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




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:
http://unknownzine.blogspot.com/
http://thegreatblackbell.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/the_sky_full_of_fish/

Tim's Website:
www.gothridgemanor.com

Matt's Website:
http://www.msjx.org/

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.