Game Night! Exploding Kittens & Superfight - The Dirtbags of Holding #25

We have a short break before our next RPG series, so we have a short filler episode of a couple of the Dirtbags playing through some card games!  Namely, Exploding Kittens and Superfight!  You can get a copy of Superfight while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here, or Exploding Kittens 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 Outtakes - The Dirtbags of Holding #24

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  It's outtakes time!  Listen to all the things that *didnt* make it into the regular episodes.

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.

Eric Vogel and The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - Boards & Swords #59

On this episode, I sit down with Eric Vogel, who is the designer of The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (on kickstarter now!).  He talks about the development of the game, in addition to his gaming background.  If you enjoy the episode, go back the game and let Evil Hat Productions know you heard about the game here!

Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game

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 Finale - The Dirtbags of Holding #23

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In the finale, the Dirtbags try to find out some answers to what is going on, and they may not like what they find!

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.

Interview with Chris Perkins from Wizards of the Coast - Boards & Swords #58

This week, I sit down and talk with Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) from Wizards of the Coast - the lead storyteller behind all of the great adventures that the Dungeons and Dragons team has been putting out.  Specifically, we talk about their latest adventure: Curse of Strahd.

Interesting Kickstarters I mention at the beginning of the show:
Noisy Person Cards - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oneshotpodcast/noisy-person-cards/rewards
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game
Forged in Magic: REFORGED - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/forged-in-magic-reforged-400-magic-items-for-5th-e?ref=dash

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!

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.

Fate Accelerated Pt. 5 - The Dirtbags of Holding #22

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In this episode, the heroes try and figure out who is responsible for all the craziness going  around.

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.

Interview with 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. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #21

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In this episode, the heroes attempt to escape from the clutches of a horde of werewolves!

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. 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.

Interview with Marty and Tony from Rolling Dice & Taking Names - Boards & Swords #56

This week, I sat down with Marty and Tony from the Rolling Dice & Taking Names podcast.  We talk about their experiences with all of the various Collectable Card Games/Living Card Games and which ones they have liked/loved/avoided.  Check out their podcast at rolldicetakenames.com.

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.  I'm trying to get plenty of other guests over the next few weeks to come chat with me. In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

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.  

Interview with Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games - Boards & Swords #55

This week, I sat down with Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games.  We talk about Euro Games Vs. Thematic Games, what was involved in some of the games that he has created, and much more!  Make sure to check out stonemaiergames.com or follow Jamey on twitter (twitter.com/jameystegmaier)

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.  I'm trying to get plenty of other guests over the next few weeks to come chat with me. In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

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

Mission: Red Planet, Gaming With Family - Boards & Swords #54

Sorry for the delayed podcast, but don't worry, because next week I've got a special interview episode all ready and waiting for you!  In this episode, its a space themed show as I breakdown Mission: Red Planet by Fantasy Flight Games.  Later, I wrap up the show talking about some gaming that I've done recently with my wife and daughter.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where I play through various RPGs with my friends and they get into all sorts of trouble.

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 so much for listening.  I'm Chris Renshaw, and I'll see you next time, here on Boards & Swords.

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

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 9 - The Dirtbags of Holding #14

The Dirtbags are now level 8 Dirtbags as we fast forward to look at another part of the story.  Will they get in over their heads?  More than likely.

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

Chatting With Chaz Marler - Boards & Swords #53

This week, I've got a special episode that I'm excited to bring to you guys.  I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise (http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com).  We talk about Gen Con, how he got started making videos, and lots more!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as The Dirtbags of Holding - its an Actual Play RPG podcast where we play lots of different game systems!

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