Let the Dice Roll

Let the Dice Roll

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Each week best friends, and co-hosts Raspathir, and Banjo try to tell a story or two about gaming sessions past. They use a very informal, converstation-style format as they try to share some background about the topic for the week, as well as their opinions before diving into the juicy story bits. Coverng largely tabletop roleplaying, they do also delve into board games, and other social-focused games. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/letthediceroll/support


Social Isolation Series - EP01 - Just Chatting
Apr 23 • 49 min
Hey everyone! Terribly sorry for the uh…. unexpected hiatus, but we are back! Mostly… well we are 100% back but doing a more casual thing for the moment, just because of the whole… situation going on. ANYWAYS, we are going to do periodic updates, which…
EP 31 - Ultimate Game Night
Mar 21 • 45 min
It’s game night, everyone is still trying to settle in, some are growing restless. Why not kick things off with a light warm-up? Well Bezier Games got you covered. The One Night series of games has simple rules, can be finished in about 20 minutes, and…
EP 30 - One Shot Wonders
Mar 8 • 36 min
Sick and tired of campaigns that take FOREVER? Bored with your current game? Are you looking for something NEW, and EXCITING!? Well have we got good news for you! Iiiiiiiits ONE SHOTS! The perfect solution for any gamer that is looking to try something…
EP29 - Rolling Twenties
Feb 29 • 54 min
Unlike what you may be thinking. This episode is actually about twentieth anniversaries. Specifically the one for the World of Darkness 20th Anniversary edition books. Raspathir, and Banjo spend a good bit of time reviewing the books, the contents, as…
EP27 - The Painted Monk (Lost Episode!)
Jan 3 • 47 min
Raspathir regales us with the continuing story of Silas the artistically-inclined monk. Just as in many Dungeons & Dragons games questionable decisions are made, monsters are slain, and injuries are inflicted. Once in a while, things get more serious.…
EP28 - Weave
Dec 15, 2019 • 43 min
After a long a long, and unexpected break. Raspathir, and Banjo are finally behind the microphones once again. This time they’re taking it a little easier, but they do manage to have a short discussion about a card-based roleplaying game called Weave.…
EP26 - Building Character
Nov 25, 2019 • 54 min
After a BRIEF recap of Keyforge, Raspathir, and Banjo have a lovely chat about character creation as it pertains to the roleplaying hobby. This is not an episode about how to fill out a sheet though. This is more about how to create a -character-.…
EP25 - Keyforge
Nov 17, 2019 • 47 min
Keyforge is a collectable deck game that hopes to solve many of the issues that Magic: The Gathering(tm), and similar games have. Designed by Richard Garfield (of M:TG, and RoboRally fame), this game focuses on creating balance while giving players a…
EP24 - D&D vs. Everyone
Nov 10, 2019 • 41 min
This episode was a long-time coming, and we have finally cracked. With so many tabletop RPG titles out there one would think that it would be fairly easy to find folks that wanted to play something other than “Popular Fantasy RPG(tm)”. But no. At least…
EP23 - How to be a Murder Hobo
Nov 3, 2019 • 43 min
It has been several weeks since the last update on Raspathir’s D&D game so here it is! If you haven’t guessed by the title. Things went horribly wrong. We almost got away with it too, but the players just -had- to ruin that… Six Signs you are a Murder…
S02-Halloween Special: The Color Out of Space
Oct 31, 2019 • 69 min
This is an extra special episode, as we are presenting it uncut, and commercial free (as the saying goes). What you are about to hear, is an audio rendition of H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Color Out of Space”. Narrated by Donalb, and uploaded to The…
EP22 - The Call of Cthulhu
Oct 27, 2019 • 55 min
Way ahead of schedule we enter the second of our spoopy edition episodes. Call of Cthulhu is a roleplaying game that takes a slightly different approach to the “horror” aspects. For those uninitiated, this game is based off of the “Cthulhu Mythos”…
EP21 - This is a Dark Place
Oct 25, 2019 • 44 min
WARNING: This game contains mature themes! In typical late fashion, we kick off a “Spoopy” series of episodes that focus on more horror-themed games. This one is all about “In Dark Alleys”. A game of modern horror by independent publisher Vajra…
EP20 - Cleanse the Palate
Oct 17, 2019 • 63 min
Sometimes games run too long, players get bored of the same old thing, and you need a change of pace. That was the plan anyways. But as usual with this podcast, Banjo takes the opportunity to check in with Raspathir (self-care reminder!). That leads to…
EP19 - Banjo Ranting
Oct 11, 2019 • 41 min
Banjo has a VERY bad week, and needs to tell you about it. If you like to hear him go off on tirades about stuff GREAT! This episode is just for you. Otherwise… well we deeply apologize for what you are about to hear. Except if you skip this one. That is…
EP18 - Acting the Part
Sep 28, 2019 • 48 min
Banjo must conquer his emotions for this special listener requested episode as he can Raspathir discuss The Actor(tm). Yes folks, this entire episode is dedicated to the NPC that makes Banjo & Friends twitch with enthusiasm. Get ready for a lot a…
EP17 - CheapassGames
Sep 22, 2019 • 38 min
Tired of paying too much for board games? Do you have too many bits and pieces from games that you hardly ever play? Well have we got a solution for you! Let the Dice Roll is proud to present you with: Cheapass Games! A vendor that specializes in low-cost…
EP16 - Big Box Games
Sep 14, 2019 • 40 min
