In this episode we talk about some of the potential pitfalls of writing a massively involved character backstory and some tips for making the lives of both you and your GM easier.
In this episode Hannah talks about a subject she’s very passionate about, Mystery Boxes and how–if not done well–they can undermine your roleplaying games.
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.
In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we take a look at a strange gemstone devouring creature from the elemental plane of earth.
In this RPG Review I look at the five books in the B/X Essentials core line:
- Core Rules
- Class and Equipment
- Cleric & Magic-user Spells
- Adventures & Treasures
The books are written by Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome and are available on Drivethru RPG as both PDF and print on demand versions.
Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
Used under creative commons licence:
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 in the way that any group of RPers do when you start them talking.
These live-recordings seem to have been fairly well-received so we’re currently considering the possibility of doing them on a more regular basis (perhaps one every couple of weeks).
In the next day or two I’m going to edit the sound file from this recording and trim it down, before releasing it as a podcast on Anchor.
In this episode I ramble about being spoilt for choice when it comes to OSR games and some of the strengths of such books.
In this video I ask people what three things they look for in a RP system.
If you’ve been to the blog before this then you’ll have noticed that the design has recently changed, I’m currently giving serious thought to how the blog can be more useful for roleplayers going forward; part of this is getting the blog to load as quickly as possible even on computers with slightly lower specs, the previous theme used seemed to take an awful long time to load and looked a little cluttered so I’ve changed it over.
There will be more changes over the next few months and heading into the New Year, I hope you’ll stick with us and will give us your feedback.