Category Archives: Playing It Wrong Podcast

Playing It Wrong: Ramble Away!

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 Anchorcast. And this week, I finish up reading Greyhawk: Supplement 1.
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Remember. Roll Dice. Kill Monsters. Take Their Stuff. And Have Fun!

Season 4, Episode 3: Welcome to The Blight


My Swords & Wizardry Campaign in The Blight started this week!

Here’s a quick rundown of the player characters. Yes, I did lots of house ruling but that’s how I roll.
Xander: Kenku Thief/Cleric of Sister Shadows
Connor Cyan: Human “Knight” (Fighter)
Frederick: Wererat Druid
Sylas Kane: Aasimar Assassin

Other Things I ranted about:
Check out the Heroes Journey 2E Kickstarter.
Ain’t Slayed Nobdoy: Cthuhlu in the Old West. An actual play podcast.
And a bit of self promotion. Just released Gazebo Gazette Issue No 2

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Episode 2 Season 4: Of Dice and Characters

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.
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Remember. Have Fun. Roll Dice. Kill Monsters. And don’t forget to take their stuff. See how I changed that up?

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Happy New Year: Double Crits, No Sh!ts


Happy New Year! A short little episode to get things rolling along. It’s a new year so that means a new season and more attitude. Not only is it the year of Double Crits. It’s the Shits. Oh just give it a listen.

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Time to do the end of year navel gazing

It’s that time of year. Most everybody does it and take it as time to get back on track and set some goals and make some plans for next year. So I go into a whole long rant in this week’s episode. You can subscribe on most platforms or just stream it here.

But here’s the highlights:
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.
And then the misses of the year. Oh Ref Book where art thou? I’m not going to spend a lot of complaining. I just don’t care about it any more.
So now on to what I’m planning. First, expect more of the same here at the old blog but probably with more Swords & Wizardry. For Playing It Wrong, also expect more of the same but with more food and humor because blackjack and Hookers are just too expensive.
I’ve got some minor tweaks to do on the Patreon. That should be done before the end of the year.
I plan on doing about one video a month on the Youtube channel. Some reviews/unboxings and maybe a few little crafty/DIY type things.
Discord. Well. I keeping forgetting about that. I’ve tried to set aside a time for that. So instead, I’ll just be a random encounter there. I’ll show up and see what’s going on.

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Playing It Wrong: Too Many Choices

I took a couple of days off so this episode is coming in a little late and it’s time to rant.
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. 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. Plus the usual rants and reading from the Ancient Tomes.
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So what do you think I should play for the 5E game? BTW we’re doing Out of the Abyss. Leave your comments below.

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Playing It Wrong: NPC’s

Wow, it’s a multimedia day. And here’s this week’s episode of Playing It Wrong. It’s about 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 short call in from Tim “Gothridge Manor” Shorts. Yippee! The Old School Essentials are in my grubby grognard fingers. And more readings from original D&D. You can subscribe to the podcast on most platforms or just stream it right here.

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