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 – we’ve played it twice, once in ’83 and again in ’13 – find out why this is very much our ‘foundational document’.
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 blow account of our big day out.
It’s 30 years since we last went to a Games Convention. We went to Dragonmeet ’15 in December, this is a reflection on what we did when we were there and how things have changed in gaming in the meantime.
This introduction includes a A brief potted history of Dragonmeet, with extra bits of information provided by Modiphius.
The morning of the day before, Judge Blythy joins Dirk as we plan the trip and reminisce about Games Cons of the past.
Everything comes back to White Dwarf and it’s coverage of Games Conventions back in the day were our way of enjoying them vicariously.
Section One – Open Box – reliving the memories of playing the game for the first time and the faltering start.
Section Two – Judge Blythy Rules! – The Armchair Adventurers’ Resident Rules Lawyer discusses the finer points of the rules and style of play. We also speculate on what horrors have faced British Prime Ministers.
Section Three – White Dwarf – @dailydwarf talks about his early experiences of playing Call of Cthulhu and selects his favourite item from the pages from the halcyon days of the UK’s best gaming magazine.
Section Four – An invitation to listeners to contribute their stories of playing Call of Cthulhu in the early days.
Look out for a Micro Grod Pod coming soon featuring a list of our favourite CoC supplements and a current online pricing guide.