dpercentile

dpercentile

anchor.fm/dave-aldridge
Guerilla rpg podcast. Old school gaming with an indie spirit. Loving those random tables, procedurally generated dungeons and all things low prep. Keeping it rules lite. To leave me a message on Anchor, go to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Alternatively, contact me @d_percentile or [email protected] The MeWe group for news and crowdsourcing random tables is https://mewe.com/join/dpercentile Dpercentile theme tune by T J Drennon of the Malodorous Miasma Meltdown podcast. The dpercentile thumbnail image is by Goblin’s Henchman.


136: More Mudharbour
Jan 17 • 15 min
Updates on Zinequest 2 and some encouraging call-ins from Lieren, Josh Beckelhimer, Edwin and Jason. Leave me a message on Anchor by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Twitter: @d_percentile or email me [email protected] with comments or…
135: Fighting Fantasy Design Diary 2 - Magic
Jan 15 • 26 min
Carrying on my design thoughts on a minimal Fighting Fantasy rpg. Call-ins from Che, Spikepit, Jason and Free Thrall. Leave me a message on Anchor by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Twitter: @d_percentile or email me [email protected] with…
134: Red rags, dictionaries and cultural capital
Jan 14 • 41 min
Another limited RPG content warning! Also it is a double episode - sorry. Call-ins from Spikepit, Free Thrall, Tim Shorts and Lieren. Leave me a message on Anchor by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Twitter: @d_percentile or email me…
133: Black Hack/ Hammer Horror/ Fighting Fantasy
Jan 13 • 24 min
Reflections on a week in gaming. You can catch the whole Worm actual play here https://www.twitch.tv/videos/534010601 or listen on the Purple Work podcast. Leave me a message on Anchor by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Twitter: @d_percentile…
132: Why I am pedantic about not being linguistically pedantic
Jan 9 • 10 min
Responding to a call in from Spikepit. Negligible RPG content - you have been warned and can move along! Leave me a message on Anchor by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Twitter: @d_percentile or email me [email protected] with comments or…
131: Old School Essentials does Steel Dawn
Jan 8 • 11 min
An update on current gaming, including a Steel Dawn themed OSE game I’m running. Sign up to Tales From Dreaming Spires here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tales-from-dreaming-spires-tickets-85483434253. Leave me a message on Anchor by going to:…
130: Announcing… MUDHARBOUR!
Jan 5 • 21 min
An announcement about an upcoming project and Black Hack related call-ins from Spikepit, ShandyAndy, Edwin and Jason Connerley. Jump into the Black Hack game online on the dpercentile Discord server! Leave me a message on Anchor by going to:…
129: I killed Rfed again…
Jan 1 • 23 min
Call-ins from Rfed, Joe Richter, Jason Connerley and John Large. Jump into the Black Hack game online on the dpercentile Discord server! Leave me a message on Anchor by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge. Twitter: @d_percentile or email me…
128: 2020 (Double Crit!!)
Jan 1 • 13 min
Getting back into the groove after a long break with some rough reflections on 2019 and the year ahead. Book for Dreaming Spires at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tales-from-dreaming-spires-tickets-85483434253. Leave me a message on Anchor by going to:…
127: I don’t got game right?
Dec 22, 2019 • 13 min
Responding to a call-in from Arlen of ‘Live from Pellam’s Wasteland’ about my definition of the most ‘game’ you can get for your money. Now with added Che! Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked…
126: Hot Xmas Take! The most game you can get in print for your money.
Dec 21, 2019 • 22 min
A little plug for two great cheap games in print form, Zweihander and White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
125: King of Dungeons - Ending the campaign arc
Dec 18, 2019 • 11 min
Reflecting at the end of running a planned arc of King of Dungeons. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or…
124: Mudharbour (Black Hack 2e and Hexflower Engines)
Dec 16, 2019 • 17 min
Thoughts on planning for my Black Hack 2e game. Go here for more on Hexflower engines: https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/category/hex-flower/ Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an…
123: Dave the Influencer. Perhaps because of his shapely ankles?
