Joethelawyer's Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings

Joethelawyer's Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings
Hi everyone! I’ll be sharing my thoughts about all things Dungeons and Dragons related. I’m an old school OSR D&D gamer who finds himself running three different face-to-face D&D 5e games. Go figure. :) [email protected] Support this podcast:

Joe and Bro Firepit Show: Mentzer for Kids, Him DM’ing, My Solo Game With Him, and Two Months of Voicemails
Oct 14 • 58 min
Enjoy! Sorry for not responding to all the voicemails sooner. I was taking a bit of a break. —- Support this podcast:
Matt Jackson Walks Into A Strip Bar….
Sep 23 • 15 min
Just what the title says. All about our bet. :) Plus updates on stuff. —- Support this podcast:
Here’s what a freakin’ nerd I am…..
Aug 25 • 2 min
430 am ramblings —- Support this podcast:
I’m No Longer DM’ing 5e, Cthulhu, and 14 Blog Posts Coming Up With Awesome 5e Content!
Aug 24 • 28 min
I get into why I’m no longer DM’in5 my three 5e games, talk about the 5e Cthulhu book I got in the mail the other day, and go into the 14 scheduled blogposts I have coming up with all the stuff I made up for 5e that I’m kinda proud of. Plus a voicemail…
Joe and Bro Firepit Show
Aug 11 • 39 min
He is starting a new campaign as my old bastards game shifts to just he and I, DM knowledge of the rules vs knowledge of how to DM, new boxed set review, blogs not as relevant anymore, and more! Enjoy :) —- Support this podcast:…
Cyberpunk 2020 versus Shadowrun! Looking for feedback!
Jul 29 • 4 min
Leave as many multiple Jacksons as you want. Looking for feedback! —- Support this podcast:
My Shirecon Event Has Been Submitted, Mapping Night, New Guy Complications, Plus Voicemails!
Jul 28 • 15 min
I chose the system and game I’m running at Shirecon, updates on mapping night, some Middle Earth complications with the new guy, and voicemails from Lieren, Tim Shorts, and John of Red Dice Diaries —- Support this podcast:
A Smorgasbord of Fun! A HUGE Podcast Covering Tons o’ Crapola.
Jul 23 • 93 min
Voicemails, Game updates, Player Skill v Player Knowledge, Housereules and when you have to break them due to fairness, My go-to OSR Basic-type system, Mail call plus what I’m reading, and a preview of my next podcast. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:…
Ren Fair DnD Game Was a Success! Plus Voicemails from Tim, Ivy, Colin and Lieren
Jul 7 • 25 min
We had a great time both at the fair and the after party back at my place. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:
Definitely NSFW Joe And Bro Weekend Firepit Show: A Tim Shorts Tribute Episode. Plus, Rude Shit. Snowflakes: Don’t Listen
Jun 22 • 41 min
Featuring an Un-packaging of Tim’s Latest Patreon Stuff, a Discussion Based on His Last Podcast, and Some Shit No One at Home or Work Should Hear Regarding the Rappan Athuk Fuck Trap. Also, Apologies to Spikepit and the Rest of the U.K. —- Support this…
Game Updates, Ren Faire Gameday Plans, and a SJW’s Wet Dream of a Trap in Rappan Athuk
Jun 20 • 15 min
Updates on all three games I’m DM’ing, how my plan to have players from all three games meetup and play together at a local Ren Faire, and a sex trap in Rappan Athuk. —- Support this podcast:
EP51 Game Prep for Tomorrow Night! Plus, Some Forgotten Realms 5e Modules You May Not Have Heard Of
Jun 15 • 17 min
Hi Guys. Thanks for all the warm wishes on my 50th! Talking about game prep and some older 5e compatible FR modules you may not know about. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:
EP50 Episode 50!!! What I’ve learned so far
Jun 13 • 11 min
It ain’t much. :) Thanks for all your support guys. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you. —- Support this podcast:
Game night! Recap of last weeks game, looking forward to this week. Plus how I define an OSR game
Jun 10 • 9 min
Following up on a message I left Jason Hobbs on how I define an OSR game. Plus game night recap and prep. —- Support this podcast:
Killed 4 of 7 PC’s the Other Night, Fritz Leiber Book Find, Game Balance in 5e v OSR, Plus VM’s on movies, 2e, Bday Wishes and Rottgrubbery
May 29 • 31 min
Near TPK with the Old Fuckers Game, Fritz Leiber book find plus an update on my brother’s wife, Game balance in 5e v the OSR, plus tons of VM’s on movies, rottgrubs, my bday, and 2e. —- Support this podcast:
Top Movies and Shows of the OSR Anchorites!
