Episode 100 – Centenary Celebrations!
(a.k.a Here’s To 100 More)
Back in the mists of time, the earth cooled and then there were dinosaurs. Not long after Baz and Gaz were sitting round drinking whisky and solving gaming. It’s been 100 episodes! Officially, in reality there have been many more, with bonus episodes, actual play and no one really knows what happened to episode 11. Good friends of the show Dirk the Dice and Paul Fricker come along to help celebrate, talking about the last five years of RPGs and looking forward to the next five.
Episode 99 – Roleplaying Games of the 70s
(a.k.a Watership Down Scarred Me For Life)
Simpler times, halcyon days? Baz and Gaz take a trip down memory lane and go through some of the very first RPGs from D&D in 1974, to Bushido on the cusp of the veritable explosion of product in the 80s. Even the venerable and wizened hosts aren’t old enough to be buying the games as they came out, so conversation is sometimes mere impressions of the heady days at the cradle of gaming, but don’t worry dear listeners, the 80s will be along soon for a double episode!
Episode 98 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition
(a.k.a Show Us Your Two-Tailed Comet)
‘So, what are you here for? Adventure? Maybe. Gold? Probably. Justice? Ha, that’s a flexible term! What’s that I see in your eye, that pious gleam? Oh, you want to do the right thing. So long as it’s well enough paid, entertaining, and fits with your political views. Eh, close enough, you’ll do, come inside and I’ll tell you about the job.’
So begins the intro of WFRP 4e, a grim world of perilous of adventure – Baz and Gaz are long time fans and walk through the latest iteration giving sage insights, wistful comments on older editions and generally getting excited about how pretty it is.
Episode 97 – Dennis Detwiller Interview
(a.k.a. Everyone Walking Around In Parkas )
Top guestage again dear listeners, the lads chat to RPG writer and artist Dennis Detwiller who you will no doubt recognise from Ennie-award winning Delta Green, Magic the Gathering, GODLIKE and much more – including Arc Dream’s latest Kickstarter (at time of writing) Wrestlenomicon. The guys talk about the changes in writing and publishing games, classic RPGs, improvements in the industry and making a quality product, plus games stores and digital art and much more.
Episode 96 – Ken Hite Interview
(a.k.a What If Vampires Are Snake People?)
Top guestage again this time dear listeners as the lads chat to gaming luminary Ken Hite about Vamprire, Night’s Black Agents, The Fall of Delta Green, Nephilim, future projects, novels, games design, ploughing the world’s history for gameable content, pilum throw weights and much more!
Episode 95 – Dungeon Master’s Guide – Part Two
(a.k.a. A Thinking DMs Book)
With a surfeit of D&D designer guests and other goodness, the lads round off their current D&D coverage with a walkthrough of the second half of the DMG. What old favourites still languish in the book, and what exciting new gems? How has the last few years of gaming and writing thereof influenced this tome? When D&D 6 comes out – will we even still have a DMG? All this and more is discussed in this week’s bumper episode.
Episode 94 – Kate Welch Interview
(a.k.a. Stat Blocks and Vegetables)
Bask in the mellifluous tones of D&D game designer Kate Welch, talking to the lads about what it’s like to work at Wizards of the Coast. After one year on the job, Kate describes her start at Wizards, thoughts that go into design, user experience and bringing skills from the video game industry, standing up and shouting with joy in meetings about vampires and what’s so good about the Monk class anyway? Plus! Much, much more…