Podcast Episode 46 – Old school prepping and bullet journals

By | 11th November 2018

In this episode I discuss some ideas for manual prep and note recording methods going forward for my games: If you’re interested in the idea of Bullet Journalling you can find out more here: The main bullet journal websiteBullet Journal for RPGs tutorialBullet journals for GMs MeWe community Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under… Read More »

Podcast Episode 45 – Westhaven, Gomans and the dreaded TPK

By | 9th November 2018

In this episode of the podcast I talk about where we’re at with our Rose of Westhaven campaign and what the future holds for it:  Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

OSR Level Drain Alternative

By | 22nd October 2018

Disclaimer: This post and the mechanics within are based around the rules for aging that appear in LotFP, I’ve not tested it with other OSR systems, but I believe it would work with some minor tweaking. This post talks about an alternative I’ve started using for level-draining creatures in my game and why I chose… Read More »

LOTFP 2E Playtest Rules

By | 20th October 2018

My First Thoughts Okay, so you may or may not be aware–based on whether or not you’ve read Eldritch Cock James Edward Raggi IV’s FreeRPG supplement for Lamentations of the Flame Princess–that there is a second edition of LotFP in the works for some date in the distant future. The Eldritch Cock supplement features two… Read More »

Podcast Episode 44 – Getting a Campaign Started

By | 17th October 2018

In this podcast episode, Lloyd, Dennis, Mathew and myself discuss some of the potential issues and pitfalls surrounding getting a new campaign off the ground. You can find the uncut version here: Watch Podcast Live & Uncut: Getting a Camaign Started from RedDiceDiaries on www.twitch.tv The edited (audio only) version is also available on Anchor:… Read More »

Google+ Migration

By | 9th October 2018

Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock–or at least very isolated from social media–for the past few days you’ll have no doubt heard the news that apparently Google+ is officially circling the drain. I woke up this morning to a flood of stories like this one https://thenextweb.com/google/2018/10/08/google-plus-dead-security-flaw/ It would appear that–due to a security… Read More »

Podcast Episode 42 – Cyberpunk

By | 7th October 2018

In this podcast I’m joined by Whit, John Drury, Mathew Bryan and Johannes Paavola to chat about all things Cyberpunk. You can find the original uncut version on Twitch: Watch Podcast Live & Uncut from RedDiceDiaries on www.twitch.tv The edited version is now available on Anchor: Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons… Read More »

Andrew Walter’s Artwork

By | 30th September 2018

If you’ve seen the review of the B/X Essentials Core Line by Necrotic Gnome in my previous post (and if you haven’t what have you been doing with yourself?) then you’ll know that the excellent cartoon-style artwork by Andrew Walter on the front covers was a big part of what initially sold me on the books. Andrew was… Read More »

RPG Review: B/X Essentials Core Line

By | 30th September 2018

In this RPG Review I look at the five books in the B/X Essentials core line: Core RulesClass and EquipmentCleric & Magic-user SpellsMonstersAdventures & Treasures The books are written by Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome and are available on Drivethru RPG as both PDF and print on demand versions. Title Music Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used… Read More »