13 episodes

The stories behind our favorite Tabletop RPGs, told by the designers who created the games for us.

Dungeon Designers Guild DDGPod

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The stories behind our favorite Tabletop RPGs, told by the designers who created the games for us.

    "Metamorphosis Alpha" with Jim Ward

    "Metamorphosis Alpha" with Jim Ward

    "Metamorphosis Alpha" by James M. Ward
    https://www.facebook.com/james.m.ward.7


    Available...
    Troll Lord Games:
    https://www.trolllord.com/tlgstore/?~~mode=product&~~id=71408013#!/Starship-Warden/c/119538270
    Goodman Games:
    https://goodman-games.com/store/product-category/metamorphosis-alpha/

    DriveThruRPG:
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2191/WardCo
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/273907/James-M-Ward-BUNDLE

    Additional Ward Games...
    Fireside Creations:
    http://firesidecreations.com



    Theme music:
    "High Fantasy" by Gygax
    (https://gygaxguild.bandcamp.com/)
    All rights reserved.


    Additional Music:
    The Scavengers by Hayden Folker | https://soundcloud.com/hayden-folker
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US


    Episode Artwork:
    HodagRPG
    (https://hodagrpg.itch.io/)


    Special thanks:
    Charley at Negative Modifier Podcast
    (https://linktr.ee/mord4k)
    Jeff Grubb
    (http://grubbstreet.blogspot.com)
    S.L. McClellan
    (https://twitter.com/slmaclellan1991)


    DDGPod Tip Jar:
    https://ko-fi.com/ddgpod

    • 1 hr 11 min
    "White Star" with James Spahn

    "White Star" with James Spahn

    "White Star" by James Spahn
    Old-School rules, original cut feel.
    https://www.facebook.com/BarrelRiderGames


    Available...
    Barrel Rider Games Collection:
    https://shop.gallantknightgames.com/collections/barrel-rider-games
    DriveThruRPG:
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10267/Gallant-Knight-Games/subcategory/26112_32424/Barrel-Rider-Games



    Theme music:
    "High Fantasy" by Gygax
    (https://gygaxguild.bandcamp.com/)
    All rights reserved.


    Additional Music:
    Movement I of "The Planets" by Gustav Holst, Mars, The Bringer Of War. Performed by the U.S. Air Force Band in a transcription by Merlin Patterson, edited by Capt. Lang and MSgt Aldo Forte for their 1998 C.D. Frontiers

    As a work of the U.S. federal government, this recording in public domain in the United States.


    Episode Artwork:
    HodagRPG
    (https://hodagrpg.itch.io/)


    Special thanks:
    Charley at Negative Modifier Podcast
    (https://linktr.ee/mord4k)
    Alan Bahr at Gallant Knight Games
    (https://www.gallantknightgames.com/)
    S.L. McClellan
    (https://twitter.com/slmaclellan1991)

    • 1 hr 53 min
    "Into the Odd" & "Electric Bastionland" with Chris McDowall

    "Into the Odd" & "Electric Bastionland" with Chris McDowall

    "Into the Odd" & "Electric Bastionland" by Chris McDowall

    Bastionland Blog
    (https://www.bastionland.com/)

    Available on...
    DrivethruRPG
    Into the Odd
    (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/145536/Into-the-Odd)
    Electric Bastionland
    (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/308100/Electric-Bastionland)


    Theme music:
    "High Fantasy" by Gygax
    (https://gygaxguild.bandcamp.com/)
    All rights reserved.

    Additional music:
    "Looking for Treasure" by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Episode Art by:
    Zeph Siebler (SunderedWorldDM)
    sunderedshillings.blogspot.com
    @autumnkingdomsart (Instagram)


    Special thanks:
    Charley at Negative Modifier Podcast
    (https://linktr.ee/mord4k)
    HodagRPG
    (https://twitter.com/hodag_rpg)
    S.L. McClellan
    (https://twitter.com/slmaclellan1991)

    • 2 hr 13 min
    "Tiny D6" System with Alan Bahr

    "Tiny D6" System with Alan Bahr

    "Tiny D6" System by Alan Bahr
    Gallant Knight Games
    (https://www.gallantknightgames.com/)
    @alanbahr
    (https://twitter.com/alanbahr)
    @gallantkgames
    (https://twitter.com/GallantKGames)


    Tiny D6 Games:
    https://www.gallantknightgames.com/tinyd6/


    Yukon Dark (Tiny Cthulhu Livestream):
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yukon+dark+gallant


    Theme music:
    "High Fantasy" by Gygax
    (https://gygaxguild.bandcamp.com/)
    All rights reserved.

    Additional Music:
    "Journey into the Black" by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio
    (https://karlcasey.bandcamp.com/)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Special thanks:
    Charley at Negative Modifier Podcast
    (https://linktr.ee/mord4k
    HodagRPG
    HodagRPG
    (https://hodagrpg.itch.io/)

    • 49 min
    "Those Dark Places" with Jonathan Hicks

    "Those Dark Places" with Jonathan Hicks

    "Those Dark Places" by Jonathan Hicks
    "Space is a hell of a thing..."
    Industrial Science Fiction RPG
    https://twitter.com/JonMarkHicks
    https://farsightblogger.blogspot.com/


    Available...
    Print or Digital from Osprey Games:
    https://ospreypublishing.com/those-dark-places
    GM Simulator Expansion and additional resources:
    https://ospreypublishing.com/gaming_resources_roleplaying


    Theme music:
    "High Fantasy" by Gygax
    (https://gygaxguild.bandcamp.com/)
    All rights reserved.

    Additional Music:
    "Journey into the Black" by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio
    (https://karlcasey.bandcamp.com/)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Episode Art by:
    HodagRPG
    (https://hodagrpg.itch.io/)


    Special thanks:
    Charley at Negative Modifier Podcast
    (https://linktr.ee/mord4k)
    Brian "Fitz" Fitzpatrick of Moebius Adventures
    (https://moebiusadventures.com/)
    S.L. McClellan
    (https://twitter.com/slmaclellan1991)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    "Knave" & "Maze Rats" with Ben Milton

    "Knave" & "Maze Rats" with Ben Milton

    "Knave" & "Maze Rats" by Ben Milton

    Questing Beast Blog
    (http://questingblog.com/)
    Question Beast Youtube
    (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvYwePdbWSEwUa-Pk02u3Zw)

    Available on...
    DrivethruRPG
    (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10312/Questing-Beast-Games)
    Itch.io
    (https://questingbeast.itch.io/)


    Theme music:
    "High Fantasy" by Gygax
    (https://gygaxguild.bandcamp.com/)
    All rights reserved.

    Additional music:
    "White Woodlands (no drums)" by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Special thanks:
    Charley at Negative Modifier Podcast
    (https://linktr.ee/mord4k)
    HodagRPG
    (https://twitter.com/hodag_rpg)
    S.L. McClellan
    (https://twitter.com/slmaclellan1991)

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

TigerWalt the Token Methodist ,

Informative and eye-opening

Enjoyed learning about these games straight from the source. Especially enjoyed the sci-fi episodes; I’m hoping to try one or more of those in the near future.

MarkEJohnson66 ,

Marc Miller

Do you have the only podcast interview with Marc Miller? That was great to hear. His Traveller (original black box) was my intro to roleplaying over 40 years ago!

(I thought the music interludes were way too long, though)

UndercommonTaste ,

An Excellent Showcase

I'm loving these interviews. I find listening to other game designers talk about how they settled on the mechanics they chose to use in their games really helpful in developing my own mechanical choices in the games I write. And it exposes me to entirely new game systems that I'm unfamiliar with, which is another huge plus.

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