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Episode Listings

Kult 1-10: Hammer & Spoon

Episode 10 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

88: Stockholm Kartell Interview

In episode 88, we interview Johan Nohr and Pelle Nilsson about their award winning metal fantasy game Mörk Borg, the next game on our docket. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How ...

Kult 1-9: Persephone

Episode 9 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

87: Living Worlds

In Episode 87, Liam and Matt follow on from our last episode about bringing environments to life with an episode about creating a living world. Here are our links: Fistful of ...

Kult 1-8: Mr. Burrows

Episode 8 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

86: Bringing the Environment to Life

In Episode 86, Matt interviews Liam about how to bring environments to life. Here are some notes: Urgency: Don’t give too much detail when the PCs are in a hurry Just Enough: ...

Kult 1-7: Inescapable Past

Episode 7 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

85: Black Void Review

We review Black Void, the esoteric, dark fantasy game by Christoffer Sevaldsen. In the coming days, Matt will also be flicking through the physical book in his accompanying visual review ...

Kult 1-6: Café Seance

Episode 6 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

84: Christoffer Sevaldsen Interview

In episode 84, we interview Chris Sevaldsen about his esoteric, dark fantasy game Black Void, the next game we will be reviewing. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to find Black ...

Kult 1-5: Lucid Dream

Episode 5 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

83: GM Toolbox – Chase Scenes

In Episode 83, we return to our GM Toolbox series with a look at chase scenes, something that is criminally under-represented in most RPGs. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Links WFRP 3e ...

Kult 1-4: Buddy & the Dudes

Episode 4 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music ...

82: WFRP 4e Revisited

In Episode 82, we revisit WFRP 4e, a game we reviewed over a year ago before playing it at any length. Now that we’ve had a full campaign under our ...

Kult 1-3: Reunions

Our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is back! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find character sheets at this link: mbcast.co/kult-sheets Music credits: Kveld by ...

81: Dissident Whispers – Artist Spotlight

In Episode 81, we continue our Artist Spotlight series as we are joined by 3 guests involved in the recent Dissident Whispers publication: E.K. Hill, Vi , and Johan Nohr. ...

WFRP 1-25: GM Interview

Following the completion of Carrion Company, we interview Shawn, the GM. Naturally there are massive spoilers for the campaign in here, so please only listen if you’ve completed the season. If ...

80: Best Left Buried Review

We review Best Left Buried, the fantasy horror game by Zachary Cox. In the next few days, Matt will also be flicking through the physical book in his accompanying visual ...

WFRP 1-24: Epilogue

This Epilogue episode puts an end to season 1 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play campaign. If you want more Carrion Company in the future, reach out on social media ...

79: Zach Cox Interview

In episode 79, we interview Zach Cox about his dark fantasy OSR game Best Left Buried, a game that both Liam & Matt are very excited about. Show music is Berserkir ...

WFRP 1-23: The Vulture

The day has come – the finale for our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! This isn’t quite the end, though – in 2 weeks will be an Epilogue episode. ...

78: Game Design 7 – Playtesting

In episode 78 we continue our Game Design series, this time to do a little playtesting! You can view our rough rules doc at mbcast.co/ldn-playtestdoc and our online character sheet ...

WFRP 1-22: Dark Omen

The next installment of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! As always, we’re going to keep the description brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, ...

77: GM Toolbox 1 – Progress Tracking

In this episode, we kick off a new series, the GM Toolbox, with a discussion on progress tracking. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Links! Blades in the Dark SRD – Progress Clocks: ...

WFRP 1-21: Fin’daraste

The next installment of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! As always, we’re going to keep the description brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, ...

76: Symbaroum Review

We review Symbaroum, the incredible dark fantasy setting from Free League Publishing. In the next few days, Matt will also be flicking through the physical book in his accompanying visual ...

WFRP 1-20: Forbidden Fruit

Session 20 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! As always, we’re going to keep the description brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc ...

75: Mattias Johnsson Haake Interview

In episode 75, we interview Mattias Johnsson Haake about the dark fantasy work of art Symbaroum, a game we’ve wanted to review since we started the podcast! Show music is Berserkir ...

WFRP 1-19: Moment of Doubt

We’re back with session 19 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play! As always, we’re going to keep the description brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, ...

74: Game Design 6 – Systems of Play

In episode 74 we continue our Game Design series, this time to talk about Systems of Play. You can view our OneNote notebook at mbcast.co/gamedesignworkbook Because of how long we’ve been ...

WFRP 1-18: The Marching Dead

We’re back with session 18 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play! As always, we’re going to keep the description brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, ...

