Gothridge Manor

By Tim Shorts

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Welcome to my Anchor channel. You'll find nothing serious here. I talk about tabletop RPG gaming with a focus on the older editions and retro clones. Some folks call it the OSR, I just call it gaming. If you like rolling weird dice, talking in weird voices and just being weird, pull up a chair and stay a while. Support this podcast:

Episode Date
Basic Ideas for Developing My Urban Campaign
I discuss my new city campaign. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 07, 2020
Working with Cliches
I recently write an adventure using one of the most used cliches in gaming, rats the cellar. I love that adventure and write it to honor the tradition then add my own twist. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 30, 2020
Writing it Backwards
One way to develop a history for an urban setting. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 29, 2020
Creating Depth in a Campaign Through Play
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Mar 26, 2020
Talking with My Players at the Edge of the World

I talk with Joe the Lawyer and Matt Jackson after a marathon gaming session that ending the year-long campaign. We go over what worked and what didn't. It was a fun time and I appreciated the guys who stuck through it. 

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Mar 21, 2020
Tuition of the Tooth
A glimpse of a Sunday night in my area amongst the pandemic. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 16, 2020
Matt Jackson Roast Winner

Thanks for all the call ins everyone. It was a good time. And thank you Matt for being a good sport. But what you really want to know is who won. Well you'll need to listen to find out.

For those interested in buying a copy of Matt Jackson's book, Dungeon Masters Book of Cartography Vol. 1, click the link and get a copy for only $7.99.

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Mar 10, 2020
Last Chance to Take a Shot at Matt Jackson
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Mar 09, 2020
Insult Matt Jackson Win a Prize
Matt Jackson published a book on Amazon. I'm giving away copy. I'm that generous. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 06, 2020
The Game Remains the Same
Couple call ins from Jason and Michael. Then the rest is about closing it the campaign with a marathon session. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 06, 2020
The End of a Campaign
This Saturday I'll conclude my Campaign with a marathon session. Something I haven't done in years. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 03, 2020
Kickstarter Update: Hunters in Death
I give my latest update for my Kickstarter plus a preview of the front and back cover. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 25, 2020
The Three Layers of Discovery
I briefly describe my three layers of discovery on my game, but in my Monday group with the constant in and out of players it has hindered me to develop that third layer of discovery. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 24, 2020
Zine Quest Success and My New Zine Picks
Zone Quest has been a responding success with funding. Now I get to really focus on finishing up the stuff I love to do. And I've backed a few more zines. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 17, 2020
Zine Quest: Interview with Steve C of Hogtown Games

I chatted with my good friend Steve C. who is at the tail end of his Zine Quest 2 Kickstarter, Dice Roll Zine 3. It's funded! But I want to fund him more! He has a super secret stretch goal even he doesn't know about. Let's help him reach it. We discuss his trials and tribulations with his first Kickstarter. 

Hogtown Games Store

Hogtown Games on DriveThru RPG

Dice Roll Zine #1 on Lulu

Dice Roll Zine #1 on Amazon

The Borderlands: Steve's Dorky Old-School Gaming Blog

Dice Roll Zine Podcast on Anchor

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Feb 16, 2020
Developing the Kickstarter Campaign
Now I answer Michael real question about how I went about creating my Kickstarter campaign. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 10, 2020
A Fluid Campaign
Michael Shorten ass me a very interesting question. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 05, 2020
Zine Quest in the Trough
Day three into Zine Quest and things have settled down. I've included a batch of funny voice mails and end it with a classic from Joe the Lawyer. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 04, 2020
Hunters in Death Kickstarter is a Success
Today I launched my first Kickstarter campaign for Zine Quest 2. It funded in 2 hours. I'm thrilled. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 02, 2020
Look for Hunters in Death this Sunday
Zine Quest 2 starts this Sunday on Kickstarter. I hope you'll join me then on my first Kickstarter. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 31, 2020
A Day in Zine Quest: From Morning to Midnight
I recorded throughout the day to document my progress and lack of progress on my Zine Quest project. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 30, 2020
Quick Zine Quest Work Update
I'm continuing work on the Zine and a few thank you to Brendan Hall, Matt Jackson, and Joe the Lawyer. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 27, 2020
Writing a Zine or How to Spend All Your Time Off
After an 8 hour writing session at the bookstore I talk about what it's like writing for Zine Quest. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 26, 2020
What the Job Requires
A peek into my day. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 24, 2020
Getting Traction
I thank a long time patron of mine, welcome 4 new patrons and I finally found my groove for Zine Quest. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 21, 2020
Keeping the OSR Simple
I provide my ephemeral definition of the OSR. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 15, 2020
The Rui Show!
A batch of call ins from Rui all here on one episode. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 09, 2020
Zine Quest Process

Three part episode where I go into my process for figuring out different aspects of the upcoming Zine Quest 2 on Kickstarter.

