Rank #1: DGS Episode #54 -- Battletech & Mechwarrior: Why We Love Big Stompy Robots
We're back and we are excited to make planetfall back onto the fields of the Inner Sphere and beyond with our recap of early Battletech and Mechwarrior! So grab your comfy cooling jacket and kick back to hear about one of the most well-written game settings out there! And we also talk about what we've been up to since our last episode and what we are doing in the near future!
Apr 25 2018
Rank #2: TSR's Marvel Superheroe Roleplay with Zak Sabbath -- DGS Episode #23
In episode #23 the DGS talks with Ennie award winning game designer, Zak Sabbath about one of his favorite out-of-print roleplaying games, TSR's Advanced Marvel Superheroes Roleplay Game. Yes, we are going to get all into the classic FASEIP system as we geek out on all things comic booky, so grab a drink, sit back and have a listen!
Jul 04 2016
Rank #3: Villains and Vigilantes with Jeff Dee! -- DGS Episode #44
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Villains and Vigilantes with Jeff Dee! That's right, on episode #44 the DGS flies high with the creative genius of Jeff Dee who joins us to discuss one of my favorite superhero genre games, Villains and Vigilantes. Jeff talks about the super-powered origins of V&V as well as it's resurgence into a new current edition with Monkey House Games. And along the way Jeff also talks about some of his soon to be revealed projects. So don your cape and sit back in your secret base as Jeff gives us the story on one of gaming's most beloved games.
Apr 29 2017
Rank #4: The Cosmology of David "Zeb" Cook -- DGS Episode #27
Few game designers can claim such a prolific body of work as David "Zeb" Cook! His many projects include such iconic TSR modules as, Slavepits of the Undercity, Dwellers of the Forbidden Kingdom, The Isle of Dread and The Veiled Society. His work on game systems boasts the Expert Set which he created alongside Tom Moldvay, Oriental Adventures and the acclaimed Planescape system. And he took gamers into the farthest reaches of space with the classic scifi game, Star Frontiers.
Now Zeb sits down with the Dead Games Society to talk about many of these projects in what is one of our best episodes yet. So grab a drink, find your comfy chair and have a listen as Zeb takes us through these and many more projects from his career!
Sep 03 2016
Rank #5: A Game Called MERP -- DGS Episode #40
On a shelf there lived a game.... Not a dirty little unplayed game, but a game called Middle-earth Role-play, or MERP, and that meant beloved. It's episode #40 of the DGS podcast and in this one we complete our Tolkien trilogy with one of my fondest remembered games, MERP! While Cory is off celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, doubtless visiting the Green Dragon Inn to tip a pint with wee hobbits, I have on the show direct from Gaming and BS, my buddy Brett Blozynski! Together we are going to assail the lands of Mordor like Frodo and Samwise (guess which one I am). So grab the One Ring and a flagon of Ent Draught then get comfy in your cozy chair to have a listen as we go there and back again!
Mar 12 2017
Rank #6: Dead Games Society #17 : Elric of Melnibone RPG creator, Lawrence Whitaker
The Dead Games Society returns to the land of the living with an all new episode featuring Lawrence Whitaker, creator of the Elric of Melnibone RPG, as well as the author of the current sixth edition of Runequest!
Mar 15 2016
Rank #7: West End Game's, Star Wars! -- DGS Episode #31
In this episode the Dead Games Society talks about what some consider to be the best version of Star Warsever to be brought to the table, West End Game's classic Star Wars roleplaying game! So grab a drink and sit back, because in this show, the Force will be with you, always...
Oct 23 2016
Rank #8: Star Frontiers! – DGS Episode#15
The Dead Games Society explores deep space in TSR’s classic game, Star Frontiers! Links of interest: starfrontiers.us (now http://sfus.starfrontiers.info/), where there are Star Frontiers rules & modules for download, two fan magazines, and a forum for discussion of this game. And to see an old TSR television commercial for Star Frontiers, you can check out this […]
Jun 21 2015
Rank #9: Jeffrey Talanian on the Holmes Edition -- DGS Episode #20
The Dead Games Society talks with Jeffrey Talanian, creator of Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers, about his favorite dead edition of Dungeons and Drgaons, the legendary Holmes Edition! It's a great hour of hearing Jeffrey's memory's regarding this great out-of-print edition so beloved by the gaming community.
