OwlTail

Cover image of Mud & Blood

Mud & Blood

A podcast about dark & grim tabletop RPGs

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

32: Forbidden Lands Review

In Episode 32, we review the dark fantasy survival RPG Forbidden Lands (FBL) by the Swedish publisher Fria Ligan. Matt also flicks through all the Kickstarter goodies in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel – follow this link: mbcast.co/youtube32 Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to Find the Game Fria Ligan store: frialigan.se/en/store/?collection_id=84541866032 Modiphius store: modiphius.net/collections/forbidden-lands DTRPG (core book): drivethrurpg.com/product/258593 How to Find Fria Ligan Their Website: frialigan.se/en/startpage Forbidden Lands English Forums: forum.frialigan.se/viewforum.php?f=76 MeWe Forbidden Lands Group: mewe.com/join/forbidden_lands Twitter as @FriaLigan Facebook as @FriaLigan Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 36mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #1

Podcast cover

29: WFRP 2e vs 4e with WebDM

In Episode 29, we are joined by Jim and Pruitt from WebDM, that YouTube & Twitch channel par excellence. Jim has run two recent WFRP campaigns for the EncounterRP channel in recent months – the first being a 2e series and the second being a 4e series, both of which Pruitt was a player in. Join us as we talk about their experiences with both systems. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to Find WebDM Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/webdm Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/webdm-youtube Other Links Beneath Dark Boughs, WFRP 2e Actual Play series (link) The Great Conspiracy, WFRP 4e Actual Play series (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 51mins

12 Jan 2019

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

WFRP 1-1: A Night in the Rain

Session 1 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this link: mbcast.co/wfrp-sheets Ambient music is the excellent track Fensalir by Danheim. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 51mins

23 May 2019

Rank #3

Podcast cover

73: West Marches

In this episode, we discuss West Marches, a style of sandbox play which is designed for a large group of players. It also ties in nicely with the new campaign we’re about to start running for our higher-tier Patreon supporters – a West Marches game with a big pool of players and revolving GMs (Matt & Liam). So without further ado, here’s our thoughts about West Marches, including how we’d tweak it. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Links! Ars Ludi West Marches post:  http://arsludi.lamemage.com/index.php/78/grand-experiments-west-marches/ Matt Colville’s video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGAC-gBoX9k Imgur abstract hexmap:  https://imgur.com/a/SVjv5 Invision (online whiteboard):  https://www.invisionapp.com/ Google Sheets WIP campaign workbook:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1swJqRWlcg0gzJfrDifjHMzvhBr_Y45QdVXq0YDyclkQ/edit?usp=sharing Reddit – tweaking the WM map: https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/63f5eb/the_playermap_in_a_west_marches_campaign/ Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 8mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

22: Rob Schwalb Interview

In Episode 22, Liam and Matt interview Rob Schwalb about his magnum opus, the runaway success RPG Shadow of the Demon Lord (SOTDL). Rob has also worked full-time on both WFRP and D&D and is the creator of A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, amongst many, many other projects. Be warned that this show has reached a new high in the amount of swearing, so if that might offend you, you might want to give this one a miss… Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find the Game SOTDL on the Bundle of Holding (link) Schwalb Enterprises web store (link) SOTDL products at DriveThruRPG (link) SOTDL Mailing List (link) Rob can be found at: His website (link) Twitter as @rjschwalb (link) Facebook as @Robert.J.Schwalb (link) Google+ community (link) MeWe community (link) Shadow of the Demon Lord Cult on Facebook (link) Discord server (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 37mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #5

Podcast cover

23: Shadow of the Demon Lord Review

In Episode 23, we review Shadow of the Demon Lord, the horror fantasy game by Rob Schwalb. Matt also flicks through the Core Rulebook, The Companion, Godless & the GM Screen in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel – follow this link: mbcast.co/youtube23 If you’d like to see our review criteria, all of our RPG reviews are collected at mbcast.co/reviews. Show music is the excellent track Berserkir by Danheim. How to find SotDL Physical copies & PDFs at Schwalb Entertainment (link) Physical copies at Amazon (link) PDFs at DriveThruRPG (link) Rob can be found at: His website (link) Twitter as @rjschwalb (link) Facebook as @Robert.J.Schwalb (link) Google+ community (link) MeWe community (link) Shadow of the Demon Lord Cult on Facebook (link) Discord server (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 45mins

8 Nov 2018

Rank #6

Podcast cover

66: Ironsworn One-Shot Special

This week we continue to expand our One-Shot Actual Play portfolio. For your listening pleasure, here is a full one-shot actual play of Ironsworn in 3-player co-op mode, featuring creator himself (Shawn Tomkin), Matt, and Charlotte. We’ll be reviewing this game next week. Enjoy! Intro and Outro music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find Ironsworn Ironsworn website (link) Ironsworn at DTRPG (link) Ironsworn at Itch.io (link) Shawn can be found at: Twitter as @ShawnTomkin (link) Ironsworn Podcast (link) Facebook Group (link) The Ironsworn Discord server (link) The Ironsworn Subreddit (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 57mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #7

Podcast cover

11: Thinking Inside the Sandbox

In Episode 11, Liam and Matt are joined by Liam’s GM Shawn, a seasoned Gamemaster who ran a WFRP sandbox game over 3 years of real time. We discuss his epic sandbox campaign to see what can be borrowed for our own games. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Improv Resources for GMs Play Unsafe on DTRPG (link) Play Unsafe on Lulu (link) Unframed on Engine Publishing (link) Unframed on DTRPG (link) [Unframed is also available on Amazon – search for the ISBN: 0983613346] Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 48mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #8