Spoiler Alert: I ramble on. 

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Jan 06, 2020
See Ya 2019

The dreaded year end episode. I got over my failures and successes in 2019 and my immediate goal for 2020. 

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Jan 02, 2020
GURPS & Zine Quest
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Dec 30, 2019
Exploring the Background of a Character
Great session last night where we explored the background of Skord and went on an adventure that paralleled the party's time line. --- Support this podcast:
Dec 24, 2019
Gothridge Manor Updates
Updates on Dice Roll Zine podcast. A patron update. The up coming Zine Quest on Kickstarter. And my blog Gothridge Manor. --- Support this podcast:
Dec 23, 2019
Healing Potions
My two versions of healing potions and a few side effects to add a little flavor to the game. --- Support this podcast:
Dec 19, 2019
IPs and My Old Blog is New
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Dec 16, 2019
Shelf Delve: GURPS Boxsets

This is the first episode of a series, I hope, of shelf delves, where I scour my gaming shelves and feature a few selected tomes. This first time out I break out my 2nd edition GURPS boxset with a treasure trove of ancient documents. Including my first GURPS character sheet from 1986. Then I break the seal on the Dungeon Fantasy boxset and explore its innards. What's a boy to do late on a Friday night, but crack open some good gaming books. 

A warning, I didn't notice the harsh sound levels until after I finished. I have attempted to sand off as much of the harshness as I could. 


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Dec 07, 2019
Anchorite Challenge
With the talk of back catalog of episodes I thought it would be interesting to go back and grab episodes from a year ago and to a show about one or more. --- Support this podcast:
Dec 05, 2019
A Plague of Goblins
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Dec 04, 2019
A Few Tips on Developing NPCs
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Nov 27, 2019
Enjoying the Game with Who Shows Up
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Nov 26, 2019
Call Ins¡!¡!
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Nov 25, 2019
Best Zines Ever
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Nov 22, 2019
Old School Essentials has Arrived!
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Nov 21, 2019
Fantasy Age is my New Girlfriend... Until Old School Essentials Shows Up
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Nov 20, 2019
The Good Place
Call Ins and the Anchor Community --- Support this podcast:
Nov 19, 2019
Old Schooling Crunch: GURPS Specifically
How to get more role playing out of crunchy systems. --- Support this podcast:
Nov 13, 2019
Unboxing and High Level Adventures
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Oct 21, 2019
A Surprise Unboxing!

A batch of call-ins followed by a fun unboxing for the Whisk!

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Oct 17, 2019
Getting Players Involved
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Oct 15, 2019
Stage 3 of the Campaign
Connecting the party to the community. --- Support this podcast:
Oct 10, 2019
Manor Happenings
Updates for Patreon, gaming, and podcasting. --- Support this podcast:
Oct 09, 2019
Unboxings with Whisk


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Oct 04, 2019
The Call Ins and the Sticky Dollar Prize
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Sep 24, 2019
Adventure Design Sessions: Maps with Matt Jackson


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Sep 22, 2019
Gaming Kickstarters Writing And Podcast Updates
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Sep 18, 2019
Creating a Micro Game?
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Sep 11, 2019
The Reluctance to Return to the GM Seat
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Sep 09, 2019
Creating Urban Adventures
I go through different parts that makes a great urban adventure. --- Support this podcast:
Aug 28, 2019
Big Sale at
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Aug 26, 2019
Ramble Cast
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Aug 22, 2019
The Episode Where I Don't Shut Up

I talk about a lot of stuff in this one. We've got voice mails, we've got Joe's brother giving him shit, a new topic for the Adventure Design Sessions, the man who created the Jackson will be joining me, Mr. Matt Jackson himself, Kickstarters, unboxings, both books and gaming stuff, my blog, a giveaway, and finally my floundering Patreon. Whew. That's a lot. Now I need to eat. 

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Aug 20, 2019
Adventure Design Sessions: Villains

Joe the Lawyer is my first guest in a series I am calling Adventure Design Sessions. I will speak to one or more people about a topic around creating adventures! This week's episode is all about villains. Enjoy!

