Happy 2020 and 30 Days of Colonial Blackpowder

A Happy New Year to you all, as we kick off 2020 with Season 3 of the Red Dice Diaries Anchorcast we’re Overjoyed to See RPGs, I’m excited to talk about my plans for creating a Colonial Blackpowder D&D campaign setting in 2020. This idea was inspired by ChicagoWiz’s excellent podcast and blog: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/ I […]

New Year’s Eve Simian Meanderings

It’s the last episode of 2019, and in this Oxidised Schwifty Resonator voicemail episode of the Red Dice Diaries, Barney from Loco Ludus is kind enough to leave me some messages concerning my recent musings on the treatment of prehistoric man in D&D and various retroclones, we have some well-wishes and interesting points of discussion. […]

Gorilla Podcasting

In this Obvious Simian Rebellion episode of the Red Dice Diaries podcast I muse a bit about the subject of our primitive ancestors (as represented in D&D and various retroclones) and ponder how they’d cope with being throwing into the mix with modern day humans. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/anchor-audio-bank/staging/2019-12-21/d10dd0a2e659352d4f88591c9275fca5.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Thief Call-ins & Discussion

Great response to my recent episode about thieves stealing from the party in D&D/group-orientated style RPGs, inn this episode I respond to some call-ins that I received about it. Have an opinion or thoughts on this topic? Leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries/message If you’d rather email or have a voicemail that’s a little long for […]

Red Dice Re-organisation

So, UK Games Expo 2019 is over, I had a great time GM-ing for Games on Demand with my wife, Lloyd Gyan and all the other excellent GMs (and of course players), now I’m sliding into that post-Con funk stage of existence. However–one of the side benefits of attending the Con–is that it always fires […]

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 […]

Podcast Episode 40 – Over-production in RPGs

The edited version of our recent podcast recording “Over-production in RPGs” is now available on Anchor, I’m joined by Johannes Paavola, Mathew Bryan, Andre Martinez and Dennis Bach. Music on Podcast Title Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami Used under creative commons licence:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Wild West Wizardry Prep Notes

Last night I ran a game of Dresden Files Accelerated for five great players, it was a one-shot and–to put a bit of a twist on it–I’d decided to set the game in the wild west rather than the more traditional modern setting of the game. Looking for an iconic town I settled on Tombstone, […]