73: West Marches

In this episode, we discuss West Marches, a style of sandbox play which is designed for a large group of players. It also ties in nicely with the new campaign ...

WFRP 1-17: Fog Rolling In

We’re back with session 17 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play! As always, we’re going to keep the description brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, ...

72: Mothership Review

In this episode, we review Mothership, the ENnie award-winning sci-fi horror RPG by Sean McCoy. In the next few days, Matt will also be flicking through the physical book in ...

Drakwald Nights – part 2

Here is the second (and final) part of our WFRP one-shot that community member Roders ran for Matt and fellow Kult player Harry last year. Roders won second prize in ...

71: Sean McCoy Interview

In episode 71, we interview Sean McCoy about his sci-fi horror masterpiece Mothership, a game we’ve been wanting to review for a very long time! Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How ...

Drakwald Nights – part 1

We regret to inform you all that we are taking a slightly longer break from Carrion Company. As a result, we are posting this WFRP one-shot that community member Roders ...

70: Hypertellurians Review

In this episode, we review Hypertellurians, the excellent “Sword and Planet” RPG by Frank Mottokrosh. Matt will also be flicking through the physical book in his accompanying visual review over ...

Kult 1-2: Mister Sandman

Session 2 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is finally here after a long break! After this episode, Kult will take a break until after our WFRP 4e Actual ...

69: Hypertellurians Christmas Special

This week, just in time for Christmas, here is a full one-shot actual play of Hypertellurians with 3 players: Matt, Liam, and Charlotte. Running the game is none other than ...

WFRP 1-16: Erzsebet

Session 16 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

68: Frank Reding interview

In episode 68, we interview Frank Reding about his hot new game Hypertellurians, another game we’ve been wanting to look at for a long time! Frank has kindly created a voucher ...

WFRP 1-15: Chicken Eating Man

CONTENT WARNING: EXTREME BODY HORROR – NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH! Session 15 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You ...

67: Ironsworn Review

In this episode, we review Ironsworn, the dark fantasy game of Iron Age heroes by Shawn Tomkin which is taking the roleplaying world by storm right now. Matt will also be ...

66: Ironsworn One-Shot Special

This week we continue to expand our One-Shot Actual Play portfolio. For your listening pleasure, here is a full one-shot actual play of Ironsworn in 3-player co-op mode, featuring creator ...

WFRP 1-14: Maneating Chicken

Session 14 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

65: Shawn Tomkin interview

In episode 65, we interview Shawn Tomkin about his award-winning game Ironsworn, a game we’ve been wanting to look at for a long time! Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. How to ...

64: Sci-Fi Horror

With the Mothership one-shot fresh in our minds, we talk about some tips to keep in mind when running sci-fi horror games. Mentioned in the show is the following essay, “The ...

WFRP 1-13: Campfire Tales

Session 13 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

63: Game Design 5 – Doom & Gloom

As we follow up our discussion about core mechanics in episode 59, we continue to narrow in on the mechanics for Long Dark Night. In this episode, we looks at ...

Kult 1-1: The Sanford Estate

Session 1 of our Kult: Divinity Lost Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find a map of the house, plus ...

62: Mothership Halloween Special

As a change from our usual routine, we’ve decided to do something special for Halloween, so here’s a full one-shot actual play of Mothership, with Liam GMing for Matt, Charlotte, ...

WFRP 1-12: Private Rooms

Session 12 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

61: Grimdark Player Tips

Unfortunately, our interview with Sean McCoy fell through, so to fill the gap we have done an episode about player tips for grimdark games instead, as this was a topic ...

Kult 1-0: Session Zero

The next Mud & Blood Actual Play series is here! This time it’s a campaign of the Swedish contemporary horror game Kult: Divinity Lost. GM Ed will be running a ...

WFRP 1-11: Heroes Can’t Swim

Session 11 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

60: Our History with the OSR

Ahead of our first reviews of OSR products and more OSR content starting next year, we thought it’d be good to give our history with the OSR to help put ...

59: Game Design 4 – Core Mechanics

Episode 59 is the fourth part of our Game Design series. We move on from the high level look at mechanics which we did in episode 46 to actually make ...

WFRP 1-10: Pig Iron (part 2)

Session 10 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

58: GUMSHOE Cthulhu Reviews

In Episode 58, we review not one, but two games! Trail of Cthulhu and Fall of Delta Green! These games both use the GUMSHOE system by Robin D. Laws and ...