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Aug 14, 2019
Mystery in Adventures
Assassins Knot GURPS Fantas and Gumshoe --- Support this podcast:
Aug 14, 2019
Wht I like to use critical hits and misses. --- Support this podcast:
Aug 10, 2019
Atlas Oscura
I've always been late to the party. The RPG thing a day is no different. The word for today is Obscure. --- Support this podcast:
Aug 09, 2019
To Hobbs and MonkeyBlood...Bravo
I give a shout out to two guys who did something that wasn't easy nor popular. --- Support this podcast:
Aug 07, 2019
Updates from the Middle off a Wal Mart parking Lot.
I do updates for my Patreon. My new podcast series Adventure Design Roundtable. And the last update is I'm blogging again. And you'll learn what groceries and pens Ivy bought. --- Support this podcast:
Aug 04, 2019
Last Game for the Summer
Details about last night's dungeon delve. Trying to make it spooky. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 30, 2019
Last Wednesday Game Night

I answer a few voicemails about the ENnies. And then give a quick recap of our last Wednesday Night game for a while. 

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Jul 26, 2019
ENnies What are they good for?
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Jul 24, 2019
Writing Thought Process Over a Few Days
This spans over a few days where I discuss my writing process of lack of one. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 22, 2019
Spotlight Character Sessions
Sometimes there are sessions when one character gets the spotlight. Wednesday this happened. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 19, 2019
Call In Episode!
I've got voice mails from some of the best anchorites out there. Give a listen. It'll make you live longer. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 18, 2019
You haven't been through the fire.
Dave Aldridge came up with this topic so I ran with it. Why older D&Ders ate skeptical about the wave of new D&Ders. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 16, 2019
Pre Game Pep Talk
Game night! --- Support this podcast:
Jul 15, 2019
Adventure Creation on the Back Deck
I have my stack of books, dice, pencils, maps, and many phone to do a podcast as I construct an adventure. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 14, 2019
Sunday Check In
My mapping weekend with very little words. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 14, 2019
Pay to Play
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Jul 12, 2019
Gaming Fatigue and Making Shopping in Game a Better Experience.
I cancelled a game session today because I've caught gaming fatigue. However I still love to create for my games. I'm writing an article and creating random tables to enhance shopping sessions. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 10, 2019
A Triple UnBoxing with The Happy Whisk

I order gaming stuff from Noble Knight Games, EBay, and Amazon. They all came in today. So instead of having me do one of my normal unboxings I had Ivy assist me with the unboxing and add her commentary. 

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Jul 06, 2019
Getting Input from Your Players
Call Ins and the topic of getting input from your players at the end of a session. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 05, 2019
D&D Essentials Kit Unboxing
I got my two boxes of D&D Essentials Kit. I do an Unboxing and go through the items within. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 03, 2019
Teeko Strikes Back
I talk about to much to write here. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 03, 2019
Requiem of the Giants
I give a run down on my Patreon in June. The changes in pledge levels. My dip in pledges. And the two offerings in June. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 01, 2019
Bitching About Getting Shit in the Mail
My package with my two d and d essentials box sets said they were delivered two days ago but the post office can't find them. Then I get a shitty shirt from China. Wasn't supposed to be from there. Probably toss it because it's horrible made. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 28, 2019
Headache Review of Threefold
I'm cranky in this one. Suffering from a headache. I got my copies of the Modern Age quickstart. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 27, 2019
Call Ins and a Reset Sessions
Lots of call ins and lots of yapping. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 25, 2019
Beginning Stages of Developing Factions
Just finished my map of Scorn, a town south of the Komor Forest. I'm working on the major powers (factions) within. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 23, 2019
Stories in Old School Games
I get into the conversion about story gaming and old school games. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 21, 2019
Specialized Clerics and Campaign Level Problems
I give reasons why I love specialized clerics and I the different problems characters face at different levels. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 20, 2019
Pet Peeves and Cleric Obligations
I start out with a non gaming mini rant. I have no idea why. A call from Hobbs made me think of the real difference between clerics and fighters. And lastly. Getting ready for game night --- Support this podcast:
Jun 19, 2019
Tweaking the Cleric and Demons With Sticky Butts

It starts on one day. Ends on another. Call ins about post apocalyptic games and comment on my Stinky Game Session. Then is end with a recap of Monday's game and considering how to tweak the cleric to make him a bit more useful. 

