Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast

Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast

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A podcast about tabletop role playing games, miniature war games, and board games with a variety of segments on different topics. You can leave me a message here on Anchor or find me on the Audio Dungeon Discord Ray Otus did the art for this show, you can find him on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/rayotus TJ Drennon provides all the music for my show, you can find him on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TJD


61 Star Dogs Referee’s Handbook Review
Feb 22 • 29 min
In this episode I respond to calls from Lonely Adventurer, Lieren, and Barney. I also review the brand new Star Dogs Referee’s Handbook and I talk about my favorite genre. Star Dogs Referee’s Handbook…
60 5E Hardcore Mode by Runehammer Review
Feb 18 • 20 min
In this episode I promote Lonely Adventurer of the Camping with Owlbears podcast new Zine Quest 2 project, Glaive, I review Runehammer Games’ 5E Hardcore Mode PDF, and I do a mystery unboxing. Camping with Owlbears podcast…
59 Locke & Key review and what you can nick for your games
Feb 14 • 23 min
I mention some new, or new to me Anchor podcasts, play reports from recent games, a mystery unboxing, review the Netflix show Locke & Key and talk about things in the show you could use in your game. New podcasts mentioned Bibliophile Adventures…
58 Near And Far Boardgame
Feb 12 • 22 min
Calls from ShandyAndy, Free Thrall, Pete Jones and John Alan Large, discussion of the Near And Far boardgame, mystery unboxing, & gaming update.
57 Putting the “variety” back in Variety Cast
Feb 8 • 25 min
Ray Otus calls with more cyberpunk ideas, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks makes recommendations for future shows, I do an unboxing, I pitch some games I’d like to run, and I do a movie review of 2016’s Neon Demon. Ray Otus did the art for…
56 Talking Space 1999 with Ray Otus
Feb 4 • 71 min
This is a long but good one! Ray Otus of Plundergrounds fame talks with me about the first season of the cult 1970’s TV show Space 1999. Zine Quest 2 Kickstarter projects I mention: Hunters in Death…
55 January Cyberpunk Entries and Winner
Feb 1 • 22 min
Entries from Spencer of the Keep off the Borderlands podcast, Barney of the Loco Ludus podcast, Tim of the Gothridge Manor podcast, Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Joe of the Hindsightless & Weal or Woe podcasts, Josh…
54 Unboxings & Ramblings
Jan 29 • 16 min
I do a few unboxings and ramble about Marshall McLuhan, Space 1999, & UFO. Ray Otus did the art for this show, you can find him on Patreon www.patreon.com/rayotus TJ Drennon provides all the music for my show, you can find him on Patreon…
53 Daisho: Samurai Adventure RPG by Deep7 review
Jan 27 • 22 min
I talk about recent Daisho (“Bushido Light”), ICRPG Altered State, Traveller, and Call of Cthulhu games as well as a review of Deep7’s Daisho: Samurai Adventure. Joe and Andy leave messages and I do a mystery unboxing. Here are links to the podcasts of…
52 Samurai Game Using Daisho
Jan 25 • 21 min
I answer a call about Urban Fantasy, give a session report for ICRPG Altered State, talk about prep for my samurai game using Daisho by Deep7, do a quick unboxing, and give my impressions after the session. Joe’s Hindsightless podcast can be found here:…
51 Game Prep and Phone Calls
Jan 21 • 29 min
I talk about my game prep for ICRPG Altered State (cyberpunk) and Bushido (feudal Japan). I also take calls from Free Thrall, Josh, Andy, and John. Links to the caller’s podcasts Free Thrall’s podcast is Keep off the Borderlands…