May 22 • 29 min
Check out my latest Podcast, where I publish all your voicemails about the top movies and shows newer younger players should watch to more Old School themselves. Plus responses to other voicemails.…
XP! A Survey of How All The Older Editions And Clones Award Non Monster XP, Plus a Request for HELP!
May 16 • 32 min
I compare how XP for gold piece value from magic and treasure is awarded in OD&D, Holmes, B/X, Mentzer Basic and Expert, Rules Cyclopedia, AD&D, OSRIC, Swords and Wizardry, Labyrinth Lord, Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea, and LOTFP.…
A Short One on Hear Noise/Listen/Perception
May 14 • 4 min
Just what it says—-but what stat modifies it? —- Support this podcast:
More Raggi Voicemails, Race as Class, Being Too Prepared, Fear of Launching, Success and Failure, and Game Updates,
May 10 • 27 min
A few voicemails from Chuck Thorin, Evil Jeff, and Cody M, I talk about race as class some more, Blood Island and how I get in my own way, overcoming fears, game updates, Characters pausing to be merchants, and dropping out of a game that doesn’t feel…
B/X Race as Class Solution, Game Updates, Saltmarsh for 5e, B/X Essentials Kickstarter. Thoughts…
May 4 • 21 min
Random stuff and some updates. Plus I fixed what I screwed up with Colin’s last voice mail. —- Support this podcast:
Response to Jason Hobbs on What Was and What Is the OSR, plus voicemails and updates
May 2 • 25 min
Some voicemails from the Brothers Green, Whisk, Matt and a plethora of others! Plus some points I agree and disagree with Hobbs on regarding his latest podcast. Finished it up with some game updates, including playing DnD at a Ren Fair. :) —- Support this…
Hey Raggi, Fuck You! Where’s My Fucking Book?
Apr 30 • 7 min
I backed the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Hardcover Referee Book in 2013. Almost six years now, and no goddamned book yet. What the fuck, man? —- Support this podcast:
Joe and Bro Show Firepit chat!
Apr 21 • 43 min
Topic of the night: concerting older first and second edition modules to 5e, plus our normal BS session. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:
Let Your Freak Flag Fly! Plus Like a ZILLION Voicemails
Apr 20 • 51 min
On 4-20, the official Weed Holiday, I talk about why I talk about weed, and about being yourself and letting your freak flag fly. Plus, about 20 voicemails from like everyone in the OSR Anchorite Community from the past few weeks. —- Support this podcast:…
A Podcast straight from the Bowels of Hell—-the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Apr 13 • 11 min
Game updates, triple mega campaign convergence, Running one shots, my new pc for Tim Shorts’ game, messages I left for for Spikepit, and a bit about James Smith. Here’s the message I just sent my players. “So as most of you know I’m running three…
Joe and Bro Show. Literally a Fireside Chat
Apr 6 • 25 min
Me and my brother, sitting in front of a fire, just chillin. Talking dnd, drinking some drink, smoking some smoke —- Support this podcast:
A Podcast Listing All The OSR Anchorite Podcasts I Know Of: Tell Me What I’m Missing!
Apr 6 • 8 min
I run down a list of the ones I know. Tell me ones that are not on my list and I’ll share those with everyone in a few days. It’s hard to get a comprehensive list, and I hear of new ones only when someone leaves a voicemail it seems, or randomly if they…
Tim Shorts Killed My Guy. Bastard.
Apr 3 • 12 min
That Sumbitch. —- Support this podcast:
Is the DM there to Entertain? Fuck no. Entertain me, bitches!
Mar 23 • 12 min
My commentary on a topic that’s floating around, plus some stories about setting expectations and how when you don’t its bad for everyone involved. —- Support this podcast:
Gaming Updates and Voicemails!
Mar 22 • 16 min
I respond to some voicemails from Colin and Vance, talk about the game I’m playing in that Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor is running, as well as a State of the Union for all the games I’m running and playing in. Also, thoughts on Roll 20 and a bit about…
My First Unboxing! Also, a VM From Matt Jackson: Halfling Sex—-Does Size Matter?
Mar 21 • 15 min
My First Unboxing! Christian Walker sent me a one page Zine, and Tim Shorts sent me some back issues of his Zine, The Manor, plus some other cool items, and a Giant Mini came in the mail too. We also get into a VM from Matt Jackson about Halfling Sex:…
Sidebar Interview With Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue! You Name It, We Talk About It.
