Wednesday Wisdom – Top 10 Reasons you Shouldn’t do an Elaborate Background

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. Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.com Or you can email us at […]

I don’t like Mondays – Mystery Boxes

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. 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 stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com […]

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 – Xorn

In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we take a look at a strange gemstone devouring creature from the elemental plane of earth. 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 stuff at RedDiceDiaries.com RSS […]

RPG Review: B/X Essentials Core Line

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 Monsters 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. Title Music […]

Live & Uncut Podcast Recording – Over production in RPGs

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 […]

Blog redesign

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, […]