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Follow Me, And Die!
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Episode 132 - Thursday Thoughts - Ten Years Of Blogging
Jul 18 • 12 min
After a couple of calls ins from Lieren of Updates From The Middle Of Nowhere, I muse on my ten years of RPG Blogging. Support our Extra-Life fundraiser August 24th at the former Gary Gygax house in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. You can read the companion blog…
Episode 131 - Tuesday Thoughts - 50 Years Since Apollo 11 Launched
Jul 16 • 12 min
Hard to believe it’s 50 years since Apollo 11 launched. I was almost 5 years old, but have no recollection of this event. British V2 - How the British Almost Won the Space Race
Episode 130 - Saturday Scrawl - No More Nerds - A Rant
Jul 13 • 13 min
While I strive to be positive and uplifting in my blogging, podcasting, and social media, there some times when a rant is needed. A recent article over on The Guardian focused on the popularity of D&D and the resent D&D In A Castle event. While the…
Episode 129 - Tuesday Talk - Stranger Things 3 & Other Things
Jul 9 • 19 min
After a couple of VMs I give my 2 cents about Season 3 of Stranger Things, a few words on the Kickstarters I’ve backed, and an update on the rain, wet basement, and water heater. John Large of Red Dice Diaries: Blog, YouTube, and Anchor Podcast. Joe The…
Episode 128 - Tuesday Talk - Call Ins & Ramblings
Jul 4 • 14 min
General Ramblings after some call ins congratulating me on a year of podcasting from: Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor Blog and Podcast. Check out his Patreon. Ivy The Happy Whisk Blog, Podcast, and YouTube and Ivy’s Test Kitchen on YouTube. and James…
Episode 127 - Thursday Thoughts - One Year Of Podcasting!
Jun 27 • 6 min
Monday, June 24, 2019 marked one year since my first podcast episode. I’ve survived the rains and flooded basement and got my computer back online. You can read the companion blog post here.
Episode 126 - Thursday Thoughts - Water Logged
Jun 20 • 9 min
We’ve had lots of rain in SW Michigan so I bellyache about that but try to put a gaming spin on it. I just released my June PDF, Multi-Use Encounters, as PWYW on DriveThruRPG. Next month’s PDF will be Deserts & Desert Encounters. It’s something I need for…
Episode 125 - Tuesday Talk - Card Game Update and Latest Blog Posts
Jun 18 • 16 min
After some call ins, I give an update on the card game and mention my last three blog posts. CALL INS FROM: Lieren of Updates From The Middle Of Nowhere Happy Whisk John Large of Red Dice Diaries Podcast Blog about Episode 114 - Thursday Thoughts -…
Episode 124 - Saturday Scrawl - Free RPG Day 2019
Jun 15 • 14 min
Call in from Jeremy “Frothsof” Smith of the Thought Easter podcast and blog checking up on me. I’ve gone a couple weeks without a new podcast. Shane Ward of the Gilligan’s Isle of ADD podcast and 3 Toadstools blog call in about Episode 116 - Tweaking…
Episode 123 - Saturday Scrawl - More Variety In Adventure Structure
May 25 • 16 min
How do we make adventures that don’t require the adventurers to swoop in and be the heroes? Panzerlion’s thread on Twitter. On Thread Reader. My Reply on Twitter. My Reply on Thread Reader. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations 36 Dramatic Situations on…
Episode 122 - Thursday Thoughts - Red Nose Day, OSRIC Wiki, Convention, and Card Game Updates
May 23 • 15 min
This is a bit of a newsy episode but touches on some big RPG happenings the past few days and an update on my convention attendance this year and more on the card game. Stephen Colbert Matt Mercer Critical Role More About Red Nose Day Watch Stephen play…
Episode 121 - Tuesday Talk - Spell Idea: Blood Trail
May 21 • 12 min
If you need a spell to let the BBEG wizard track the party, here’s a way to do it that doesn’t require a crystal ball or other scrying device. It doesn’t require summoning a dangerous creature and risking it attacking you. Send a powerful ally or minion…
Episode 120 - Saturday Scrawl - Cultural Idea: The Dead Are Put To Work
May 18 • 9 min
How might a culture in need of more labor with limited living space use the dead? See the companion blog post here.
Episode 119 - Thursday Thoughts - Magic Complications
May 17 • 12 min
AD&D explains magic as channeling power from the positive & negative material planes. p. 40 DMG I muse a bit about how that might work. Ley Lines
Episode 118 - Tuesday Talk - Whistling Clan
May 15 • 11 min
Today’s topic is another idea that came to me while mowing the lawn. Call in from Jeremy ” frothsof” Smith of the Thought Eater podcast. Thought Eater blog. Read the companion blog post.
