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The Evil Dungeon Master Podcast

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Welcome to the Evil DM Podcast, I am The "Podfather of Old School Gaming Podcasts". This podcast started out as a rip of my youtube, but then morphed into a daily thoughts podcast. Talking RPGs, comics, geeky stuff and whatever comes across my mind. Warning: I don't care about your feelings. Support… read more

90 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

TheEvilDM Podcast: Unleash Your Inner Dark Knight with the Batman Roleplaying Game!"

February 24th, 2023


Step into the shadows of Gotham City as we explore the thrilling world  of the Batman Roleplaying Game! Listen in as I delve into the game …

The Evil DM Podcast: Unraveling the Mysteries of Palladium RPGs' Game Mechanics & Rules

February 16th, 2023


Join me on this episode of my solo podcast as we dive deep into the game mechanics and rules of Palladium RPGs. We explore the different types  of …

RFI Mini #14 - Voicemail about Henchmen...

August 5th, 2021


Got a voicemail from The Goblin's Henchmen, about the Max Number of Henchmen a character can have.. is it a perm number? or just at one time? Let's explore!

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RFI Mini #13 - Talking Starting Gold and the Monetary system

August 3rd, 2021


Flipping to page 35 of the book, I go over the starting gold you get and wonder why its like that as well as tell you the adjustments I've made for …

RFI Mini #12 - Talking Secret Hit points?

July 29th, 2021


In this episode I flip to page 34 and talk about the rule Gary lists for how a DM can hide the hitpoints from players only telling them "status". I …

RFI Mini #11 - Email Question about percentile Attributes

July 27th, 2021


Got a facebook page message from Darin, asking about Percentile attributes for intelligence and why Gary did not use it. Its an interesting question, one that we never came across in all the years of doing RFI Podcast. 

RFI Mini #10 - Talking Magical Armor Savings throws rule

July 22nd, 2021


This week I got a question from LeroyD20 on Twitter ask about the magical item savings throw rule that can be found on p81 of the DMG.

RFI Mini #9 - Talking about alignment changes and what happens?

July 20th, 2021


In this episode, I flip to p34 in the Player's handbook and discuss the alignment changes. What happens and how to handle with some examples. How …

RFI Mini #8 - No, no... Clerics can't use edged weapons...sorry!

July 15th, 2021


This episode I am talking about the old cleric class, the wisdom qualifications for the class and multiclass.. as well as talk about how Clerics are …

RFI Mini #7 - Talking about Half Races and Racial Preferences, do you use them?

July 13th, 2021


Filling to page 8 in the book this week, I decided to take a chat and tell my experiences about using the Racial Preferences chart in the book. I have to ask, did you use this table and what are you experiences with it?

RFI Mini #6 - Voicemails and questions!

July 8th, 2021


Got a couple of voicemail questions from The Goblin's Henchman.. He makes some good points about levels with monsters and then talks about White Dwarf's Monster Mark. He did a post on his blog about it in detail:

RFI Mini #5 - Email Question about Green Slimes!

July 6th, 2021


Another RFI Mini, which will come out on Tuesdays and Thursdays of the week. In this episode DM Glenn asked a question about how I handle Green Slimes. Green Slimes can be found in the monster manual on p49. Listen in …

RFI Mini #4 - Voicemails and Questions!

July 1st, 2021


Hey folks a new episode today. Got two voicemails, both are from Carl of the Save or Die podcast. He asks some interesting questions and points out …

RFI Mini #3 - Multi-Class Character Class Hitpoint Rolling

June 29th, 2021


Looking through the book, I saw a rule about rolling hitpoints for multi-class characters and decided to talk about it and my experiences with the …

RFI Mini #2 - Talking Attributes and "exceptional abilities"

June 24th, 2021


Another episode of the RFI Podcast, just in Mini format with your wonderful host, the Podfather of the OSR Vince! This episode the paragraph about …

RFI Mini #1 - The level term and what it could have been?

