Rogues in the House
By Rogues in the House
Rogues in the HouseMay 19, 2021
Howard Days Wrap Up
The Rogues are joined by Jason Waltz, Brian Murphy and Jason Carney for a discussion of what their experiences were at the recent Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas.
Conan Comic Talk with Jim Zub
Jim Zub joins the Rogues for a deep dive into the new Conan the Barbarian comics series from Titan.
Conan: Blood of the Serpent
The Rogues sit down to discuss S.M. Stirling's brand new Conan novel and dip into many asides about the Conan Board Game by Monolith.
Goodbye, 2022; Hello, 2023
The Rogues ruminate on 2022--the good, the bad, and the missed opportunities in sword and sorcery (and adjacent). They also look ahead to 2023, speculating and pontificating. Special note: if you're a tabletop gamer, you may want to listen closely.
Baen Books Spotlight
Sean C.W Korsgaard (Assistant Editor and Media Relations) and Steve Diamond (author of Servants of War) join the Rogues to discuss Baen Books' exciting swords-and-sorcery plans.
Rogues in the House - Willow
At long last, the Rogues dive into the 1988 Ron Howard/George Lucas classic, Willow.
Are you "the greatest swordsman who ever lived"?
Four Frightened Rogues.
Sara Frazetta joins the Rogues for a special Spooky Season episode! Listen along while they dive deep into horror and adjacent genres.
The Rogues go Primal!
The Rogues sit down with special guest, Kirk A. Johnson, to discuss swords-and-sorcery (of course), Kirk’s contributions to the genre, and Season 2 of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal. We warn ye, spoilers abound!
Buy The Obanaax https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-obanaax
Kirk’s Blog: https://farafieldpress.com/author/kajbklyn/
The Rogues Get (New) Edgy.
Matt sits down with Oliver Brackenbury and Nathaniel "Nat 20" Webb to discuss their upcoming New Edge Sword and Sorcery publication. What the hell is New Edge? Is it steely? Is it sharp? Is it sword and sorcery? You betcha! To find out more about New Edge, head on over to http://www.newedgeswordandsorcery.com/
Prey With The Rogues
The Rogues assemble to talk about the latest Predator film, Prey, and how it's totally a swords-and-sorcery movie. Spoilers abound!
The Rogues on Hallowed Ground
Rogues, old and new, meet at the mecca known as GenCon. In this very special episode, Deane and Matt are joined by Howard Andrew Jones, Seth Lindberg, Steve Diamond, Sean CW Korsgaard, Jason Ray Carney, and (shudders) The Magician's Skull himself. Topics include sword and sorcery (of course) as well as our "top picks" from GenCon.
Two Matts are better than one!
The Rogues are joined by Matt Murray, editor at Heroic Signatures. Find out what it's like to stand on the vanguard of all Robert E. Howard related print projects, as well as how the Smurfs helped provision his journey to the Hyborian Age.
Sweet Nostalgia: A Nerd's Journey
The Rogues are once again joined by Flame and Crimson author, Brian Murphy--this time to discuss the works of fiction most near and dear to their roguish hearts.
"Hark Odin, hark!" Or talking "The Northman" alongside Sara Frazetta, Shield Maiden
There and Rogue Again - A Lord of the Rings Story
The Rogues sit down with Lord of Rings expert and former TheOneRing.net writer Cindy Kehler to discuss the allure of Tolkien's classic series. Which adaptations worked? Which failed? What does the future hold? There are many questions, questions that need answering!
Sword and Sorcery Round Table: Making sense of the S&S label
Sword-and-sorcery can be a confusing label, but the Rogues are determined to make sense of it. In the latest episode, they're joined by experts of the genre - Scott Oden, Howard Andrew Jones, and Brian Murphy - for a roundtable discussion.
Some like it Rough - Karl Edward Wagner and Kane
The Rogues are joined by Whetstone Magazine editor Chuck Clark as they journey into the depths of esoteric time on a quest for a deeper understanding of the Sword & Sorcery mainstay, Kane the Mystic Swordsman and his creator, Karl Edward Wagner. Is this mysterious, flame-haired immortal a friend? Perhaps a foe? And what's this about World Domination? Hang on to your fur-diapers and winged helms, it's gon' get rough!
Flame, Crimson, and Deathstalker too! - Featuring Bryan Murphy
The Witcher: Season Two
Wheel of Time - Pumpkin Spice Fantasy
The Rouges sit down to discuss the first four episodes of the much anticipated Wheel of Time TV series, produced by Amazon. Despite regular tangents, Matt, Logan, Deane, and Jason are able hash out their thoughts and opinions on the overall well-produced, though "Basic" take on the Fantasy genre.
"Spine of Night" with Creators Morgan King and Phil Gelatt
The Rogues are joined by creators and consummate Mongrels Morgan King and Phil Gelatt for a conversation about their new film "Spine of Night". Listener beware, such talk may Bloom into more maddening realities!
Silver for Monsters: "The Witcher" and "Witcher- Nightmare of the Wolf."
Old revelations and new tangents are discovered as the Rogues re-open the pages of "The Witcher" to discuss the newest animated entry in the Netflix franchise, "Nightmare of the Wolf".
Peter Adkison - Chaldea, Wizards, and Beyond
Masters of the Universe
"The Goddess Wakes" Release with Howard Andrew Jones
Sara Frazetta Interview
S&S at the Gaming Table
Howard Days Roundup and Review
Howard Andrew Jones - Author and Editor
The Rogues gather their wits and weapons as they prepare to meet the Keeper of the Magician's Skull, the dastardly Howard Andrew Jones! Together, they will cross swords with Short Fiction, Trilogies, and Gaming Rules with the dreaded creator of legendary duo, Asim & Dabir.
HAJ Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Andrew-Jones/e/B001H6OE94?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1621384128&sr=8-1
Tales from the Magician's Skull: https://goodman-games.com/tftms/
Goodman Games: https://goodman-games.com/
John R. Fultz - Worlds Beyond Worlds
The Rogues are joined by author John R. Fultz, pen of the new DMR published collection "Worlds Beyond Worlds". As scribe and scholar, Fultz dispenses invaluable insight into writing, music, and the multiverse.
John R. Fultz website: https://johnrfultz.com/about/
John R Fultz Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/John-R.-Fultz/e/B005QPHNK4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
DMR "Worlds Beyond Worlds" announcement: https://dmrbooks.com/test-blog/2021/3/25/coming-in-april-worlds-beyond-worlds-the-short-fiction-of-john-r-fultz?rq=fultz
Charles Saunders & Imaro
The Rogues battle technical difficulties as they quest to bring honor to the shade of late, great Charles Saunders, father of Sword and Soul! Hark, and heed the words of praise heaped upon his memory.
Imaro 2: The Quest for Cushhttps://www.amazon.com/Imaro-Quest-Cush-Charles-Saunders/dp/159780066X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=charles+saunders+imaro&qid=1613748203&sr=8-2
Saunder's Lulu Page, includes Imaro 3: Trail of Bohu and Imaro 4: The Naama War: https://www.lulu.com/search?adult_audience_rating=00&page=1&pageSize=10&q=charles+saunders
Nyumbani Tales: https://www.amazon.com/Nyumbani-Tales-Charles-Saunders-ebook/dp/B0711VTRB5/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=charles+saunders+imaro&qid=1613748203&sr=8-3
NY Times article on Saunder's death: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/books/charles-saunders-dead.html
CBC News article on the life and passing of Saunders: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/charles-r-saunders-obituary-black-journalist-sword-and-sorcery-1.5723704
Conan the Barbarian 2011
The Rogues travel across the Hyborian Age with Aquaman in search of the answer to the Riddle of Hair. Together, they will brave orcs, parkour sand mummies, and anime tentacles as they journey to Castle Greyskull. Will you join them on their quest?
2020 in Retrospect
The Rogues gather for one last look at all the things they loved and hated about 2020!
Terminator RPG: https://www.facebook.com/TheTerminatorRPG/
Cliffhanger Magazine: https://cliffhangermagazine.blogspot.com/
Whetstone Magazine: https://whetstonemag.blogspot.com/
Savage Scrolls: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683902823/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=dmrbooks-20&linkId=0483b09485aee5da3f8955d8dea5fe80&language=en_US
The Rogues discuss Red Sonya and Red Sonja in their various iterations beginning with Robert E. Howard's historical adventure "Shadow of the Vulture" and ending with the 1985 film by Richard Fleischer.
The Rogues wax and wane philosophically (and topically) as they attempt to reconcile Celts, Vikings, and Mongols with the Pop Culture idea of "Barbarians".
Pastiche in Sword & Sorcery
The Rogues in the House are together again to discuss Pastiche/Licensed material in the world of Sword and Sorcery while sometimes being distracted by Internet Culture, Superheroes, and the word "Armistice". It's good to be back.
Sword & Sorcery Grab Bag
Rogues in the House battles the social distancing blues with another live show. Discussing listener submitted topics, our take on casting King Conan, and some RPG updates!
Villains! (In S&S... and whatever else we think of...)
It has been too long, knaves. We apologize! Coming back strong with a Live Stream Recording, discussing Villains in Sword & Sorcery!
We hope everyone is staying safe (and distant). We love and miss you all.
Conan the Destroyer (1984 Film)
Rogues in the House is very happy to bring you our discussion on Robert E. Howard's puritan, Solomon Kane. Enjoy our look at stories, movies, games, art and aesthetics all relating to Kane, as well as the character's influence in many other genres you know and love.
Monsters in S&S- The Cursed Episode
In this episode, Rogues in the House brings to you an overview of classic monsters in S&S. There were a number of technical difficulties in this one, and so, forevermore this episode shall be known as The Cursed Episode. Through the magic of editing, the episode is smoother than the 2+ hours of recording would have suggested. Enjoy the overview of Monsters in S&S.
