Bonus

Bonus: Q&A with Jack Rosetree and Doug Levandowski

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Jack Rosetree and Doug Levandowski, the game designers behind ‘In Name Only’, a minimalist role-playing system where your real, actual name determines all your skills, abilities, and powers. This system is really straight forward and easy to run - highly recommended for introducing new players and GMs to the world of RPGs!

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:10

  • Q&A start: 00:01:31

  • Outro: 00:50:45

Jack and Doug’s work

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

Q&A guests were Jack Rosetree and Doug Levandowski.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Q&A with Zach Cox of SoulMuppet Publishing

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Zach Cox, head writer of SoulMuppet Publishing.

SoulMuppet Publishing is best known for the fantasy horror RPG, Best Left Buried, a  game that threatens characters' sanities as much as their lives. Within the Crypt, adventurers are beset by strange monsters, bizarre environments and eldritch magics, which will take them on their journey from fresh-faced recruits from to grizzled survivors.

Please note: Since recording this interview back in March, SoulMuppet Publishing has changed some of the language within Best Left Buried based on community feedback and replaced certain terms with more appropriate alternatives. Insanities are now been renamed Afflictions. You can read more about this and other updates on the SoulMuppet Publishing website.

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:10

  • Q&A start: 00:01:32

  • Outro: 00:50:45

SoulMuppet Publishing’s work

Zach’s RPG recommendations

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

Q&A guest was Zach Cox, head writer of SoulMuppet Publishing.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Q&A with James Wallis

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews renowned games consultant, designer and writer James Wallis, former head of Hogshead Publishing and director of games consultancy Spaaace. Whilst James has been involved in numerous game design projects over the years, he is probably best known for co-designing ‘Once Upon A Time’, a competitive story-telling card-game and for ‘The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen’, a multi-player storytelling RPG great for parties or for introducing new players to the world of role-playing games!

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:09

  • Q&A start: 00:01:29

  • Outro: 00:44:09

James’ work

S. John’s RPG recommendations

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

Q&A guest was James Wallis, former head of Hogshead Publishing and director of games consultancy Spaaace.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Q&A with S. John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews renowned game designer S. John Ross, of Cumberland Games & Diversions. With an illustrious writing career spanning over 30 years, S. John is probably best known for his work ‘Uresia: Grave of Heaven’, an anime-inspired fantasy world setting and ‘RISUS: The Anything RPG’, a rules-light role-playing game for handy spur-of-the-moment one-shots and rapid character creation.

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:09

  • Q&A start: 00:01:22

  • Outro: 00:41:59

S. John’s work

S. John’s RPG recommendations

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

Q&A guest was S. John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Jacob's one-shot - 'The Trials of Malkier'

Show Notes:

For our last episode of 2018, gamesmaster Jacob runs a very special 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons one-shot, ‘The Trials of Malkier’, for Sam, Fiona, Ryan, and Sarah.

Find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons by visiting the official Wizards of the Coast website: www.dnd.wizards.com

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:30

  • Gameplay overview: 00:01:50

  • ‘Trials of Malkier’ one-shot start: 00:03:39

  • Credits: 02:05:06

Credits

The ‘What Am I Rolling?’ podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s gamesmaster was Jacob Vogts.

This episode’s players were Sam Robins, Fiona Howat, Ryan Harris and Sarah Cook .

This episode’s RPG was ‘The Trials of Malkier’, a homebrew one-shot using the 5th Edition Dungeon and Dragons ruleset. Find out more about the world of dungeons and dragons by going to www.dnd.wizards.com

The theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

The additional music in this episode was ‘Five Armies’ by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: 'The Trials of Malkier' Character Sheets - Sam, Fiona, Ryan and Sarah

The stages from the ‘Trials of Malkier’ The Trial of the Boots (Top left), The Trial of the Cloak (Top right), The Trial of the Belt (Bottom left) and The Trial of the Ring (Bottom right).

The stages from the ‘Trials of Malkier’ The Trial of the Boots (Top left), The Trial of the Cloak (Top right), The Trial of the Belt (Bottom left) and The Trial of the Ring (Bottom right).

In preparation for ‘The Trials of Malkier’, GM Jacob asked Sam, Fiona, Ryan and Sarah to prepare level 6 characters, using any of the Wizards of the Coast 5th edition published materials:

  • Sam played a Half-Elf Warlock/Fighter called Sgt. Tem Quade

  • Fiona played a Human (Variant) Paladin called Lady Gwen

  • Ryan played a Half-Elf Rogue called Waeszeiros (Ross) Quade

  • Sarah played a Human (Variant) Monk called…Sarah

Check out their character sheets in full below. Please note, these character sheets were for our own personal use during the one-shot and are only displayed here to show the characters stats in full for those interested. 

