Spikepit

169 EpisodesProduced by Colin Green

Spikepit where Colin ponders ideas related to Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop role playing games with a view to engaging and entertaining the community.Become a Patron!

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169 Into the Pit, Attack of the Waffler

July 15th, 2019

16:27

Into the Pit, contributions from Spencer Keep off the Borderlands, Larry Hamilton Follow Me and Die, Tim Shorts Gothridge Manor, John Large Red Dice …

168 Into the Pit, A Year of Podcasting.

July 12th, 2019

13:47

In this anniversary episode discussion revolves around being a bad player, Arthurian legend and book recommendations. Contributions from the …

Dice Roll Zine 1&2 Overview

July 9th, 2019

35:59

With thanks to Steve C for his Dice Roll Zine, produced & published by Hog Town Games, words and maps copyright 2019 Steven A. Cook. Contact:

166 King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

July 5th, 2019

21:23

I talk about King Arthur - Legend of the Sword, as a source of inspiration. Also I respond to contributions from Joe Richter "Weal or Woe" podcast, Vance A, John Large "Red Dice Diaries" podcast and blog, Larry Haught. …

165 D&D Essentials and Modern Age RPG

July 3rd, 2019

13:26

Inspiration by Gothridge Manor with contributions from Ivy the Happy Whisk. Thoughts on D&D Essentials and Modern Age from Green Ronin.

164 It's a Multiplayer Game

June 28th, 2019

35:48

Contributions from the following: Jeremy Aka "Froth" of Thought Eater podcast and Blog, Arlen Walkerof Live from Pellam's Wasteland podcast, Rob C of …

163 Gardens in Games and the Gardens of Ynn Overview.

June 26th, 2019

27:14

Great contributions from Jeremy of the Thought Eater podcast and blog, Arlen Walker Live from Pellam's Wasteland podcast and Lieren from Updates from the Middle of Nowhere podcast. Random monster by Pete Jones the voice …

162 More good players

June 24th, 2019

20:53

Being a better player. Contributions from, Ivy the Happy Whisk, Logan Sword Breaker Howard, Froth the Thought Eater , Spencer aka Free Thrall, Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings and James Richards. Please enjoy listening.

161 Better RPG Play

June 21st, 2019

33:52

Contributions from:
Ivy the Happy Whisk, Frank Turfler of Frank T's Liner Notes, regular caller Larry Haught of the Spikepit Pit Crew, Darren Green …

160 Are you a "trying" player?

June 20th, 2019

20:38

Starting discussion about player quality. Why do I spend so much time and effort trying to improve as a GM? What changes should I make to improve my …

159 Recent Gaming Marathon

June 17th, 2019

30:56

A weekend of great gaming survived, I discuss the experience. Following that I answer some great call ins on the theme of gaming with youngsters. …

158 Choice in the Chaotic Dome

June 13th, 2019

16:32

Talk about random tables, gardens in RPG's and Games on Demand at UKGE Thanks to contributors, John Large - Red Dice Diaries, Cody Mazza - No Save …

Rained Off

June 11th, 2019

12:29

Gardening chat. Big thanks to all the caller's. Please enjoy.

156 Sharing your RPG hobby.

June 7th, 2019

19:28

Talking with Sonny about our recent gaming experiences. Great contributions from Dave Aldridge of D Percentile Podcast. "Crazy Spikepit Theme" by Logan"Sword Breaker"Howard. Please enjoy.

Regarding Rant

June 6th, 2019

6:13

Response to Judd's call in.

154 Western Lands Season One Finale

June 6th, 2019

21:59

My BFRPG Season One draws to a close and I discuss my future plans for my ongoing Western Lands Campaign. Thanks to the following contributors, Free …

Rant!!

June 5th, 2019

13:50

Why not think of others sometimes? Let's consider giving people a chance to put things right.

152 Game Expo and Black Hack

June 4th, 2019

24:35

Recap of my day at the UKGE and talk relating to the Black Hack 2. Big thanks to everyone who called in. Please enjoy.

151 Big Game Chat

June 2nd, 2019

24:48

All the call ins from the gang, character generation, gaming with kids, overwhelming 5e modules, new Anchorites and all that good stuff. Please enjoy.

150 Gardening Anchorites

June 2nd, 2019

12:32

Call ins and replies in relation to gardening

149 New Voices

May 29th, 2019

16:25

RFED and a UK Games Expo reminder. First time callers James Done, Dave Aldridge and Three Thrall. Anchorite new wave. Please enjoy

148 Generating characters

May 27th, 2019

21:55

Discussion around character generation and my recent experiences whilst gaming with my kids. Contributions from the legendary Thought Eater, Froth and Rich"Cockatrice"Fraser discussing 5E character generation options. …

147 Gardening Response

May 26th, 2019

15:12

Big response from listeners. Thanks to Tim, Ivy, Larry, Joe and Arlen for all the kind words and call in contributions. Please enjoy.

146 Above and Below with RFED

May 25th, 2019

9:24

RFED talks about Above and Below in relation to RPG'S. Please enjoy. spikepitpodcast@gmail.com

145 Module or Hook?

May 22nd, 2019

16:40

Discussion around a question from 'ol Man Grognard and Jim Yoder calls in with "Tom the Troll" impersonation. "Crazy Spikepit Theme" by Logan"Sword …

Gardening Spikepit

May 21st, 2019

8:01

Thanks to Lieren for the inspirational call ins. Please enjoy. spikepitpodcast@gmail.com

143 Winston Crutchfield

May 20th, 2019

24:54

Answering Winston's call in. Subjects include, 5e, BFRPG, Awarding experience and dice. Thanks for listening.

142 Outpost of the Deep Elder

May 18th, 2019

14:42

General RPG chat with call ins from Tim of Gothridge Manor, Mark of The Yawning Owlbear, Jeremy 'Frothsof' Smith of Thought Eater and Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere. 'Crazy Spikepit Theme' by Logan 'Sword …

140 Twilight of the Ancestral Clock

May 15th, 2019

19:14

Talking Gamer Health, Robin Hood, BFRPG and 5e Star Wars. Contributions from Cody, Tim, Ivy, Shane and Che. Thanks for listening

139 The Floating Spirit

May 9th, 2019

21:09

Feedback from previous episodes B/X thieves, downtime rules and campaign timeline. Contributions from the following, Tim Shorts, Cody M, Ray Otus, …

138 Rescue of the Chaotic Watcher

May 7th, 2019

20:25

Call in replies and questions answered. Thanks to Ivy, Tim, Evil Jeff, James Jim, and Vance for their awesome contributions. Please enjoy

137 Sunday Morning Spikepit.

May 5th, 2019

30:11

In this episode with a bunch of call ins and questions. Contributions from Yawning Owlbear, Free Thrall, Larry Haught, Happy Whisk and Gothridge Manor. Topics include, new podcasts, escape room abuse, games I want to …

136 Less is more?

May 2nd, 2019

19:03

Further discussion in relation to character advancement, rewarding players and using average damage. I ponder the idea of less being more and what …

135 Awarding Experience Points

April 29th, 2019

24:22

Feedback on the average hp and damage episode from Logan Howard, Ray Otus and Eric Salzwedel. Discussion in relation to making experience awards, call ins from Jason Hobbs, Evil Jeff, Aron Clarke, Shane Ward and Tuffer

134 RFED brings "Dead of Winter" to your RPG

April 28th, 2019

7:37

In this episode my Brother RFED talks about this popular boardgame, from Plaid Hat. He gives an overview of the game and presents his thoughts on how …

133 Average vs. Random Hit Point and Damage Determination.

April 26th, 2019

12:22

Discussing the use of average versus random hit point generation in your RPG. Call ins from, Logan Howard, Jason Hobbs, Frank Turfler, Aron Clark, Evil Jeff and Pete Jones. Closing with "Crazy Spikepit Theme" by …

132 What's up with Dungeons and Dragons? Frank T and Me

April 24th, 2019

12:01

I talk DnD with Frank Turfler of "Frank T's Liner Notes"

131 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 9

April 23rd, 2019

22:04

Continuing discussion comparing the latest edition of Dungeons and Dragons with older editions. Call ins from Jason Hobbs, RFED, Larry Hamilton and …

130 Top 3 Monsters

April 21st, 2019

9:28

Episode inspired by Logan Howard's challenge, name your top three monsters. Call ins from, Matt Jackson, Logan Howard, Gothridge Manor and RFED. Enjoy listening.

129 Ask me anything.

April 20th, 2019

2:24

An unscheduled outside of the box episode. Come one come all.

128 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 8

April 19th, 2019

11:16

Codi Mazza, Ray Otus and Joe Salvador continue the Dnd chat with 'ol Spikepit, I question session 0 and also quote Ghandi. Honest...not.

After Dark with Joe the Lawyer

April 19th, 2019

11:45

Joe keeping it real! By Tom and friends.