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Jun 18, 2019
Stinker of a Game
Last night's game did not go so well. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 13, 2019
Tonight's Game While Thinking About My Next Campaign
Title says it all. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 12, 2019
The Benefit of Developing Multiple Plotlines
I recount last night's session with why it benefits the party, and GM, to weave multiple plotlines in your game. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 11, 2019
Dice Roll Zine #2 Review
I do review of Steve C's latest issue of Dice Roll Zine. It's fantastic. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 08, 2019
Answering Colin's Rant Episode
Spikepit did an episode called rant. His frustration is obvious and I created this episode to answer and piggy back on his. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 05, 2019
Best Heist EVAR! With a gaggle of call ins.
Title says it all. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 04, 2019
Season 2 Begins Tonight
First day back to work. Hated it. But it's the first night of season 2. Thank God it's game night. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 03, 2019
The Devils are the Ones Who Judged Us
Those Fecking Books did a podcast about devils in D&D. I talk about my experiences facing this accusing me I was a devil w worshiper. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 01, 2019
Short Rests..more on Rot Grubs..Psionics..Yep It's a Call in Show
The title says it all. --- Support this podcast:
May 31, 2019
How do you increase your podcast listens
Updates on my Patreon and the upcoming Adventure Design Roundtable. And then the click bait topic of increasing listeners. Here's a hint, I have no clue. --- Support this podcast:
May 31, 2019
Adventure Challenge Levels
My philosophy of challenge levels when writing adventures. And how I'll need to change that when rewriting adventures for 5e. --- Support this podcast:
May 28, 2019
Rot Grubs in My Birthday Cake
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May 28, 2019
Upcoming Adventures with a Batch of Call Ins from Some Very Good Folks
So many great call ins. A bit of rumbling about the adventure writing round table and updates about my next projects I'm working on for Patreon. --- Support this podcast:
May 24, 2019
It's vacation time and it starts with a triple Unboxing
It's now vacation. I talk about a lot of this. I had a ketchup disaster but soldiered on. Then a triple Unboxing. --- Support this podcast:
May 23, 2019
Starting a Adventure Writing Roundtable and Fucking Sissy Players
Frank and I plan to start a panel for adventure writers. And I address the complaints of my fucking sissy players. --- Support this podcast:
May 22, 2019
I'm a Liar
The episode goes in a lot of directions. It was recorded at three different times. Listen and make a save vs insanity. --- Support this podcast:
May 20, 2019
RPG Systems Expectations
Edition wars pop up now and again. Most are done in good spirit. But the arguments on both sides hold truth. It's our expectations of an rpg that can make a big difference. --- Support this podcast:
May 18, 2019
Camping Encounters
I yammer in about camping in game and add a random table of non violent camping encounters. --- Support this podcast:
May 17, 2019
Publisher Series: Packing Your Books Properly
Gabor Lux asked a great question about packaging. Great question that for perfectly into my Publisher Series. The importance of getting your gaming books delivered safely. --- Support this podcast:
May 16, 2019
Noble Knight Unboxing
I got a big box of books from Noble Knight Games. So I unboxed it for your listening pleasure. --- Support this podcast:
May 15, 2019
Play With Who Shows and Top 3 Games I Wish to Play
Sometimes when the entire party can't make it, you play with who shows. --- Support this podcast:
May 14, 2019
It's the Demons
Sessions report as the second leg of the campaign begins. --- Support this podcast:
May 10, 2019
Transitioning from the 1st stage to the 2nd stage of a campaign.
What is going onin my campaign as we transition into the next stage. --- Support this podcast:
May 08, 2019
Monday Game Cancelled and a Patreon Update
Read the title. It is the description. --- Support this podcast:
May 07, 2019
Anchorites Call In or are They Doppelgangers
Call in episode --- Support this podcast:
May 04, 2019
Some details on how I run Doppelgangers. --- Support this podcast:
May 03, 2019
Muy take on goblins being a race of adaptive creatures who take on the customs and culture of the people or creatures they connect themselves with. --- Support this podcast:
May 02, 2019
3 Favorite Magic Items from the 1st Ed. DMG
I focus my 3 selections on the 1st ed. DMG. I'll do other top 3 lists with magic items. --- Support this podcast:
May 01, 2019
Publisher Series: Using Your Interior Art Effectively
I provide a few tips on what kind of art to select to give a cohesive feel to your book. And how to use your art to compliment your words. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 30, 2019
One Page Dungeon Contest
Muy entry into the one page dungeon contest is done. Thanks to Glynn Seal for reminding me and Rob Conley for the concept of the adventure. Where's your entry? --- Support this podcast:
Apr 29, 2019
NPC Cards and 90 Patrons

I just finished up my 15th NPC card, Gish. He's a froggy dude. It's the first one finished for my April Patreon. Then I give sneak peeks into my next adventure, The Solemn Dark. But that title will change. Oh, and I hit 90 patrons! Thanks to my new patrons.   Jon Mayo, Richard Fraiser, a reupped Hobbs & Friends, and James Richards. 

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Apr 27, 2019
Coffee Shop Musings on a Rainy Night
Latest adventure for my Patreon. Audits. Campaign character write ups. Developing personal storylines. Podcasts I've been listening to lately. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 26, 2019
Gnolls Netflix and Chill with No Pants
Sometimes when the Players invade layers the monsters have more pressing concerns occupying their mind. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 23, 2019
Silver Bulette Interview Featuring the Kickstarter, Creeping Cold

I wrangle Ian McGarth and Jayson 'Rocky' Gardner of Silver Bulette into the Gothridge Manor to talk about their current Kickstater, Creeping cold. 

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Apr 20, 2019
Dealing With Entitlement
Hobbs spoke about a patron of his who questioned where he was spending the pledge money. This is my reply to that. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 19, 2019
Fighting the Fuckits
Giving yourself a chance to get out of the Fuckits with gaming. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 17, 2019
I Review the Stranger Things Starter Set
I do a quick review of the Stranger Things Starter Set. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 13, 2019
Stolen, New, Blew, and Old
I do a lousy job at doing the Ray Otus challenge. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 12, 2019
To My Friend James
We lost a very good person. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 12, 2019
Mazes and Monsters
I go into the wayback to talk about the reactions and actions people took after the airing of Mazes and Monsters. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 11, 2019
Another fun call in show
Got a new podcast and more folks calling in and a song. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 09, 2019
Shout Outs to A Bunch of Anchorites!

This is a show about call ins and what these callers are doing. I talk about their podcasts, their on-line stores and Patreons. Thanks for listening. 

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Apr 06, 2019
The Kill Box
Got my Stranger Things box set. Talk about last nights game and the death of the first character. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 02, 2019
Prep: Taming the Chaos in My Head
I've changed the way I do prep these days. I walk through the differences and why I've changed. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 01, 2019
Growing Up Gaming
Topic of the day is growing up in the late 70s and early 80s gaming. We learned the game together. But before that I've got a batch of great call ins. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 29, 2019
Dungeon Crawl to Hex Crawl
I received X1 Isle of Dread today. The Goodman Games version. I do an unboxing and talk about how Isle of Dread changed the paradigm of the way I thought about gaming. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 25, 2019
Bad Questions and Good Advice
There has been a few poorly posed questions going around about gaming. I address this. To counter this I received a couple very helpful call ins. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 23, 2019
Using Written Languages in Game
We start off with some kinky whip suggestions from callers. Them the meat of the podcast is using written languages in game. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 22, 2019
Mini Boss Monsters

There are creatures, groups and places that have an influence with the world around them. I talk about mini boss monsters that hold sway over small territories and they could intersect with other mini boss monsters. Then taking these influences and add them to your campaign world. 

Plus great calls from Joe the Lawyer, Vance A., and Spikepit! Thanks guys!

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Mar 20, 2019
Sourcing the Players and Dealing with a Boss Monster
Great fun last night. The players and I came up with some fun additions to the game. And an encounter with a worg that could have gone very bad. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 19, 2019
My Adventure Writing Pet Peeves
I chomp down on a couple things I see in writing an Adventure. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 18, 2019
Layering Questions and Answers Into an Adventure
A few call ins and I discuss how I enjoy layering my adventures with different questions to be answered. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 15, 2019
Session 1: A street mage gets scared by a cow and the holy hobbit gets knocked out
A quick recap of our first session. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 13, 2019
Another Unboxing!
I get a geek t-shirt and three books from one book shelf. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 12, 2019
This time I unbox the Lost Hall of Tyr and the Deck of Many Dungeons. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 08, 2019
The Holy Hobbit
I go through four call ins then go over the holy hobbit and the difference in mage classes. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 07, 2019
Working on the Campaign
Doing the work to start a second group on my campaign. I go into a little detail how I create custom classes. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 05, 2019
Creating Characters for the New Campaign
Three call ins and creating the details for characters in my new campaign. --- Support this podcast:
Mar 02, 2019
Designing Macceum Sewer

I completed my 80th Micro-Adventure, Macceum Sewer. I go through each of the thirteen room and share ho I created them and ways I may GM a situation. 



