This Old Sword

This Old Sword

sycarion.com
This podcast is about role-playing and worldbuilding for games old and new. I also talk about making games of all kinds. I like older versions of D&D, FASERIP and SAGA, but I also like newer games like 5th Edition D&D, World Wide Wrestling, Powered by the Apocalypse games, and The Black Hack. Website: http://sycarion.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support


16: A Review of The Elemental Spellbook by Jacob S. Kellogg
Oct 1 • 18 min
You can find The Elemental Spellbook at the DM’s Guild at the link below: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/290379/The-Elemental-Spellbook-80-Spells-of-Ice-Fire-and-Lightning?affiliate_id=584540 —- Send in a voice message:…
15: Where have you been?
Sep 29 • 4 min
Updates on the 3d20FASERIP project as well as announcements about new things coming soon. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
14: Martian Dreams
May 18 • 22 min
@guihermedenovo mentioned that he would love to see a setting based on the world of Ultima 2: Martian Dreams. Here’s what that would look like in Microlite20. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast:…
13: Adventures in LinkedIn and Three Projects for 2019
May 17 • 24 min
In this episodes I talk more about the referee’s section of 3d20FASERIP and two other projects I am working on for this year. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
12: More about 3d20 FASERIP
May 5 • 31 min
In this episode, I start with responses to friends. After that, move into game mechanics and worldbuilding for the implied setting. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
11: The Superhero Project
May 1 • 22 min
Based on a previous Paper Bullet, I talk about using the 4C toolkit to make a game that uses dice instead of a universal table. I talk about that mechanic and ‘karma’ system. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this…
9: Twitter, Martial Arts, ASL, and a few call-ins.
Apr 28 • 22 min
In this episode, I talk about two inspirations from Twitter as well as respond to a few messages from friends. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
8: Paper Bullets - Creative ways to use spells.
Apr 26 • 16 min
In the this installment of Paper Bullets, I talk about a cipher to create unusual spells and non D&D grimoires that can change the feel of your game. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast:…
7: The Elemental Planes
Apr 24 • 17 min
Episode 7 features Elemental Planes (or the lack thereof), a message from a friend, shoutouts to other Anchorites, and a music project. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
6: Paper Bullets, Now With Twice the Ammo
Apr 22 • 12 min
The second installment of Paper Bullets. This time two notes are featured that cover WW2, Revolutionary War supers, and the versatile M20 system. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast:…
5: A Brief Look at Magic Items
Apr 14 • 12 min
This episode looks at magic items that go beyond weapons with a +1 or +2 to hit. Are cyphers a good fit? What is the deal with magical slings? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast:…
4: First Paper Bullets Segment
Apr 12 • 21 min
Still paying down my idea debt with a superhero note. We also hear from some listeners. Let me know if the ideas on this episode make it to your table. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast:…
3: M20, Race Building, and 3 Ways to Enjoy TTRPGs
Apr 6 • 14 min
Shoutout from Matt Random and less rambling about M20 as a tool for worldbuilding. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
2: New Friends and TBH
Apr 6 • 19 min
I meet some new friends and talk about The Black Hack. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support
1: Fun Things
Apr 2 • 9 min
Finally stopped overthinking and just finished it. I talk about recent podcasts from Chuck Thorin and Tim Shorts —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sycarion/support