The GROGNARD Files

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

Download Episode I was kindly invited to Games Master a game of Stormbringer by the wonderfully macabre actual play podcast Red Moon Roleplaying. These is a teaser for an upcoming special guest, listen to the show to find out more … Adventure: The Fang and the Fountain from Perils of the Young KingdomsMusic by: Ager Sonus, Cryo …

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Download Episode In this episode we review our year in gaming and dish out our GROGGIE awards. It also features WFRP actual play, hosted by The Smart Party. Subscribe to their feed to catch the rest of it, when it is released. Podcast recommendations: How we Roll, The Chimpions, Vintage RPG podcast, and Appendix N.

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: 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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This weekend I attended my first ever UK GamesExpo in Birmingham, now confirmed as the third biggest games convention in the world. One of the many highlights of the experience was the opportunity to participate in a game of RuneQuest Glorantha using the play-test rules. Andrew Jones (AKA @dimbyd) was working from a PDF, in …

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When I was preparing Ep. 11 TOP SECRET, I was desperate to play the game again. I was keen to understand how the rules worked in play, as they’re paradoxical: a class and level game, that doesn’t really use class and levels; a neat character attribute generator that doesn’t tell you how to use them; …

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