The GROGNARD RPG files is a podcast that looks at RPGs from 'back in the day and today'.
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 46 (Part 2) DragonQuest RPG (with Chris Klug)
Whatever happened to March 2021? We may never know, let’s hope that April restores normal service. In this episode we continue the discussion with Chris Klug about his career in game design: James Bond RPG (which we covered in Episode 15), Aidyn’s Chronicles, and his work for Chaosium, such as The Smoking Ruin for RuneQuest … Continue reading
Episode 46 (Part 1) DragonQuest RPG (with Chris Klug)
Download Episode The GROGNARD files opens on one of our favorites from back in the day. Blythy bought it from Northern Games Day while I was playing a great game of RuneQuest and he was feeling sorry for himself. We played a lot of this game as it was our swords and sorcery game of … Continue reading
Episode 45 – Review of 2020 (with Dave Morris)
In this episode we review the games that we have played in 2020 – there were so many! During the discussion we cover our experiences of playing Lyonesse, Savage Worlds, Mutant Year Zero and many more. You can see the report on all the games we played by following this link. Dave Morris joins us … Continue reading
Episode 44 – Dragon Warriors (with Dave Morris)
The last GROGPOD of 2020 features a classic British Old School RPG, Dragon Warriors. You can find out more about Dave Morris at his blog and his Patreon. Daily Dwarf has a blog too. Dave Paterson is about to launch a new podcast Frankenstein’s RPG and he’s a regular on Orlanth Rex’s Gaming Vexes. Dragon … Continue reading
Episode 43 (Bonus) Dungeons and Dragons
This is a bonus episode featuring a ‘Library Use’ segment that we recorded which looks in detail at issue 52 of Dragon Magazine (published in August 1981). The publication was around the same time as the launch of the Moldvay edition of Basic D&D. We discuss an article where the new edition is discussed in … Continue reading
Episode 43 (Part 2) Dungeons and Dragons (with Lew Pulsipher)
This is the second part of the Dungeons and Dragons Episode. Lew Pulsipher returns to talk more about his contributions to White Dwarf, his strategy game Britannia and his contributions to EN World. Daily Dwarf revisits Holmes Basic D&D and tries to revive the magic. Cris Watkins from Bonhomie Games shares his First, Last and … Continue reading
The spearhead UK RPG revival
Or two blokes having a lot of fun with their friends. Maybe a bit of both.
RPG History: The British view
A block that puts the spotlight on the British experience of playing rpg's back in the day. A worthy trip down memory lane with modern insight.