Friday, April 16, 2021

Thought Eater Podcast: Five Minute Friday: Plot Hooks from Real-Life News Events

Happy Friday! Today on the podcast, I discuss generating plot ideas using real news stories. I hope you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Humpday RPG Show 4.14.21

 
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Aside from the actual PLAYING of games, my favorite things about this wonderful hobby are those two bastions of DIY creativity, zines and blogs. Join me each Wednesday on the Thought Eater podcast as I share the blogposts, zines, and RPG bric-a-brac that caught my eye over the week.

Have you started a new blog recently? Are you working on a zine? Are you a content creator that would like to be considered for an interview on the show? Want to send me review copies of what you're working on? I want to hear from you! Email me at frothsof at gmail, hit me up on Twitter, or use the contact form on my blog (visible in desktop mode in the right-hand column).

You can join the show by calling in at anchor.fm/thoughteater or via the Anchor app! The Thought Eater podcast is available on all major platforms, or you can use the player below to scroll along with each topic.


MAPS OF THE WEEK






HUMPDAY BLOG-O-RAMA

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2021/04/dd-movie-delayed-until-2023.html


https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/roleplaying-game/news/one-more-multiverse-announced

https://knightattheopera.blogspot.com/2021/04/how-do-you-handle-inside-of-hex.html








https://rollingboxcars.com/2021/04/08/rome-wasnt-built-in-a-day-a-review-of-beak-feather-bone/


https://vaultsofvaarn.com/2021/04/12/state-of-play/


https://grognardia.blogspot.com/2021/04/different-worlds-issue-10.html



FREE STUFF

https://archons-court.blogspot.com/2021/04/glog-impressions-enthusiastic-skeleton.html
https://whosemeasure.blogspot.com/2021/04/sungrave-community-hexcrawl.html

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/4e-introducing-orcus-a-fourth-edition-retro-clone.878174/


https://lapidaryossuary.blogspot.com/2021/03/seasons-of-penrod-four-one-page-dungeons.html

https://theangrygm.com/the-fall-of-silverpine-watch/


https://www.frugalgm.com/2021/04/free-gm-resource-pixabay.html

https://sorcererundermountain.d101games.com/2021/04/13/the-lost-outpost-the-openquest-quickstart/



THE FINAL TOPIC: RPGDNA

https://heropresstwo.blogspot.com/2021/04/rpgdna-what-games-made-me-me.html



OUTRO



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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Free and Pay-What-You-Want 5e DMs Guild Highlights: Two Weeks Ending 4.11.21

Week after week, talented creators release killer 3rd party material on the DMs Guild, only to have it immediately buried and forgotten. In this long-running blog series, I highlight some of the best free and pay-what-you-want releases on the Guild. You can find previous posts in this series HERE.


Into the Wonderland from William Rotor


Absolutely epic 240-page Feywild campaign, up there with the best products ever released on the DMs Guild. The first 100 pages or so constitute a detailed Feywild sourcebook, with lots of player options. The campaign itself is broken into digestible quests, making it easier to run than most mammoth adventures. I love everything about this one, from the layout, to the art, to the dark vibe. Grab it immediately. 


Session Notes Template from Intrepid Adventuring


This is just what it sounds like, some nice templates to help you keep track of your campaign. Includes spots for NPCs, locations, events, etc. 


Ships at Sea Map Pack from Emiliano Noriega-Petti


The day will one day come when I will not hoard D&D battlemaps, but that day is not today. 


Haunted Chapel from Peter Kuna


The plot isn't exactly groundbreaking, but this straightforward one-shot adventure benefits from clear writing and truly exceptional maps. 


Charon's Drowned Shrine from Rhodarin Press


Any DMs out there with groups still slogging through hell will want to check out this sidequest for the Avernus adventure. Quality layout, new items and monsters, undead character options.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Thought Eater Podcast: Five Minute Friday: NPC Voices

Happy Friday! Today on the podcast I am offering some tips on coming up with NPC voices. I hope you have a great weekend! 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Humpday RPG Show 4.7.21 with Special Guest Tyler Crumrine of Possible Worlds

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Aside from the actual PLAYING of games, my favorite things about this wonderful hobby are those two bastions of DIY creativity, zines and blogs. Join me each Wednesday on the Thought Eater podcast as I share the blogposts, zines, and RPG bric-a-brac that caught my eye over the week.

Have you started a new blog recently? Are you working on a zine? Are you a content creator that would like to be considered for an interview on the show? Want to send me review copies of what you're working on? I want to hear from you! Email me at frothsof at gmail, hit me up on Twitter, or use the contact form on my blog (visible in desktop mode in the right-hand column).

You can join the show by calling in at anchor.fm/thoughteater or via the Anchor app! The Thought Eater podcast is available on all major platforms, or you can use the player below to scroll along with each topic.



INTRO









MAPS OF THE WEEK









ZINE CLUB WITH SPECIAL GUEST TYLER CRUMRINE







https://possible-worlds-games.itch.io/


https://zhodani.space/2021/04/02/cepheus-journal-issue-005/









RANDOM TABLES





HUMPDAY BLOG-O-RAMA















FREE STUFF





https://leicestersramble.blogspot.com/2021/04/stopping-in-at-sweet-town-of-treacle.html



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Humpday RPG Show 3.31.21 with Special Guest Ian Yusem

 

Image by Evlyn Moreau


Aside from the actual PLAYING of games, my favorite things about this wonderful hobby are those two bastions of DIY creativity, zines and blogs. Join me each Wednesday on the Thought Eater podcast as I share the blogposts, zines, and RPG bric-a-brac that caught my eye over the week.

Have you started a new blog recently? Are you working on a zine? Are you a content creator that would like to be considered for an interview on the show? Want to send me review copies of what you're working on? I want to hear from you! Email me at frothsof at gmail, hit me up on Twitter, or use the contact form on my blog (visible in desktop mode in the right-hand column).

You can join the show by calling in at anchor.fm/thoughteater or via the Anchor app! The Thought Eater podcast is available on all major platforms, or you can use the player below to scroll along with each topic.



INTRO





MAPS OF THE WEEK











ZINE CLUB WITH SPECIAL GUEST IAN YUSEM


https://yusem.pledgemanager.com/projects/the-drain/participate/





https://waynesbooks.games/2021/03/27/traveller-high-passage-magazine-bundle/



https://methodsetmadness.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-bone-age-osr-rpg-review.html


https://www.deepsheep.com/2021/03/nod-by-nod-october-2010-5.html













https://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2021/03/miskatonic-monday-62-highway-of-blood.html




https://www.frugalgm.com/2021/03/free-gm-resource-new-2-minute-tabletop.html

https://blog.d4caltrops.com/2021/03/wilderness-encounter-vignette-tables.html



THE FINAL TOPIC: GO AHEAD AND SPLIT THE PARTY






OUTRO




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