Alignment, Old-school Combat, Flirting with Other Systems

Alignment, Old-school Combat, Flirting with O...

Solo Gaming, Barrowmaze & Realignment

Series 2, episode 28: Solo gaming with Fighting Fantasy and D&D, general updates on life and my Barrowmaze campaign, as well as call-ins from Spencer of Keep off the Borderlands, Taylor of Clerics Wear Ringmail, and Daniel of Bandit's Keep. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yaho ...   Show more

Twitter Spats, Ennie Scat, Interjections & Reflections

Series 2, episode 26: Spurred on to improve my sound quality by a call-in from Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, I return for another constitutional and some RPG blether about Barrowmaze, Against the Darkmaster, self-absorption and (anti-)social behavior! Nerds RPG Variety Cast ep ...   Show more

In the Eye of the Beholder

Series 2, episode 25: Gathered here are a host of interesting call-ins and points of view from some nice peeps: John of Red Dice Diaries, Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Andy of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Tales of the Manticore, Taylor of Clerics Wear Ringmail, and Daniel ...   Show more

No Murder Hobos Need Apply: Physical, Metaphysical & Believable Worlds

Series 2, episode 24: The cherry blossoms are blooming early and the sun is out, so why not join me for a walk as I discuss alignment, beliefs and believable worlds. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Detail ...   Show more

Carnage in Barrowmaze & Rogues Gallery

Series 2, episode 23: I talk about our latest Barrowmaze (OSE) session, and some gaming material I recently purchased, including the original AD&D Rogues Gallery. Thanks to Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast for the call in. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldS ...   Show more

DEX Playtest & Against the Darkmaster Combat

Series 2, episode 22: I take a spring walk to discuss our playtest of Darren Green’s truly engaging DEX RPG system, as well as my initial thoughts on the nail-biting fantasy combat of Against the Darkmaster. This is followed by call ins from Nerds RPG Variety Cast, and Red Dice D ...   Show more

OD&D Roots in 1st ed. AD&D, Barrowmaze/OSE, RuneQuest & More!

Series 2, episode 21: How did original D&D morph into 1st edition AD&D, and what references to AD&D’s roots can be found in that core rules? - I read from my column in Flipping & Turning zine. This is followed by call ins from Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Keep off the Borderlands, and ...   Show more

Strategic Review: Barrowmaze, 1975 & Old School Games

Series 2, episode 20: My new Barrowmaze (OSE) campaign, and The Strategic Review. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Cheers! Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, a ...   Show more

The Capacity to House Rule: Feature Not Flaw

Series 2, episode 19: Buoyed up by critiques and suggestions from the good peeps of Twitter and Anchor, I discuss house rules once more! Here’s the link on dual wielding rules by Clerics Wear Ring Mail: https://clericswearringmail.blogspot.com/2020/10/double-trouble.html. https://clericswearringmail.blogspot.com/2020/10/double-trouble.html. You can ...   Show more

House Rules: Shiver Spear & Shatter Shield!

Series 2, episode 18: I discuss house rules - inspired by Rob C of Down in a Heap podcast ( https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/down-in-a-heap/id1446315881?l=en). https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/down-in-a-heap/id1446315881?l=en). A bit of waffle and some Spencer (Keep Off the Borderlands) ineptly added on by yours truly. You can contact me at: ...   Show more

Demystifying, Democratizing & Enjoying TTRPGs

Series 2, episode 17: Reading rule books, and taking call-ins from John of Red Dice Diaries, Rob Richie (editor of Flipping & Turning fanzine), and Jason of Nerd’s Variety Cast. You can contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Menion @OldShabbyGamer (Twitter), and here on Anchor. Ch ...   Show more

In Defense of 1977’s Monster Manual

Series 2, episode 16: My (hopefully positive) response to comments by Red Dice Diaries and Anchor call-ins relating to 1st edition AD&D’s 1977 Monster Manual (particularly relating to “No. appearing” and encounter specifics/demographics). Contact me at: scotinkyoto@yahoo.com, Men ...   Show more

Happy New Year!

Series 2, episode 15: New Year’s wishes and a quick update from me to you. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com https://www.free-stock-music.com Attrib ...   Show more

Captives of Greyhawk!