57: Indie Cthulhu Roundup

In our penultimate Months of Madness episode, we take a look at a bunch of indie Cthulhu Mythos titles – essentially mini-reviews (though without ratings). Here are the games we ...

WFRP 1-9: Pig Iron (part 1)

Session 9 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

56: Scenario Lovecrafting

Our Months of Madness continues as we talk about how to craft a scenario of cosmic horror. Here are the steps we discuss: Themes & Threat The Hook Factions & NPCs Scenes & Clues Starting ...

WFRP 1-8: A Pint of Milk

Session 8 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

55: Lessons from Lovecraft

Our Months of Madness continues as we talk about how to bring the themes and tone of cosmic horror into games that aren’t designed to do it. Show music is Berserkir ...

54: Delta Green Review

In Episode 54, we review Delta Green – the roleplaying game of covert agents opposing the forces of darkness without glory. This follows our interview with Shane Ivey in episode ...

WFRP 1-7: Murder in the Dark

Session 7 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

53: Paul Baldowski Interview

Months of Madness continues with episode 53, where we interview Paul Baldowski about his award-winning game The Cthulhu Hack. In addition to The Cthulhu Hack, you might know Paul from ...

52: Kenneth Hite Interview #2

Months of Madness continues! In episode 52, Kenneth Hite is our guest for the second time, this time to talk to Liam about his work on Trail of Cthuhu and ...

WFRP 1-6: Pretty Little Doves

Session 6 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

51: Shane Ivey Interview

Months of Madness continues! In episode 51, we interview Shane Ivey, one of the authors of Delta Green, the game of covert agents opposing the forces of darkness without glory. Show ...

WFRP 1-5: Let Me In

Session 5 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

50: Call of Cthulhu 7e Review

In Episode 50, Liam and Matt review one of the latest edition of the most popular games on the market – Call of Cthulhu – to see if it lives ...

49: Graham Walmsley Interview

Months of Madness continues! In episode 49, we interview Graham Walmsley, writer of Play Unsafe, Stealing Cthulhu, and Cthulhu Dark, as well as two Trail of Cthulhu campaign books (The ...

WFRP 1-4: Little Pig, Little Pig

Session 4 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

48: Mike Mason Interview

Our Months of Madness continues! In Episode 48 Liam and Matt interview Mike Mason, Call of Cthulhu Line Editor for Chaosium, about this latest iteration of the classic horror roleplaying ...

47: Intro to Lovecraft

Our Months of Madness is finally here! Episode 47 kicks off this season focusing on cosmic horror and the Cthulhu Mythos as we look at the man who made it ...

WFRP 1-3: A Grain of Lies

Session 3 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

46: Game Design 3 – Mechanics First Look

Episode 46 is the third part of our Game Design series. We move on from the worldbuilding we did in episodes 34 & 37 to start looking at mechanics. Join ...

WFRP 1-2: Fools in the Rain

Session 2 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

45: Misspent Youth Review

In Episode 45, Liam and Matt review the most narrative game we’ve seen to date – Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl. This follows our interview with Rob from last week ...

44: Robert Bohl Interview

In Episode 44, Liam and Matt interview Robert Bohl about his near-future narrative RPG about youths rebelling against the Authority: Misspent Youth. Join us as we delve into this story ...

WFRP 1-1: A Night in the Rain

Session 1 of our WFRP 4e Actual Play is here! We’re going to keep the descriptions brief to avoid spoilers. Enjoy! You can find background notes, character sheets, etc at this ...

43: WFRP 4e Review

In Episode 43, Liam and Matt finally review the game that got this podcast started – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition (aka WFRP 4e) by Cubicle 7. Matt also flicks ...

WFRP 1-0: Session Zero

It’s here! The next Mud & Blood Actual Play series kicks off a campaign of the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP). GM Shawn will be running a sandbox ...

42: Scrap Princess – Artist Spotlight

In Episode 42, we continue our Artist Spotlight series as we are joined by OSR legend Scrap Princess. For those not in the OSR scene, Scrap is probably best known ...

41: Fria Ligan on Horror

Episode 41 is an interview with Tomas Härenstam from Fria Ligan / Free League about their 3 upcoming horror titles! Liam was ill this week, so join Matt as he ...

40: Dark Magic

Episode 40 is all about dark magic! Join us as we talk about how to do magic in a grim setting, world-building for a magic system in our own game, ...

39: Social Interactions

Episode 39 is all about social interactions. Join us as we talk about what makes a good social interaction, roleplay vs. rollplay, and which games do things differently. Show music is ...

38: Mood Crafting

Episode 38 is all about how to set the mood for your games. Join us as we talk about ambience, handouts, and making your characters and locations come alive. Show music ...

