Sunday marked a significant Anniversary for theGROGNARDfiles podcast. Last year, @dailydwarf filed his first submission on 22nd May, selecting his favourite RUNEQUEST material from the hey day of the magazine.
It matters, because it was the moment that I realised that I needed to actually *do* something about the crazy notion of producing a podcast, as someone else had put time in to contribute to the idea. Someone who I didn’t really know. Someone who had put the work in, based on a speculative e-mail I’d sent to him.
Having White Dwarf at the cohesive centre of the podcast was essential, as it was such an important element of our experience of the hobby in those early years. I didn’t count on the quality of the submissions from @dailydwarf, for which I am eternally grateful.
My nasal drone and slightly pompous characterisation of the dwarf, doesn’t do justice to the quality of the writing in @dailydwarf’s submissions, so I’m pleased that we have decided to offer a pamphlet containing the collected essays. We’ll produce it as an insert to the ‘zine that we’re putting out in November. If you want to be assured of getting a copy, then please give us a tip in the beret.
One of the great consequences of producing the podcast has been meeting lots of great people. It’s possible that the GROGNARD files would have never had happened if I hadn’t got that submission in May ’15. I count @dailydwarf as one of the great ‘virtual’ friends I’ve made over the past 10 months.
I’m looking forward to publishing the collected works, in the meantime, these are the references to articles/ scenarios covered in the podcasts so far (as requested by some listeners):
Oliver Dickinson: Lucky Eddi #29 Griselda Gets Her Men #30
John Bethell: Lair of the White Wyrm #14
Michael Cule: Rumble at the Tin Inn #33
CALL OF CTHULHU
Review of Call of Cthulhu in Open Box #32
Andy Bradbury: The Heart of the Dark # 75
Marcus Rowland: The Paddington Horror #88
Graeme Davis: Ghost Jackal Kill #79
Simon Nicholson: Ghosties & Ghoulies &… Squid? #91
Review of Traveller in issue #6
Andy Slack: Backdrop of Stars #24
Neil Cheyne: Amber to Red #26
Bob McWilliams: We Have a Referee Malfunction! #35
Review of Stormbringer #29
Matt Williams: The Madcap Laughs #95 to #98.
ADVANCED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
Roger Musson: The Dungeon Architect #25 to #27.
Martin Hytch: Gamesmanship #75
Lew Pulsipher: The Necromancer #35.
Abbie Fiore: The Lichway #9
Marcus L Rowland: The Eagle Hunt #40
Graeme Davis: The City in the Swamp #37
Venetia Lee and Paul Stamforth: Castle in the Wind #76
Janet and Peter Vialls: Terror at Trollmarsh #74
Lew Pulsipher: Khazad Dûm #38
Abbie Fiore: The Halls of Tizun Thane #18
Paul Vernon: Troubles at Embertrees #34
To be continued!