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The only & original podcast about 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

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The only & original podcast about 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

iTunes Ratings

247 Ratings
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Dad to see this stopped in 2019

By CajunTech - May 01 2020
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Wonderful podcast with content that so many people have forgotten about and has been lost to time. Miss the people of the “ old guard” of D&D. This was awesome.

Great Show

By The Speed Force Reviewed this. - May 16 2017
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I enjoy old school and all the shows that WGP Produces, thanks guys!

iTunes Ratings

247 Ratings
Average Ratings
210
16
9
6
6

Dad to see this stopped in 2019

By CajunTech - May 01 2020
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Wonderful podcast with content that so many people have forgotten about and has been lost to time. Miss the people of the “ old guard” of D&D. This was awesome.

Great Show

By The Speed Force Reviewed this. - May 16 2017
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I enjoy old school and all the shows that WGP Produces, thanks guys!
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Roll For Initiative

Latest release on Apr 26, 2019

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The only & original podcast about 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

Rank #1: Volume 1 Issue 37 – Hardcore History with Dan Carlin

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This week Roll for Initiative has a very special guest – Hardcore History podcast host Dan Carlin. Ancient and medieval societies are discussed, as well as real life counterparts of AD&D classes. Also, this weeks Creature Feature Theater has roots in ancient Greece, as we discuss caryatid columns. All of this and more is in

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Nov 16 2010

1hr 19mins

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Rank #2: Volume 3 Issue 104 – Slave Pits of the Undercity

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Intro – 0:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org D20 Radio Forums http://www.d20radio.com/forums/ DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com/ Sage Advice – 25:22.778 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call in line 570-865-4210 or Via E-mail RFIStaff@gmail.com Table Manners- Plot Hooks for the Adventure – 1:00:44.943 DM Rules- Tournament Rules

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Jan 01 2013

2hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Volume 2 Issue 82 – The Forgotten Realms

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Intro – 0:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org RFI Actual Play http://rfiactualplay.tk/ D20 Radio Forums http://www.d20radio.com/forums/ DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com/ The Legend of Fin Fang Foom www.epicwords.com/fin Sage Advice- 13:12.584 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call in line 570-865-4210 or Via E-mail rfistaff@gmail.com Table Manners: Playing in the Forgotten Realms

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May 17 2012

1hr 42mins

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Rank #4: Volume 2 Issue 77 – Greyhawk Revisited

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Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org RFI Actual Play http://rfiactualplay.tk/ D20 Radio Forums http://www.d20radio.com/forums/ DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com/ The Legend of Fin Fang Foom www.epicwords.com/fin Miskatonic University Podcast www.mu-podcast.com/ Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture – www.hirstarts.com/ Sage Advice – 9:33.122 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call

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Mar 19 2012

1hr 58mins

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Rank #5: Volume 7 Issue 200 – Issue 359

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RFI is back once this time, with Issue 200. We talking about gaming with the Demogorgon in Table Manners. DM Rules cover bringing ritual casting to your. And some very non-teen Titan are the star of our Creature Feature. And finally there is a big announcement regarding a new project from the guys of RFI.

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Nov 29 2017

53mins

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Rank #6: Volume 2 Issue 94 – The Ghost Tower of Inverness

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Intro – 0:00:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org D20 Radio Forums http://www.d20radio.com/forums/ DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com/ Unseen Servant Dice Roller www.unseenservant.com/ Unseen Servant Forums www.unseenservant.us/forum/ Sage Advice – 27:16.037 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call in line 570-865-4210 or Via E-mail RFIStaff@gmail.com Email 1 From Ivan

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Sep 30 2012

1hr 57mins

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Rank #7: Volume 6 Issue 192 – Fiend Folio

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RFI is back and delving into a little publication put out by TSR UK, called the Fiend Folio. We discuss the history and internal politics of the book, as well as a scathing review of it from Dragon Magazine. And we also talk about all the wonderful and wacky monsters in the book and why

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Mar 06 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: Volume 6 Issue 193 – Wilderness Survival Guide

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This week, RFI reaches for the bookshelf and dust off the Wilderness Survival Guide. Released at the tail end of 1st Edition, it brought a lot of new rules for all types of outdoor environments. It’s this book a must have for your AD&D campaign or is it just rules bloat, leading into the birth

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Mar 22 2017

33mins

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Rank #9: Volume 7 Mini Issue 11- MetaArcade’s Tunnels and Trolls Adventures

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This week, we have an interview DM Matt conducted at Gen Con 50, with David Reid, CEO of MetaArcade; the creator’s of the new Android and iOS game Tunnel and Trolls Adventures. They cover bringing the classic Tunnels and Trolls Solo Modules to the mobile platform as well as the forth coming adventure creation suite,

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Sep 27 2017

25mins

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Rank #10: Volume 2 Issue 78 – The Underdark

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Intro 0:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org RFI Actual Play http://rfiactualplay.tk/ D20 Radio Forums http://www.d20radio.com/forums/ DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com/ The Legend of Fin Fang Foom www.epicwords.com/fin Sage Advice – 16:27.314 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call in line 570-865-4210 or Via E-mail RFIStaff@gmail.com Table Manners – The Dark

