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Welcome to Keep off the Borderlands. A podcast about not playing RPGs, where amazing things may or may not happen.

Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com or find me on Twitter @FreeThrall

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Welcome to Keep off the Borderlands. A podcast about not playing RPGs, where amazing things may or may not happen.

Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com or find me on Twitter @FreeThrall

    There and Feedback Again

    There and Feedback Again

    A whole bunch of call-ins from Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe fame, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Goblin's Henchman and Julz Burgisser of Jewels From NZ. Special mentions: Jeremy "FrothSof" Smith of Thought Eater Podcast and Dave "dPercentile" Aldridge. Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts "Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com


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    • 30 min
    Going for Gold (The Gauntlet's Trophy Kickstarter)

    Going for Gold (The Gauntlet's Trophy Kickstarter)

    Hey there! Kicking things off with some great call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe fame, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast and ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52) before launching into a lengthy overview of Trophy Gold, part of The Gauntlet's Trophy RPG Kickstarter.
    Special mentions: Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks and Josh Beckelhimer of JB Publishing. 
    Shout-outs to Zine Quest 2 Kickstarters: Sinister Red by Rudy "RPG Retofit" Mangual, Mudharbour by Dave "dPercentile" Aldridge, Hunters in Death by Tim "Gothridge Manor" Shorts and Willow by Shane Walshe.
    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
    "Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere.
    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
    Osseous, my simple trifold 2d6 system, is now available here https://free-thrall.itch.io/osseous

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    • 45 min
    To 5e, or Not to 5e? (D&D ponderings and more)

    To 5e, or Not to 5e? (D&D ponderings and more)

    Basically, me responding to some great call-ins from Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Rob C of Down in a Heap, Colin "Spikepit" Green, Josh Becklehimer of J.B. Publishing, Barney of Loco Ludus, John Alan Large of The Red Dice Diaries and T. J. Drennon of Meloderous Miasma Meltdown. We discuss Knave, Into the ODD, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and more.
    Shout outs to Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue and ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52).
    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
    "Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere.
    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
    Osseous, my simple trifold 2d6 system, is now available here https://free-thrall.itch.io/osseous

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    • 32 min
    Sinister Secret of Salty Spencer

    Sinister Secret of Salty Spencer

    More call-ins about the OSR from Colin "Spikepit " Green, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Goblin's Henchman, Chicagowiz of The Dungeon Master's Handbook Podcast and ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52). The return of Controversy Corner or more accurately Confessional Corner. Old-School Essentials, Into the Odd, Knave, Troika and Fighting Fantasy all get a mention. Shout outs to Rob C of Down in a Heap, Matt Finch of Frog God Games, Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks and Barney of Loco Ludus who inspired this episode. Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts "Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com Osseous, my simple trifold 2d6 system, is now available here https://free-thrall.itch.io/osseous


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    • 31 min
    Let Me Clear My Throat (OSR call and response)

    Let Me Clear My Throat (OSR call and response)

    Lots of great feedback from the likes of Dave Aldridge of dPercentile, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue, Colin "Spikepit" Green (I think), Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Josh Brockelhimer of JB Publishing, Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, ShandyAndy of Unguarded Treasure (B52) and Jason Hobbs of Random Screed and Hobbs and Friends fame.
    A little more waffling about the OSR and the term "old-school".
    Shout out to Evil Jeff of Minions and Musings, Rob C of Down in a Heap, ChicagoWiz of The Dungeon Master's Handbook and Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks.
    "Endorsement" by Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks. Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts "Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere. Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com Osseous, my simple trifold 2d6 system, is now available here https://free-thrall.itch.io/osseous

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    • 33 min
    Mommy, What's an OSR?

    Mommy, What's an OSR?

    Illinformed ramblings regarding the nature of the OSR inspired by Pandatheist recent blog post https://boneboxchant.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/20-osr-games/ and a conversation with Jason of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.
    Featuring call-ins from Colin "Spikepit" Green and Shandy Andy of Unguarded Treasure (B52) and an endorsement from Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks.
    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts
    "Warning" by Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere.
    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com
    Osseous, my simple trifold 2d6 system, is now available here https://free-thrall.itch.io/osseous

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    • 21 min

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