126 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 7

April 18th, 2019

16:23

Ongoing DnD chat witn great call ins. Rich Fraser - 5e monster manual , Aonghais - Plot Points Podcast episode 98 and DMG1e and Che Webster - 5e …

125 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 6

April 16th, 2019

16:18

Continuing the 5e discussion from Royal Ashdown Forest, with call ins from, Logan Howard, Matt Jackson, Aonghais and James Richards. Many thanks.

124 What's up With 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 5

April 14th, 2019

13:17

What's up With 5e Dungeons and Dragons? Discussion continues with call ins from Shane Ward, Aron Clark, and Froth. In addition I ask about Milestone Experience, average hit points and damage vs. random determination. …

123 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 4

April 12th, 2019

19:48

On going 5E discussion we hear from those who are not impressed. Matt Jackson, Rob C and Joe Richter. Thanks for listening. If you enjoy the show please consider taking a look at the "Spikepit" Patreon.

122 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 3

April 10th, 2019

26:47

Ongoing 5e discussion. Thank you to the following listeners for their excellent call ins. Froth, Joe Richter and RFED on 5e. Joe Salvador, Commands …

121 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons? - 2

April 8th, 2019

22:17

More 5e chat, and the DMG. Opening with Logan Howard's "Crazy Spikepit Theme". Call ins, Rich Fraser, Ray Otus, RFED and Vance. I reflect on taking time to talk with your gamer buddies

120 What's up with 5e Dungeons and Dragons?

April 5th, 2019

16:27

Discussing 5th Edition DnD and my recent re-reads. Call in from Froth of Thoughteater, regarding map episodes. "Crazy Spikepit Theme" by Logan Howard. Thanks for listening.

119 Grab Bag Episode

April 2nd, 2019

19:24

Replying to Call ins from Wayne Peacock, Larry Hamilton, RFED, Che Webster. What am I upto and Patreon update. Shout out for Gavin Norman's Winter's Daughter. "Crazy Spikepit Theme" Logan Howard. Thanks for listening.

118 More Map Chat

March 31st, 2019

15:56

Continuing the discussion of hex vs. grid the great map debate. Call ins from Matt Jackson,Vance A, RFED, Winston Crutchfield and Froth. "Crazy Spikepit Theme" by Logan"Swordbreaker"Howard.

117 Hex vs. Square - Map Chat

March 29th, 2019

16:58

Why do we use hexes? A discussion. Call ins from Cody M, Froth, Che Webster. "Crazy Spikepit Theme" by Logan"Swordbreaker"Howard. Cheers

116 BFRPG Western Lands 6 Morgansfort

March 27th, 2019

26:52

BFRPG Western Lands post session chat with Sonny. Announcement of my "Spikepit" Patreon launch, with shout out to my first Patron, Frank Turfler.

115 BFRPG Western Lands Update

March 26th, 2019

13:46

Continuing discussion in relation to Basic Fantasy RPG Westernlands Campaign. Call in from Jason Hobbs. Shout out to John Large and Matt Jackson. Thanks to Logan "Swordbreaker" Howard for his "Crazy Spikepit Theme"

114 Grab Bag Episode

March 25th, 2019

20:21

Discussion relating to, Tomb of the Serpent Kings, Basic Fantasy experiment, Guilds of Ravnica Glorantha, Mythras, d100 systems and categories for game design. Call ins from Larry Hamilton, Jason Hobbs, Joe the Lawyer, …

113 Tomb of the Serpent Kings

March 21st, 2019

24:18

Talking about my experience of running Tomb of the Serpent Kings with Basic Fantasy RPG Call ins from Aron C and RFED.

112 The Black Hack Chat

March 18th, 2019

21:55

Discussing recent experience of 'The Black Hack 2' and response to related call ins, from Happy Whisk, Matt Jackson and Vance An. I also talk about what I'm upto in relation to other systems and my initial impressions …

111 Lazy DMing part 2

March 14th, 2019

23:51

Following on from previous episode I reflect on how the 'Lazy DM' method worked in session 4 of my BFRPG Western Lands Campaign. I also discuss some …

110 Lazy DMing

March 12th, 2019

25:45

Intro tune by Logan Howard 'Swordbreaker', call ins relating to last episode from Rob C 'Down in a Heap', Tim Shorts 'Gothridge Manor'. Playing the Black Hack vall in from Vance A. I discuss my pre game prep and the …

109 Basic Fantasy Adventure Games

March 7th, 2019

13:54

Basic?...call ins from Frank Turfler, Jason Hobbs and Che Webster. I ponder the popularity of the 'Basic' game and talk about my ongoing Western …

108 BFRPG Running Western Lands

March 4th, 2019

24:49

I talk mostly about prep and running BFRPG Western Lands, also Joe Salvador's Eldritch Tales . Call ins from Happy Whisk, Tim Shorts, Joe Salvador, Winston Crutchfield, Larry Haught, and Jason Hobbs. Many Thanks

107 Birthday Episode

February 28th, 2019

18:08

Call ins from, Tom T'internet Troll, Ivy the Happy Whisk, Vance A, Aron C and RFED. I also discuss my birthday celebration strategy.

