Rank #1: Jeffrey Talanian on the Holmes Edition -- DGS Episode #20
The Dead Games Society talks with Jeffrey Talanian, creator of Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers, about his favorite dead edition of Dungeons and Drgaons, the legendary Holmes Edition! It's a great hour of hearing Jeffrey's memory's regarding this great out-of-print edition so beloved by the gaming community.
And find out what the DGS has been up to of late and where we will be next!
May 22 2016
Rank #2: Piercing the Masquerade -- DGS Episode #45
It's been 25 years since Mark Rein-Hagen's now classic, Vampire: The Masquerade revealed to us a whole World of Darkness just beyond the light of day. An imperfect and horrifying reflection of our own world where the dead stalked the night. Since then fans have thrilled to the idea of letting their own Beast run wild in the shadows using what may be White Wolf's greatest contribution to the gaming world. And to help the DGS understand this world of darkness Nathan Siever and Robert Batton, the hosts of the amazing new podcast "25 Years of Vampire: The Masquerade - A Retrospective" have agreed to come onto the Dead Games Society podcast and reveal the secrets of the elder kindred. So grab your kine and sit back as we pierce The Masquerade. What is rumor and what is fact? Well only the Antediluvians know for sure.
May 07 2017
Rank #3: Down the Rabbit Hole w/ Bunnies and Burrows -- DGS Episode #48
Join the DGS as our good friend, Kris Vezner guides us deep down the rabbit hole to explore the wonderful world of Bunnies and Burrows! So grab a bit of clover and your favorite drink then kick back in your cozy warren to have a listen as we discuss one of the first and still one of the best roleplaying games.
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down
May 26 2017
Rank #4: Remembering Star Frontiers with Cory Gahsman -- DGS Episode #29
On this episode of the Dead Games Society podcast we bring on our good friend, Cory Gahsman, aka DM-Cojo, to talk all about one of TSR's classics, Star Frontiers!
Sep 25 2016
Rank #5: The Art of the Con, or Tips for the New GM! - DGS Episode #53
So you're thinking of taking a seat on the other side of the table for a convention and you want some GM tips? Good news because on this episode of the Vorpal Chainsword and I are dishing out a bit of wisdom gained through our own years of convention. And while we're at it will talk about our own recent experience at Gamehole.
But if our own collected smarts ain't enough, we brought in one of the big guns to impart some of his own vast knowledge in this area, as well as talk about some of his favorite "dead games". That's right, we have in this episode, included a wonderful interview with the illustrious Tim Task, whom I had the honor of speaking with while I was at Gameholecon V! So grab a notepad and pen then kick back in your comfy chair as we dive into the Art of the Con!
Nov 27 2017
Rank #6: Star Frontiers! – DGS Episode#15
The Dead Games Society explores deep space in TSR’s classic game, Star Frontiers! Links of interest: starfrontiers.us (now http://sfus.starfrontiers.info/), where there are Star Frontiers rules & modules for download, two fan magazines, and a forum for discussion of this game. And to see an old TSR television commercial for Star Frontiers, you can check out this […]
Jun 21 2015
Rank #7: The Cosmology of David "Zeb" Cook -- DGS Episode #27
Few game designers can claim such a prolific body of work as David "Zeb" Cook! His many projects include such iconic TSR modules as, Slavepits of the Undercity, Dwellers of the Forbidden Kingdom, The Isle of Dread and The Veiled Society. His work on game systems boasts the Expert Set which he created alongside Tom Moldvay, Oriental Adventures and the acclaimed Planescape system. And he took gamers into the farthest reaches of space with the classic scifi game, Star Frontiers.
Now Zeb sits down with the Dead Games Society to talk about many of these projects in what is one of our best episodes yet. So grab a drink, find your comfy chair and have a listen as Zeb takes us through these and many more projects from his career!
Sep 03 2016
Rank #8: Dead Games Society #17 : Elric of Melnibone RPG creator, Lawrence Whitaker
The Dead Games Society returns to the land of the living with an all new episode featuring Lawrence Whitaker, creator of the Elric of Melnibone RPG, as well as the author of the current sixth edition of Runequest!
