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Red Dice Diaries RPG Podcast

Tabletop roleplaying podcast hosted by John and Hannah Large of Red Dice Diaries, providing a mixture of advice, thoughts and inspirations for aspiring GMs and players of RPGs

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Guns are a letdown in D&D
Inspired by an episode of the Hindsightless podcast I'm pondering why sometimes guns can feel like a bit of a letdown in D&D and OSR games, and I make some suggestions as to what you can do about it.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpCheck out Hindsightless at: https://anchor.fm/joe-richter9Want to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
14:46 08/21/2022
Bonus voicemail episode: Breaking the Rules, Book Snobbery & Facing the Folio
In this voicemail episode I'm responding to calls about book snobbery, Face Folio and whether or not monsters should follow the same rules as the PCs.Our callers this episode were:Jason of the Nerds RPG Variety CastRandy over at Biggus GeekusJoe at the Hindsightless podcastGoblin's HenchmanTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpIf you want to check out my Youtube review of Face Folio you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Bpm9SgfQgAt the time of publication there's still a few days to back it on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/facefolio2/face-folio-for-zine-quest-4Want to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
22:56 08/21/2022
OMG I might be a book snob!
In this episode of the podcast I'm pondering the question of whether I've become a book snob and discussing what got me thinking about it.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpIf you'd like to check out my wife Hannah's YouTube craft channel you can find it at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPFTmjtOmA8SaZldpppB4swWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
14:02 08/16/2022
Face Folio Zinequest 4
In this episode I'm taking a look at a ZQ4 entry from Goblin's Henchman, the Face Folio.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpThe ZQ4 kickstarter for Face Folio can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/facefolio2/face-folio-for-zine-quest-4You can find Goblin Henchman's Anchor podcast here: https://anchor.fm/ghenchHe's also got some great products on DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9524/Goblin039s-HenchmanWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
10:29 08/14/2022
Should PCs and monsters follow the same rules in D&D? ***
In this episode of the podcast I'm asking whether monsters and PCs should always follow the same rules and am giving my opinion on the matter.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
11:10 07/19/2022
Bonus voicemail episode: Random wildernesses and the changing face of D&D
In this voicemail episode I'm responding to calls about using cards to generate a random wilderness and how D&D is changing to meet the desires of the modern audience.Our callers this episode were:Ron FrazierJason of the Nerds RPG Variety CastTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
10:54 07/18/2022
D&D Folklore Bestiary Preview
In this episode of the podcast I'm taking a look at a preview of the Folklore Bestiary presented by the Merry Mushmen of Knock fame.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpAt the time of recording the Folklore Bestiary as live on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/896102915/a-folklore-bestiaryYou can purchase the Knock zine from: https://www.themerrymushmen.com/shop/Want to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
34:26 07/17/2022
Picaro, the Story of D&D
In this episode of the podcast I'm talking about an article featured in Knock issue #3 by James Malizsewski, and how it made me think about what I get out of D&D.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpYou can purchase the Knock zine from: https://www.themerrymushmen.com/shop/You can check out more fom James Malizsewski at: https://grognardia.blogspot.comWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
14:51 07/14/2022
Random Wilderness
In this episode of the podcast I'm running through the procedure for creating random wildernesses using playing cards and some D20 as written by Eric Nieudan and featured in Knock issue #3.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpYou can purchase the Knock zine from: https://www.themerrymushmen.com/shop/You can check out more from by Eric Nieudan at: https://dragons.ie/Want to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
10:35 07/12/2022
Bonus voicemail episode: Cards, Telegraphing Campaign Ends and Future Fate
In this voicemail episode I'm responding to calls about using cards in games, ending campaigns, future potential Fate projects and Hyperspace D6, amongst others.Our callers this episode were:Ron FrazierMacKenzieGlen Hallstrom AKA Ol' Man GrognardJoe of the Hindsightless podcastTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
13:24 07/11/2022
The End of Smoke & Snow
In this episode of the podcast I'm discussing the recent end of our Smoke & Snow OSE campaign (although we may revisit the campaign world at some point in the future).Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpif you'd like to see our end of campaign/next game brief discussion you can find it on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/8Gi2A65X2Vk?t=11775Want to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
14:56 07/10/2022
It's all in the cards
In this episode of the podcast I'm talking about using cards in RPGs and some of the reasons that I've been more than a little skeptical of it in the past.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
08:21 07/05/2022
Using the Realm Fables Sandbox Creator
In this episode I'm going to be following the procedure outlined in the Realm Fables Sandbox Creator to make a simple point-crawl map using just a set of playing cards and a handful of day.You can get the PDF of the Sandbox Creator from Shieldice Studios on DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/397034/Sandbox-CreatorThe cool set of playing cards I used for this were from Acelion: https://www.acelioncards.com/Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
15:29 07/04/2022
Telegraphing the End of a Campaign
In this episode I'm discussing the recent conclusion to Johanne's epic Burning Wheel campaign Chronicle of the Crowns and musing on whether letting people know that they're moving into the end-game of a campaign is a good idea.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
08:19 07/03/2022
Social Class & Feudalism
In this episode I'm chatting a bit about feudalism and social class, and how thinking about it can suggest some intriguing questions and ideas for your D&D games.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
15:16 06/29/2022
Aren't you a little chunky to be a Stormtrooper?
