The Red Dice Diaries

The Red Dice Diaries

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The is The Red Dice Diaries podcast, a rambling journey through the wonderful world of RPGs from the viewpoint of a long-time GM and player.
28 - The Value of GMs Playing in Games
Aug 16 • 4 min
In this episode I respond to a voicemail from Colin at the Spikepit and waffle for a bit about the value of GMs actually playing in the games they run.
27 - History, maintain the Mystery
Aug 15 • 8 min
I talk about why it’s important to maintain some mystery when it comes to your campaign world’s background.
26 - Ideas for a B/X Campaign Setting
Aug 14 • 7 min
In this episode I talk about some ideas that I’m slowly formulating into a campaign setting for B/X essentials.
25 - RPGaDay questions part 3
Aug 12 • 54 min
Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
24 - RPGaDay questions part 2
Aug 12 • 40 min
Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
23 - RPGaDay questions part 1
Aug 11 • 67 min
Myself, Johannes and Lloyd have decided to answer all the RPG a day questions, spread across three podcast entries. You can find out more about RPGaDay here: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/
22 - But isn’t it just the old B/X rules?
Aug 10 • 9 min
In which I rant a bit about some stuff I recently read online where people were spouting off about B/X Essentials.
21 - Sounds Issues, Tech support and Faction Turns
Aug 9 • 12 min
I respond to some voicemail messages that I’ve received and also talk about some recent communication I’ve had with Anchor tech support.
20 - WFRP and Me
Aug 8 • 11 min
In which I ramble about my personal history with WFRP, why I’d love a review copy of the latest edition but am unlikely to shell out for a copy.
19 - Hannah Talks Star Trek
Aug 7 • 8 min
In this episode of the podcast Hannah talks about her love/hate relationship with the Modiphius Star Trek system.
18 - Countdowns & Consequences
Aug 6 • 6 min
In this episode I’m talking about countdowns, one of the tools that I use to help track plotlines in my games.
17 - B/X Essential Planetary Fantasy Idea
Aug 5 • 6 min
In this episode of the podcast I talk about an idea for combining B/X Essentials with some elements of Warriors of the Red Planet that I’ve had kicking around in my head.
16 - B/X Essentials and Table Fables
Aug 4 • 10 min
I chat a bit about some books I’ve purchased recently.
15 - How Hannah Looks at RPG Books
Aug 3 • 5 min
In this episode my lovely wife Hannah is back to talk about her method of choosing RPG books, and what she looks for.
14 - Random Tables & Charts
Aug 2 • 6 min
In this episode of the Podcast I wax lyrical about some of the benefits of using random tables and charts. You can find some random charts made my me at my blog: https://reddicediaries.com/random-charts-and-tables/
13 - Maps, coolness vs. functionality
Aug 1 • 5 min
In this episode I chat about my the ongoing struggle for map supremacy between functionality and coolness/looking good.
12 - Responding to voicemails about D&D market dominance
Jul 31 • 10 min
In this episode I respond to a couple of voicemails received from Old Man Grognard and Colin from the Spikepit about our recent D&D Market Dominance episode. - Radio Grognard: https://anchor.fm/radio-grognard - The Spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit
11 - Playing LOTFP
Jul 30 • 5 min
In this episode of the podcast I talk about a recent game of LOTFP that I played in, ran by Ian Christiansen. Free, no-artwork version of LOTFP available here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/115059/LotFP-Rules—Magic-Free-Version Christopher Harewell…
10 - D&D Market Dominance
Jul 29 • 26 min
Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself talk about the upsides and downsides of D&D’s market dominance, and I use the word “like” far too many times (I blame tiredness).
9 - The Simple Life
Jul 28 • 10 min
In episode 9 of the podcast I talk about why simple games appeal to me and also Untold Adventures by James Spahn: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243331/Untold-Adventures-Swords—Wizardry
8 - RIP Undying Lands
Jul 27 • 7 min
In this episode I talk about my recent experiment with casual sandbox gaming, what worked and what didn’t.
7 - Tremulus
Jul 26 • 8 min
In this episode I talk a little bit about Tremulus, a PBTA Mythos game that I very much enjoy, and a recent game that I played in.
6 - Make a Character Focused on the Bits of a Game You Enjoy
Jul 25 • 7 min
In this episode of the Podcast I talk about how you can enhance your appreciation of a game by focusing your character on the bits of the game that you enjoy.
Con +1 is coming
Jul 24 • 2 min
In this extra episode I talk a little about Con +1, an online convention where you can enjoy playing games and help raise money for a very worthy cause. Convention website: https://conplus.live
5 - Just Get to the Damn Game
Jul 24 • 6 min
In the latest episode of our Podcast I talk about the trend for unnecessary prologue pages in some RPGs.
4 - Find Your Fun
Jul 23 • 7 min
In this episode I talk a little bit about a couple of games I’m playing in at the moment and how ‘finding my fun’ helped me enjoy different game systems.
3 - That Elusive Page Turning Quality
Jul 21 • 5 min
It’s a warm Saturday in Merry Old England and I’m rambling about what grabs hold of me in an RPG.
2 - Hannah Talks about the Midderlands
Jul 20 • 2 min
In our second episode, Hannah has been reading through my Midderlands books and takes a few minutes to talk about what she likes in them.
1 - Making a DFAE Character
Jul 19 • 15 min
In the first episode of the podcast I’m creating a Dresden Files Accelerated character for a game my friend is running.