Dec 13, 2019 • 20 min
Audio Dungeon Discord: https://discord.gg/4auyzxb. Call-ins from Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast), Edwin, John (Red Dice Diaries) and Joe (Hindsightless). Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked…
122: SKILL in Fighting Fantasy
Dec 11, 2019 • 24 min
A design diary for my FF hack. Call-ins from Che (Roleplay Rescue) and Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast). Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
121: The Black Hack 2e. An evil party(?) and a coral cave.
Dec 9, 2019 • 20 min
Audio Dungeon Discord: https://discord.gg/4auyzxb A call in from Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast) and a couple of play session recaps. Now with added Joe Richter! Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
120: Critical Role/ Old School Essentials/ Funky Dice
Dec 6, 2019 • 20 min
Call-ins from Pete (Dragons are Real), Mark (The Yawning Owlbear), Barney (Loco Ludus) and Edwin. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
119: Flashing a bit of ankle
Dec 4, 2019 • 7 min
Responding to a call from Free Thrall about my ongoing Black Hack game. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or…
118: Dragonmeet Report
Dec 2, 2019 • 10 min
I went to Dragonmeet on the weekend. This is how it went. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or email me…
117: I still haven’t watched Critical Role
Nov 30, 2019 • 20 min
Responding to new caller Edwin. Rolling on a drop table with Jonah and Scarlett. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter:…
116: A Fighting Fantasy Proposal and Absolution for Jason
Nov 29, 2019 • 21 min
Launching a Fighting Fantasy Design Diary proposal. Call-ins also from Che Webster, Tim Shorts and Jason Connerly. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
115: Spooky House Call
Nov 29, 2019 • 21 min
A call-in from Brett about my mini-game for Arneson month, and a bonus Black Hack session recap. Download Spooky House here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bf9OCrPGhmCmzX_sdkNNdYJnQRpkp3UG/view?usp=drivesdk Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really…
114: Small things come in good packages
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
Call-ins from Spikepit, Free Thrall and Loco Ludus. Help also from Eli, Jonah and Scarlett with unboxing Old School Essentials. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
113: Arcane Artifacts and Curious Curios
Nov 25, 2019 • 13 min
Rolling on some random tables in Madeline Hale’s book. There’s are also call-ins from Rfed and Spikepit. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
112: Information Flow, West Marches Play and Quantum Dungeons
Nov 23, 2019 • 27 min
Call-ins from Goblin’s Henchman, Jason (Nerd’s RPG), Spikepit, Joe Richter and Josh Beckelhimer. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
111: Lazy Dungeon Master
Nov 22, 2019 • 22 min
I discuss planning and progress in my ongoing Black Hack 2e game. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or email…
110: Tomb of Black Sand - 5th Edition done OSR style
Nov 20, 2019 • 16 min
A review of the module by Jacob Hurst and Donnie Garcia. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or email me…
109: Black Hack 2e/ King of Dungeons Session Reports
Nov 19, 2019 • 14 min
Session reports from weekend online gaming and a call-in from Jason. Now with added Joe Richter! Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
108: DCC Lankhmar Unboxing
Nov 16, 2019 • 15 min
Thanks to Joe and Rudy (Eli) for helping out today. Now with added Jason! Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile…
107: Blacksand/ Allansia/ Cthulhu
Nov 14, 2019 • 17 min
Call-ins from Che (Roleplay Rescue), Goblin’s Henchman, Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast) and Joe (Hindsightless). Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
106: Post-Halloween Spooky Comedown
Nov 12, 2019 • 18 min
Call-ins on Spooky House and Pentangle, my October game design projects, from Ivy The Happy Whisk, Lieren, Jason (Nerd’s) and Goblin’s Henchman. Download Spooky House here:…
105: Shroudwick Blacksand Style
Nov 8, 2019 • 26 min
An insight into planning for my Black Hack 2e game and I roll on some tables! Call-ins from Red Dice Diaries and Loco Ludus. Theme by TJ Drennon https://www.patreon.com/TJD/ and thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere) for additional…
104: Nerd’s Allansia Unboxing
Nov 5, 2019 • 14 min
