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The GROGNARD RPG files is a podcast that looks at RPGs from 'back in the day'.

Each episode concentrates on the original rules of a featured game, our experiences of playing the game, PLUS excellent contributions from @dailydwarf selecting highlights from the halcyon days of White Dwarf magazine.

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The GROGNARD RPG files is a podcast that looks at RPGs from 'back in the day'.

Each episode concentrates on the original rules of a featured game, our experiences of playing the game, PLUS excellent contributions from @dailydwarf selecting highlights from the halcyon days of White Dwarf magazine.

    Episode 34 – Review of 2019 (with Jamie Thomson)

    Episode 34 – Review of 2019 (with Jamie Thomson)

    Download Episode It’s the end of the world as we know it, but we feel fine, because we’ve been gaming, a lot. We review the year in gaming over a pint with Clint, the pub dog. Jamie Thomson is back looking over his career in Fighting Fantasy, The Way of the Tiger game books, The … Continue reading

    Episode 33 – Live Action RPG (with Jamie Thomson)

    Episode 33 – Live Action RPG (with Jamie Thomson)

    Download Episode INTRO: We are still recovering from a successful GROGMEET19. I picked up some new games along the way, including Pendragon and the new Eberron supplement for D&D (thanks to the coverage that they received on The Smart Party). OPEN BOX (with Jamie Thomson): Features editor for White Dwarf between 1981-84, author of Fighting … Continue reading

    Episode 32 – Thieves’ World

    Episode 32 – Thieves’ World

    Download Episode INTRO: It’s the first anniversary of Greg Stafford’s passing and to recognise the event, we are celebrating one of his greatest, collaborative creations: Thieves’ World. There’s a quick potted history featured here, if you want to see the supplement for yourself, I’ve made a short unboxing film. OPEN BOX: Eddy has managed to … Continue reading

    Episode 31 – Numenera RPG

    Episode 31 – Numenera RPG

    Download Episode The GROGNARD files is back with the latest episode which looks in-depth at Numenera RPG based on the Cypher System which was the first new-fangled game that we played when we returned to the hobby. There’s a great First, Last and Everything from Kaye Elling (make sure you follow the progress of her … Continue reading

    EXTRA – Blake’s 7 Actual Play

    EXTRA – Blake’s 7 Actual Play

    Download Episode As an extra to Episode 30, here’s the rest of the Actual Play. It also features a ‘Games Master Prepares’ segment about using The Five Room Dungeon.

    Episode 30 – Blake’s Seven RPG

    Episode 30 – Blake’s Seven RPG

    Download Episode INTRO: This time we are looking at Blake’s 7 and its influence on our gaming. GROGGLEBOX: Eddy joins us in a noisy Port Street Beer House in Manchester to discuss ‘Project Avalon’ ACTUAL PLAY: Thanks to Andrew Cousins of lending me his copy of the rules to play. Blythy as Avon, Doc Con … Continue reading

Customer Reviews

The Angry Monk ,

A time machine to a happier place

This is a wonderful and thoughtful podcast. No attempts at goofy humour or foul-mouthed jokes, just honest-to-goodness analysis of games from a bygone era. Dirk and Judge Blythy talk about games that I only wished to have as a younger person. I love the "comfortable" sound of the podcast--it makes me want to settle in by my fireplace with a cup of tea and a scone. I cannot recommend this podcast enough. Thank you, Dirk!

OberonKestral ,

Warm memories

A great bit of nostalgia about RPG's early days and how they making a strong come back!

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