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Sword Breaker

31 EpisodesProduced by Logan HowardWebsite

Sword Breaker is a podcast about the Dungeon World role playing game and playing in fantasy settings by the creators of the Sword Breaker zine. Support this podcast:

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Episode 31 - Thieves

December 18th, 2019


What are your favorite thief archetypes? Ever had that player in your group who wanted to play a thief because...jerk?

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Episode 30 - Orcs

October 17th, 2019


Orcs! Nuff said!

Call-in from Jason of the Nerd's RPG Variety Cast

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Episode 29 - Magic Items

October 14th, 2019


What about those magic items found early in a character's career? Can we do better than a +1 weapon? 

Call-ins from:

Jason from Nerd's RPG Variety Podcast

Spencer (Free Thrall) from Keep Off the Borderlands

Joe (The …

Episode 28 - Post Apocalypse

September 20th, 2019


Thanks to Jason Connerley for the suggestion!


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Episode 27 - Dreams

August 27th, 2019


What can we do with dreams in our games?


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Episode 26 - Cities

August 3rd, 2019


Give your city a face and a heart!


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Episode 25 - Kaiju

July 10th, 2019


How do you drop some of that delicious Toho magic into your games?


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Episode 24 - Airships

June 7th, 2019


They're one of the favorite ways to cross those big fantasy maps!


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Episode 23 - Bards

May 15th, 2019


Check out Ray Otus' Plundergrounds! We are both responding to a prompt from Jim Jones about Bards!

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Episode 22 - Wizards

May 8th, 2019


What can we borrow from the greats to make our own game wizards more interesting? Call ins from Joe Richter and Jim Yoder!

Go to Jellysaw to see the 10 fantasy novels Ray Otus picked as foundational works of fantasy!

Episode 21 - Adventuring Parties

May 6th, 2019


Lots of great call-ins! Ray Otus, Benjamin Hinnum, RFED, and Joe Richter.


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Episode 20 - My 3 Top Monsters

April 26th, 2019


3 of my favorite monsters and 8 variations on goblins!

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Episode 19 - Halflings

April 25th, 2019


And now for the little people! Fun new Sword Breaker Theme mix from Lu Quade who has an Anchor podcast of his own called  

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Episode 18 - Barbarians

April 11th, 2019


Conan! Thundarr! Fafhrd! Khal Drogo! Let's talk about BARBARIANS! YAAAAAAAHEEE!

Call-in from Froth Sof of the Thought Eater blog and podcast!

Bumper by Ray Otus!  Find him on the Plundergrounds podcast and zine and the

Episode 17 - Something Borrowed...

April 10th, 2019


I was challenged by Ray Otus and I did not back down!

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Episode 16 - Roads

April 3rd, 2019


Interview with Wayne Peacock of MOTiVE zine and Podcast!

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Episode 15 - Curses

March 29th, 2019


Chatter about curses and their role in games versus fiction. 

Call in from Stephen Karnes of Rocks and Roots!

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Episode 14 - Holy Relics

March 19th, 2019


A short exploration of Holy Relics and a lot of fun content from listeners!

Ray Otus just dropped his 50th episode of Plundergrounds!

Aaron Clark's

Episode 13 - Government

March 13th, 2019


A short one on offering something other than the usual kings and queens.


Follow Me and Die

Random Screed

No Save for You


Episode 12 - Rangers

March 1st, 2019


This is a short episode about the Ranger Class. I had some great input from:

Ray Otus:

Colin Green:

Rob C.:

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Episode 11 - World Building

February 21st, 2019


Yochai Gal requested an episode about world building. Here it is!

Interviews with: 

Yochai Gal  

Brian Holland 

Greg Soper 


Ray Otus

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Episode 10 - Dwarves

February 13th, 2019


This time I discuss the mighty Dwarf! How are they the same and different from their folkloric origins? Ray Otus offers up some super cool ideas from …

Episode 8 - Clerics

February 7th, 2019


Inspired by Brian Holland of Session Zero and Cody M. of the No Save For You podcast, I'll share my thoughts on clerics. I'm a big fan of the class …

Episode 7 - Spell Books

January 31st, 2019


Let's talk about spell books! What are we missing? How can we make them more exciting? 

Great ideas from Steven Karnes -

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Episode 6 - Elves

January 16th, 2019


A chat about what elves are and what they've become in role playing games. Great suggestions from Colin Green, Ray Otus, Brian Holland, Rob C and …

Episode 5 - Castles

January 4th, 2019


A discussion about making castles memorable. Messages from Brian Holland (Creator of the Session Zero zine), Colin Green (Spikepit podcast), and …

Episode 4 - Mass Combat

November 10th, 2018


In this episode I introduce Brian Holland's newest Session Zero zine Halo, Fang and Horn and offer up some ideas for adding spice to your …

Episode 3 - Never-Never-Wonderland

October 31st, 2018


In this episode Jesse Ross and I talk about playing with young players and bringing very fantastical settings to life! Check out Yochai Gal's One Shot World And Tam's Blog

Episode 2 - Borrowing Ideas

October 24th, 2018


In this episode I talk with Ray Otus about borrowing ideas from other sources. You'll also get 8 variations on hirelings and an assortment of goodies in the Market Square!


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Episode 1 - Zombies

October 13th, 2018


This is the very first episode of Sword Breaker! It's October and in honor of Halloween, I talk about zombies.


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