June 22nd, 2021


That's right, I decided to do some Mini-RFI's from my own podcast. It wont be daily, but it will be fun. At least I think so. Talking Levels from the PHB.

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TSR is back, is this good or bad? YOU decide.

June 20th, 2021


Listening as I give my thoughts about TSR being back and what I believe they are doing. Remember I am not an expert on trademarks or law.

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Little update about games and no Orcs, Goblins and Kobolds don't have feelings.

June 18th, 2021


Just giving you a friendly update on this show and no I'm not dead. I am running games at and on my youtube channel.

Updates and no, RFI Podcast will not be coming back, sorry!

February 10th, 2021


Just another episode, with some update and no RFI Podcast will not be back. Also talking about some missing articles on the RFI Website.

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its Monday! FASERIP Podcast is back!

February 8th, 2021


Talking about the FASERIP Podcast, Star Trek LUG and what I am working on and planning!

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A new show? Ramble-mania!

February 2nd, 2021


Yep a new show, because I wanted to put something out. enjoy

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What are your first experiences with RPGS

November 17th, 2020


I had put this up on my youtube channel, but people wanted it also on my audio podcast for easy travel listening. So here you go! 

Did a little video talking about my time during the '80s when I first  started really …

Cookie Cutter Creatures, no way!

November 13th, 2020


Quick update today as I'm off, but wanted to also talk about my thoughts on how I handle cookie cutter creatures in my campaigns, making them my way, right away!

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Escapism is the key to our hobby, start a new campaign!

November 12th, 2020


In this episode I decided to talk about what makes roleplaying games so much fun in our hobby. The reason why we play and how I feel we should all …

Closer to 1K on YT and Talking Portal Worlds in your Campaign!

November 11th, 2020


In this episode I talk about getting closer to 1k on youtube and then talk about portal world campaigns and how it can be loads of fun for a GM that likes to wipe the slate clean everyday and start a fresh.

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Talking about Older editions and why we play them

November 3rd, 2020


In this episode today, I decided to ponder thoughts about why I play older editions of various games and why we should appreciate them.

Monday morning, weekend recap of gaming and life

November 2nd, 2020


Welcome to monday folks! another podcast is out and about for your ears as I talk about the weekend, Halloween & gaming that happened this past …

Dice, Dice, Dice.. dice everywhere!

October 30th, 2020


Today I am talking about dice, my favorite dice, the Arby's dice and what I think about dice in my life.

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GMless RPGs are......stupid?

October 29th, 2020


Talking about a topic that annoys the crap out of me, GMless RPGs and how they make zero sense to me and I am not sure why all these people are pushing games with no GMs. There needs to be someone who is the referee or …

Following up on a Voicemail, Comics and Horror movies!

October 28th, 2020


A listener Jason left me a voicemail (thank you!) talking about some of his life experiences with Comics and B-Horror movies. So I decided to follow …

Its cold outside, Youtube and a Cop RPG?

October 27th, 2020


Man its cold outside and who wants to go outside when its raining and in the 30s temp wise? no one. So today I talk a little about my youtube video …

Monday Catch up and RFI has a lost episode?

October 26th, 2020


Hey folks doing a monday catch-up so to speak, talking about the shows I've been doing, the Classic FASERIP Podcast and that RFI, The Roll For …

Starting Magic-User spells for AD&D 1e, How do you handle it?

October 23rd, 2020


Got a twitter question from a listener, LeroyD20 asking me how I handle starting spells for magic users in my games. While I've talked about this RFI …

Email Question: More about me & Comics

October 22nd, 2020


Jed The Comic guy wrote in and asked me to talk a little bit about comics, he asked me a couple of questions about my comic book likes and history. As always I come with some stories and talk a little bit about my past …

What is up with D&D, WOTC? Huh?

