Tag Archives: old school

Old School Podcast – I talk to the future: an interview with my daughters, ages 5 and 8

Over the past few days I was able to sit down with my two daughters, Izzie (aged 8) and Luca (aged 5) to talk about their gaming experiences, and what our semi-weekly gaming nights looked like through their eyes. The interviews happened over the course of a week, with the first interview happening just before game night (and bed time for them) and the second interview happening a…

Old School Actual Play Podcast Episode 4 – Death in the Dungeon

Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG !  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs, unmade beds and thousands of doors using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition. In this episode, we encounter more orcs than you can shake a pointed stick at.  We uncover a potential enemy in a human …

Old School Actual PlayPodcast Episode 3 – We open doors

Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG !  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition. In this episode, we get jumped by a pig.  With a stinger! Then we talk a bunch of highly trained, heavily armed troops in to letting us scout…

Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar

Welcome to our third podcast, the 2nd in a series of Mini-casts to keep us all occupied in between our actual play sessions! In this mini-cast, I’m joined by Benjamin Alberti.  Professor, Archaeologist, gamer and co-author of Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic and More !  Ben has also helped me out a bit in the editorial department, and …

Old School Actual Play Mini-cast #1 – 22 Minutes of RPG Goodness

We’re back!  Welcome to our Old School, Actual Play Mini-cast!  This is a 22:25 mini-cast, in which Scott and I get together to chat about old school RPGs vs newer systems. What’s good about Palladium FRPG 1st edition?  What about D&D 4.0, or 3.5?  Pathfinder? And just why does Savage Worlds rub Scott the wrong way?  Find out the answers to these burning questions and a bunch more…

Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG. We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing! In this, our second session but first adventure, join…

Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG. We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing! In this, our second…

Old School RPG – Playing Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition) again and loving it!

Old-School Unboxing: TSR’s Dragon Dice circa 1995

Not to long ago I came in to a neat find (and by ‘came in to’ I mean Chris Hopper sent ‘em to me).  Eleven still sealed boxes of TSR’s collectible dice game and answer to Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering – Dragon Dice .  These eleven boxes were still factory sealed in slightly dusty cellophane …

Adam Dray’s old-school D&D actual play & analysis

I found Adam Dray’s observations of playing Keep on the Borderlands an interesting read.