Podcast cover

WFRP 1-2: Fools in the Rain

Session 2 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this link: mbcast.co/wfrp-sheets Ambient Norse music is by Danheim, other ambient music is by our own Liam Stevens. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 53mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #9

Podcast cover

43: WFRP 4e Review

In Episode 43, Liam and Matt finally review the game that got this podcast started – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition (aka WFRP 4e) by Cubicle 7. Matt also flicks through the physical book in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel – follow this link: mbcast.co/youtube43 For a summary of all our review scores, visit mbcast.co/reviews Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find the Game Cubicle 7 web store (link) DriveThruRPG storefront for WFRP 4e (link) Cubicle 7 can be found at: Their website (link) Twitter account (link) Facebook page (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 31mins

21 May 2019

Rank #10

Podcast cover

25: Warhammer Through the Ages

In Episode 25, Liam and Matt are joined by legendary RPG writer Graeme Davis and WFRP blogger Michał Górzański, talking about which periods of WFRP history (and alt-history!) could make for some great adventures & campaigns. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 24mins

1 Dec 2018

Rank #11

Podcast cover

65: Shawn Tomkin Interview

In episode 65, we interview Shawn Tomkin about his award-winning game Ironsworn, a game we’ve been wanting to look at for a long time! Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find Ironsworn Ironsworn website (link) Ironsworn at DTRPG (link) Ironsworn at Itch.io (link) Shawn can be found at: Twitter as @ShawnTomkin (link) Ironsworn Podcast (link) Facebook Group (link) The Ironsworn Discord server (link) The Ironsworn Subreddit (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 10mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #12

Podcast cover

WFRP 1-7: Murder in the Dark

Session 7 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this link: mbcast.co/wfrp-sheets Ambient Norse music is by Danheim, other ambient music is by our own Liam Stevens. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 41mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #13

Podcast cover

62: Mothership Halloween Special

As a change from our usual routine, we’ve decided to do something special for Halloween, so here’s a full one-shot actual play of Mothership, with Liam GMing for Matt, Charlotte, and Luke. We’ll be reviewing this game in January. A lot of editing has gone into this one, hope you enjoy it! Intro and Outro music is Berserkir by Danheim. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

3hr 42mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #14

Podcast cover

Kult 1-2: Mister Sandman

Session 2 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is finally here after a long break! After this episode, Kult will take a break until after our WFRP 4e Actual Play is finished, and then we will continue. We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find a map of the house, plus background notes, character sheets, etc at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Ambient music is the excellent track Kveld by Danheim, other music & effects are by our own Liam Stevens. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

1hr 30mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #15

Podcast cover

58: GUMSHOE Cthulhu Reviews

In Episode 58, we review not one, but two games! Trail of Cthulhu and Fall of Delta Green! These games both use the GUMSHOE system by Robin D. Laws and were written by Kenneth Hite. This follows our interview with Kenneth in episode 52 – check that out first, because it will help to put this review in context. Matt has also flicked through the physical book in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel – follow this link: mbcast.co/youtube58 For a summary of all our review scores, visit mbcast.co/reviews Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find the Games Trail of Cthulhu on DTRPG (link) Trail of Cthulhu on Pelgrane Press (link) Fall of Delta Green on DTRPG (link) Fall of Delta Green at Pelgrane Press (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 35mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #16

Podcast cover

71: Sean McCoy Interview

In episode 71, we interview Sean McCoy about his sci-fi horror masterpiece Mothership, a game we’ve been wanting to review for a very long time! Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find Mothership Tuesday Knight Games website (link) Mothership on Itch.io (link) Mothership on DTRPG (link) Sean can be found at: Twitter as @SeanMcCoy (link) Mothership on Reddit (link) Mothership Discord server (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 6mins

2 Feb 2020

Rank #17

Podcast cover

54: Delta Green Review

In Episode 54, we review Delta Green – the roleplaying game of covert agents opposing the forces of darkness without glory. This follows our interview with Shane Ivey in episode 51 – check that out first, because it really helps put this review in context. Matt has also flicked through the physical book in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel – follow this link: mbcast.co/youtube54 For a summary of all our review scores, visit mbcast.co/reviews Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find the Game Delta Green on DTRPG (link) Delta Green at DeltaGreen.com Delta Green content at Patreon (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 32mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #18

Podcast cover

50: Call of Cthulhu 7e Review

In Episode 50, Liam and Matt review one of the latest edition of the most popular games on the market – Call of Cthulhu – to see if it lives up to its reputation. This follows our interview with Mike Mason in episode 48 – check that out first, because it really helps put this review in context. Matt will also be flicking through the physical core books in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel in a few days (sorry for the delay)- follow this link: mbcast.co/youtube50 For a summary of all our review scores, visit mbcast.co/reviews Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find the Game Chaosium website (link) Chaosium on DTRPG (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 12mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #19

Podcast cover

72: Mothership Review

In this episode, we review Mothership, the ENnie award-winning sci-fi horror RPG by Sean McCoy. In the next few days, Matt will also be flicking through the physical book in his accompanying visual review over on our YouTube channel – you can find it live on our YT channel at this link: mbcast.co/youtube72 For a summary of all our review scores, visit mbcast.co/reviews Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find Mothership Tuesday Knight Games website (link) Mothership on Itch.io (link) Mothership on DTRPG (link) Sean can be found at: Twitter as @SeanMcCoy (link) Mothership on Reddit (link) Mothership Discord server (link) Mud & Blood Patreon If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon DTRPG Affiliates If you can’t support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! Here’s the link: drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686 Get in Touch! Head over to our website, where you can find all our social media links: mbcast.co. Subscribe! Our show’s RSS feed is https://9littlebees.com/feed/mudandblood/ You can also subscribe to our occasional newsletter by clicking on the image below.

2hr 5mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #20