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Keep off the Borderlands

Welcome to Keep off the Borderlands. An RPG podcast documenting my return to table top adventure gaming following a thirty year hiatus.Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com or find me on Twitter @FreeThrall

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Revenge of the Nerd's (episode 68)

Responding to call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries and Pete Jones of Dragons are Real.Mostly talking about my recent Black Hack session... mostly.Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/postsContact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

22mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 30th "Connection"

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52). A bit about the wonders of the modern age and the similarity of some early RPG mechanics.Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

6mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Paradigm of Animals (episode 50)

Welcome to season two. Featuring my idea for a setting without humans, my thoughts no The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and a whole bunch of Colin "Spikepit" Green. Free Thrall Theme by Timothy J Drennon. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

24mins

14 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Nogs, Clangers & Saggy Cloth Cats (episode 51)

An Oliver Postgate special. Thanks to Colin "Spikepit" Green for his suggestion. Free Thrall Theme by Timothy J Drennon.Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

11mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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That Difficult Third Podcast (episode 3)

Yay, a little bit of gaming stuff. A bit about Necrotic Gnome's Old-School Essentials, Free League's Alien RPG and whole bunch of rambling about community.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

16mins

10 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Movies Movies Movies (episode 5)

Call-ins, callbacks and top 5 movies.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

21mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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Into the Odd & Electric Bastionland: O Bastion! My Bastion! (episode 91)

I respond to a couple of call-ins from Dave Alridge of dPercentile and Cody M of No Save For You and The Tentacled Tumble Weeds before talking about a few early thoughts on the setting of Chris McDowall's Into The Odd and Electric Bastionland.Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts"Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of NowhereContact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

15mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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The Arena of the Unwell (episode 64)

This one is all over the place. It all goes a bit gonzo. There's a bit of history, a bit of Paranoia, some Into the Odd and plenty of wheezing. Call-ins from RFED and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.  Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts   Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

25mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Reflections, The Black Hack and Bath Water (episode 90)

In a reflective mood, I answer a couple of calls from Joe Richter of Hidesightless and Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, talk about recent Black Hack sessions and take a little bath.Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts"Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of NowhereContact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

18mins

29 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Me and You and Everyone We Know (episode 92)

Just catching up with some call-ins from Lonely Adventurer of Camping With Owlbears, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Colin "Spikepit" Green, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue.Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts"Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of NowhereContact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

25mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Halfway to Highmire (episode 66)

A few call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and Barney of Loco Ludus followed by thoughts regarding my recent on-line session of The Black Hack 2E run by Dave "dPercentile" Aldridge.Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/postsContact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

20mins

17 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 21st "Vast"

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Colin "Spikepit" Green and a wee ramble through a vast topic. Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

6mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 20th "Noble"

#RPGaDAY2019 - Reading "High Folk" from Unlikely Heroes: A supplement for OSR games by Nordic Weasel Games. Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

4mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 19th "Scary"

#RPGaDAY2019 - My idea for a fear mechanic.Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

5mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 18th "Plenty"

#RPGaDAY2019 - There's plenty to say about one page dungeons.Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

6mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 17th "One"

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Lieren.Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

5mins

17 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 16th "Dream"

#RPGaDAY2019 - A call-in from Joe of Hindsightless.  A  reading and a brief guest appearance.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

5mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 15th "Door"

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from John Large of The Red Dice Diaries. When is a door not a door?   Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

8mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 14th "Guide"

#RPGaDAY2019 - Call-ins from Lieren and Che of Roleplay Rescue. A little ramble about rule books and who to follow.  Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.  Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

7mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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RPGaDAY 2019 August 13th "Mystery"

 #RPGaDAY2019 - Awesome call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Colin "Spikepit" Green. Here's a little preview of my setting idea that, thanks to my lack of progress, may never see the light of day.   Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.   Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free-thrall/message

7mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #20