I’m Dirk the Dice and this is the GROGNARD files podcast, talking bobbins about table-top RPGs from back in the day and today.
The Armchair Adventurers are small FRPG group that meet monthly in Bolton. We first got together thanks to a ‘small ad’ in WHITE DWARF in 1983.
We got back together in 2010 to play Call of Cthulhu Masks of Nyarlathotep monthly for 3 years. Playing again reignited our passion for RPGs, so we returned to some more classic campaigns from our teenage years: RuneQuest BORDERLANDS, Traveller ADVENTURE, RuneQuest GRIFFIN MOUNTAIN and Call of Cthulhu FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH.
Our interest began to shift towards what had happened to RPGs during our period away from the hobby.
The GROGPOD tells our story. Each episode is about 90 minutes long and features regular sections: Open Box, a reflection on a game, then and now; White Dwarf, wonderful essays examining how White Dwarf supported RPGs written by @dailydwarf ; Judge Blythy Rules, a deep dive into the mechanics of a game; and interviews, reviews and views.