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. 

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