Author Archives: John Large

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 »

Podcast Episode 41 – Am I too old for the World of Darkness?

By | 29th September 2018

In this podcast episode, myself, Hannah and Lloyd discuss whether we’re too old for the World of Darkness, the vampire genre in general and some of the positive and negative sides of Storyteller games. You can find the uncut version on Twitch: Watch Podcast Live & Uncut: Am I too old for the World of Darkness?… Read More »

Podcast Episode 40 – Over-production in RPGs

By | 23rd September 2018

The edited version of our recent podcast recording “Over-production in RPGs” is now available on Anchor, I’m joined by Johannes Paavola, Mathew Bryan, Andre Martinez and Dennis Bach. Music on Podcast Title Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Podcast Episode 39 – Running a City Like a Dungeon

By | 22nd September 2018

In the latest episode of the podcast I answer some voicemail messages about previous installments and muse on an idea I’ve been considering for my Rose of Westhaven campaign: Music on Podcast Title Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Live & Uncut Podcast Recording – Over production in RPGs

By | 20th September 2018

We’ve recently been experimenting with live-recording group podcasts on Twitch so that people can watch an “uncut” version as it’s being recorded and get involved via the chat box. These recordings are available on the Red Dice Diaries Twitch Channel. Last night’s recording was about over-production in RPGs, although–as usual–we rambled and got off topic… Read More »