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The Red Dice Diaries

164 EpisodesProduced by John Alan LargeWebsite

A journey through the world of RPGs from the viewpoint of a long-time GM and player. RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/55de8b4/podcast/rssWhere else to find me: https://wheretofind.me/@ReddicediariesLeave a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message

164 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Smoke & Snow S02E01 - A Brave New World

January 8th, 2022

2:30:32

𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝟗𝟓𝐀𝐄

Our heroes have recovered the Greensteel and have returned to Valkonnen to find that ten years …

Smoke & Snow S01E35 - Nature of the Beast

December 11th, 2021

2:59:41

Having rescued the young friar from the clutches of the screeching Harpies our heroes thoughts now turn to their quest for the mystical Greensteel.

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Smoke & Snow S01E34 - The Ruined Abbey

November 28th, 2021

3:14:56

Our heroes have arrived at the ruined Abbey of St Clewyd, a place of screeching danger and betrayal.

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Smoke & Snow S01E33 - In Search of Drune

November 20th, 2021

3:16:00

Contemplating the cost of retrieving the Green blade and what it might mean for both the Dolmenwood and Valkonnen, our heroes begin their search for …

Smoke & Snow S01E32 - The Poppy Cock Inn

November 20th, 2021

3:11:45

Having passed through the portal into the strange realm known as the Dolmenwood, our heroes have passed through the balmy forest and found lodgings …

Smoke & Snow S01E31 - A Desperate Pursuit

October 16th, 2021

3:16:37

The  vampire in charge of the logging camp and his ghoul minion have been  exposed to the purifying light of day and slain, but parties unknown  have …

Smoke & Snow S01E30 - The Monster in the Woods

October 2nd, 2021

2:12:55

With New Seal Land reeling from a vampiric attack and Cotton Nichol abducted, our heroes set off in search of Malcolm Harp and the party of guards he …

Smoke & Snow S01E29 - A Meeting Twixt Man & Beast

September 19th, 2021

2:47:13

Rested from their recent encounter with a strange blood-sucking creature our heroes have spent two weeks recovering in their home village of New Seal Land. They now attend a meeting at Staffstone Tower with Lord Brannan …

Smoke & Snow S01E28 - How to Train Your Wyvern

September 11th, 2021

3:13:40

Our heroes have returned to their home in New Seal Land, laden down with the spoils of their recent conquest of the Inlet Pirates, but strange happenings are afoot in their home town and perhaps romance is in the air …

Smoke & Snow S01E27 - The Sheltered Inlet

September 4th, 2021

2:38:53

After fending of the attentions of a hired assassin and conducting perilous negotiations with the Hag Peggy Greenteeth our heroes push on, determined to reach the shelter inlet they believe is being used as a secondary …

Smoke & Snow S01E26 - Ghost of the Sea

August 14th, 2021

2:56:12

Our heroes visit the village of Deersun to investigate the mysterious figure that has been seen lurking around their blighted storage barns.  

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Smoke & Snow S01E25 - A Curious Proposal

July 30th, 2021

2:36:09

The heroes are returning to New Seal Land in the company of Mercy Dixon, the castellan of the newly built Staffstone Tower. She has a curious proposal from them from Lord Brannan.

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Smoke & Snow S01E24 - Return to Deersun

July 17th, 2021

3:33:57

Our heroes plan to return to their neighbouring village of Deersun to lay to rest the unquiet spirit of their deceased hireling Gordon Sinclair, on the way they run into ruthless pirates and perhaps a surprising ally.  

Smoke & Snow S01E23 - Village of the Leng Mystics

July 4th, 2021

3:10:47

Our heroes have discovered the existence of a magical portal a couple of days to the east of their home village, but the strange Leng people and …

Smoke & Snow S01E22 - Child of Chaos

June 19th, 2021

2:58:27

A huge chaos beast rises from the ground, our heroes flight from it leads them to an abandoned, woodland cottage suffused with enchantment, will this reveal the mysteries of the ancient Sena and the deadly Drune?  

