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Purple Worm

Purple was a post featuring a small group of British RPG-ers discuss various topics of interest, with a highlight on UK-based or inspired RPGS.The podcast ceased publishing on 30/08/20 although this account will be left open so the old episodes are available. Check out our individual podcasts:- Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal- Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge- Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit- John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://rddrpgpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss

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Black Hack 2nd Edition

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we discuss the Black Hack 2nd Edition and have a brief look at the history of random tables in RPGs. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

53mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Magic, Brit RPGs and the Dorset Ooser, bonus voicemail episode

In this bonus voicemail episode we answer calls talking about magic, British roleplaying games and the Dorset Ooser. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

42mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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BONUS: Voicemails - OSE, Lamentations, Editing and Random Tables

In this bonus episode of the Purple Worm podcast we answer a number of voicemails regarding recent episodes. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

58mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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OSRing D&D 5E, can you and should you?

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about D&D 5E, it's relationship to the OSR how easy it is to run an OSR style game with 5E and some of the potential things we'd love to see in the future from D&D. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

48mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Purple Worm Christmas Wish List

'Twas the night before Christmas, And all cross the net, The Wormers are dreaming, Of what RPG loot they'll get. In this Christmas Eve special were are joined by Spencer (AKA Free Thrall) of the excellent Keep Off the Borderlands podcast. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

1hr 2mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Introduction to Fighting Fantasy

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we begin a discussion about the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks created by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

28mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Purple Worm chat with Free Thrall

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk to Spencer (AKA Free Thrall) of the excellent Keep Off the Borderlands podcast, about his experience with RPGs and podcasting, we also talk about Electric Bastionland, layout and other topics. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

47mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Randomness and Into the ODD

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about Into the Odd and random tables, mentioning Electric Bastionland and a few other games along the way. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

53mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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You've got that British Feeling

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about what particular vibe gives an RPG a feeling of inherent British-ness. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

41mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Advancing the Fantasy

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we give an introduction to Advanced Fighting Fantasy, the follow on game from Fighting Fantasy, by Mark Gascoigne and Pete Tamlyn. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

48mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Witches & White Mice

In this episode Dave Aldridge tells us about the Witches of Canewdon and we talk about how local superstitions/folk-wisdom could be used to enrich a campaign setting. If you are interesting in finding out more about George Pickingill (mentioned in the cast) then there is a Wikipedia page on him as well as a number of other websites concerning witchcraft that mention him, one such page can be found here. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

31mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Player Control & Codes of Behaviour

In this episode the Worm-ers muse a little more about giving players narrative control in RPGs and how codes of behaviour could have an impact on a session. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

17mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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The Power of Prophecy

We begin a series of episodes looking at Myths & Legends, how they can influence and enrich your roleplaying sessions with Colin talking about a legend native to the Isle of Sheppey, and we then continue on to a discussion of prophecies and how they can be used in RPGs. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

22mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Last Xmas thoughts & Black Hack

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast our guest-host Spencer (AKA Free Thrall) of the excellent Keep Off the Borderlands podcast, gives us some last thoughts on Xmas gifts and we talk about the Black Hack. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

58mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Vancian magic, ups, downs and alternatives

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we talk about Vancian Magic in D&D and possible alternatives. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

54mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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What's weird for one...

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we continue our discussion of weird games, talking about Burning Wheel, Mouse Guard and reflecting that, what is weird for one person, may not be for another. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

27mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Knockers & Knackers

In this episode Pete breaks down the origin of the Kobold, we puzzle over it's pronunciation and also touch on re-skinning creatures. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

22mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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The Darker Side of AFF

In this episode of the Purple Worm podcast we discuss the relatively recent re-released versions of the Advanced Fighting Fantasy main books, then segway into a brief discussion of Troika and some other related games. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

47mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Ghosts & Urban Legends

In this episode of the Purple Worm we talk about ghosts and urban legends, some of the topics we discuss include: The many ghosts of Burton on Trent Slender Man Creepypasta SCP Foundation Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

28mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Riddling Reaver, Voyage of the Enigma

Dave Aldridge continues to run the rest of the Purple Worm hosts through the classic Fighting Fantasy adventure The Riddling Reaver, as our heroes explore the Reaver's vessel The Twice Shy, bound for parts unknown. Our RSS feed is: https://anchor.fm/s/f74b65c/podcast/rss Check out our individual podcasts: - Pete @ Dragons are real: https://anchor.fm/dragonsarereal - Dave @ dpercentile: https://anchor.fm/dave-aldridge - Colin @ spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit - John @ Red Dice Diaries: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries If you want to get in touch leave a voicemail on the anchor app or email us at purplewormpodcast@gmail.com, if we can't answer your voicemail on this podcast we'll do our best to address it in one of our individual casts.

53mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #20