The Evil Dungeon Master Podcast
The Evil Dungeon Master PodcastFeb 24, 2023
TheEvilDM Podcast: Unleash Your Inner Dark Knight with the Batman Roleplaying Game!"
Step into the shadows of Gotham City as we explore the thrilling world of the Batman Roleplaying Game! Listen in as I delve into the game mechanics, discuss the iconic characters and locations of the Batman universe, and share tips and tricks for playing as both heroes and villains. Whether you're a longtime fan of the game or just discovering it for the first time, you won't want to miss this exciting episode. Tune in now and become the hero that Gotham needs!
The Evil DM Podcast: Unraveling the Mysteries of Palladium RPGs' Game Mechanics & Rules
Join me on this episode of my solo podcast as we dive deep into the game mechanics and rules of Palladium RPGs. We explore the different types of dice rolls, skills, combat, magic, vehicles, and psionics used in these complex and immersive games. I also share some of the pros and cons of the Palladium ruleset, as well as how players and GMs have adapted the rules to suit their playstyle. Plus, I'll be talking about my new Ko-fi site and how you can support my content, as well as my Friday night hangouts on my YouTube channel. Whether you're a long-time fan of Palladium RPGs or a newcomer to the hobby, you won't want to miss this episode!
RFI Mini #14 - Voicemail about Henchmen...
Got a voicemail from The Goblin's Henchmen, about the Max Number of Henchmen a character can have.. is it a perm number? or just at one time? Let's explore!
RFI Mini #13 - Talking Starting Gold and the Monetary system
Flipping to page 35 of the book, I go over the starting gold you get and wonder why its like that as well as tell you the adjustments I've made for my campaigns.
RFI Mini #12 - Talking Secret Hit points?
In this episode I flip to page 34 and talk about the rule Gary lists for how a DM can hide the hitpoints from players only telling them "status". I found it interesting. I posed a few questions to those listening out as I want emails and voicemails! Send them in now!
RFI Mini #11 - Email Question about percentile Attributes
Got a facebook page message from Darin, asking about Percentile attributes for intelligence and why Gary did not use it. Its an interesting question, one that we never came across in all the years of doing RFI Podcast.
RFI Mini #10 - Talking Magical Armor Savings throws rule
This week I got a question from LeroyD20 on Twitter ask about the magical item savings throw rule that can be found on p81 of the DMG.
RFI Mini #9 - Talking about alignment changes and what happens?
In this episode, I flip to p34 in the Player's handbook and discuss the alignment changes. What happens and how to handle with some examples. How would you handle it?
RFI Mini #8 - No, no... Clerics can't use edged weapons...sorry!
This episode I am talking about the old cleric class, the wisdom qualifications for the class and multiclass.. as well as talk about how Clerics are not allowed to use edged weapons, even when multiclassing, but hey, its your campaign, you can do as you want right?
RFI Mini #7 - Talking about Half Races and Racial Preferences, do you use them?
Filling to page 8 in the book this week, I decided to take a chat and tell my experiences about using the Racial Preferences chart in the book. I have to ask, did you use this table and what are you experiences with it?
RFI Mini #6 - Voicemails and questions!
Got a couple of voicemail questions from The Goblin's Henchman.. He makes some good points about levels with monsters and then talks about White Dwarf's Monster Mark. He did a post on his blog about it in detail:
Send your voicemails and emails in now!
RFI Mini #5 - Email Question about Green Slimes!
Another RFI Mini, which will come out on Tuesdays and Thursdays of the week. In this episode DM Glenn asked a question about how I handle Green Slimes. Green Slimes can be found in the monster manual on p49. Listen in and see if you agree or not. Go ahead and email your questions and I will answer them on the air as well. AsktheDm@TheEvilDM.com
RFI Mini #4 - Voicemails and Questions!