October 21st, 2020


In this episode I am talking about what is happening with D&D and how Wotc are now catering to the small percentage of people, changing the game from its roots. I talk about some past experiences in my life along …

Following up on a Voicemail about Character Death

October 20th, 2020


Following up on the episode I did about character deaths, Kevin from the Redcaps Podcast calls in and leaves his thoughts about how he handles …

October Horror Movie Challenge Day 19

October 19th, 2020


I put up a post up today on my blog about the horror movie challenge. Well I decided I am going through with it and here is my first entry. This is a bonus episode for today and maybe I'll go back and talk …

Bringing Characters into AD&D games after Death, but at what level?

October 19th, 2020


In this episode I decided to talk about some old memories of how I played my games with the great Joe DM, and how we brought characters into the game …

Space Operas and Scifi games

October 16th, 2020


Was sitting here today thinking about scifi games, ones that involve human survival. Things like Firefly, Dark Matter, the Expanse and whatever else. …

Enchanting Magical Items (AD&D 1e) and how it could be done

October 15th, 2020


Topic generated from a post on facebook talking about enchanting magical items and how to get its charges back. The original poster was not sure how to do it and wanted a way. 

Sure there is an official way in the book, …

Following up on Solo RPGs and a Voicemail!

October 14th, 2020


Kevin from the Redcaps podcast ( dropped me a voicemail talking about his thoughts on SoloRPGs. Leave me a voicemail if …

Episodical Adventure Planning

October 13th, 2020


This episode is dedicated episodical adventure planning. What is it? how does it work? What are some examples of it? How you can use it for any game you play?

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The Podfather is born and he interviews, Big Sal.

October 12th, 2020


Hey folks, the Podfather is born! Where the nickname comes from and why.. But enjoy this nice 45 minute sit down with my former co-host from RFI, Big …

Solo RPG Thoughts, is it fun?

October 9th, 2020


Talking about Solo rpgs and my experiences with them, do you like solo rpgs? what do you use? leave me a voicemail!

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Character Creation is not a chore.

October 8th, 2020


Just talking about my thoughts on character creation and how it shouldn't be a chore, it should be a fun time to begin your journey in a new game.

Back, talking youtube, podcasts and I'm no shill.

October 7th, 2020


I'm back. People have asked about me and now I am responding. who knows how far this will go, but I do enjoy podcasts.. just not being a shill :)

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Too many options for players..

August 7th, 2020


Wanted to give my opinion about when players are presented with too many options, it slows the game down.


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DMs, it’s your world, your rules, stand strong!

August 6th, 2020


Warning, a little bit of language in this rant, be warned!


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I’m back, maybe? Quick update!

August 4th, 2020


I think I’ll use this as my daily thoughts. Will people listen? Probably not. But in this episode I talk about games I enjoy and what I’ve been upto lately


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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 13 - Passing Notes & Electronics at the table

March 13th, 2020


In this episode I talk about a topic I found on reddit that went over the concept of passing actual notes at the table vs using electronic devices. I give my thoughts on this topic

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The Evil DM Podcast - Episode 12 - Voicemail from DM Carl

March 12th, 2020


In this episode I respond to another voicemail, this time from DM Carl of Save or Die fame.

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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 11 - Homebrew vs Premade

March 5th, 2020


In this episode I talk about how I enjoy homebrew vs the premade modules out there.

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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 10 - The Brain Toss App & Talking new 1e Podcast

March 4th, 2020


In this episode I talk about an app I found that is super helpful for me in gaming called Brain Toss. I am not sure if its on Android, but its on the …

The Evil DM Podcast Episode 9 - Talking Diceless RPGs and people who annoy you

March 2nd, 2020


In this episode I talk about how I think Diceless RPGs are silly and those people who hang around your public games.. interrupting because they feel you are doing something wrong.

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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 8 - Responding to another Voicemail

February 27th, 2020


In this episode I respond to another voicemail, this time from Goblin's  henchman, talking about the new AD&D 1e podcast I am doing soon!

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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 7 - Taking the game too seriously

February 25th, 2020


In this episode I am talking about how people take the game too seriously at times and how those people need to step away from the table and maybe not play for a while.

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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 6 - Talking Star Trek and Savage Worlds.

