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Keep off the Borderlands

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Welcome to Keep off the Borderlands. A podcast documenting my return to table top roleplaying and adventure gaming following a thirty-year hiatus.You can leave me an audio message here or via Speakpipe at https://www.speakpipe.com/KeepOffTheBorderlandsEmail me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.comYou can … read more

213 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Overdue Overview (Noctis Labyrinth, Vault of the Blood Mage, The Calling, Action 12 Cinema) (E212)

December 11th, 2022

17:40

In this episode, I finally get around to promoting the good works of creators who've reached out to me in recent months.

Featuring...

Noctis …

Ostensibly Suppositious Romanticism (Reflecting on OSR October) (E211)

November 10th, 2022

31:36

Featuring...

Calls from Karl Rodriguez of The GMologist Presents... and Safinho of ALONE IN THE LABYRINTH

Check out Cerebrevore on YouTube

OSR or OSRn't - SchrOSRdinger's Unboxing (Adventure Perilous, Tomb Robbers of the Crystal Frontier, ANNA-X66) - OctOSR OSRtober (E210)

October 29th, 2022

54:55

Celebrating OSR October

Featuring...

Calls from Joe Richter from Hindsightless who opens the show with some wonderful birthday wishes (Get well soon, …

OSR A Jason't (How OSR is Bastionland?, The Dungeon Dozen) - OctOSR OSRtober (episode 209)

October 22nd, 2022

37:05

Celebrating OSR October

Featuring...

Calls from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

Jason Sholtis' The Dungeon Dozen can be found here

New Spells From Old Magic - OSR October OctOSR OSRtober (episode 208)

October 17th, 2022

24:10

Celebrating OSR October

Featuring...

Calls from Joe Richter from Hindsightless and Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

Jeremy "Frothsof" Smith's Thought Eater podcast

Please Do Not Bend (Cthulhu Dark, Orc Borg, Feast) (episode 207)

October 2nd, 2022

39:51

Featuring...

Calls from Joe Richter from Hindsightless and Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

Time travel chat on Cerebrevore https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qz5AgdLQT8w&t=102s

& Safer Fantasy Crafting

#RPGaDay2022 Roundup 11 to 31 - The RPGaDay After Tomorrow (episode 206)

September 10th, 2022

39:23

Finally, it's here, the rest of #RPGaDay2022.

Featuring...

Calls from B.J. (aka "GameDoc") from Arcane Alienist, Menion (AKA Rob) from Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi, Joe Richter from Hindsightless and Jason …

Announcement

August 31st, 2022

1:32

Thanks to a power surge, my laptop has ceased to be. Normal programming will resume as soon as possible.

Check out what I'm up to on itch https://free-thrall.itch.io/

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#RPGaDay2022 Round-up 5 to 10 (episode 205)

August 10th, 2022

31:45

Featuring...
#RPGaDay2022 days 5 to 10
Calls from Colin Green of Spikepit and Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast
Trickster's Net

#RPGaDay2022 & Scaling Mail Mountain (Face Folio, Vaesen, GOZR, Dark Nation) (episode 204)

August 4th, 2022

48:30

Featuring...
#RPGaDay2022 days 1 to 4
Calls from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast
Dave Paterson's …

Bonus Burblings for Tom Barbalet (episode 202)

July 7th, 2022

23:29

Featuring...

References to My Rules Better bonus episodes released between June 12th and July 1st

Time of the Season (Kriegsmesser, Dungenerator, Cairn Bestiary) (episode 201)

July 4th, 2022

26:56

Welcome to season 5!

Featuring...

Joe Richter of Hindsightless

Colin Green of Spikepit

Karl Rodriguez of The GMologist Presents...

Ascoleth by …

Content! (Solo GM Guide, Ascoleth, Kriegsmesser & Into The Odd) (episode 200)

June 26th, 2022

59:09

Welcome to my bicentential bonanza!

Featuring...

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

Karl Rodriguez of The GMologist Presents

Anthony Boyd …

One Sought Adventure feat. Solo Game Master's Guide & Into The Odd (episode 199)

May 31st, 2022

46:12

Featuring...

Joe Richter of Hindsightless

The Prisoner (1967) created by Patrick McGoohan

Be Seeing You by Tanya Floaker https://timeoftribes.itch.io/be-seeing-you

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

The Monster …

Playtests, Pilgrims & Pamphlets (episode 198)

April 17th, 2022

41:53

Featuring...

Colin Green of Spikepit

Pearl & Dean theme "Asteroid" by Pete Moore

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

The Monster Club …

Orbital Blues & Other Maladies (episode 197)

April 1st, 2022

1:05:35

Featuring...

Pearl & Dean theme "Asteroid" by Pete Moore

Safer of Safer Fantasy Crafting

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

The Black …

Covid, Call-ins & Lone Eons (episode 196)

March 11th, 2022

46:51

Featuring...

Colin Green of Spikepit

Kes (1969) dir. Ken Loach

Codi M of No Save For You

Orbital Blues by SoulMuppet Publishing

Cowboy Bebop by …

Mostly Harmless Meetings & Other Encounters (episode 195)

March 3rd, 2022

36:30

Featuring...

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

Joe Richter of Hindsightless

The Legend of Vox Machina

Lone Eons

More TV & My Top 3 (episode 194)

February 22nd, 2022

25:34

Featuring...

