Roll For Initiative

Roll For Initiative

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The only & original podcast about 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

Episodes

Volume 6 Issue 182 – Sethotep  

This week RFI take a trip back to Ancient Egypt, as we review Egyptian themed adventure, Sethotep found in Imagine Magazine Issue 16. From an often overlooked UK gaming magazine, is this adventure and oasis of fun or was it overlooked for a reason? Listen to our review and find out. Also lurking in the corner of the Creature Feature trying to get us to do naughty things, straight from the Fiend Folio is The Eye of Fear and Flame. We also have listener voicemails and more in the weeks issue of Roll For Initiative. Thorkhammer G Series G4 - G9 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7usBVCO414UOHBtV3RDdDJaSVU/

Volume 6 Issue 181- Character Flaws  

This week RFI is back and cover character flaws and how to integrate them in your game, to add depth to your characters and tell memorable stories. From there we talk a quick dash over to the Creature Feature as we cover the Quickling. After that hopefully we'll be able to stop hitting ourselves as we cover the Mirror of Opposition in the Treasure Chest. We have all of that and more in this weeks issue of Roll For Initiative.

Volume 6 Issue 180 – North Texas RPG Con Special 2  

Vince and Erik continue the North Texas RPG Con special for RFI and speak with various guests at the con. Whom do they speak with? I guess you'll have to listen in to the show and find out! Just Kidding! We speak to the following people: Rich LeBlanc Zach Glazer Jeff Dee The Frugal GM Chris Mike and Liz from Save or Die Jim Wampler from Save or Die DM Glen from Thaco's Hammer Jennell Jaquays Pick up Mazes & Perils Deluxe for only $1 this weekend only! (http://www.rpgnow.com/product/181899/Mazes--Perils-Deluxe-Edition?hot60=0&src=slider_view) Please consider supporting our show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! http://patreon.com/wgp Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 6 Issue 179 – North Texas RPG Con Special 1  

Its Friday and the gaming begins, but first Erik Tenkar sit down and do a small intro podcast to set up the next few specials coming out. Listen in as Erik and I talk about a few games we played in along with a new product that Erik picked up! Pick up Mazes & Perils Deluxe for only $1 this weekend only! (http://www.rpgnow.com/product/181899/Mazes--Perils-Deluxe-Edition?hot60=0&src=slider_view) Please consider supporting our show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! http://patreon.com/wgp Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 6 Issue 178 – The Hero’s Journey  

In this very show, Vince and Nick are joined by DM Glen of Thaco's Hammer Podcast to chat about James Spahn's The Hero's Journey, a Pay What You Want RPG on RPGNOW. Check it out now and all the great products from James Spahn!     Links in today’s show: Thaco's Hammer AD&D 2e Podcast: http://thacoshammer.info Mark Hunt's Gang Busters: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/172443/GangBustersThe-Blue-Book-Detective-Agency-Beginner-Game James Spahn's The Hero's Journey RPG: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/177622/The-Heros-Journey-Fantasy-Roleplaying-Swords--Wizardry Hero's Journey Alt Cover: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6l8pLdUiDM/Vq0C6pAR6-I/AAAAAAAAdeU/Z4ivGhkpamM/w506-h786/COVER%2BMOCKUP.jpg DM Cojo's GoFund me: https://www.gofundme.com/237cgg98 DM Glen's Ol'Man Grognard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaKomTD8a-0 Please consider supporting our show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! http://patreon.com/wgp Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 6 Issue 177 – Fungal Forest  

RFI back once again and this time a fungus is among us, as we review the OSR compatible, Fungal Forest adventure setting. It's a massive network of caves, filled with goblins, pixies, dark fey, and off course lots and lots of fungus. So if you can't have enough mushrooms in your game or enjoy seeing your PC's imploded when inhaling mold spores, you chould check out the Fungal Forest and listen to this weeks issue of Roll For Initiative. Links in today’s show: Fungal Forest - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/178717/The-Fungus-Forest?term=fungus+forest Please consider supporting our show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 5 Issue 176 – BF1 Beast Folio Vol 1  

The RFI train of reviews is pulling into the station, with a review of an OSR original product that will help spark the creativity in your campaigns. This time we take a long hard look at the Broken Tower Games' BF1 Beast Folio Volume 1! This product has 4 monsters with complete write ups, including adventure seeds and how to use them in combat. These monsters are sure to bring some new excitement into your games! Links in today's show: Broken Tower Games - http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/9434/Broken-Tower-Games Beast Folio Vol 1 - http://www.rpgnow.com/product/170985/Beast-Folio-Volume-1?src=slider_view http://Patreon.com/WGP Please consider supporting our show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 5 Issue 175 – Things That should not be at the table!  