Hey folks a new episode today. Got two voicemails, both are from Carl of the Save or Die podcast. He asks some interesting questions and points out somethings about abilities scores being 15 and has thoughts on the whole females strength topic. Listen in and you too can leave a voicemail or email me.
RFI Mini #3 - Multi-Class Character Class Hitpoint Rolling
Looking through the book, I saw a rule about rolling hitpoints for multi-class characters and decided to talk about it and my experiences with the rule and how Gary wrote the book.
RFI Mini #2 - Talking Attributes and "exceptional abilities"
Another episode of the RFI Podcast, just in Mini format with your wonderful host, the Podfather of the OSR Vince! This episode the paragraph about abilities caught my eye, and how its suggested that each character have at least two scores of 15 in their attributes to be successful.. what does that mean for the DM and the players? Will boosting things up make a difference? listen in and see!
RFI Mini #1 - The level term and what it could have been?
That's right, I decided to do some Mini-RFI's from my own podcast. It wont be daily, but it will be fun. At least I think so. Talking Levels from the PHB.
TSR is back, is this good or bad? YOU decide.
Listening as I give my thoughts about TSR being back and what I believe they are doing. Remember I am not an expert on trademarks or law.
Little update about games and no Orcs, Goblins and Kobolds don't have feelings.
Just giving you a friendly update on this show and no I'm not dead. I am running games at rollhighordie.com and on my youtube channel.
Updates and no, RFI Podcast will not be coming back, sorry!
Just another episode, with some update and no RFI Podcast will not be back. Also talking about some missing articles on the RFI Website.
its Monday! FASERIP Podcast is back!
Talking about the FASERIP Podcast, Star Trek LUG and what I am working on and planning!
A new show? Ramble-mania!
Yep a new show, because I wanted to put something out. enjoy
What are your first experiences with RPGS
I had put this up on my youtube channel, but people wanted it also on my audio podcast for easy travel listening. So here you go!
Did a little video talking about my time during the '80s when I first started really playing RPGs and one of my "friends" caught me playing and how I reacted to that. I know people of today don't really have this challenge like we did back in the '80s and I'm very happy no one has to go through that again. Almost at 1000!
Cookie Cutter Creatures, no way!
Quick update today as I'm off, but wanted to also talk about my thoughts on how I handle cookie cutter creatures in my campaigns, making them my way, right away!
Links to everything me:
Escapism is the key to our hobby, start a new campaign!
In this episode I decided to talk about what makes roleplaying games so much fun in our hobby. The reason why we play and how I feel we should all just start a new campaign to escape the drama in life right now. What do you think?
Closer to 1K on YT and Talking Portal Worlds in your Campaign!
In this episode I talk about getting closer to 1k on youtube and then talk about portal world campaigns and how it can be loads of fun for a GM that likes to wipe the slate clean everyday and start a fresh.
Find everything about me here:
Talking about Older editions and why we play them
In this episode today, I decided to ponder thoughts about why I play older editions of various games and why we should appreciate them.
Monday morning, weekend recap of gaming and life
Welcome to monday folks! another podcast is out and about for your ears as I talk about the weekend, Halloween & gaming that happened this past weekend!
Dice, Dice, Dice.. dice everywhere!
Today I am talking about dice, my favorite dice, the Arby's dice and what I think about dice in my life.
GMless RPGs are......stupid?
Talking about a topic that annoys the crap out of me, GMless RPGs and how they make zero sense to me and I am not sure why all these people are pushing games with no GMs. There needs to be someone who is the referee or the judge of a game to make sure people stay in line, follow the rules and someone needs to control the NPCs and monsters. Otherwise its a narrative storytelling game, so pass around the stick and have at it.
Tweet me - @TheEvilDM
Following up on a Voicemail, Comics and Horror movies!
A listener Jason left me a voicemail (thank you!) talking about some of his life experiences with Comics and B-Horror movies. So I decided to follow up with that, and chat about my horror movie likes as we are getting closer to Halloween! Leave me a message or tweet me!