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Feb 28, 2019
Key Conclusion
Call Ins about keys. The key conclusion. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 21, 2019
Being more aware of keys in your game. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 19, 2019
On Being a Good Player
A few quick tips on player etiquette and improving your participation in game. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 15, 2019
Focusing on the Positive in the OSR
I like to focus on the great things going on in the OSR. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 15, 2019
Nerd T Shirts Unbagging
I got my new nerd shirts! --- Support this podcast:
Feb 09, 2019
The problem with Assassins as PCs
My Take on the problems that assassins have in Game. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 08, 2019
Creative Crutches
I discuss a few of my creative crutches when my brain goes to goo. And an announcement. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 06, 2019
Scammers in Game
I take a real life confrontation with some asshole scammers and figure a way to put it into a game. I swear a lot in this one. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 02, 2019
Keep Lips Zipped When Creating
Che had an interesting call discussing giving away your creativity. --- Support this podcast:
Feb 01, 2019
Focus Your Creativity
A technique I use to overcome the ordinary --- Support this podcast:
Jan 31, 2019
Resurrection at what cost?
I discuss the ultimate re do button. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 31, 2019
Call in Episode
Lots of calls. I've fallen behind. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 30, 2019
Just not liking the game
Have you ever been in a game where you liked the people and genre, but couldn't get past the fact you disliked the system? I have for the first time. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 29, 2019
Prepared Adventures
I've been using more prepared adventures. More than I ever have. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 23, 2019 is open for business
Built my own website. Stop on by. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 20, 2019
New Player Excitement
A lady I work with starts her first ever rpg game in February. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 14, 2019
I finally hit the 100 listeners per episode mark. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 11, 2019
XP- Organize Them Books- Zines
Call Ins from Che, Colin, and Joe. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 10, 2019
DM Tarot Unboxing
I get my final Kickstarter from 2018...and candy! --- Support this podcast:
Jan 08, 2019
Zine Quest Join Me
Kickstarter Announced a tribute to rpg zines for February 2019. They are inviting people to create their own zines. Let's do this. --- Support this podcast:
Jan 07, 2019
Organizing My Gaming Books
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Dec 28, 2018
What Gaming Goodie Would You like to see under the tree?
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Dec 24, 2018
Moving the Manor

I am planning on moving Gothridge Manor in 2019. Not sure yet, but looking at potential property. Some how I digress into details of my Patreon and all the fantastic people I back there and a a view backstage of how much is made and how much goes out. Lastly, a unneeded reminder to enjoy the holidays. We have a finite number of them. 