50 Urban Fantasy or was that a leprechaun working at the bank?
Jan 17 • 18 min
ShandyAndy calls about combat length, I do a short unboxing, plug the January Cyberpunk Contest, and discuss Urban Fantasy. This episode’s caller is ShandyAndy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast https://anchor.fm/s/cabf138/podcast/rss Ray Otus did…
49 Anachronism and a bit more on Hallucinations
Jan 16 • 18 min
This episode has calls from Free Thrall and John Alan Large, I talk more about hallucinations and have a segment about anachronism in media. The spoiler segment is just shy of two minutes long. This episodes calls are from: Free Thrall of the Keep Off the…
48 Realistic Period Psychological Horror Films
Jan 13 • 22 min
I point out some new podcasts, answer calls about the OSR and hallucinations, do a mystery unboxing, and talk about the recent wave of realistic period psychological horror movies! New podcasts mentioned in the show: The Tentacled Tumbleweeds…
47 Hallucinations in Games
Jan 12 • 17 min
Some housekeeping regarding the January Cyberpunk Contest and zooming in and out of combat, a discussion about hallucinations in RPG, & a mystery unboxing. I reference Arlen Walker’s podcast Live from Pellam’s Wasteland during the housekeeping, here is…
46 January Contest & What OSR Means To Me
Jan 9 • 18 min
I discuss the January Cyberpunk Contest where listeners are invited to share their favorite Cyberpunk property and to recommend one song for a Cyberpunk soundtrack. The contest is open until the end of January 2020, one of the entries will be drawn…
45 Solution to The Question of How to Zoom In and Out of Combat
Jan 3 • 11 min
Calls from Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast and Eric of the Games with Eric podcast, a solution to my question on how to zoom in and zoom out of combat and a mystery unboxing! Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
44 Combat length and the possible need for multiple combat mechanisms
Dec 27, 2019 • 15 min
This focused episode is about combat length. It features calls by Rudy of RPG Retrofit and Josh of JB Publishing & is mainly being rushed out so Josh has something to listen to at work. The blog I refer to is here:…
43 Happy Holidays
Dec 24, 2019 • 10 min
Calls from The Happy Whisk, Andy, Barney, John, and Colin. Also a short unboxing. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
42 RPG Combat Length, Is There a Sweet Spot?
Dec 21, 2019 • 23 min
Calls from John Alan Large of the Red Dice Diaries podcast and Josh Beckelhimer of the JB Publishing podcast. I discuss holiday stress, the sweet spot for combat length, and upcoming games. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
41 ICRPG Colonial Gothic and other recent games
Dec 17, 2019 • 19 min
Calls from Andy of Expedition to The Grizzly Peaks and Joe of Hindsightless & Weal or Woe. I also talk a little more about my ICRPG Altered State cyberpunk game and my recent ICRPG Colonial Gothic game. Intro and outro music by TJ Drennon who you can find…
40 Mystery Unboxing, Announcement of January 2020 Contest and Listener Calls
Dec 14, 2019 • 15 min
Calls from Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast and Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast. Also a mystery unboxing and information on the upcoming January 2020 contest. As always music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
39 Cyberpunk the ICRPG way, Altered State Quick Start session recap and Pete Jones on Board Games
Dec 11, 2019 • 28 min
Calls from Josh of the JB Publishing podcast, ShandyAndy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast, and Pete of the Dragons Are Real podcast. Also thoughts after my recent ICRPG Altered State cyberpunk game. Music, as always, by TJ Drennon who you can find…
38 call ins, mystery unboxing, New Year’s resolutions and a lesson learned?
Dec 8, 2019 • 30 min
Calls this episode from Free Thrall of Keep Off The Borderlands podcast, John Alan Large of the Red Dice Diaries podcast, and Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast. Also a mystery unboxing, the aftermath of my overbooking lessons learned, and my RPG New Year’s…
37 adapting films to games
Dec 6, 2019 • 30 min
Calls from Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Pete of the Dragons AreReal podcast, Josh of the JB Publishing podcast, John of the Red Dice Diaries podcast, Barney of the Loco Ludus podcast, and a segment of a previous…
36 Dave Discusses D&D 4E and other Listener Calls
Dec 3, 2019 • 21 min
All listener calls all the time! Calls from Josh of JB Publishing podcast, Tyler of the A 20sided Life podcast, ShandyAndy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast, RFED, and Dave of the dpercentile podcast. Music by TJ Drennon, you can find his Patreon…
35 Late Entry to the Nov Contest, Overbooking Your Schedule and Listener Calls
Dec 2, 2019 • 25 min
Calls from Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Dave of the dpercentile podcast, Free Thrall of the Keep Off The Borderlands podcast, and Joe of Hindsightless & Weal or Woe podcasts. I read a late entry to the Nov Novel to RPG contest from Josh of the JB…
34 Dave this one’s for you! Interview with RFED on Boardgames
Dec 1, 2019 • 48 min
This is a long one folks but I hated to cut any of it. RFED, who you know as a frequent contributor to the Spikepit RPG podcast, talks with me about boardgames at the request of Dave from the dpercentile podcast. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on…
33 November Contest Entries and Winner
Nov 30, 2019 • 35 min
Contest entries from John of Red Dice Diaries podcast (including a dramatic reading of Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge!!), Colin of the Spikepit RPG podcast, Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Edwin, Pete of the Dragons are Real podcast, Free Thrall…
32 Star Dog Random Generation and Listener Calls
Nov 27, 2019 • 29 min
Calls from Joe of Hindsightless, Colin of Spikepit, Dave of dpercentile, Darren (RFED), Cody of No Save for You, and Free Thrall from Keep off the Borderland podcasts. I also create a character and do some random generation with Star Dogs. Star Dog Random…
31 Space Special! Star Dog Players Handbook Review
Nov 24, 2019 • 30 min
All about Space! Space based movies, board games, and tv shows are highlighted. Also a rules review of a new space RPG, Star Dogs Players Handbook by Gorgzu Games. I was given a free review copy of the pdf. The blog where you can find more is…
30 Player Facing Rolls and Hidden Knowledge
Nov 23, 2019 • 19 min
I discuss player facing rolls and hidden GM knowledge. In addition we have a call from Rudy and a mystery unboxing. Thank you to TJ Drennon for the music!
