Category Archives: OSR

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 »

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 »

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 »

Random Things – Fellow Prisoners

By | 16th September 2018

We’ve all been in the situation where our character has been caught bang-to-rights for some sort of indiscretion or perhaps has been falsely accused and has found themselves in prison. Perhaps you were taken captive whilst raiding a dungeon and now languish in a cell yourself? One thing that can add flesh to these encounters… Read More »