Tales of Mythic Adventure
By Tales of Mythic Adventure
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Join Jeff Richard, Michael "MOB" O'Brien, and special guests as they talk about roleplaying games, history, mythology, and, of course, the fantasy setting of Glorantha.
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 26 – Dustin Wright||MOB’s guest in the final ToMA episode for 2016 is Dustin Wright, “Chaosium dude since 1996“. When you order something from Chaosium.com, need something sorted out, or want support for your convention, it’s Dustin who’s there to help,||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 25 – Jeff Richard||In this episode of ToMA, MOB and Jeff go through what you can expect to find in each of the core books in the forthcoming RuneQuest!||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 24 – Ian Cooper and The Coming Storm||MOB’s guest Ian Cooper talks about his new HeroQuest Glorantha supplement The Coming Storm – currently available as a prerelease PDF, hardcover version coming soon!||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 23 – Rick Meints, what’s up at Chaosium?||With 18 months or so under his belt since coming on board at Chaosium, President Rick Meints sits down with MOB to discuss all the cool stuff currently underway…||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 22 – Mike Mason||MOB talks Call of Cthulhu with Mike Mason, Chaosium’s line editor for what GeekandSundry.com describes as “unequivocally the greatest role-playing game ever written”||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 21 – Jeff Richard and what’s up with the new RQ||MOB chats with Jeff about current developments in the new edition of RuneQuest!||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 20 – Steven Santiago||MOB talks with illustrator Steve Santiago, creator of the extraordinarily striking cover image for the Chaosium anthology Cassilda’s Song. A life long fan of horror, science fiction and fantasy, Steve uses mixed media and photo manipulation in his||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 18 – Joe Pulver||MOB talks to Joe Pulver, editor of the Chaosium anthology Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos, in contention for two World Fantasy Awards later this month (“Best Anthology” and “Best Short Story” for ‘||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 19 – Selena Chambers||MOB chats with Selena Chambers, author of the 2016 World Fantasy Award nominated short story ‘The Neurastheniac’, found in the Chaosium anthology Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos,||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTales of Mythic Adventure Episode 17 – “A Foundational Document for RPGs”||Kickstarter Countdown 0:00 – 3:35 With four days to go on with the RuneQuest Classic Kickstarter, Jeff reckons this episode is as timely and punchy as a recent episode of “South Park”. In this up-to-the-minute torn-from-the-headlines podcast the G||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Wonderful series for gamers of all levels of Gloranthan knowledge
I’m new to Glorantha. I knew about Runequest during the 80s (Avalon Hill period), and was a devotee of Chaosium’s other games (Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer), but my peer gaming group was primarily focused on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st edition), with occasional forays into Traveller (“You haven’t lived until you’ve died… during character creation!”) and other TSR game lines popular at the time (Star Frontiers, Gangbusters, Boothill, et. al.) and Call of Cthulhu. Therefore, my only exposure to Runequest, and Glorantha, was via occasional reviews of the products in gaming magazines such as Dragon, and looking that the products on shelves in my friendly local game store(s). Unfortunately, the price for AH Runequest products was not agreeable with my teenaged budget, so I wasn’t able to truly experience the glory of Glorantha during that time. Now that I’m older, I’m able to invest in products such as the substantial Guide to Glorantha, and the revised and updated King of Sartar. So it’s with welcome pleasure that I can listen to this podcast to fill in the immense gaps in my Gloranthan knowledge. The hosts are friendly and welcoming to gamers of all backgrounds and knowledge whether olde school Runequest grognards or recent converts such as myself with exposure to narrative RPGs such as Heroquest. Hosts Jeff and MOB have interviewed Gloranthan luminaries and present interesting perspectives on the history of this rich setting throughout it’s publication history along with new resources such as the King of Dragon Pass tablet game, and the online comic series Prince of Sartar. On a few occasions, their conversation gets deep into Gloranthan mythology and cultures and I’m a bit lost, but they do a good job of trying to explain the details so that one can get a general understanding of what they’re discussing. An example is when they talked about tribal areas around Dragon Pass and reference previously published materials and what occurred during specific Gloranthan calendar dates. Overall, this is a totally rad podcast for gamers, whether you have a passing interest in Glorantha via the Heroquest Glorantha rulebook, or are a seasoned veteran who started your Gloranthan journey playing the classic fantasy boardgames White Bear & Red Moon.