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 Introduction

In this introduction video to my new Youtube playlist I talk a bit about what Appendix N is, the history of it and my plans for the playlist in the future.

Thieves & Stealing from the Party

In this episode I talk about something that boils my p*ss in RPGs, particularly in D&D style games, player character thieves stealing from the party. If you want to have your say, disagree or chat about this, you can leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence. […]

Voicemails, Lamentations and Encumbrance

In this episode of the podcast I answer some voicemails that I’ve received from fellow Purple Worm host Pete Jones (of the Dragons Are Real anchorcast) and Jason Connerley (of Nerds RPG Varietycast). If you want to have your say, disagree or chat about this, you can leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune […]

Hireling & Property rules in LOTFP

In this episode I take a look at the rules for property, investment and hiring henchmen in the OSR RPG Lamentations of the Flame Princess. If you want to have your say, disagree or chat about this, you can leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence. […]

Further Burning Wheel Discussion

In this episode, Johannes, Mathew and myself discuss our recent Burning Wheel session, we also discuss our impressions and thoughts on this excellent–and often maligned–tolkienesque fantasy RPG. If you want to have your say, disagree or chat about this, you can leave me a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public […]

Voicemails margins, holdings and accessibility

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 leaving me messages, I really appreciate it and enjoy listening/responding to them. Thanks to: Jason from the Nerds RPG Variety Cast: https://anchor.fm/jason376 Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere: […]

Massive Margin Syndrome

In this episode I talk about a couple of concerning trends I’ve noticed recently in RPG books, including the trend to have gigantic margins in roleplaying books and some–in my opinion–questionable layout/publishing choices. Theme tune is┬áThe Land of the Dead by Rafael Krux, used under Public Domain licence. If you disagree, have an opinion or […]

Streets with Number: First Draft Rules

Here are my first draft rules for Streets with Numbers, my kludged Faction Rules for my OSR Midderlands, Greater Lunden game (although I’ll probably work for other games). Please give them a go, play around with them and let me know what you think.

Purple Worm S01E02: Too High Up the Weird Tree

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we continue our dive into the world of weird games, discussing Numenera, Maid and what we think makes a weird game. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts:- Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal– Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge– Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit– John @ […]