106 Family Gaming, Daisy May

February 26th, 2019

15:02

Opening with DM Dad. On the road chat about gaming with my daughter Daisy May.

105 Old School Essentials, Retro Adventure Game, Core Rules Preview

February 25th, 2019

22:24

A look at Gavin Norman's reworked and clarified B/X core rules. Formerly the B/X Essentials line of books, Old School Essentials Retro Adventure Game …

104 Basic Fantasy Campaign Crossover

February 22nd, 2019

27:00

Jason proposes, and the Basic Fantasy and RPG Chat continues. Call ins from, Jason Hobbs, RFED, Joe Ricther, Joe Salvador, Che Webster, also 'Happy Manor' Ivy and Tim Shorts

103 Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Reportage

February 20th, 2019

23:29

School Run debrief with Luca, Session 1 Western Lands Basic Fantasy Campaign

102 More Basic Fantasy

February 18th, 2019

19:16

Call ins from Jason Hobbs, Tim Shorts, Larry Haught, and Shane Ward. Mostly I talk about my preparation for my new campaign and Sonny talks about his thoughts in relation to Basic Fantasy RPG.

101 Basic Fantasy RPG

February 15th, 2019

24:06

Great call in contributions from RFED, Shane Ward, Larry Haught, Happy Whisk and Aron C. I talk about my thoughts on starting a campaign using Chris …

100 Century of Spikepit

February 12th, 2019

30:24

Thanks to the all the folks who contribute to 'Spikepit' be it shout out, emoji, friendly comment, follow or forward on social media, call in or …

099 Anchorite Feedback

February 11th, 2019

15:12

Fellow podcasters kindly call in and add to the ongoing discussion, historical references, 'Spikepit and Son', regrets and memories, playacting and 'episode 100'. We hear from fellow podcasters, Ray Otus, Matt Jackson, …

098 Spikepit and Son - D&D Companion Wrestling Rules

February 8th, 2019

15:13

Young Sonny is back by popular demand.  A light hearted episode to remind us of what it's like to be young or new to the RPG hobby.  Spikepit and son …

097 Timekeeping in Your Game.

February 6th, 2019

15:18

Historical inspiration in RPG'S. Timekeeping in medieval London. Call ins from Ray Otus (Plundergrounds), first time caller, Vance and Che Webster …

096 Dungeons and Dragons Companion Set Overview

February 3rd, 2019

16:11

An introduction to a 3 or 4 part look at the Mentzer Companion Rules for Dungeons and Dragons. With call ins from RFED, Larry Haught, Ray Otus …

095 Non Gaming Regrets a Cautionary Tale

February 1st, 2019

12:10

My reflections on facing up to regret, and getting important things done.

093 Fun with d66 Tables

January 28th, 2019

24:34

Call in responses, Aonghais, Joe, Aron and RFED, Dnd Basic, BECMI Companion call in request, Gamer Health, Roll 20 online gaming. My thoughts on …

092 Playing Loads of Games

January 23rd, 2019

22:50

Starting with replies to call ins and encouragement from the community, Cody M, Matt Jackson, Winston Crutchfield, Aron C. I move on to talk about my changing circumstances and the fact that my gaming has really taken …

091 Dungeons and Dragons Basic, Moldvay/Mentzer Comparison

January 21st, 2019

15:45

Call ins and comments from the gaming community. Comparing and contrasting our thoughts about Moldvay and Mentzer visions of Dungeons and Dragons.

090 Sourcing the Table - A Call in Episode

January 17th, 2019

21:37

Replies to call ins from, Matt Jackson, Tim Shorts, Shane Ward. I also talk about some of the great podcasts the OSR Anchorites have been putting out recently.

