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Author: C. Thorin

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Welcome to Playing It Wrong, the They Might Be Gazebos podcast. about D&D, RPG's and the people who play. Remember: Roll dice. Kill Monsters. Take their stuff. And HAVE FUN!
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97 Episodes
Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice


In this episode, I rant about being yourself and and finding your own voice whether it be in blogging, gaming, or podcasting.   Plus updates and what's been going on, mysterious hints about what's on the way, and more readings from the Little Brown Books of D&D. This week it's the example of play.--- Support this podcast:
What Should I Play?

What Should I Play?


We had a case of GM burnout in the gaming group so we're heading back to 5E with a fresh GM.  Time to make a new character.  So what should I play?  WOTC hasn't put our as many splat books as in the old days but there's still a lot of stuff.  And as far as DM's Guild goes. There's a lot of junk. I mean a whole lot of junk. Plus the usual rants and reading from the Ancient Tomes.  200 HD Monsters? --- Support this podcast:
Handling NPC's

Handling NPC's


 Don't over think it. Let the dice, the story, and the Player Characters determine what's important. And don't go into detail that you don't need to. Plus a call in from Gothridge Manor, I continue reading from Supplement I Greyhawk.  And Old School Essentials is  in the hands of the Kickstarter backers (like me) and available to general public now.--- Support this podcast:
This episode is about keeping campaigns short. It avoids GM burn out and keeps things fresh.  It lets you play around with different games.  It lets other people take their turn in the GM seat.  All in all, it's something I dig.  I also have a thing about liking lots of different games and genres. So, there's the chance to play/run a more varied type of game. And do you have any idea how crazy the Holy Swords was in Original D&D? Wow.Plus, Old School Essentials is on its way! --- Support this podcast:
An encounter should be more than just a PC's and monsters attacking each other.  Those some interesting terrain or environmental hazards into the mix.   Also, this episode the "new" cleric spells in Greyhawk and a little rant for beginners trying to play a magic-user."Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Support this podcast:
Last episode ran really long so this one we're catching up.  We've the Session Summary and I forgot that damage from Clay Golems takes a 17th level Cleric to heal it. I like everybody else mentions Feast of Legends.  Talk about playing a Fighter in D&D Boot Camp.  Read from the original Greyhawk and the insanely powered 9th level Magic-User Spells.  And shout outs about The Egyptian Situation From Outer Time by Old Skull Games and a new Kickstarter by Elf Lair Games: Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars.--- Support this podcast:
Why Fantasy?

Why Fantasy?


In this episode, I go deep into opinionsville.  So why is fantasy the most popular genre for RPG's?  And there's the usual segments, a remarkably calm Labyrinth Lord game,  D&D Boot Camp, and reading from the Little Brown Books.Also, mentioned in this Episode, Bill Webb's Deck of Trick Tricks. Check it out on Indegogo."Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Support this podcast:
Fusion Gaming

Fusion Gaming


It's all about mixing, matching, and melding the things you like into something grand.  Plus more advice for newbies and experienced players in D&D Boot Camp.   I start going over the 3rd Level Magic-User spells in Greyhawk.  Oh yeah.  And there's probably a Swords & Wizardry Kickstarter in the future.Don't forget you can support us on or over on Patreon.Intro Music: "Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Support this podcast:
Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures


Erik Tenkar and Gothridge Manor have already talked about this stuff. Since I'm preparing to run The Blight by Frog God Games, I figured it's time I share my initial thoughts. Don't fear the city. Be ready to improvise. And too many details will just bog you down. Plus the usual features. D&D Boot Camp and Reading from the Ancient Tomes.  Roll dice, kill monsters, take their stuff, and have fun.If you like this episode please visit The Patreon. "Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Support this podcast:
This episode I rekindle my love for Swords & Wizardry.  I've talked that much about it recently but then there was an epiphany.  It makes the perfect game as a gateway and bridge between the old-school games and the current editions.  You can check out more about Swords & Wizardry at Frog God Games.  For some fun listening check out the Swords & Misery Podcast for some actual play. And check out Matt Finch's Patreon too.This episode also debuts a new segment, D&D Boot Camp. Advice and wisdom to new players and game masters. And as usual there's the reading from the original old books.And you can support the podcast too. You can subscribe or join the Patreon.Intro Music: "Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Support this podcast:
The landscape has changed. D&D is mainstream. Social media networks go away (looking at you G+). And some mystic cabal appoints the influencers. What's the common gamer to do?  Play it your way.   I know I have a "plan".  It's time to go Punk.And here's the link to the old blog post mentioned in this episode.Also, it's that time of year that I start setting the goals for next year so I took as a prefect time to put a new coat of paint on the podcast.  We have music and even a few bumpers.  So if you're a new listener start here. We've worked out a lot of kinks Intro Music: "Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Support this podcast:
Players Do Your Homework

Players Do Your Homework


This week is a little rant on players doing prep.  It's not just the DM folks.  You should do some prep too.  Some fun from last week's session of Labyrinth Lord. If you find a Ring of Wishes. Just walk away.  And an intro for Volume 3 of the Little Brown Books.  And a follow up on last week's quest for some actual play podcasts.  Check out Not Another D&D Podcast and Swords & Misery--- Support this podcast:
I've got shout to Happy Whisk and emails from the Yawning Owlbear.  And I go off on  a little rant on actual play podcasts and streams.  And I finish up on Volume 2: Monsters & Treasures of the Little Brown Books.--- Support this podcast:
More rants about gaming.  Previously, I talked about how adventures are guidelines. Guess what?  They are setting too.  And all the usual features.  What been happening around my game table and more readings from the Little Brown Books.--- Support this podcast:
It's a short episode this week. A little bit of self critique here. I've been lazy in DMing of late.  Simple monsters without flair.  But also being reactive to those crazy things that the players do or the dice cause.  --- Support this podcast:
More on Zweihander,  The Make Your Own Damned Retroclone Challenge and even more rants.  --- Support this podcast:
I ramble on about grim dark and start thinking of running Zweihander, or Warhammer Fantasy or maybe something else in the future.  Plus a little update on the Labyrinth Lord game.   And we begin covering Cleric spells from the Little Brown Books.  --- Support this podcast:
This week's episode is a bit short and a day behind.  Sorry about that.  In this episode, meet the characters from my Labyrinth Lord game. and their initial trials. Plus I rant a little bit about 6th level magic user spells from the Little Brown Books.--- Support this podcast:
A quick and rambling episode. I talk a little about the new game from Old Skull Publishing, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells. Complain about OBS's server migration. Read from the Little Brown Books and jump thru hoops to get ready for my next campaign.--- Support this podcast:
A bit of ramble this week.  I talk a little about Thieves Guilds, Ethiopian Food, and we get a Call In!  Bonus still reading from the Little Brown Book. --- Support this podcast:
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