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Smoke & Snow S01E21 - Down with the Sickness

June 5th, 2021

2:26:33

With Brock and Malcolm slowly succumbing to the cursed disease that threatens to take their lives, they desperately seek succour in a nearby hamlet …

Smoke & Snow S01E20 - Comes the Inquisition

May 22nd, 2021

4:03:16

Having  evacuated the survivors of the Fort Kersey siege to New Seal Land, our  heroes set off in pursuit of the treasures promised by the old map …

Smoke & Snow S01E19 - The Siege of Fort Kersey

May 11th, 2021

3:08:21

With  the aid of our heroes the defenders of Fort Kersey have managed to  repel the initial wave of Shadow Elf attackers, however the main force  now surrounds the Fort trapping our heroes, the defenders and civilians …

Smoke & Snow S01E18 - The Shadows Lengthen

April 10th, 2021

2:02:48

Having  saved the Dwarven money Kroznon from the strange elf-like figures and  having recovered goods from a ruined Sena stronghold, our heroes are …

Smoke & Snow S01E17 - The Most Wonderful Metal

March 28th, 2021

2:12:17

After  many adventures and the awakening of the Frost Wyrm in the East our  heroes glimpse the promise of Mithril in a cold mountain stream.

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Smoke & Snow S01E16 - In Search of Mithril

March 13th, 2021

3:19:34

Our heroes head northwards towards the Grey Heights, risking the dangers  of the oncoming Valkonen winter in pursuit of the precious Mithril  believed to lie in the depths of the mountains.   -- Watch live at  

Smoke & Snow S01E15 - Death in the Caves

March 5th, 2021

2:04:35

The Roper is revealed! Can our heroes defeat this beast or will they meet an ignominious end in the caverns below the Grey Heights?

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Smoke & Snow S01E14 - The Caves of Chaos

February 13th, 2021

3:32:39

Having bartered an alliance with the bandits of the Whalesong Woods, our heroes have learned more about the villainous seneschal of Fort Eastburn and plan to head north into the mountains in search of the source of his …

Smoke & Snow S01E13 - The Bandits of Whalesong Woods

January 30th, 2021

3:03:42

As a strange eclipse dims the light of the sun, lending everything a ruddy red hue, our heroes first ponder how to deal with the bronze golem at the …

Smoke & Snow S01E12 - The Haunted Forest

January 19th, 2021

3:54:38

In this session out heroes return to New Seal Land and then strike out for the reputedly haunted Whalesong forest, seeking to find the ruined tower lying in it's depths.

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Smoke & Snow S01E11 - An Unlikely Alliance

January 6th, 2021

3:16:49

With the mutant Coldwalkers freed from the mystical control of the warlock Takret, our heroes attempt to forge an unlikely alliance between the Frost …

Smoke & Snow S01E10 - Silence will Fall

December 20th, 2020

3:21:51

Whilst Leopold tries to garner support from his cousins the Frost Dwarves of the Witch Isle, his fellows travel to the southern ruins where the …

Smoke & Snow S01E09 - What's in Your Head?

December 5th, 2020

2:52:16

With Leopold gone to seek possible allies from the Frost Dwarves the rest of our heroes are left to make camp for the evening and consider their next …

Smoke & Snow S01E08 - Return to Witch Isle

November 22nd, 2020

2:41:41

Our heroes have decided to return to the Witch Isle in an attempt to learn more about--and if possible put a stop to--the rising of the dead that occurs their on a nightly basis, they are joined by the Friar of New Seal …

Smoke & Snow S01E07 - White Out

November 13th, 2020

3:01:19

The weather has turned worse as our party try and make their way from the forbidding Grey Peaks to return to their home village and make plans for their future.

