The GROGNARD Files

Table-top RPGs from back in the day and today.

Download Episode Intro: It has been a summer of love for the library – there’s too much on there! Open Box: We’re in Port Street in Manchester reflecting on the campaign The White Dwarf: Daily Dwarf goes Against the Giants. Games Master’s Screen: What’s our favourite class? Ed’s Shed: Ed decides to ‘bring out the Gimp‘ when he creates …

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Download Episode INTRO: I’ve got one of those blowers with a feather on the end to celebrate our anniversary and the release of RuneQuest RolePlaying in Glorantha. MOB RETURNS: MOB talks about all the different ways that you can play in Glorantha: 13th Age, HeroQuest, but especially RuneQuest. Here he talks about how RuneQuest appeals …

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Download Episode INTRO: Three years of GROGPODing and Forty Years of RuneQuest seems like a great point in time to revisit the game that we played the most back in the day. RQ3 contributed to us stopping playing, so this is a chance to revisit the game and see what happened when we stopped playing. …

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Download Episode INTRO (00:00) The GROGNARD files finally sells out to one of those new fangled games. There’s a new iTunes review too, that compares us to Ridley Scott’s Hovis advert.  OPEN BOX (with Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan) (0:07) We are joined by Gar who tells us about his formative years in RPGs, his role in relaunching …

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Download Episode   INTRO We’ve had a great, positive response to the first part of the episode, and a new iTunes review from Steve Race, host of Squadron Chatter, the Unofficial Podcast for Squadron UK RPG. GM SCREEN (with Simon Burley) Simon Burley returns, to talk about Imagine magazine, his role as a ‘zine editor, …

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Download Episode INTRO: Thanks to a Poll of Patreons, we are examining a game that we never played back in the day … PARANOIA. OPEN BOX: (with Paul Baldowski): Paul Baldowski was a writer for the Mongoose edition. He’s also runs Just Crunch which publishes The Cthulhu Hack. Also, make sure you check out the …

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Download Episode INTRO A new review on iTunes WHITE DWARF @dailydwarf “2000ad and Me” a personal reflection on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic GAMES MASTER’s SCREEN Marc Gascoigne returns to talk about Fighting Fantasy, EarthDawn (!), The Black Library and Angry Robot. Also, the famous ‘lost’ RPG – Dark Future. JUDGE BLYTHY RULES an examination of …

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Download Episode INTRO: Warning, there’s an unnecessary David Bowie impression in this bit, as the Judge Dredd Board Game appeared in Labyrinth. POTTED HISTORY: (00:05:00) A brief publication history of Judge in RPGs and news of the forthcoming game from EN Publishing. OPEN BOX (with Marc Gascoigne): (10:44) We are joined by a giant in …

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Download Episode Intro: For this GROGPOD, we take a break from the usual format, instead of concentrating on a single subject, we are looking back at some of the experiences that we have had over the year. Thanks to Phil the Dice Mechanic for his review Groggies Pt 1: Our annual awards are determined by …

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