Lone Eons https://davidblandy.itch.io/lone-eons

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

Karl Rodriguez of The GMologist Presents...

Slackman Returns, Dungeon Plumbers & Lost Eons (episode 193)

February 2nd, 2022

55:29

So, I finally put together an episode. This is essentially a bunch of recordings made at various points over the last two months. I respond to calls from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Joe Richter of …

A Cup of Joe & Jason on Wry with Karly Fries (episode 192)

December 1st, 2021

31:37

I dive straight into responding to messages from Joe Richter of Hindsightless, Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Karl Rodriguez of The …

Unbox-athon Part 3 - Keeping up with the Richters (episode 191)

November 22nd, 2021

40:04

I've gone all Peter Jackson on your ass and turned my two-parter into a three-parter. I respond to calls from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and B. …

Unbox-athon Part 2 - This Time it's Boxes (episode 190)

November 8th, 2021

41:51
Featuring messages from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Karl Rodriguez. A little more Arthurian chat before we talk about getting …

Darkness Moves and Revenge of the Nerd's RPG Variety Cast (episode 188)

October 19th, 2021

42:22

I kick things off by taking a look at Perplexing Ruin's evocative Cairn supplement Darkness Moves before responding to calls from Joe Richter of Hindsightless, B. J. Boydd the Arcane Alienist and Jason Connerley of …

More Green Knight with Safer and Spoilers (187)

October 7th, 2021

40:01

In this episode, I respond to a lovely message from Safer Fantasy Crafting concerning a theory he has about Sir Gawaine and The Green Knight. Essentially, it's another opportunity for me to witter on about David …

The Green Knight or How to Get Ahead in Chivalry (Spoiler Warning) (episode 186)

October 1st, 2021

36:39

I indulge in a little bit of unboxing including Best Left Buried: Deeper by Soulmuppet Publishing, The Hex Hack by John R Davis, Cairn by Yochai Gal …

Fun With Categories and a Little Congestion (episode 185)

September 13th, 2021

35:47

I finally get around to replacing my copy of Titan: The Fighting Fantasy World. I answer calls from Safer Fantasy Crafting, B.J. of The Arcane …

RPG Podcast Episode a Month Day (episode 184)

August 31st, 2021

50:41

Following an unscheduled month off, I'm back with a bumper episode.

A long-awaited unboxing.

Some equally long-awaited call responses for Daniel …

Something Wild and Troika! Time (episode 183)

July 21st, 2021

30:06

This episode features two very special (to me at least) guest appearances, an unboxing of David F. Chapman's Tarot driven WILD RPG from Stoo Goff https://www.wildrpg.com/ and a recap of a recent Troika! session run by …

What's in the Box? (episode 182)

July 10th, 2021

15:14

After responding to a call from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, I open a box and talk about the contents. Featuring Tortilla Flats by …

Lands of Legends Review (episode 181)

July 5th, 2021

30:53

Back from a brief hiatus, I share some calls from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings and BJ of The Arcane Alienist regarding my improved audio. There's an unboxing/unopening …

Casting the Pod (episode 180)

June 8th, 2021

19:27

I've got a new microphone. I talk about podcasting and sound quality, almost forgetting I have a couple of call-ins from Daniel Norton of Bandit's Keep and Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.

Honourable …

An Alluvial Plains Pledge & Scratching That Itch (episode 179)

May 31st, 2021

20:41

I begin with a few calls from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, and Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus. I then reflect a little on my part in creating the Alluvial Plains …

A Groats-Worth of Grotesques (episode 178)

May 27th, 2021

29:56

Wherein I review George Patterson's rather unique "OSRish" baroque bestiary A Groats-Worth of Grotesques. Grab a copy here

Dice Roles, Logic Holes & Tipsy Trolls (episode 177)

May 15th, 2021

31:27

I touch on a variety of topics thanks to some great call-ins from Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries RPG Podcast, Joe Hardin of Biggus Geekus, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus …

The Ones You're Rolling With (episode 176)

May 7th, 2021

40:38

A bunch of great call-ins from Colin "Spikepit" Green, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, …

The Quest for Inclusivity (episode 175)

May 2nd, 2021

10:04

A relatively short episode addressing some concerns Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere had about episode 173 "Shirker's Playtime". I also recommend checking out Brian's Have to Look That Up podcast

Story Stuff: The Tale of Brap Crudman (episode 174)

April 29th, 2021

27:22

Following a call from Jason Connerley of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, I attempt to break down what I'm talking about when I refer to storygame elements …

Shirker's Playtime (episode 173)

April 24th, 2021

48:31

A star-studded lineup of calls from Safer Fantasy Crafting, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Daniel Norton of Bandits Keep, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks and Grizzly Peaks Radio, Jason Connerely of Nerds …

Mia Culpa (episode 172)

April 22nd, 2021

5:30

Just a quick message addressing an erroneous remark I made regarding The Dice Are Screaming, episode 201: The Gamer Side Hustle.

Music by Timothy J. Drennon

Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com

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Your OSR May Vary (with apology intro) (episode 171)

April 22nd, 2021

40:47

First, I respond to a bunch of messages from Jason Connerely of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Joe Hardin of Biggus Geekus and Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus.

