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A big pot of old school RPG stew.
Cover art photo provided by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@cadop

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    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings

A big pot of old school RPG stew.
Cover art photo provided by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@cadop

    I’m Not Dead …I’m getting better :)

    I’m Not Dead …I’m getting better :)

    Spotify extended the mobile app life until July 9th, so Down in a Heap lives on for another month. Calls from Jason and Riley provide discussion on attribute gains & losses, training, what’s going to happen after the podcast, and just why the heck is wearing helmets and armor not cool, and when, how, and why did this trend emerge? Send messages to bigbalboni “at” gmail. Thanks!

    • 43 min
    Compleat Adventurer Deep Dive 6: and the rest…

    Compleat Adventurer Deep Dive 6: and the rest…

    I finally wrap up the deep dive into Bard Games’ Compleat Adventurer with MaryAnne, the Professor, and Wrongway Feldman: I mean the Knight, Martial Artist, and Swordsman. Definitely the weaker links in this supplement, but I promised a thorough deep dive, so….😁

    • 39 min
    Compleat Adventurer Deep Dive 5: Rogues & Spies

    Compleat Adventurer Deep Dive 5: Rogues & Spies

    In this installment, I compare the Compleat Adventurer’s Rogue & Spy class to what we get in classic D&D from the Thief (and Assassin). What doesn’t work for some with the Thief, and are these alternatives any better? Will they spice up the criminal characters in your game? Listen and decide…

    • 53 min
    The Compleat Adventurer Deep Dive 4: The Hunters!

    The Compleat Adventurer Deep Dive 4: The Hunters!

    I get back to my deep dive into Bard Games’ The Compleat Adventurer from 1983. This time it’s the Hunters!: the Scout, Bounty Hunter, and Witch Hunter. Are these more interesting (or better fantasy archetypes) than the Ranger (which was essentially making Aragorn for D&D)? Listen up and decide for yourself. Last call for calls! Send by 5/30 to bigbalboni “at” gmail.

    • 52 min
    The Last Call-in Bonanza?

    The Last Call-in Bonanza?

    Calls from Mirke, Jason, Daniel, and Joe react to and spark conversation about: character attribute generation in B/X: OSE and AD&D; Animal Companions in games and a potential method to mechanize their use in B/X; the Compleat Adventurer classes and how exclusive should “class abilities” be; a pack of monkeys on Planet Eris; How optimal character abilities can lead to boring encounters; the Creature From The Black Lagoon; Boat Nerd action from Duluth, MN; Thanks guys!

    • 58 min
    Rob & Jason vs. The Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon

    Rob & Jason vs. The Universal Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon

    Once again I’m joined by Jason of Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast to talk about our beloved Universal Monsters! This time we dive into the Black Lagoon to swim with the iconic gill-man. Load up your speargun, check your air tanks, and grab a bag of rotenone (just don’t sprinkle it on your popcorn), and join us one last time. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Gothridge Manor ,

From the Beginning

I've been listening to Rob since he began his podcast from the beautful MN. He's got a great sense of humor and shares his gaming experience in a way that makes you feel he's talking to you from across the table.

NerdsRPGVarietyCast ,

Old School Gaming, mostly

This is a wonderful podcast that mainly deals with old school gaming. B/X, Swords and Wizardry figure prominently but other things like Thieves World are also discussed are movies, music, and breakfast cereals.

InfiniteLongbox ,

I dig it

Most Excellent podcast. Chill old school talk. Dig it.

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