Friday, April 26, 2019

Thought Eater Podcast: Five Minute Friday: Willy the Wizard and the Moathouse of Hommlet

Join my daughter and I for our latest short and silly podcast featuring characters from our campaign. Willy the hard-of-hearing wizard and brave Elizabeth descend into the depths of the moathouse outside Hommlet.

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How about that awesome map from Colin Green of Spikepit!




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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Humpday Blog-O-Rama 4.24.19

Blogs are an integral, vital part of the RPG hobby. They serve as incubators for new games, sounding boards for fresh ideas, and platforms for up-and-coming talent. They keep "forgotten" games alive, foster discussions, and build communities. Not everyone can work for a big game company, command a large audience on Twitch, or make a living from their art or cartography, but every RPG enthusiast can easily create a blog and start sharing their passion with the world.

Every Wednesday on the Thought Eater podcast and blog, I take a look at what is going on in the vibrant RPG blog scene. Check out previous Humpday Blog-O-Rama posts HERE.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!


MAPS



https://dysonlogos.blog/2019/04/23/2019-geomorphs-dice/

https://thevintagedm.blogspot.com/


http://kelvingreen.blogspot.com/2019/04/homage-to-barovia.html

https://bruce-heard.blogspot.com/2019/04/MapDesign.html



REVIEWS



https://theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com/2019/04/mall-kids.html



http://punverse.blogspot.com/2019/04/movie-night-review.html

https://archons-court.blogspot.com/2019/04/review-some-glog-likes-why-not-rat-on.html



https://princeofnothingblogs.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/review-the-punchline-lotfp-last-laugh/



https://rollingboxcars.com/2019/04/17/onward-to-rome-a-review-of-7th-edition-guide-to-cthulhu-invictus/



WORMY



https://originaleditionfantasy.blogspot.com/2019/04/read-wormy-from-first-to-last.html

https://sites.google.com/site/wormycollected/Home/dragon-issue-9



D&D IS SUPER-POPULAR



https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/how-dungeons-and-dragons-somehow-became-more-popular-than-ever/2019/04/18/fc226f56-5f8f-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/9D7E0086-7547-4726-B258-E086D36914C3

https://crumblingkeep.com/2683/dungeons-and-dragons-in-your-office/

http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2019/04/old-d-commercials.html



RANDOM TABLES

https://signsinthewilderness.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-great-migration.html

https://engineoforacles.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/random-18th-century-villages-for-a-gothic-sandbox/

https://crateredland.blogspot.com/2019/04/movers-and-shakers.html

http://whosemeasure.blogspot.com/2019/04/some-magic-weapons-d10-plucked-organs.html



HELPFUL LINKS



http://killitwithfirerpg.blogspot.com/2019/04/dccrpg-faq-and-links.html



http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-holmes-basic-g-archive.html



MISCELLANY



https://originaldungeons-and-dragons.blogspot.com/2019/04/celebrating-blackmoor-campaign-day.html

https://3toadstools.blogspot.com/2019/04/update-on-tenmonstersetting.html



http://crookedstaff.blogspot.com/2019/04/make-your-own-chests-crates.html

https://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/42965/roleplaying-games/left-hand-of-mythos-a-trail-of-cthulhu-scenario



THE SWEET SPOT

https://crossingtheverse.wpcomstaging.com/2019/04/16/on-the-not-superhero/


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thought Eater Podcast: Top Three Tuesdays: Fave D&D Monsters and the Best of "Zeb" Cook

I am starting a new weekly show on the Thought Eater podcast: Top Three Tuesdays. Each week I will present my top three picks on a number of RPG-related topics. To kick it off this week, you get a "twofer": my fave D&D monsters, and my fave works of TSR's David "Zeb" Cook. If you have a topic suggestion for this show, feel free to send me a message via the contact form on the blog.

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David "Zeb" Cook


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Thought Eater Podcast: The Ray Otus Plundergrounds Challenge

Ray Otus of the excellent Plundergrounds podcast suggested a topic to a bunch of us podcasting on Anchor (aka the OSR Anchorites). The topic? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I had fun with this, and I hope you enjoy listening!





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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Free and Pay-What-You-Want 5e DMs Guild Highlights: Week Ending 4.20.19

Every week, talented creators upload products to the DMs Guild, pricing them as free or pay-what-you-want in order to reach customers. Dozens of new free and pwyw products are added each week alone. It is a lot to sort through. My hope is that highlighting a few of each week's best supplements will help the designers get the attention they deserve.

You can find previous posts in this series HERE.


Encounters in the Mournland from Gregory Hallenbeck


Ok, this is great. Here you have a bunch of random encounters for the Mournland of Eberron, fleshed out just enough for the DM to use them effectively on the fly. Also contains some really cool random weather elements and a generator for weird effects on creatures due to the Mourning.


