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Playing It Wrong
Welcome to Playing It Wrong, the They Might Be Gazebos podcast. about D&D, RPG’s and the people who play. Remember: Roll dice. Kill Monsters. Take their stuff. And HAVE FUN! Find us on Facebook: Visit the Blog:
13, Season 2: Dark Streets & Darker Secrets.
Apr 14 • 17 min
This episode I rant about Dark Streets & Darker Secrets, the newest game from Old Skull Publishing, a rules light RPG of Street & Sorcery. If you want to do horror, or monster hunters or even urban fantasy. You could do it with this RPG. So give the rant…
12: Throw Out Your Monster Manual and Orcs!
Mar 31 • 11 min
Make your own monsters or make your flavor of existing monsters. As a DM you don’t always have to follow exactly what the book says. Remember rules are just guidelines and so are monster books. Plus some interesting bits on Orcs from the original Little…
11, Season 2: Converting Adventures!
Mar 24 • 13 min
Catching up since we missed last week. The episode is a rant converting adventures. Ignore the math. Convert the meaning. And keep it simple. Plus a little catch up. Thanks for listening and follow the blog at or find us on Facebook…
E10 S2; The Best Campaign Ever!
Mar 12 • 20 min
I ramble about the best campaign ever. For me, that’s the next one. It’s a time to get the creative juices flowing and play around with new ideas. I talk about some of the possibles in the future and rant about Dark Streets & Darker Secrets a bit and it’s…
9/Season 2: Labyrinth Lord, Annoying People & Finishing up on Vol 1 Men & Magic
Mar 3 • 28 min
In this episode, I have a long rant about Labyrinth Lord and BX Essentials all thanks to a very good question from Joe the Lawyer. I have a sad moment about annoying and bad people at the table. And in the episode I finish up Volume 1 Men & Magic from the…
8 Season 2: Rants, Rants, Rants
Feb 24 • 14 min
More on Zweihander, The Make Your Own Damned Retroclone Challenge and even more rants.
Grim Dark: Zweihander, Warhammer, and What else?
Feb 17 • 12 min
I ramble on about grim dark and start thinking of running Zweihander, or Warhammer Fantasy or maybe something else in the future. Plus a little update on the Labyrinth Lord game. And we begin covering Cleric spells from the Little Brown Books.
6 Season 2: Starting Labyrinth Lord Game
Feb 11 • 11 min
This week’s episode is a bit short and a day behind. Sorry about that. In this episode, meet the characters from my Labyrinth Lord game. and their initial trials. Plus I rant a little bit about 6th level magic user spells from the Little Brown Books.
5 Season 2: Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells
Feb 3 • 12 min
A quick and rambling episode. I talk a little about the new game from Old Skull Publishing, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells. Complain about OBS’s server migration. Read from the Little Brown Books and jump thru hoops to get ready for my next campaign.
4 Season 2 Thieves Guilds and Ethiopian Food
Jan 27 • 19 min
A bit of ramble this week. I talk a little about Thieves Guilds, Ethiopian Food, and we get a Call In! Bonus still reading from the Little Brown Book.
Mise En Place For Your Campaign
Jan 20 • 19 min
Mise En Place is cooking term. Basically, doing all your preparation beforehand. And that’s what I rant about this episode. Getting ready to run Advanced Labyrinth Lord and all the things I’m trying to get ready.
3, Season 2: The Dungeon is trying to kill you
Jan 13 • 18 min
We’ve got your usual rants plus I talk about hazards in dungeons besides traps and monsters. And the regular feature of a spontaneous reading from the Little Brown Books. This episode Level 2 Magic-User spells.
2, Season 2: DM Notebooks
Jan 6 • 12 min
I rant about my “system neutral” DM Notebook and how it’s important and it’s important to clean the thing out every once in a while. Also, continue with the reading from the Little Brown Books. This time up: 1st Level Magic-User spells.
1 Season 2: Happy New Year!
Jan 1 • 10 min
New year, new beginnings. Let us make 2019 the year of sharing the fun. Be excellent out there.
44: Happy Holidays
Dec 24, 2018 • 4 min
Best wishes to all the listeners out there. Thanks and let’s have a great 2019.
43: This is the year that was
Dec 17, 2018 • 18 min
This episode I talk a bit about the passed year plus plans for next year. I know it’s a bit early for this but with all the holidays coming up things are going to get busy. May you get some new dice for Christmas and roll a crit in the New Year.
42: What’s your clone of choice? And Dungeon Mayhem
Dec 9, 2018 • 18 min
Yes, there’s lots of call ins plus I do a really quick ramble about the new card from Wizards of the Coast, Dungeon Mayhem. And I ask that enteral question, what’s your favorite retroclone?
