Playing It Wrong

67 EpisodesProduced by C. Thorin

Welcome to Playing It Wrong, the They Might Be Gazebos podcast. about D&D, RPG's and the people who play. Remember: Roll dice. Kill Monsters. Take their stuff. And HAVE FUN!Find us on Facebook: the Blog:

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Episode 14: Cities!

April 21st, 2019


I talk about running a campaign based in one city.  Remember the Dungeon Crawl Classics  Lankhmar  is coming soon.  And I find out that Gnolls are …

Episode 13, Season 2: Dark Streets & Darker Secrets.

April 14th, 2019


This episode I rant about Dark Streets & Darker Secrets,  the newest game from Old Skull Publishing, a rules light RPG of Street & Sorcery. …

Episode 12: Throw Out Your Monster Manual and Orcs!

March 31st, 2019


Make your own monsters or make your flavor of existing monsters.  As a DM you don't always have to follow exactly what the book says.  Remember rules …

Episode 11, Season 2: Converting Adventures!

March 24th, 2019


Catching up since we missed last week.  The episode is a rant converting adventures. Ignore the math.  Convert the meaning.  And keep it simple. …

E10 S2; The Best Campaign Ever!

March 12th, 2019


I ramble about the best campaign ever. For me, that's the next one.  It's a time to get the creative juices flowing and play around with new ideas.  I talk about some of the possibles in the future and rant about Dark …

Episode 9/Season 2: Labyrinth Lord, Annoying People & Finishing up on Vol 1 Men & Magic

March 3rd, 2019


In this episode, I have a long rant about Labyrinth Lord and BX Essentials all thanks to a very good question from Joe the Lawyer. I have a sad moment about annoying and bad people at the table. And in the episode I …

Episode 8 Season 2: Rants, Rants, Rants

February 24th, 2019


More on Zweihander,  The Make Your Own Damned Retroclone Challenge and even more rants.  

Grim Dark: Zweihander, Warhammer, and What else?

February 17th, 2019


I ramble on about grim dark and start thinking of running Zweihander, or Warhammer Fantasy or maybe something else in the future.  Plus a little update on the Labyrinth Lord game.   And we begin covering Cleric spells …

Episode 6 Season 2: Starting Labyrinth Lord Game

February 12th, 2019


This week's episode is a bit short and a day behind.  Sorry about that.  In this episode, meet the characters from my Labyrinth Lord game. and their initial trials. Plus I rant a little bit about 6th level magic user …

Episode 5 Season 2: Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells

February 3rd, 2019


A quick and rambling episode. I talk a little about the new game from Old Skull Publishing, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells. Complain about OBS's …

Episode 4 Season 2 Thieves Guilds and Ethiopian Food

January 27th, 2019


A bit of ramble this week.  I talk a little about Thieves Guilds, Ethiopian Food, and we get a Call In!  Bonus still reading from the Little Brown Book. 

Mise En Place For Your Campaign

January 20th, 2019


Mise En Place is cooking term. Basically, doing all your preparation beforehand. And that's what I rant about this episode.  Getting ready to run Advanced Labyrinth Lord and all the things I'm trying to get ready.

Episode 3, Season 2: The Dungeon is trying to kill you

January 13th, 2019


We've got your usual rants plus I talk about hazards in dungeons besides traps and monsters.  And the regular feature of a spontaneous reading from …

Episode 2, Season 2: DM Notebooks

January 6th, 2019


I rant about my "system neutral" DM Notebook and how it's important and it's important to clean the thing out every once in a while. Also, continue with the reading from the Little Brown Books. This time up: 1st Level …

Episode 1 Season 2: Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2019


New year, new beginnings.  Let us make 2019 the year of sharing the fun. Be excellent out there.  

Episode 44: Happy Holidays

December 24th, 2018


Best wishes to all the listeners out there. Thanks and let's have a great 2019.

Episode 43: This is the year that was

December 17th, 2018


This episode I talk a bit about the passed year plus plans for next year. I know it's a bit early for this but with all the holidays coming up things …

Episode 42: What's your clone of choice? And Dungeon Mayhem

December 9th, 2018


Yes, there's lots of call ins plus I do a really quick ramble about the new card from Wizards of the Coast, Dungeon Mayhem. And I ask that enteral question, what's your favorite retroclone?