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Smoke & Snow S01E06 - Sword of the Sun

October 24th, 2020

2:29:52

The heroes continue their exploration in the catacombs below the ancient Solar Order abbey, searching for a weapon that--the modern remnants of the …

Smoke & Snow S01E05 - Return to Beetledown Abbey

October 13th, 2020

3:22:48

Licking their wounds and mourning their losses from their first abortive foray into the beetle infested abbey, their recent acquaintance Simon Graydon catches up with them, bringing news of a fresh translation of the …

Smoke & Snow S01E04 - The Infested Abbey

September 29th, 2020

3:20:02

Our heroes meet two warriors of a religious order that seems to share an origin with the undead of Witch Isle, this begins a quest to an ancient abbey infested with strange insects.

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Smoke & Snow S01E03 - Temple of the Sun

September 12th, 2020

2:54:23

Reese from the Necrotic Gnome Discord (https://discord.gg/s7Bg29K) asked if it would be possible for me to put some of my actual plays up in audio …

Smoke & Snow S01E02 - They Walk by Night

September 12th, 2020

3:19:15

Reese from the Necrotic Gnome Discord (https://discord.gg/s7Bg29K) asked if it would be possible for me to put some of my actual plays up in audio …

Smoke & Snow S01E01 - Summer in Valkonen

September 12th, 2020

2:07:02

Reese from the Necrotic Gnome Discord (https://discord.gg/s7Bg29K) asked if it would be possible for me to put some of my actual plays up in audio …

Goodbye to you my trusted friend

April 5th, 2020

4:05

In this episode I talk about the future of my podcasting endeavours and my decision to relaunch the podcast on Buzzsprout.

Please note: I have no …

B,A,C,O,N,L,T, find out what it means to me

March 2nd, 2020

10:20

In this episode I attempt to put a different spin on the "What is OSR?" and other standard RPG conversations by comparing the glorious roleplaying …

Voicemails about Grognards, meeting up in person and One Shots

February 25th, 2020

20:34

In this episode I respond to a nunber of voicemails received about one-shots and other subjects, rounding off with a heart-warming message from Joe of the Hindsightless podcast.

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Burton Sci-Fi & Fantasy Con RDD Report

February 16th, 2020

31:59

In this episode of the Red Dice Diaries podcast I give a report on the recent one-day Con where I ran some 5E starter rules using Greg Gillespie's …

Voicemails on shrooms, one shots, dogs & dice.

February 7th, 2020

31:39

In this episode I respond to a nunber of voicemails received recently.

Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos

Out of love with one shots

February 6th, 2020

4:57

In this episode I talk a little bit about why I've started moving away from one shots and back towards campaigns.

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OSR, why all the Shrooms?

January 29th, 2020

39:24

In this episode I'm joined by Johannes Paavola, and we discuss why we think there is such a profusion of mushrooms and herbs in many OSR games and …

Reviewing The Islands of Purple Haunted Putresence (Part 1)

January 16th, 2020

18:31

In this episode I'm happy to be joined by my fellow Purple Worm co-host Pete Jones of the excellent Dragons are Real podcast, the first part of this review is available here and part 2 is available on Dragons are Real.

Voicemails about the OSR, labels and cavemen

January 15th, 2020

17:50

In this bonus voicemail episode I answer some call-ins concerning the definition of the OSR, labels and our prehistoric ancestors.

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What the OSR means to me?

January 10th, 2020

12:22

There has been a discussion on the Audio Dungeon Discord Server recently about what the OSR means to people? So I thought that I'd record an episode …

Meanderthals

January 4th, 2020

11:37

In this bonus voicemail episode I answer some call-ins concerning the topic of primitive humans, evolution and how civilised folk in an RPG setting …

Happy 2020 and 30 days of Colonial Blackpowder

January 1st, 2020

16:50

A Happy New Year to you all, as we kick off 2020 with Season 3 of the Red Dice Diaries Anchorcast we're Overjoyed to See RPGs, I'm excited to talk …

New Year's Eve Simian Meanderings

December 31st, 2019

40:54

It's the last episode of 2019, and in this Oxidised Schwifty Resonator voicemail episode of the Red Dice Diaries, Barney from Loco Ludus is kind enough to leave me some messages concerning my recent musings on the …

D6 Thieves, Strange Races and Photogenic Dice

December 23rd, 2019

20:54

In this Ostrich Seasonal Roustabout bonus episode of Red Dice Diaries I answer some call-ins about weird races, thieves and photogenic dice.