41: Call Ins and Wild West RPG’s
Dec 2, 2018 • 21 min
I go off my normal track and talk a little bit about some inexpensive Wild West RPG’s. Plus some call ins!
40: Dice Know When To Roll ‘Em. Know When To Hold ‘Em
Nov 25, 2018 • 17 min
We’re back after a little break. This week more on skills and dice. When to roll and when not to. Plus a few other side rants and reading from the 0e Little Brown Books.
39: Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania, Far Away Land, and more Sharp Swords
Nov 11, 2018 • 19 min
A rambling journey of what’s up this week. Far Away Land for Swords and Wizardry, Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania (Enter if you dare), and the exciting wrap up of the Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells game.
38: BX Essentials Call Ins, Cosmic Blades & Solar Spells, Crazy Rambling
Nov 4, 2018 • 19 min
This episode we’ve got call ins on BX Essentials. I ramble about Cosmic Blades & Solar Spells. And I get even crazier and more mediocre as I read from the Little Brown Books. Yes I include the Supplements in that statement. Plus we have live dogs and…
37: DM Notebooks, Swords & Wizardry, and Low Fantasy Gaming
Oct 29, 2018 • 24 min
Lots of rambling. Check out and oh yeah, tell me about BX Essentials.
36: Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha
Oct 22, 2018 • 26 min
Some random thoughts on the newest iteration of Runequest and your usual treats of call-ins and a reading from the Little Brown Books.
35: MeWe, Skills, & Readings of Ancient Wisdom
Oct 14, 2018 • 19 min
This is a full episode here. Fixed some tech glitches. Added a couple of new regular segments and still do the usual OSR rants. This time up Skills. And the first segment of reading from the original rules.
34: Frankengame
Oct 9, 2018 • 7 min
Why be limited by just one set of rules? Take the stuff you like and mix it all together and do you own Frankengame!
33: The Weirdling World of Jordoba
Oct 7, 2018 • 15 min
A rambling ranty rant about Jordoba and Uncle Matt’s RPG Studio. Here’s the links to the stuff and see for yourself. Check out the Youtube Channel: And his Patreon:…
32 Unplug Unwind Rewind
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 min
Hey, we broke the 1,000 mark. Thank you! Work’s been crazy so a I rant about the value of doing nothing…..Trust me next episode will be more RPG-centric.
31: Race As Class
Sep 23, 2018 • 13 min
This time I rant about Race As Class and pretty much stand in the middle. Have a chance to hear me ramble before I’ve had enough caffeine to start the day. Plus a little more about the upcoming Whitebox game.
30 Henchmen & Hirelings
Sep 19, 2018 • 4 min
Because it’s the topic of the day….
28 House Rules: Season to Taste
Sep 18, 2018 • 11 min
A little bit of philosophy on House Rules. They are a good thing. Make the game yours and fun for everybody. Plus Call Ins. Even from Rocks Fall Everybody Dies and Spike Pit!
26: Friday Call Ins
Sep 18, 2018 • 14 min
I said I’d two podcasts this week. Just didn’t say what days. So here you go and we have call ins and a request. Yes, I even take requests..
27: Review of Swords and Wizardry Decks
Sep 16, 2018 • 14 min
You can check out the accompanying blog post here: Or the go straight for the product here:
25: Rambling Ranty Rant 5E & OSR Again
Sep 10, 2018 • 14 min
Ah I just go on rambling rant again on Fifth Edition and OSR D&D. Plus some rants on note taking and some shout outs!
24: The 3 Dumbest Things Players Have Said In My Games
Sep 3, 2018 • 14 min
Yes, this episode I take a trip down memory lane and talk about the dumbest things players have ever said in my games. And if you’ve got dumber ones. Share them!
23.5 Follow Up on Appendix N and GM Tools
Aug 28, 2018 • 5 min
Follow up on the things that I forgot in Episode 23 and call ins!
23: Appendix N and GM Tools
Aug 27, 2018 • 18 min
I jump on the Appendix N rant bandwagon and talk about the funny books that have influenced me. I also start off ranting about GM Tools and then my brain melts down and I start ramble. Some times you just have to know when to end a session. Next Episode…
22: Tale of the Goblin War Cow
Aug 20, 2018 • 20 min
Lots of stuff. More tech and personal notes with a side of self promotion. Call In’s. We get Call In’s. And The Tale of the Goblin War Cow!
Drive By Rant: Just Getting Stuff When You Level
Aug 14, 2018 • 1 min
Short little rant. Still waiting on Itunes and something that bugged me back in old D&D. Just getting stuff when you leveled.
21: World Building Wrap Up
Aug 13, 2018 • 13 min
Bring together the thoughts on world building, ranting on Forums, and the host needs more coffee.
