Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bourbon & Barbarians: Episode 3 - Into The Wild



Hile brave adventurers! Here we return with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast getting into some old-school D&D! In this episode: one of the players has a little too much bourbon, and danger surrounds the efforts to build a campfire...




We'll see you soon with another exciting episode of The Cromcast!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Season 4, Episode 12: Join us in "The Temple of Abomination"!



Greetings Cromrades! Today we join Cormac mac Art and his buddy Wulfhere as they inch their way through the Temple of Abomination. It's a creepy tale with religious overtones as only Robert E. Howard himself could write it!
 

Show Notes
Time points:
New business and mailbag time: 1-7:00
One Things: 8:30
Story Discussion: 17:00
Further reading:
Price, Robert M. “Christ and Conan: Howard’s View of Christianity.” Cromlech 1 (Spring 1985): 14-23. 
Pan's Death and the Birth of Theology: http://taylormarshall.com/2014/09/death-of-pan-death-of-christ.html
One Things!
Jon: The Greates Movies You'll Never See by Simon Braund
Luke: Season two of Better Call Saul 
Josh: The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales by Justin Everett and Jeff Shanks
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When next we meet!
Dust off your dime store copy of H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines" as we head to Africa with Allen Quartermain! Then, we will be checking out the film adaptation of Haggard's "She"! Good times all around!
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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Closing theme: "Look out There's a Monster Coming" by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bourbon & Barbarians: Episode 2: In which our Heroes Journey North of the Keep


Hile brave adventurers! Here we return with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast getting into some old-school D&D! Make sure to check out the details in the post related to the first episode!


We'll see you soon with another exciting episode of The Cromcast! In the mean-time, watch your back as you travel over the these barren hills.... You might run into a dread long-necked weasel-cat!


Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Season 4, Episode 11: Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of

Welcome back, Cromrades! On the show this week we have Jeffrey Shanks and Jason Durall, two Hyborian Age scribes who are part of a large collaborative effort to bring forth the definitive Conan RPG experience, Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
Thank you to everyone who sent in questions for us to ask! We tried to get to as many of them as possible! Big thanks to Jared Cvetas, Eddie Coulter, and John dAuteuil for sending in questions for Jeffrey and Jason! 

Check out the Kickstarter for this project if you haven't already! 
And here is a link to the free Quick Start rules. Let us know what you think!

Next time: We journey to the Temple of Abomination with Cormac and Wulfhere!
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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Closing theme: "Dungeon Master" performed by Visigoth from the 2015 album "The Revenant King."
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bourbon & Barbarians: Episode 1


Hile brave adventurers! What are you doing here in the Borderlands of the North? Thirsting for challenges and glory, eh? Well rest assured, you are not alone... Many brave souls fare to the Castellan's Keep, and further, searching for the mythic Caves of Chaos!


We here at The Cromcast have kicked up a laid-back RPG campaign. We're using the B/X Dungeons and Dragons rules system, with a few minor additions. Details are as follows:
  • Characters begin at 3rd level, then choose / roll for a class specialty as provided in the OSR 'zine published by the Dyson's Dodecahedron.
  • Any ‘skill checks’ are attribute-based, and rely upon rolling some number of d6s against the attribute in question... Rolling under the attribute = success!
    • 2d6 – easy task to accomplish!
    • 3d6 – some difficulty
    • 4d6 – very difficult 
    • 5d6 / 6d6 – nigh impossible
  • We’re using a redundancy rule for spell memorization… Basically if you memorize the same spell twice-over for the day, you ‘get’ that spell three times (e.g., if you memorize magic missile twice in the morning, then you can fire it off three times that day)
  • Special fighting actions (e.g., called shot, off-hand weapons) will be at a -4 to hit. Further, natural 20’s on a ‘to hit’ role results in maximum damage.

And that's it! Otherwise, we're jumping into the classic module, B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. Hope you enjoy these occasional episodes. If this doesn't happen to be your bag, just sit tight... We'll be back soon with another exciting episode of The Cromcast!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Season 4, Episode 10: Tigers of the Sea

"Tigers of the sea! Men with the hearts of wolves and thews of fire and steel! Feeders of ravens whose only joy lies in slaying and dying! Giants to whom the death-song of the sword is sweeter than the love-song of a girl!"


The Many Editions of Tigers of the Sea
Hail, Cromrades! It is your loyal Podcast carls, back in the recording steading again and returning to our roots with a Robert E. Howard story on this week's episode: "Tigers of the Sea"! This was unpublished in Howard's lifetime, but was later finished by Richard Tierney and released by Donald Grant Publications in 1973. This story features Gaelic pirate Cormac Mac Art and his exploits with his Danish viking companion Wulfhere, who are charged with the rescue of a Briton princess from... well, someone! 
One Things:
Jon: The Billy Gibbons and the BFG's record "Perfectamundo."
Josh: The power metal band Gloryhammer's second album "Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards."
Luke: Joe Abercrombie's novel "Half a King"
The next stop on the Lost Road is another adventure on the choppy northern seas with Cormac and Wulfhere, but this Tuesday (4/5/16) we are joining Jeffrey Shanks and Jason Durall to discuss the upcoming Conan RPG from Modiphius Entertainment: "Adventures in An Age Undreamed Of." If you have questions for the Hyborean Age scribes, please email them our way before Tuesday at 7PM Eastern Standard Time! 
Questions? Comments? Curses? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)
You know you want to follow us on Twitter!
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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Closing theme: "Baby Please Don't Go" performed by Billy Gibbons and the BFG's from the 2015 album "Perfectamundo."
All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!