The GROGNARD Files
By Dirk the Dice
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The GROGNARD RPG files is a podcast that looks at RPGs from 'back in the day'. Each episode concentrates on the original rules of a featured game, our experiences of playing the game, PLUS excellent contributions from @dailydwarf selecting highlights from the halcyon days of White Dwarf magazine.
||CleanEpisode 24 (Part 2) WARHAMMER Fantasy Role Play (with Graeme Davis)||Download Episode INTRO: We’ve had another iTunes review (we’d love…||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 (Part 1) WARHAMMER Fantasy Role Play (with Graeme Davis)||Download Episode INTRO: The GROGNARD files is dedicated to Greg…||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 – Dungeons & Dragons, Storm King’s Thunder||Download Episode Intro: It has been a summer of love for…||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 (Part 2) RuneQuest RolePlaying in Glorantha (with Michael O’Brien aka MOB)||Download Episode INTRO: I’ve got one of those blowers with…||6 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 (Part 1) RuneQuest RPG Renaissance (with Michael O’Brien aka MOB)||Download Episode INTRO: Three years of GROGPODing and Forty Years…||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 – Night’s Black Agents RPG (with Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan)||Download Episode INTRO (00:00) The GROGNARD files finally sells out…||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 (Part 2) Golden Heroes RPG (with Simon Burley)||Download Episode INTRO We’ve had a great, positive response…||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 (Part 1) Golden Heroes RPG (with Simon Burley)||Download Episode INTRO: This is a game that embodies the…||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 – Paranoia RPG (with Paul Baldowski)||Download Episode INTRO: Thanks to a Poll of Patreons, we…||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 (Part 2) Judge Dredd RPG (with Marc Gascoigne)||Download Episode INTRO A new review on iTunes WHITE DWARF…||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 (Part 1) Judge Dredd RPG (with Marc Gascoigne)||Download Episode INTRO: Warning, there’s an unnecessary David Bowie impression…||16 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – Review of 2017 in RPGs||Download Episode Intro: For this GROGPOD, we take a break…||16 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 (Part 2) More Call of Cthulhu (with Mike Mason)||Download Episode INTRO: A dedication to Carl T. Ford, the…||22 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 (Part 1) More Call of Cthulhu (with Mike Mason)||Download Episode INTRO 00.00.16 We are returning to one of…||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – James Bond 007 RPG||Download Episode INTRO This time we are looking at James…||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 (Part 2) RPG Fanzines (with Ian Marsh)||Download Episode INTRO: News about a new PBM ‘zine that…||19 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 (Part 1) RPG Fanzines (with Ian Marsh)||Download Episode INTRO Welcome to the world of fanzines. OPEN…||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes (with Jon Hancock)||Download Episode INTRO 00:05 By a strange quirk of fate,…||16 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 (Part 2) Games Workshop & Citadel (with Tim Olsen)||Download Episode INTRO – We’re still taken aback at the…||16 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 (Part 1) Games Workshop & Citadel (with Tim Olsen)||Download Episode INTRO (15 secs) This is an unusual episode…||18 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – Top Secret RPG||Download Episode For your eyes only. Don’t accept this Podcast…||17 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 (Part 2) More RuneQuest RPG (with Rick Meints)||Download Episode INTRO Blimey Charlie! This is the twentieth podcast!…||14 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 (Part 1)More RuneQuest RPG (with Rick Meints)||Download Episode INTRO We’re back for more podcasts in 2017!…||17 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 (Part 2) Imagine Magazine (Paul Cockburn) and RPG Review 2016||Download Episode RSS Feed INTRO Special thanks to Paul Cockburn…||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 (Part 1) Imagine Magazine (Paul Cockburn)||Download Episode RSS Feed 0 INTRO We have been hard…||18 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 The Traveller Adventure||Download Episode RSS Feed Wednesdays 21:00 – 23:00 Fortnightly, between…||12 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 (Part 2) Tunnels and Trolls RPG||Download Episode RSS Feed We return to ‘blast…||15 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 (Part 1) Tunnels and Trolls RPG||Download Episode RSS Feed Yes, it’s time for Solos and ……||14 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 (Part 4) AD&D RPG UnEarthed Arcana||Download Episode RSS Feed This episode includes…||15 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 (Part 3) AD&D RPG Monster Manual||Download Episode RSS Feed The saga continues … Intro: 0:18…||18 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 (Part 2) AD&D RPG The Player’s Handbook||Download Episode RSS Feed So, after we’ve covered the Dungeon…||17 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 (Part 1) AD&D RPG Dungeon Master’s Guide||Download Episode RSS Feed Roll up! Roll up! Finally,…||18 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 (Part 2) Stormbringer RPG Micro-Grog Pod||Download Episode RSS Feed INTRODUCTION This is the supplement to…||17 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 (Part 1) Stormbringer RPG||“I think of myself as a bad writer with…||21 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – RPG Games Cons Dragonmeet||Download Episode RSS Feed In a break with the…||15 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 (Part 2) Traveller RPG Micro-Grog Pod||Download Episode RSS Feed In this episode, we return to…||18 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 (Part 1) Traveller RPG||Download Episode RSS Feed Introduction – The origin…||18 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 (Part 2) Call of Cthulhu RPG Micro-Grog Pod||This is a supplement to the Second Episode of The…||23 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 (Part 1) Call of Cthulhu RPG||Download Episode 2 RSS Feed Introduction – The origin of the…||26 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 (Part 2) Runequest RPG Micro-Grog Pod||This is a supplement to the First Episode of The…||8 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 (Part 1) Runequest RPG||Download Episode 1 Download Episode 1 RSS Feed It’s…||7 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Back in the Day
If you played RPG in the early 80s, particularly in Britain, this will provide you with wonderful, often moving, memories of back in the day.
Even if you didn't it will provide you with a brilliant insight into the games of that era.
Really great podcast for tabletop gamers
I'm no grognard but I do love this podcast. Dirk's narrative style is engaging and amusing; he and the other contributors clearly demonstrate an deep knowledge and deeper love for their subject. I've never played Runequest but, after listening to their first episode, I really want to. If you like tabletop RPGs of any flavour, check this out, I think you'll love it.
A rich trip down Memory Lane, to Gringle's Pawn Shop
A fine reminiscence on the joys of first discovering RuneQuest 2, back in the 1980's, drawn into a modern context with an appreciation of the developments of 21st century RPGs.
The style tends towards monologue, which in a podcast of this length some might find a teensy bit wearing, but Dirk's Boltonian tones and gentle (and clean) humour made the whole affair quite soothing for me personally.
The podcast shows a clear and deep understanding of RQII and a critical appreciation of the game, and is at its best during the light hearted dialogue with Dirk's Rules Lawyer gaming friend - more please!