The GROGNARD Files

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

One of the great aspects of the Golden Heroes podcast is discovering players around the world who have a fondness for the game. Jerry Nuckolls from Texas, for example, was impressed at the sight of the original, self-published edition, so I sent it to him. He’s going  to write a piece for us, comparing the …

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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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Hot on the heels of Virtual GROGMEET, we started two simultaneous, online games of TWO HEADED SERPENT (the world-spanning, two-fisted, Pulp Cthulhu adventure) last night. Playing online has revolutionised our gaming over the past couple of years. We are often asked “how do I get started on Roll20?”  Thankfully, Steve Ray (@OrlanthR on Twitter) has come to the …

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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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Mike Cule and Roger Bell West over at Improvised Radio Theatre with Dice podcast apply two criteria to any new game before it is introduced to a table of gamers. I like to call this the IMPROVRAD test, and it goes like this (I’m paraphrasing): The players MUST be able to understand their place in …

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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 00:05 By a strange quirk of fate, Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes has suddenly become available as a PDF from Drive Thru RPG. We’ve had another five star review on iTunes, this time it’s from Baz, of The Smart Party podcast. OPEN BOX 05:30 Dirk returns to Whartson Hall to visit Big …

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