Its cold outside, Youtube and a Cop RPG?
Man its cold outside and who wants to go outside when its raining and in the 30s temp wise? no one. So today I talk a little about my youtube video coming out today as well my thoughts on a Cop based RPG my group and I will be playing in.
Twitter - @theEvilDM
Email - AsktheDM@TheEvilDM.com
Monday Catch up and RFI has a lost episode?
Hey folks doing a monday catch-up so to speak, talking about the shows I've been doing, the Classic FASERIP Podcast and that RFI, The Roll For Initiative Podcast actually has a "lost" episode that could be airing if enough people want to hear it. Let me know!
Twitter - @theEvilDM
Email - AsktheDM@TheEvilDM.com
Starting Magic-User spells for AD&D 1e, How do you handle it?
Got a twitter question from a listener, LeroyD20 asking me how I handle starting spells for magic users in my games. While I've talked about this RFI Podcast many many years ago, I thought a follow up on it would be nice because I've changed how I've done it (for the most part). You can tweet me questions as well, feel free! Leave me a voice message and I'll answer that as well!
@TheEvilDM on Twitter
Email Question: More about me & Comics
Jed The Comic guy wrote in and asked me to talk a little bit about comics, he asked me a couple of questions about my comic book likes and history. As always I come with some stories and talk a little bit about my past as a kid in the '80s.
Email me: AsktheDM@TheEvilDM.com
What is up with D&D, WOTC? Huh?
Following up on a Voicemail about Character Death
Following up on the episode I did about character deaths, Kevin from the Redcaps Podcast calls in and leaves his thoughts about how he handles character death in his games.
October Horror Movie Challenge Day 19
I put up a post up today on my blog TheEvilDM.com about the horror movie challenge. Well I decided I am going through with it and here is my first entry. This is a bonus episode for today and maybe I'll go back and talk about days 1 to 18 so I can be fully caught up!
Bringing Characters into AD&D games after Death, but at what level?
In this episode I decided to talk about some old memories of how I played my games with the great Joe DM, and how we brought characters into the game after they died. What level did they start at? Listen in and find out as not everyone does it the same, but this is how we did it and I continue to do it.
Space Operas and Scifi games
Was sitting here today thinking about scifi games, ones that involve human survival. Things like Firefly, Dark Matter, the Expanse and whatever else. I enjoy those games a lot and I did start designing up a game a while back, complete with a giant space map. I just never moved forward with it. Maybe its time?
Enchanting Magical Items (AD&D 1e) and how it could be done
Topic generated from a post on facebook talking about enchanting magical items and how to get its charges back. The original poster was not sure how to do it and wanted a way.
Sure there is an official way in the book, but then there is the outside the box more interesting way to do it. I talk about that here!
Following up on Solo RPGs and a Voicemail!
Kevin from the Redcaps podcast (https://www.theredcaps.net/) dropped me a voicemail talking about his thoughts on SoloRPGs. Leave me a voicemail if you'd like to talk to me!
Episodical Adventure Planning
This episode is dedicated episodical adventure planning. What is it? how does it work? What are some examples of it? How you can use it for any game you play?
The Podfather is born and he interviews, Big Sal.
Hey folks, the Podfather is born! Where the nickname comes from and why.. But enjoy this nice 45 minute sit down with my former co-host from RFI, Big Sal. Talking life, projects and of course making fun of X-Cards. All that and more.
Solo RPG Thoughts, is it fun?
Talking about Solo rpgs and my experiences with them, do you like solo rpgs? what do you use? leave me a voicemail!
Character Creation is not a chore.
Just talking about my thoughts on character creation and how it shouldn't be a chore, it should be a fun time to begin your journey in a new game.
Leave me a voice mail and tell me what you think
Back, talking youtube, podcasts and I'm no shill.
I'm back. People have asked about me and now I am responding. who knows how far this will go, but I do enjoy podcasts.. just not being a shill :)