Category Archives: Podcasts

Dice of Doom Podcast 036: Eclipse Phase, Screwing Characters, Tragedy, Ecology and Dwarven Women’s Grooming Habits

Eclipse Phase review, deliberately screwing with your players for plot, tragedy as a campaign genre, is a realistic campaign ecology important, and the age old question – beards and female dwarfs. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 035: Eclipse Phase First Impressions, When Good Rules Go Bad and Polarising Games

In this gripping episode of the DoDcast we discuss our first impressions of Eclipse Phase, debate what to do when good rules go bad (or, in Paul’s case, what the hell to do when you stuff up) and we look at polarising roleplaying games into left and right. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 034: Dragon Warriors Review, TPKs: Who’s to Blame? and Win your Character a set of Steak Knives

In this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we review Dragon Warriors through hopefully not particularly rose coloured glasses. We discuss the question “Total Party Kills:Who’s to blame?” and what’s more, identify exactly who it is. We also, as part of Play a New RPG Month, are offering you the chance to win your Character a set of Steak Knives in game. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 033: Spirit of the Century Review, Dragon Warriors First Impressions and Do Rules Support Descriptive Combat

In this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we review Spirit of the Century, talking about our experiences with stunts and aspects. We also discuss our first impressions of playing Dragon Warriors which is a flashback from our gaming past. As part of our discussion on Dragon Warriors we get sidetracked (egads! who would have seen that coming!) and we spend quite a bit of time discussing how rules describe combat, should they describe combat? and whether it’s up to the players to look after that aspect of the game or not. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 032: Riddles and Puzzles in RPGs, Favourite Components of RPGs, Dice and Randomness in Games

In this episode we discuss using riddles and puzzles in your roleplaying games, our favourite components of RPGs, are dice important and is a linear or bell curve of randomness more ‘heroic’? Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 031: Refocusing a Game that has Lost its Way, Should a GM Controlling HP in Combat and The Role of the GM

In this episode we talk about ways to get a game back on track, we answer a question “Could a GM control the HPs of the players in a game to promote better roleplaying?”, and we summarise our thoughts on the role of the GM. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 030: Dealing with a bad GM, running short and long term games and tabletop accessories

In this action packed episode of the podcast we discuss ways in which to deal with a bad GM (mostly by talking about what NOT to do…), the differences we’ve experienced in running short term games as part of our gaming experiment vs the normal long term games that are usually played and we answer questions about gaming accessories and dice from Donny on our Facebook page and Symatt on Twitter. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 029: Spirit of the Century First Impressions and Established vs Original Campaign Settings

This week we discuss our first impressions of Spirit of the Century and walk through some of the steps required to build a pulp character in the game, as well as the possibilities of adding the Aspects system to other gaming styles. We also answer a listener question from Symatt, namely, “Which do you prefer, an established campaign setting like Eberron, or one that you make yourself.” Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 028: Listeners’ Questions Answered 01

In this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we conduct our first Q & A, taking four questions from listeners and readers. Continue reading

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The Dice of Doom Podcast is One Year Old Today

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of our podcast. We have met a lot of great people and made many new friends through the show and we would like to thank all of you for listening. Continue reading

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