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 […]

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. 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 other […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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 #2: Draw Your Map

This is the second 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 2: Draw Your Map – the author advises us to draw a map to prevent us getting lost in our world. Colonial Blackpowder Since my setting is based very […]

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/