Episode #117 - Saturday Scrawl - Jasper’s Game Day
May 12 • 40 min
#Jasper’s Game Day #Jasper’s Game Week May is Mental Health Awareness Month For more information about Jasper’s Game Day American Association of Suicidology Those Interviewed: Fenway Jones serves on the Youth Advisory Board of Suicidology, and gave a talk…
Episode 116- Thursday Thoughts - Tweaking Random Treasure Maps
May 9 • 13 min
Tweaking Random Treasure Maps I have a companion blog article that I will post next. I don’t want to detract from my big announcement about the artist for my card game. Artist Announcement Card Game FAQ This Saturday, May 11, 2019 I’ll be at Jasper’s Game…
Episode 115 - Saturday Scrawl - Campaigns and Adventures
May 4 • 11 min
Occasionally, I read a past blog post on the podcast. While out running errands, it occurred to me I had not done so for awhile. But first a call in from Cody M. of the No Save For You podcast. Today, I will read two articles from January 7 and 8, 2017…
Episode 114 - Thursday Thoughts - Virtual Table Tops
May 2 • 21 min
After a call in from James Shields of the A Grazing Mace podcast, I discuss a bit about Virtual Table Tops (VTTs) and online play by post (PBP) tools. My YouTube series Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner. Cody Lewis of Taking20 has a Roll20 Master Series on…
Episode 113 - Tuesday Tales - Recorded Session
Apr 30 • 4 min
I share the brief story of a pre-recorded game back in college.
Episode 112 - Saturday Scrawl - Three Favorite Monsters, Jerks, & Avengers
Apr 27 • 13 min
Logan Howard of the Sword Breaker podcast issued a challenge to the RPG podcasters on Anchor to discuss our three favorite monsters. After I respond to the three favorite monster challenge, I discuss how I handle jerks online, and I give some “practical…
Episode 111 - Thursday Thoughts - Call Ins
Apr 25 • 9 min
I’ve got some call ins from the past couple of weeks I need to catch up on. Play John Payne of the Sycarion podcast. Ivy The Happy Wisk Colin Spikepit Greene - Spikepit podcast. My YouTube Channel: Follow Me, And Die! Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner How…
Episode 110 - Tuesday Tales - Mood Music
Apr 23 • 8 min
Back in the day we used music from television shows, movies, and classical music to play in the background while we gamed. Star Trek the Original Series, and later movies. Star Wars original trilogy, Indiana Jones, and others by John Williams. Excalibur,…
Episode 109 - Saturday Scrawl - Update What’s Happening Here
Apr 20 • 9 min
Just a quick update about all the happenings around Follow Me, And Die! and all it’s many ventures. My YouTube series: How to AD&D 1e and Roll20 For The Absolute Beginner. My blog article with my RPG idea. Link to sign up to get an email when the card…
Episode 108 - Thursday Thoughts - Ray Otus Challenge
Apr 18 • 6 min
While on my almost daily 5 mile walk last Saturday, I was listening to other podcasts and several had taken up the Ray Otus Challenge, so here is my entry for that. See episode 59 of the Plundergrounds podcast for Ray’s version of his challenge.
Episode 107 - Tuesday Tales - Gamer’s Nightmare
Apr 15 • 11 min
The tale of losing most of my gaming collection to a water leak. You can read my blog article about finally re-building my AD&D collection here. Check the Water Damage Incident tag to read all about it.
Episode 106 - Saturday Scrawl - YouTube Series How To AD&D 1e
Apr 13 • 6 min
Musings on starting a new YouTube series How to AD&D 1e. Prompted by this tweet from Bill Allan: I started playing D&D in 1978. My retweet and musings tweet. My Roll20 For the Absolute Beginner playlist. Companion article on my blog.
Episode 105 - Thursday Thoughts - Monster Mixups
Apr 11 • 7 min
I mention the passing of an OSR blogger and discuss some ideas for combination monsters and applying curses and other negative effects to NPCs and monsters. James Smith’s Blog: Dreams of Mythic Fantasy and Obituary. The Monster Brothers Podcast, see…
Episode 104 - Tuesday Tales - Flying Carpet & A Powerful Spellcaster
Apr 9 • 11 min
After a couple of call ins on my last episode by John Payne and Jeremy “Frothsof” Smith, I discuss a bit about the time I through an unexpected NPC at the players. It’s amazing how cool magic items used by NPCs bring out the envy and greed in players.…
Episode 103 - Saturday Scrawl - Dream Catchers
Apr 7 • 4 min
Dream catchers are things that are supposed to catch bad dreams. A magical dream catcher captures the creatures of one’s nightmares and brings them into the real world.
