Homebrew ShomebrewAug 11, 2022
S2E11 - Sometimes the first time sucks.
Rodney and Elmer interview intermittent gamer, Andrew. Andrew is a teacher who participates in an after school RPG club. He teaches us a bit about that and his experience as a gamer. We talk a lot about D&D and Dread and learning to play the games that you want to play. Finally, we talk about why Andrew's first game wasn't great, but why that didn't stop him from exploring ttrpgs.
S2E10 - Elmer, Rodney, and PastaBot!
This week, Elmer and Rodney talk to Jared (PastaBot on twitter, twitch, and tumblr) abour his RPG experience and video games! We dive into a little discussion of retrogaming. The discussion starts with horny bards and ends with horny advice, so don't miss your chance to check it out!
S2E9 - We're all goblins with Manny, the GrowedUpGeek
The GrowedUpGeek, Manny, join Elmer and special guest goblin, Kevin, to discuss the GrowedUpGeek gaming experience, Eberron, and the impact of online play to the #ttrpg hobby.
S2E8 - Spookyween with Neal Litherland!
Elmer and Rodney welcome back Neal to the podcast to discuss all things that go bump in the night. Neal shares some highlights about the evolution of Sundara and we discuss all things horror gaming. What works? What doesn't work? What's with those White Wolf kids? What's that noise?
S2E7 - Elmer, Rodney, and Jan - Jubilex is a terrible neighbor
Join your intrepid hosts for a discussion with the one, the only, Jan. He has a lot to say about the value of roleplaying games and teaches us quite a bit about different story heavy settings including L5R, Maztica, Planescape, Deadlands, and a few others. He is also the Shmusband who has chimed in in a few other episodes this season.
S2E6 - Elmer, Rodney, and Jon Good Go To the Movies
In this episode, we discuss some old school gaming (Spelljammer, DragonLance, and AD&D) and discuss some movies and tv shows related to gaming culture, how the movies influence the culture and ttrpgs influenced the movies. Please note that several of these movies were made in the 80s and 90s and have not aged well.
One of our favorites is Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising, which you can find on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOUksDJCijw&ab_channel=LeslieSedlak
S2E5 - Elmer, Rodney, and Russ Go Westmarchin'!
This week your intrepid hosts interview Russ from YumDM about his game experience, Dungeons and Dragons 3.0, and West Marches Games. Check out this interview to learn a little about the topic and go to this link to learn about the West Marches Games -> https://arsludi.lamemage.com/index.php/78/grand-experiments-west-marches/.
S2E4 - Tyr - The World's Okayest Guest
Rodney and I catch up with Tyr, the World's Okayest DM. Tyr tells us about his gaming experience both good and bad and how communication at the table improves things. We also discussed humor in games and traded a lot of stories about the table.
S2E3 - Patrick - I don't wanna serve the Emperor or the Blood God
This week we talk to Patrick about the various games he has played in his 23 year gaming career and how to create a good grim dark atmosphere in a game.
We discuss various Palladium, TSR/WotC, and Games Workshop games.
Remember the following:
Rifts actual play is on https://www.twitch.tv/homebrewshomebrew and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCr-8RJumvs&ab_channel=Homebrew-Shomebrew
Go to https://tiltify.com/@thelionknight42/tales-from-the-table-reproductive-rights-charity-drive to donate to the #DaysOfTales fundraiser for the National Network of Abortion Funds.
Fundraiser and RIFTS announcement
We are participating in the Days of Tales July 22nd-24th. Please join us for DnD and Masks on the Dice, Trays, Actions twitch channel to watch.
National Network of Abortion Funds donation link - https://t.co/kSZpCtRwZ5
Upcoming HomebrewShomebrew content
-New episode next Thursday on the main channel - conversation with regular gamer Patrick about Palladium games and atmosphere in games.
-Graveyard Rifts Session 2 is on Saturday at 8/7 CST.
-Listen for a recap of Session 1.
S2E2 - Hungry are the damned...gamers. A discussion with Mike about video games, food at the table, and my lack of editing skills
This episode features an announcement about our participation in Days of Tales on July 22-24th organized by @theLionKnight42 and our Rifts actual play on Twitch, Graveyard Rifts.
We talk to Mike about his gaming experience, favorite characters, the connection between the player and the character, and food inside and outside of the game. As a bonus, he also tells us about wrestling and Final Fantasy speedruns.
S2E1 - Kevin - He should have invoiced us
Your favorite hosts are back to interview our good friend, Kevin (not my goblin boy, a different Kevin). We talk about RPGs, favorite characters, and the dumb stuff that happens in early D&D games.