Tired of board games that are too small, too “family friendly” or dare we say it… easy to play? Well throw down a big wad of cash on one of these fine titles! All jokes aside, we are talking about board games that are very much in a category of their own.…
EP15 - Betrayal at the What on the Where?
Sep 7, 2019 • 49 min
Finally something the whole family can play! … well, sort of. Betrayal at House on the Hill is a boardgame for ages 12+ and features a bit of mild horror and a LOT of suspense. During the course of the game, players take turns exploring a mysterious…
EP14 - Session Zero
Aug 31, 2019 • 49 min
Session Zero is a very important aspect of every roleplaying game. Whether it be for a one-shot, or a multi-year campaign. It is a time where the game host, and players can get to know one another, what they want to play, and even get a bit of a preview…
EP13 - Bad Medicine
Aug 24, 2019 • 46 min
Raspathir has gathered together a number of friends to play in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The setting is called “Curse of Strahd”. In this game, Banjo plays a chaotic neutral Tiefling that also happens to be a -very- knowledgeable cleric. This causes…
Intermission - The one betwixt S01, and S02
Aug 16, 2019 • 40 min
Not one to leave folks hanging, Banjo has done gone off script and recorded an entire episode BY HIMSELF and uncut!!! Oh the horror, such woe, et. al!!! We are not at all kidding either… Banjo sits down, with a glass of adult beverage, and just talks into…
EP12 - The Worst Season FINALE Ever
Aug 13, 2019 • 45 min
Following close on the heels of the Worst Episode Ever is the unexpected Season Finale! Unexpected because we had planned at least another episode but time, and other factors came up. Blah blah blah. In THIS episode we have a mix of topics, a -very-…
Episode 11.5 - Appologies!
Aug 11, 2019 • 0 min
Hey everyone! We DO have a proper episode 12 finale coming in, but time got lost, dice were obliterated…. yeah… TOMORROW I should have the next installment ready, then after a short intermission we are into SEASON TWO! —- Send in a voice message:…
EP11 - Worst, Episode, Ever
Aug 3, 2019 • 44 min
Has this ever happened to you? The party is moving along nicely, everyone knows their part in the plan, then SUDDENLY, everything is on FIRE. Well, we have the solution for you! Actually…. no. That is a lie. But! We DO talk about how things can go badly,…
EP10 - The Trouble with Godliness
Jul 27, 2019 • 43 min
What started out as a nice conversation about Scion: Hero, a game in which players get to create direct offspring of their favorite gods, turned into a rather anxiety-inducing origin story about a recurring antagonist which Banjo, and his fellow players…
EP09 - Of LARPs, and Nerds
Jul 21, 2019 • 42 min
Just when you thought it was over, Banjo comes back with another long, presumptive rant. This time it leads to a couple of stories about Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing). Yes, ACTUAL STORIES! It does come at the cost of learning a bit about the nerdiest…
EP08 - The Journey of Sylas (Part 1)
Jul 20, 2019 • 67 min
Taking a break from ranting, Banjo lets Raspathir have a turn at the microphone with tales about a D&D game he is currently part of. His character, Syalas the Open-Palm monk, joins up with a party of adventurers that have already had a few encounters of…
Bonus 01 - Listener Shoutout & Season 2!
Jul 12, 2019 • 1 min
Thanks to everyone that listens, and special thanks to Thalia Q. for the 5-star review on Apple Podcasts! Season 2 Coming Soon! (tm) —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/letthediceroll/message Support this podcast:…
EP07 - Dice, Love, Gaming
Jul 6, 2019 • 40 min
This week Banjo goes on one heck of a rant about his gaming addiction, and tries to warn others against the danger. Thankfully, Raspathir is able to provide a glimmer of hope that newer gamers won’t end up in the same trap. There is also a LOT of chat…
EP06 - Yet to be Played
Jun 29, 2019 • 48 min
Taking a break from the ever-present burden of knowledge, Banjo decides to talk about game books that he owns but has never played. Raspathir, on the other hand, actually knows quite a bit about the games that he has never played. What follows are links…
EP05 - Say Yes to Friend Computer
Jun 22, 2019 • 44 min
Banjo nearly bursts at the seams as he finally gets a chance to gush over Paranoia (the RPG) which takes up nearly half the episode. In the second half, they start a healthy discussion about how to say “yes” to the players, and explore the benefits and…
EP04 - Changeling It Up
Jun 15, 2019 • 44 min
Banjo and Raspathir finally see some very colorful lights as they finish up their World of Darkness series with Changelings in London. The boys also comment on the values of online, open world roleplaying (often referred to as RPG chats). Finally, they…
EP03 - Anana-what?
Jun 9, 2019 • 51 min
Banjo and Raspathir finally get around to explaining what Ananasi are, including Banjo’s first in character encounter with one. Banjo also shares what it was like to be ghouled by a vampire. Finally they wrap up with some tidbits about the other things…
EP02 - How Not to be a Werewolf
Jun 6, 2019 • 49 min
Banjo, and Raspathir reminisce about their first time gaming together. The game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse (Revised World of Darkness). Some bad stuff happened, lessons were learned but never applied, and recurring characters would be introduced!…
EP01 - The Beginning
Jun 6, 2019 • 55 min
Welcome to the very first episode of Let the Dice Roll! To get things kicked off Raspathir, and Banjo introduce the podcast, and reminisce about how they got started on tabletop gaming. There is also some brief chatter about Dungeons & Dragons.…