February 24th, 2020


Its Monday and what have I been pondering about? Star Trek of course! What's the best system for a bunch of newbies? D6? Fasa? Lug? Nope, I am thinking Savage Worlds. Why hasn't there been anything in the fandom for an …

The Evil DM Podcast Episode 5a - Responding to a voicemail! (fixed)

February 22nd, 2020


Not sure what happened, but re uploaded this episode.

Got  my first voicemail! Andy G "called in" and left his thoughts about the  new podcast I am doing for AD&D 1e called Unearthed Arcana with Erik  Tenkar.

Why …

The Evil DM Podcast Episode 4 - Talking about a Save vs... or die mechanic

February 20th, 2020


Back in the car doing another episode with this new mic, noticed there was a little popping sound, whoops, mic was too close this time.  In this episode I am talking about a facebook post where a mainstream gamer was …

The Evil DM Podcast Episode 3 - Gaming out of no where!

February 19th, 2020


In this episode (once again in my car using the new mic) I talk about my experiences with running games that were thrown at me spur of the moment, entitled "gaming out of no where!"

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The Evil DM Podcast Episode 2 - Talking d6, Mini-Six, Mazes & Perils, the Cinematic 8 System

February 18th, 2020


Decided to do a show during my lunch time using a new microphone attachment in my car, I think its a bit meh. In this episode I talk about d6 and how great the mini-six system is and how much I enjoyed. A little update …

The Evil DM Podcast Episode 1 - The Evil DM has arrived.

February 17th, 2020


Hey folks listen in as I kick off this podcast talking about anything in gaming, nothing is safe. This show I talk about my thoughts and idea about …

Let's Talk Ghostbusters RPG - Episode 6 - Mystic Arts Talent

April 23rd, 2019


 In this video I do a follow up on Magic and talk about my house rules  for Magic with Mystic Arts Talent. What do you think about it?  

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Let's Talk Ghostbusters RPG - Episode 5: Inventing Things

April 23rd, 2019


 In this video, I go over the Gadgetry rules listed in the GBI book  starting on p72. The rules are not that great in my opinion, so I came  up with …

Let's Talk Ghostbusters RPG - Episode 4: Magic by the book

April 23rd, 2019


 In this very episode, I revive a dead series I started doing as my group  gets back into our Ghostbusters game, by talking about something a few  people wanted to know about.. MAGIC! I talk about it from the GBI Book, …

Let's Talk Ghostbusters RPG - Episode 3 - Doing Things..

April 23rd, 2019


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Let's talk Ghostbusters RPG, In this episode I am talking about doing things... how rolling the dice works and using the ghost …

Let's Talk Ghostbusters RPG - Episode 2 - Brownie Points Overview

April 23rd, 2019


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Let's talk Ghostbusters RPG, Brownie points. Going over the basics of what they are and how they work in original and GBI …

Let's Talk Ghostbusters RPG - Episode 1

April 23rd, 2019


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Let's talk Ghostbusters RPG, creating characters. Going over the basics of the game, from the stats, to the infamous Ghost die and how it all works. This is a basic crash course in how to create a …

Idols & Efreeti #21: Player Prep

April 23rd, 2019


 Another day, another video! This week I go on about how player prep is  just as important as DM prep... Players can't just show up and think  they are in for a show, they need to know their character and his  abilities …

Idols & Efreeti #20: Email - 1e non-weapon proficiencies

April 23rd, 2019


 Got an email from Joff-Joff, asking me about non-weapon proficiencies,  where it came from, where can he find it and how it kind of works.  These opinions are my own, and while I don't use NWP, I know a lot who  do and …

Idols & Efreeti #19: AD&D 1e Character Training

April 23rd, 2019


 New video! In this video I flip to page 86 of the DMG and talk about  training as listed in the book and then what I do in my campaigns to  make it a little easier for the Dungeon Master and the players.  Of course a …

Idols & Efreeti #18: AD&D 1e Alignment Change

April 23rd, 2019


 New day, new video! In this video I flip to page 25 and talk about  alignment changes, and what happens to your character by the book. Of  course a lot of what is said here is based on my opinion and how I  handle …