20: Call Ins and Questions
Aug 10, 2018 • 6 min
Got some call ins. Thank you one and all and I’ve got questions for listeners. Tell me what you think.
19: Vigilante City by Bloat Games
Aug 6, 2018 • 29 min
A virtual “unboxing” of the preliminary pdf to Kickstarter backers. Yeah I rant as a I scan through the PDF. Overall, looks like it going to be fun!
18: More Ennies, More World Building, Pathfinder?, and Rants
Aug 6, 2018 • 19 min
Title says it all. A rambling rant episode. More congrats to the Ennie winners and I need to spend more money. Pathfinder 2.0 WTF? I continue to talk about World Building. And some general rants…
Ennies, Ennies, Ennies!
Aug 4, 2018 • 2 min
Quick little congrats to all the Ennie Winners. WOTC :( and have a great weekend.
Drive By: Character Concepts!
Aug 1, 2018 • 2 min
So how do you come up with your ideas? I list upcoming possible characters and have a fond memory of the barbarian who only used one syllable words.
17: I get into trouble
Jul 31, 2018 • 10 min
I attempt to define the OSR, rant about 5E Adventurer’s League, and make own call on keeping gaming interesting.
16: World Building Part 1
Jul 29, 2018 • 18 min
The first part of an ongoing rant on building your D&D world or whatever your game of choice happens to be. Make it fun and memorable.
Drive By: MTG D&D?
Jul 26, 2018 • 1 min
Er what? A few very quick thoughts about the “announcement”
15: Make It Epic or Let the PC’s break stuff!
Jul 24, 2018 • 5 min
Wrapped up the DCC campaign and the PC’s were involved with the creation of a “new” race…
14: Job Vs Class Part 2 Lankhmar and Untold Adventures
Jul 23, 2018 • 8 min
This episode I continue my pondering of Job Vs Class and what to do about. Plus talk a little about Untold Adventures & Unsung Heroes by Barrel Rider Games and Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar.
Drive By Old Weird West
Jul 23, 2018 • 2 min
Latest episode of Playing It Wrong
13: Klingons on the Bridge, Captain!
Jul 22, 2018 • 9 min
I take a trip down memory lane to an old Star Trek RPG session (the FASA version) and talk about licensed RPG’s.
A Hot Weekend Drive By
Jul 21, 2018 • 2 min
Projects, The End of a Campaign, and DCC Lankmar PDF’s to backers! Stay frosty!
Drive By: I suck at self promotion and Dice Towers.
Jul 17, 2018 • 1 min
Short little shout out and rant.
12: Call Ins and Job Vs Class.
Jul 16, 2018 • 8 min
I answer some messages and I rant about Classes. How many do we need? Would a job be better.
11: DCC and SS&SS
Jul 15, 2018 • 19 min
This time I rant about Dungeon Crawl Classics and Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells and just a wee bit about my upcoming game.
The Official Episode 1: A Star Wars Special
Jul 15, 2018 • 3 min
Because every show needs a Star Wars special. And we still have the cow and a live audience of two dogs.
Jul 15, 2018 • 1 min
What’s up this weekend
10: Lots of Rants: Ennies, Food & Politics, ZOONG!
Jul 8, 2018 • 18 min
I rant about the Ennies; RPG’s, Food & Politics; and the World of Zoong!
9: House Rules and Class Hacks
Jul 1, 2018 • 7 min
This episode I talk more about house rules and some of the one’s I use.
8: The Cantina Scene and House Rules
Jun 26, 2018 • 8 min
Short episode because I’m tired. A little rant about Cantina Scene parties and then a question about house rules.
7: Swords and Wizardry and Stuff
Jun 24, 2018 • 15 min
More on Swords and Wizardry and why I like it. And few other ramblings and plans. Shout outs to MattRandom and Random Screed!
6: Katana Guy!
Jun 19, 2018 • 13 min
Rant about Katana Guy. You know him.. Plus shout outs and questions from Random Matt and Spike Pit! There’s a little bit more about Theater of the Mind, planning, hints of future episodes.
5: Welcome to the OSR
Jun 18, 2018 • 10 min
I know it’s been done before but hey this let’s you creep into my mind a bit find out my basic philosophy on, well, RPG’s in general but mostly the OSR.
3: Random Ramblings
Jun 12, 2018 • 6 min
A little rant about Primeval Thule. What’s up in gaming with me. Crossing my fingers on some future projects. Send us your questions because if you don’t we’ll find some on the Internet.
2 Theater of the MIND!
Jun 6, 2018 • 4 min
A quick stream of babble about Theater plus I try recording on Audacity and learn it at the same time. Still have a two dog audience.
The Pilot Episode
Jun 3, 2018 • 1 min
Welcome to the podcast. Costarring two napping dogs and a cow.