Category Archives: Playing It Wrong Podcast

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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Playing It Wrong: The Case for Short Campaigns

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.
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My copy of Old School Essentials is on the way! Maybe I’ll do an unboxing video too. And I’m gnawing at the bit for the Swords & Wizardry core books Kickstarter.
Roll Dice. Kill Monsters. Take Their Stuff. And Have Fun!

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Playing It Wrong: Buried Content

It’s another episode. This time I go totally off the normal beaten track and talk about search engines and social media and that they’re pretty much stacked against the little guy or the “outsider”. Let’s face it. Celebrity and controversy get more traction than content. So to heck with it. Time to do things your way. Enjoy the doing and let the rest of it rot.

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With that I leave you to have fun out there. I’m still playing catch up after a crazy week so there’s some fun blog posts coming up. Thanks again.

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Playing Wrong It With Super Powers

In case you haven’t noticed the blog domain is updated! And yes it’s been a busy weekend but I’ve squeezed in an episode. This week I talk about Super Hero RPG’s and dang it they are tough to run. I talk about some of the problems and the two best games that fight my tastes depending on what kind of campaign I want to run. My two faves right now are Supers Revised Edition and Vigilante City. Plus a review will coming up on the blog for BX Gangbusters by Mark Hunt.
What else? I offer up a little wisdom to new DM’s and rant about the “new” monsters from Supplement 1: Greyhawk.
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Or heck just stream it right here. I told I was working on the blog too.

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