Red Dice Diaries RPG Podcast

Red Dice Diaries RPG Podcast

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Tabletop roleplaying podcast hosting by John and Hannah Large of Red Dice Diaries, providing a mixture of advice, thoughts and inspirations for aspiring GMs and players of RPGs


Heucuva
Sep 18 • 24 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode—as per the result of this week’s Twitter poll—we’re cracking open the mighty Fiend Folio once again in an attempt to peel back the festering robes of the haunting Heucuva.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander…
Fantasy Pub Crawls
Sep 14 • 26 min
It’s 2020 and we can’t go out for a pub crawl, unless you’re talking about a fantasy RPG pub crawl that is!Hannah talks us through a simple pub-crawl game she made based on Goblin Henchman’s hexflower engine, we test it out and I muse on how it could be…
Fog Giants
Sep 11 • 27 min
In this episode we’re looking at those gargantuan, silver haired menaces, the Fog Giant.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Voicemails - Flailsnails, Monks and the Blind Dead
Sep 11 • 17 min
In this voicemail episode we answer some voicemails about our recent recordings, including the mighty Flailsnail, the Monk class and the Blind Dead:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
5 Tips for Running NPC Heavy Scenes
Sep 7 • 16 min
Running NPC heavy scenes can be very challenging for both GMs and players, in this episode we’re offering some tips to help lighten the load a little.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Flailsnails
Sep 5 • 28 min
In this episode we’re taking a look at that most bizarre member of the gastropods, the Flailsnail.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Return of the Monk
Aug 31 • 29 min
In this episode we’re continuing our discussion on Monks in D&D.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comCheck out our other…
Lung Wang, Dragons of the Sea
Aug 28 • 26 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode, as voted for on our Twitter poll, we are taking a look at the Lung Wang, a Sea Dragon inspired by Eastern myth.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Enter the Monk
Aug 24 • 19 min
In the first part of a two episode stint myself and Hannah are talking about the Monk in D&D.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Death Knight
Aug 21 • 25 min
In this Monster Friday episode—as per the result of our Twitter poll—we’re delving into those tragic and evil figures the Death Knights, once great and noble warriors, now cursed to walk the land bringing death & destruction to all they…
Voicemails - Castles, Railroading and Frogmen on the rampage
Aug 20 • 34 min
In this voicemail episode we answer some voicemails about our recent recordings, including TPKs, plots and frogmen.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
The Story is What Happens Now
Aug 17 • 15 min
As a follow up to our earlier episode about elaborate backgrounds I discuss why I think that the most important story is the one going on now, at the table.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message…
The Crypt Thing
Aug 14 • 21 min
In this episode we’re discussing the Crypt Thing, a static undead with powerful teleportation abilities.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Castles
Aug 10 • 24 min
In this episode we’re talking about castles and some of the things you need to think about when you’re using them in games:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can…
Bullywugs
Aug 9 • 31 min
In this episode myself and Hannah look into one of the more enduring monsters of the D&D game, the vile, frog-like Bullywug.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you…
Henchmen & Hirelings
Aug 6 • 24 min
In this episode (inspired by Jason Connerley of the Nerds RPG Varietycast) we’re talking about Hirelings, how you can represent them in your game, also some of the positive and negative sides to using them.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada…
Why Hannah loves the old AD&D 2E artwork
Aug 3 • 15 min
In this episode Hannah is talking about why she loves the old AD&D 2E artwork and found it inspirational during her first years as a roleplayer.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Giant Blood Worm
Jul 31 • 27 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode we’re looking at the Giant Blood Worm from the 1E AD&D Fiend Folio:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Voicemails - Screens, Smoke Powder and TPK stories
Jul 30 • 19 min
In this voicemail episode Hannah and myself take calls about our recent episodes on gunpowder in D&D, gaming procedures and hear an amusing story of a grizzly TPK.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a…
Star Trek Tech and Treknobabble
Jul 29 • 22 min
In this episode Hannah talks about Star Trek technology and the effects it could have on your RPG:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
A Tale of Two TPKs
Jul 27 • 21 min
As requested by Joe Richter of the Hindsightless podcast, in this episode we’re discussing the recently “double” TPK we had in my short-lived ICRPG campaign set in Greater Lunden and the surrounding Havenlands.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander…
The Mantari
Jul 24 • 24 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode we’re cracking open the AD&D 1E Fiend Folio (as requested by Colin Green of the excellent Spikepit podcast) and choosing a random monster to discuss, for this episdoe we’ve rolled the Mantari.Title Music:…
Sequence of Play
Jul 22 • 15 min
In this episode we’re talking about the benefits of having a clearly defined sequence of play in your games, we’re referencing Old School Essentials by Necrotic Gnome.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a…
Gunpowder in D&D
Jul 20 • 30 min
It’s Monday again and we’re talking gunpowder and primitive firearms in D&D, love them or hate them there’s a few things you need to consider when bringing them into your game:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave…
Elementals
Jul 17 • 20 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode Hannah and myself are discussing those summoned denizens of the Inner Planes, the elementals.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you…
Voicemails - OSE game setup, kind words and scarecrows
Jul 16 • 11 min
In this voicemail episode Hannah and myself take calls about my upcoming OSE game and how to start a campaign, we get some kind words about the podcast and round off with some extra funky ideas about scarecrows.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander…
Pre-planned vs. Sandboxes
Jul 15 • 21 min
In this episode we’re talking about the differences between pre-planned games and sandboxes, along with some of the pros and cons of each.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Hexcrawls
Jul 13 • 18 min
It’s the start of the week again, but don’t despair roleplaying masses, Hannah and John are here to keep you company while they chat about hexcrawls.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Scarecrows
Jul 10 • 19 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode, Hannah and myself discuss that silent, sentinel of the fields and guardian of the grain, the scarecrow.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Voicemails - Hex flowers, inventories and stats
Jul 9 • 33 min
In this voicemail episode Hannah and myself answer a number of voicemail calls we’ve received recently.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Next Game Musings
Jul 8 • 8 min
In this episode I muse a little about my next game and consider whether I’ve gotten lazy when it comes to world-building.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email…
Different Stat Methods
Jul 6 • 24 min
Our Monday episode is a bit late (busy weekend) but myself and Hannah have been chatting about different methods of stat generation in D&D.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
I Death Tyrant
Jul 3 • 23 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode myself and Hannah are looking at the deathly variant of the Beholder known as the Death Tyrant:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr…
Inventories
Jul 1 • 27 min
In this Wednesday episode myself and Hannah discuss inventories, lightly touch on encumbrance and then I spiral off into ranting about shopping trips.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
The man in the back said everyone attack and it turned into a barroom hex!
Jun 29 • 26 min
In this Monday’s episode myself and Hannah discuss barroom brawls and try to create a simple mini-game for running them:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email…
Voicemails - Background, Blasphemy and Bars
Jun 28 • 10 min
In this voicemail episode we’re talking about a time when expansive character backgrounds roamed the earth free and unchecked, whether the Satanic Panic influenced the portrayal of some monsters in the AD&D 2nd Ed Monster Manual and rounding of with…
Voicemails - Cons, colonialism and bar brawls
Jun 27 • 13 min
In this voicemail bonus episode we’re answering calls about Cons, colonialism and bar fights.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Redcaps
Jun 26 • 25 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday we’re talking about those murderous, blood-drenched fey, the Redcaps.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Voicemails - Mystery boxes, Unicorns and Beginning by a Gravesite
Jun 25 • 14 min
In this voicemail episode we discuss some of the issues with mystery boxes, unicorns and starting a campaign where they often end.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you…
Random Red Shirts
Jun 24 • 11 min
In this episode Hannah has hi-jacked the mic again, we’re out by a campfire in our back garden creating a random table to add some more interest to random extras and NPCs that the player characters might come across in your game.Title Music: Fireworks…
Leaving a Game
Jun 22 • 19 min
The start of the week has rolled round and I’m ranting about what I consider to be the right way to leave an RPG whilst Hannah valiantly tries to wrestle me back on topic.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a…
Release the Kraken!
