47 episodes

Join Stu Horvath (Vintage RPG, Unwinnable) and John McGuire (Mai-Tai Happy Hour, Ham-Fisted Productions) as they delve into their favorite tabletop roleplaying games from the past, present and future!

The Vintage RPG Podcast Vintage RPG

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Join Stu Horvath (Vintage RPG, Unwinnable) and John McGuire (Mai-Tai Happy Hour, Ham-Fisted Productions) as they delve into their favorite tabletop roleplaying games from the past, present and future!

    The Keep on the Borderlands

    The Keep on the Borderlands

    This week, we take a look at the famed Dungeons & Dragons module B2 - The Keep on the Borderlands. We discuss how easy it is to find the module, even forty years later, the importance of beginner modules, the weird fact that it isn't an AD&D module and its inclusion in the 5E playtest packet. We also draw some comparisons to RuneQuest's Snake Pipe Hollow and make a surprising number of references to the 1979 cult classic film The Warriors before ruminating on human creativity.

    • 25 min
    Dungeons

    Dungeons

    You can’t have Dungeons & Dragons without the dungeons! When you stop and think about dungeons as we understand them from fantasy roleplaying games, theyre pretty weird places. We talk about some of that weirdness (where is all the construction debris?), random dungeon generators – particularly Task Force Games’ Casting Call: Dungeons – and the joys of exploring underground death traps with your pals.

    • 14 min
    Russ Nicholson Interview

    Russ Nicholson Interview

    This week, we talk to the incomparable artist Russ Nicholson. Russ has created countless iconic illustrations for tabletop RPGs - you probably best know his work from the original Dungeons & Dragons Fiend Folio or from countless fantasy gamebooks, like the Fighting Fantasy series. We chat about his work, his career, Ouija boards, Scottish accents and more in what, as far as Russ can recall, is his first podcast interview ever!

    • 27 min
    D&D Monster Cards

    D&D Monster Cards

    Monster Cards! We take a look at this beautiful set of early, full color play aids for Dungeons & Dragons.

    • 11 min
    Players Handbook

    Players Handbook

    What revelations lurk behind the idol of Moloch, within the pages of the first edition Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook?

    • 16 min
    Monster Manual

    Monster Manual

    Monsters! We peel back the cover of the original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual to see what's biting. (Everything!)

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

YMINCA ,

Dungeons and Dragons and Nostalgia!

This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts! We don’t get to play D and D or board games as often as I like, so it great to hear Stu and John discuss both the classic D&D books and games as well as the the current and new board and role playing games that they are playing.
I especially like when they delve deep into a classic module or rule book. It brings back memories. They also interview original content creators. If you have ever played RPGs or would like too, check out this podcast!
~Scott

JimmerJimboJames ,

Got me back into RPGs

After not playing RPGs for many years due to kids etc., I was inspired by these guys to find a group and make it happen. They are funny and very informative in all areas of RPG.

fcerillo ,

Brilliant and fun.

I love this show, it checks all the boxes; nostalgia, informative, funny, and gets me wanting to play games in general. The hosts have great chemistry and they have gotten some awesome interviews with top creatives in the gaming field. If you like gaming or just want to hear about some fantastic games from the past give the podcast a listen.

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