Series 2, episode 14: An update on my Greyhawk campaign, plus some thoughts on the 2nd edition of The Hero’s Journey. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com http://peritune.com Music promoted ...   Show more

More Deadly than the Male, Part V

Series 2, episode 13: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part V, the final part, of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 10 of Adventurer Magazine (1987). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are ...   Show more

More Deadly than the Male, Part IV

Series 2, episode 12: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part IV of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 9 of Adventurer Magazine (1987), and then listen to some of the call-ins I’ve had. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of ch ...   Show more

More Deadly than the Male, Part III

Series 2, episode 11: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part III of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 8 of Adventurer Magazine (1986), and then discuss the latest news from the games ive been involved in. Details of the music for this podcast, ...   Show more

November Greyhawk Update & Call-ins

Series 2, episode 10: Calls ins from the Lonely Adventurer (Camping with Owlbears) and Jason (Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast), thoughts on Roll20, and an update on my Greyhawk campaign. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follo ...   Show more

More Deadly than the Male, Part II

Series 2, episode 9: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs again in part II of Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 7 of Adventurer Magazine (1986). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Oto ...   Show more

More Deadly than the Male

Series 2, episode 8: I take a look at the role of women in RPGs with a focus on Janet Viall’s “More Deadly than the Male” from issue 6 of Adventurer Magazine (1986). Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 ...   Show more

Barbarians of Elemental Evil

Series 2, episode 7: Updates on my Greyhawk campaign and Barbarians of Lemuria one(?) shot. Also, call-ins from Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast and Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Music ...   Show more

Old Friends, New Friends & the Interests that Bind Us Together

Series 2, episode 6: Call ins from Jon of The Manticore’s Tale podcast on personal XP, and Arlen of Pellam’s Wasteland on Middle-Earth Role Playing. I also talk about a coming online game with an old friend of mine. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge ...   Show more

Something Rotten in Gondor!

Series 2, episode 5: A postgame review with Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast concerning session 2 of GMs Shadow Barry’s Middle Earth Role Playing investigation scenario. The drunken first session discussion can be found here: https://anchor.fm/jason376/episodes/Tipsy-MERP-AAR-with https://anchor.fm/jason376/episodes/Tipsy-MERP-AAR-with ...   Show more

Eldritch Magic in Greyhawk & Intrigue in Minas Tirith

Series 2, episode 4: Some updates on my Greyhawk campaign, followed by feedback from Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast, and my initial thoughts on Barry’s Middle Earth Role Playing investigation scenario. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Sto ...   Show more

This Is My (World) Generation!

Series 2, episode 3: Tentative outline of world building for my own fantasy roleplaying setting. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   Otogi2 by PeriTune | http://peritune.com http://peritune.com Music promoted by https://www.free- https://www.free- ...   Show more

Roots Bloody Roots: Should We Just Keep DnD Trad?

Series 2, episode 2: Some feedback from Jason of Nerds RPG variety cast on my previous soul-searching episode about the political-economy of D&D, followed by my personal RPG news. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as foll ...   Show more

Money & Murder: The Political Economy of D&D

Series 2, episode 1: Help! I’ve discovered the political-economy of D&D by mistake! A review of Dave Aldridge’s Anchor podcast episode Treasure Economy In Old-School spirals out of control and polymophs into a long and unscripted personal examination of monsters, treasure and ali ...   Show more

Greyhawk Now!

Series 1, episode 41: Greyhawk Now! I get excited about prepping with color pencils, provide a recap of my Greyhawk campaign to date, and describe the latest developments. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musical, are as follows:   O ...   Show more

Don’t Flush the Toilet, It’s Only Neil

Series 1, episode 40: More call-ins: mescaline, story-telling and evolution, human relations, and zen.  Answered with the power of whisky. Thanks to Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, and Tristan. Details of the music for this podcast, available ...   Show more

Raise Your Freak Flag High

Series 1, episode 39: A follow up on call-ins about new takes on old systems/settings in role-playing games.  Thanks to Spencer of Keep Off The Borderlands and Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast. Details of the music for this podcast, available free of charge from Free Stock Musica ...   Show more

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