Call-ins from Free Thrall and Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast). Theme by TJ Drennon https://www.patreon.com/TJD/ and thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere) for additional content. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but…
103: Walker’s War
Nov 3, 2019 • 21 min
Another guest appearance from Arlen Walker of Live from Pelham’s Wasteland on refereeing war games and some recommendations. Also a call from Barney (Loco Ludus). Theme by TJ Drennon https://www.patreon.com/TJD/ Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really…
102: More Wargames
Nov 1, 2019 • 24 min
Further discussion of wargames. Call-ins from RFED, Che (Roleplay Rescue), Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast) and Barney (Loco Ludus). Additional content from Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). Theme by TJ Drennon https://www.patreon.com/TJD/…
101: Worming
Oct 29, 2019 • 23 min
I justify the title of this episode with gratuitous references to each of my Purple Worm collaborators. Call-ins from Jeff + Lieren, Pete Jones, John Alan Large and Jason Connerly. Purple Worm RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Audio…
100: Spooky House
Oct 27, 2019 • 23 min
It’s episode 100. I discuss the game I made for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month. Download Spooky House here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bf9OCrPGhmCmzX_sdkNNdYJnQRpkp3UG/view?usp=drivesdk Thanks to Spikepit for the call-in. Leave me a message on…
99: The (First) Riddling Reaver One
Oct 26, 2019 • 21 min
I’ve been threatening to discuss The Riddling Reaver for a long time. This gets the ball rolling. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
98: More Fighting Fantasy
Oct 25, 2019 • 25 min
Continuing the discussion of Fighting Fantasy as an rpg. Call-ins from Jason Connerly, Che Webster, Free Thrall and Ray Otus. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
97: Zweihander/ King of Dungeons/ Black Hack 2e
Oct 23, 2019 • 19 min
Purple Worm RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Audio Dungeon Discord: https://discord.gg/4auyzxb Call-ins from Joe Richter, Jason Connerly and Spikepit. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor…
96: This means war!
Oct 21, 2019 • 15 min
Responding to calls going back to my interview on wargames and gaming with Griffith Mon Morgan III. Thanks to Rfed, Che Webster, TJ Drennon and Jason Connerly for the calls. The Purple Worm RSS is https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Leave me a message…
Announcing Purple Worm
Oct 20, 2019 • 6 min
https://anchor.fm/purple-worm Purple Worm RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Thoughts on Pratchett - and a heads up about a new supergroup… Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked…
More Pratchett
Oct 18, 2019 • 18 min
Further discussion on the thread started by Lieren and Jeff, who talked about Terry Pratchett on Tome of All Dooms. Check out that episode first! Call-ins from Spikepit, Jason (Nerd’s), Joe Richter, Lieren, Che Webster, Arlen Walker and Goblin’s Henchman.…
AAA Special - The Pentangle Design Diary 2
Oct 16, 2019 • 17 min
I was just about to nail the coffin lid on my idea for an AAA month micro-game when INSPIRATION STRUCK! You can hear it happen in this episode. Now go on, get the call-ins coming in! Thanks to Lieren, Rfed, Che and Jason for being part of the process……
AAA/ 13 Thieves: In the sewers
Oct 16, 2019 • 18 min
Some reflections on actually playing King of Dungeons. Thanks to all the players! A cheeky combo episode for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson/ Thirteen Thieves. TJ Drennon has a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts Tim Haywood has a Patreon:…
AAA? Fighting Fantasy: The Introductory Roleplaying Game
Oct 15, 2019 • 21 min
My U.K. ‘Old School’ was as rules lite as it gets. Part of ‘Anchorites Appreciate Arneson’ month, albeit maybe loosely connected. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
AAA - Wargames and Referees
Oct 11, 2019 • 16 min
Responses to my interview with Griffith Mon Morgan III from Spikepit, Che Webster, ShandyAndy and Pete Jones. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to:…
Bonus: On Terry Pratchett
Oct 10, 2019 • 15 min
There’s no RPG content in here. A response to Lieren and Jeff, who discussed Terry Pratchett on Tome of All Dooms. Check that episode out first! Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an…
S2 E10: Savage Worlds Adventure Edition
Oct 7, 2019 • 30 min
On why I like Savage Worlds and a couple of issues with the new Adventure Edition. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter:…
S2 E9: Sunday Social
Oct 5, 2019 • 22 min
Call-ins from Spikepit, Goblin’s Henchman, Free Thrall, Jason, ShandyAndy and James Done. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
AAA Special - The Pentangle Design Diary 1
Oct 4, 2019 • 16 min
These are the first few entries in the design diary for my AAA month micro-game, currently called The Pentangle. There’s a call in from ShandyAndy as well. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked…
AAA Special - Griffith Mon Morgan III Interview
Oct 2, 2019 • 88 min
A special scoop interview for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson (AAA) month. I speak with writer, director and gamer Griffith Mon Morgan III about his ‘Secrets of Blackmoor’ film - and a whole lot more besides. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick,…
More Bonus Bombadil
Sep 30, 2019 • 15 min
Call-ins from Spikepit, Goblin’s Henchman, Jason and new called Matthew Broome. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter:…
S2 E8: Carnal Knowledge
Sep 29, 2019 • 19 min
This is the link to my blog on carnal knowledge: https://zudensachen.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/carnal-knowledge/ Call-ins on all sorts of topics today from Spikepit, ShandyAndy, Goblin’s Henchman, Jason and Lieren. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really…
Killer King of Dungeons
Sep 28, 2019 • 8 min
Ach, I already killed a player character in KoD. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or email me…
S2 E7: Owlbear and Wizards’ Staff - Kung Fu Cops!!!
Sep 26, 2019 • 26 min
Reporting Savage Worlds Kung Fu Cops!!! that I designed and ran in the afternoon of Owlbear and Wizard’s Staff Con. Call-ins from Free Thrall, Jason and Joe Richter. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor…
Derry Dol!
Sep 25, 2019 • 14 min
Thanks to Arlen for the awesome Tom Bombadil double-cast. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or email me…
Bombadil and Barthes
Sep 24, 2019 • 9 min
Thanks to ShandyAndy for the call. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge twitter: @d_percentile or email me [email protected] with…
S2 E6: Enter the Dagon
Sep 23, 2019 • 23 min
Reporting on @andrew_d20’s DCC game that I played in the morning of Owlbear and Wizard’s Staff Con. A call-in from Jason about King of Dungeons and another from ShandyAndy. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an…
S2 E5: Preparing for Savage Worlds Kung Fu Cops!!!
Sep 21, 2019 • 22 min
Talking about preparing to run a Savage Worlds Kung Fu game at Owlbear and Wizard’s Staff Con. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
S2 E4: Savage Worlds/ ICRPG/ Apocalypse World/ Paladin/ Gaslands
Sep 19, 2019 • 21 min
Call-ins from Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast), Joe (Hindsightless) and Pete (Dragons Are Real). Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) by going to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge…
S2 E3: Never say never (to more halflings and ducks)
Sep 17, 2019 • 24 min
I’ve given up on the whole bonus and numbered episode thing. This is more halflings and ducks. Call-ins from Arlen Walker, Jason and The Dice Are Screaming. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
S2 E2: The Borderlands One
Sep 16, 2019 • 22 min
A shameless Borderlands 3 tie-in. Rolling up a random weapon in Brice Naudin’s Savage Borderlands (fan product). Download it here: https://arfe.net/savage-borderlands/ Thanks to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere) and Jeff (Tome of All Dooms) for…
King of Dungeons Session 1 Report
Sep 13, 2019 • 10 min
Bonus. A brief rundown of my first full session running my ’13 Thieves’ campaign for King of Dungeons on Roll20. Title track is an excerpt from ‘Ztlaw’, from the album ‘With My Broken Fingers 2’, used by permission from Tim Haywood.…
I told you we weren’t done with halflings and ducks
Sep 10, 2019 • 9 min
This bonus episode is worth listening to just for Sauron’s nine rings gag. Call-ins from Goblin’s Henchman, Jeff Collyer, Joe Richter, Free Thrall and TJ Drennon. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
We’re not done with halflings and ducks…
Sep 8, 2019 • 40 min
Bonus episode. Call-ins from Arlen Walker, ShandyAndy, Spikepit, Che Webster, Joe Richter, Goblin’s Henchman, Jason and TJ Drennon. To keep the debate going, leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
Mental illness and trauma follow-up
Sep 7, 2019 • 11 min
