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.
44 - Getting a Campaign Started
Oct 17 • 83 min
In this episode, Lloyd, Dennis, Mathew and myself discuss some of the pitfalls and issues to consider when starting an RPG campaign.
43 - Google Hangout is Trash
Oct 12 • 7 min
In this episode I get some of my dis-satisfaction with Google Hangouts off my chest.
42 - Cyberpunk
Oct 7 • 77 min
I’m joined by Whit, John Drury, Mathew Bryan and Johannes Paavola to discuss Cyberpunk in RPGs. If you want to check out Whit’s Black Code game you can find out more here: https://www.dicemachine.com
41 - Am I too old for the World of Darkness?
Sep 29 • 38 min
In this podcast episode, Hannah, Lloyd and myself discuss the WOD, vampires and how our playing styles have changed.
40 - Over-production in RPGs
Sep 23 • 66 min
In this group podcast I’m joined by Johannes Paavola, Dennis Bach, Andre Martinez and Mathew Bryan to talk about over-production in RPGs.
39 - Running a City like a Dungeon
Sep 22 • 14 min
Answering some voicemail messages and musing on an idea I’ve been considering recently for my Rose of Westhaven campaign.
38 - 5 RPG Commandments
Sep 16 • 5 min
In this episode I talk about five of my likes and dislikes when it comes to RPGs.
37 - Listener messages about the OSR & V5
Sep 15 • 9 min
In this episode I answer a few voicemail messages that I’ve received about our recent OSR and V5 podcast episodes.
36 - Combat in RPGs
Sep 13 • 44 min
Lloyd Gyan, Johannes Paavola and myself discuss the role of combat in RPGs. Uncut version can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/309244204?collection=ReYILUy9UxVYmw Music on Podcast Title Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:…
35 - V5 first impressions
Sep 8 • 7 min
Having just gone through character creation with people from The Grand Coterie group I talk about some of my first impressions of V5.
34 - I’m spoilt by the OSR
Sep 2 • 7 min
I ramble a little about being spoilt for choice amongst OSr games and some of the strengths of such products.
33 - The Virtue of Playing a Goodie
Aug 29 • 4 min
Just back from LARP I reflect on a few reasons why you might fancy playing a thoroughly good person for your next character.
32 - JP & John talk OSR and Stars Without Number
Aug 22 • 47 min
I’m once more joined by the excellent Johannes Paavola, we chat about SWN, the OSR and other game related stuff.
31 - Discussing V20 and the WOD with JP
Aug 22 • 78 min
In this episode I’m joined by Johannes Paavola, to talk about his V20 Sabbat game ‘What Rough Beast’ and the World of Darkness in general.
30 - Differences between B/X Essentials and BFRPG
Aug 19 • 9 min
In this episode I answer a voicemail and attempt to highlight what—for me—are the main difference between B/X Essentials and BFRPG.
29 - How Conventions Taught me to Love Dice Again
Aug 18 • 5 min
In this episode of the podcast I talk about why I original stopped using dice and why I picked them up again.
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.