As requested by Jason from Nerds RPG Varietycast, in this episode I'm taking a look at Hyperspace D6,  a streeamlined hack of the old WEG D6 system.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpIf you want to check out Hyperspace D6, you can find it here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LjVQZVHLKtEaJO_XGe8VDRy6IWVk1sKtWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
26:25 06/28/2022
Bonus voicemail episode: Alignments, Investment and Hyperspace
In this voicemail episode I'm responding to calls about alignment, player investment in world background, use condition books and Hyperspace D6, amongst others.Our callers this episode were:Jason of the Nerds RPG Variety CastGoblin's HenchmenJoe of the Hindsightless podcastTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
30:32 06/27/2022
It's legit to quit... or at least postpone
In this episode I'm talking about my recent decision to postpone a session of my Smoke & Snow campaign and why, sometimes, it's okay to postpone or back out of a session.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpIf you want to check out our recent Purple Worm episode you can find it here:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbShW_v1ZNEAnchor (audio only): https://anchor.fm/purple-worm/episodes/Rising-from-the-Sands-e1kagcbWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
14:57 06/26/2022
Progress in RPGs
Inspired by my recent receipt and perusal of X-treme Dungeon Mastery 2nd edition (that I backed on Kickstarter a while back), in this episode I'm talking about the importance of creating a sense of progress in your D&D games.The original first edition of X-treme Dungeon Mastery is still available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xtreme-Dungeon-Mastery/dp/0977907465At the time of recording the 2nd edition is available for pre-order: https://xdm-x-treme-dungeon-mastery-2nd-edition.backerkit.com/hosted_preordersTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
15:39 06/19/2022
Sandbox Creator
In this episode I'm chatting about the Sandbox Creator booklet I recently received as part of the Realm Fables Kickstarter from Sheildice Studios.You can check out their products at: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/18680/Shieldice-StudioTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
12:33 06/16/2022
My "manual" method for presenting player-facing information
In this episode I'm talking about the slightly more "manual" method I've adopted recently for running my online Old-school Essentials game.You can check out the Meatshields NPC generator mentioned in the episode here: http://www.barrowmaze.com/meatshieldsTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
12:26 06/15/2022
What we did at UK Games Expo 2022
 In this episode I'm talking about what Hannah and myself got up to at UK Games Expo 2022 a couple of weeks ago (as of time of recording). ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.php ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ GoPro footage made possible due to the kind of loan of equipment and time from Cock Up Crafts, check out their vids at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPFTmjtOmA8SaZldpppB4sw This year Games on Demand was sponsored by 'What did I miss' a free listing of newly published TTRPGs available on DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8764/Epistolary-Richard Also check out Geek n Son who make custom geek furniture: https://www.geeknson.co.uk/ Want to get involved in the conversation? You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcast If you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diaries Or you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.com You can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries 
17:45 06/13/2022
Four Card Method
In this episode I'm talking about one of the ways I often prepare my game notes for conventions and one-shots.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
12:04 06/01/2022
Pre-Gens for Cons
In this episode I'm talking about one of my least favourite bits of making convention scenarios but also how it can be a useful opportunity for the Con GM.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
12:10 05/31/2022
Bonus voicemail episode: OSE, Fave monsters and Kobolds
In this voicemail episode we're responding to call-ins from our listeners about episodes discussing Kobolds and their evolution, we also talk about OSE modules and people's favourite monsters.Our callers this episode were:Randy from Biggus GeekusJason of the Nerds RPG Variety CastRon FrazierTitle Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
16:57 05/31/2022
Random Character Generators
In todays episode I'm talking about some of the benefits of using a random character creator.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpThe sites I disucss in the episode are listed below:Total Party Kill Generator: https://character.totalpartykill.ca/basic/OSE Single NPC Generator: https://oldschoolessentials.necroticgnome.com/generators/single-npc-generatorWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
12:15 05/30/2022
Why I love pig-faced orcs?
In todays episode I'm chatting with Hannah about why I love pig-faced orcs so much.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
16:21 05/29/2022
PCs Introducing Themselves
In this episode I'm discussing a few ways that you can allow PCs to introduce themselves in-game and some of the benefits that it might bring to your games.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
11:01 05/26/2022
Kobolds, Dog or Dragon?
In today's episode Hannah and myself are talking about Kobolds and their transition from dog-like humanoids to dragon worshipping reptile-men through the various editions of D&D.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
24:13 05/25/2022
Our top three monsters
In today's episode of the podcast Hannah and myself are chatting about our individual top three D&D monsters.Title Music: Fireworks by Alexander Nakarada (Public Domain) : https://freepd.com/electronic.phpWant to get involved in the conversation?You can leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/RDDRPGPodcastIf you're having issues with Speakpipe you can also leave a voicemail on our old anchor account: https://anchor.fm/the-red-dice-diariesOr you can email us at: RDDRPGpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us using the following link: https://wheretofind.me/@Reddicediaries
17:00 05/24/2022