29 unboxing, game reports, & call ins
Nov 20, 2019 • 23 min
Mystery unboxing, game plans and play reports, calls from Lieren, Joe (Hindsightless), Pete Jones, and new caller Edwin. Intro and outro music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
28 ICRPG Xeno Dead Zone Special Play Report
Nov 18, 2019 • 6 min
Special Episode on tonight’s Aliens game run by Pete Jones of the Dragons are Real podcast!
27 Mystery Unboxing and First November Contest Entry
Nov 15, 2019 • 22 min
Feedback on two recent games, calls from John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries, a mystery unboxing, and our first entry in the November Novel to RPG Contest! Intro and outro music by TJ Drennon, you can find him on Patreon.
26 November Novel to RPG Contest & Upcoming Game Plans
Nov 13, 2019 • 16 min
I announce the details for the November Novel (it can be a short story or poem) to RPG Contest, plug new and newly returned podcasts and discuss upcoming games I am planning on playing in / preparing to run. Music by TJ Drennon who you can find on Patreon.
25 listen to this BEFORE episode 24
Nov 9, 2019 • 1 min
Anchor published the wrong file for episode 24, if you haven’t listened to episode 24 yet you want the 25 minute version NOT the 35 minute version. Sorry for the hassle.
24 Managing NPC Conversations
Nov 9, 2019 • 25 min
A mystery unboxing, calls from John Alan Large of the Red Dice Diaries podcast, Pete Jones of the Dragons are Real podcast, Rudy of the RPG Retrofit podcast, Evil Jeff of the Minions & Musings podcast and a discussion of my recent ICRPG Colonial Gothic…
23 Thoughts on my Weekend Games and GM/Player Responsibilities
Nov 6, 2019 • 35 min
I discuss GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, ICRPG, Colonial Gothic, The Black Hack 2E, and GM/Player responsibilities. With a last minute call from John Alan Large of the Red Dice Diaries podcast. TJ Drennon provided the outro music, you can find him on Patreon.
22 The Black Hack 2E After Action Report!
Nov 4, 2019 • 10 min
This episode discusses Dave Aldridge of the dpercentile podcast’s thoughts on the advantages of NOT having a rigid campaign world and a recap of the first session of his new West Marches style TBH 2E game. TJ Drennon did the outro music, find him on…
21 BASI6, The Infinite Game, and more!
Nov 2, 2019 • 26 min
Dave Aldridge of dpercentile podcast talks BASI6, Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG podcast weighs in on the Infinite Game, I get a call from Arlen Walker of Live From Pellam’s Wasteland podcast on the Halloween contest, there is a mystery unboxing and I…
20 Halloween 2019 Contest Entries and Winner
Oct 31, 2019 • 36 min
I finish up Scary Movie Month with my final reviews, the rest of the horror movie entries and the winner of my 2019 Halloween Contest. Transitional music and outro by TJ Drennon, find him on Patreon.
19 This is the End, of Arneson month
Oct 27, 2019 • 16 min
Call in from Arlen Walker of Live from Pellam’s Wasteland, a discussion on how to do an intimate horror game, and the final summary of my Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month game. The Outro music and good AAA month song are by TJ Drennon who you can find…
18 Thoughts on the Infinite Game
Oct 25, 2019 • 20 min
Mystery unboxing, Scary Movie Month reviews, and thoughts on the infinite game discussion from the Roleplay Rescue podcast. Fantasy Rainforest 1 transition provided by TJ Drennon, find him on Patreon!
17 Armor Class Clown
Oct 23, 2019 • 21 min
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month Week 4 entry, call ins about Barbarians of Lemuria, Halloween a contest submissions and reminders and # Scary Movie Month reviews. Title courtesy of Jeff from the Tome of All Dooms podcast and transitions by TJ Drennon…
Barbarians of Lemuria special episode
Oct 21, 2019 • 25 min
Very raw podcast I recorded on the way home from work about this past weekend’s Barbarian of Lemuria game. Call ins from ShandyAndy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast and Joe Richter of the Hindsightless and Weal or Woe podcasts.