Mar 10 • 112 min
Che and I had a very far ranging discussion. Close to two hours! We started talking about the basics of the British educational system, then got into: coddling kids these days as opposed to growing up Gen X; UK educational videos designed to terrify…
Blood Island Player’s Manual is UP!
Mar 8 • 11 min
Hi Everyone! I just uploaded a Players Guide to Blood Island in the files section of Blood Island on MeWe. Take a look, let me know what you think. I’m aiming for “Game 0” to be either next weekend or the weekend after. It’s 23 pages, so it’ll take a…
Joe And Bro Show! Roll20, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, Electronics and DnD, Dragon 5 with Witches, Balrogs, and playing DnD With Tolkien as your DM
Mar 4 • 43 min
We started out talking about R0ll20 which lead us to electronic stuff at the DnD Table. We each had a pretty good whatthefuckism, and when we get into Dragon 5 we head off into like 10 tangents on monsters, Tolkien as a DM, Conan and witch sex, and of…
Call-ins! and a Karl Lagerfeld Inspired mini-rant on Political Correctness, Smoking Bans, and Cell Phones are all Killing the Art of Conversation
Feb 26 • 27 min
Anchorites responding to my questions about Virtual Tabletops and dice and token usage, as well as responses to my recent interview with Colin. Call-ins from: Tim and Ivy Shorts, Che Webster, Matt Jackson, Ray Otus, Shane Ward, and Colin Spikepit Green.…
Joe and Bro Sunday Show
Feb 24 • 42 min
We talk about the trajectory of growth as a DM (or at least our growth trajectory), Dragon Magazine #4, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, and my brother goes over how I killed his characters over the years. I dispute all that, btw. —- Support this podcast:…
Sidebar Interview #2 with Colin “Spikepit” Green
Feb 24 • 87 min
I had a great time talking with Colin about so many things! From his own personal story, we jumped into topics like Art, History, Shamanism, Creativity, Cave Paintings, Religion, Poetry, Chanting the Iliad in Ancient Greek, Music, Comics, Tolkien, his…
Your Preferences for Online Games: Tokens or No? Die Roller Programs or Dice? Also, Memory Lane in my DTRPG Library
Feb 23 • 15 min
I talk about my past gaming history using apps like Roll 20, and my preferences related to tokens and dice rollers. Looking for your feedback here guys as to what you like. Then I go down memory lane digging through the DriveThruRPG Library of stuff I…
Voicemails! Tim and Ivy Shorts, Colin “Spikepit” Green and Darren “RFED” Green, Fran “T” and Che Webster
Feb 21 • 19 min
This back and forth with voicemails are the best part of Anchor, and what makes it a real community I think. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:
Joe and bro on the Not So Wondrous Imaginings Podcast! Alignment, Gygaxian WhattheFuckisms, and a Review of Dragon Mag 3
Feb 17 • 46 min
We get into all things alignment, and loop in Harry Dresden, Tolkien, Gord the Rogue by Gygax, and of course Pulp Fiction. Plus, Gygaxian WhattheFuckisms, and Dragon Magazine #3 —- Support this podcast:
My First Interview! Tim and Ivy Shorts Join Me For a Wide-Ranging Discussion!
Feb 15 • 71 min
Tim and Ivy agreed to be the first victims/guinea pigs for my inaugural interview. We had a great time talking about how they met, what it’s like being married to a fellow creative person, life goals, and which of them likes to Dutch Oven the other in…
A Retro-Review/Tribute to Christian Walker’s Loviatar Zine, Wherein I Nominate Him For Patron Saint of All OSR Zines
Feb 12 • 36 min
This was the Zine that I believe started off the big Zine craze in 2011, 2012, 2013. Since there seems to be a resurgence of interest in Zines now, due mostly to that big Kickstarter thing, I thing it’s important to understand some great underlying…
Episode 20 Baby! Minor Milestone :) Joethelawyer and his brother Mike talk Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, Snowflakes, and Dragon Magazine 2!
Feb 10 • 46 min
The Joe and Bro Show! We each have a whatthefuckism, we hit Dungeon 2, and then Dragon 2, talk lots of stuff in there, hit on generational playstyle differences based on a game I am running, one shot kills, Copyright issues with early Dieties and…
City Adventures: Freedoms and Limitations; Hexcrawl Update; Podcast Update
Feb 7 • 16 min
A bit about what happened the other night with my players in a city game, and thoughts on some of the unique challenges inherent in city games, as opposed to what many players are used to. Plus updates on both my Hexcrawl, Blood Island, and on where I…
Another great podcast with my brother.
