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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

    Back & Forth (episode 152)

    Back & Forth (episode 152)

    I respond to call-ins from Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal or Woe, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast. A bit about Chainmail, Supplement VII Forbidden Lore and Ossea Pura followed by some reflecting on a year of on-line gaming.

    Get Ossia Pura here https://free-thrall.itch.io/ossea-pura

    Get Jason Vay's Supplement VII Forbidden Lore here http://grey-elf.com/Forbidden_Lore.pdf

    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

    Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com


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    Game Changer (episode 151)

    Game Changer (episode 151)

    I kick-off season 4 with a heads-up about what's in store on a personal level and a little investigation into the origins of Free Kriegsspiel. I have a host of call-ins from Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus, Jason Connerley of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Lieren of Updates from the Middle of Nowhere and John Alan Large of Red Dice Diaries RPG Podcast. Some further discussion on the subject of alignment, revisiting my 2d6 system Osseous and the prospect of me actually running games. Honourable Mentions: Nicolas Dessaux's Epées & Sorcellerie, Gary Gygax's Chainmail, Original Dungeons & Dragons, Dave Arneson, David Wesley's Braunstein, James & Robyn Georges' Diceless Dungeons, Norbert Matausch's Landshut Rules and Wizard Lizard's Underground Adventures. Get Ossea Pura here https://free-thrall.itch.io/ossea-pura And here are some of other games I mention. https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/nicolas-dessaux/ep%C3%A9es-sorcelerie-english-translation/ebook/product-14nz275z.html https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17010/Chainmail-Rules-for-Medieval-Miniatures-0e https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210174/Diceless-Dungeons https://matausch.itch.io/landshut https://wizard-lizard.itch.io/underground-adventures

    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

    Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com


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    Errata & Addenda (episode 150)

    Errata & Addenda (episode 150)

    Notes to follow.


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    Zero Theorem (episode 149)

    Zero Theorem (episode 149)

    I respond to a bunch of messages following episode 147. Call-ins from Andy Goodman of Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Menion aka Rob of Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi, Evil Jeff of Minions & Musings, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue and Barney Dicker of Loco Ludus.

    Honourable Mentions: Dave Aldridge of d'Percentile, Martin Buber's I and Thou, Jonathan D. Fox's The Essential Moreno: Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity by J. L. Moreno.

    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

    Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com


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    The Chaos of Alignment (episode 148)

    The Chaos of Alignment (episode 148)

    The inevitable alignment call-in show. An allstar cast featuring Colin "Spikepit" Green, Joe Richter of Hindsightless and Weal Or Woe, Josh Beckelhimer of JB Publishing and Forever Prepping DM, Jason Connerly of Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, Sofinho of Alone In The Labyrinth and Safer Fantasy Crafting.

    Check out Pariah here https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311826/PARIAH-Volume-1?term=paria

    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

    Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com


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    Engagement in Theory or Getting dPercentile on Yo' Ass (episode 147)

    Engagement in Theory or Getting dPercentile on Yo' Ass (episode 147)

    A bunch of calls from Dave Aldridge of dPercentile prompts me to talk about philosopher Martin Buber's I & Thou and how it might relate to the academic study of roleplaying games. 

    Music by Timothy J. Drennon. Find his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/posts

    Special thanks to Lieren of Updates From the Middle of Nowhere.

    Contact me at spencer.freethrall@gmail.com


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    • 18 min

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