And find out what the DGS has been up to of late and where we will be next!
May 22 2016
Rank #10: World Building -- DGS Episode #37
It's episode #37 and we are talking about the art of World Building through history and items! Not every setting needs to be made from scratch, sometimes all it takes to make a setting your own is fleshing out the history of your world through the people and items in it. So grab a drink and a comfy chair and sit back to listen as Cory and I talk all about how to write between the lines to make any established world your own!
Jan 31 2017
Rank #11: Down the Rabbit Hole w/ Bunnies and Burrows -- DGS Episode #48
Join the DGS as our good friend, Kris Vezner guides us deep down the rabbit hole to explore the wonderful world of Bunnies and Burrows! So grab a bit of clover and your favorite drink then kick back in your cozy warren to have a listen as we discuss one of the first and still one of the best roleplaying games.
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down
May 26 2017
Rank #12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness - DGS Episode #33
It's episode #33 and in this show it's all about the heroes in a half-shell! Yes Cory and I are talking all about Palladium's classic game of mutated turtle power, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness with our good friend, David Bauter! So grab yourself a slice of pizza and a mug of green goo then kick back as we dish on the game that gave us all the power to fight crime from the sewers!
Nov 20 2016
Rank #13: Amber Diceless Roleplay - DGS Episode #35
Hold on tight as our guests, Brett Bloczynski (Gaming and BS) and Phil Vecchione (Misdirected Mark) take us on a wild and diceless hellride through shadow to reach the center of it all, Amber! I warn you before hand, this is a long episode, but if you are a fan of Roger Zelazny's classic Amber series or just want to know how a iceless game can actually work, then you must give this episode a listen. So grab your trumps and gird your Pattern blade because on this episode all roads lead to Amber!
Dec 19 2016
Rank #14: Calling All Heroes! - DGS Episode #52
We are back True-believers and in this episode we are calling all heroes! That's right, it's episode #52 and in this one we get into the superhero genre of gaming and touch down on what made this such a popular area for gaming throughout the last several decades. So grab a glass of irradiated sludge and kick back in your comfy fortress of solitude as we explain why, with great power, comes great fun!
Oct 02 2017
Rank #15: Origion of The Morrow Project with Kris Patrick Vezner -- DGS Episode #28
Welcome to the world of to- Morrow, it isn’t pretty! The DGS is joined by one of it’s own, Kris Patrick Vezner to discuss the origion of one of tabletop gaming’s cult favorites, The Morrow Project. Ever wonder what would happen if it all ended tomorrow, well you are in luck because on this episode we go through the early editions of The Morrow Project, a game that sees it coming and charges you the player with rebuilding society. Damnation Alley meets A Boy and His Dog for what will surely be a fun show!
Sep 18 2016
Rank #16: Call of Cthulhu, The Stars Are Right! – DGS Episode#13
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. Howard Phillips Lovecraft Join Michael, Colin and Chad as they rend that thin veil separating man from madness! This one’s all about, Call of Cthulhu!
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Feb 07 2015
Rank #19: The MARVEL-PHILE, Jeff Grubb – DGS Episode #10
Sep 11 2014
Rank #20: Delving through Undermountain at Brandonomicon! -- DGS Episode #36
In episode #36, the Vorpal Chainsword delves into the storied deeps of Undermountain at Brandonomicon, a small con with massive game! Cory flies solo in this exciting episode to sit down with the Good King Brando, founder of Brandonomicon, and talk all about mini-cons and mega-dungeons.
If you have ever wanted to run epic adventures in a miniature convention format, this is the show to listen to. Learn some of the wily Brando's tips and tricks to keep attendees happy and well fed as they embark on a several day adventure into one of Dungeons and Dragons most storied dungeons, Ed Greenwood's classic mega-dungeon, Undermountain!
Jan 10 2017