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

In 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. Continue reading

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A Prayer to St Cuthbert, or: How I Lost My Roleplaying Virginity

I have been a gamer for just over 15 years but our recent foray into the Temple of Elemental Evil feels like the first time I have ever played a character. Continue reading

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Classic B-Horror Movie Roleplaying Module based on White Zombie

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series 1930s Horror Roleplaying Game

Now that we have written our 1930s horror roleplaying game, let’s create a module based on the classic horror movie White Zombie. Continue reading

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Creating Characters for our Horror B-Movie Roleplaying Game

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series 1930s Horror Roleplaying Game

Recently we put wrote a quick and dirty roleplaying game where the players played the main characters in schlocky B horror movies of the 1930’s (and thereabouts). We built the basic system and described the basic mood of the game. This week let’s flesh it out a bit by taking a closer look at the character archetypes we’ll want our characters to play. Continue reading

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Classic 1930s and 1940s Horror Roleplaying Games

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Designing our own classic 1930s horror roleplaying game step by step inspired by movies like White Zombie and House on Haunted Hill. Continue reading

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The Foresight of My Father’s AD&D 1st Edition House Rules

A summary of my father’s house rules for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition – many of which would become official rules in later editions. Continue reading

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My Character Sheet Ran Out Of Battery

Like many roleplaying gaming groups, our regular group has adopted technology pretty rapidly. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are handy for everything from emergency dice-rolling apps to looking up SRDs online. So what happens when you rely on a tablet for everything, and they run out of battery? Are they really the answer to all thing tabletop gaming? Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 041: The role of Source Books in your Campaign, Interview with Sam from Tw33t_RPG, Mouse Guard first impressions and introducing kids to RPGs

In this fibre packed episode of the DoDCast (good for you in so many ways!) we talk to Paul about his recent foray into teaching his kids about roleplaying games. We also discuss the role of sourcebooks in your campaign – just how rigidly should you adhere to them in your game. Sam from Tw33t_RPG joins us for an interview on his upcoming tweet roleplaying game. And, as a bonus, we include our first impressions of the Mouse Guard RPG, just because we’re nice like that. Continue reading

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Scott is one of our favourite gaming personalities, and while he can be guilty of the occasional rant, it is usually well thought out and pretty smart. He has a tendency to be insightful about what is going on in the industry and community at large. So when we were chatting the other day about his annoyance with the gaming community as a whole, I sat up to listen. I too have grown a little frustrated with some of the commentary that exists and the way that some topics are treated. Scott appears to feel the same way.
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Dice of Doom Podcast 040: Mutants & Masterminds, Shadowrun and Resetting a GM

In this podcast we review Mutants & Masterminds, Shadowrun, D&D Boardgame Wrath of Ashardalon and look at ways to reset a GM. Continue reading

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