54 episodes

Sword Breaker is a podcast about the Dungeon World role playing game and playing in fantasy settings by the creators of the Sword Breaker zine. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sword-breaker/support

Sword Breaker Logan Howard

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Sword Breaker is a podcast about the Dungeon World role playing game and playing in fantasy settings by the creators of the Sword Breaker zine. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sword-breaker/support

    Episode 54 - Dark and Grimdark Fantasy

    Episode 54 - Dark and Grimdark Fantasy

    This episode I'll explore the confusion created by the terms Dark Fantasy and Grimdark Fantasy and then provide 8 variations that illustrate the kind of settings inspired by the terms. 

    Call-in from Jason Connerly of the Nerd's RPG Variety Cast.  


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    • 10 min
    Episode 53 - Reptile Folk

    Episode 53 - Reptile Folk

    Chris Shorb asked for Reptile Folk. Here they are! 


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    • 8 min
    Episode 52 - Monster Parts

    Episode 52 - Monster Parts

    Another great suggestion from Goblin's Henchman! If the world were full of monsters with weird powers and crazy anatomy, surely there would be people who found a use for all these wild resources!

    Call-in from Chris Shorb suggesting more subgenres to cover!


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    • 8 min
    Episode 51 - Broken Magic Items

    Episode 51 - Broken Magic Items

    This was a great suggestion from Goblin's Henchman! Listen to a couple more submissions for my Crazy Chimera Carousel followed by a list of magic items that don't exactly do what was expected!

    Goblin’s Henchman:

    https://goblinshenchman.wordpress.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNp4qwKOoWWqDY9LuD74mpw

    Collin Green of Spikepit:

    https://anchor.fm/spikepit

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBiIGnQtLfBfYm89BLhAFA

    Ray Otus:

    http://rayotus.com/


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    • 12 min
    Episode 50 - Chimeras

    Episode 50 - Chimeras

    Welcome aboard the Crazy Chimera Carousel! Enjoy the ride!
    Mentioned or called in:
    Jason Connerley - Nerd's RPG Variety Cast
    Joe Richter - Hindsightless
    Goblin's Henchman
    Spencer "Free Thrall" - Keep Off the Borderlands
    Brian Holland - Session Zero and Greg Gelder

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    • 16 min
    Episode 49 - Sword and Sorcery

    Episode 49 - Sword and Sorcery

    Fritz Leiber coined the term. I'll be talking about what the genre does in games and providing 8 examples of Sword and Sorcery settings.

    Call-in from Brian Holland from the Session Zero Youtube channel!

    Last chance to turn in your Chimeras for the 50th episode!


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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Tyler JPM ,

Very creative

My favorite tabletop RPG podcast. Very creative. Helpful prompts that really get the imagination going in a short amount of time.

Joe3571 ,

Sword Breaker is a great Podcast

I started listening to Sword Breaker, a Dungeon World podcast.

I listened to the first episode and said - hey, that’s ok, a few technical issues to fix. And fortunately a nice bite size podcast at around 10 minutes.

I listened to a few of them interspersed between my other regular podcasts. Around episode 5, Logan introduced a new theme song - (which is AWESOME!!!), and mixed in some interviews. And it was at that point I realized that Sword Breaker was an incredible podcast.

So I binged every remaining podcast, setting aside my regular fare to complete what was already available.

What can I say, Logan has created a short podcast packed with great content, and inspiring to boot. It’s got a polished yet DIY feel, which I can’t really explain further, but give it a listen (especially once he hits his stride around episode 4 or 5) and you will see what I mean.

Even his longer form episodes, when he interviews people (Yochai Gal, Ray Otis, others), there is so much great content. The World Building episode was just packed full!

Finally, Logan stretches his creative muscles every episode by giving 8 variations on the topic. Almost every variation is amazing, and spurs in my brain a whole new campaign or adventure idea. If only I had one or more running DW campaigns. Some ideas though can be used in any fantasy RPG.

It’s so good, I’m considering going back through and listening with a note pad in hand so I can record the amazing ideas in the podcast.

becuzitsbitter ,

Good Stuff

I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast. The short episode times are pretty convenient-feeling to listen to and Logan always gives me something worth stealing or at least thinking about!

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