Otherwise Engaged (episode 170)

April 4th, 2021

33:56

Briefly joined by a guest co-host before I dive into a bunch of call-ins from Ivy Shorts of The Happy Whisk, Joe Richter of Hindsightless, Daniel Norton of Bandit's Keep, Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, …

The Joy of Dex & Scoring in a Pool (episode 169)

March 13th, 2021

33:17

After addressing the mystery of the missing link from last episode, I respond to calls from Jason Connerely of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Menion aka Rob of Confessions of a Wee Tim'Rous Bushi and Darren "RFED" Green. I …

Lost in Immersion (episode 168)

March 4th, 2021

33:32

This is essentially a collection of musings on the subject of immersion, engagement and online play. Featuring calls from Jason Connerley of Nerd's …

The Great Pretender (episode 167)

February 13th, 2021

25:36

Beginning with a few ZineQuest3 related messages from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Pete Jones of Dragons Are Real and Barry …

Back Log, ZineQuest Special (episode 166)

February 5th, 2021

28:04

I answer some messages from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, and Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus before listing off the ZineQuest3 zines I have backed on Kickstarter.

Vaesen Take 2, Second Cite (episode 165)

February 2nd, 2021

12:25

A call from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast prompts me to revisit my recent Vaesen overview. I also get a call from my old friend Brandon …

You Say Vaesen, I Say Vaesen (episode 164)

January 31st, 2021

16:30

Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast calls in to school me on %Liar and Dave Hargrave's Arduin followed by a brief overview of Vaesen, a game …

Knave, Glaive & Rogueland (episode 163)

January 21st, 2021

16:16

First, a final word from Joe Richter of Hindsightless on the trouble with thieves, or rogues, or whatever you crazy kids are calling them nowadays, …

An Honest Thief (episode 162)

January 9th, 2021

15:57

Kicking off in the traditional manner with a message from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, followed by responses from Joe Ritcher of …

Faulty Thieves (episode 161)

December 31st, 2020

22:58

Kicking off with a lovely message from Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety  Cast, followed by a couple of responses from naysayers Colin "Spikepit" …

Opportunity Makes a Thief (episode 160)

December 17th, 2020

18:23

Thanks to a few messages from Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, I was prompted to delve into the origins of the thief as a playable class in Dungeons & Dragons and its subsequent impact on the early game. I …

Deluge of Feedback for Alluvial Plains (episode 159)

December 6th, 2020

52:20

As the title suggests, a whole bunch of feedback following my episodes on magic and shamanism in the Alluvial Plains setting for Barney Dicker's …

In With The Old (episode 158)

December 1st, 2020

22:47

Just me chatting about my experience playing with Dave "dPercentile" Aldridge running Gavin Norman's Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy, the …

The Magical Mystery of Alluvial Plains - Vol. 3, The Shaman Rises (Extended Cut) (episode 157)

November 12th, 2020

1:09:37

In true Peter Jackson style, this last instalment is of epic proportions. We begin with the final part of my chat with Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus where we further explore the potential of shamanic powers in the …

The Magical Mystery of Alluvial Plains - Vol. 2, Mystic Boogaloo (episode 156)

November 11th, 2020

42:16

Plot twist: It's a trilogy! That's right, I've gone all Peter Jackson on yo' ass! We go straight into the second part of my chat with Barney Dicker of  Loco Ludus where, thanks to the help of some great call-ins from …

The Magical Mystery of Alluvial Plains - Vol. 1, Mystical Melees (episode 155)

November 10th, 2020

41:44

Yes, it's a two-parter. I start by responding to some call-ins I've received. Firstly, belated birthday wishes from Josh Beckelhimer of Forever …

Alluvial Plains - Could It Be Magic? (episode 154)

November 5th, 2020

43:34

Thanks to some fantastic messages from Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, I discuss my thoughts and feelings regarding Alluvial Plains; the Mesolithic …

Kindness & Complacency (episode 153)

October 27th, 2020

30:28

I thought I'd slip out an episode before I officially become an old man. Just me responding to a few call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and …

Back & Forth (episode 152)

October 19th, 2020

21:08

I respond to call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. A bit about Chainmail, Supplement VII Forbidden Lore …

Game Changer (episode 151)

October 16th, 2020

40:44

I kick-off season 4 with a heads-up about what's in store on a personal level and a little investigation into the origins of Free Kriegsspiel. I have a host of call-ins from Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Jason Connerley …

Errata & Addenda (episode 150)

October 5th, 2020

18:18

Just responding to messages I received following my last few episodes concerning alignment and theory. Calls from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and …

Zero Theorem (episode 149)

September 30th, 2020

25:54

I respond to a bunch of messages following episode 147. Call-ins from Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Menion aka Rob of Confessions …

The Chaos of Alignment (episode 148)

September 22nd, 2020

27:58

The inevitable alignment call-in show. An allstar cast featuring Colin "Spikepit" Green, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal Or Woe, Josh …

Engagement in Theory or Getting dPercentile on Yo' Ass (episode 147)

September 20th, 2020

18:29

A bunch of calls from Dave Aldridge of dPercentile prompts me to talk about philosopher Martin Buber's I & Thou and how it might relate to the …

Substance, Style & Re: Alignment (episode 146)

September 18th, 2020

33:37

Reflecting on the Barney's bone brouhaha being discussed over on Andy Goodman's Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks season 3 and Jason Connerly's Nerd's RPG Variety Cast episodes 112 & 113. 

Featuring calls from Dave …

Out of Alignment (episode 145)

September 11th, 2020

9:41

A call from Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue followed by some thoughts on alignment.

Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

Bucket Half Full (episode 144)

September 10th, 2020

22:17

I kick things off with some calls from John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries RPG and Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast before running through a few things I've ticked off the bucket list.

Honourable mentions: Che …

Rules of Immergement or Purple Worm Rider part 3 (episode 143)

September 9th, 2020

20:02

Tying up some loose ends (or creating a few more) regarding immersion and engagement featuring call-ins for Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue and Colin …

Lancashire Hotchpotch (episode 142)

September 5th, 2020

20:15

Just responding to a bunch of call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Sofinho of Alone in the Labyrinth and …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 31st "Experience" (episode 140)

August 31st, 2020

8:00

#RPGaDAY2020  Experience - A shout out to my fellow RPGaDayers, a call-in from Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 30th "Portal" (episode 139)

August 30th, 2020

18:43

#RPGaDAY2020 Experience - My God! It's full of stars! Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 29th "Ride" (episode 138)

August 29th, 2020

4:47

#RPGaDAY2020 Ride - I make myself a coffee and flip through Iron Crown Enterprises' Riders of Rohan module for Middle-Earth Role Playing.
Music by …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 28th "Close" (episode 137)

August 28th, 2020

13:18

#RPGaDAY2020 Close - This one turns into a love letter to Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks. I also share some calls from Dave Aldridge …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 27th "Favour" (episode 136)

August 27th, 2020

11:39

#RPGaDAY2020 Favour - I talk about about a recent shift in my gaming preferences, my first session of Old-School Essentials before sharing some …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 26th "Strange" (episode 135)

August 26th, 2020

7:03

#RPGaDAY2020 Strange - I talk about my love for strange settings and the absence of strangeness from my appearance on Colin Green's Spikepit followed …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 25th "Lever" (episode 134)

August 25th, 2020

3:10

#RPGaDAY2020 Lever
Honourable mentions: Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Griff Mon Morgan III.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 24th "Humour" (episode 133)

August 24th, 2020

7:56

#RPGaDAY2020 Humour - A bit about how I like to amuse myself, the fate of Paranoia, how humour isn't always welcome and a cheeky message from Jason …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 22nd & 23rd "Rare" & "Edge" (episode 132)

August 23rd, 2020

9:53

#RPGaDAY2020 Comfort - Some encouraging messages from Joe Richter of Hindsight and Weal or Woe, Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Arlen …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 21st "Push" (episode 131)

August 21st, 2020

3:49

#RPGaDAY2020 Push - Inspired by a call from Joe Richter of  Hindsight and Weal or Woe
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 20th "Investigation" (episode 130)

August 20th, 2020

1:23

#RPGaDAY2020 Investigation - Shout out to Andy "gametes" Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 19th "Tower" (episode 129)

August 19th, 2020

6:02

#RPGaDAY2020 An apology, a little history, some esoterica and a bit of nostalgia.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

RPGaDAY 2020 August 18th "Meet" (episode 128)

August 18th, 2020

2:26

#RPGaDAY2020 Meet - Giving the tavern a miss.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.
Contact me at

RPGaDAY 2020 August 17th "Comfort" (episode 127)

August 17th, 2020

4:56

#RPGaDAY2020 Comfort - A couple of sweet call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsight and Weal or Woe and I show some love for Scott "Lonely Adventurer" Wegener's Glaive.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

RPGaDAY 2020 August 16th "Dramatic" (episode 126)

August 16th, 2020

5:03

#RPGaDAY2020 Dramatic
Honourable mentions: Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Arlen Walker of Live From Pelham's Wasteland, Sword and Scoundrel from …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 15th "Frame" (episode 125)

August 15th, 2020

3:16

#RPGaDAY2020 Frame
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.
Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com

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RPGaDAY 2020 August 14th "Banner" (episode 124)

August 14th, 2020

2:15

#RPGaDAY2020 I don't have much to say about banners so I share a message from Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere instead.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

RPGaDAY 2020 August 13th "Rest" (episode 123)

August 13th, 2020

4:07

#RPGaDAY2020 I begin talking about downtime in the Black Hack before moving on to, you guessed it, Electric Bastionland.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 12th "Message" (episode 122)

August 12th, 2020

9:24

#RPGaDAY2020 A message from Joe Richter of Hindsightless allows me to revisit Stack and a message from Colin "Spikepit" Green regarding Nate Treme …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 11th "Stack" (episode 121)

August 11th, 2020

3:15

#RPGaDAY2020 Pancakes?
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.
Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com

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RPGaDAY 2020 August 10th "Want" (episode 120)

August 10th, 2020

2:59

#RPGaDAY2020 I talk about how much I want to play Old-School Essentials and the imminent launch of the Advanced Rules Tome. Find the Kickstarter …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 9th "Light" (episode 119)

August 10th, 2020

4:31

#RPGaDAY2020 I talk about the delightful work of Nate Treme. Check out his work here https://natetreme.com/
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 8th "Shade" (episode 118)

August 8th, 2020

4:03

#RPGaDAY2020 Featuring a bit of Dave "dPercentile" Aldridge love and an except from Merrie Melodies classic Robin Hood Daffy directed by Chuck Jones.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

RPGaDAY 2020 August 7th "Couple" (episode 117)

August 7th, 2020

7:10

#RPGaDAY2020 I read through a blog post by Chris McDowall on 2 player co-op Electric Bastionland

RPGaDAY 2020 August 6th "Forest" (episode 116)

August 6th, 2020

2:32

#RPGaDAY2020 Into the trees.

Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com

RPGaDAY 2020 August 5th "Tribute" (episode 115)

August 5th, 2020

3:40

#RPGaDAY2020 Just a big thank you to all the great folks in the RPG community.

Roleplay Rescue links:

RPGaDAY 2020 August 4th "Vision" (episode 114)

August 4th, 2020

4:10

#RPGaDAY2020 I chat about Troika! and Jean Giraud AKA Moebius.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.
Contact me …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 3rd "Thread" or Purple Worm Rider part 2 (episode 113)

August 3rd, 2020

15:42

#RPGaDAY2020
Featuring messages from Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Safer of Safer Fantasy Crafting.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to …

RPGaDAY 2020 August 2nd "Change" (episode 112)

August 2nd, 2020

4:49

#RPGaDAY2020
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.
Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com

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RPGaDAY 2020 August 1st "Beginning" (episode 111)

August 1st, 2020

7:08

#RPGaDAY2020

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Purple Worm Rider (episode 110)

August 1st, 2020

20:00

Inspired by recent episodes of Purple Worm, Roleplay Rescue and Safer Fantasy Crafting, I go off on a gaming philosophy ramble. Do I make any sense? …

Tangentially Speaking (episode 109)

July 25th, 2020

24:21

No call-ins. It's all me, baby!
A little bit about what I've been up to, listening to Safer Fantasy Crafting, other-world immersion, calling-in to other podcasts, chatting with Rob AKA Menion of Confessions of a Wee …

Calls for Clarity and Further Confusion (episode 108)

July 6th, 2020

21:11

I respond to a bunch of call-ins from Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Arlen Walker of Live from Pellam's Wasteland, John Alan Large of RDD RPG, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus and Rob AKA Menion of Confessions of …

Words & Scoundrel (episode 107)

June 29th, 2020

28:25

I have few call-ins about the last couple of episodes from Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG …

Yes, But What Does it Mean? (episode 106)

June 23rd, 2020

37:03

With the help of an extended message from Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, we both ponder some of the terms I used in episodes 104.
Call-ins from Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and John Alan Large of RDD RPG.
The …

Clichés, Platitudes and Irrationalism (episode 105)

June 21st, 2020

22:13

Call-ins from Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Colin Green of Spikepit, Dr Ludus AKA Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus and Joe Richter of …

Risus Revisited and Return of the Rambler (episode 104)

June 18th, 2020

21:14

Ooo, get me! Proper show notes with references, links and everything! Now all I need is a proper show...
Call-ins from Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety cast, Dave Aldridge of dPercentile and Shandy Andy of Unguarded …

Rules of Three: Numenera, Electric Bastionland and ICRPG (episode 103)

June 8th, 2020

23:05

Kicking off with call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, new caller Karl Rodriguez and Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings. This …

Ninth World Order - Playing Numenera (episode 102)

May 30th, 2020

22:45

Yay! It's KOTB's first birthday today but it's business as usual. Some great call-ins from Lonely Adventurer of Camping With Owlbears, Josh Beckelhiemer of JB Publishing, Darren "RFED" Green and Joe Richter of …

The Player Gets Captured By The Game (episode 101)

May 27th, 2020

41:06

Kicking off season 3 with a whole host of call-ins. Featuring Colin "Spikepit" Green, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Che Webster of Roleplay …

My Podcast Weighs a Ton! (episode 100)

May 21st, 2020

48:05

It's finally here! Episode 100. A host of call-ins for Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Evil Jeff of …

Jungle & Other Bizness (episode 99)

May 9th, 2020

25:08

A few call-ins from Roy of Chaoses Limb, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Podcast. I "review" April and the Extraordinary World directed by Christian Desmares and Franck …

How Am I Not Myself? And a Little Electric Bastionland Goodness (episode 98)

May 2nd, 2020

19:25

An unsurprising unboxing, call-ins from Goblin's Henchman and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast a bit of rambling about acting vs. roleplaying.
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We All Fall Down (episode 97)

April 26th, 2020

23:29

A few more call-ins from Colin "Spikepit" Green, Shandy Andy of Unguarded Treasure and John Alan Large of RDD RPG, followed by an extra helping of …

Flogging a Dead Elf (episode 96)

April 20th, 2020

18:15

Answering calls from John Alan Large of RDD RPG, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Conrad Kinch of Send Three and Fourpence.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

Game of Death (episode 95)

April 15th, 2020

10:50

Just responding to call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Dave Aldridge of dPercentile and Joe Richter or Hindsightless and Weal or Woe.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

CSI: Dark Sun (episode 94)

April 14th, 2020

12:18

A brief episode about a brief encounter with call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, and Rob AKA Menion of Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

Death By OSR (episode 93)

April 13th, 2020

19:21

I answer a few call-ins from Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of …

Me and You and Everyone We Know (episode 92)

April 9th, 2020

25:14

Just catching up with some call-ins from Lonely Adventurer of Camping With Owlbears, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Colin "Spikepit" …

Into the Odd & Electric Bastionland: O Bastion! My Bastion! (episode 91)

April 2nd, 2020

15:17

I respond to a couple of call-ins from Dave Alridge of dPercentile and Cody M of No Save For You and The Tentacled Tumble Weeds before talking about a few early thoughts on the setting of Chris McDowall's Into The Odd …