Jun 19 • 20 min
It’s another Friend or Foe Friday and we’re discussing the mighty, leviathan of the deeps, the colossal Kraken.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Graveyards
Jun 17 • 17 min
In this Wednesday Wisdom episode myself and Hannah discuss some of the ways that the rituals surrounding death, burials and graveyards can be used to enhance your game.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a…
Albacon 2020
Jun 15 • 18 min
In this Monday’s episode we are joined by special guest Mark Palmer who is talking to us about the great work being done for Albacon 2020, an online RPG convention taking place on 3rd and 4th October 2020 raising money for It’s Good 2 Give a great…
Friend or Foe Friday - Unicorns
Jun 12 • 19 min
In this Friend or Foe Friday episode Hannah and myself discuss that most mystical and fabulous of creatures, the unicorn.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email…
Wednesday Wisdom - Getting the Most Out of Taverns
Jun 10 • 17 min
In this Wednesday’s episode myself and Hannah are talking about ways to get the best from taverns in your games:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Band of Blades Session 0 - Part 2
Jun 8 • 55 min
This is the second part of our session 0 discussion/character creation for the Band of Blades campaign that Johannes is running for us at the moment.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Band of Blades Session 0 - Part 1
Jun 5 • 29 min
We’re starting up a Band of Blades game following the conclusion of our recent Scum & Villainy campaign, I’m often asked about session 0s and preparing for games and so—with the kind permission of all involved—I’m putting our session 0 on this…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Reasons you Shouldn’t do an Elaborate Background
Jun 3 • 18 min
In this episode we talk about some of the potential pitfalls of writing a massively involved character backstory and some tips for making the lives of both you and your GM easier.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave…
I don’t like Mondays - Mystery Boxes
Jun 1 • 14 min
In this episode Hannah talks about a subject she’s very passionate about, Mystery Boxes and how—if not done well—they can undermine your roleplaying games.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message…
Friend or Foe Friday - Satyrs & Korreds
May 29 • 24 min
In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we crack open the Castles & Crusades Classic Monsters & Treasures book and look at the Korred, a debauched relative of the Satyr.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a…
Thursday Postbag - Movie recommendations, the D&D Cartoon and GM terminology
May 28 • 36 min
In this Thursday postbag bonus episode we get some great feedback and some thoughts on Fantasy Beasts and other movies:Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Tips for Running a Game When You’re Short of Inspiration
May 27 • 13 min
It’s been a long day here at Red Dice Diaries, so I thought that—whilst Hannah is running her Star Trek game on my desktop upstairs—I’d offer some advice on running a game when your well of creativity has run dry or you’re feeling low in energy.Title…
I don’t like Mondays - Player Tangents
May 25 • 18 min
It’s bank holiday Monday here in the UK, and Hannah has some questions about what do to when players “go off the rails” or spin off into a random tanget.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message…
Friend or Foe Friday - Xorn
May 22 • 16 min
In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we take a look at a strange gemstone devouring creature from the elemental plane of earth.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can…
Thursday Bonus Episode - Reactions to the first episode of the D&D Cartoon
May 21 • 11 min
There’s no voicemail episode this Thursday but Hannah and myself have been doing a test recording for a Youtube series where we’re going to talk about fantasy films and how you can take RPG inspiration from them, in this bonus episode we talk about some…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Fantasy Movie Clichés you can use in RPGs
May 20 • 22 min
We’re halfway through the week, myself and Hannah have been watching some fantasy films and are chatting about our top ten fantasy movie clichés that can be used in RPG sessions.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave…
I don’t like Mondays - Creating a Midderlands/ICRPG DT system
May 18 • 47 min
It’s Monday and it’s the second part of my discussion with Johannes Paavola about how we’re going to repurpose the Scum & Villainy downtime system to work as a content generator for my ICRPG Midderlands game.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander…
Friend or Foe Friday - Vampires in other systems & using them in your game
May 15 • 25 min
In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday we take a second look at vampires, how other systems represent them and how you can use them in your games.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Tips for Running Your First Session of a New System
May 13 • 15 min
