Saturday, June 22, 2019

Definitely NSFW Joe And Bro Weekend Firepit Show: A Tim Shorts Tribute Episode. Plus, Rude Shit. Snowflakes: Don't Listen

Featuring an Un-packaging of Tim's Latest Patreon Stuff, a Discussion Based on His Last Podcast, and Some Shit No One at Home or Work Should Hear Regarding the Rappan Athuk Fuck Trap.

Also, Apologies to Spikepit and the Rest of the U.K.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Game Updates, Ren Faire Gameday Plans, and a SJW's Wet Dream of a Trap in Rappan Athuk

Updates on all three games I'm DM'ing, how my plan to have players from all three games meetup and play together at a local Ren Faire, and a sex trap in Rappan Athuk.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Top Movies and Shows of the OSR Anchorites!

Check out my latest Podcast, where I publish all your voicemails about the top movies and shows newer younger players should watch to more Old School themselves.  Plus responses to other voicemails.

Here's the list! (in the order they were received)

Conan 1982
Conan the Destroyer 1984
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
Excalibur 1981
Tombstone (with Val Kilmer) 1993
Highlander (just the first one, the rest sucked ass) 1986
The Unforgiven 1992
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 1958
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 1973
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger 1977
Clash of the Titans 1981
Jason and the Argonauts  1963
The Valley of Gwangi 1969
Army of Darkness! 1992
Robin of Sherwood (BBC TV show 1984 with Peter Llewellyn)
Flesh and Blood (with Rutger Hauer) 1985
Hawk the Slayer 1980
Dragonslayer 1981
Willow 1988
Seven Samurai 1954
Beastmaster 1982
Alien 1979
Aliens 1986
Wizard (animated movie) 1977
Krull 1983
The Goonies 1985
Labyrinth 1986
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (by Peter Jackson) 2001-2003
Thundarr the Barbarian (cartoon) 1980
Guns of Navarone 1961
Princess Bride 1987
Spaghetti Westerns in general
Dark  on Netflix
Monster Squad
Indiana Jones movies
Titan AE
Ladyhawke (with Michelle Pfeiffer)
Stardust  (with Michelle Pfeiffer)
Sword in the Stone (Disney)
The Last Unicorn
Sword and Sorcerer
The Black Cauldron
Time Bandits
Lodoss Wars (Anime)


Friday, May 10, 2019

More Raggi Voicemails, Race as Class, Being Too Prepared, Fear of Launching, Success and Failure, and Game Updates

A few voicemails from Chuck Thorin, Evil Jeff, and Cody M, I talk about race as class some more, Blood Island and how I get in my own way, overcoming fears, game updates, Characters pausing to be merchants, and dropping out of a game that doesn't feel like a good match.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Response to Jason Hobbs on What Was and What Is the OSR, plus voicemails and updates

Some voicemails from the Brothers Green, Whisk, Matt and a plethora of others!  Plus some points I agree and disagree with Hobbs on regarding his latest podcast.  Finished it up with some game updates, including playing DnD at a Ren Fair.  :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hey Raggi, Fuck You! Where's My Fucking Book?

I backed the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Hardcover Referee Book in 2013.  Almost six years now, and no goddamned book yet.  What the fuck, man?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

A Podcast Listing All The OSR Anchorite Podcasts I Know Of: Tell Me What I'm Missing!

I run down a list of the ones I know.  Tell me ones that are not on my list and I'll share those with everyone in a few days.  It's hard to get a comprehensive list, and I hear of new ones only when someone leaves a voicemail it seems, or randomly if they leave a link to it somewhere.  This was at least as of a certain point in time, we have what may be considered a pretty comprehensive list of all of them.   

Thursday, March 21, 2019

My First Unboxing! Also, a VM From Matt Jackson: Halfling Sex---Does Size Matter?

My First Unboxing!  Christian Walker sent me a one page Zine, and Tim Shorts sent me some back issues of his Zine, The Manor, plus some other cool items, and a Giant Mini came in the mail too.  We also get into a VM from Matt Jackson about Halfling Sex:  Does size matter? Hmmm..

Christian's Blogs and Insta:

Tim's Website:

Matt's Website:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Gaming State of the Union and Some Voicemails

I respond to some voicemails from Colin and Vance, talk about the game I'm playing in that Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor is running, as well as a  State of the Union for all the games I'm running and playing in.   Also, thoughts on Roll 20 and a bit about the game prep I'm doing for Blood Island.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sidebar Interview With Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue! You Name It, We Talk About It.

Che and I had a very far ranging discussion.  Close to two hours!  We started talking about the basics of the British educational system, then got into: coddling kids these days as opposed to growing up Gen X; UK educational videos designed to terrify children; existential dread as a child; Father Guido Sarducci, history of the British educational system and the current efforts to privatize it;  comparison to USA; John Taylor Gatto; British teachers and their duty under the law to prevent the radicalization of kids; kids being overschooled and lacking social skills and the importance of play;  the need to put the electronic devices away and mindfulness and living in the present moment; 80’s movies and hope; the self directed life vs. the life where you just end up somewhere; the power of changing your mind and being in control of how you react to things life throws your way; religious and spiritual beliefs and finding common ground; Viktor Frankl and making choices;  being grateful and having a positive outlook on life; the promise and failures of the 60’s generation, how RPG’s help you explore other aspects of yourself; moral philosophy in gaming worlds; roleplaying in a dark game vs. a game of heroism; how roleplaying is fundamentally about making choices; what matters in life.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Blood Island Player's Manual is UP!