Reflections, The Black Hack and Bath Water (episode 90)

March 29th, 2020

18:14

In a reflective mood, I answer a couple of calls from Joe Richter of Hidesightless and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, talk about recent Black Hack sessions and take a little bath.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his …

Iso-Cubed (episode 89)

March 24th, 2020

28:57

Just trying to stay sane by answering a few calls from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.
Music by Timothy …

The Bastion Social 001: Characters Creation in Electric Bastionland (episode 88)

March 18th, 2020

54:32

Something a little different. Big thanks to Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus podcast for joining me in creating a couple of characters for Chris McDowell's Electric Bastionland... with extra sausage!
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The World as Will and Reiteration (episode 87)

March 13th, 2020

25:38

Another call-in show regarding the last couple of episodes. Featuring Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Menion (AKA Rob) of Confessions of a …

A Certain Special Something (episode 86)

March 10th, 2020

32:12

Dave Aldridge of dPercentile becomes something of cohost on this one thanks to a hoard of messages. Also featuring call-ins from Che Webster of …

The Cast of Many Things (episode 85)

March 4th, 2020

24:35

Essentially, I answer a bunch of call-ins from Josh Beckelhimer of JB Publishing, Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Colin "Spikepit" Green, Lieren of …

Don't Talk to Me About Heroes (episode 84)

February 26th, 2020

29:03

A whole heap of call-ins for Josh Beckelhimer of JB Publishing, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Goblin's Henchman, Jason of Nerd's RPG …

The Raincast: A Malodorous Borderlands Joint (episode 83)

February 22nd, 2020

18:20

Here's something a little different. Something of a joint production by myself and T. J. Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
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There and Feedback Again (episode 82)

February 20th, 2020

30:52

A whole bunch of call-ins from Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe fame, Jason of Nerd's RPG …

Going for Gold: Trophy Kickstarter (episode 81)

February 8th, 2020

45:53

Hey there! Kicking things off with some great call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe fame, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52) before launching into a lengthy …

D&D Ponderings: To 5e, or Not to 5e? (episode 80)

January 23rd, 2020

32:32

Basically, me responding to some great call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Rob C of Down in a Heap, Colin "Spikepit" Green, Josh …

Sinister Secret of Salty Spencer (episode 79)

January 20th, 2020

31:51

More call-ins about the OSR from Colin "Spikepit " Green, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Goblin's Henchman, Chicagowiz of The Dungeon …

OSR Call and Response: Let Me Clear My Throat (episode 78)

January 14th, 2020

33:14

Lots of great feedback from the likes of Dave Aldridge of dPercentile, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, …

Mommy, What's an OSR? (episode 77)

January 6th, 2020

21:14

Illinformed ramblings regarding the nature of the OSR inspired by Pandatheist recent blog post https://boneboxchant.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/20-osr-games/ and a conversation with Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.

Merry Unboxingday & a Happy New Year (episode 76)

January 1st, 2020

13:09

Call-ins from Josh Beckelhimer of J.B. Publishing, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast,  John Large of The Red Dice Diaries, Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings and Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe. Me feeling …

Black Hack Recap (episode 75)

December 24th, 2019

23:45

Call-ins from Michael "Chicagowiz" Shorten of Dungeon Master's Handbook, Josh Beckelhimer of J.B. Publishing, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Che …

Back and Forth (episode 74)

December 18th, 2019

20:54

Call-ins  from Dr. Ludus and Barney of Loco Ludus, Goblin's Henchman, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings. Plus a pithy film review.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

Catch Up as Catch Up Can (episode 73)

December 15th, 2019

30:44

Another one that's all over the place. Just trying to play catch up. Call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Colin  "Spikepit" Green, John …

Emergent Complexity (episode 72)

December 2nd, 2019

17:14

A couple of call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Colin "Spikepit" Green. After listening to Tom Barbalet's My Rules Are Better, I …

Jason Lives! (episode 71)

November 29th, 2019

13:53

A couple of call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Colin "Spikepit" Green then I catch up with the remaining thoughts from Jason …

D&D, indeed! (episode 70)

November 27th, 2019

14:56

Call-ins from Dave Aldridge of dPercentile, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Colin "Spikepit" Green and John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries. …

Fear and Trembling (episode 69)

November 25th, 2019

17:08

Featuring call-ins from Colin "Spikepit" Green and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Podcast, an overview of The Shivering Circle and thoughts about Hammer …

Revenge of the Nerd's (episode 68)

November 23rd, 2019

22:19

Responding to call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries and Pete Jones of Dragons are Real.

ICRPG Xeno Dead Zone - Another Bug Hunt (episode 67)

November 20th, 2019

17:48

Call-ins from Jason and Matty of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Pete Jones of Dragons Are Real, Cody M. from No Save For You and Joe Richter of …

Halfway to Highmire (episode 66)

November 17th, 2019

20:09

A few call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and Barney of Loco Ludus followed by thoughts …

Jason and the After Thoughts (episode 65)

November 14th, 2019

20:12

Another Jason response episode. Call-ins from Jason (obviously) of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Ivy the Happy Whisk and Joe Richter of Hindsiteless and Weal or Woe.
 Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at 

The Arena of the Unwell (episode 64)

November 12th, 2019

25:06

This one is all over the place. It all goes a bit gonzo. There's a bit of history, a bit of Paranoia, some Into the Odd and plenty of wheezing. Call-ins from RFED and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.  Music by Timothy …

