Saturday, November 28, 2009

DiceCast™ Episode 5: Props

Props can amaze your players, create a more immersive roleplaying experience, and go a long way towards dramatizing a scene. In this episode, we discuss the many ways to make cool, eye-popping props that are sure to make your game memorable, such as maps and sound effects. While the focus is on modern, investigative roleplaying genres, we are sure that these tips will fire up your imagination enough to make props for just about any kind of RPG.

We also announce the complete relaunch of our main corporate web site,

In other news, we are pleased to announce that the quickstart rules for our PUMMEL! (Pick-Up, Multigenre Miniatures, Easy to Learn) miniatures wargame system are now available for free download on Scribd. This is a very simple, fun, and playable miniatures wargame that is built for fast, furious action.

Monday, November 16, 2009

DiceCast™ Episode 4: An Interview with Ken St. Andre, creator of Tunnels & Trolls™

Ken St. Andre is the creator of Tunnels & Trolls™, one of the first RPGs ever made, in fact the first fantasy alternative to Dungeons & Dragons™. For those who are not familiar, T&T is a classic fantasy RPG with a richly-detailed campaign setting that is equally suited for gritty and light-hearted roleplaying. The game was innovative for making solitaire play possible, for allowing PCs to be orcs, and for being purely optimized for roleplaying, rather than for miniatures play. It holds the record for being the oldest RPG in continuous production by its original publisher (Flying Buffalo, Inc.). This episode is a special treat for fans of the Tunnels & Trolls™ RPG, fantasy gamers, and old school gamers in general.

This interview was done over the phone, so some of the audio is not "radio perfect." Mr. St Andre's words, however, are very clear, every bit as clear as his modesty and his commitment to making the fun, satisfying, and unique RPG that Tunnels & Trolls has been for over 30 years.

In other news, we announce the re-emergence of Polymancer's web site,

DiceCast is available at the iTunes Music Store.