Idols & Efreeti #17: Races P2 - Elves

April 23rd, 2019


In this very episode I go over the race of elves, explaining a few things new people (and old) get a bit confused. These are my opinions based on …

Idols & Efreeti #16: The Bell Curve d6 Skill Check

April 23rd, 2019


 In this video I talk about skills checks, using 3d6 and rolling it  depending on the task, how to add or minus a d6 based on the situation  and well …

Idols & Efreeti #15: Email - Reincarnate vs Reincarnation vs Resurrection

April 23rd, 2019


 New video up, answering an email to go over Reincarnate vs Reincarnation vs Resurrection from The Deth Metal DM! 

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Idols & Efreeti #14: Email - Subdual Damage

April 23rd, 2019


 In this video I go over another email I received, but this time I am  asked about the Subdual Damage rules and how it works. Let's flip open  the …

Idols & Efreeti #13: Races Pt 1 - Dwarves

April 23rd, 2019


In this brand new episode, I start a series diving in the races found in the core book, and talk about playing them. I also talk about a book that …

Idols & Efreeti #12: Email - Making Magic-Users fun

April 23rd, 2019


This week I pulled out an email from the old email bin, and answered a question from Tom. He is asking about making a magic-user a little more fun …

Idols & Efreeti #11: AD&D 1e - My Quick Combat Rules

April 23rd, 2019


Hey Folks! In this week's episode I decide to show you my quick and dirty combat for AD&D 1e. This is how I maintain a quick, smooth and fast …

Idols & Efreeti #10: AD&D 1e Vampires

April 23rd, 2019


In this episode, let's turn to P99 in the Monster Manual, and lets talk Vampires. I go over the monster itself, along with some advice on how to play him. I also cover some material found in Dragon Magazines 17, 30 and …

Idols & Efreeti #9: Why I enjoy the OSR Games

April 23rd, 2019


In this short video I go over the reasons why I really enjoy OSR games, and why sometimes as a player you need to run. Death lurks around every …

Idols & Efreeti #8: Falling Damage Rules

April 23rd, 2019


This week let's take a look at falling damage. Let's first open up the PHB to p 105 and read what it says, but then lets look at Dragon Magazine #70, where Frank Mentzer takes the time to correct and tell us what the …

Idols & Efreeti #7: AD&D 1e - The Bard Class

April 23rd, 2019


Let's flip to page 117 of the core players handbook and look at the bard class. Listen in as go over the class, how it works and some advice along …

Idols & Efreeti #6: AD&D 1e - The Monk Class

April 23rd, 2019


In this very Episode I talk about the #ADnD1e Monk, going over the class, giving my opinion about the class, explaining how things work, and ways to play by the book and make it interesting. Then I go over a few house …

Idols & Efreeti #5: AD&D 1e - Looking to start DM'ing?

April 23rd, 2019


Hey folks, in this video I answer a most often asked question of me, about how to starting DM'ing in 1e. In this video I go over a bunch of questions …

Idols & Efreeti #4: AD&D 1e - The Paladin Class

April 23rd, 2019


In this episode I get back into the swing of things answering a question from LeroyD20, about Paladins, and how I handle the protection circle against evil that a Paladin radiates all the time. I go over the class in …

Idols & Efreeti #3: AD&D 1e - Thief Class & Skills Rundown

April 23rd, 2019


In this third video I go over building a Thief, and how his skills work, giving advice on how those numbers are just situational and can go up or down depending on what's happening at the moment. While a DM can be very …

Idols & Efreeti #2: AD&D 1e - Starting Spells, Magic-User/Cleric

April 23rd, 2019


Welcome back to another episode of I&E, in this episode I go over starting spells for Magic-Users and Clerics, how they work and how it works going forward. Remember this is how I do things, and my opinions on the …

Idols & Efreeti #1: AD&D 1e Character Creation - The Fighter

April 2nd, 2019


Welcome to a new show on my channel called Idols & Efreeti as I sit back and talk about Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1e. In this episode I go …

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