S&S Primer - Fall 2019
In this episode, the guys dig into a list of up coming S&S content in Fall 2019. Books, Games & TV. Hear whats coming up, and what is the most exciting to us! What are you looking forward to the most this fall?!
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Cosmic Horror in Sword & Sorcery
Grab your blade and prepare to stare down entities of incomprehensible description. Steel your mind against the onset of insanity as Rogues in the House looks at the roots of cosmic horror, and its place and usage in Sword and Sorcery.
Metal Musings with Author Michael R. Fletcher
We recruited The most Metal author we could find, Michael R. Fletcher, to tell us about his work and school us on all things metal. Heavy metal and sword&sorcery have always shared themes as well as a fan base. It's high time the Rogues in the House investigated. Ready your speakers, and Up the Irons!
Spies, Knife Fighters & Archers
Rogues in the House dives into a mock session zero, building sword and sorcery characters for fun. One Spy, one Knife Fighter and one Archer. Can you guess who owns each character? The second half of the podcast is centered around a spirited debate - Plot vs Character.
Elric of Melnibone
After a short vacation fueled hiatus Rogues in the House is back with Episode 11. In this Episode the guys dodge swipes from Stormbringer and discuss Elric of Melnibone. Diving into Elric as a character, Michael Moorcock as an author and what the series/character means to the S&S genre.
World Building, Sword and Sorcery Style
What does a Sword and Sorcery-centric world look like? How do you build one? The Rogues tackle this topic and more, in Episode 10 of Rogues in the House!
Scott Oden - Author, Novelist & Conan Writer
In Episode 9, author Scott Oden joins the show to discuss his work. Scott is the author of five novels, and several short stories. His Conan novella, Shadow of Vengeance, is being published as a monthly serial in Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan, and another of his Conan stories will be released with the video game, Conan Unconquered.
Video Games in Sword & Sorcery
In Episode 8, Alex, Logan and Matt discuss the sword and sorcery genre as it is represented in video games. Do video games make for a good medium for S&S? What style games best play up the S&S feel? What are our picks as good S&S games? Tune in to find out!
Conan the Barbarian (1982) Part 2
In Episode 7, Logan, Matt and Alex deliver Part 2 of the 1982 film, Conan the Barbarian. Once again, the guys are joined by a very special guest. Sit back, relax and crack open a can of Forge Milk (patent pending - RitH inc.). We hope you enjoy the second half of our deep dive.
** Note - there is the use of one explicit word. Be warned.
Conan the Barbarian (1982) Part 1
In Episode 6, Alex, Matt and Logan engage in Part 1 of a two part deep dive on the 1982 film - Conan the Barbarian. Incredibly, the guys are joined by a very special guest - none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger (as played by Matt). Tune in for a few laughs and a look at the movie that launched a film genre.
Ill Met in Lankhmar
In this episode, Rogues in the House takes a look at everyone's Sword and Sorcery duo. The Rogues take a stroll on the mean streets of Lankhmar discussing "Ill Meet in Lankhmar" and the impact Fafhrd and Mouse had on the SnS genre.
Note: This was originally recorded as episode 4.5. Due to scheduling, it is being posted as Short Swords episode 5.5.
DM Scotty - Crafting & Quest Givers Adventure Modules
Episode 5: Rogues in the House is excited to bring to you the Legendary DM Scotty! A tabletop crafting legend, Scotty is branching out on a new project. Tune in to hear more about that and Scotty's takes on Sword and Sorcery. Also, there might be singing...
Chris Lites - Novelist & RPG Author
Episode 4: The guys are very happy to bring you the very first guest on Rogues in the House. Chris Lites, novelist & RPG Writer joins the show to talk about his work with Modiphius' Conan 2d20 RPG and his upcoming work with Perilous Worlds. In this supersized episode, Chris shares his thoughts on the genre, a few stories and experiences and hints of what is to come.
More Armor Talk, Mailbags and GUNS?!
On the birthday of Robert E. Howard, Rogues in the House bring you a new "Short Swords" episode. Alex, Matt and Logan dive into the RitH mailbag to discuss guns in Sword and Sorcery, A second helping of the armor debate, some funny voices and a few personal anecdotes.
Fur Diapers, Chainmail Bikinis & Armor Aesthetics in S&S
In Episode 3, Matt, Logan and Alex discuss the tropes, function and potential pitfalls of armor in sword and sorcery - namely the "fur diaper" and the "chainmail bikini". The guys weigh in, and take community feedback on the subject.
Tech Level in S&S Mediums
S&S in Tabletop Games
Rogues in the House - The First Episode
Matt, Alex and Logan explore what Sword and Sorcery is as a genre, where they discovered it and why they love it. Ale is swilled, heads roll and Logan shows how far behind on the Cromcast he is.