Feb 3 • 56 min
We discuss Magic-Users/Wizards both old school and new, Cantrips, a new game he is playing called Anthem and how it reminds him of DnD, Dragon Magazine issue 1 sparks a lot of discussion, and finally I introduce him to GNS Theory and we dissect our group.…
A conversation with my brother about the old days, current days, and Temple of Elemental Evil.
Jan 20 • 39 min
Plus Voicemails! it was cool to do this joint podcast with my brother. Maybe we can make it a weekly thing! We went over some current stuff, some stuff from the old days, and just generally bullshat about all things DnD. —- Support this podcast:…
Game prep for the Waterdeep thief adventure, voicemails, including one from my brother
Jan 11 • 12 min
Wherein my brother says I’m getting soft for not killing off the whole party the other day. —- Support this podcast:
Blood Island is Back! Plus an update on my AD&D game from last night, and a cool life story. Enjoy
Jan 10 • 17 min
Good times guys. I decided to run an AS&SH game in the West Marches style for my old Blood Island game. Plus an update on how my AD&D game went as a player from last night, and some personal stuff. —- Support this podcast:
I’m Back!
Jan 9 • 21 min
Game updates, Life Updates, New AD&D game, New Thief Game in Waterdeep, Gaming Disappointments, and the Goddamned Deck of Many Things —- Support this podcast:
Voicemails and Friday’s Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms.
Dec 14, 2018 • 11 min
Plus, MOAR TIM SHORTS UNBOXINGS! —- Support this podcast:
Thursday’s Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms
Dec 13, 2018 • 8 min
Latest episode of Joethelawyer’s Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings —- Support this podcast:
Rappan Athuk 5e PRINT IS OUT!!!! Plus Gygaxian What-The-Fuckism for Wednesday
Dec 12, 2018 • 13 min
Enjoy guys! —- Support this podcast:
Tuesday’s Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms
Dec 11, 2018 • 8 min
Voicemails and more what-the-fuckisms. Plus the Zombie Apocalypse and why I’ll be riding it out in style. —- Support this podcast:
Gary Said What? AD&D DMG What-The Fuckisms. Plus a whole lotta other stuff.
Dec 8, 2018 • 19 min
A challenge to all OSR Anchorites! Plus voicemails and my rambling answers. Captain Morgan and Pineapple Express may have been an influential guest host tonight. —- Support this podcast:
The No So Wondrous Tavern Chat! Recorded Live from a Bar in NYC.
Dec 3, 2018 • 52 min
I had a great time in NYC with Erik, his lovely wife Rachel, and Judd Karlman. Plus some voicemails! —- Support this podcast:
Setting Expectations Regarding Settings and Playstyle, and a Bit About Multiclassing
Nov 27, 2018 • 27 min
Lots of voicemails, followed by me talking about setting expectations ahead of time when it comes to your setting. Lastly, a bit about why I don’t allow multiclassing in 5e. —- Support this podcast:
A little bit about everything. A smorgasbord of fun!
Nov 18, 2018 • 23 min
Voicemails! A bit on the latest controversy What is the OSR? What we play v. what we want to play What we buy v. what we use or find useful —- Support this podcast:
Adventurers in AD&D vs. Heroes in 2nd Edition. Plus the Code of Ethics!
Nov 13, 2018 • 20 min
A brief follow up on the thief stuff from yesterday, a voicemail from Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor, and then a discussion of the main stylistic difference between 1st ed and 2nd ed D&D—-Adventurers vs. Heroes. —- Support this podcast:…
D&D: a Game of Power and How They Broke Thieves in Newer Editions
Nov 12, 2018 • 8 min
Some thoughts that came to me while reading Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyporborea, especially regarding thieves and power. Rough stream of consciousness stuff. —- Support this podcast:
Episode 3: How to make 5e more Old School in feel. Plus—My Podcast is now available everywhere!
Nov 11, 2018 • 17 min
Some different ways to make 5e run more like an old school game—-not that my players let me do all of them. :) Plus: links on my blog to everywhere you can access the Podcast! —- Support this podcast:
Episode 2: City Adventures!
Nov 5, 2018 • 18 min
I talk about some recent city adventures I ran to help my brother get a character up in level and ready to play with the main gaming group. Things I learned, some helpful links, and funny stories. :) —- Support this podcast:…
Joethelawyer’s Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings Episode 1
Nov 4, 2018 • 10 min
My first bite at the Podcast apple. Who I am, where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing, and where I’m headed. Thanks for listening! —- Support this podcast: