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Hi! I'm Michael "Chgowiz" and I podcast about my love for running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) or on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/message

Find episode posts and other D and D content at my blog here: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com

(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/)

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Hi! I'm Michael "Chgowiz" and I podcast about my love for running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) or on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/message

Find episode posts and other D and D content at my blog here: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com

(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/)

    Episode 44 - Ral Partha Legacy Kickstarter Interview

    Episode 44 - Ral Partha Legacy Kickstarter Interview

    For many, miniatures on the gaming table is a special part of the experience. One of the original names in Dungeons & Dragons gaming (and wargaming!) is Ral Partha. This storied name and many of the figures are now owned by Jacob Fathbruckner. During the 'teens, he ran three Kickstarters which put many old and some new Ral Partha figures back in print. 



    Now he's back with another Kickstarter, featuring one of the original and best sculptors in the miniatures business - Tom Meier!



    In this episode, we talk to Jacob a bit about his history and about the Kickstarter. I hope you enjoy and that you'll go check out this Kickstarter and participate!



    I am a member of the Ral Partha Legacy - Chaos Wars Demo Team. I wasn't compensated for this interview, and I am a backer of the Kickstarter - at least as much as my hobby budget will allow! 



    Link to Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ralparthalegacy/ral-parthas-chaos-wars-wave-4-thunderbolt-mountain



    Link to Ral Partha Legacy website/catalog: https://ralparthalegacy.com/



    Link to previous Ral Partha/Iron Wind Metal Kickstarters: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1050509756/created



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    Credits:  Intro music - Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF) / Outro music - Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK) / All music used with permission.


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    • 14 min
    Episode 43: Running a Heist game in AD&D

    Episode 43: Running a Heist game in AD&D

    Running a heist game in D&D isn't as easy/clear-cut as running a dungeon or wilderness adventure. This episode, I cover how I did it, in response to a vlog by Todd of Hexed Press, and because I intended on making this episode TWO YEARS AGO!



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    Link to Hexed Press vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R7atzWaaVI



    Link to "Kidnap the Archpriest": https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233069/Kidnap-the-Archpriest



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    I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chgowiz



    Credits Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF) Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK) All music used with permission.


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    • 21 min
    Episode 42: The Problem is Choice

    Episode 42: The Problem is Choice

    I learn lessons from all my games, whether Play-by-Post, online or tabletop/face-to-face. This episode, I talk about how I took the druid from 1st Edition AD&D and made their initiation/level-up more about player choice than relying on combat or skill challenge rolls. 



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    I blog at: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com 



    I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chgowiz 



    Credits Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF) Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK) All music used with permission.


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    • 19 min
    Episode 41: The Game's Afoot!

    Episode 41: The Game's Afoot!

    Achievement unlocked! Post-COVID tabletop gaming resumed!  In this episode, I talk about how the recent face-to-face game went and a few things to come out of it. 



    Link to my campaign website: https://etinerra.com/index.html 



    Link to Berthier wargames campaign manager: https://sites.google.com/site/berthiercampaignmanager/home 



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    I blog at: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chgowiz 



    Credits Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF) Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK) All music used with permission.


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    • 23 min
    Episode 40: Restarting my campaigns post-COVID

    Episode 40: Restarting my campaigns post-COVID

    Later this month, I'll restart my tabletop game - the third game in my AD&D campaign world. I'm also looking to restart my 1x1 game with my wife.

    In this episode, we discuss how I'm doing all that - how can you pick up the pieces and have a smooth transition when months, or even years, has passed? 

    Want to comment/ask questions? Leave me a voice message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

    I blog at: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com

    I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chgowiz

    Credits
    Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
    Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
    All music used with permission.




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    • 22 min
    Update - 2 games going, 3rd on the way

    Update - 2 games going, 3rd on the way

    Keeping the Chronicles of Etinerra campaign alive! Two of my games have fully restarted, and I'm looking to restart my tabletop campaign. A quick update!

    Credits:
    Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
    Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
    All music used with permission.


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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

pmwyobcrulncethjjcd ,

Content that takes you back!

Thanks to Mr. Shorten my work of interest in dungeons and dragons is renewed. The show reminds me of my first experiences with AD&D. It makes me want to find a group and roll some dice. Thanks for the all of the great content. Always excited for the next installment.

Cheers,

Zach

SeanMcCoy ,

By far my favorite RPG Podcast

Approachable, knowledgeable, and just a great well produced listen. If you’re interested in old school D&D at all, do yourself a favor and subscribe.

wsteyert ,

Great Info!

Wish there was more :(
Where’d you go Michael? The podcast just ended? I need closure lol.

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