089 Basic Fantasy, Equipment Emporium

January 16th, 2019

11:10

A heads up and brief walkthrough Equipment Emporium, a supplement for Basic Fantasy. It's something I plan to bring to my DnD game and it's FREE! www.basicfantasy.org

088 Fantasy Adventure Game or Role Playing Game

January 15th, 2019

16:27

Part 2 of the conversation between Frank Turfler, of Frank T's Liner Notes, and myself. Where we discuss the topic, Fantasy Adventure Game or Role …

087 Dungeons and Dragons Basic

January 13th, 2019

22:08

B/X open table and Kalmatta call ins, Jason Hobbs, Joe the Lawyer, Logan Howard and Cody Mazza. 5e Monster Card Episode Feedback, RFED and Shane …

086 An Anchorite Amalgam

January 10th, 2019

21:48

I catch up with responses to some great call ins, talk about online games I'm involved in and my ideas for safe zones in open table games.

085 Spikepit and Son -Dungeons and Dragons 5E Monster Cards Unboxing

January 8th, 2019

13:38

In this episode I sit with my youngest son and we checkout our new Dungeons and Dragons 5E Monster Cards, and discuss our initial impressions.  I hope that listeners enjoy this light hearted episode, a reminder of how …

Colin and Frank Talk About Stuff 1

December 19th, 2018

27:47

Chat with Frank Turfler, listen to part 2 on the excellent Frank T's Liner Notes

076 Feedback

December 13th, 2018

14:42

076 Feedback, Listener call in episode

074 Boardgame Brothers "The Beginnings"

December 9th, 2018

23:52

Spikepit and RFED discuss their early experience and influences, boardgames in particular. Highlights include, Talisman, Dr Who, Heroquest and Space …

065 Help me to help you

November 25th, 2018

4:16

An Anchor appeal for information relating to Jason Hobbs' Kalmatta and direction of future Spikepit episodes

Spikepit and Son

November 8th, 2018

1:04:50

Episode 57 'Hogwarts' game chat and actual play

Wormskin 1

November 7th, 2018

17:24

Latest episode of Spikepit wherein I read excerpts from Wormskin 1, and talk about the Dolmenwood setting found within its pages. Many thanks to …

Knave walkthrough

October 20th, 2018

35:00

Knave rules walkthrough Episode 45

KISS

August 15th, 2018

6:25

Source the table episode. Keeping things simple, inclusivity, jargon and pointless confusing pigeonholes

River call ins and randomness Episode 18

August 11th, 2018

25:12

River call in responses, anxiety thoughts, random character generation.

River Adventures Episode 17

August 9th, 2018

4:54

A "source the table" episode where I appeal to listeners to call in with thoughts and ideas related to running river related game sessions. Inspired by my recent visit to the Wye Valley.

Episode 16 Random Incoherent Ramblings

August 7th, 2018

21:58

Call ins and feedback, family gaming, my setting plans, Midderlands Expanded Errata, Mud and Blood, Warhammer rpg 4e, hats off to Red Dice Diaries.

Episode 15 Day in the Life of Spikepit

August 4th, 2018

17:42

Post Ennie, Anchor experiments, gaming with kids, more maps

Episode 14 Map call ins and a question of sources

August 2nd, 2018

18:28

Listener feedback on maps in RPGs. I talk about sources of inspiration beyond gaming, and offer best wishes to Ennie nominees.

Episode 13 Maps?

July 31st, 2018

17:50

Talk about my love of maps, trends in map styles, folks who making maps. Call ins about why we play rpg's.

Why we play tabletop role playing games, listener responses

July 28th, 2018

10:49

Why we play role playing games, listener call ins. Plus infravision comments continued.

Episode 11

July 26th, 2018

6:26

Why Roleplaying Games

010 DnD Infravision -Riddles in the Dark

July 24th, 2018

14:01

Where I continue to talk about seeing in the dark, whilst getting people's name's wrong.

Episode 9

July 23rd, 2018

13:53

Feedback and talk on infravision

Episode 8

July 20th, 2018

2:42

Sounding off, feeling better. Thoughts from the heart, overdue.

005 Creativity

July 17th, 2018

13:24

Thoughts around creativity and inspiration. Also more nostalgia and call ins.

004 Talking Nostalgia

July 16th, 2018

11:29

Where I talk about nostalgia, Mary Poppins, d6 Star Wars and recording on Anchor

002 A Warm OSR Welcome

July 14th, 2018

8:08

Badly compiled messages, but now I know how that works. My apologies to the listener.

001 What or Who is Spikepit?

July 12th, 2018

5:02

Colin introduces himself briefly and outlines the direction for Spikepit

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