37: Game Design 2 – More Worldbuilding

Episode 37 is the second in our Game Design series here on Mud & Blood. We continue worldbuilding by building on the foundations we laid in episode 34. Join us ...

36: Alas for the Awful Sea Review

In Episode 36, Liam and Matt review the dark and dreary RPG Alas for the Awful Sea by Haley Gordon and Vee Hendro from Storybrewers. Matt also flicks through the ...

35: Storybrewers Interview

In Episode 35, Liam and Matt interview Haley Gordon and Vee Hendro about their dark and dreary RPG Alas for the Awful Sea. Join us as we delve into this ...

34: Game Design 1 – Worldbuilding

Due to popular demand, episode 34 marks the start of a new Game Design series here on Mud & Blood. Rather than produce a bunch of dry episodes about the ...

33: Into the Wilds

In Episode 33, we take a look at The Wilderness. Many fantasy settings describe the wilderness as a wild and dangerous place, lethal to the unwary and full of monsters. ...

32: Forbidden Lands Review

In Episode 32, we review the dark fantasy survival RPG Forbidden Lands (FBL) by the Swedish publisher Fria Ligan. Matt also flicks through all the Kickstarter goodies in his accompanying visual review ...

31: Graeme Davis – Artist Spotlight

In Episode 31, we are joined once again by roleplaying industry veteran Graeme Davis. This week’s episode marks the start of the Artist Spotlight show, wherein we get in the ...

30: The Games of 2018

In Episode 30, we take a look back at the dark & grim tabletop RPGs that were released or crowdfunded in 2018. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Mud & Blood Patreon If ...

29: WFRP 2E vs 4E with WebDM

In Episode 29, we are joined by Jim and Pruitt from WebDM, that YouTube & Twitch channel par excellence. Jim has run two recent WFRP campaigns for the EncounterRP channel in ...

Coriolis 1-10: Iconoclasm

In session 10 and final episode of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with ...

28: Kult: Divinity Lost Review

In Episode 28, we review the dark, contemporary horror RPG KULT: Divinity Lost (KDL) by the Swedish publisher Helmgast. Matt also flicks through the Core Rulebook in his accompanying visual review over ...

27: Helmgast Interview

In Episode 27, Liam and Matt interview Petter Nallo and Robin Liljenberg about their dark, contemporary horror RPG KULT: Divinity Lost (KDL). Join us as we dig deep into this new ...

Coriolis 1-9: Abra Cadaver-a

In session 9 and the penultimate episode of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, ...

26: Patrons, Ducks & Mutants; a Chat

In episode 26, Matt & Liam clear the agenda of deep topics, kick back, and have a good ole yarn about Patreon, roleplaying games and pretty much anything that pops into ...

Coriolis 1-8: Chai Hopes

In session 8 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs travelling ...

25: Warhammer Through the Ages

In Episode 25, Liam and Matt are joined by legendary RPG writer Graeme Davis and WFRP blogger Michał Górzański, talking about which periods of WFRP history (and alt-history!) could make for ...

Coriolis 1-7: Rendezvous with Jana

In session 7 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs trying ...

24: Gotta Have Faith

In Episode 24, Liam and Matt take a look at faith & belief, trying to go deeper than just pantheons and fanaticism. Comparison to real world religions kept to an ...

Coriolis 1-6: Janitorial Espionage

In session 6 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs trying ...

Coriolis 1-5: Angle of Death

In session 5 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs trying ...

23: Shadow of the Demon Lord Review

In Episode 23, we review Shadow of the Demon Lord, the horror fantasy game by Rob Schwalb. Matt also flicks through the Core Rulebook, The Companion, Godless & the GM Screen ...

Coriolis 1-4: Mopping Up

In session 4 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs on ...

22: Rob Schwalb Interview

In Episode 22, Liam and Matt interview Rob Schwalb about his magnum opus, the runaway success RPG Shadow of the Demon Lord (SOTDL). Rob has also worked full-time on both ...

Coriolis 1-3: Boarding Manoeuvres

In session 3 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs about ...

21: Inside Insanity

In Episode 21 and in time for Halloween, Liam and Matt discuss insanity, a common and key component of dark and grim RPGs. Join them as they do a deep ...

Coriolis 1-2: Refugees on Ice

In session 2 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, GM and M&B host Matt continues the new campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, with the PCs ...

20: Judge Dredd Interview with Russ Morrissey

In Episode 20, Liam and Matt are joined by Russ Morrissey, creator of EN World and the Whats Old Is New game system to discuss his latest Kickstarter – Judge ...

