In this episode, I am joined by my son Alex who has always loved playing a dwarf. We talk about dwarves in previous editions, in film, and chat on names and personalities.
While at HawaiiCon, I was on a game designer's panel with this guy. Had no idea who he was at first. Then he ended up being my favorite guest at the con. I was very happy I had my old school books on hand. In this episode I chat up Allen and get some great stories of the early days of Dungeons and Dragons.
Allen Hammack has contributed to some 70 products as author, designer, editor, or developer. Hired by Gary Gygax in 1978, Allen was Manager of Designers during the “Golden Era” of TSR. He writes often on using myths and legends of the world in gaming: three books on the subject, the Viking Gods boardgame, and was co-editor of Dungeon Masters Guide and Deities & Demigods during the five years he served at TSR.
Allen’s most popular module is C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness, which was actually referenced in the second D&D movie. Allen also wrote I9 Day of Al-Akbar, and contributed to A1-A4 The Slave Lords and the games Top Secret and Boot Hill. Recently Diecast Games published his module Night of the Black Swords. Allen is currently teaming again with Merle Rasmussen on a new espionage RPG project
In this episode, Wayne and Joe talk about the Rogue class in 5e. Interesting builds, backstories, archetypes, and skills are all covered. They also discuss the changes in the Rogue class since Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and what some of the advantages and disadvantages are of the way the class is currently presented.
In this short episode I talk with GB, the organizer of HawaiiCon 2017. We will be attending this con and Dungeon Crate will be sponsoring the game room. Find out more about this deluxe convention and check out the site for more info.
Versatile, talented, and charismatic, Bards weave magic with music and storytelling. They are information gatherers and through their storytelling, pass on tales of legends and myth. In an adventuring party, they offer inspiration, a quick blade, and sometimes just the right amount of diplomacy.
In this episode, Josh and Wayne discuss the Bard class and talk about the various ways one can build and play a Bard character. They also discuss various Bards in literature as well as various tactics, personas, and instruments a Bard can take on.