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Mud & Blood is a podcast focused on tabletop RPGs of a grim & dark nature. Join Liam Stevens and Matt Kay as they discuss and review RPGs and interview their creators.

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YouTube: http://mbcast.co/youtube .

Music used with permission by Danheim.

Mud & Blood Matt Kay & Liam Stevens

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Mud & Blood is a podcast focused on tabletop RPGs of a grim & dark nature. Join Liam Stevens and Matt Kay as they discuss and review RPGs and interview their creators.

Connect with us on:
Website: http://mbcast.co ;
Twitter: @mudandbloodcast ;
Facebook: @mudandbloodcast ;
Discord: http://mbcast.co/discord ;
Google+: http://mbcast.co/gplus ;
Twitch: @mudandbloodcast ;
YouTube: http://mbcast.co/youtube .

Music used with permission by Danheim.

    Kult 1-10: Hammer & Spoon

    Kult 1-10: Hammer & Spoon

    Episode 10 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We're going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy!

    You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets

    To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

    If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we're on Patreon - take a look at http://mbcast.co/patreon

    If you can't support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn't cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686

    Music credits: Kveld by Danheim, Tabletop Audio, and misc effects by our own Liam Stevens.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    88: Stockholm Kartell Interview

    88: Stockholm Kartell Interview

    In episode 88, we interview Johan Nohr and Pelle Nilsson about their award winning metal fantasy game Mörk Borg, the next game on our docket.

    LINKS!
    Mörk Borg website: https://morkborg.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorkBorg
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MORKBORGRPG
    Discord server: https://discord.gg/bMZw8G3
    Free League shop: https://frialigan.se/en/store/?product_id=4529866506377
    DTRPG shop: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/11437/Free-League-Publishing/subcategory/27806_36565/MRK-BORG?affiliate_id=430686

    To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

    If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we're on Patreon - take a look at http://mbcast.co/patreon

    If you can't support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn't cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686

    Music: Berserkir by Danheim

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Kult 1-9: Persephone

    Kult 1-9: Persephone

    Episode 9 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We're going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy!

    You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets

    To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

    If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we're on Patreon - take a look at http://mbcast.co/patreon

    If you can't support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn't cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686

    Music credits: Kveld by Danheim, Tabletop Audio, and misc effects by our own Liam Stevens.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    87: Living Worlds

    87: Living Worlds

    In Episode 87, Liam and Matt follow on from our last episode about bringing environments to life with an episode about creating a living world. Here are our links:

    Fistful of Sixes - playtest: docs.google.com/document/d/14zRLGYixH1EhaFc5H6HXMbDfprb3mep8SZLRQHq_b30/edit?usp=sharing 
    Pitchfork - Draft village creation minigame: pitchforkrpg.com/village-creation 
    Microscope: http://www.lamemage.com/microscope 
    Ironsworn: https://www.ironswornrpg.com 
    Mutant Year Zero: https://frialigan.se/en/games/mutant-year-zero 
    Beyond the Wall: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/113405?affiliate_id=430686 
    Kingdom: http://www.lamemage.com/kingdom 
    Mothership: https://www.mothershiprpg.com 
    I'm Sorry Did You Say Street Magic: https://seaexcursion.itch.io/street-magic 
    The Quiet Year: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110152?affiliate_id=430686 
    Forbidden Lands: https://frialigan.se/en/games/forbidden-lands 
    17th Century Minimalist: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/302620?affiliate_id=430686 
    Dungeon World Fronts: https://www.dungeonworldsrd.com/gamemastering/fronts 
    Alas For the Awful Sea: https://storybrewersroleplaying.com/alasfortheawfulsea 
    The Sprawl: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171286?affiliate_id=430686 
    UVG: https://www.wizardthieffighter.com/ultraviolet-grasslands 
    Nights Black Agents: site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/pyramid-linking-for-fun-and-profit

    Conspiracy Pyramids on The Alexandrian: https://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/36575/roleplaying-games/thinking-about-urbancrawls-part-9-new-school-urbancrawls 
    Delta Green conspiracy pyramid: http://www.delta-green.com/2016/11/graphically-improved-delta-green-conspyramid 
    Perilous Wilds (2e Playtest): dropbox.com/sh/p88e7exekcb0qsa/AACDXT11NSfNsy_VtQS51xDca?dl=0 
    Blowback (Push Pyramid): elizabethsampat.itch.io/blowback 
    Things From the Flood / Tales From the Loop: https://frialigan.se/en/games/tales-from-the-loop 
    Kult Actual Play: 9littlebees.com/category/roleplaying/kult

    Endure: vonbednar.itch.io/endure 


    Bringing it Together:
    Start at Session Zero (collaborative world/settlement building).
    Focus on fleshing out the Community, esp Rumours.
    Any time you're adding a character, creature, or faction - ask "why is it here?" and "what does it want?"
     Keep Threats connected & flexible, and use clocks / timers. 
    Think about Conspyramids and Look For Patterns.
    Ground PCs in reality and focus on downtime and mundane interactions.

    To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

    If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we're on Patreon - take a look at http://mbcast.co/patreon

    If you can't support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn't cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686

    Music: Berserkir by Danheim

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Kult 1-8: Mr. Burrows

    Kult 1-8: Mr. Burrows

    Episode 8 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We're going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy!

    You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets

    To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

    If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we're on Patreon - take a look at http://mbcast.co/patreon

    If you can't support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn't cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686

    Music credits: Kveld by Danheim, Tabletop Audio, and misc effects by our own Liam Stevens.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    86: Bringing the Environment to Life

    86: Bringing the Environment to Life

    In Episode 86, Matt interviews Liam about how to bring environments to life. Here are some notes:

    Urgency: Don't give too much detail when the PCs are in a hurry
    Just Enough: don't aim to cover everything
    Leave Gaps: so the players can interact with the environment
    Pace Yourself: describe the important / evocative things and then back off - build on it as the players interact.
    Senses: Lead with and focus on the non-visual senses (esp smell & touch). 

    Questions to ask yourself when prepping a location:
    What purpose is this scene filling?
    What mood am I trying to evoke?
    What am I trying to establish or achieve?
    Is this interesting?
    What's unique about this scene?

    To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

    If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we're on Patreon - take a look at http://mbcast.co/patreon

    If you can't support us on Patreon but still want to help us out, how about using our affiliate link when buying RPGs on DriveThruRPG? It doesn't cost you a penny more, and we get a small percentage of the sale, which enables us to buy books for future reviews. Every little helps! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=430686

    Music: Berserkir by Danheim

    • 2 hrs 13 min

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