It’s Wednesday and we’re offering some tips to make running your first session of a new system go a little smoother.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us…
I don’t like Mondays - Adapting the Scum & Villainy DT system to use with ICRPG
May 11 • 38 min
It’s Monday and we’re kicking off the week with the first of two parter where Johannes Paavola and myself discuss our attempt to adapt the Scum & Villainy DT and faction system to work with my forthcoming second season Midderlands game as both a…
Friend or Foe Friday - Vampires in D&D
May 8 • 27 min
In this week’s Friend or Foe Friday—and our first episode dealing with this particular creature—we take a look at vampires, the aristocracy of the night, in D&D.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a…
Thursday Postbag - Hexflower court cases & feedback
May 7 • 7 min
In this Thursday postbag bonus episode we get some great feedback and a novel suggestion for resolving court cases.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Tips for Using Language in Games
May 6 • 16 min
It’s the middle of the week and we’re talking about how you can use language in your games, Hannah has some top tips.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us…
I don’t like Mondays - Dolmenwood Playtest Character Generation
May 4 • 33 min
It’s Monday morning and Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome has been kind enough to include me in the playtest for his faerie-tale setting of Dolmenwood, inspired by Chicago Wiz’ tales of him and his wife’s 1-2-1 game I’m going to be running a similar game…
Friend or Foe Friday - Myconids
May 1 • 23 min
It’s Friday, Hannah and myself are combing through our D&D monster manuals to look at some less well known creatures and chatting about how you can use them in your game, in this episode we start by talking about the Wronguncle, a mushroom-like…
Thursday Postbag - Scum & Villainy, Court Room Dramas and New Format
Apr 30 • 11 min
We’re delving into our post bag to answer some voicemails that we’ve received from listeners, in this episode we chat a bit about some recent episodes and get some great tips for running courtroom dramas using Savage World mechanics.Title Music:…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Tips for Amateur Map Makers
Apr 29 • 12 min
It’s Wednesday, halfway through the week, myself and Hannah are talking amateur map making and giving some handy tips on how to get the most out of it.In this episode Hannah and myself often ten tips for making your online gaming experience as smooth…
I don’t like Mondays - Campfire Tales
Apr 27 • 18 min
Shake off the Monday morning drudgery, come and gather close to the crackling camp fire as John and Hannah regale you with tales from their balmiest days.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message…
Friend or Foe Friday - Mimic
Apr 24 • 18 min
It’s Friday, Hannah and myself are combing through our D&D monster manuals to look at some less well known creatures and chatting about how you can use them in your game.This episode was inspired by a voicemail sent from Jason Connerley, you can…
Thursday Postbag - Online gaming solutions, Weird Dudes & Future Plans
Apr 23 • 6 min
We’re delving into our post bag to answer some voicemails that we’ve received from listeners, in this episode we chat a bit about the direction of this podcast and get given some great tips on potential alternatives for online gaming.Title Music:…
Hannah Hi-jacks: Court Cases
Apr 22 • 21 min
Hannah grabs the mic again to ask some questions about running a court case in her Fate game and we muse a little about how you might do it in other games.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message…
I don’t like Mondays - v5 Char Generation & Session 0
Apr 20 • 49 min
Are the Monday morning blues getting you down? Well why not kick back and listen to the smooth grooves of Johannes Paavola and myself discussing Vampire, the World of Darkness and our recent V5 session 0 (amongst other things)?Title Music: Fireworks by…
Friend or Foe Friday - Living Wall
Apr 17 • 16 min
It’s Friday, Hannah and myself are combing through our D&D monster manuals to look at some less well known creatures and chatting about how you can use them in your game.In this episode we take a look at the necromantic Living Wall.Fifth Edition…
Thursday Postbag - New podcast and 90 seconds
Apr 16 • 3 min
We’re delving into our post bag to answer some voicemails that we’ve received from listeners.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain)You can leave us a voicemail message using Speakpipe.comOr you can email us at…
Wednesday Wisdom - Top 10 Tips for Gaming Online
Apr 15 • 16 min
John and Hannah provide their top ten tips for gaming online.
I don’t like Mondays - Scum & Villainy
Apr 13 • 35 min
Have you been hit by the Monday blues, well don’t worry we’re here to cheer you up by talking about the Forged in the Dark game Scum & Villainy.In this episode Hannah and myself are joined by Johannes Paavola who’s been running a Scum & Villainy…
Hannah Hi-jacks: Fate Star Trek
Apr 4 • 29 min
Hannah quizzes me about using Fate for Star Trek.