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] Become a supporter of 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 Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
A Podcast Listing All The OSR Anchorite Podcasts I Know Of: Tell Me What I’m Missing!
Apr 6 • 9 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 • 13 min
That Sumbitch. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Is the DM there to Entertain? Fuck no. Entertain me, bitches!
Mar 23 • 13 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. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The…
Gaming Updates and Voicemails!
Mar 22 • 17 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 • 16 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 • 12 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 • 28 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 • 43 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. Become a supporter of this…
Sidebar Interview #2 with Colin “Spikepit” Green
Feb 24 • 88 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 • 16 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 • 20 min
This back and forth with voicemails are the best part of Anchor, and what makes it a real community I think. Enjoy! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Joe and bro on the Not So Wondrous Imaginings Podcast! Alignment, Gygaxian WhattheFuckisms, and a Review of Dragon Mag 3
Feb 17 • 47 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 Become a supporter of this podcast: This…
My First Interview! Tim and Ivy Shorts Join Me For a Wide-Ranging Discussion!
Feb 15 • 72 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 • 37 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 • 47 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 • 17 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 • 57 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 • 40 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. Become a supporter of this…
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. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Blood Island is Back! Plus an update on my AD&D game from last night, and a cool life story. Enjoy
Jan 10 • 18 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. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
I’m Back!
Jan 9 • 22 min
Game updates, Life Updates, New AD&D game, New Thief Game in Waterdeep, Gaming Disappointments, and the Goddamned Deck of Many Things Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and…
Voicemails and Friday’s Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms.
Dec 14, 2018 • 12 min
Plus, MOAR TIM SHORTS UNBOXINGS! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Thursday’s Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms
Dec 13, 2018 • 9 min
Latest episode of Joethelawyer’s Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Rappan Athuk 5e PRINT IS OUT!!!! Plus Gygaxian What-The-Fuckism for Wednesday
Dec 12, 2018 • 14 min
Enjoy guys! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Tuesday’s Gygaxian What-The-Fuckisms
Dec 11, 2018 • 9 min
Voicemails and more what-the-fuckisms. Plus the Zombie Apocalypse and why I’ll be riding it out in style. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
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. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is…
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! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor
Setting Expectations Regarding Settings and Playstyle, and a Bit About Multiclassing
Nov 27, 2018 • 28 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. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast…
A little bit about everything. A smorgasbord of fun!
Nov 18, 2018 • 24 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 Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation…
Adventurers in AD&D vs. Heroes in 2nd Edition. Plus the Code of Ethics!
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 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. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
D&D: a Game of Power and How They Broke Thieves in Newer Editions
Nov 12, 2018 • 9 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. Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast…
Episode 3: How to make 5e more Old School in feel. Plus—My Podcast is now available everywhere!
Nov 11, 2018 • 18 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! Become a supporter of this podcast: This…
Episode 2: City Adventures!
Nov 5, 2018 • 19 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. :) Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Joethelawyer’s Not-So-Wondrous Imaginings Episode 1
Nov 4, 2018 • 11 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! Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by The Infatuation and Anchor