253 episodes

A monthly recorded show in an actual play format where a group of great role-players serve up their character's experiences in new and published scenarios. Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green, Vampire the Masquerade (V5), and many more!

Michael Diamond (@diamond_writing) is the Keeper of Arcane Lore and eagerly prepares each session for your listening enjoyment!

The Old Ways Podcast Michael Diamond

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    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

A monthly recorded show in an actual play format where a group of great role-players serve up their character's experiences in new and published scenarios. Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green, Vampire the Masquerade (V5), and many more!

Michael Diamond (@diamond_writing) is the Keeper of Arcane Lore and eagerly prepares each session for your listening enjoyment!

    The Old Ways Podcast - Introduction

    The Old Ways Podcast - Introduction

    Welcome to The Old Ways Podcast! 

    • 1 min
    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode One

    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode One

    This podcast episode is brought to you by The Old Ways Actual Play Team. This actual play uses the 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu Tabletop Role-Playing rules by Chaosium. This podcast is performed by adults and in an adult setting. While we try very hard to stick to reasonable language for all ages, listeners should know that this podcast may include themes.  All content, including names, places, events, companies, etc, that may bear any resemblance to persons living or dead is strictly coincidental.    My name is Michael Diamond, and for tonight’s game, I will be your Keeper. 

    • 2 hr 41 min
    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Two

    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Two

    In episode two we ride out the aftermath of the investigator's meeting with Grace Holden at Dunning Asylum. The players get to chat with a police detective who's still keeping an eye on them, plus a rather strange interrogation takes place. Join us for a most interesting evening playing Call of Cthulhu! 

    • 3 hr 3 min
    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Three - Spotlight Maeve O'Shea

    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Three - Spotlight Maeve O'Shea

    In episode three we spotlight one of our investigators, Singer and Occultist, Maeve O'Shea. Fresh from her discovery of new and unsettling documents, Maeve seeks out a contact of her missing father who might be able to help the group decipher what the parchment pages mean. Thanks for listening and enjoy! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Four

    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Four

    In episode four the investigators find themselves hurtling toward a showdown with whatever awaits in Swift's secret place, but first they receive a phone call from the mysterious Jackson Elias who's game to help them sort out the mystery of the Massassauga Cult that tried to kill them at Dunning. 

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Five

    The Old Ways Actual Play Podcast - Episode Five

    In episode five we welcome an all new recording setup! After much toiling and bowing to the dark beings from the beyond, we've finished our new recording setup to the joy over everyone's ears.  Episode five finds our investigating crew beginning their search of a strange building at the Chicago Union Stockyards. What wonders or horrors will they find within? 

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

PAK56 ,

The Old Ways are the best ways.

Great stories. Great characters. Great production. Who does not love a little Cthulhu before bedtime.

Mithalwulf ,

Jumbled Mess

Orient, Masks, etc. They’re all jumbled together. Needs better labeling. Makes it almost impossible to go in sequence via the app. If you can get the episodes straight, it appears quite good. No easy way to contact the creators.

ecarlson2 ,

Character driven horror at its best!

The core of this podcast is Call of Cthulhu horror role playing, currently in the Masks of Nyarlathotep and Horror on the Orient Express campaigns. Listeners can also take in a variety of “side quest” games in other genres. As if that isn’t enough, a Vampire the Masquerade campaign just began! In every case, the story is driven by the characters, never forced or railroaded. We get to know the characters and develop empathy with them as they develop. If you want to skip the characterization and get straight to the tentacled horrors, then this podcast may not be for you. If you like stories and characters that develop organically and without being rushed, then what are you waiting for? Come aboard!

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