Hi Everyone! I just uploaded a Players Guide to Blood Island in the files section of Blood Island on MeWe.  Take a look, let me know what  you think.  I'm aiming for "Game 0" to be either next weekend or the  weekend after.  It's 23 pages, so it'll take a while to read.  Any and all comments criticisms and questions are welcome.  Also, you'll need to  have Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperbores, second edition, to play.  It's not something you can  "wing" based on being familiar with old school games in general.  You  can buy  the Players Manual from DrivethruRPG for less than 10 bucks.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Joe And Bro Show! Roll20, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, Electronics and DnD, Dragon 5 with Witches, Balrogs, and playing DnD With Tolkien as your DM

We started out talking about R0ll20 which lead us to electronic stuff at the DnD Table.  We each had a pretty good whatthefuckism, and when we get into Dragon 5 we head off into like 10 tangents on monsters, Tolkien as a DM, Conan and witch sex, and of course the Succbus.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Call-ins! and a Karl Lagerfeld Inspired mini-rant on Political Correctness, Smoking Bans, and Cell Phones are all Killing the Art of Conversation

Anchorites responding to my questions about Virtual Tabletops and dice and token usage, as well as responses to my recent interview with Colin.  Call-ins from:  Tim and Ivy Shorts, Che Webster, Matt Jackson, Ray Otus, Shane Ward, and Colin Spikepit Green.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Joe and Bro Sunday Show

We talk about the trajectory of growth as a DM (or at least our growth trajectory), Dragon Magazine #4, Gygaxian Whatthefuckisms, and my brother goes over how I killed his characters over the years.  I dispute all that, btw.

Sidebar Interview #2 with Colin "Spikepit" Green!

I had a great time talking with Colin about so many things! From his own personal story, we jumped into topics like Art, History, Shamanism, Creativity, Cave Paintings, Religion, Poetry, Chanting the Iliad in Ancient Greek, Music, Comics, Tolkien, his awesome Hippie Teacher who got him into DnD, Led Zeppelin and his Father-in-law who toured with every cool band ever from the 60's, books he's reading from Appendix N, right down to terrain crafting, 'Zines, and the creative legacy he wants to leave behind for his kids. It was an awesome conversation, and the time flew by! Before we knew it 90 minutes had passed. I hope to do it again soon. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Your Preferences for Online Games: Tokens or No? Die Roller Programs or Dice? Also, Memory Lane in my DTRPG Library

I talk about my past gaming history using apps like Roll 20, and my preferences related to tokens and dice rollers.  Looking for your feedback here guys as to what you like. Then I go down memory lane digging through the DriveThruRPG Library of stuff I bought. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Joe and bro on the Not So Wondrous Imaginings Podcast! Alignment, Gygaxian WhattheFuckisms, and a Review of Dragon Mag 3

We get into all things alignment, and loop in Harry Dresden, Tolkien, Gord the Rogue by Gygax, and of course Pulp Fiction.  Plus, Gygaxian WhattheFuckisms, and Dragon Magazine #3.  Enjoy!

Friday, February 15, 2019

My First Interview! Tim and Ivy Shorts Join Me For a Wide-Ranging Discussion!

Tim and Ivy agreed to be the first victims/guinea pigs for my inaugural interview.  We had a great time talking about how they met, what it's like being married to a fellow creative person, life goals, and which of them likes to Dutch Oven the other in bed, among other things.  We hope you enjoy!  Thanks for listening guys.  :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Retro-Review/Tribute to Christian Walker's Loviatar Zine, Wherein I Nominate Him For Patron Saint of All OSR Zines

This was the Zine that I believe started off the big Zine craze in 2011, 2012, 2013.  Since there seems to be a resurgence of interest in Zines now, due mostly to that big Kickstarter thing, I thing it's important to understand some great underlying principles that Christian explained he was trying to adhere to when publishing this Zine.  He sets out an ethos, a way of going about it, that we could all learn from.  Here's to Christian, Patron Saint of OSR Zines.  Listen here.  

Monday, February 11, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

City Adventures: Freedoms and Limitations; Hexcrawl Update; Podcast Update

New Episode here!    A bit about what happened the other night with my players in a city game, and thoughts on some of the unique challenges inherent in city games, as opposed to what many players are used to.  Plus updates on both my Hexcrawl, Blood Island, and on where I plan to take this blog. 

Links on the right to other forums that host the podcast.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Blood Island is Back! Plus an update on my AD&D game from last night, and a cool life story. Enjoy

Good times guys.  I decided to run an AS&SH game in the West Marches style for my old Blood Island game.  Plus an update on how my AD&D game went as a player from last night, and some personal stuff.  Link here!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

I'm Back With a New Podcast Episode!

Check it out!  Game updates, Life Updates, New AD&D game, New Thief Game in Waterdeep, Gaming Disappointments, and the Goddamned Deck of Many Things