Bonus episode. Thanks to Joe (Hindsightless), Free Thrall (Keep off the Borderlands) and Goblin’s Henchman for the call-ins about mental illness and sex in rpgs. Leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
Hobbits, Halflings and Ducks
Sep 6, 2019 • 15 min
Bonus episode. What do you think about halflings and ducks? Thanks to Arlen (Live from Pelham’s Wasteland) and Goblin’s Henchman for the call-ins. There’s a bonus ShandyAndy at the end. To keep the debate going, leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really…
S2 E1: Crazy Heroes, Frescoes and Reliefs
Sep 5, 2019 • 25 min
Rolling on the Crazy Hero table from Palladium’s Heroes Unlimited Revised as well as 100 Frescoes, Mosaics, Murals and Reliefs… by Azukail Games. Cheers to Jason for the call-in. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of…
S2 E0: Announcing Season 2
Sep 4, 2019 • 2 min
Trailer for upcoming Season 2!! Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) go to:…
64: End of Season One
Sep 2, 2019 • 14 min
A few birthday wishes and other bits to close ‘Season 1’. Call-ins from Jason, ShandyAndy (Unguarded Treasure), Che (Roleplay Rescue), Rfed and Joe (Weal or Woe). Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me…
63: Day 31 (and Dave is 41)
Aug 31, 2019 • 9 min
Not much RPG content in this one. A special call-in from TJ Drennon of OOO and MMM. Feeling the love of the Anchorite community. Theme by TJ Drennon. To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to…
62: Warning! Rifts!
Aug 29, 2019 • 16 min
More on various Palladium rpgs. Call-ins from Jason, Jeff (Tome of All Dooms) and Che (Roleplay Rescue). Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need…
61: A History of Randomness
Aug 28, 2019 • 15 min
Various matters pertaining to random tables. Call-ins from Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere), RFED, Jeff (Tome of All Dooms), Ray Otus (Plundergrounds), ShandyAndy (Unguarded Treasure) and Che Webster (Roleplay Rescue). Theme by TJ Drennon. To…
60: Palladium RPG
Aug 28, 2019 • 19 min
In line with #rpgaday2019’s theme for today - love - I’m only going to say good things about Palladium RPG. Call-ins from TJ, ShandyAndy and Che. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on…
59: 13 Thieves - Cultures and Setting
Aug 26, 2019 • 22 min
The first of a series of episodes focusing on an upcoming King of Dungeons campaign. Thanks to Spikepit for the call-in. Title track is an excerpt from ‘Ztlaw’, from the album ‘With My Broken Fingers 2’, used by permission from Tim Haywood.…
58: Redressing karmic balance
Aug 26, 2019 • 22 min
Weather tables, Palladium RPG, GURPS and a few other things… Call-ins from ShandyAndy, Free Thrall and Jason. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren and Spikepit. To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor…
57: More on hexflowers and random game engines
Aug 25, 2019 • 8 min
Thanks for the call-in from Goblin’s Henchman on the 2d6 19hexflower game engine, originally discussed in episode 52. Find the hexflower here: https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/hex-power-flower/ Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from…
56: More Rules Anxiety
Aug 24, 2019 • 20 min
Call-ins from Jason, Che Webster (Roleplay Rescue) and TJ (Malodorous Miasma Meltdown/ Occult Orifice Outrage). Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll…
55: Rules Anxiety
Aug 23, 2019 • 12 min
I discuss ‘rules anxiety’. Maybe you recognise it, maybe not. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an…
54: What’s on the walls?
Aug 21, 2019 • 10 min
Call-ins from Jason, Rfed, Colin (Spikepit), Jeff (Tome of all Dooms) and Tim (Gothridge Manor). Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
53: King of Dungeons - The Rest
Aug 20, 2019 • 19 min
Finishing up my overview of King of Dungeons. A call-in also from Spikepit. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
52: Flower Power
Aug 19, 2019 • 12 min
I discuss Goblin’s Henchman’s 2d6 ‘hexflower’ game engine or random table with a memory. Find it here: https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/hex-power-flower/ A call-in also from Free Thrall. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the…
51: Scary Stuff
Aug 18, 2019 • 16 min
Inspired by #rpgaday2019, I discuss ‘scary’ in rpgs. Theme by TJ Drennon. Call-ins from Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere), Rfed and Free Thrall (Keep Off The Borderlands) - and one from Che Webster (Roleplay Rescue) I slotted in at the end. To…
Turning 50!