Episode 102 - Thursday Thoughts - Read & Write Magic
Apr 4 • 6 min
Musings on the use and application of Read Magic and Write Magic to make utility spells on par in importance to the combat spells.
Episode 101 - Tuesday Tales - Forgetting That You Have It
Apr 2 • 8 min
Have you ever had an item given to your character by a game master, and forgotten to use it?
Marvelous Monday - Lead Me, And Live!
Apr 1 • 5 min
Have a groovy day and enjoy all the cool games!
Episode 100 - Saturday Scrawl - Call Ins, G+, and Card Game
Mar 30 • 17 min
Call ins congratulating me on 100 episodes, a mention of a final blog post about the end of G+, and more practical planning aspects for play testing my card game. Callers: Spikepit (Colin Greene), RFED (Darrin Greene), Frothsof (Jeremy Smith) - Thought…
Episode 99 - Thursday Thoughts - 100th Episode Retrospective.
Mar 28 • 10 min
Surprise! This is actually my 100th Episode, since my first episode is Episode 0. Episode 0, Checking out Anchor, Lean Rules, and other Musings, was published on Jun 24, 2018, just over nine months ago. Flip the switch and check all my sites! You can find…
Episode 98 - Tuesday Tales - Making Your Own RPG & Other Games
Mar 26 • 10 min
A Science Fiction RPG, a Space Pirate game, and and Interplanetary War game were three home brewed games we made back in the day. I wrote something about these games on my blog a few years ago. While I’m talking about past games, I discuss my 2017 entry…
Episode 97 - Saturday Scrawl - Target Date Set & Seeking Artists For My Card Game Kickstarter
Mar 23 • 11 min
Where I discuss my call for artists for card art and announce a target date of the Kickstarter in the first quarter of 2020 for my card game. I also mention the publication of my first adventure PDF available on DriveThruRPG. See the companion blog post…
Episode 96 - Thursday Thoughts - Responses to Mules In the Dungeon
Mar 21 • 18 min
A couple of call ins responded to my last episode about Mules In the Dungeon. I also had some comments on G+. In the waning days of G+ I still post and people respond, faithful to the end. Ramblings of a Gamer and Artist podcast and Northport Blog by…
Episode 95 - Tuesday Tales - Mules In The Dungeon
Mar 19 • 9 min
I reminisce a bit about using mules in dungeon delves back in the Holmes Basic Days.
Episode 94 - Saturday Scrawl - The Front by Mark Hunt
Mar 16 • 22 min
Spikepit has requested that I discuss my experiences running The Front. You can get The Front on DriveThruRPG for the PDF and on Lulu for print. I did a review of The Front on my blog back in March, 2016. The Front is based on The Black Hack 1st edition.…
Episode 93 - Thursday Thoughts - Impostor Syndrome
Mar 14 • 12 min
A few thoughts on Impostor syndrome and how often I am wrong to think that way. How many times do people have to tell you you did well before you believe it?
Episode 92 - Gary Con XI Wrap Up
Mar 12 • 27 min
Instead of the normal Tuesday Tales, I present my wrap up of Gary Con XI. It includes some new stories of my exploits in RPGs so it’s not too far off the normal Tuesday episode. I have a companion article on the blog. My Fellow Podcasters I recorded…
Saturday Scrawl Gary Con XI Special
Mar 9 • 12 min
I caught up with Ray Otus and Cody M and we discuss Gary Con. Catch Ray’s Plundergrounds podcast where we discuss mycard game.
Episode 90 - Tuesday Tales - Dungeon Wars & Underground Fireballs
Mar 5 • 11 min
Fighting to a stalemate to retake the dungeons under the castle from all the beasts and villains.