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Gorilla Podcasting

December 21st, 2019

9:52

In this Obvious Simian Rebellion episode I talk a bit about primitive ancestors and muse on how they would cope side-by-side with their more modern …

Voicemails, Thieves, Notable Firsts, Pink and Green Dice Diaries

December 16th, 2019

26:18

In this Orange Segment Rebellion bonus episode of Red Dice Diaries I answer some call-ins about thieves, notable first, dice colour themes and some …

RPG Bugbears: But, I want to play a werelockadinpire

December 13th, 2019

10:39

In this Obsfucations Serpentis Revolution RPG Bugbears episode I talk about that player who always wants to play a weird or kooky race.

Have an …

Thieves, First Dice and Theme Songs

December 10th, 2019

21:51

In this Original Sauce Resurrection episode of Red Dice Diaries I answer some call-ins about thieves, first dice, theme tunes and some other bits and pieces.

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You Never Forget your First

December 4th, 2019

10:23

In this episode I talk about one of the great firsts in my life and encourage listeners to call-in with their own stories.

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Thief call in and Discussion

December 2nd, 2019

27:43

In this episode I respond to some call-ins received concerning my episode about thieves.

Many thanks to my callers:
- Jason of the Nerds RPG …

RPG Bugbears: Thieves Stealing from the Player Party

November 29th, 2019

12:38

In this RPG Bugbears episode I talk about player-character thieves stealing from the rest of the party, and why I'm not a fan, taking a look at some different iterations of D&D to see if I can work out some possible …

Voicemails, Lamentations, Encumbrance and Burning Wheel.

November 28th, 2019

13:12

In this bonus episode I answer some voicemail messages from Pete Jones and Jason Connerley.

Links to Burning Wheel actual plays on my YT channel.

What is the RPG Bugbears series?

November 28th, 2019

4:18

In this bonus mini-sode I talk a little bit about porting the RPG Bugbears series from my Youtube channel to my podcast.

You can watch the original YT series here:

Hireling & Property rules in LOTFP

November 19th, 2019

13:18

In this episode I take a look at the rules for property and hiring henchmen in Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

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Further Burning Wheel Discussion

November 16th, 2019

2:08:09

In this episode, Johannes, Mathew and myself discuss our recent Burning Wheel session and chat a little more about this excellent RPG.

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.

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Voicemails margins, holdings and accessibility

November 12th, 2019

24:09

I'm cracking open the Red Dice Diaries voicemail vault to answer some calls from listeners regarding previous episodes, many thanks to all of you for …

Massive Margin Syndrome

October 30th, 2019

16:50

In this episode I talk about a couple of concerning trends I've noticed recently in RPG books.

Theme tune is The Land of the Dead by Rafael Krux, used under Public Domain licence.

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Wormsign! The first episode of the Purple Worm draws near

October 20th, 2019

1:57

Have you ever thought 'Why aren't there more podcasts with British people discussing RPGs?", if so then the Purple Worm podcast is for you, featuring a bevvy of British podcasting Anchorites discussing what is good, bad …

Property & Domain in D&D

October 20th, 2019

17:31

In this episode, I answer some voicemails before musing about buying property and domain play in D&D.

Theme tune is The Land of the Dead by Rafael Krux, used under Public Domain licence.

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I know arse all about Arneson

October 7th, 2019

35:04

In this episode, Hannah and I take a tongue-in=cheek, slightly irreverent look at how easy it is to find information on Dave Arneson when you know very little about him beforehand, and was he really erased from the …

Landscape Format Books

October 4th, 2019

12:05

In this episode I have a bit of a grumble about landscape format RPG books.

