Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG.

We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing!

In this, our second session but first adventure, join the party as they defeat any number of enemies and are in turn defeated by a stupid river and an inept assassin (played by yours truly).  Two hours and twenty four minutes of actual play goodness.  If the 80’s music bothers you, it get’s turned down within this episode.

In this episode:

Scott – GM, nominally in charge.

Jenn – Echo, a 1st level Human Warlock.

Dan – Mukklukk, a 1st level Kobold Mind Mage.

Ben – Hamash Snozzle, a 1st level Elvish Wizard & Heretofor Unknamed, a 1st level Elvish Assassin.

This episode has been rated Not Safe For Work due to adult language, and in general acting a bit like 15 year old dinks.

Grab the podcast feed right here if you want to subscribe.

[tags]rpg, actual play, old school, role playing games, palladium, stupid river[/tags]

7 thoughts on “Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast

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  1. Guys, I really wanted to like this. I’m struggling through it right now. The big problem is there is way too much background noise and it’s hard to focus on what’s going on. The music is distracting, and the hum in the background is bad. I listen to the Critical Hits podcast religiously, and the one thing they definitely do right is have everyone with their own headset and eliminate the background noise. I intend to listen some more, but it would improve the quality a lot if I could focus on what’s being said.

    I think this can be great.


  2. Hey Abe,

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, the holidays swallowed up all of my time.

    I very much appreciate the feedback. We’re so new at this that it’s a crime. Add to that the fact that I’m in charge of editing, and I haven’t edited anything since the days of mixed tapes – well, you see what we’ve ended up with. 🙂

    The music issue will be addressed in future episodes. We added it as a touch of the 80’s but it seems that it’s more distracting than anything.

    As for the Critical Hits podcast, agreed that they are awesome! The chances of us getting our own headsets are close to nil though. My budget for this is really nothing, and we’re doing it more for fun than any other reason.

    Having said that, we will get better as we do this more often and I catch up on 20 years of audio editing software.



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