Coriolis 1-1: Out of Stasis

In session 1 of our Mud & Blood Plays Coriolis series, host Matt introduces the players to the new campaign, “Fear and Loathing in the Third Horizon”, as they wake ...

19: Kenneth Hite’s Horrific Interview

In Episode 19 and in plenty of time for Halloween, Liam and Matt are joined by Kenneth Hite, arguably the king of RPG horror, to discuss all things horror. Kenneth ...

Coriolis 1-0: Session Zero

In this new chapter of Mud & Blood history, we begin our first Actual Play series. Host Matt will be running a sandbox(ish) game of Coriolis for your auditory pleasure. ...

18: Coriolis Review

In Episode 18, we review Coriolis by Fria Ligan, a sci-fi game billed as “Arabian Nights in Space”. Matt also flicks through the Core Rulebook & Atlas Compendium in his accompanying ...

17: Coriolis Interview with Fria Ligan

In Episode 17, Liam and Matt are joined by Nils Karlén & Kosta Kostulas from Fria Ligan to discuss their sci-fi masterpiece, Coriolis. This game shakes up the sci-fi norm ...

16: All Things Villainous

In Episode 16, Liam is joined once again by guest host Shawn to discuss villains. Themes include examining what makes a villain, the point of having a villain in your ...

15: Seeds of Adventure

In Episode 15, Liam and Matt are joined by Alex Petrovic from True Mask Games to discuss plot seeds / hooks – where to find them, why you should be ...

14: Grim Gaming in our Own World

In Episode 14, Liam and Matt discuss using the real world in your games.  Whether you’re running a game set in our world, or you want to inject some realism ...

13: Degenesis Rebirth Review

In Episode 13, we review the criminally under-played Degenesis Rebirth by SixMoreVodka, without a doubt the best looking tabletop roleplaying game in existence. Matt also flicks through both volumes of the ...

Mud & Blood: SixMoreVodka Studio Visit

In July, I visited the Berlin studio of SixMoreVodka (SMV). I had been invited there to collect some review copies of their beautiful Tabletop RPG – Degenesis Rebirth (shortened to ...

12: Degenesis Rebirth Interview

In Episode 12, we have the pleasure of interviewing Erwan Roudaut, the knowledgeable Community Manager of Degenesis Rebirth by SixMoreVodka. We’ve also posted a companion blogpost to this week’s episode ...

11: Thinking Inside the Sandbox

In Episode 11, Liam and Matt are joined by Liam’s GM Shawn, a seasoned Gamemaster who ran a WFRP sandbox game over 3 years of real time. We discuss his ...

10: WFRP 4E for Dummies

In Episode 10, Matt and Liam return to the 4th edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP 4E). As there are many new people discovering WFRP with this latest release, we ...

9: WFRP 4E First Look

In Episode 9, Liam is joined by WebDM’s own Jim Davis for a first look at the new Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) edition published by Cubicle 7. As this game ...

8: Conan 2d20 Review

In Episode 8, we review Conan 2d20 by Modiphius. After listening, please head over to our YouTube channel, where you can find a companion visual review, in which Matt shows ...

7: Conan 2d20 Interview

In Episode 7, we interview Jason Durall, the line developer of Conan 2d20 by Modiphius. Liam dials into Jason’s living room, where Matt has had the pleasure of meeting and ...

6: Sandbox Campaign Prep

In Episode 6, Liam and Matt look at sandbox campaigns – specifically what they are, why you should care, and how to go about preparing one. Show music is Berserkir by ...

5: What Makes a Dark & Grim Game?

In Episode 5, Liam and Matt look at what it is that makes some tabletop RPGs “dark”, “grim” and “gritty”, why you should care and how you can start to ...

4: Forbidden Lands Preview

In Episode 4, Liam and Matt take a closer look at Fria Ligan’s new dark fantasy survival game “Forbidden Lands”. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Mud & Blood Patreon If you like ...

3: Fria Ligan Interview

In Episode 3, Liam and Matt interview Tomas Härenstam from Fria Ligan about their brilliant new dark fantasy survival game “Forbidden Lands”. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Mud & Blood Patreon If you ...

2: WFRP Careers

Episode 2 continues looking at Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP). Join Liam and Matt as they do a deeper dive into WFRP’s iconic career system. Show music is Berserkir by Danheim. Mud & ...

1: WFRP Recap

In preparation for the imminent release of WFRP 4th edition, Liam and Matt take a look at the first 3 editions of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP). Music used with permission by ...