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Fear of a Black Dragon

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This is a podcast about tabletop roleplaying game modules and setting books.

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This is a podcast about tabletop roleplaying game modules and setting books.

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Tomb of the Serpent King

By Marco V "Gunny Watt" - Nov 08 2019
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This episode has a great explanation of the C.A.T.S. system of setting tone and expectations at the table. I am also planning to download this module it sounds like a blast to run even for experienced groups.

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By RudyRiot - Oct 25 2017
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Great analysis of rpg modules and supplements. Entertaining, concise, very informative.

iTunes Ratings

64 Ratings
Average Ratings
61
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1
1
1

Tomb of the Serpent King

By Marco V "Gunny Watt" - Nov 08 2019
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This episode has a great explanation of the C.A.T.S. system of setting tone and expectations at the table. I am also planning to download this module it sounds like a blast to run even for experienced groups.

Fantastic

By RudyRiot - Oct 25 2017
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Great analysis of rpg modules and supplements. Entertaining, concise, very informative.
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Fear of a Black Dragon

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Keep on the Borderlands

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The Basic Crawl Overview (00:21) Things we liked (04:10) Things we had questions about (15:57) Chain Lightning Round (20:15)

The Expert Delve Using the Labryinth move for wilderness adventures (22:30)

Companion Adventures Other interpretations of Keep (33:33) The Nightmare Underneath (34:45) Music recommendations (35:54) Film recommendations (37:33)

Nov 23 2017

40mins

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Rank #2: Sailors on the Starless Sea

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The Basic Crawl Overview of Sailors on the Starless Sea (00:23) What we liked about the module (02:42) Questions we had about the module (12:01) Chain Lightning Round (20:20)

The Expert Delve Avoiding the gonzo funnel (23:02)

Companion Adventures Treasure Hunt module (41:35) Film & TV recommendations (42:21) John Carpenter’s Lost Themes (45:44) Funnel adventure resources (47:10)

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Sep 07 2017

50mins

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Rank #3: Ravenloft

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:25 - Overview 00:05:36 - Things we liked about the module 00:17:52 - Things we had questions about 00:24:32 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:27:45 - Kicking off the adventure

Companion Adventures 00:40:03 - Music recommendations 00:41:27 - Film recommendations

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Feb 21 2018

45mins

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Rank #4: Tomb of Horrors

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:22 - Overview 00:05:18 - Things we liked about the module 00:12:41 - Questions we had about the module 00:17:00 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:19:20 - Traps

Companion Adventures 00:39:42 - Films 00:42:32 - Games

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Jul 13 2018

46mins

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Rank #5: Masks of Lankhmar

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:03:48 - Our experience with the module 00:04:55 - Things we loved about the module 00:11:43 - Questions we had 00:15:12 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:17:53 - All things in medias res

Companion Adventures 00:45:22 - Books 00:47:08 - Music

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May 08 2018

50mins

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Rank #6: Dead Planet

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:05:08 - Things we liked about the module 00:19:09 - Questions we had about the module 00:28:55 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:31:14 - How to humanize unlikable communities

Companion Adventures 00:58:15 - Music 00:59:26 - Films 01:00:18 - Games

Links Dead Planet https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/249108/Mothership-Dead-Planet?term=dead+planet

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Feb 17 2019

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Rank #7: The Ultraviolet Grasslands

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:22 - Overview 00:05:40 - Our experience with the book 00:06:18 - Things we liked 00:20:14 - Questions we had 00:25:30 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:27:33 - Making journeys interesting

Companion Adventures 00:49:10 - Music 00:50:33 - Films

Links Summer Pride by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

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Jun 11 2018

55mins

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Rank #8: Carapace

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:02:48 - How have we used this in our games? 00:03:30 - Things we liked about the module 00:16:30 - Questions we had about the module 00:19:54 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:21.34 - Non-lethal campaign frameworks Companion Adventures 00:38:26 - Book 00:39:58 - Scenario 00:41:26 - Film 00:42:06 - Games 00:46:06 - Blog

Oct 21 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: Yoon-Suin (Part One)

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The Basic Crawl Overview of the Yellow City (00:21) Things we loved about the book (04:03) Questions we had about the book (09:31) Chain Lightning Round (14:18)

The Expert Delve Orientalism (17:40) Combining Yoon-Suin with Euro-centric RPG material (25:19)

Companion Adventures Music recommendations (37:57) Book recommendation (40:12) Game recommendations (41:55)

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Sep 20 2017

46mins

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Rank #10: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:23 - Overview 00:03:15 - Our experience with the module 00:04:04 - Things we liked about the module 00:10:28 - Questions we had about the module 00:18:35 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:20:35 - Running a seafaring adventure

Companion Adventures 00:45:36 - Film and TV 00:48:03 - Music 00:50:23 - Books

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Nov 13 2018

52mins

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Rank #11: The Wizardarium of Calabraxis

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:26 - Overview 00:04:47 - Our experience with the module 00:05:32 - Things we liked about the module 00:14:25 - Questions we had about the module 00:18:13 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:20:20 - Time travel

Companion Adventures 00:41:40 - Film & TV 00:43:06 - Other recommendations

Links The Wizardarium of Calabraxis https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/131489/The-Wizardarium-of-Calabraxis

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Mar 09 2019

45mins

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Rank #12: Blood in the Chocolate

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Tom & Jason are talking about Blood in the Chocolate!