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.

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Potions

September 17th, 2019

5:39

In this short episode I answer Jason's voicemail and chat a little more about magic items.

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.

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Magic Items

September 14th, 2019

9:02

In this episode I ask a question about magic items, how do your players find out what they do?

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.

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Barrowmazing

September 10th, 2019

11:38

In this episode I talk a little bit about Cody M's excellent Barrowmaze game, run using the Delving Deeper retroclone.

Theme tune is Exotica by …

Thoughts on the Stygian Library

September 4th, 2019

12:45

In this episode I give my thoughts on the Stygian Library supplement I used recently in my Midderlands game, and received a call from Cody M.

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RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 12: Friendship

August 12th, 2019

6:18

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 11: Examine

August 12th, 2019

8:27

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 10: Focus

August 12th, 2019

6:21

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 9: Critical

August 12th, 2019

7:06

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 8: Obscure

August 12th, 2019

8:32

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay 2019 - Episode 7: Familiar

August 12th, 2019

9:59

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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Voicemails are in the Air, everywhere you look around

August 12th, 2019

11:28

In this bonus episode I answer some voicemails that I've received recently, thanks very much to everyone who left me messages, I really enjoy listening and responding to them.

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Controversy Sicko

August 7th, 2019

7:16

A short episode where I get some things off my chest about a recent blog/MeWe interaction concerning James Edward Raggi's recent "controversial" picture on the LOTFP GenCon catalogue.

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Voicemails from the Borderlands

August 6th, 2019

7:21

In this bonus episode I answer three voicemails from Spence (AKA Free Thrall), you should check out his podcast here:  https://anchor.fm/free-thrall 

RPGaDay2019 - Episode 6: Ancient

August 6th, 2019

7:53

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay2019 - Episode 5: Space

August 6th, 2019

7:44

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay2019 - Episode 4: Share

August 6th, 2019

5:43

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay2019 - Episode 3: Engage

August 6th, 2019

6:45

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay2019 - Episode 2: Unique

August 6th, 2019

6:18

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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RPGaDay2019 - Episode 1: First

August 6th, 2019

7:34

Short RPG discussions with Hannah & myself, prompted by the #RPGaDay2019 info-graphic.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here:  http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html 

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Talking about Burning Wheel

July 14th, 2019

2:10:31

In this episode, Johannes, Dennis, Mathew and myself talk a little about the fantasy roleplaying game The Burning Wheel.

Available here:  

Interviewing Jarin DnD about the L'Gat Vol 3 Kickstarter

July 11th, 2019

51:51

In this interview I speak to Jarin Dnd from Power Up Gamers about their forthcoming book L'gats Tome of Amazing Creatures Vol III currently on

CSI Midderlands Session 0

July 7th, 2019

18:23

In this episode I'm talking a little about the recent session 0 for our upcoming CSI Midderlands game, I'm looking forward to running it, thanks very …

Elegant Creature Generator

July 4th, 2019

14:11

As a bonus episode for #RandomThingThursday I'm looking at Raphael Sadowski's Elegant Creature Generator, it's available as PWYW on Drivethru RPG:  

Midweek Voicemails

July 3rd, 2019

9:28

I answer some voicemail messages received over the last week.

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   

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Monday Moan: The X Card

July 1st, 2019

12:37

In this episode I talk a little bit about the X-card mechanic, you can find more about it here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SB0jsx34bWHZWbnNIVVuMjhDkrdFGo1_hSC2BWPlI3A/edit

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Setting Agnostic vs Setting Specific

June 28th, 2019

15:12

In this episode I chat a bit about setting agnostic and setting specific RPGs.

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.   

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Under SIEGE

June 25th, 2019

18:15

In this episode I chat about our decision to use Castles & Crusades for our upcoming Midderlands game and some of the things that I like about the system.

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GMing Rough Spot

June 18th, 2019

23:08

In this episode I talk a bit about my own recent GM-ing rough spot and how I kept my enthusiasm going, I also answer some voicemails.

