This Ol’ Dungeon Podcast
Episode 15 Eddie Bartlett and Temple of Elemental Evil

Episode 15 Eddie Bartlett and Temple of Elemental Evil

January 15, 2022

On this episode we're joined by Eddie Bartlett of the LongCon and the No Class RPG Podcast AND writer of "Carnage in the Casino" to talk gaming and take on a classic adventure, 'The Temple of Elemental Evil."  You'll get some inside information about starting a con, some ideas about which dungeon elements are most important, and listen to us take turns berating this classic megadungeon...  Ok, calm down! We do point out some of its strong suits and how we would make it playable.  So get comfortable, because just like ToEE, this one's a LONG one!

Episode 14 Dark Sun with Ryan Howard

Episode 14 Dark Sun with Ryan Howard

December 20, 2021

In this episode, we have a lot of fun meandering our way through a myriad of topics with our special guest, Ryan Howard of "Rollin' Bones!"  Some highlights include an interview with Ryan, discussion of city campaigns, archetypes for characters, safety tools for RPGs, espionage RPGs, random dungeons, and, OF COURSE, the 1991 original Dark Sun setting and why it fits perfectly with the Dungeon Crawl Classics rule set.  So, get comfortable folks, this is a long one!  Check out Ryan's Twitch stream at Twitch TV: Rollin' Bones.

Episode 13 Jon Hook and Holiday RPG Modules

Episode 13 Jon Hook and Holiday RPG Modules

December 6, 2021

St. Nick brings us a surprise, as we are visited by RPG writer/artist Jon Hook just in time to talk about holiday gaming.  We get a chance to interview him about his writing for the Call of Cthulhu RPG, Goodman Games, as well as his work for Frog God Games-including the infamous, "Orcus on 34th Level."  In the This Ol' Dungeon Segment we transform a D6 Star Wars adventure into a palatable version of the Holiday Special, get turned on to a lesser known Classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure that is ripe for winter festivities, and hear about a half-dozen adventures that make brilliant use of the origins of holidays such as Valentine's Day, Arbor Day, and even Independence Day...

Episode 12: Bill Slavicsek and Scared Stiffs

Episode 12: Bill Slavicsek and Scared Stiffs

October 29, 2021

So, we had to class up the joint on this one; Mr. Bill "Named that Funky Star Wars Alien" Slavicsek stops by to hang and talk about his very early work, "Scared Stiffs" for the Ghostbusters RPG from West End Games. This was too much fun!  Edwin Nagy of Frog God Games and Bill Barsh of Pacesetter Games were good enough to rejoin the cast and hold my had so I didn't turn too "fanboy" on Mr. Slavicsek -though I will admit having to edit out an ending where I stuttered through his name 5 times like Sylvester the cat...  Personal highlight of my gaming life, right here dungeoneers!

One Shot #4 Talking Halloween with Christopher Tupa

One Shot #4 Talking Halloween with Christopher Tupa

October 10, 2021

We take a quick departure this episode as Luau Lou sits down with his old friend and artist buddy, Christopher Tupa, to talk just a little about gaming but a WHOLE LOT about Halloween!  We'll be back at the end of the month with a regular episode featuring "Scared Stiffs" from the WEG Classic Ghostbuster's RPG line!

Episode 11 Levi Combs and The Arduin Grimoire

Episode 11 Levi Combs and The Arduin Grimoire

September 25, 2021

Despite a few bits of audio static here and there, you get to sit in with Levi Combs and hear about some of Planet X's products new and old, some straight-shootin' advice on small publishing, and for our "This Ol' Dungeon" piece we talk about a true foundational piece of fantasy role playing, The Arduin Grimoires by David Hargrave.  I had a blast getting to hang with Levi for a night -I hope you enjoy being there with us.

Episode 10 Pacesetter and CHILL

Episode 10 Pacesetter and CHILL

August 31, 2021

This time Luau Lou is joined once again by Edwin Nagy of Frog God Games and extra special guest, Bill Barsh of Pacesetter Games and Simulations.  We talk about a lot of things including game publishing, retro clones, precieved Game Master failures, and of course the central piece a look into the original Pacesetter Games's CHILL RPG -oh and Bill gives us the goods on his company's Gamma X project as well as some teasers for their entry into the horror genre...

Episode 9: CoC The Haunting -”Now with Interim Hosts!”

Episode 9: CoC The Haunting -”Now with Interim Hosts!”

July 25, 2021

In this episode Luau Lou is joined by Edwin Naggy, Doctor Duck Butter, and The Frugal GM who kindly throw in their talents to help the podcast carry on while Thomas and Briggy deal with some of life's curve balls.  We discuss the Call of Cthulhu starting adventure "The Haunting" (also titled "The Haunted House").  And answer letters from the homeowners association.  If you have questions, comments, or challenges for our podcast send a sound file or email to thisoldungeon@gmail.com

North Texas RPG Con Review 2021

North Texas RPG Con Review 2021

June 12, 2021

This is more proof to our listeners that we are still alive than our typical episodes...  Hopefully we'll get back on track soon...

Episode 8 Part Deux (Queen of the Demon Web Pits)

Episode 8 Part Deux (Queen of the Demon Web Pits)

March 22, 2021

In this 2nd part of Episode 8, we cover 2 quick pieces of listener mail and finally get into the famed "Q1: Queen of the Demon Web Pits."  There are a few great "renovations" that shake out as we discuss how to make it a little more "playable," and we do a Geek Credit segment where the Wedded-Duo take on Luau Lou's random spider-related questions...

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