Dice of Doom Podcast 044: Listener Questions, Gaming Lectern and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition

Dice of Doom Podcast LogoIn this, the first episode of the Dice of Doom podcast of 2014, we go through a massive back log of listener’s questions regarding various aspects of games, gaming and philosophy. We also discuss our thoughts on playing through the Temple of Elemental Evil campaign for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition.

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Running Sheet

  • [02:16] What are our thoughts on online gaming solutions?
  • [10:52] What do we think of the Dresden Files RPG and Fate in particular?
  • [16:14] How would we handle a dysfunctional gaming group?
  • [22:46] Do we consider roleplaying games to be art?
  • [29:33] Our Gaming Lectern!
  • [35:17] Thoughts on playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition for the first time. Sort of.
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About RupertG

RupertG has been playing roleplaying games ever since he discovered Dragon Warriors at the age of 12. Since those days he has played many different RPG's, collected not insignificant Dwarf and Tomb Kings armies for Warhammer Fantasy Battles and even worked as a games designer in the heady days of the late 90's building a CCG. Now he runs a gaming blog and is a participant in the Grand Gaming Experiment
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  • sy matt

    i like to make the first comment. no on reads them anyway. according to the internet

  • sy matt

    you usual standard of podcast. nice. more please

    • http://diceofdoom.com RupertG

      Thank you! We are working on making sure that we are more regular this year :)

  • sy matt

    i have to say. rpg is art, from books to covers to interior to the story that is produced

    • http://diceofdoom.com RupertG

      I think it is fair to say that some games are art. For example, I think Mouse Guard works better as art than an RPG. Some aspects of RPGs are certainly very artistic. As you say, covers and interior illustrations for example. As a catch all, I’m not as sure.

  • Hendel

    Looking for those lectern pics/plans…

    • http://diceofdoom.com RupertG

      I am still working on the post for it – should be out Monday next week. There are a couple on our Facebook Page for the time being.

  • Dave Przybyla

    I was surprised and pleased to see a new podcast show up in my Podcast app. Good job. I’ve listened to it twice. I also think you have the best intro music I’ve heard on an RPG podcast.

    • http://diceofdoom.com RupertG

      Thank you – I write all the music for the show myself :D You can find it on most music services (including Spotify) under Rupert Goes Shopping if you’re interested.

  • Phil Nicholls

    Hi Rupert,

    Great podcast again, guys. It is wonderful to have you back.

    The dysfunctional group, or rather a disruptive Player, seems to be all too common. We suffered that phenomenon in our game, although I am sure that each side has separate views as to who was being the Dick.

    See Betrayal in the Throne Room? http://talesofagm.com/?p=303

    As a consequence, I then drew up a Social Contract and discussed it in detail with the surviving Players in my smaller campaign.

    The Social Contract http://talesofagm.com/?p=379

    Looking forward to the next episode

    Phil

    • http://diceofdoom.com RupertG

      Very interesting list of rules for the gaming table. We’re looking at creating a universal list that encourages good sportsmanship and fun. Thank you for the input.

  • Aural Chromography

    Just so glad that you folks are podcasting again. You were very sorely missed.

    • http://diceofdoom.com RupertG

      It’s good to be back and enjoying it again :D