The RFI train keeps on going, burning up the tracks as they are here this week with a special guest, Jeff Saidek from Gorilla Games! In the meat of this show the guys talk about what should and should not be brought to the table each week. What would kill the mood and what you should do as the Dungeon Master when these things happen! Matt reaches into the treasure chest for an interesting item involving magical paints. Sal show his love for everything slimey and moldy in the Creature feature theater! We read your emails and listen to your voicemails in sage advice to end the show! Links in today's show: http://gorillagames.com/ http://www.tinyurl.com/heroicadventure http://Patreon.com/WGP Please consider supporting our show on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 5 Issue 174 – Round Table Talk – Community Hot Topics!  

Join Vince this week as he is joined by two special guests from the gaming community to chat about the various topics that are seen on Facebook and talked about in the gaming community. Special Guests: - Timothy Brannan, writer and blogger of the Otherside blog - Erik Tenkar, Blogger of Tenkar's Tavern. Topics: Dungeon Mastering? - Is charging for seats in a local game (none conventions) fair or just greedy? - charging to teach newbies how to play and be a DM? Patreon/Kickstarters? - playing a simple AD during a podcast is enough, but asking and throwing in plugs more then once is that over doing it? - Are Kickstarters hurting the hobby or helping? Buying Books? - Amazon vs Local Store Forums vs Social media platforms? - Which is more helpful vs less informative - Which encourages more interaction and thoughtful comments? Links on today's show: The Otherside Blog - http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/ Tenkar's Tavern - http://Tenkarstavern.com James Spahn's White Star - http://www.rpgnow.com/product/148169/White-Star-White-Box-Science-Fiction-Roleplaying-Swords--Wizardry?src=hottest&affiliate_id=1446 Tim's new book: Sisters of the Aquarian Order - Coming soon to RPGNOW.com Please consider support our show on http://Patreon.com/WGP for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!    

Volume 5 Issue 173 – Pelinore Campaign World  

The fab four bring you an interesting show about a campaign world that has been brought up, not once, not twice, but over a dozen times in forums and emails, Imagine Magazine's Campaign world of Pelinore! Imagine Magazine ran in the UK from the years '83 to '85 and it was an excellent magazine and was very much like Dragon Magazine here in the USA. During the run of the magazine, each of the issues had a little focus on this world of Pelinore they created and before you knew it, you had an entire world for you with many details! This world is so large it was very hard to narrow it down in the show so we gave you the high lights of what is awesome and what you can use to mine for your worlds. Thanks to Kellri from Dragonsfoot, he took all the material and made an awesome document called "The Collected Pelinore", it was an awesome project on his behalf and everyone should take a moment to thank him for it! Listen in as we cover Pelinore and read your emails! Links for this show: Imagine Magazine Wiki The Collected Pelinore by Dragonsfoot Forum Member, "Kellri" Please consider support our show on Patreon.com/WGP for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments! Send us a voicemail, 570-865-4210, where we now have Goblins standing by!

Volume 5 Issue 172 – The Satanic Panic Years  

Welcome to another brand new show from the Bad Boys of Dice, as they talk about the days of dark, the years when it was bad to play D&D out in the open, because you were labeled a "Satanist" or people thought you were dangerous, "The Satanic Panic Years". It was a time in the '80s when teens, who were very depressed and not mentally stable, either killed themselves or friends and their parents had nothing to blame... except for D&D! OMG! Listen in as the hosts talk about what happened, the results and also explain how they lived through it. Links on the show: Rpgresearch.com Patricia Pulling and her story Dallas Eggbert Please consider support our show on Patreon.com/WGP for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments!

Volume 5 Issue 171 – The City of Brass and Elemental Campaigns  

  Welcome in 2016 with a new show from the RFI Crew, as they sit down and go over adventures in the Elements and go over the city of brass as an example of how one is designed. For our DM Rules segment we go over the City of Brass and To the City of Brass (by Rob Kuntz) to start things off with Vince and Nick as Sal dives into elemental creatures. The show finally ends with the crew going over a magic item from the To the City of Brass adventure, the Ring of Elemental Form (Fire) and the amazing powers it holds. Links on the show: The City of Brass backstory - http://www.bartleby.com/16/701.html To the City of Brass Adventure - https://www.acaeum.com/library/citybrass.html HackMaster's City of Brass - http://www.amazon.com/Sir-Robilars-City-Brass-HackMaster/dp/1594590036/ref=pd_sim_sbs_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51B9G21BBRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR123%2C160_&refRID=1JCYRQEX9NQ8ZETH0SP3 Necromancer games City of Brass - http://www.amazon.com/Brass-Necromancer-Games-Christofferson-Greene/dp/1588467694 Please consider support our show on Patreon.com/WGP for as little as $1 a month! Email us at RFIStaff@gmail.com for questions or comments!        

