Starter Sets



Starter Sets
(a.k.a. Double Demogorgon)

Are they just there for bring people in? Essential tools? Collector pieces? Whatever you might think, starter sets are a thing (again?) now, with most of the main players producing one. Call of Cthulhu, Legend of the Five Rings, D&D, Pathfinder, Star Trek, Numenera and more… The lads talk about what they’d like to see in a starter set and now some examples stack up.

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Electric Bastionland with Chris McDowall



Episode 107 – Electric Bastionland
(a.k.a You Have Shared Ownership of a Child’s Musket)

Into the Odd was one of the lad’s favourite independent game offerings of a couple of years ago, and now Chris McDowall is back again with his follow up, Electric Bastionland. Chris jumps in to talk about the imminent Kickstarter (early November 2019), what the design process was on the new game, what new and improved and much more. Plus! A five minute character creation session and other great content.

If you want to see Chris’ Blog find out more here

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Versions and Editions



Episode 106 – Versions and Editions
(a.k.a. d4 Damage for the Ill Behaviour)

Don’t remember the Edition Wars do you junior? Well, pull a stool, buy a tankard of ale and let the old timers tell you all about it… This week the lads go into new editions, versions and reboots. With special guest Mat Hart from Steamforged Games, the guys talk about why new editions come about, if they really change anything and if not, why not?

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Savage Worlds Settings



Episode 105 – Savage Worlds Settings
(a.k.a. I’d Just Savage It)

In the concluding part of their talk about Savage Worlds (for now!), the boys go through the some of the settings for the game, official and otherwise – as well as discussing what you can do for creating your own setting or adapting other things.

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Savage Worlds Walkthrough – Part Two



Episode 104 – Savage Worlds Walkthrough – Part Two
(a.k.a. Who Doesn’t Like Rolling 15d8?)

Savage Worlds part two, electric bugaloo. Who doesn’t like cool subsystems and engaging GM advice? Savage Worlds has a lovely variety of bonus rules, including Allies, Mass Battles, Dramatic Tasks and more. The lads also discuss powers, magic and otherwise – plus the excellent GM advice section! Plus, of course, an overview of the game as a whole.

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Savage Worlds Walkthrough – Part One



Episode 103 – Savage Worlds Walkthrough – Part One
(a.k.a. What Colour is Your Wild Die?)

Savage Worlds is one of the lad’s favourite games, they’ve been there since the beginning (arguably before!) and the new Adventure Edition is hitting virtual inboxes everywhere, with the physical products due in store soon (sometimes referred to as SWADE) – so let the guys take you on a walkthrough of one of the best action adventure systems out there. Great for beginners thinking of joining in, or old hands who want to see what’s new.

Pinnacle Entertainment have lots of news on the core products, licenced goodies and an active forum too.

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UK Games Expo and King of Dungeons



Episode 102 – UK Games Expo and King of Dungeons
(a.k.a Electric Boogaloo)

The lads kick back and reminisce about the recent UK Games Expo, their seminar, people they met, things they saw and games they played. Also, a review of The Kraken spring break, other small convention happening and of course, chatter about the King of Dungeons Kickstarter that funded in just 13 minutes.

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How to GM – Live From UK Games Expo 2019



Episode 101 – How to GM – Live From UK Games Expo 2019
UK Games Expo is the third largest gaming convention in the world, and the lads were there to chat to people, buy goodies and of course, run the “How to GM at Conventions” panel. With good friends of the show Dirk the Dice and Paul Fricker, from the Grognard Files and Good Friends of Jackson Elias respectively.

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UK Games Expo 2019



It’s that time of year – the UK’s biggest gaming event is just around the corner. UK Games Expo 2019 is upon us and the lads have a good old natter about what to do, things to see and what’s hot for 2019. Never been before? Just want to get excited? Happy just to hear geeks chunter on about gaming stuff? It’s all here…

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Episode 100 – Centenary Celebrations!



Episode 100 – Centenary Celebrations!
(a.k.a Here’s To 100 More)

Back in the mists of time, the earth cooled and then there were dinosaurs. Not long after Baz and Gaz were sitting round drinking whisky and solving gaming. It’s been 100 episodes! Officially, in reality there have been many more, with bonus episodes, actual play and no one really knows what happened to episode 11. Good friends of the show Dirk the Dice and Paul Fricker come along to help celebrate, talking about the last five years of RPGs and looking forward to the next five.

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