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Dec 24, 2018
Creating Adventure Ideas Using One Sentence Plot Hooks
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Dec 20, 2018
Gaming Books Tell a Story and a Second Unboxing
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Dec 17, 2018
Publisher Series: Postage and Packing
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Dec 16, 2018
Doing Experience Differently
Latest episode of Gothridge Manor --- Support this podcast:
Dec 14, 2018
My Patreon
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Dec 13, 2018
I Bitch About How Amazon Packs Books
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Dec 11, 2018
Gaming Group History
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Dec 10, 2018
Creating Cultures Through Play
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Dec 08, 2018
Game Week
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Dec 07, 2018
Character Arc Through a Campaign
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Dec 04, 2018
My Campaign Inspirations and Development
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Dec 04, 2018
Sponsers for Anchor!?!?
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Nov 30, 2018
Game Night Cleansing the Temple
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Nov 29, 2018
Publisher Series: My Take of the Changes on RPGNow
A batch of call-ins. RPGNow not surviving Thanos's snap. And Bug throwing a fit. --- Support this podcast:
Nov 24, 2018
Will I GM or Play. It's All Good.
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Nov 15, 2018
Changing the way I listen to podcasts
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Nov 15, 2018
Building a Thieves Guild
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Nov 13, 2018
Levels of Room Description
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Nov 13, 2018
Stan Lee and my Early memory of comic books
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Nov 12, 2018
My Monster Books
A tour of the monster books in my office. --- Support this podcast:
Nov 11, 2018
Anatomy of Adventure Writing: Part 2: Room Detail
Latest episode of Gothridge Manor --- Support this podcast:
Nov 06, 2018
Music and Sound Effects in Game
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Nov 04, 2018
Anatomy of Adventure Writing Part 1
Introduction and GM Notes --- Support this podcast:
Nov 03, 2018
Cross Promotion interviews with You
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Nov 02, 2018
Podcast with The Happy Whisk
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Oct 26, 2018
Before and After
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Oct 25, 2018
Player Choice
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Oct 22, 2018
Investigative Adventures
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Oct 18, 2018
Bringing Literary Concepts to Adventure Writing
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Oct 16, 2018
Game Prep
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Oct 15, 2018
An Economic Moster Has No Hit Dice
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Oct 12, 2018
Best session evaaar lightning cast
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Oct 11, 2018
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Oct 10, 2018
Retiring Characters for reasons other than death
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Oct 06, 2018
How much gore/violence is too much?
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Oct 03, 2018
Writing for other people
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Oct 01, 2018
Gambling and Tournaments
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Sep 30, 2018
Review: B/X Essentials Adventures and Treasures
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Sep 29, 2018
Call Ins. Reviews. Spell Components. Stuff.
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Sep 27, 2018
Publisher Series: Handling a Negative Review
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Sep 26, 2018
Using Components and Reagents to Spice Up Spells and Potions
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Sep 25, 2018
Shh Secret Episode, Game Night Adventure
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Sep 19, 2018
Different Ways to Create NPCs
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Sep 18, 2018
Henchmen Werespiders
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Sep 17, 2018
Publisher Series: Self Promotion
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Sep 14, 2018
Retiring Products
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Sep 13, 2018
Publisher Series: What are words worth?
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Sep 12, 2018
Flash Cast PC Death in 1 on 1 Games
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Sep 07, 2018
1 on 1 gaming
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Sep 05, 2018
Call In Bonanza
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Sep 04, 2018
My Experience with 'Pay What You Want'
I recently purchased two Anchorcasters products. Larry Hamilton's, Locks, Vaults, and Hiding Places. And Howard Belieff's, A Bakers Denizen. Both use the PWYW option. I wanted to share my experience this pricing strategy. --- Support this podcast:
Aug 31, 2018
Critical Hits
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Aug 30, 2018
My Take on Why Shadow Points are a Good Thing
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Aug 29, 2018
Developing Classes through Culture
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Aug 27, 2018
Hunting for the Heart of a Dryad
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Aug 25, 2018
Building The Connection between the PC and the Campaign World
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Aug 22, 2018
Thieves World & Robin of Sherwood
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Aug 20, 2018
Tent Revival
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Aug 15, 2018
Random tables. B/X class variants. Crap ton of anchor casts.
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Aug 14, 2018
Quantum Ogre
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Aug 11, 2018
Call In Episode
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Aug 10, 2018
Campaign Organization
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Aug 08, 2018
Finding the Time to Game
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Aug 07, 2018
Maps from a Designer Perspective
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Aug 02, 2018
Thieves Guilds
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Jul 30, 2018
Virtues of a Micro Adventure
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Jul 25, 2018
I talk a lot
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Jul 24, 2018
Call In Episode
I answer or discuss call ins I've recently been sent. Thanks. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 23, 2018
OSR as a Business
The evolution of OSR from fiesty bloggers to award winning full time publishers --- Support this podcast:
Jul 20, 2018
Mail Call
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Jul 18, 2018
A Few Adventure Writing Inspirations
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Jul 18, 2018
A Little Bit of This and That
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Jul 17, 2018
My June Patreon Goodies
Want to know more about my Micro-Adventures for June. Hyroth my NPC card, leader of a fake cult. Adventure Time game time tracker card. And Into the Ruins, a short adventure that could take the party to Hell. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 16, 2018
ENnies Messages
I go through the calls I received for my enniewry episode. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 14, 2018
Solo Gaming
Matt Jackson grabbed me a copy of Four Against the Darkness so I'm going to start my solo gaming career. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 13, 2018
Ennies What Are They Good For?