Mar 15 2016
Rank #9: Villains and Vigilantes with Jeff Dee! -- DGS Episode #44
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Villains and Vigilantes with Jeff Dee! That's right, on episode #44 the DGS flies high with the creative genius of Jeff Dee who joins us to discuss one of my favorite superhero genre games, Villains and Vigilantes. Jeff talks about the super-powered origins of V&V as well as it's resurgence into a new current edition with Monkey House Games. And along the way Jeff also talks about some of his soon to be revealed projects. So don your cape and sit back in your secret base as Jeff gives us the story on one of gaming's most beloved games.
Apr 29 2017
Rank #11: West End Game's, Star Wars! -- DGS Episode #31
In this episode the Dead Games Society talks about what some consider to be the best version of Star Warsever to be brought to the table, West End Game's classic Star Wars roleplaying game! So grab a drink and sit back, because in this show, the Force will be with you, always...
Oct 23 2016
Rank #12: Call of Cthulhu, The Stars Are Right! – DGS Episode#13
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. Howard Phillips Lovecraft Join Michael, Colin and Chad as they rend that thin veil separating man from madness! This one’s all about, Call of Cthulhu!
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Feb 07 2015
Rank #13: A Ravenloft Valentine -- DGS Episode #38
It's the week of Valentines Day and in honor of unrequited love and ever-lasting damnation we are taking you, our one fan, into mist-shrouded Ravenloft! I9, Ravenloft has long been considered one of the best modules to ever come out of 1st edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. It was written by Tracy and Laura Hickman, and included art by Clyde Caldwell along with revolutionary maps by Dave Sutherland. So grab a box of chocolates and a glass of vino then sit back with your Valentine to listen as we tell a tale of tragic love and vampires.
Feb 13 2017
Rank #15: Bruce Heard, Master of Mystara - DGS Episode #25
It's episode #25 of the Dead Games Society featuring the esteemed TSR alumni, Bruce Heard! Bruce talks to the DGS about the genesis of one of gaming's most beloved of settings, the magical lands of Mystara. And if that were not enough, he also talks about his newest project for the World of Calidar. So grab a drink, find a comfy chair and sit back to listen in as Bruce reveals the secrets previously known only to the crew of the Princess Ark!
Aug 01 2016
Rank #16: Cyberpunk 2013! -- DGS Episode #34
Techies, Solos and Netrunners, oh my! Thats right chummers, it's episode #34 of the Dead Games Society podcast and we are talking Cyberpunk 2013. So don a pair of mirror-shades, check your smart-gun and get ready to jack into the Net cuz it's gonna be a wild ride!
Dec 06 2016
Rank #17: The MARVEL-PHILE, Jeff Grubb – DGS Episode #10
Sep 11 2014
Rank #18: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness - DGS Episode #33
It's episode #33 and in this show it's all about the heroes in a half-shell! Yes Cory and I are talking all about Palladium's classic game of mutated turtle power, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness with our good friend, David Bauter! So grab yourself a slice of pizza and a mug of green goo then kick back as we dish on the game that gave us all the power to fight crime from the sewers!
Nov 20 2016
Rank #19: GaryconVIII Podcast Panel 2016 - DGS Ep#18
The DGS goes into new terrain for this special two part episode on how to produce a gaming podcast. Recorded at GaryconVIII, this is part 1 of the panel hosted by the Dead Games Society, Drink Spin Run, Gaming and BS, Game School, Cube of Death and the Mythwits podcast, with special guest, Jayson Elliott. And don't forget to tune into Part 2!
Mar 26 2016
Rank #20: Amber Diceless Roleplay - DGS Episode #35
Hold on tight as our guests, Brett Bloczynski (Gaming and BS) and Phil Vecchione (Misdirected Mark) take us on a wild and diceless hellride through shadow to reach the center of it all, Amber! I warn you before hand, this is a long episode, but if you are a fan of Roger Zelazny's classic Amber series or just want to know how a iceless game can actually work, then you must give this episode a listen. So grab your trumps and gird your Pattern blade because on this episode all roads lead to Amber!
Dec 19 2016