Jim McClure from Talking Tabletop - Boards & Swords #75

Next time I hope to have my household well enough for a discussion episode but in the meantime here is an interview with Jim McClure, host of the Talking Tabletop podcast and creator of games such as Reflections and Satanic Panic, a satirical RPG that is funding right now on kickstarter!

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Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter and Instagram.

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Thank you listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Caleb Stokes and Red Markets - Boards & Swords #62

On a previous episode, I mentioned the kickstarter for the RPG Red Markets, which is a game of economic horror.  On today's episode, I sat down with the creator, Caleb Stokes, to talk about the game.  NOTE - Red Markets only has a few hours left on kickstarter, so make sure to jump on it quickly if interested!

Link to Red Markets: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets?ref=category

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

We've Run Out of Ideas Alpha Test - The Dirtbags of Holding #26

One more episode until our Star Wars RPG begins next week.  This week, its a game I made!  Called "We've Run Out of Ideas", its a game designed around craziness when you can't get your regular group together.  Want to take a peak at the Alpha rules?  Email me at chris@ocdcast.com

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

I'm creating an RPG! And I need your help!

I've been a fan of Role Playing Games (RPGs) for an extremely long time.  At this point, it has to be over 15 years.  In that time, I've played lots of games.  While I enjoy many of them, one of the things you need to know about me is that I always have a constant drive to create new things.  Sometimes, I get ideas that don't work within any of the games that I know.  For instance, there have been many times that my D&D group wants to get together and play, but our DM cannot make it for some reason.  Without them, it is really hard to continue our current campaign.

The last time this happened, I had an idea: what if we had a short game, designed around simple adventures, that we could play on those days when the entire group cannot continue our normal story?  A game that would be all about silly fun, and it wouldn't matter how ridiculous it was because you wouldn't be worried about any long lasting continuity.  So I decided to create that game.  Over a weekend, I wrote up a framework of some ideas for a very light game - extremely light, as the original framework only took up about 4 pages.  Then, it just so happened that my group had another regularly scheduled game that couldn't be held.  A perfect opportunity to test out my new idea!

I ran a short game for my group that night, and they provided me with lots of feedback.  Incorporating some of their thoughts, I reworked a lot of the mechanics and ran another game - this time with half of the Dirtbags of Holding folks.  We actually recorded this short game as well, so look forward to hearing that adventure after our Fate campaign wraps up.  This game was very inspiring, as I ended up making even more changes while we were playing.

Now, I'm ready to open up to everyone else about this, because I need your help!  I've taken all of these experiences and drafted up the first version of the rules for this new game, which I'm calling "We've Run Out of Ideas", or WROI.  The premise behind the game is that you are Actors within a big budget time travel movie.  The writers, however, have gone on strike - to which the studio decided to just fire them all!  So now, you are in charge of coming up with the movie's plot.  You and the other players will create characters, discover the quest that your characters are on, and take turns playing through the storyline.  You don't even need a GM to play!  All you need is the rules and some six sided dice.

The idea behind the game is to be an easy and quick game to pick up and play.  The test games that I have done have gone about an hour or so.  However, this is the first game I've ever tried to design, and probably one of the biggest projects I've ever worked on.  So, I need people to help me out and download the rules and play it with their friends!  Let me know what works and what doesn't work.  The more feedback I get, the better the final product will be!

If you are interested, send an email to chris@ocdcast.com.  Or, hit me up on twitter @ChrisTheProf.  I'm using an app called Slack to talk with playtesters and distribute new versions of the rules.  If you contact me, I'll send you a link to join the Slack and read up on the rules I've written.

James and Kat from One Shot\Campaign - Boards & Swords #57

This week I sat down with Kat Kuhl and James D'Amato from the One Shot and Campaign podcasts.  They are gamers with backgrounds in theater and improv creating really interesting actual play podcasts.  One Shot covers different systems each month with a rotating cast, while Campaign focuses on a long story set in the Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG.

Come play RPGs with me at Origins!  I will be running a session of The End of the World RPG at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH.  It's Event number 6969 on the schedule, on Friday, June 17th from 9:00am to noon.  Come hang out and enjoy some awesome roleplaying with me.  We will be choosing which of the 3 End of the World books we will be running (Zombie Apocalypse, Wrath of the Gods, and Alien Invasion), and participants will also receive some sweet swag as well!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Fate Accelerated Pt. 3 - The Dirtbags of Holding #20

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In this episode, the heroes venture into the lower district to find out what happened to the dome.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Fate Accelerated RPG by Evil Hat Productions. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Fate Accelerated Pt. 2 - The Dirtbags of Holding #19

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In this episode, the heroes find out that something is amiss and gear up in an epic montage scene!

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Fate Accelerated RPG by Evil Hat Productions. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Fate Accelerated Pt. 1 - The Dirtbags of Holding #18

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In this episode, we find out what sort of heroes the Dirtbags want to play in a world where Vampires have taken over a city.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Fate Accelerated RPG by Evil Hat Productions. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.  

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Outtakes - The Dirtbags of Holding #17

We've finished our D&D 5th edition campaign, so while you wait for the start of our Fate campaign next week, here's something you didn't hear: the outtakes.  Enjoy the craziness that goes on when the Dirtbags don't stay on topic.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found here.

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.  Also, please support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Finale - The Dirtbags of Holding #16

It's the moment of truth: will the Dirtbags win against the lord of the Earthen Cult, or will they be turned to dust (or stone)...it's time for the D&D 5th Edition finale!!  Come back in 2 weeks for our Fate series!

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found here.

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.  Also, please support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 10 - The Dirtbags of Holding #15

We continue the Dirtbags' adventures in the Earthen Cultist Temple. How long will their luck hold out?

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found here.

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.  Also, please support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

The Hands of Fate with Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions - Boards & Swords #51

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope that you all are spending lots of time with your loved ones, and getting in plenty of gaming!  This will be the last episode of Boards & Swords for 2015, so I wanted to close out the year with a bang!  In this episode, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Fred Hicks from Evil Hat Productions, the company behind the Fate RPG  

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast.  It's kinda like the Tonight Show, but for geeks! (and without the budget and staff)  

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook you can find me posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you guys so much for a great year of podcasting, and I see you guys in 2016 as we continue to explore tabletop gaming.  Happy Holidays everyone!

Games I'm Taking To Thanksgiving - Boards & Swords #49

On this episode, I discuss a couple of games that I have played recently, including a revisit of One Night Ultimate Werewolf.  I also talk about my thoughts on the different RPG systems we are playing over on The Dirtbags of Holding podcast, and discuss some of the gaming stores that I have been to on some of my recent travels and the pros/cons of each store.  Lastly, I finish off the episode laying out the Top 5 games that I'm looking forward to taking to Thanksgiving and playing with my family.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast, making fun of all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Want to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook go to Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder and on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor, posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Epic Gaming with Roy Cannaday - Boards & Swords #48

It's been quite a while, but I'm back....and with a vengeance!  I've got a huge show for you guys, packed with lots of board games to talk about.  Then, after that I had the chance to sit down with Roy Cannaday from the Epic Gaming Night podcast (www.epicgamingnight.com) to talk about his show and all the big Epic games that they enjoy.  I had a blast talking with him and I hope you guys enjoy it as well.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast, making fun of all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Want to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook go to Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder and on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor, posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com