Pre-planned vs. Sandboxes

In this episode we’re talking about the differences between pre-planned games and sandboxes, along with some of the pros and cons of each:

Hexcrawls

It’s the start of the week again, but don’t despair roleplaying masses, Hannah and John are here to keep you company while they chat about hexcrawls.

Check out the excellent Alexandrian blog for more on hexcrawls:

Different Stat Methods

Our Monday episode is a bit late (busy weekend) but myself and Hannah have been chatting about different methods of stat generation in D&D.

I Death Tyrant

In this Friend or Foe Friday episode myself and Hannah are looking at the deathly variant of the Beholder known as the Death Tyrant:

For more about Beholders check out the wikipedia page:

The title picture of this post is public domain and was taken from https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=25874&picture=eye

Release the Kraken!

It’s another Friend or Foe Friday and we’re discussing the mighty, leviathan of the deeps, the colossal Kraken.

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.

Thursday Bonus Episode – Reactions to the first episode of the D&D Cartoon

There’s no voicemail episode this Thursday but Hannah and myself have been doing a test recording for a Youtube series where we’re going to talk about fantasy films and how you can take RPG inspiration from them, in this bonus episode we talk about some of our reactions to the first episode of the classic D&D cartoon series.

  • Show being Reviewed: Dungeons & Dragons (Cartoon Series)
  • Produced by: Marvel Productions
  • Originally released: September 1983 – December 1985
  • No challenge intended to any copyrights past or present.

Friend or Foe Friday – Vampires in D&D

In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday–and our first episode dealing with this particular creature–we take a look at vampires, the aristocracy of the night, in D&D.

Friend or Foe Friday – the Living Wall

It’s Friday, Hannah and myself are combing through our D&D monster manuals to look at some less well known creatures and chatting about how you can use them in your game.

In this episode we take a look at the necromantic Living Wall.

Below are links to the media used in this episode and where you can find us online:

B,A,C,O,N,L,T, find out what it means to me

In this episode I attempt to put a different spin on the “What is OSR?” and other standard RPG conversations by comparing the glorious roleplaying game to something equally as divine, the BLT.

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Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.