 Theme tune was Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.    

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White Star

June 16th, 2019

17:15

In this episode I talk about White Star written by James M Spahn, a game of OSR sci-fi that I had great fun running at UK Games Expo 2019 for Games …

SWN and Faction Turns

June 15th, 2019

8:30

In this episode I answer a voicemail from Colin Green and talk about adapting Faction Turns from Stars Without Number for my future Midderlands game. 

Eldritch Tales

June 13th, 2019

15:09

In this episode I talk a little about Eldritch Tales, an OSR game of the Cthulhy Mythos by Joseph D. Salvador. I ran this game at UKGE2019 and had a …

Alas for the Awful Sea

June 8th, 2019

8:59

In this episode I answer a voicemail from Colin 'Spikepit' Green about the game Alas for the Awful Sea.

You can find out more about the game at

UK Games Expo 2019 and Games on Demand

June 6th, 2019

45:35

In this episode I'm joined by Lloyd Gyan and my lovely wife Hannah to talk about our experience of Games on Demand at UKGE2019.

Check out UK Games Expo's sponsor The RPG Pipeline.

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CSI Midderlands

May 18th, 2019

10:02

In this episode I discuss what I've been up to recently and the new Midderlands game I'm going to be starting in July.

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The Role of the GM

March 7th, 2019

1:02:14

In this podcast episode I'm joined by Whitt, John Drury and Lloyd Gyan to talk about the role of the GM in tabletop RPGs.

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Out in Coventry

February 16th, 2019

3:51

Vlog about last night's pre-LARP drinks evening in Coventry.

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LARP & RP friends

February 15th, 2019

5:12

I ramble a bit about LARP & RP friends.

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Roll on the Weekend

February 15th, 2019

12:39

I answer some voicemails, chat about recent RPG acquisitions anc what I'm doing this weekend.

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Answering Voicemails & Recent session

February 9th, 2019

13:26

In this episode I answer some voicemails and talk abit about our recent session.

The one-page dungeon I discuss in this episode can be found here:

Android Revelation

February 5th, 2019

7:09

I chat a bit about a recent SWN session.

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Voicemails & Thoughts following first B/X Essentials Session

January 12th, 2019

15:47

In this episode I answer some voicemails and chat a bit about my thoughts following my first Thousand Lands hex-crawl game.

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Answering voicemails

December 17th, 2018

5:56

In this episode I respond to a couple of voicemail messages received.

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Discussing future Sci-fi collaboration project with JP

December 16th, 2018

54:00

In this episode, myself and Johannes Paavola begin initial discussions on a sci-fi toolkit project that we're planning to collaborate on.

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State of the Bullet Journal

December 16th, 2018

9:30

I'm two sessions into the second season of our Rose of Westhaven game and thought I'd talk a little bit about the current state of my bullet journal.

Stars Without Number Unique Foci

December 13th, 2018

1:14:46

In this episode Johannes Paavola and myself chat about our recent playtesting of 'Behind the Walls' and also discuss me taking a unique foci for my …

Kalmatta Madness

December 10th, 2018

11:51

In this episode I talk about my recent experiences in Jason Hobb's excellent Kalmatta game.

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Give & Take

December 9th, 2018

17:37

In this podcast episode I answer some voicemails and talk a little bit about group creation of settings and also settings created entirely by the GM.

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Downtimes in RPGs

December 5th, 2018

49:25

In this episode Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself discuss downtimes in RPGs.

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Hannah talks about Behind the Walls & Star Trek

December 3rd, 2018

26:51

In this episode my wife Hannah and I talk about my upcoming Midderlands adventure 'Behind the Walls' and how she converted it for her Star Trek Fate game.

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Midderlands, 5E, Sci-fi and other projects

November 27th, 2018

9:30

In this episode I talk about some of the projects I've been working on and some stuff I'm planning to start working on soon.

