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Dragons Are Real

A podcast about tabletop role playing games.Email: dragonsarerealpodcast@pm.meRSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/8c05ff0/podcast/rss

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009 GM Tools

In this episode I suggest some tools that will assist a GM in keeping notes for a campaign. Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963 ---- Tiddlywiki: https://tiddlywiki.com/ Obsidian Portal: https://www.obsidianportal.com/ World Anvil: https://www.worldanvil.com Kanka: https://kanka.io Campaign Wiki: https://campaignwiki.org Wikidot: http://www.wikidot.com/ City Of Brass: https://www.cityofbrass.io/ Media Wiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki mdwiki: http://mdwiki.info

12mins

7 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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032 ICRPG (Index Card Role Playing Game)

A review of ICRPG, a game by Brandish Gilhelm, With a call in from John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries An advert for the new Purple Worm Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Runehammer Forum: https://forums.runehammer.online/ Runehammer Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RUNEHAMMER --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

15mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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017 Troika Numinous Edition

Troika is a weird fantasy game by Daniel Sell, I review the book, and a call-in from Ivy ShortsMelsonian Arts Council:  https://www.melsonia.com/ Drivethru PDF:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/269791/Troika-Numinous-Edition  ----Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963

9mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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005 Dungeons and Dragons Basic (Moldvay)

I discuss the 1981 Dungeons and Dragons Basic rules known as B/X or the Magenta Box and detail the changes from the previous edition by Holmes. Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963 ***** Dungeons and Dragons Basic (Moldvay) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110274/DD-Basic-Set-Rulebook-B-X-ed-Basic B/X Companion by Jonathan Becker https://www.rpgnow.com/product/103412/B-X-Companion B/X Essentials https://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/5606/Necrotic-Gnome/subcategory/26251_28663/B-X-Essentials Labyrinth Lord https://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/760/Goblinoid-Games/subcategory/6311/Labyrinth-Lord Swords & Wizardry Core http://www.lulu.com/shop/matthew-finch/swords-wizardry-core-rules-pdf/ebook/product-15718826.html Basic Fantasy RPG https://www.basicfantasy.org/

5mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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023 Hex Crawls and Point Crawls

The traditional wilderness mapping in OSR games is by use of the Hexcrawl. A hex grid is over-layed the map and is used for traversing the world. In this episode I offer an alternative - the Point Crawl. It holds less information than a hex map but arguably is of more use to a GM and clearer to understand. Also call ins from Colin Green of Spikepit, Jason and TJ of Malodorous Miasma Meltdown. Dragons Are Real RPGaDay blogposts: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ Hillcantons Blog: http://hillcantons.blogspot.com/2012/01/crawling-without-hexes-pointcrawl.html --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963

11mins

1 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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043 A Retrospective of 2019 and Call Ins

I look back at the first year of podcasting. Call ins from Rob C, Evil Jeff, John Alan Large, Loco Ludus, Josh Beckleheimer and Jeff Collyer --- Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

18mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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026 Shadow of the Demon Lord

A short review of Shadow of the Demon Lord by Robert Schwalb. This review was requested by Jason and you can find his podcast at: https://anchor.fm/jason376 --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music "Killers" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

8mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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006 Skills

In this episode I discuss skills, do we need them and how do we use them. Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963 ----- The Tao of D&D http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/2019/02/perception-checks.html Blood, Death, Satan & Metal https://bdsmrpg.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-old-school-d6-skill-system.html Nerdomancer of Dork https://nerdomancerofdork.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/skills-in-old-school-games/ Rod of Lordy Might http://rodoflordlymight.blogspot.com/2009/03/skills-middle-road.html http://blog.d4caltrops.com/2016/05/skill-systems-tweaking-middle-road.html

8mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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038 Old School Essentials Unboxing

A quick episode as I unbox this Kickstarter from Gavin Norman

6mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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018 Arkenforge Masters Toolkit VTT

The Masters Toolkit is a virtual tabletop for playing games in person. In this episode I talk about the software and it's uses. I also have a series of call-ins from Dave Alridge of the Dpercentile Podcast: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge Arkenforge Masters Toolkit: https://arkenforge.com/ Arkenforge Discord: https://discord.gg/YrwgMw Youtube: Knights of the Smith Dinner Table: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClG-3NB33j6QViixjz57mPA dmrobo:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjGDIccL0_4crexiLPi-9Ww Arkenforge:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFBZP-j81YmH1UDFo9F6sQ  ---- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963 

22mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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016 Fabled Lands (A Solo Game)

I have a couple of call ins from Tim Shorts (of Gothridge Manor) and Colin Green (of Spikepit). I have been doing some solo gaming at home in between my regular gaming, one of these has been using Fable Lands, which is one of the "Choose your own adventure" style gaming books. Tim Shorts Gothridge Manor:  https://anchor.fm/gothridgemanor Colin Green Spikepit:  https://anchor.fm/spikepit ---- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963

12mins

16 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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034 Call Ins

In this episode I answer some call ins. Jason : Nerds Variety RPG Cast Dave Aldridge : dPercentile John Alan Large: Red Dice Diaries Purple worm Podcast: https://anchor.fm/purple-worm --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

9mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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008 My New Campaign

In this episode I record in my car like Jason Hobbs and Colin Green. I discuss my new upcoming Campaign based in Glynne Seal's The Midderlands and using the Lamentations of the Flame Princes rules. ---- Podcast Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/

7mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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041 War of the Worlds

Post Apocalyptic gaming in the Victorian Era, beware there are spoilers for the BBC adaptation of the War of the Worlds. I'm reading the Star Lord comics from 1978 where the Strontium Dogs comic strip was introduced to the world. Call ins from Jason Connerley, Darren Green and Colin Green. ---  Website: https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: https://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Fireflies and Stardust by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

16mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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033 I'm A Designer Too (AAA Month)

In the final episode for Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month I present a set of light rules written by me. I explain how the rules work and my thoughts behind them. You can download a free copy from my website as a PDF, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lZEhBbaPCRuRyr6sQgnIMGnRp1a612Sl/view?usp=sharing --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Arneson by TJ Drennon Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

16mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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028 Rules We Don't Need No Stinkin Rules (AAA)

In honour of Anchorites Appreciate Arneson month we talk about a rules lite system we like. My choice is Wanton Roleplay System (WaRP) by Atlas Games used in their 1st and 2nd Editions of Over The Edge. This episodes opening theme by TJ Drennon : https://www.patreon.com/TJD Wanton Roleplay System (OGL): http://www.atlas-games.com/pdf_storage/WaRPSystemPackage.zip Over The Edge (Atlas Games): https://www.atlas-games.com/otelegacy#warped/ --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: https://discord.gg/VpRjr3A Opening Music Arneson by TJ Drennon : https://www.patreon.com/TJD Closing Music "Fretless" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

18mins

6 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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024 What I have been Slaying and a free PDF

Call in from Goblin's Henchman about point crawls. I talk about some of the games I have been playing recently. One of the games I ran at my local gaming club was Fear & Fun, a Stranger Things type game that I cobbled together when our regualr GM didn't show. I have written up the rules I ran links below. Carapace - Procedural navigation: https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/carapace/ Carousing Rules: http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2015/05/downtime-activities-carousing-table.html Minions and Musings Podcast: https://anchor.fm/eviljeff Follow Me and Die Podcast: https://anchor.fm/follow-me-and-die Lasers and Feelings: http://www.onesevendesign.com/laserfeelings/ Fear and Fun One Sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16Dj284h8-C2K6eaNgCh4wf9OC1IKPVlpzr-F0tWxaFk Trifold Zine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WjtaXJDOwd5A6m3uWt_sHhutnfd5F0XJ/view?usp=sharing --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963

14mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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020 Epees and Sorcellerie (Swords and Sorcery)

Epees and Sorcellerie is a French OSR inspired RPG translated into English. It uses a 2D6 mechanic. Epees and Sorcellerie  Lulu (PDF): http://www.lulu.com/shop/nicolas-dessaux/ep%C3%A9es-sorcelerie-english-translation/ebook/product-17353069.html Amazon (Print): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epees-sorcellerie-sword-sorcery-0e-era/dp/1548211117/ 2nd Edition Extras: https://aleaiactandaest.blogspot.com/search/label/%C3%89p%C3%A9es%20%26%20sorcellerie Virtual Table Top Arkenforge Master toolkit: https://arkenforge.com Tokens: https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/3oxd7v/so_ive_been_wasting_my_time_by_putting_the_entire/ More Tokens: http://forums.rptools.net/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=25892&sid=d382f59ca9295d9ac1d8d0085051df87 --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963

23mins

20 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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022 The Dictionary of Imaginary Places

A book you may find useful when crafting locations in your games. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dictionary-Imaginary-Places-Updated-Expanded/dp/0613563115 RPGaDay Website: http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2019/07/launching-rpgaday-2019.html My RPG a Day Entries: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/dragonsarerealpodcast --- Podcast Website: petejones.neocities.org/ Blog: dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server: discord.gg/BTY963

7mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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012 Encumbrance Lamentations Style

The main topic of this episode is one of the rules that is often hand waived in games, encumbrance. Having recently run a Lamentations of the Flame Princess game I explain the virtues of that system which is easy and elegant. I also have a couple of call-ins from Jeremy "Frothsof" Smith and Benjamin Hinnum. Thought Eater Podcast: https://anchor.fm/thoughteater Troika RPG: https://www.melsonia.com/troika-rpg-3-c.asp Lamentations of the Flame Princess: http://www.lotfp.com/RPG/ ----- Podcast Website:  https://petejones.neocities.org/ Blog:  http://dragonsarerealpodcast.tumblr.com/ OSR Anchorites on Audio Dungeon Discord Server:  https://discord.gg/BTY963

8mins

21 Apr 2019

Rank #20