Episode 41: Call Ins and Wild West RPG's

December 2nd, 2018


I go off my normal track and talk a little bit about some inexpensive Wild West RPG's. Plus some call ins!

Episode 40: Dice Know When To Roll 'Em. Know When To Hold 'Em

November 25th, 2018


We're back after a little break. This week more on skills and dice. When to roll and when not to. Plus a few other side rants and reading from the …

Episode 39: Grimtooth's Trapsylvania, Far Away Land, and more Sharp Swords

November 11th, 2018


A rambling journey of what's up this week. Far Away Land for Swords and Wizardry, Grimtooth's Trapsylvania (Enter if you dare), and the exciting wrap up of the Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells game.

Episode 38: BX Essentials Call Ins, Cosmic Blades & Solar Spells, Crazy Rambling

November 4th, 2018


This episode we've got call ins on BX Essentials. I ramble about Cosmic Blades & Solar Spells. And I get even crazier and more mediocre as I read …

Episode 36: Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha

October 22nd, 2018


Some random thoughts on the newest iteration of Runequest and your usual treats of call-ins and a reading from the Little Brown Books.

Episode 35: MeWe, Skills, & Readings of Ancient Wisdom

October 14th, 2018


This is a full episode here. Fixed some tech glitches. Added a couple of new regular segments and still do the usual OSR rants. This time up Skills. …

Episode 34: Frankengame

October 9th, 2018


Why be limited by just one set of rules? Take the stuff you like and mix it all together and do you own Frankengame!

Episode 33: The Weirdling World of Jordoba

October 7th, 2018


A rambling ranty rant about Jordoba and Uncle Matt's RPG Studio. Here's the links to the stuff and see for yourself.
Check out the Youtube Channel:
And his …

Episode 32 Unplug Unwind Rewind

October 1st, 2018


Hey, we broke the 1,000 mark. Thank you! Work's been crazy so a I rant about the value of doing nothing.....Trust me next episode will be more RPG-centric.

Episode 31: Race As Class

September 23rd, 2018


This time I rant about Race As Class and pretty much stand in the middle. Have a chance to hear me ramble before I've had enough caffeine to start the day. Plus a little more about the upcoming Whitebox game.

Episode 30 Henchmen & Hirelings

September 19th, 2018


Because it's the topic of the day....

Episode 28 House Rules: Season to Taste

September 19th, 2018


A little bit of philosophy on House Rules. They are a good thing. Make the game yours and fun for everybody. Plus Call Ins. Even from Rocks Fall …

Episode 26: Friday Call Ins

September 18th, 2018


I said I'd two podcasts this week. Just didn't say what days. So here you go and we have call ins and a request. Yes, I even take requests..

Episode 25: Rambling Ranty Rant 5E & OSR Again

September 10th, 2018


Ah I just go on rambling rant again on Fifth Edition and OSR D&D. Plus some rants on note taking and some shout outs!

Episode 24: The 3 Dumbest Things Players Have Said In My Games

September 3rd, 2018


Yes, this episode I take a trip down memory lane and talk about the dumbest things players have ever said in my games. And if you've got dumber ones. Share them!

Episode 23.5 Follow Up on Appendix N and GM Tools

August 29th, 2018


Follow up on the things that I forgot in Episode 23 and call ins!

Episode 23: Appendix N and GM Tools

August 28th, 2018


I jump on the Appendix N rant bandwagon and talk about the funny books that have influenced me. I also start off ranting about GM Tools and then my …

Episode 22: Tale of the Goblin War Cow

August 20th, 2018


Lots of stuff. More tech and personal notes with a side of self promotion. Call In's. We get Call In's. And The Tale of the Goblin War Cow!

Drive By Rant: Just Getting Stuff When You Level

August 15th, 2018


Short little rant. Still waiting on Itunes and something that bugged me back in old D&D. Just getting stuff when you leveled.

Episode 21: World Building Wrap Up

August 13th, 2018


Bring together the thoughts on world building, ranting on Forums, and the host needs more coffee.

Episode 20: Call Ins and Questions

August 10th, 2018


Got some call ins. Thank you one and all and I've got questions for listeners. Tell me what you think.

Episode 19: Vigilante City by Bloat Games

August 7th, 2018


A virtual "unboxing" of the preliminary pdf to Kickstarter backers. Yeah I rant as a I scan through the PDF. Overall, looks like it going to be fun!

Episode 18: More Ennies, More World Building, Pathfinder?, and Rants

August 6th, 2018


Title says it all. A rambling rant episode. More congrats to the Ennie winners and I need to spend more money. Pathfinder 2.0 WTF? I continue to talk about World Building. And some general rants...

Ennies, Ennies, Ennies!

August 4th, 2018


Quick little congrats to all the Ennie Winners. WOTC :( and have a great weekend.

Drive By: Character Concepts!

August 1st, 2018


So how do you come up with your ideas? I list upcoming possible characters and have a fond memory of the barbarian who only used one syllable words.

Episode 17: I get into trouble

July 31st, 2018


I attempt to define the OSR, rant about 5E Adventurer's League, and make own call on keeping gaming interesting.

Episode 16: World Building Part 1

July 29th, 2018


The first part of an ongoing rant on building your D&D world or whatever your game of choice happens to be. Make it fun and memorable.

Drive By: MTG D&D?

July 26th, 2018


Er what? A few very quick thoughts about the "announcement"

Episode 15: Make It Epic or Let the PC's break stuff!

July 24th, 2018


Wrapped up the DCC campaign and the PC's were involved with the creation of a "new" race...

Episode 14: Job Vs Class Part 2 Lankhmar and Untold Adventures

July 23rd, 2018


This episode I continue my pondering of Job Vs Class and what to do about. Plus talk a little about Untold Adventures & Unsung Heroes by Barrel …

Drive By Old Weird West

July 23rd, 2018


Latest episode of Playing It Wrong

Episode 13: Klingons on the Bridge, Captain!

July 22nd, 2018


I take a trip down memory lane to an old Star Trek RPG session (the FASA version) and talk about licensed RPG's.

A Hot Weekend Drive By

July 21st, 2018


Projects, The End of a Campaign, and DCC Lankmar PDF's to backers! Stay frosty!

Episode 12: Call Ins and Job Vs Class.

July 16th, 2018


I answer some messages and I rant about Classes. How many do we need? Would a job be better.

Episode 11: DCC and SS&SS

July 15th, 2018


This time I rant about Dungeon Crawl Classics and Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells and just a wee bit about my upcoming game.

The Official Episode 1: A Star Wars Special

July 15th, 2018


Because every show needs a Star Wars special. And we still have the cow and a live audience of two dogs.

Episode 11

July 15th, 2018


What's up this weekend

Episode 10: Lots of Rants: Ennies, Food & Politics, ZOONG!

July 8th, 2018


I rant about the Ennies; RPG's, Food & Politics; and the World of Zoong!

Episode 9: House Rules and Class Hacks

July 1st, 2018


This episode I talk more about house rules and some of the one's I use.

Episode 8: The Cantina Scene and House Rules

June 27th, 2018


Short episode because I'm tired. A little rant about Cantina Scene parties and then a question about house rules.

Episode 7: Swords and Wizardry and Stuff

June 24th, 2018


More on Swords and Wizardry and why I like it. And few other ramblings and plans. Shout outs to MattRandom and Random Screed!

Episode 6: Katana Guy!

June 20th, 2018


Rant about Katana Guy. You know him.. Plus shout outs and questions from Random Matt and Spike Pit! There's a little bit more about Theater of the Mind, planning, hints of future episodes.

Episode 5: Welcome to the OSR

June 19th, 2018


I know it's been done before but hey this let's you creep into my mind a bit find out my basic philosophy on, well, RPG's in general but mostly the OSR.

Episode 3: Random Ramblings

June 13th, 2018


A little rant about Primeval Thule. What's up in gaming with me. Crossing my fingers on some future projects. Send us your questions because if you …

Episode 2 Theater of the MIND!

June 7th, 2018


A quick stream of babble about Theater plus I try recording on Audacity and learn it at the same time. Still have a two dog audience.

The Pilot Episode

June 3rd, 2018


Welcome to the podcast. Costarring two napping dogs and a cow.

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