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Old school prepping and bullet journalling

November 11th, 2018

7:43

In this episode I talk about some of my ideas for more manual prep methods in my games going forward.

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Westhaven, Gomans and the dreaded TPK

November 9th, 2018

8:53

A podcast about where we are with my Rose of Westhaven campaign, how we dealt with a TPK and what the future holds for the campaign.

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Getting a Campaign Started

October 17th, 2018

1:22:53

In this episode, Lloyd, Dennis, Mathew and myself discuss some of the pitfalls and issues to consider when starting an RPG campaign.

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Google Hangout is Trash

October 12th, 2018

6:57

In this episode I get some of my dis-satisfaction with Google Hangouts off my chest.

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Cyberpunk

October 7th, 2018

1:16:56

I'm joined by Whit, John Drury, Mathew Bryan and Johannes Paavola to discuss Cyberpunk in RPGs.

If you want to check out Whit's Black Code game you …

Am I too old for the World of Darkness?

September 29th, 2018

38:00

In this podcast episode, Hannah, Lloyd and myself discuss the WOD, vampires and how our playing styles have changed.

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Over-production in RPGs

September 23rd, 2018

1:05:50

In this group podcast I'm joined by Johannes Paavola, Dennis Bach, Andre Martinez and Mathew Bryan to talk about over-production in RPGs.

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Running a City like a Dungeon

September 22nd, 2018

14:43

Answering some voicemail messages and musing on an idea I've been considering recently for my Rose of Westhaven campaign.

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5 RPG Commandments

September 16th, 2018

5:00

In this episode I talk about five of my likes and dislikes when it comes to RPGs.

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Listener messages about the OSR & V5

September 15th, 2018

9:14

In this episode I answer a few voicemail messages that I've received about our recent OSR and V5 podcast episodes.

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Combat in RPGs

September 13th, 2018

44:14

Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself discuss the role of combat in RPGs.

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V5 first impressions

September 8th, 2018

7:40

Having just gone through character creation with people from The Grand Coterie group I talk about some of my first impressions of V5.

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I'm spoilt by the OSR

September 2nd, 2018

6:52

I ramble a little about being spoilt for choice amongst OSr games and some of the strengths of such products.

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The Virtue of Playing a Goodie

August 29th, 2018

4:05

Just back from LARP I reflect on a few reasons why you might fancy playing a thoroughly good person for your next character.

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JP & John talk OSR and Stars Without Number

August 22nd, 2018

46:48

I'm once more joined by the excellent Johannes Paavola, we chat about SWN, the OSR and other game related stuff.

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Discussing V20 and the WOD with JP

August 22nd, 2018

1:18:34

In this episode I'm joined by Johannes Paavola, to talk about his V20 Sabbat game 'What Rough Beast' and the World of Darkness in general.

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Differences between B/X Essentials and BFRPG

August 19th, 2018

9:24

In this episode I answer a voicemail and attempt to highlight what--for me--are the main difference between B/X Essentials and BFRPG.

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How Conventions Taught me to Love Dice Again

August 18th, 2018

5:12

In this episode of the podcast I talk about why I original stopped using dice and why I picked them up again.

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The Value of GMs Playing in Games

August 16th, 2018

4:26

In this episode I respond to a voicemail from Colin at the Spikepit and waffle for a bit about the value of GMs actually playing in the games they …

History, maintain the Mystery

August 15th, 2018

7:59

I talk about why it's important to maintain some mystery when it comes to your campaign world's background.

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Ideas for a B/X Campaign Setting

August 14th, 2018

6:57

In this episode I talk about some ideas that I'm slowly formulating into a campaign setting for B/X essentials.

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RPGaDay questions part 3

August 13th, 2018

53:52

Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/

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RPGaDay questions part 2

August 12th, 2018

40:21

Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/

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RPGaDay questions part 1

August 11th, 2018

1:07:18

Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries.

You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/

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But isn't it just the old B/X rules?

August 10th, 2018

9:25

In which I rant a bit about some stuff I recently read online where people were spouting off about B/X Essentials.