Find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons on the official Wizards of the Coast website: www.dnd.wizards.com 

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s gamemaster was Jacob Vogts.

This episode’s players were Sam Robins, Fiona Howat, Ryan Harris and Sarah Cook.

This episode’s RPG was ‘The Trials of Malkier’, a homebrewed one-shot using the 5th Edition Dungeon and Dragons ruleset. Find out more about the world of dungeons and dragons by going to www.dnd.wizards.com

Theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Star Trek Adventures 'Signals' Outtakes!

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode of the outtakes from our 'Star Trek Adventures: Signals' one-shot!

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:00

  • Outtakes start: 00:00:18

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s players were Colleen Cheetham-Gerrard, Richie Cheetham-Gerrard and John Nicoll.

This episode’s RPG one-shot was ‘Star Trek Adventures’ published by Modiphius Entertainment. You can find out more about 'Star Trek Adventures' and download the FREE quickstart rules PDF on the Modiphius Entertainment website (www.modiphius.com).

The theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

The additional music in this episode was 'Space Chatter' by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

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Bonus: Q&A (Star Wars, Fiasco and Goblin Quest)

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona answers some questions and has some creative ideas for improving the look of a magical wand in 'Help! My fictional RPG character is having difficulties!' 

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:08

  • Q&A start: 00:00:38

  • 'Help! My fictional RPG character is having difficulties!' start: 00:04:47

  • Outro: 00:07:22

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

'Answering Machine Beep Sound' effect by Mike Koenig, licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

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Bonus: Q&A (Honey Heist and Tomb of Horrors)

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona answers some questions and attempts to solve a right royal crisis in 'Help! My fictional RPG character is having difficulties!' 

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:10

  • Q&A start: 00:00:34

  • 'Help! My fictional RPG character is having difficulties!' start: 00:06:13

  • Outro: 00:08:37

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Tomb of Horrors Character Sheets - Lady Gwen

Check out Lady Gwen aka Quest Help's character sheet in full below, made possible by DndBeyond (www.Dndbeyond.com). It's a great resource for making characters from scratch without too much difficulty so highly recommended!

Find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons on the official Wizards of the Coast website: www.dnd.wizards.com 

Please note, these character sheets were for our own personal use during the one-shot and are only displayed here to show the characters stats in full. 

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s players were Sam Robins, Ryan Harris and Sarah Cook.

This episode’s RPG one-shot was 'Tomb of Horrors', a Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons adventure module. Find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons: www.dnd.wizards.com.

The theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

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Bonus: Tomb of Horrors Character Sheets - Sam, Ryan and Sarah

Ryan, Sarah and Sam minis ready for Tomb of Horrors. Pic: Sam Robbins

Ryan, Sarah and Sam minis ready for Tomb of Horrors. Pic: Sam Robbins

In preparation for our 'Tomb of Horrors', I asked Sam, Ryan and Sarah to prepare level 12 characters, using any of the Wizards of the Coast 5th edition published materials. Specifically, I asked them to make characters which were 'D&D versions of themselves'. The reason for this is because this particular dungeon isn’t your usual hack/slash and run adventure. I didn’t want any of players to get stuck in debating about what they wanted to do vs what their character thought they to do.

In addition to the starter equipment they had, I also allowed each player the following:

  • 400gp to spend on additional supplies (if they wanted any)

  • 2 common healing potions

  • 1 greater healing potions

  • 3 magic items (2 uncommon and rare) which they could pick from the any of the official Wizards of the Coast 5th edition published materials.

Check out their character sheets in full below. Please note, these character sheets were for our own personal use during the one-shot and are only displayed here to show the characters stats in full for those interested. 

Find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons on the official Wizards of the Coast website: www.dnd.wizards.com 

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s players were Sam Robins, Ryan Harris and Sarah Cook.

This episode’s RPG one-shot was 'Tomb of Horrors', a Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons adventure module. Find out more about the world of Dungeons and Dragons: www.dnd.wizards.com.

Theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram (@WAIR_Podcast) for the latest news on episodes.

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Bonus: Honey Heist Outtakes

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode of the outtakes from our 'Honey Heist' one-shot!

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:00

  • Outtakes start: 00:00:16

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s players were Sam Robins, Ryan Harris and Jacob Vogts.

This episode’s RPG one-shot was Honey Heist was created by Grant Howitt. Support Grant on Patreonwww.patreon.com/gshowitt.

The theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram (@WAIR_Podcast) for the latest news on episodes.

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