We talked to David Guyll about the upcoming Dungeons & Delvers’ second edition and some other projects from Awful Good Games: new scenarios and settings for the OSR fantasy role-playing game and other RPGs coming down the line, such as a western with Lovecraftian influences and a science fantasy world. We also discussed some of out pet peeves, like PbtA and bad art in role-playing games.
Richard J. Selatti (aka @bluddwolf), our latest guest at the Red Room, proposes a return to the old “safety tool” paradigm, based on common sense and four decades of role-playing game experience.
Although the interviews and reviews weren’t meant to be included in a podcast, in case you would rather listen to them instead of watching (thus avoiding my ugly mug) I’ll upload them to Spotify too.
The Invisible College is the starting point for the RPGPundit to discuss the Age of Enlightenment, real Magick, Aleister Crowley, his own interest in mysticism, religion and History and how all that fits into his newest role-playing game. He also talked about the different factions in the OSR movement, mockery as the best weapon against the woke and how more and more people are joining the fight against cancel culture.
Why should this bum have a Patreon account? Well, I can only think of a couple of good reasons: maintaining the Red Room blog and YouTube channel have some inherent costs and, if I am to take reviews a little more seriously, I need to purchase reviewing material. I’m not expecting to have regular patrons (if you are so inclined, you will have early access to any updates and some free material), but custom pledges would be very welcome and provide extra motivation.
The T-Shirted Historian, host of The Week in Geek and Dungeons and Discussions is today’s Red Room guest. We talked about how certain modern trends are damaging commercial role-playing games, the comic book industry and movie franchises like Star Wars.
Brian Shutter, today’s guest at the Red Room, is the author of Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland, an 80s and 90s nostalgia fuelled OSR role-playing game built upon BX rules, where famous Wrestlers are worshipped as gods. Lord Randy be Praised!
The Red Room is ending the week in a Grim mood: James Grim Desborough is our guest. We chatted about his upcoming ‘citycrawl’ dark fantasy adventure Wightchester: Prison City of the Damned, the indie tabletop role-playing scene, his writing career, cancel culture, wokescolds, Gamersgate, safety tools in gaming, and other topics.
Griffith Morgan, today’s Red Room guest, is the author of Secrets of Blackmoor, a feature documentary about the fictional world created by David Arneson and the origins of the role-playing game industry, and The Lost Dungeons of Tonisborg book, which contains the second oldest mega-dungeon created in the Twin Cities during the early development of RPGs.
Welcome to the Red Room, Bruno Galan: in this interview Bruno talks about Chronicles of the Crimson Hound, his OSR Actual-Play pulp horror serial on YouTube, the upcoming science-fantasy RPG Undead Malefactors, “problematic” issues in tabletop role-playing and Twitter controversies.