old school and new, Cantrips, a new game he is playing called Anthem and how it reminds him of DnD, Dragon …

A conversation with my brother about the old days, current days, and Temple of Elemental Evil.

January 21st, 2019


Plus Voicemails!  it was cool to do this joint podcast with my brother.  Maybe we can make it a weekly thing!  We went over some current stuff, some …

Game prep for the Waterdeep thief adventure, voicemails, including one from my brother

January 11th, 2019


Wherein my brother says I'm getting soft for not killing off the whole party the other day.

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Blood Island is Back! Plus an update on my AD&D game from last night, and a cool life story. Enjoy

January 11th, 2019


Good times guys.  I decided to run an AS&SH game in the West Marches style for my old Blood Island game.  Plus an update on how my AD&D game …

I'm Back!

January 9th, 2019


Game updates, Life Updates, New AD&D game, New Thief Game in Waterdeep, Gaming Disappointments, and the Goddamned Deck of Many Things 

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Thursday's Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms

December 14th, 2018


Latest episode of Joethelawyer's Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings


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Tuesday's Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms

December 12th, 2018


Voicemails and more what-the-fuckisms. Plus the Zombie Apocalypse and why I'll be riding it out in style.


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Gary Said What? AD&D DMG What-The Fuckisms. Plus a whole lotta other stuff.

December 9th, 2018


A challenge to all OSR Anchorites! Plus voicemails and my rambling answers. Captain Morgan and Pineapple Express may have been an influential guest host tonight.


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The No So Wondrous Tavern Chat! Recorded Live from a Bar in NYC.

December 3rd, 2018


I had a great time in NYC with Erik, his lovely wife Rachel, and Judd Karlman. Plus some voicemails!


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Setting Expectations Regarding Settings and Playstyle, and a Bit About Multiclassing

November 28th, 2018


Lots of voicemails, followed by me talking about setting expectations ahead of time when it comes to your setting. Lastly, a bit about why I don't …

A little bit about everything. A smorgasbord of fun!

November 18th, 2018


A bit on the latest controversy
What is the OSR?
What we play v. what we want to play
What we buy v. what we use or find useful


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Adventurers in AD&D vs. Heroes in 2nd Edition. Plus the Code of Ethics!

November 14th, 2018


A brief follow up on the thief stuff from yesterday, a voicemail from Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor, and then a discussion of the main stylistic …

D&D: a Game of Power and How They Broke Thieves in Newer Editions

November 13th, 2018


Some thoughts that came to me while reading Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyporborea, especially regarding thieves and power. Rough stream of consciousness stuff.


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Episode 3: How to make 5e more Old School in feel. Plus--My Podcast is now available everywhere!

November 12th, 2018


Some different ways to make 5e run more like an old school game---not that my players let me do all of them. :) Plus: links on my blog to everywhere …

Episode 2: City Adventures!

November 6th, 2018


I talk about some recent city adventures I ran to help my brother get a character up in level and ready to play with the main gaming group. Things I …

Joethelawyer's Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings Episode 1

November 4th, 2018


My first bite at the Podcast apple. Who I am, where I've been, what I've been doing, and where I'm headed. Thanks for listening!


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