Volume 5 Special Insert 11 – Star Wars Hol– Kidding..  

  Welcome to the final show of the year, the show a lot of people asked us to do, well we did it! Sit back and relax as Vince, Nick and Sal chat about the Star Wars West End Game D6 first edition RPG. We also go off on tangents about various Star Wars topics, so sit back, relax and enjoy this show before you go out and see the movie this week! Links on the Show: Mini-Six - http://www.antipaladingames.com/p/mini-six.html D6 Holocron - www.d6holocron.com Rancor Pit (Forums) -www.rancorpit.com Star Wars Fan site - www.theforce.net Star Wars Site - www.Starwars.com      

Volume 5 Issue 170 – Grimtooth’s Traps  

This week, the Roll For Initiative crew delves into the mind of the most devious trap maker of all time, Grimtooth, as we review Grimtooth's Traps. Goblin's make an appearance in the Creature Feature as we discuss how they could benefit from heading the advice of Grimtooth. And also, we also dip into the treasure chest and pull out a Magical Bag of Ferrets?!?!? All of this and David Bowe, the Goblin King, are on this week's episode of Roll For Initiative. MST3k Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k Grimtooth's Traps - http://www.rpgnow.com/product/94938/Grimtooths-Traps Magical Bag of Ferrets XP 500 Value 750 Gold pieces It appears as a small plain brown bag with a simple rope tie on it. Opening it, a character can pull out a trained ferret twice a day. The ferret can go retrieve things as best as it can and a character can look through the eyes of the ferret and hear as well, but if the ferret gets attacked while the character is looking, the character will take the damage and the link will be severed. If the ferret dies, you lose that ferret.

Volume 5 Issue 169 – Tucker’s Kobolds  

This week issue is inspired from a Roger Moore editorial from Dragon Magazine, entitled Tucker's Kobolds. Demons and Dragons held nothing on Tucker's Kobolds, and this week RFI delves into making lowly creatures fearsome and vicious to the point, your player's will be begging to fighting a horde of dragons. http://tuckerskobolds.com/ Crystal Mountains Blades Two short swords with +2 to hit and +2 to save vs cold while holding.Blades look to be of crystal, and handle is wrapped in black leather, and are almost unbreakable.-- 10% chance to break. If broken, they shatter instantly and the owner instantly feels sorrow and a void in his heart, a cold icy pain, lasts a week. Rare, said to be forged in the high mountains in the Greyhawk world, called Crystalmist Mountains. XP Value: 5000 Value: 10000 http://mavfire.deviantart.com http://mavfire.blogspot.com

Volume 5 Issue 168 – Mad Monks of Kwantoon  

Intro - 0:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org DM Vince's Blog http://www.theevilgm.com The Wild Games Productions Patreon - www.patreon.com/WGP Mad Monks of Kwantoon -http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/129506/Mad-Monks-of-Kwantoom [POWERPRESS]

Volume 5 Issue 167 – Vampire Hunter Adventures  

Intro - 0:00.000 Roll For Initiative Website www.rfipodcast.com Roll For Initiative Twitter www.twitter.com/rfipodcast Roll For Initiative Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RFIpodcast OSR Gaming Forums www.osrgaming.org DM Vince's Blog http://www.theevilgm.com The Wild Games Productions Patreon - www.patreon.com/WGP Sage Advice - 15:17.766 Seeking Sage Advice? Contact RFI via our call in line 570-865-4210 or Via E-mail RFIStaff@gmail.com DM Rules - Vampire Hunter Style Games - 34:53.127 "Good Evening: Are You Wild About Vampires?..." - Dragon Magazine 30 pg 7 "Hearts of Darkness" - Dragon Magazine 126 pg 16 "Varieties of Vampires" - Dragon Magazine 25 pg 42

Volume 4 Mini Issue 7 – Blurred Lines!  

This week Vince and Sal sit back and talk about Life and gaming, how things in game may not be the same as in out of gaming. Please be advised this show is PG13.

Volume 4 Mini Issue 6 – Artifact Destruction!  

Sit back and enjoy a mini issue where Vince and Sal talk about the topic of "Artifact Destruction!" Flip open your DMG to page 164/165 and take a look at the destruction rules, do you follow this?

Volume 4 Mini Issue 5 – 0 HP equals death?  

Sit back and enjoy a mini issue where Vince and Sal talk about the topic of "0hp = Death?"

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