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Anna Blackwell

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Anna Blackwell - Delve/Rise/Umbra

The Lost Bay Podcast

Anna Blackwell is the designer of the solo RPG Delve, or rather the solo RPG series Delve, Rise and Umbra. Delve is a map-drawing game in which you run an underground dwarven hold. As you dig underground you encounter magic, treasures, evil forces. The game is played with dice and a standard card deck. It involves exploration, resource management, and drawing, and it's built to create a strong emergent narrative experience. In this episode, we talk about the fear of the dark, caving, drawing, solo RPGs, emergent narrative and game design. For more info on caves, night, to read an Anna Blackwell Delve story, to watch a secret film for cool links get THE ZINE OF ZINES - ISSUE 1 it's free for you to download on itch. The podcast is also on Youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBcjgiUURodfLWy-cDqpK2Q You can find Anna's games here: https://blackwellwriter.itch.io/ or here: https://www.blackwellwriter.com/ --- --- --- --- You can follow the BROKEN LUCK zine Kickstarter here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelostbay/broken-luck


2 Jun 2021

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Episode 6: Delve: A Solo Map Drawing RPG by Anna Blackwell

Die Alone: A solo RPG Podcast

Welcome to Die Alone: a Solo RPG Podcast! Each week I’ll be playing a different solo roleplaying game and talking about my experiences the following episode. I’ll also occasionally dabble in solo tabletop games and adventure gamebooks. I’ll be looking at the games as a play experience, as a meditative and creative exercise and also looking at them from a designer and artist viewpoint. In Episode 06 of Die Alone, I talk about playing the solo map drawing RPG: Delve by Anna BlackwellDELVE puts you in control of a dwarven stronghold from its first strike into the ground through to its glory or demise. Along the way you'll face flooding and lava, gas and ghouls, ancient monstrosities and weirder still.The core zine has rules for:Making a unique dwarven holdGenerating special artefacts and ancient monstrositiesFacing ghouls and goblins, draugr and dragons in lightweight tactical combatYou can get Delve on their WEBSITE or Itch.ioYou can adjust and print your own grids HEREYou can also get a custom map I drew for the game on our Patreon Page.Kickstarter Links:PAPERBACK ADVENTURES: http://kck.st/3bAwm00THE BLUE COLLECTION: http://kck.st/3bxSiccINTO THE MOTHER LANDS: http://kck.st/2T4zQS0Next Week: Four Against DarknessFour Against Darkness is a solitaire dungeon-delving game that may also be played cooperatively. No miniatures are needed. All you need is this book, a pencil, two dice, and grid paper. Choose four characters from a list of classic types (warrior, wizard, rogue, halfling, dwarf, barbarian, cleric, elf), equip them, and venture into dungeons created by dice rolls and your own choices. You will fight monsters, manage resources, grab treasure, dodge traps, find clues, and even accept quests from the monsters themselves. Your characters will level up, becoming more powerful with each game... IF THEY SURVIVE.You can get Four Against Darkness on Amazon or Drivethru RPGDiscuss this podcast, the games I play or just solo games in general in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alonepodDie Alone is on Twitter! https://twitter.com/diealonerpgSupport the channel by joining our PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/deeplydapperYou can also find DIE ALONE on all fine podcast aggregators: Spotify!Apple Podcasts!


22 May 2021

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Ep.102 - Talking Scandinavia and Resilience with Anna Blackwell

Between The Mountains Adventure Podcast

Take the 7 question survey about you: https://linktr.ee/BetweenTheMountains Read the full blog: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/05/14/talking-scandinavia-and-resilience-with-anna-blackwell/ Anna Blackwell is an adventurer with a special place in her heart for the north of Scandinavia. With multiple trekking and hiking trips to the region under her belt plus more - such as kayaking across Europe from London to the Black Sea - Anna has a huge adventure CV, which we dive into in more depth within the interview.  The episode discusses the pull of adventure, kayaking across Europe, getting on with your travel partner, her love for Scandinavia, lessons learned from adventuring solo in nature, adventure vs. escapism, resilience, and so much more.  Most recently, Anna has just released her short film 'Refuge'. It is a beautifully shot film captured during her most recent trip to Sweden accompanied by some heart-warming words on wild places. You can watch this at the bottom of the blog.  Anna Blackwell Be sure to follow Anna's adventures on her Instagram (@annablackwell) and on her website too. You can also watch her stunning film on the full blog page.  ------------------------------------- If you enjoy the show please: Subscribe/follow so that you don’t miss another episode; Share with a friend; and Leave a rating on iTunes. If you really really enjoy the show then Consider becoming a Patron of the show on Patreon here; Simply buy me a coffee; or Get yourself or someone else some official merchandise. All of the above helps the podcast to grow as much as possible! You can get in touch with me on btmtravelpod@gmail.com or using any of the Social Media links: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / BTM Facebook Group here.


14 May 2021

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#6 Anna Blackwell (Adventurer) - Adventure Is a Mindset

Notes on Vulnerability: Stories of Resilience, Courage and Being Human

Anna Blackwell is an adventurer, photographer and writer with a soft spot for the Arctic. Currently based in Cornwall she has embarked on solo expeditions in some pretty inhospitable environments with only a tent for shelter. From the power of snacking to coming to terms with who you are through being in nature, we've covered pretty much everything in this episode. Including what it's like to travel alone as a woman, as well as loneliness, ghosting, cinnamon buns and the highs and lows of raising a puppy in lockdown. You can find Anna on Instagram @annablackwell.