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Sounds Issues, Tech support and Faction Turns

August 9th, 2018

12:06

I respond to some voicemail messages that I've received and also talk about some recent communication I've had with Anchor tech support.

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WFRP and Me

August 8th, 2018

11:07

In which I ramble about my personal history with WFRP, why I'd love a review copy of the latest edition but am unlikely to shell out for a copy.

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Hannah Talks Star Trek

August 7th, 2018

7:48

In this episode of the podcast Hannah talks about her love/hate relationship with the Modiphius Star Trek system.

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Countdowns & Consequences

August 6th, 2018

6:27

In this episode I'm talking about countdowns, one of the tools that I use to help track plotlines in my games.

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B/X Essential Planetary Fantasy Idea

August 5th, 2018

6:37

In this episode of the podcast I talk about an idea for combining B/X Essentials with some elements of Warriors of the Red Planet that I've had kicking around in my head.

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B/X Essentials and Table Fables

August 4th, 2018

9:58

I chat a bit about some books I've purchased recently.

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How Hannah Looks at RPG Books

August 3rd, 2018

5:20

In this episode my lovely wife Hannah is back to talk about her method of choosing RPG books, and what she looks for.

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Random Tables & Charts

August 2nd, 2018

5:56

In this episode of the Podcast I wax lyrical about some of the benefits of using random tables and charts.

You can find some random charts made my me at my blog: https://reddicediaries.com/random-charts-and-tables/

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Maps, coolness vs. functionality

August 1st, 2018

5:34

In this episode I chat about my the ongoing struggle for map supremacy between functionality and coolness/looking good.

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Responding to voicemails about D&D market dominance

July 31st, 2018

10:26

In this episode I respond to a couple of voicemails received from Old Man Grognard and Colin from the Spikepit about our recent D&D Market …

Playing LOTFP

July 30th, 2018

5:31

In this episode of the podcast I talk about a recent game of LOTFP that I played in, ran by Ian Christiansen.
Free, no-artwork version of LOTFP …

D&D Market Dominance

July 29th, 2018

26:06

Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself talk about the upsides and downsides of D&D's market dominance, and I use the word "like" far too many …

The Simple Life

July 28th, 2018

10:43

In episode 9 of the podcast I talk about why simple games appeal to me and also Untold Adventures by James Spahn:

RIP Undying Lands

July 27th, 2018

6:54

In this episode I talk about my recent experiment with casual sandbox gaming, what worked and what didn't.

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Tremulus

July 26th, 2018

7:52

In this episode I talk a little bit about Tremulus, a PBTA Mythos game that I very much enjoy, and a recent game that I played in.

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Make a Character Focused on the Bits of a Game You Enjoy

July 25th, 2018

7:11

In this episode of the Podcast I talk about how you can enhance your appreciation of a game by focusing your character on the bits of the game that you enjoy.

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Con +1 is coming

July 24th, 2018

2:32

In this extra episode I talk a little about Con +1, an online convention where you can enjoy playing games and help raise money for a very worthy cause.
Convention website: https://conplus.live

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Just Get to the Damn Game

July 24th, 2018

6:01

In the latest episode of our Podcast I talk about the trend for unnecessary prologue pages in some RPGs.

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Find Your Fun

July 23rd, 2018

7:23

In this episode I talk a little bit about a couple of games I'm playing in at the moment and how 'finding my fun' helped me enjoy different game systems.

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That Elusive Page Turning Quality

July 21st, 2018

5:05

It's a warm Saturday in Merry Old England and I'm rambling about what grabs hold of me in an RPG.

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Hannah Talks about the Midderlands

July 20th, 2018

2:39

In our second episode, Hannah has been reading through my Midderlands books and takes a few minutes to talk about what she likes in them.

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Making a DFAE Character

July 19th, 2018

15:38

In the first episode of the podcast I'm creating a Dresden Files Accelerated character for a game my friend is running.

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