Aug 17, 2019 • 16 min
Celebrating 50 episodes. A call-in from Che (Roleplay Rescue), and I actually roll on a few random tables in preparation for a con game of The Black Hack 2e. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). Oh, and there’s…
49: King of Dungeons - Foes
Aug 16, 2019 • 11 min
Carrying on my King of Dungeons review, looking at monster creation. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks also to Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to…
48: A Spikepit One
Aug 15, 2019 • 10 min
Thanks to Spikepit for providing the meat of this episode. Continuing the discussions about GM accreditation, ICRPG, and random tables for players. Theme by TJ Drennon. Additional content by Lieren. To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but…
47: Just chillin’ with the Anchorites today
Aug 14, 2019 • 8 min
Call-ins from Rfed, Froth, Joe Richter and Che Webster. Theme by TJ Drennon. Additional content by Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an…
46: ICRPG
Aug 14, 2019 • 12 min
Thanks very much to Jason for his call-in pitching ICRPG. Theme by TJ Drennon. Thanks to Lieren for links. If you want to carry on the discussion about ICRPG, leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
45: Raillery and Badinage
Aug 12, 2019 • 15 min
Call-ins from Free Thrall, Che Webster, Jason, Lieren and Spikepit. Theme by TJ Drennon. Additional links by Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere). To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
44: Tails of Equestria
Aug 12, 2019 • 13 min
In line with today’s #rpgaday2019 theme of ‘friendship,’ I offer a review of ‘Tails of Equestria,’ the My Little Pony RPG, with guest presenter Scarlett. Theme by TJ Drennon.
43: Pandemic/ King of Dungeons Call-Ins
Aug 11, 2019 • 15 min
Thanks for the call-ins from Rfed, Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere), Spencer (Keep Off The Borderlands), Joe (Hindsightless) and Arlen (Live from Pellam’s Wasteland, @cowsfrompowys) which have kept my plans going to put something out every day…
42: Family and Board Games
Aug 9, 2019 • 9 min
Call-ins from Lieren (Updates from the Middle of Nowhere) and Joe (Hindsightless), as well as Rfed’s suggestions for family board games. Links by Lieren. Theme by TJ Drennon. To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an…
41: King of Dungeons - Classes Part Two
Aug 8, 2019 • 17 min
Going through the classes in King of Dungeons one by one. Links by Lieren. Theme by TJ Drennon. To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account linked to an email) go to: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge
40: King of Dungeons - Classes Part One
Aug 7, 2019 • 17 min
Continuing my overview/ review of King of Dungeons. I start talking about classes - but there will need to be a Part Two! Links by Lieren. Theme by TJ Drennon. To leave me a message on Anchor (it’s really quick, but you’ll need to set up an Anchor account…
39: King of Dungeons - Characters
Aug 6, 2019 • 15 min
Continuing my overview and review of King of Dungeons. Links by Lieren. Theme by TJ Drennon.
38: Ozymandias
Aug 5, 2019 • 9 min
Inspired briefly by #rpgaday2019, some poetry and a guest appearance by Rudy. Call-ins from Lieren and Free Thrall. Theme by TJ Drennon.
37: King of Dungeons Overview
Aug 4, 2019 • 14 min
Beginning my review of Baz Stevens’ King of Dungeons. Links by Lieren. Theme by TJ Drennon.
36: Persiflage and Flânerie
Aug 3, 2019 • 18 min
I ask listeners for suggestions about dungeony board games to play with my kids. Call-ins from Spikepit, Hindsightless, Free Thrall and Shandy Andy. Links by Lieren. Theme by TJ Drennon.
35: 13th Age/ King of Dungeons
Aug 2, 2019 • 24 min
Thoughts on 13th Age prior to my proper review of King of Dungeons. Call-in from The Happy Whisk. Intro by Lieren. Theme tune by TJ Drennon.
