This week’s guest on the show is none other than legendary author Margaret Weis. Together with Tracy Hickman, she is best known for the Dragonlance novels and game world. Margaret has written over fifty books, including the Starshield, Darksword, and Dragonships series. She has two game companies which produce Dragonlance games, as well as the
Having heard all the jokes and continuous needling of the Fiend Folio (I’m looking at you DM Nick), I thought it was time to finally step up and defend one of the books that I use on a regular basis when creating adventures and why I love it. I will begin this week with a
As we all know, it was once assumed the world was flat. Yes eventually some ancient scientist figured otherwise, but just imagine if the world really was as flat as a scroll. Now imagine a world as such in your game, where the pesky laws of gravity and physics need not apply.
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
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
Character Backgrounds Hello dear reader, this week instead of spending time telling you simply what I think, I want to present to you something I use in my own games. While some players show up at the gaming table with a 10 page back story, to some players coming up with a background for a
Playing as the half-ogre race Intro The core races within the 1st edition handbook are definitely interesting to say the least, one race stands out however and that is the race of the half-orc, why is that? …It’s not completely human or demi-human is the reason! And that is something that makes it unique, delving into
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.
Ecology of the Dracolisk Taken from the tome Book of the Great Reptiles as written by Martel Dundan Sage of Markainus. One of the most dangerous of reptiles that may be encountered, the dracolisk is a potent foe against any living being. The following is a gathering of knowledge both from personal experience as well
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
Welcome back for another installment of Shadowy Paths. This time we will be looking at a comparatively darker module then the first. Remember all modules I review are available free from Dragonsfoot. Now let’s dive in to Horror of Spider Point… Time for the fun to begin.
No matter what type of role playing game you referee, there is one thing that you should think about across the board: Do you enjoy what you’re doing?
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