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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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Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice

2019-07-2100:16:25

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: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Hey, all those old-school games out there are mostly compatible. So go ahead and mix and match and make the game you want to play. There's nothing stopping you.   Also, Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day is coming soon! Congrats to every one who did the Zine Quest.  And roll those dice.  Thanks for listening. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
I actually get to play Dungeon Crawl Classics and had two characters survive the funnel.  Lord Bob and Mysterio. This week the Blight game is coming but I'm already thinking about the next campaign.  It may sound silly but Cthulhu Vs either Pirates or Cowboys.  I know strange.  Oddly enough, I'm thinking about hacking  Mini 6 for this or maybe Savage Worlds.  Or heck maybe even stick with good old D% system with some hacks. What do you think? Leave a message here or on the blog. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Let me tell about how much luck that Steve the Paladin had in our last session os Swords & Wizardry, and yet another thing that's different between old and new games. Plus some call-ins from Gothridge Manor and Chgowiz. Listen to their anchor casts.  Good Stuff. And a big shout out to Steve C's Dice Roll Zine No 3 Kickstarter. And I've updated the goals and tiers for the They Might Be Gazebos Patreon.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
I got a couple of pet peeves. So if you're publisher on Drivethru.  Please categorize your products accordingly. It's annoying. And here's another gaming confession. I dislike crafting when the PC's just sit around and make stuff, and domain play where they spend more time being bureaucrats then adventurers. Also, a long rant about the dumbest thing in Supplement 2: Black Moor. Plus I'm still really excited about a few Kickstarters. So check those out. Swords & Wizardry Boxed Set Hunters in Death The Phylactery And don't forget to check out the Patreon.  Something interesting is happening soon! Thanks for listening. Roll dice, kill monsters, take their stuff, and have fun! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Coming Soon!  The Kickstarter for the new Swords & Wizardry Boxed Set from Frog God Games. I'm excited.  And do a little rant on the Blight campaign, you won't believe what the Druid befriended. And I'm thinking more about old West RPG's. Thanks to Mark Hunt's Tall Tales and the Podcast Ain't Slayed Nobody. And I start reading from Supplement 2: Blackmoor. Hello, Monks and Assassins. Like this episode? Then check out the Patreon! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
I'm all over the map on this one.  New 5e book is set in Critical Role's world. Meh. And long rant on minimalist games, missing games, and finding something to do. And a little shout out to Steve Cook's Dice Roll Zine.  And this week, I finish up reading Greyhawk: Supplement 1. Like this episode or others?  Then check out the They Might Be Gazebos Patreon. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Welcome to The Blight

Welcome to The Blight

2020-01-1200:16:19

Just started my Swords & Wizardry game in The Blight. Say hi to the new characters.  The story is just starting.  Big shout outs to for the Heroes Journey Kickstarter and starting this week Ain't Slayed Nobody, a Wild West Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Podcast.  Believe it or not, I actually got something done and released on Drivethru, the Gazebo Gazette Issue No 2. And of course the usual rants. And don't forget to check out the Patreon.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Of Dice and Characters

Of Dice and Characters

2020-01-0500:22:08

Lot's is going on this week. The biggest news is that Issue 2 of Gazebo Gazette is out to Patrons and should be coming out on Drivethru soon. What else? I start my Swords & Wizardry campaign in The Blight this week.  And I've been having some real bad dice mojo in 5E. It's time to roll up another character. And possibly the most boring reading of Tomes of Ancient Knowledge. And don't forgot to check out the Patreon. Thanks for listening. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Happy New Year, dear listeners!  Hopefully, you're not hungover.  It's a new year and time for more attitude.  Thanks to everyone. Now roll initiative against the New Year.  Let's get this party started. "Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Like just about everyone else I start thinking about this year and plans for the next.  So give it listen and hear what's coming up.  But I'll give this clue, there's lots of shout outs to some folks producing cool stuff. Cool stuff this year goes to Old Skull Publishing (and his great games Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells, Dark Streets & Darker Secrets, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells). Also Old Essentials from Necrotic Gnome wonderfully organized and easy to use take on BX D&D. Then there's Goodman Games. DCC Lankhmar. Hell yeah! And Frog God Games. Great Kickstarters like Tegel Manor and small print run Indiegogo campaigns for some neat adventures. And then there's Skeeter Green and his new entry into publishing. With that. Roll Dice. Kill Monsters. Take their stuff. And have fun! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
What Should I Play?

What Should I Play?

2019-12-0900:20:47

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: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Handling NPC's

Handling NPC's

2019-12-0100:19:33

 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: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
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: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
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 (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
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: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Why Fantasy?

Why Fantasy?

2019-09-2200:17:59

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 (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Fusion Gaming

Fusion Gaming

2019-09-0800:25:05

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 Anchor.fm or over on Patreon. Intro Music: "Take the Lead" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures

2019-09-0100:22:48

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 (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
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 (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/playing-it-wrong/support
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