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ICRPG and Dungeon Diviners cards, it's like peanut butter and chocolate! 
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Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day, Delve No.9: A ward locked portal, a brain in a jar, and a throne of power... GO!
Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day, Delve No.9!
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Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day! DelveNo.8 #hexomorfo #HEXTerrainTiles

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It's clobberin' time! I know it's been said that Cypher is great for Supers, but playing is believing. I had a great time playing King Brick in a Cypher supers game at CritHitCon. 
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7/16/17
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Delve of the Day!

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Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day!
Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day. Featuring Cave HEXTerrainTiles
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The GROGNARD files has been one of my favorites since episode 1. +Moe Tousignant does a great job breaking it down in this review and I highly recommend it no matter which side of the 80's you were born on. 
Podcast Review - The GROGNARD Files - Ep 11 Top Secret

The way my podcatcher works is that when I subscribe to a new show that show goes into the ether. It shows up on the mast list of podcasts but doesn't actually get added to any of my playlists. That I have to do manually. When adding Venture Maidens earlier I noticed that I had The GROGNARD Files in my podcasts but not on any playlist. So I fixed that. What this means is that I've got about four episodes in a row to catch up on. Seems I added this show in March.

The show started off with just a single host which scared me. I seriously belive that a succesfull podcast requires at least two hosts. There has to be some banter to make it interesting. Thankfully it was just the intro that was a single host.

This intro is worth noting as I think it's something that more podcasts should do. The single host gave me a breakdown of everything I can expect in the coming show. What the show is about. What segments there would be and what the content of those segments are. They noted changes from the format of the last episode. I found this very welcoming. The one thing that would improve it would be for them to have noted the time stamps for where each segment started.

This is an old school RPG podcast recorded in Berkly UK. So you can expect accents and dry humour.

As noted above the show is broken down into segments. The first of whichwas Open Box here the hosts talked about their history with the game. What was awesome to hear is that it's not just a big nostalgia fest like many Old School/OSR podcasts. The hosts were reminiscing but they also broke the game out and played the game. They also did an unboxing which seems odd for an audit podcast.

Next up was Potted History where they went into detail about the history of the game. I found this particularly facinating. I had no idea Top Secret started as a two player game played in a colledge dorm and was what got Merle his writing job with TSR.

This is followed by Judge Blythe Rules where the host sat down with the Judge and discussed the rules. This even went so far as having the Judge roll up a character. A quick note: Blythe did not enjoy the rules. Which is a good sign for me on an old school 'cast. It's not all red tinted reminicence.

The next section would be The White Dwarf as I guess most of their shows are based on old Games Workhop Games? That was redacted this episode and replaced with The Dragon. I don't think I've ever heard/seen a classic RPG review that went into so much depth. They actually dig into old Dragon articles and what they added to the game (the answer was far too many new rules). Specific articles and issue numbers are mentioned. The host also takes a look at modules released for the game. Overall it seems like a ton of research was done in order to look at the game in full detail. I'm impressed.

The final section is Starburst Memories - I guess this is based on the UK equivalent of magazines like Starlog. I can't really tell you what was going on here. They were doing some rolls on tables and using that to generate discussion of scenes from various media sources. Then talking about putting those scenes into RPGs.

The show ends with a quick outro. With the usual stuff. Where to find them online and the growingly ubequitous Patreon support request.

Overall I was pretty happy with this show. At this point I've very happy to have it in my feed. 

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Dungeon Diviners* delve of the Day!



*+Pure Mongrel Thank you for the name.

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Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day!
Today's Dungeon Diviners Delve of the Day.
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