34: Temple, Tower and Tomb
Aug 1, 2019 • 12 min
I’m not talking about the AD&D module but about a principle for planning hexcrawls that is inspired by the module title. Call-ins from Joe (Weal or Woe), Spikepit and Rfed. Dpercentile theme by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
33: Problem Solving… and more Numenera
Jul 31, 2019 • 9 min
I respond to Free Thrall on problem-solving in rpgs and discuss the Numenera source book ‘Weird Discoveries’. Dpercentile theme by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
32: Summer Plans
Jul 29, 2019 • 20 min
I discuss my future plans for the podcast. Call-ins from Lieren, Spikepit and Larry Hamilton. Dpercentile theme tune by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
31: Smart Play
Jul 28, 2019 • 14 min
Thoughts on smart play and player skill. Call-in from Free Thrall and update on King of Dungeons. Dpercentile theme tune by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown. Download ‘Phantoms of the Coral Cave’ at…
30: Roll20/ One Ring Call-Ins
Jul 27, 2019 • 15 min
Call-ins from Lieren, The Happy Whisk, Shandyandy, Rfed and Arlen. Arlen’s One Ring livestream is on the Dungeon Musings channel: https://youtu.be/ua5pgsrOTEo Dpercentile theme tune by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
29: The Black Hack 2e Session Report
Jul 25, 2019 • 17 min
Recap of a Black Hack 2e session I ran. Call-ins from Rfed and ShandyAndy. Dpercentile theme tune by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
28: The One Ring Session Recap
Jul 23, 2019 • 13 min
A report on my Roll20 experience with The One Ring, Loremaster was Arlen from Live from Pellam’s Wasteland. Dpercentile theme by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
27: Busy week coming up…
Jul 21, 2019 • 10 min
I talk about plans for the coming week and get a bit excited about King of Dungeons. Dpercentile theme by TJ Drennon Of Malodorous Miasma Meldown.
26: Ignoring Dungeon Walls
Jul 18, 2019 • 15 min
We’re on a roll. More on random tables in rpgs in response to Joe The Lawyer. Call-ins also from Lieren and Spikepit. Discussion of OSR, 5th Ed D&D, Numenera, Maze Rats. Dpercentile theme by TJ Drennon of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown.
25: That’s how we role…
Jul 17, 2019 • 17 min
More on watching actual play and the 5e D&D explosion. Call-ins from Tim Shorts, Spikepit and Arlen Walker. Dpercentile theme tune by T J Drennon of the Malodorous Miasma Meltdown podcast.
24: I’ve never watched Critical Role
Jul 16, 2019 • 14 min
Thoughts in response to Mark of The Yawning Owlbear podcast. Dpercentile theme tune by T J Drennon of the Malodorous Miasma Meltdown podcast.
Magic Number 23!
Jul 15, 2019 • 16 min
I feel like the podcast is getting into its stride a bit with this episode. There’s an awesome surprise at the end, so keep listening…. [Full credit to TJ Drennon in future show notes, but I wanted to keep the mystery]
22: Phantoms of the Coral Cave
Jul 11, 2019 • 35 min
I get back to the random table stuff. Shout outs to The Black Hack 2e, Nine Tongue Tales and Red Dice Diaries. Call-ins from The Happy Whisk and Spikepit. Find ‘Phantoms of the Coral Cave’ here:…
The Other Jonathan Tweet One
Jul 9, 2019 • 15 min
I got quite a lot of responses to my episode about Jonathan Tweet - thanks very much, and here they are.
21: The Robert E Howard One
Jul 7, 2019 • 8 min
A response from Arlen of Live From Pellam’s Wasteland podcast.
The Jonathan Tweet One
Jul 5, 2019 • 18 min
A month or so ago Jonathan Tweet made poorly informed and ill-judged comments on Twitter and Pelgrane Press recently disassociated themselves from him.
20: I’ve only gone and done twenty of these!
Jul 4, 2019 • 14 min
Call ins from The Happy Whisk, Lieren, SpikePit, Free Thrall and Joe. Some dice fetishism.
19: Unboxing clever? Pushing the envelope?
Jul 1, 2019 • 10 min
Me and Chessex fall out a little bit.