Episode 89 - Saturday Scrawl - Convention Games vs. Modules
Mar 2 • 10 min
I plan to make an adventure module out of the various convention games I’ve created and ran. I ramble on about how simpler is better in my experience and that is the goal of all my publications. I invite listeners to call in an share how their game prep…
Episode 88 - Thursday Thoughts - Spontaneous Generation
Feb 28 • 6 min
In the real world, the idea of spontaneous generation, where maggots and flies come from rotting meat was disproved and replaced by the actual method of like creatures spawning like creatures. That is called biogenesis. However, in a fantasy world,…
Episode 87 - Tuesday Tales - The Kermit of Talesin
Feb 26 • 7 min
A quick story about the recovery of a legendary suit of armor. No frogs here, so move along. My brother, whose character had this item, made this comment on the Follow Me, And Die! FB page: Hey Larry I need to tell you that you are only sort of right Yes…
Episode 86 - Saturday Scrawl Marmalade Dog - Artist Interview Lindsay Poulos
Feb 23 • 7 min
Today I’m at Marmalade Dog and I interview artist Lindsay Poulos. Twitter Personal All other social media: @ladyrandombox Twitter Deviant Art Art Station Instagram
Episode 85 - Thursday Thoughts - Marmalade Dog What I’m Running
Feb 21 • 13 min
I want to encourage everyone to go to the small local cons in their area. Offer to run games. I mention the three scenarios I’m running, one each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I’m bringing them to Gary Con as options for…
Episode 84 - Tuesday Tales #17 - Taxidermy
Feb 19 • 11 min
I discuss how players in my game wanted to display the trophies of their kills. Two call ins from Jeremy at the Thought Eater podcast. He also writes the Thought Eater blog. I nearly lost this whole episode. I mis-numbered it as 87, and while I was still…
Episode 83 - Saturday Scrawl #17 - Railroads
Feb 17 • 13 min
Today, I’d like to talk about railroads. Back in May and June of 2015, I wrote a couple of blog articles about railroad style of play. The first, RAILROAD VS. SANDBOX – THE TIMELINE. The second, WHAT IF YOUR RPG INVOLVES A RAILROAD?
Episode 82 - Thursday Thoughts #16 - Adventure Planning
Feb 14 • 8 min
My thoughts on building a framework or checklist to help me build more interesting adventures that might also be useful to novice GMs.
Episode 81 - Tuesday Tales #16 - Alignment Deviations
Feb 12 • 10 min
Today I discuss the time back in the day when Griswald faced the consequences of an alignment deviation. SHIP’S KLAXON HORN by U.S. Department of Defense SOURCE:
Episode 80 - Saturday Scrawl # 16 - ORGANIZATION
Feb 9 • 12 min
Today I discuss organization. But first some of the usual side quests before the main topic. It finally clarified in my mind what to call all of my blog readers, social media followers, Patrons, YouTube viewers, and podcast listeners. You’ll have to…
Episode 79 - Thursday Thoughts #15 - Language and Writing
Feb 7 • 11 min
Here’s episode 79, actually number 80 since I started with episode 0. Today, I’d like to talk about Language and Writing. I’ve been working on a blog post, but it’s slow going. Some news in addition to Caravans & Trade, I have a second Copper seller on…
Episode 78 - Tuesday Tales#15 - Pillage, Then Burn
Feb 5 • 14 min
Call ins from Colin “Spikepit” Green and Pete Jones of the Dragons Are Real podcast. After some review of the past couple of podcasts and blog posts, and some stats on the podcast and one of my PDFs on DriveThruRPG, I finally get to the topic of today’s…
Episode 77 - Saturday Sprawl - #15 - Simpler Tools, Just As Cool
Feb 2 • 25 min
After much reflection on my workflow, and the expense of some of my tools, combined with the looming demise of G+, I am convinced, that for me, I need to get serious about moving my workflow to Linux. Plus, dual booting a computer is like having two and…
Episode 76 - Thursday Thoughts #14 - The End Of An Era
Jan 31 • 9 min
G+ Finally made it clear that all the personal G+ information will be deleted. hear my thoughts here on the podcast, or read them on the blog.