My take on the whole Ennie awards thing. For what it's worth. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 12, 2018
Gothridge Manor the Blog Part 1
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Jul 11, 2018
Uncomfortable Topics in Game
I was surprised last night that a topic came up that I stopped the game to address it. We resolved it quickly with a good conversation. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 10, 2018
Knowing the Difference Between a Good and Bad Critique
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Jul 09, 2018
Low Tech Design, Pondering Spell Rarity and Death Rolls
Enjoying the Sunday sun designing an adventure on the back deck with pen and dice thinking about spells. Installing a spell rarity aspect. And lastly how I house rule death rolls. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 08, 2018
Congrats Hobbs and Game Night and Gravity is to Blame and Spells
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Jul 06, 2018
Keeping it Fresh by Playing Different Genres
Playing different genres of games helps me gain fresh ideas and approaches to my tried and true love of fantasy. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 02, 2018
Politics, the Measure, the Sliding Scale of Asshole
Good grief, I talk a little about politics. Fuck. I hope never to do that again. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 02, 2018
Taverns Use In Game
How I use and develop taverns in game. I provide a couple of examples. --- Support this podcast:
Jul 01, 2018
Scaling Spells to Grow in Power ast the Mage Grows in Power
I'm working on scaling spells to grow in power as a mage gains experience. To make low level spells relevant at higher levels. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 30, 2018
Running my 3rd Session
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Jun 26, 2018
Balanced Encounters?
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Jun 25, 2018
Random Gaming Stuff
Just updating the progress of my game. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 21, 2018
Iniative Baby, who goes first?
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Jun 20, 2018
Work and Gaming
I get a little personal in this one. How work affects mb gaming. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 19, 2018
Self Promotion Problem
My lack of wanting to self promote is a problem. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 18, 2018
Hit Points Arguement
Yup. I like my hit points few and bloody. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 17, 2018
First Campaign Session
Ran my first session for my new campaign. Got a friend back into gaming. That was the biggest win of the night. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 15, 2018
My Top 3 Gaming Suppliments
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Jun 14, 2018
Plotting my Halfling Adventure
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Jun 13, 2018
Building a Halfling Community
I share the steps I take to build and present a Halfling Community to my player. What I include and how I hope to use it. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 12, 2018
Session 0.2
I go into more detail of why and how I lead up to and run Session 0. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 29: My 3 Favorite Adventure Modules
Steve C over at Dice Roll Zine Podcast asked what were your 3 favorite adventure modules. Here are mine with a few honorable mentions. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 08, 2018
Session 0
I like to develop character background using the players ideas and then giving them information specific to the character. Run one or two individual sessions to grow the character into the campaign world. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 05, 2018
My Patreon
I give details of my Patreon. Even where all the vast amounts of money I make goes. --- Support this podcast:
Jun 04, 2018
Randomly Generating Room Contents Part 1
I have many ways I develop adventures and what I put on them. This is part one that will be a semi regular series. --- Support this podcast:
May 31, 2018
Time to Think
I'm on vacation. On my back deck. And I share how valuable it is for me to hand these moments to think. To complete a thought. To give my creativity time to breathe. --- Support this podcast:
May 30, 2018
I'm on Facebook...again
I'm giving it a go again. That thing called Facebook. I've had my issues. And 300 words tonight! Brain is in full gamer mode. Unclogged by Adulting. --- Support this podcast:
May 27, 2018
Map or Mind
I talk about my perspective as a player and GM using maps or theatre of the mind. The pros and cons as I see it. --- Support this podcast:
May 26, 2018
Expansive Storyline...The Werewolf
I'm in an Adventures in Middle Earth game. About a year now. And I talk about how Rob Conley is able to weave an expansive storyline to get us involved with the setting. It's fantastic. --- Support this podcast:
May 25, 2018
A Bad Game Night is Still a Good Game Night
A quick ramble about last night's game session. Not much progress. But remembering what'sI'll important. --- Support this podcast:
May 22, 2018
The Process of Creating My Micro-Adventure
A look at how I came up with my latest micro adventure with only a few tangents. --- Support this podcast:
May 22, 2018
Starting Characters in a New Campaign
A few ways I introduce new characters into a campaign. --- Support this podcast:
May 19, 2018
Random Friday
Roll for random topics. --- Support this podcast:
May 18, 2018
All over the place
Beware. I'm All over the place on this one. You'll learn about one of my pet peeves and why I shouldn't do a podcast at the end of the day. --- Support this podcast:
May 17, 2018
How use imprisonment your game and not have the players hate you...maybe. --- Support this podcast:
May 16, 2018
Doing too much
I've been taking on a lot of projects, playing more than I've ever played and trying to keep productive with my writing. --- Support this podcast:
May 15, 2018
Resource and Encumbrance
Other elements in game that usually hand wave unless it becomes part of the adventure. --- Support this podcast:
May 14, 2018
Weather in Game
How weather influences game; combat, the cultures and how it can add a time element to an adventure. --- Support this podcast:
May 12, 2018
My NPC Cards
I talk about how I work on my NPC Cards. --- Support this podcast:
May 10, 2018
Playing Styles
I yap about how I adapt from playing a goofball style game to an in character style. --- Support this podcast:
May 09, 2018
A Thanks from Frank
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May 04, 2018
The Value of Playtesting
I talk about some things I learned last night with the Playtesting I ran. --- Support this podcast:
May 03, 2018
Shout Out to Hobbs and Village Random Encounters and Development
Shout out to Hobbs and Friends for an excellent episode. Then me talking about developing a village through the use of a random encounter table. --- Support this podcast:
May 01, 2018
Finding a Home for My Podcast and a little something about Playtesting
Exploring options for a home for future episodes and the trickyness of Playtesting. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 30, 2018
Random Encounters: Hex Crawl & Dungeons
I focus on how I use and develop random encouters. And the differences between a hex crawl and dungeon random table. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 24, 2018
Organizing the Disorganization...Failure
A little bit personal. A bit where I failed tho organize. Random ruins. And a short bitch about Spring road construction. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 23, 2018
Podcast vs. Video Poll
I'm developing a hexcrawl campaign using Komor Forest, my setting I've used for the past year when writing my Micro-Adventures and Micro-Locations. I put a poll into my G+ feed to see what folks would prefer, a podcast or video. --- Support this podcast:
Apr 22, 2018