I don’t like Mondays – Player Tangents

It’s bank holiday Monday here in the UK, and Hannah has some questions about what do to when players “go off the rails” or spin off into a random tanget. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check […]

I don’t like Mondays – Creating a Midderlands/ICRPG DT system

It’s the start of brand new week, Johannes Paavola and myself are continuing our discussion about adapting the Scum & Villainy DT and mission system to work with our upcoming ICRPG Midderlands game: Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us […]

Friend or Foe Friday – Vampires in other systems & using them in your game

In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we take a second look at vampires, how other systems represent them and how you can use them in your games. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com Check out our […]

I don’t like Mondays – Dolmenwood Character Generation

It’s Monday morning and Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome has been kind enough to include me in the playtest for his faerie-tale setting of Dolmenwood, inspired by Chicago Wiz’ tales of him and his wife’s 1-2-1 game I’m going to be running a similar game set in Dolmenwood for Hannah. In this episode we’re generating […]

Making my own Dolmenwood Map

In my current Midderlands game the player started off in the City of Lunden but–seeking a cure for a virulant plague–they were part of an expedition to the Island of Emeraude. In Glynn Seal’s excellent Midderlands setting Emeraude serves as a placeholder for another OSR setting, the mystical forest of Dolmenwood as created by Gavin […]

Voicemails on shrooms, one shots, dogs & dice

In this episode I respond to a number of voicemails received recently, discussing topics as diverse as mushrooms, the place for one-shots and collecting dice. 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, used under Public Domain licence. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/anchor-audio-bank/staging/2020-02-07/71bb71fc52dd72e3e72362ab31e36e70.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | […]

Out of love with one shots

In this episode I talk a little bit about why I’ve started moving away from one shots and back towards campaigns. 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, used under Public Domain licence. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/anchor-audio-bank/staging/2020-02-06/86e22cf02e5bf1ff5d73d99c29bf9123.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

OSR, why all the shrooms?

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 supplements.The supplements/books I discussed in this episode were: The Midderlands, OSR Bestiary and Setting by Monkeyblood Design Behind the Walls, an adventure for the Midderlands published by […]

CBP Worldbuilding #1 : Genre & Setting

This is the first post using Angeline Trevina’s book 30 Days of Worldbuilding (available on Amazon), the book provides 30 prompts/exercises to help guide world-building. Day 1: Genre & Setting: in the first prompt the author advises us to describe the genre of our world and write a brief description of it. Colonial Blackpowder Genre […]

Appendix N: 30 Days of World Building

In this Appendix N video I take a look at the excellent 30 Days of Worldbuilding workbook by Angeline Trevina. Currently available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Days-Worldbuilding-Step-Step-Fictional/dp/1677313129/