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Episode Listings

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 ...