Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice

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Being Wealthy and a Bastard 01 December 2021


This month, Roger and Mike look for inspiration for a new campaign, and look into a very old-fashioned one.

We mentioned

Liminal at the Bundle of Holding (until 8 December), Indie Cornucopia 9 at the Bundle of Holding (until 13 December), Unknown Armies, The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain, A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration by Jenny Uglow, GURPS Alternate Earths 1 GURPS Alternate Earths 2, GURPS Infinite Worlds, Phil's IW article, Sliders, Empire of the Petal Throne, the West Marches campaign (and further reading), Earthdawn, Five Man Band, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Madame Sara, Quantum Leap, Domdaniel, GURPS Action, (Stoddard prospectus article?), GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, CSI, GURPS Torg, Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Pathfinder, Cold Shard Mountains, Norđlond Bestiary (until 8 December), Roger's Inkscape-based VTT, and Foundry VTT.

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  1. Posted by Phil Masters at 11:24am on 05 December 2021

    The Pyramid article of mine that you mentioned was "II&E: Helping Form Match Function", from Jan-Dec 2006. Fortuitously, it's available as a free sample from that time.

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 11:29am on 05 December 2021

    Thanks, added to the notes.

  3. Posted by Phil Masters at 10:18am on 06 December 2021

    To answer one of Mike’s questions from the podcast; Pathfinder doesn’t so much do something new as deliberately not do so.

    When D&D 4th edition appeared, as discussed in the podcast, it turned out to be a rather major revision of the game, with a lot of obvious influence from computer games. Pathfinder, being essentially D&D 3.75, is actually rather closer to the popular D&D 3rd edition than is D&D 4. So it hoovered up a lot of customers whose loyalty was more to the old game than to its publisher or the trademark.

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