Episode 75 - Tuesday Tales #14 - Disease
Jan 30 • 8 min
Today on episode 75 another Tuesday Tales. Last week I discussed insanity and promised I’d tell the story of how Griswald almost died of disease, and again, another cleric had to heal him. Thanks for the call in from Shane Ward of Gilligan’s Isle of ADD.…
Episode 74 - Saturday Scrawl #14 - Running Con Games
Jan 26 • 20 min
Today’s episode of Saturday Scrawl marks the completion of a complete week of the regular Tues, Thurs., Sat. cycle. I also had a couple of extra episodes. As so many are talking about conventions they’re attending and both running and playing games, I…
Episode 73 - Thursday Thoughts #13 - When Life Gets In The Way
Jan 24 • 10 min
What do you do when life gets in the way of your hobbies? Tonight’s episode is a short one as I’m just taking a quick break from an emergency project at work. I said I was back to my normal podcast schedule this week, and I’m sticking to it. We have calls…
Episode 72 - Tuesday Tales #13 - Insanity
Jan 22 • 14 min
Yes it’s the return of Tuesday Tales, where I discuss stories from Back in the Day, and sometimes things from more recent games. Today on Episode 72, I talk about the time my character Griswald, the namesake of FMAD lost his mind. ***** But first, a quick…
Episode 71 - Monday Madness #1 - More On Dwarven Beards
Jan 21 • 15 min
So far, I’ve had 7 call ins from three people on my episode Saturday about Dwarven Beards. I wrote a follow up blog article with more details and some tables. This morning I realized I left out some things I meant to touch on, so I’ve written a second…
Episode 70 - Sunday Special #1 - Magic Wands With Nikola
Jan 20 • 12 min
My granddaughter is fascinated with magic as portrayed in cartoons, like Disney’s Frozen. Lately, she is hooked on magic wands. Her grandmother got her a tablet and her parents got her a dozen styluses, just in case. Today, one such stylus is her wand. I…
Episode 69 - Saturday Scrawl #13 - Musings on Dwarven Beards
Jan 19 • 12 min
After having a long beard for over a year, the end of April, early May will mark two years since I stopped trimming it and let it grow. I’ve been thinking about beards and how to portray them more realistically where dwarves are concerned. But first, a…
Episode 68 - Saturday Scrawl #12 - I’m still here.
Jan 5 • 8 min
After a hiatus due to craziness of the annual busy time at work and some family issues I made a quick episode to update everyone on what I’m up to in the new year. I’ll try to do a weekly Saturday scrawl the rest of January until work slows down, then…
Episode 67 - Thursday Thoughts #12 - A Plethora of Kickstarters
Dec 20, 2018 • 8 min
After some call ins I ramble about the Kickstarters I’ve backed, mention an upcoming year in review blog post, and announce a break from the podcast until work slows down in mid to late January.
Episode 66 - Tuesday Tales #12 - Interrupting The Wizard
Dec 18, 2018 • 12 min
I have call ins from John Large of Red Dice Diaries, Ivy The Happy Whisk, and Cody M. of No Save For You. Today’s story is about the party interrupting the wizard.
Episode 65 - Saturday Scrawl #11 - Call In Catch Up And Update
Dec 15, 2018 • 10 min
First call ins about two prior episodes and what’s going on that I skipped the last Tuesday and Thursday podcasts
Episode 64 - Saturday Scrawl #10 - Play what You’ve Got.
Dec 8, 2018 • 12 min
Comments on the last episode about Cities as Dungeons. Today I discuss playing the games you buy and download instead of just gathering them.
Episode 63 - Thursday Thoughts #11 - Cities As Dungeons
Dec 6, 2018 • 8 min
I muse on how cities are like dungeons and ways ancient lost cities can become dungeons.
Episode 62 - Tuesday Tales #11 - Manslaughter In A Bar Fight
Dec 4, 2018 • 12 min
Calls ins about my last episode announcing no new episodes until today. A bit of family drama explaining the hiatus (I really want to change channels on this soap opera.) Overzealous fighter uses all his attacks on a farmer. Bar fights every time we meet…
Episode 61 - Tuesday Twist #1
Nov 27, 2018 • 9 min
An interruption of the regular schedule this week. Just a quick explanation after a call in from Happy Whisk. Normal episodes will resume next week with Tuesday Tales.
Episode 60 - Saturday Scrawl #9 - Hob and other names for Goblin.
Nov 24, 2018 • 15 min
After two call in from Colin Green (Spikepit), I touch on various names for goblins and other folkloric creatures. Also, hobbit, is a term one can use for their own creatures, as long as it’s not the same as a halfling in the works of Tolkien. See the…
Episode 59 - Thursday Thoughts #10 - Thanks
Nov 22, 2018 • 3 min
I take a few moments to express what I am thankful for. Here is the companion Blog Post:
Episode 58 - Tuesday Tales #10 - Winter Escapades
Nov 20, 2018 • 14 min
After call ins from Dr. Robert Groves of DM Dad, and Cody M. of No Save For You, I share a story about characters in winter and some things to consider with making the effects of weather more…
Episode 57 - Saturday Scrawl #8 - Video Games
Nov 18, 2018 • 16 min
After some call ins, I delve into video games. I’m a gamer and I like all kinds of games, not only RPGs.
Episode 56 - Thursday Thoughts #9 - Anchor Podcast Appreciation
Nov 15, 2018 • 20 min
I thought it would be a good idea to shout out to all the OSR Anchor Podcasts I listen to. Perhaps you’ll find one you didn’t know about. I end with two call ins. You can find the list of most of the podcasts I mentioned at a page on Chuck Thorin’s blog:…
Episode 55 - Tuesday Tales #9 - Undercover Duke
Nov 13, 2018 • 9 min
Another story about Griswald, the namesake of Follow Me, And Die!, was sent undercover by the king.