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Mar 24 2012

1hr 38mins

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Rank #11: Volume 3 Issue 143 – A Beginner’s Guide to 1st Edition AD&D

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Intro -0:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com  Greyhawk Weather Generator suuronen.eu/wf/ Dragonlance Weather Generator www.dlnexus.com/weather/ Table Manners – Character Creation – 27:36.423 1. DMG p11 – dice rolling method 2. PHB p.15 to 17 Choose Race 3. PHB p14 apply

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May 06 2014

2hr 24mins

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Rank #12: Volume 6 Issue 178 – The Hero’s Journey

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In this very show, Vince and Nick are joined by DM Glen of Thaco’s Hammer Podcast to chat about James Spahn’s The Hero’s Journey, a Pay What You Want RPG on RPGNOW. Check it out now and all the great products from James Spahn!     Links in today’s show: Thaco’s Hammer AD&D 2e Podcast:

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May 31 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #13: Volume 6 Issue 187 – UK1 Beyond The Crystal Cave

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This week, RFI goes into the module library and pulls out the first one from the UK line of modules UK1 Beyond The Crystal Cave. Will this module be a hidden gem that you should track down or will it leave you begging to play The Forest Oracle? Find out on this week’s TSR UK

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Nov 26 2016

1hr 45mins

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Rank #14: Volume 6 Issue 189 – Dragon Magazine # 91

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This week RFI goes into the Wayback Machine to the Spring of 1984 as we review Dragon Magazine #91. This issue has everything you’d want to know about some of the lesser known demons, an ecology of the Leucrotta, and lots and lots of glorious ads. So join us on a most excellent nostalgia trip

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Jan 17 2017

2hr 3mins

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Rank #15: RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 212 – D&D Cartoon – The Lost Children

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the twelfth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 12 – The Lost Children Original air date:

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Oct 03 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: Volume 6 Issue 183 – Poisons

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RFI is back this week, for a show that could be hazardous to your health, as we delve into poisons and the alignment concerns with their use. We dip over to the para-elemental plane of Air??? when the Mitsu takes center stage in the Creature Feature. We have all of that an notes from DM

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Aug 23 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Volume 2 Issue 67 – Ravenloft

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Intro 00.00:000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org RFI Actual Play http://rfiactualplay.tk/ D20 Radio Forums http://www.d20radio.com/forums/ DM Vince’s Blog http://www.theevilgm.com/ Sage Advice – 9:40.688 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call in line 570-865-4210 or Via E-mail RFIStaff@gmail.com Table Manners – Roleplaying in the Land of Barovia 16:26.799 “Good

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Oct 28 2011

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: Volume 7 Special Insert – Blackstone’s Vault – Barrowmaze

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This week the mysterious Blackstone appears for an mega edition of Blackstone’s Vault, as he reviews the mega dungeon, Barrowmaze. Theme Music provided with Permission, performed and produced by Gloryhammer, find them on facebook.com/gloryhammer/ Follow us on Twitter • The Show – @RFIPodcast • Vince – @TheEvilDM • Matt – @Degenx Contact us • Email:

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Nov 15 2017

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Rank #19: Volume 7 Mini Issue 10 – Too Much Gold?

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DM Vince and DM Matt are back this week with a mini issue, and the topic is a golden one, just how much gold is too much. What are the pitfalls of running a ‘Monty Hall’ game where the characters have more coinage than Scrooge McDuck? How do you manage character levels when finding 1

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Sep 13 2017

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Rank #20: Volume 7 Issue 195 – Indomitable Domain of Terlath the Tenebrific

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Roll For Initiative is back with a jam packed show. DM Matt does a run down of the historic Gen Con 50, recapping the Gen Con Museum and the some of the retrospective panels among other topics. And then in the main part of the show, review a module by Jeremy Reaban, H5 The Indomitable

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Sep 06 2017

1hr 44mins

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RFI Podcast -Volume 10 Issue 220 – Non-Weapon Proficienies

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RFI is back this week, with DM Nick and DM Matt delving in to a late addition to 1st Edition. We talk their origins, usages, and how they were a reflection of gaming at the time and more in this week issue of Roll For Initiative. Follow us on Twitter • The Show – @RFIPodcast

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Apr 26 2019

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RFI Podcast Volume 10 Issue 219 – Racial Level Limits and Table Rules

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RFI Podcast is back for another episode, join Vince, Matt and Nick as they talk about the racial level limits in the PHB, Unearthed Arcana and the history behind it. Then they finish up the show with talking about respecting the rules at the table, and the Dungeon Master who provides them. Link from the

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Mar 14 2019

52mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 10 Issue 218 – Creation of Magical Items

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RFI is live again with another show, as this week Vince, Matt and Nick flip to P116 of the Dungeon Master’s guide and talk about creating magical items, potions, scrolls and other things. They go over what’s needed and then speak about how they handle it in their campaigns. They also talk about the Enchant

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Feb 28 2019

49mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 10 Issue 217 – Greyhawk Primer

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Welcome back to the RFI Podcast, where we are kicking off our 10 years on the air celebration with a setting primer, Greyhawk! Listen in as the boys talk about what you need to play Greyhawk, things you should read if you want to really dive into it and sound off on some lesser known

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Jan 31 2019

1hr 12mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Special Insert – Christmas show!