26 Feb 2021

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Air lifted out of the Arctic: why humans love adversity with adventurer Anna Blackwell


Hello and welcome back to STAE OF MIND with Nutritional Therapist, Grace Kingswell. My guest today is Anna Blackwell. Anna is an adventurer, which I feel like is one of those things you decide to be when you’re a child but that realistically you never end up being. As Anna explains in the episode, she never had grand ideas from an early age to be an adventurer, she sort of fell into it and realised that the physical endurance and mental resilience needed to put yourself through gruelling experiences was something she really enjoyed.  I was personally really intrigued to find out what she eats on long expeditions, and I was quite horrified at one of the answers, and what it’s like not seeing another human for days on end.  Whether you’re into hiking and adventure or not, this episode is an enlightening exploration into the human psyche and what it is about some of us that makes us enjoy and seek out adversity.  I also want to apologise now for one instance in this episode where, due to the zoom connection being a bit slow, I basically interrupt Anna multiple times - podcasting long distance via Zoom is hard, so I hope you can forgive me on that one!  I also mention a trek I did in New Zealand and couldn’t remember the name at the time, it’s called The Banks Peninsula and it was some of the best, and hardest, days of my life!  This episode is sponsored by Davy J Waterwear, sustainable swimwear for women made in Devon. Davy Js are giving listeners of this podcast 10% off with the code STATEOFMIND.  davyj.org @davyjs @annablackwell @gracekingswell


19 Jan 2021

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EP.007: Anna Blackwell (Adventurer & Photographer) Kayaking 4000km from London to the Black Sea

The Modern Adventurer Podcast

Anna Blackwell is an adventurer, writer, photographer and speaker with a love of the outdoors and pushing her limits. On this weeks episode we chat about how adventure builds character and why getting outside and out of your comfort zone is important. This has led Anna to pursue numerous adventures, including trekking 1,000km across Northern Scandinavia by herself, kayaking across Europe, spending five weeks trekking across the wilderness of Arctic Sweden alone, walking 1,000 miles solo across France and Spain, and even hitch-hiking to Morocco.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


24 Nov 2020

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S2E10: Free Games & Delve with Anna Blackwell

Tabletop Gaming Magazine Podcast

We talk to Microgame of the Month creator and curator Anna Blackwell about free games, print 'n' plays and her upcoming game DELVE. We also go on a tour of what Anna has been playing recently, including solo RPG Ironsworn and map-and-worldbuilder Beak, Feather and Bone.NOTE: there were some issues with the initial recording which means we've had to make a few strange edits. We hope it doesn't effect your enjoyment of the podcast.Visit us online: https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/ Pick up a copy of the magazine here: https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/Store/Back-Issues/tabletop-gamingOr subscribe: https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/Store/Subscriptions/tabletop-gaming Our music is Cloud Meetings by Body In The Thames: https://bodyinthethames.bandcamp.com/album/cloud-meetings


23 Jul 2020

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK in more ways than one with Anna Blackwell

The Overshare

Taking a slight deviation from breaking down stigma, this episode is more focused on overcoming mental and physical challenges. I talk to adventurer and intrepid explorer Anna Blackwell who is just infectiously positive so I hope you really enjoy listening. Even if spending five months solo on a remote expedition is your idea of hell, there are still a lot of take home pearls of wisdom which are definitely applicable to life in general. you can find Anna in the following places:  https://annablackwell.co.uk Instagram @annablackwell https://kayakingthecontinent.com https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserActivities?userUrl=kayakingthecontinent


12 Jun 2020

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No 508 - Anna Blackwell - Pt2

The Outdoors Station

In part one Anna told us about her experiences while walking the Kings Trail in Sweden and the Green Ribbon in Scandinavia. This podcast concentrates on her 2018 4000km tandem kayak paddle with her friend Kate to the Black Sea from LondonDetails of her trip can be found under the heading trekking across the wilderness of arctic Sweden2019 was another exciting one: in September she completed the latest expedition, The Green Ribbon, a 1,000km solo trek across Arctic and Northern Scandinavia.However turning the clock back to 2018 this podcast specifically discusses Kayaking the Continent expedition, a world first journey tandem kayaking 4,000km from London to the Black Sea in Romania with her friend Kate.I’m sure you will agree Anna is a gutsy 26 year old and her enthusiasm for travel and life is a pleasure to hear.


10 Jan 2020

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No 507 - Anna Blackwell - Pt1

The Outdoors Station

Welcome to the first podcast of 2020 and I’m delighted to introduce you to Anna Blackwell a 26 year old adventurer who got bitten by the adventure and travel bug just a few years ago when she undertook her gap year in South America.She has since taken this passion to the limit pushing herself further and over greater distances completing a series of adventures over the last few years: trekking across the wilderness of arctic Sweden with just reindeer for company, walking 500 and 1000 miles across France and Spain along ancient pilgrimage routes, summiting the highest peak in North Africa, and hitch-hiking to Morocco (amongst plenty of others!)


3 Jan 2020