The GROGNARD Files

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

…having an encounter with a three-thousand-year-old walking, talking corpse does tend to convert one. – Eyelyn Carnahan, The Mummy (1999) This week we came to the end of the first chapter of the heart-stoppin’, snake-charmin’, death-rayin’, globe-trottin’ Two Headed Serpent campaign! It’s a campaign for the Pulp Cthulhu variant rules for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, …

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Download Episode INTRO: A dedication to Carl T. Ford, the publisher/ editor of Dagon Fanzine. GAMESMASTER’S SCREEN 00:02:20 (With Mike Mason) Mike faces the Keeper’s Screen to talk about Traveller, D&D and the all new Masks of Nyarlathotep (coming soon). DAILY DWARF 00:40:00 @dailydwarf does an incisive assessment of the scenarios that appeared in White Dwarf. CURSE …

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Download Episode INTRO 00.00.16 We are returning to one of our favourite games, Call of Cthulhu, to consider what has changed for the game over the past 2 years, since the last episode. OPEN BOX (with Mike Mason) 06.00 At the time of recording, Mike had just returned from his trip to NECRONOMICON and was …

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The GROGNARD Files 2018 Annual ‘zine is taking shape ready for its launch at GROGMEET on 11th November. Here’s a taste of what it includes Monsters! Monsters! Monsters! Contributions from Ken St Andre and Liz Danforth Deva – setting Pendragon in Chester from Kehaar A wonderfully out-of-joint Call of Cthulhu scenario by Roger Coe Better …

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Download Episode INTRO Welcome to the world of fanzines. OPEN BOX (with Ian Marsh) The first part of an interview with Ian Marsh, who was the editor of DragonLords fanzine and went on to become the editor of White Dwarf. DAILY DWARF For one episode only @dailydwarf becomes the Daily Dagon as he looks at …

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Download Episode INTRO Blimey Charlie! This is the twentieth podcast! 1:53 GAMESMASTER’S SCREEN Rick Meints, President of Chaosium, joins us once again. This time we roll on a special ‘plunder’ table to search his fabled collection as he recounts past adventures from back in the day. 42:08 OPEN BOX Borderlands is Chaosium’s classic campaign from 1982 – …

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“You’re so rock n’ roll!” declared @oilpainting on Twitter. This was following my RPG Academy all-nighter, as I was on my way to work, bleary-eyed after the excitement of the night before. “I’m only doing this because I can’t be Bruce Springsteen,” I replied, echoing President Obama. I operate the Armchair Adventurers much The Boss …

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Download Episode RSS Feed   In a break with the usual format, The Armchair Adventurers are at risk of disappearing up their own fundament. It’s too short to break in two, too long to listen in one go, so disappointing either way. Take your time, pause a little, as you listen to the blow by …

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