Episode 11 - Kevin - We Need An Adult
This week Rodney and I interview our friend, Kevin, who TBH skews a bit younger than our other guests. We discuss video games and gaming. Kevin rambles about philosophy. Rodney laughs at "The Tip." A good time is had by all.
Episode 10 - Brandon- He dies a lot and he's opening a game store
This week your intrepid hosts interview Brandon, a lifelong gamer and soon-to-be game store proprietor. Brandon tells us about bugging the high school kids, dying in GM Elm's home games, and the reasons why he is opening an LFGS in the digital age. He is a big believer in building spaces for people to socialize and game, so if you're in NWI check out Reliquary Gaming at 1585 Calumet Rd in Chesterton, Indiana. You can also find them on Facebook under Reliquary Gaming.
Episode 9 - Neal Litherland - gamer, writer, curmudgeon
This is a discussion with Neil Litherland, a friend of the podcast who is a longtime gamer and an accomplished writer. Here is a link to his linktree and it's various content https://linktr.ee/nealflitherland. Neal talks to us about his gaming history, World of Darkness, and his views on RPG design and the role of rules.
Episode 8 - Pat - Pat's Climax
In this episode of HomebrewShomebrew, we interview good friend of the pod, Pat. Pat has been playing RPGs for 12 years and we discuss his experience with various game systems and he teaches Rodney and me about the Dragon Age RPG. He also warns the viewers about my satanic ways. We swear a little in this episode, so I marked it explicit, but it's probably a PG-13 anyway.
Follow us at:
@shmombrew on twitter
@Dr.Zoggle on twitter
and checkout the gm notebook at www.HomebrewShomebrew.com.
Episode 7 - April - She's a delight
On this episode of HomebrewShomebrew, Rodney and I interview gamer and entrepreneur, April. April tells us about her role-playing adjacent business, La Vache Morte Creations (https://www.facebook.com/LaVacheMorte). She also talks to us about the Call of Cthulhu and Men in Black mashup ttrpg known as Delta Green.
Episode 6 - Brandon Caldanaro - I'm a little stitious
We chat with a gamer of 20 years, Brandon Caldanaro. He discusses pathfinder, 5th edition, L5R, and Battletech with us. We also learn that sometimes you're a great healer on paper, sometimes your dice need punishment, and the difference between Robotech and Battletech. Tune in for the fun!
Contact us at:
@shmombrew on twitter
OR @Dr.Zoggle on twitter
Episode 5 - Zach - Dreams come true, but nightmares are also dreams...
We talk to Zach, a newer player and dungeon master, who got his start playing with Elms. We discuss Zach's early successes, setbacks, and opinions about running games. We also divert into a discussion of my most recent campaign and the Sam Snorkle conspiracy.
Episode 4 - Alex Dumitru - It's all about consent (explicit language)
Warning- There is a bit of profanity in this episode, so if such things bother you might want to skip this one.
Rodney and Elms talk to Alex Dumitru. Alex is a gamer and visual artist from Northwest Indiana. He tells us a bit about art, Kaiju, and some of his own learning experiences.
Holiday-Brew - Meet the characters trailer!
Our first stream will be on Dec. 18 at 7 pm CST at http://twitch.tv/homebrewshomebrew. The game will be the Kids on Bikes RPG and take place in the imaginary town of Margarittaville, Michigan. Please check out our tweets @shmombrew to learn more about the setting. Check out this update for an introduction to our characters!
Elmer, Rodney, and Jon Good - Very Clever and Good
Today we interview veteran role-player Jon Good. He tells us about his gaming experience, backstabbing Elmer's Sea Hag, and teaches us about CyberPunk 2020.
Episode 2 - Craig Plazony
One of my best friends joins us this week. Craig Plazony has been playing role-playing games for over 20 years and has some experience with various systems. We discuss Dungeons and Dragons, Big Eyes Small Mouth, and LARPing. Craig is an active participant in Amtgard live action role-playing and he gives us the scoop. Check out www.amtgard.com for more information.
Episode 1 - Enter the Hosts or Get Off My Lawn
Welcome to the first episode of Homebrew-Shomebrew, a podcast featuring conversations between people who love games! In this first episode, you will meet your hosts, Elmer and Rodney. We will share our gaming background, our inspiration at the game table, and give you an idea of what to expect from the podcast moving forward. If you like us, please like, subscribe, and leave comments (please be gentle it's our first time!).