Jason Takes the Podcast (episode 63)

October 30th, 2019

14:06

Just ticking a few of Jason's call-ins off the to-do-list. 
Featuring Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.
Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts 
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Unsung Heroes (AAA) (episode 62)

October 27th, 2019

17:58

So, this is the last episode of Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month wherein I talk about Patrick Dowling, creator of the BBC show The Adventure Game. There's a mystery unboxing and a few call-ins from Che Webster of …

More on Lemuria (episode 61)

October 23rd, 2019

18:22

Some more about playing Barbarians of Lemuria. Call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Ivy The Happy Whisk, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and The Mysterious Brother Tyler M of A 20sided Life.
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The Play's The Thing (AAA) (episode 60)

October 21st, 2019

9:50

My first foray into online play with Barbarians of Lemuria. 

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Further Thoughts (episode 59)

October 13th, 2019

17:33

Call-in from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings lead to further thoughts regarding the subject of labels.

The Farrier's Bellows

Risus & RoleGate (AAA) (episode 58)

October 11th, 2019

22:56

It's  Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month. A call-in from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and his recommendation of listening to the S. John Ross …

Ironing Out Osseous (AAA) (episode 57)

October 9th, 2019

24:22

It's Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month. Call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. …

Gratuitous Osseous (AAA) (episode 56)

October 7th, 2019

16:43

It's  Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month. A call-in from Jason of  Nerd's RPG Variety Cast then I talk about what I was aiming for with Osseous.
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Feedback and a Little More Osseous (AAA) (episode 55)

October 4th, 2019

22:34

It's Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month. This is basically a call-ins catch up. Some fantastic messages from Joe Richter of Hindsighless and Weal or Woe, Darren "Rfed" Green, James Done of Those Feckin' Books, John …

Arneson & Osseous (AAA) (episode 54)

October 1st, 2019

13:26

The first day of Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month and I've made a thing, a generic 2d6 rules-light system called Osseous (which I think I fail to …

Great Gonzo and Morality in Marvel Movies (episode 53)

September 30th, 2019

23:21

I started talking and this came out. Largely unedited to give you an idea of how the magic happens, or doesn't happen, as the case may be. A bit about Thundarr the Barbarian, some stuff about Marvel movies, a slight …

The Feedback Bumper Pack (episode 52)

September 23rd, 2019

33:35

Wow! So much great feedback. Special guest stars: Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Jeff Collyer from Tome of All Dooms, John Alan Large of The Red …

Nogs, Clangers & Saggy Cloth Cats (episode 51)

September 19th, 2019

11:45

An Oliver Postgate special. Thanks to Colin "Spikepit" Green for his suggestion. 
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Paradigm of Animals (episode 50)

September 14th, 2019

24:40

Welcome to season two. Featuring my idea for a setting without humans, my thoughts no The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and a whole bunch of Colin …

Season One Finale: The Great British Goof-off

September 7th, 2019

29:07

Apart from the top and tail, this is an episode constructed entirely of hand picked bits and bobbins from season one of Keep Off the Borderlands. This is just a bunch of stuff that I found entertaining, context be …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 31st "Last"

August 31st, 2019

12:36

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Lieren plus many thanks and congratulations to all involved and even my daughter chips in.
Special thanks to Lieren of …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 30th "Connection"

August 30th, 2019

6:26

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52). A bit about the wonders of the modern age and the similarity of some early RPG mechanics.
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 29th "Evolve"

August 29th, 2019

6:13

#RPGaDAY2019 - On the origin of s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶e̶s̶ RPGs.

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 28th "Love"

August 28th, 2019

11:04

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Jason, TJ of Melodorous Miasma, ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52) and Colin "Spikepit" Green.

Special thanks to …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 27th "Suspense"

August 27th, 2019

9:12

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Lieren and I talk cliffhangers.
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 26th "Idea"

August 26th, 2019

12:09

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Jason, Joe Richter of Hindsightless, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52) and Colin …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 25th "Calamity"

August 25th, 2019

4:57

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Cody M of No Save for You and Joe Richter of Hindsightless. I can only apologise for today's episode.
Special thanks to …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 24th "Triumph"

August 24th, 2019

4:24

#RPGaDAY2019 - Wherein I dispel the myth that I have any kind musical talent.
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 23rd "Surprise"

August 23rd, 2019

4:13

#RPGaDAY2019 - Zero prep. Talk to find out. 
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 22nd "Lost"

August 22nd, 2019

7:07

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue and Lieren. I talk about the TV show Lost and the merits of fan theory. 
Special thanks to …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 21st "Vast"

August 21st, 2019

6:16

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Colin "Spikepit" Green and a wee ramble through a vast topic. 
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 20th "Noble"

August 20th, 2019

4:20

#RPGaDAY2019 - Reading "High Folk" from Unlikely Heroes: A supplement for OSR games by Nordic Weasel Games. 
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 19th "Scary"

August 19th, 2019

5:22

 #RPGaDAY2019 - My idea for a fear mechanic.
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 18th "Plenty"

August 18th, 2019

6:58

#RPGaDAY2019 - There's plenty to say about one page dungeons.
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 17th "One"

August 17th, 2019

5:57

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren.
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RPGaDAY 2019 August 16th "Dream"

August 16th, 2019

5:22

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Joe of Hindsightless.  A  reading and a brief guest appearance. 