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Merry Christmas everyone! In this episode Vince, Matt and Nick sit down and talk about a game called Four Against the Darkness, a Solitaire dungeon-delving pen-and-paper game, how it works and then talk about a free adventure called Four Against Krampus, giving you ways you can use this little module for your 1e games. Each

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Dec 14 2018

34mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 216 – D&D Cartoon – The City at the Edge of Midnight

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We are back for RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Matt and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon, season 2 start, as we recap the sixteenth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 16 – The City at the Edge of Midnight

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Nov 25 2018

42mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 215 – D&D Cartoon – The Treasure of Tardos

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We are back for RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Matt and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon, season 2 start, as we recap the fifteenth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 15 – The Treasure of Tardos Vince’s Video for

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Nov 17 2018

29mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 214 – D&D Cartoon – The Girl Who Dreamed Tomorrow

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We are back for RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon, season 2 start, as we recap the fourteenth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 14 – The Girl Who Dreamed Tomorrow Original air

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Oct 25 2018

52mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 213 – D&D Cartoon – PRESTO Spells Disaster!

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the twelfth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 13 – PRESTO Spells Disaster Original air date:

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Oct 20 2018

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 212 – D&D Cartoon – The Lost Children

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the twelfth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 12 – The Lost Children Original air date:

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Oct 03 2018

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RFI Podcast Volume 9 Issue 211 – D&D Cartoon – The Box

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 9, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the eleventh episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 10 – The Box Original air date: 26

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Sep 29 2018

38mins

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Gen Con 51 Special Insert 2 – MetaArcade’s Cthulhu Chronicles

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Here’s another interview from Gen Con 51, where DM Matt sat down with Sam Riordan, of MetaArcade, and discuss their newest release, Cthulhu Chronicles. We delve into what it takes to bring the Call of Cthulhu RPG experience to the mobile platforms and lesson learned from their first release Tunnels & Trolls Adventures. MetaArcade -https://www.metaarcade.com/

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Sep 25 2018

14mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Special Insert – Buzz Dixon Interview

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Well here is the interview we teased about, Vince sits down with legendary writer of various cartoons from the ’80s and ’90s, Buzz Dixon! Listen in as Buzz, talks about his time working with Gary Gygax at his house in California, along with writing the for the D&D cartoon. Buzz touches upon his time writing

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Sep 10 2018

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Issue 210 – D&D Cartoon – The Garden of Zinn

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 8, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the tenth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 10 – The Garden of Zinn! Original air

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Sep 06 2018

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Issue 209 – D&D Cartoon – Quest of the Skeleton Warrior!

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 8, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the ninth episode, talking about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 9 – Quest of the Skeleton Warrior !

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Aug 31 2018

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Gen Con 51 Special Insert 1 – Japanime Games

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Here is the first of some interviews DM Matt conducted at Gen Con 51. In this one, he had an opportunity to talk with Cherise, Product Mananger, for Japanime Games about their three upcoming Robotech board games. They also go into board gaming over in Japan, what they are looking for when bring board games

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Aug 29 2018

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Issue 208 – D&D Cartoon – Servant of Evil!

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 8, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the eighth episode, talk about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 8 – Servant of Evil! Writer: Jeffrey Scott

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Aug 15 2018

46mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Issue 207 – D&D Cartoon – Prison Without Walls

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 8, as Vince and Nick start review of the D&D cartoon as we recap the seventh episode, talk about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 7 – Prison without Walls Writer: Steve Gerber

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Aug 09 2018

38mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Issue 206 – D&D Cartoon – Beauty and the Bogbeast

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 8, as Vince and Nick start the long requested review of the D&D cartoon. Listen in as we recap the sixth episode, talk about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 6 – Beauty

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Aug 03 2018

38mins

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RFI Podcast Volume 8 Issue 205 – D&D Cartoon – In Search of Dungeon Master

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We are back for a new Volume of RFI Podcast, Volume 8, as Vince and Nick start the long requested review of the D&D cartoon. Listen in as we recap the fifth episode, talk about things along the way, and how we can use it in an adventure. Fun for all! Episode 5 – In

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Jul 26 2018

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

247 Ratings
Average Ratings
210
16
9
6
6

Dad to see this stopped in 2019

By CajunTech - May 01 2020
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Wonderful podcast with content that so many people have forgotten about and has been lost to time. Miss the people of the “ old guard” of D&D. This was awesome.

Great Show

By The Speed Force Reviewed this. - May 16 2017
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I enjoy old school and all the shows that WGP Produces, thanks guys!