The Basic Crawl Overview (00:23) Things we liked (03:42) Things we had questions about (12:40) Chain Lightning Round (18:17)

The Expert Delve Heists (21:06) Blades in the Dark (24:26) 2D vs. 3D (32:05) Other criminal enterprises (33:57)

Companion Adventures Music recommendations (38:07) Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall (41:30) The Stuff (42:23) Futurama: Slurm Factory episode (43:18)

Notes & Links Astor Piazzolla tracks mentioned on the show: Libertango, Fugata, Otoño Porteño, Milonga del Angel

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Nov 02 2017

44mins

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Rank #13: Trophy Gold Special

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Trophy  00:01:31 - Overview  00:05:49 - Incursions  00:11:15 - Deconstructing the fantasy adventure  Trophy Gold  00:14:57 - Overview  00:18:29 - Jesse’s goals with Trophy Gold 00:23:22 - Differences with core Trophy  00:29:12 - Monsters  00:33:00 - Module conversions  00:44:26 - Availability and upcoming cool stuff Links Trophy Gold can be found in Codex - Gold, now available on our $6+ Patreon feed: patreon.com/gauntlet Learn more about the core Trophy game here:  https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/trophy-rpg.html Join the discussion about Trophy Gold on our forums: https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/t/trophy-gold-discussion/2888

Aug 27 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: Horror's Heart

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:22 - Overview 00:05:14 - How have we used this in our games? 00:05:51 - Things we liked about this book 00:16:35 - Questions we had about the book 00:24:57 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:27:32 - Dismantling the railroad Companion Adventures 00:50:30 - Podcast 00:51:34 - Film 00:52:46 - Music 00:53:16 - TTRPG 00:54:26 - Historical rental properties

Sep 18 2019

56mins

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Rank #15: Fever Swamp

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:20 - Overview 00:02:57 - Things we liked about the 00:11:05 - Questions we had about the module 00:17:04 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:19:54 - Running a swamp-based adventure

Companion Adventures 00:40:00 - Games 00:42:15 - Films 00:45:05 - Music

Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com 
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Jun 26 2018

47mins

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Rank #16: Into the Fire

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The Basic Crawl 00:23 - Overview 04:31 - Things we liked about the module 13:07 - Questions we had about the module 21:38 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 23:53 - Adapting OSR modules to World of Dungeons (Overview) 25:00 - Preliminary matters 29:24 - General concepts 31:27 - In Medias Res and the Die of Fate 34:31 - Low level characters 36:35 - Encounter tables 37:41 - NPC and monster stats 41:25 - Simple conversions 42:55 - Fictional positioning 45:06 - Final notes

Companion Adventures 48:48 - Characterizations 50:20 - Music recommendations 51:25 - Gauntlet Hangouts sessions of Into the Fire

Jan 18 2018

52mins

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Rank #17: Against the Cult of the Reptile God

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:35 - Overview 00:04:05 - How we have used the module in our games 00:06:36 - Things we liked about the module 00:18:07 - Questions we had about the module 00:19:26 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:20:47 - Water Margins and Dragons

Companion Adventures 00:33:02 - Media recommendations 00:34:42 - Story game recommendations

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Jul 18 2019

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Rank #18: Anomalous Subsurface Environment (ASE1)

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:30 - Overview 00:03:21 - Our experience with the module 00:04:00 - Things we liked about the module 00:25:02 - Questions we had about the module

The Expert Delve 00:34:24 - Playing in gonzo settings

Companion Adventures 01:01:01 - Film and TV 01:02:33 - Literature

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May 29 2019

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Rank #19: Shadows Over Bögenhafen

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The Basic Crawl 00:00:25 - Overview 00:04:10 - Things we liked about the module 00:15:00 - Questions we had about the module 00:24:30 - Chain Lightning Round

The Expert Delve 00:27:15 - NPC motivations 00:35:30 - Adding texture to your NPCs’ lives

Companion Adventures 00:41:17 - Game books 00:43:50 - Film 00:44:48 - Music

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Sep 13 2018

46mins

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Rank #20: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

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Jason & Tom are talking about The Warlock of Firetop Mountain!

The Basic Crawl Overview (00:21) Things we liked about the module (02:31) Questions we had about the module (10:44) Chain Lightning Round (18:33)

The Expert Delve Staginess and the historical background of the module (22:06) Running the module as a futuristic theme park (29:48)

Companion Adventures Out of Body by Dance of the Dead (38:39) Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks (40:00) Cheat Your Own Adventure RPG (41:25)

Oct 06 2017

44mins

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