Episode 54 - Monday Madness #1 - UCon 2018 Recap
Nov 12, 2018 • 19 min
Since I didn’t manage to do a live show from the con on Saturday, Saturday Scrawl #8 is now Monday Madness #1. I had a blast and want to encourage everyone to attend a game convention at least once.
Episode 53 Thursday Thoughts #8 Con Thoughts
Nov 9, 2018 • 9 min
Episode 53 Thursday Thoughts #8 Con Thoughts from UCon 2018
Episode 52 - Tuesday Tales #8 - Elrad Q. Huddleson magic-user
Nov 6, 2018 • 18 min
I finally located my notebook with all my past characters in it for which I still have a character sheet. Musings on languages in game and characters I don’t recall.
Episode 51 - Saturday Scrawl #7 - Conventions
Nov 3, 2018 • 11 min
I discuss going to conventions and their benefits, and that I’ll be at UCon next weekend and not Gamehole Con. I mentioned several sites for finding conventions, plus a couple of articles from my blog: Companion Blog Article:…
Episode 50 - Thursday Thoughts #7 - Making Magic Items
Nov 1, 2018 • 17 min
A discussion of crafting magic items and some ideas for how to make it more interesting in your games.
Episode 49 - Tuesday Tales #7 - Making Scrolls
Oct 30, 2018 • 10 min
After a call in from Eric Salzwedel at The Omega 3-D Chicken Coop, I dig into the process of making scrolls in AD&D.
Episode 48 - Saturday Scrawl #6 - Detect Evil/Good
Oct 28, 2018 • 11 min
Call in from Colin Green of Spikepit. More follow up on my call in for Episode 28 of on Paladins.
Episode 47 - Thursday Thoughts #6 - Funny Voices
Oct 25, 2018 • 6 min
I struggle to do funny voices at the table. I either suffer embarrassment, or get so wrapped up in running a game, that I forget to do the voices.
Episode 46 - Tuesday Tales #6 - Insect Plague
Oct 23, 2018 • 16 min
I discussed the mechanics of the Insect Plague on Saturday Scrawl #5 a few days ago, so this episode wouldn’t be too long. Why I think it’s better to give than to receive.
Episode 45 - Saturday Scrawl #5 - Insect Plague
Oct 21, 2018 • 17 min
After a call in about Alliteration as Inspiration from last episode, I discuss Insect Plague in Oe, 1e, 5e, and a few retro clones. I discuss details of the spell in preparation for the next Tuesday Tales.
Episode 44 - Thursday Thoughts #5 - Alliteration For Inspiration
Oct 18, 2018 • 14 min
I have a knack for alliteration and have several examples on my blog: Check out the Kickstarter for The Dreams In Gary’s Basement, which funded in the first 12 hours and it on to stretch goals to include…
Episode 43 - Tuesday Tales #5 - Fasbold Torion, Low Charisma
Oct 16, 2018 • 13 min
The Dreams in Gary’s Basement: A Documentary on Gary Gygax: Back this Kickstarter to help fund final edits for this movie. Why The Unexpected Should Not Surprise us: Re: The DND Sports…
Episode 42 - Saturday Scrawl #4: Low Magic Vs. High Magic
Oct 13, 2018 • 11 min
Instead of talking about the G+ looming shutdown, I want to talk about fun stuff. Here is more information is you want it: My article on MeWe: Matt Finch’s Panel about the end of G+:…
Episode 41 - Thursday Thoughts #4 - Tracking Time
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
A call in from Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast about Saturday Scrawl #3. Today - My thoughts about moving things along when players get bogged down in discussion over simple matters or aren’t ready on their turn for combat.
Episode 40 - Tuesday Tales #4 - My Earliest Existing Character
Oct 9, 2018 • 8 min
In today’s Tuesday Tales, I talk about the oldest character for whom I still have a character sheet. Kad Staglar, halfing fighter/thief. I tough on the whole end of G+, but will do a blog post and perhaps discuss it on the next Saturday Scrawl.
Episode 39 - Saturday Scrawl #3 - Stretching Creativity.
Oct 6, 2018 • 13 min
Stretching creativity in all ways. As a GM & Player, and through writing, drawing, and other forms of expression.
Episode 38 - Thursday Thoughts #3 - End Of A Campaign
Oct 4, 2018 • 16 min
Last night was the end of the Wednesday night AD&D game on Roll20. We reached the end goal of the campaign and “saved” the world. Our DM published an adventure based on the first adventure, Automata Run Amok, illustrated by Luka Rejec. You can get it…
Follow Me, And Die! Episode 37 Tues. Tales #3 Powerful Items
Oct 2, 2018 • 12 min
First up a slew of call ins about Encumbrance from Saturday Sprawl #3. Tuesday Tales #3 will touch on several powerful magic items and the hilarity that ensued.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 36-Sat. Scrawl#2 - Encumbrance
Sep 29, 2018 • 7 min
I mention that today, Sept. 30 is International Podcast Day. Check out the new item and creature I was inspired to make while talking about Encumbrance over on the Blog.…
Follow Me, And Die!-Episode 35 - Thurs Thoughts#2 Being a DM
Sep 27, 2018 • 17 min
Thursday Thoughts #2 Being a Dungeon Master. On Hommlet: My Campaign on Roll20:
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 34 - Tuesday Tales #2 - REVENGE!
Sep 25, 2018 • 8 min
Tuesday Tales #2 - REVENGE! My second PDF, Library Generation Tables is now available on OBS.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 33 - Training and Advancement
Sep 22, 2018 • 10 min
The first Saturday Sprawl - Training and Advancement to new levels. How I’ve experienced it as a player and how I handle it as a DM.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 32 - Thursday Thoughts #1 - Henchmen & Hirelings
Sep 20, 2018 • 23 min
After a call in from Spikepit on the first Tuesday Tales, I give my take on Retainers and Hirelings.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 31 - Tuesday Tales #1 - Margus Greystone
Sep 18, 2018 • 14 min
After a call in about the last episode where I interviewed my brother, Robert, I talk about the dwarf, Margus Greystone, in the first Tuesday Tales.
Follow Me, And Die! Episode 30 Interview with my brother, Robert.
Sep 16, 2018 • 10 min
Interview with my brother, Robert. About his upcoming YouTube channel, his book, and his opinion about my card game.
Follow Me, And Die! Episode 29 Multi -Use Adventure Locations
Sep 14, 2018 • 8 min
Multi -Use Adventure Locations
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 28 - Announcing Tuesday Tales
Sep 13, 2018 • 18 min
I’ve had requests for more storied from “Back In The Day” (BITD), so I will have a Tuesday Tales episode each week until I run out of stories. Some will be of my characters, and others will be of other characters.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 27 Updates on PDF current and future
Sep 10, 2018 • 12 min
An update on downloads of my first PDF, subscriber numbers and followers, and podcast downloads. Calls ins, and discussion of upcoming PDFs for September, and the most likely topic for October. Also a request for feedback and ideas.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 26 - One On One Play
Sep 8, 2018 • 22 min
Some call ins and today’s topic, One on one play, one player and the GM, my experiences.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 25 - Note Taking
Sep 6, 2018 • 15 min
Calls Ins and Note Taking
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 24 - Dragongrin Kickstarter from Absolute Tabletop
Sep 4, 2018 • 4 min
Episode 24 - Dragongrin Kickstarter from Absolute Tabletop A 5e setting with the Adventure Kit model, something that should appeal to the OSR. Shadows Over Driftchapel Kickstarter:…
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 23 - NPC Ideas
Sep 3, 2018 • 10 min
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 22 - A Great 2 days for my PDF
Aug 30, 2018 • 14 min
An update on my first PWYW PDF on OBS, growth of my various social media, a call in with congratulations, thanks, and a teaser of what’s on the docket for future PWYW PDFs.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 20 - First PDF Live on OBS and Patreon Launched
Aug 28, 2018 • 8 min
Call in from Colin about Appendix N. I announce that my first PDF is live on OBS as PWYW and I launched my Patreon.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 21 - Shopping and Buying Equipment
Aug 27, 2018 • 8 min
A few thoughts on shopping and buying equipment. Favors as payment. NOTE: Episode 20 is delayed as it is the announcement of my PDF going lived on OBS. First time publications have a 1-5 day wait.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 19 More Appendix N
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
Calls ins about last episode’s (18) discussion of Appendix N. I list off several titles that make my Appendix N. I mention my first PDF for DriveThruRPG is in the works and I shared a teaser on social media of the cover.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 18 - Appendix N
Aug 19, 2018 • 13 min
A Call in, progress on Patreon and PDF for OBS, Appendix N.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 17 - Rambling update. I’m still here.
