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The Evil Dungeon Master Podcast

76 EpisodesProduced by TheEvilDMWebsite

Welcome to the Evil DM Podcast, The "Podfather of OSR Podcasts" as dubbed by Erik Tenkar. 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. L… read more

76 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

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

June 24th, 2021

9:24

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

12:17

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

11:49

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

9:01

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


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

February 10th, 2021

7:44

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

7:42

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

7:11

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

9:52

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

7:11

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

12:15

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

8:18

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

7:13

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

6:12

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

6:46

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

9:00

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

11:38

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

9:06

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

7:48

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

9:46

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

9:29

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

12:52

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

7:30

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

5:03

I put up a post up today on my blog TheEvilDM.com 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

8:18

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

7:25

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

7:32

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

6:05

Kevin from the Redcaps podcast (https://www.theredcaps.net/) dropped me a voicemail talking about his thoughts on SoloRPGs. Leave me a voicemail if …

Episodical Adventure Planning

October 13th, 2020

9:21

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

47:30

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

8:33

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

7:54

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

8:54

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

6:24

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

5:52

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

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I’m back, maybe? Quick update!

August 4th, 2020

5:35

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

9:33

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

9:19

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

8:04

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

7:40

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

7:53

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

10:11

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

7:14

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

6:31

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

8:36

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

7:52

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

9:19

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

10:10

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

9:19

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

7:21

 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

12:40

 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

9:19

 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

13:54

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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

6:21

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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

13:21

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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

9:26

 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

11:40

 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

13:51

 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

10:35

 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

13:41

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

8:24

 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

9:35

 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

7:14

 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

14:51

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

8:47

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

15:07

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

14:30

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

4:42

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

7:42

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

20:13

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

21:46

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

21:24

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

15:57

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

18:29

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

16:55

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

42:49

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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