15 The Unexpected Podcast
Oct 20, 2019 • 24 min
RPG Design Part 5 for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month. Call ins from The Mysterious Brother Tyler M. from A 20sided Life podcast and Darren Green. Title courtesy of Free Thrall of the Keep Off The Borderlands podcast and author of the Osseous RPG.…
14 Roll Over
Oct 18, 2019 • 15 min
Voicemail from “Torgo”, mystery unboxing, Scary Movie Month reviews, a last minute contest and a crazy suggestion. Title courtesy of Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast and musical transitions courtesy of TJ Drennon, you can find both of them on…
13 Armor Class Action Lawsuit
Oct 16, 2019 • 24 min
Call ins by the Green Brothers, Arneson Month segment “The Play Is The Thing”, and a recap of movies watched for Scary Movie Month. Title courtesy of Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Musical transitions by TJ Drennon of the Malodorous Miasma…
12 Cul de sac
Oct 13, 2019 • 15 min
This episode has call ins from John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries and Lieren of the Updates from the Middle of Nowhere podcast which prompt a revisit of last episode’s story game discussion. Also RPG Design Part 4 for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson…
11 HDWG Have Dice Will Game
Oct 11, 2019 • 24 min
This episode has a mystery unboxing, a rant involving story games and call ins from Free Thrall of the Keep Off The Borderlands podcast and Evil Jeff of the Minions and Musings podcast. Title courtesy of Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast. Musical…
10 Ear Hole of Vecna
Oct 9, 2019 • 21 min
This episode has call ins, the week 2 AAA challenge, and thoughts on how we classify RPGs. Call ins by Dave Aldridge of the dpercentile podcast. Title courtesy of Jeff from the Tome of All Dooms podcast, musical transitions by TJ Drennon who you can find…
9 Operation Underhill
Oct 7, 2019 • 16 min
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month special episode. RPG Design Part 3, talking about dice mechanics. Also a reminder about the special October name the sound clips contest from episode 8! Title courtesy of Free Thrall of the Keep off the Borderlands…
8 RPGASAP
Oct 4, 2019 • 32 min
Featuring a mystery unboxing and special October name the sound clips contest! Also there are call ins about Monday’s RPG design episode by the mysterious brother Tyler M of A 20sided Life podcast. Additional call ins by Free Thrall of the Keep off the…
7 Fall In
Oct 2, 2019 • 24 min
Don’t start with this episode! I prattle on about games I have recently played in and plan to play in the coming week as well as movies I watched so far for Scary Movie Month. Things discussed include Delving Deeper, BX Broken Lands, Best Left Buried, She…
6 One Sided Die
Oct 2, 2019 • 18 min
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month special episode “That One Player” as well as voicemails from Shandy Andy of the Unguarded Treasure (B52) podcast, Lieren of the Updates From the Middle of Nowhere podcast, and Pete Jones of the Dragons Are Real podcast.…
5 Podcast of Vecna
Sep 29, 2019 • 24 min
Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month special episode. RPG Design Part 2, talking about attributes, careers, experience, and encumbrance. Title courtesy of Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Musical transitions by courtesy of TJ Drennon, look for him on…
4 Ameritrash Gamer
Sep 27, 2019 • 17 min
Call ins from Jeff from the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Also mystery unboxing, a discussion of movies that invoke RPGs and a discussion about the strangest media properties adapted to RPGs. Title courtesy of Pete Jones of the Dragons Are Real Podcast.…
3 Jason’s Podcast
Sep 25, 2019 • 19 min
Call ins from Jeff of Tome of All Dooms, The Mysterious Brother of A 20sided life, and Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor. Session recaps to include a fairly in-depth discussion of ICRPG. Title courtesy of Colin Green of the Spikepit RPG Podcast. Scratchy…
2 Beholder Bacon
Sep 22, 2019 • 17 min
RPG Design Part 1, rambling thoughts on what I like. This week’s title courtesy of Ray Otis of the Plundergrounds Podcast. Scratchy Transition by Paraplegic Paramour’s Paranormal Parasol courtesy of TJ Drennon. Episode image and opening theme belong to…
1 Part 2 Another Artisinal Artifact
Sep 21, 2019 • 14 min
Part 2 of episode 1, this part includes games I played in and a discussion of careers vs skills. Episode name courtesy Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast. Scratchy Transition by Paraplegic Paramour’s Paranormal Parasol courtesy of TJ Drennon.
1 Part 1 Another Artisinal Artifact
Sep 20, 2019 • 10 min
Part 1 of episode 1, this part includes call ins and a mystery unboxing. part 2 drops tomorrow. Episode name courtesy Jeff of the Tome of All Dooms podcast.
0.5 International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Sep 16, 2019 • 14 min
Special episode! Includes call ins a mystery unboxing, and a series of short pirate related recommendations.
Pilot
Sep 14, 2019 • 14 min
This is the pilot and a proof of concept episode for my planned podcast. Herein you will find what I plan to do in future podcasts, a discussion on the minimum number of dice you need for common RPG systems, a mystery unboxing, and a short term contest…
Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast (Trailer)
Sep 13, 2019 • 0 min