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 min
A very rambling episode. 6 days since last episode. Mystery of delay on Apple Podcasts solved. Job and other commitments sapping creativity. Power Outage Kickstarter for kids RPG has funded, last few days to work on stretch goals.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 16 - Behind the Scenes at the new Business
Aug 7, 2018 • 12 min
Two call ins and my responses. Lots of activity getting things ready to launch my Patreon and publish my first PDF on OBS. I also launched my t-shirt design at TeeSpring.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 15 - There is more than one way to run an RPG.
Aug 5, 2018 • 6 min
There is more than one way to run an RPG. A serendipitous response to a Twitter comment. The way Matthew Mercer GMs Critical Role is not the only way to do it. Players should run games and play with other GMs. GMs should run games for different players,…
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 14 - My Card Game
Aug 3, 2018 • 8 min
More about my card game I mentioned last episode. I explain as much as I can before the Kickstarter announcement. (That’s still a ways off.) I talk about it on my YouTube Channel here: I post updates to this G+…
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 13 - Thoughts on Podcast, Business, my own RPG, and RPG Minimalism
Aug 2, 2018 • 9 min
The podcast is doing well, over 325 plays of all combined episodes, some over 30 and nearly all over 20 plays. I launched Follow Me, And Die! Entertainment LLC and got the documents in email today. Finally, I discuss some thoughts on making my own RPG and…
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 12 - Song Inspired Monster and My Creative Process
Jul 27, 2018 • 12 min
A song on the radio inspires ideas for monsters. I discuss more of my creative process and walk the listener through how I did it. The companion blog article will be up in a day or two and will feature some stats to go along with the ideas.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 11 - Call Ins, Trust the GM, be an Ambassador for the Game
Jul 26, 2018 • 17 min
Call ins galore! Today’s Topic - Trust the GM and be an ambassador for your table and all role players.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 10 - AD&D Leads to Rules Lawyering
Jul 24, 2018 • 9 min
Episode 10 of the Podcast. AD&D leads to rules lawyering. Simpler systems or a document to explain rules not used, modified, and RAW.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 9 - Call ins, WOTC’s New Settings, More on Game Stores
Jul 24, 2018 • 9 min
Calls ins from Colin Green/Spikepit and Shane Ward/Gilligan’s Island of ADD. New from WOTC about two new settings, one coming in November and the other one on GMs Guild. This week is Read an RPG Book in public The Escapist/RPG Advocate. Finally, the game…
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 8 - Anchor Website Rant
Jul 22, 2018 • 4 min
An Anchor website/app rant. A bit of how I record and upload to Anchor. I recorded and edited this episode in about 15 minutes after taking 10 to dash out a script. I also didn’t edit as tightly as I could.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 7 - Call ins, Patreon in the Works
Jul 22, 2018 • 8 min
Colin Green/Spikepit calls in. I finally figured out what to do for Patreon and am making preparations to launch a Patreon in the coming weeks.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 6 - OSR Crowdsoured The Black Isle Released!
Jul 19, 2018 • 9 min
The OSR Crowdsourced Black Isle was released yesterday on the 9th anniversary of the blog. And our second call in to the show from Spikepit. You can read the companion blog article here. Get a free copy of the PDF here, and the map here. Discussion on…
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 5 - 1e Command Spell in Other Languages than English
Jul 14, 2018 • 10 min
Thoughts on the cleric spell Command in AD&D in English and other languages. Thoughts and ideas for the Chant spell. Out of the box thinking for making all spells useful in the situations characters find themselves.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 4 - First Call in, Avoiding D&D on the Brain When Making Your Own Game
Jul 6, 2018 • 2 min
First message on the podcast! Thanks for the encouragement. Today - how to avoid D&D on the brain when devising your own RPG?
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 3 - Fumbles In Pronunciation
Jul 1, 2018 • 7 min
Fumbles In Pronunciation - Words from AD&D 1st Edition that we struggled with back in the day. Some, especially one, I still struggle with.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 2 I Need A Table, Thoughts on Tables
Jun 28, 2018 • 7 min
I Need A Table - Tables seem to be one of the iconic things about the OSR, various creators sharing their tables. I have a few I have made, I like all the dice tables and die drop tables. I have nebulous ideas for a table or set of tables I need.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 1 - World Building Strategies
Jun 27, 2018 • 12 min
I discuss top down and bottom up world building, with a focus on bottom up as it gets one to running the game sooner.
Follow Me, And Die! - Episode 0 - Checking out Anchor, Lean Rules, and other Musings
Jun 24, 2018 • 19 min
Introduction, OSR, Lean Rules, creaking chair, and interruption by the train. This was off the top of my head without a script, so as with many other OSR podcasters on Anchor, I ramble. If you like what I have to say and want to touch in more detail on a…