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. 

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 15th "Door"

August 15th, 2019

8:14

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from John Large of The Red Dice Diaries. When is a door not a door?  

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. 

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 14th "Guide"

August 14th, 2019

7:50

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Lieren and Che of Roleplay Rescue. A little ramble about rule books and who to follow. 

Special thanks to Lieren of …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 13th "Mystery"

August 13th, 2019

7:00

 #RPGaDAY2019 - Awesome call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. Here's a little preview of my setting idea that, …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 12th "Friendship"

August 12th, 2019

8:40

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren. I talk about the wonderful Anchorite community (eventually).  

Special thanks …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 11th "Examine"

August 11th, 2019

5:41

 #RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue. I talk about the fun of mystery solving.  
Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 10th "Focus"

August 10th, 2019

8:48

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. I talk about my lack of focus. 
Special thanks to Lieren of …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 9th "Critical"

August 9th, 2019

6:40

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. I talk crit tables of Rolemaster and MERP. 

Special thanks to …

RPGaDAY 2019 August 8th "Obscure"

August 8th, 2019

10:41

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings and a "brief" overview of Obscure Adventures by Richardo Esteves.

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 7th "Familiar"

August 7th, 2019

7:32

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Lieren and the return of Paranoia. 

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. 

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 6th "Ancient"

August 6th, 2019

3:52

#RPGaDAY2019 - Not feeling it but doing it anyway. 

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. 

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 5th "Space"

August 5th, 2019

4:57

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and me banging on about how great Alien is again! 

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. 

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 4th "Share"

August 4th, 2019

3:26

#RPGaDAY2019 - Oversharing, perhaps. 

Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. 

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 3rd "Engage"

August 3rd, 2019

8:13

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Colin "Spikepit" Green. Special thanks to Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren of Updated From the Middle of Nowhere.

RPGaDAY 2019 August 2nd "Unique"

August 2nd, 2019

6:12

#RPGaDAY2019 - Paranoia and a little help from Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 1st "First"

August 1st, 2019

4:10

#RPGaDAY 2019 - I thought I'd give it a go. A Call-in from Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com

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That Solo Gaming List (episode 17)

July 31st, 2019

5:17

That's right, it's the boring list I warned you about!

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I Think We're Alone Now (episode 16)

July 31st, 2019

31:00

I kick off responding to a call from Colin "Spikepit" Green regarding the d20 before getting onto the main topic of solo play. Inspired by last …

The Basics (episode 15)

July 28th, 2019

26:22

A brief history of Basic Dungeons & Dragons.

Featuring call-ins from Joe of Weal or Woe, RFED, Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere, …

Questions, Questions, Questions (episode 14)

July 25th, 2019

24:15

Just some odds and ends I threw together. Basically, a veiled plea for feedback. 
A call for recommendations of adventures for solo play, your …

Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed! (episode 13)

July 17th, 2019

39:01

Theme by Melodorous Miasma.
Call-ins from The Lone Star GM, Dave Aldridge of dPercentile, John Alan Large from Red Dice Diaries, Joe of Weal or Woe, …

Wellbeing with "Pipedream" (episode 12)

July 14th, 2019

6:18

Some thoughts on Positive Psychology inspired by Che Webster's Roleplay Rescue Season 3 Episode 12: Being Top of Your Game.

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Being and Time Bandits (episode 11)

July 11th, 2019

33:35

Featuring call-ins from Frothsof of the Thought Eater podcast, Joe of Weal or Woe, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Ivy The Happy Whisk and Colin …

Call-ins, Call-ins, Call-ins and the Possibility of Play (episode 10)

June 29th, 2019

22:43

Call-ins from Ivy The Happy Whisk, Joe of Weal or Woe, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Ray Otus of Plundergrounds and Che Webster of …

"Mystery" Unboxing (episode 9)

June 26th, 2019

10:49

Spoilers: It's Dan Sell's insanely delightful Troika! Numinous Edition.

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What to Make of the Southern Reach Trilogy (episode 8)

June 24th, 2019

30:46

So, this is where all the content's been hiding. Just look at these show notes!

Featuring messages from Frank Turfler of Frank T's Liner Notes, Ivy …

Boundaries Minisode (episode 7)

June 22nd, 2019

5:43

Inspired by Lieren's Mental Health Thursday episode 44 of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere, I made some brief notes. To spare her a bunch of messages from me and risk turning her podcast into The Spencer Show, I …

The Pip System Dadcast (episode 6)

June 20th, 2019

19:57

This is an overview of Third Eye Games' Pip System by Eloy Lasanta.

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Movies Movies Movies (episode 5)

June 14th, 2019

21:22

Call-ins, callbacks and top 5 movies.

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Black Hack Black Box Unboxing (episode 4)

June 10th, 2019

5:02

An audio unboxing of interest to nobody other than myself and I'm not even sure if I'd want to listen to it.

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That Difficult Third Podcast (episode 3)

June 10th, 2019

16:47

Yay, a little bit of gaming stuff. A bit about Necrotic Gnome's Old-School Essentials, Free League's Alien RPG and whole bunch of rambling about …

Attack Of The Podcast (episode 2)

June 6th, 2019

12:32

There's even some gaming stuff in this one... sort of.

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A Wild Podcast Appears! (episode 1)

May 31st, 2019

8:43

Episode one. 

Session zero.  

A trailer, a test and a little bit of background.

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