Idle Red Hands
By Idle Red Hands
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A podcast from Japan about games and gamers.
||CleanEpisode 190: Festivals||“Memento mori.” (Remember you will die.) -the famous phrase whispered in the ear of a victorious general during a triumph “Shut the f**k up.” -the less famous response With hanami (cherry blossom viewing) still fresh in their[...]||4 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 189: Five Games, One Shelf||In this episode, we pick the five RPGs every role player should have on his or her shelf, including which edition to have. These aren’t our five favourite games or the five most popular games of all time. Nope. These are five games whose mere [...]||14 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 188: Creature Feature: Goblins||“I’m just a simple goblin. Do you know we don’t have a word for ‘family’ or ‘love’? Suffice to say, I don’t really understand your attachment to the small humans. I have noticed, however, that most of [...]||23 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 187: Generalist vs. Specialist Players||The specialist: “How would you make a Jedi in D&D?” The generalist: “I wouldn’t.” In this episode, we compare focusing on just one game system (specializing) with playing a wide variety of games (generalizing) to se[...]||15 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 186: Warriors: Maori||“Our people once were warriors. But unlike you, Jake, they were people with mana, pride; people with spirit.” – Once Were Warriors Kia ora, mates. This installment of Warriors is about the original Kiwis: the Maori. You won’t[...]||1 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 185: Literature Lessons: Robert E. Howard||The Red Hands of Idle The two men met to cast. One spoke with the dangerous ease of a panther, too fiercely supple to be a product of civilization. Nor was his face that of a civilized man: it was as untamed as the primordial ghetto which formed its[...]||9 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 184: Creature Feature: Deities||“There can be only one!” -Connor MacLeod, Highlander Which is probably why we cut our references to Highlander: no one likes solo adventures. What we didn’t cut were Wayne’s frequent references to Dungeons & Dragons, odd [...]||27 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 183: Magic and Realism||In a world with jumbo shrimp, deafening silences, and open secrets, we get that some people want realistic magic. In this episode, we discuss magic and realism. While we can’t say that you’ll be able to make the magic in your game realis[...]||18 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 182: 2014 Wrap Up||In our last (first?) episode of the year, we discuss some of the big stories in the geek and gaming world from 2014. While they may not be the same stories everyone else is talking about, they’re the ones that had the most impact in our little[...]||6 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 181: Rogues: Burglary||“We all have a little burglar inside us.” – Chris In this installment of Rogues, we discuss burglary: how to do it and how to stop it. While we may make it sound easy, it’s best to leave actual burglary to the professionals.||21 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|