We finally got our t-shirts designed, with our great characters illustrated by Hanae Ko on the front, and a little 1st Edition braggadocio going on at the back. Between now and Sunday May 23rd at noon, anyone who comments on the Facebook wall (original comments only, not the replies) will be in the drawing to
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It’s t-shirt week, the shirts are finally on sale and we’re having a giveaway. Between now and Sunday May 23rd at noon, anyone who comments on the Facebook wall for RFI will be in the drawing to win a free shirt. (We’re not going to be rules lawyers about it, but please comment about something
This week we’re talking about all things were-. Sage Advice addresses armor class in AD&D and OSRIC, and we discuss the Poll of the Week. Our “Playing Tips” section has been renamed Table Manners, and we talk about problem players at the table, and how to handle them. The Creature Feature Theater looks at lycanthropy,
Frank Frazetta, pioneering fantasy painter, cartoonist and illustrator, has passed away at the age of 82. He was famous for creating the iconic looks of Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and other heroic archetypes. His artwork has graced the covers of rock albums and books, movie posters, magazines and so much more.
Our topics for issue 15 seem to have cast a curse on us this week. After missing a week to get to this show, we were faced with mysterious silences, stolen words, phantom sounds, and eldritch interruptions. You’ll hear Nick sounding a little different this week, as the gremlins forced him off his mic and
This week we talk about the new weekly feature on RFIpodcast.com, +2 to Save, and the latest installment, “How to Create Your Own Adventure.” We explore a sometimes-overlooked creature, the gnoll, how to play a thief, and the Beaker of Plentiful Potions. 00:06:04 Creating Your Own Adventure 00:28:21 Creature Feature: The Gnoll 00:48:53 Playing a
This week we welcome special guest Jeff Grubb! Jeff started at TSR in 1982, where he contributed to the Monster Manual II and Unearthed Arcana, and wrote The Manual of the Planes. Within the D&D universe, Jeff is also known for helping to create both the Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms worlds. In this issue: 0:00:00
This week is devoted to the tales of the cleric Thane, and the introduction of a brand new diary from the mysterious Deirdre. 01:59 Thane, shipwrecked 08:06 Deneb 14:53 Thane and Deneb depart 19:56 Deirdre, shipwrecked DMs Vince, Jayson, and Nick will return next week for an all-new issue of Roll For Initiative. media.blubrry.com/rfipodcast/p/archive.org/download/RollForInitiativeVol1/RFI012.mp3Podcast: Play
Our feature this week is about poison in AD&D. Sparked by this post on Dragonsfoot, we went back to Dragon magazine #81 for a read of Chris Landsea’s article, “Taking the sting out of poison: Another view on how to use toxic cocktails.” Unsurprisingly, Vince & Nick split with Jayson on readings of the article
In this issue, we talk about: Poison in AD&D – too complicated, or too simple? Playing Tips – Interrogation; not with a Paladin around? The Dragon’s Hoard – Girdle of Femininity / Masculinity Creature Feature Theater – Golems! The Library – Dungeons & Dorks Blackstone’s Vault – U3 The Final Enemy media.blubrry.com/rfipodcast/p/archive.org/download/RollForInitiativeVol1/RFI011.mp3Podcast: Play in new
In issue 10, we dive into the mailbag and the phonebag to answer some questions about laptops at the table, magic spells underwater, and whether Jayson sounds like Sheldon from some television show he’s never seen before. Topics this week: Miniatures in 1st Edition AD&D Creature Feature Theater – The Doppleganger Playing Tips – Establishing
According to DM Bill, Jayson sounds like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, and Nick sounds like Drew Carey. He didn’t give Vince a dopplegänger, but Vince did do a pretty good William Shatner voice in this issue, so now all you listeners have a face to put to the voice for Vince as well. Here
The book in our library this week is Quag Keep, the first novel ever written in a Dungeons & Dragons setting. I stated that this book was out of print, and quickly learned from a listener possessing the Power of Google that there is, in fact, a current printing available: Quag Keep on Amazon
This week is the first episode of our ongoing serial, telling the tale of Thane, a cleric of Heironeous shipwrecked on the coast of the Pomarj.
The beholder is one of the oldest and most enduring icons from AD&D, and we felt it appropriate to bring it up during one of our early episodes. In fact, the article “Ecology of the Beholder” by Ed Greenwood and Roger E. Moore in Dragon #76 was the inspiration for the Creature Feature as a