18: A la recherche du temps perdu
Jun 29, 2019 • 14 min
Call-ins from The Happy Whisk, Lieren, SpikePit, Free Thrall and James Done. Also the Dungeoneer/ Troika thing.
17: Plans for upcoming games
Jun 26, 2019 • 26 min
Savage Worlds Kung Fu Cops!!/ Numenera/ Black Hack 2e. Re Numenera, I obviously meant to say ‘stat pools’ not dice pools…
16: Thoughts on Running Numenera
Jun 24, 2019 • 28 min
How I manage the weird and mystery in my Numenera games.
15: Misappropriations and Malapropisms
Jun 21, 2019 • 21 min
Friday night, chilling with the anchorites. Touching on Dungeon Crawl Classics, Old School Essentials, the Dungeon Mayhem Card Game and Numenera. Correction: of course DCC has ‘Warriors’ not ‘Fighters’.
14: Random Tables, Improvisation and Crunch
Jun 20, 2019 • 40 min
Responding to Joe, Spencer, Colin and Rfed. Even less articulate than usual as on the move. Discussion ranges through FFG Star Wars, The One Ring, 13th Age and Numenera.
13: Old School Essentials (Corrigendum to my review)
Jun 19, 2019 • 7 min
Important further thoughts on Old School Essentials … and more to follow! Thanks to Gavin Norman for comments on the first review.
12: First Thoughts on Old School Essentials
Jun 18, 2019 • 44 min
I have the pre-release pdfs of Gavin Norman’s Old School Essentials and offer my thoughts. Corrigendum from Gavin Norman: contrary to my suggestion about modern touches, virtually everything in the game is as it was written in B/X.
11: Jonathan Tweet’s Everway
Jun 14, 2019 • 40 min
It’s Friday, so I’m responding to other podcasts - which sort of turns into a review for a rare treat of a game!
10: Mongoose Strontium Dog ‘Legs Lacan’
Jun 12, 2019 • 45 min
It’s Wednesday, so it’s random tables. This week, the tale of Legs Lacan. If you’re listening on Anchor, that’s Inspiral Carpets’ ‘Just Wednesday’ in the intro.
9: Black Hack 2e Review (Part Two)
Jun 10, 2019 • 48 min
Post-weekend Monday podcasts may be slightly longer! This one has more Black Hack, more rolling on tables, and more love for the Anchor community!
8: Cyberpunk 2020 Stitch (Part Two)
Jun 7, 2019 • 24 min
I finish rolling a Lifepath for ‘Stitch’ in Cyberpunk 2020 (started in episode 5) and tease ‘Maze Rats in the 9th World’ and ‘Kung Fu Cops!!’, on which more later…
7: I CHECK FOR TRAPS!!
Jun 6, 2019 • 12 min
Thoughts on traps inspired by SpikePit but too long for a message. Recorded in my office: acoustics not grand.
6: Do swords dream of electric sheep?
Jun 4, 2019 • 11 min
I manage to get my first whole episode out of engaging with listeners. I also consider #indieosr. Sorry about the rustling - I’m still experimenting with when and where to record!
5: STITCH (Part One)
Jun 3, 2019 • 12 min
I begin rolling a character’s life path in Cyberpunk 2020 and offer some thoughts on the Cyberpunk genre. The story of STITCH concludes in Ep 8. The rule book lists ‘Sudanese’ under Pacific Island ethnic origin - presume this is an error?
4: Black Hack 2e Review (Part One)
May 31, 2019 • 41 min
Why I think The Black Hack 2e is the best rules lite/ osr product out there. I don’t roll any dice today. Edit: Listening back, I know you’ll have to roll a d4 *on average* 4 times to get a 1, not ‘at least’ 4 times, as I said!
3: Making planning/ preparation into a game
May 29, 2019 • 24 min
A little on why some kinds of random tables are so awesome. A shout out also to Savage Worlds Pirates of the Spanish Main.
2: Appendix A (first attempt!)
May 26, 2019 • 10 min
… in which I use Appendix A of the D&D 5th edition DMG to roll a (very small!) random dungeon.
1: Chery Garce (not Jerry Garcia)
May 24, 2019 • 44 min
I try out character generation in Mongoose Traveller 2008