Faerun Printable Calendar from Anthony Green


Full color and print-friendly calendars for your Forgotten Realms game. A simple but helpful tool.


Skeleton Monster Set from Hero Sleister


No-frills yet useful set of 7 skeleton variants. Why just use a bunch of plain ol' skeletons when you can throw some skeleton hellhounds and corrosive skeletons into the mix?


The Tome of Forgotten Heroes from Ocean Martinez


27 new archetypes for all core classes. Lots of cool and unusual class variants, like the Circle of the Metamorph, where the Druid only partially changes shape, and the Oath of Incandescence, which allows you to create a pyromancer Paladin. 


100 Items for Sale in a Fantasy Black Market from Casey Willis


Credited to the creative folks over at www.reddit.com/r/d100, this is a collection of items you likely won't be finding for sale at a corner store. Very inventive stuff here; these could be used to generate side quests, supplement treasure hordes, or you know, curse your players for kicks.


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Friday, April 19, 2019

Thought Eater Podcast: Willy the Wizard and the Village of Hommlet

The Willy the Wizard show was a big hit, so my daughter and I teamed up for another episode. Join Willy and Elizabeth for another thrilling adventure!







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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Humpday Blog-O-Rama 4.17.19: This One's For James

Blogs are an integral, vital part of the RPG hobby. They serve as incubators for new games, sounding boards for fresh ideas, and platforms for up-and-coming talent. They keep "forgotten" games alive, foster discussions, and build communities. Not everyone can work for a big game company, command a large audience on Twitch, or make a living from their art or cartography, but every RPG enthusiast can easily create a blog and start sharing their passion with the world.

Every Wednesday on the Thought Eater podcast and blog, I take a look at what is going on in the vibrant RPG blog scene. Check out previous Humpday Blog-O-Rama posts HERE.


LISTEN TO THIS WEEK'S EPISODE HERE



LINKS FROM THIS WEEK'S EPISODE


JAMES SMITH


https://dreamsofmythicfantasy.blogspot.com/
https://dreamsofmythicfantasy.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20OSR%20News
http://underdarkgazette.blogspot.com/
http://underdarkgazette.blogspot.com/search/label/OSR%20News

https://www.paypal.me/jamessmithmemory



MAPS



https://mapoftheweek.blogspot.com/2019/04/la-jolla-map-museum-maps-of-historical.html




https://www.iconicmaps.com/blog/sundown-commission




http://elthosrpg.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-overly-ambitious-campaign-design.html



REVIEWS AND RETROSPECTIVES


https://heavyliestheaxe.blogspot.com/2019/04/dark-sun-part-one-our-d-is-different.html
https://heavyliestheaxe.blogspot.com/2019/04/dark-sun-part-two-bad-different.html



http://heartsinglorantha.d101games.com/2019/04/12/the-runequest-slipcase-has-arrived/


http://save.vs.totalpartykill.ca/blog/silent-titans


http://vorpalmace.blogspot.com/2019/04/review-wee-warriors-reprints-part-ii.html


https://www.retroist.com/2019/04/12/dungeons-dragons-monster-cards-grippli/



WORLD BUILDING

http://www.worldbuildingwizard.com/2019/04/02/how-to-find-images-for-your-world/

https://crumblingkeep.com/2019/04/12/crumbling-upkeep-sounds-for-your-game/


https://therantingsavant.blogspot.com/2019/04/twenty-quick-questions-for-any-twilight.html
http://jrients.blogspot.com/2011/04/twenty-quick-questions-for-your.html



RANDOM TABLES

https://tarsostheorem.blogspot.com/2019/04/solar-system-die-drop-table.html

https://joeskythedungeonbrawler.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/w-hat-do-to-do-when-a-thief-fall-happened/

https://themansegaming.blogspot.com/2019/04/pantheon-generator.html
https://themansegaming.blogspot.com/2019/04/random-pantheon-generation-example-elf.html


https://reverancepavane.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-most-important-encounter-table.html



MISCELLANY

http://monstermanualsewnfrompants.blogspot.com/2019/04/exacts-in-theatre-of-mind.html

https://thac0rpg.blogspot.com/2019/04/problems-i-am-having-trying-to-end-my.html


https://akraticwizardry.blogspot.com/2019/04/d-and-d-is-cool.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion/sunday/dungeons-and-dragons.html


http://roseandkingfisher.blogspot.com/2019/04/dragon-heist-session-1-3-wake-up-sneeple.html
https://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/tag/dragon-heist



JOIN THE FUN


http://cavegirlgames.blogspot.com/2019/04/community-project-harry-clarke-bestiary.html


https://www.dungeoncontest.com/
https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/2019/04/found-on-reddit-rosr-how-does-one-page.html


https://itch.io/jam/pamphletjam



OUTRO

https://teylen.blog/2019/04/14/crowdfunding-collection-103/
https://campaignwiki.org/wiki/Planet/Lists_of_blogs


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