INTRO We’re back for more podcasts in 2017! We’re returning to our origins and looking again at the game that we began with back in 1981.
OPEN BOX 4.31 – the only President from the USA who really matters is the President of Chaosium, Rick Meints, who joins us to open the box on his early years of play and to talk about how he transformed from a player and collector of Chaosium games, to running the company.
WHITE DWARF 36.50 – @dailydwarf examines my favourite department of White Dwarf – RuneRites with its new creatures, magic and rules for combat.
JUDGE BLYTHY RULES! 50.00 – RuneQuest 6 has been rebranded as MYTHRAS . Ahead of Dirk running his Luther Arkwright scenario at Convergence in March, Blythy casts his critical eye over the rules.
This is where the GROGPOD began. We started playing RPGs with RuneQuest, so we start with the podcast with a history of the game.
It was a steep learning curve, but this was where the GROGPOD first began. This is a remastered version of the original recording. Nothing has been re-recorded, but the levels have been balanced, some light editing of pauses, and chapters added.
In this first episode, I open up the Runequest GROGNARD file, as it’s the game that we first played all those years ago.
Open Box – revealing the content within the 2nd edition box set produced in the UK by Games Workshop
The White Dwarf – @dailydwarf selects the best Runequest feature from White Dwarf magazine.
Judge Blythy Rules! – @sjamb7 our resident rules lawyer talks through some of the finer points of Runequest and argues the toss over Ducks.
Games Master’s Screen – Five Runequest supplements randomly selected using my Grognard table with a buyers guide from @Edinthesand
Coming soon, a Micro Grog Pod containing the Origin Story and complete history of Runequest. Until then – enjoy, and let me know what you think!