Episodes
We return to one of our favourite settings to create characters in the world of Eddy Webb’s Pugmire You may recall that we played this game back in season three with our Edmonton crew but even today I still find people who have never heard of this wild game about dog people going on adventures. Today I get to introduce the world of Pugmire to Kieran Bennet, from For Crits & Giggles, and our very own Jo Drummond and they get to introduce to their very Good Dogs! Keep up to date...
Published 06/25/21
Justin connects with Erwan Roudaout, junior producer at Six More Vodka and one of the makers behind Degenesis: Rebirth to talk about the history of Degenesis and changes they’ve made to their business model to ensure a long and lasting future for the series. Degenesis has an almost mythic reputation among those who play it. It’s art is beautiful, it’s presentation is stunning, and it’s world fully engrossing. So how accessible is it to new players? Is now a good time to jump into the...
Published 06/11/21
Justin connects with Mitch Wallace, co-founder of Penny for a Tale and one of the team leads behind Necrobiotic, which is currently in it’s final week on Kickstarter. Necrobiotic is a macabre dystopian setting where the dead outnumber the living and in order to farm enough food to survive society turns to their corpses, reanimates them as automaton constructs, and sends them out to work. Necrobiotic is also a tabletop RPG that chooses to use a deck of cards to generate characters and...
Published 06/02/21
We complete our Session Zero journey into the world of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium and get to know the three agents of House Iosys. Special thanks to Modiphius for sending us a copy of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium. You can find more information at Modiphius.com or on their DriveThruRPG listing. And also check out all the wonderful offerings at CGMagonline.com to learn all the latest in gaming and entertainment, CGM has been kind enough to host our podcast on their website...
Published 05/28/21
Our next Session Zero takes us across the Known Universe to seek out a home among the countless worlds of the Imperium so that we may create a noble house worthy of claiming the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. Yup, we’re examining Modiphius’ Dune: Adventures in the Imperium! Next week we’ll be back for Part Two of our Dune Session Zero where Brendan, Sean, and Justin will finally create their characters in Dune: Adventures in the Imperium. The sleeper will awaken! Special...
Published 05/21/21
Justin reconnects with Matthew Orr from Wet Ink Games as well as his business partner, and brother-in-law, Brandon Aten to learn more about Never Going Home, the amazing year they’ve had since GenCon2019, and the release of their new Campaign Dossiers. For everything Never Going Home and other games by Wet Ink Games visit wetinkgames.com You can also find their entire collection by visiting DriveThruRPG at: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9148/Wet-Ink-Games Or at Indie Press...
Published 05/14/21
Justin connects with Mattias Lilja, co-creator and writer with Symbaroum to discuss bringing their award winning setting to 5e. New Rules, Same World Free League Games has just launched Symbaroum for 5e on kickstarter and have set to translate their work of the dark forest into the more familiar mainstream ruleset. In our discussion we talk about Mattias’ history with playing Dungeons & Dragons to forming a publishing company to make games of his own. We later go over the...
Published 05/05/21
There’s wolves in them there woods but it’s those very same woods you have to get through to reach the next town over if you want to try their new brew, but you better pay off your chicken race debts before you leave! Under Hill By Water, by Josh McCrowell, is a game all about playing halflings in a small village who just want to live their lives in quiet and peace. Well… not too much quiet. They’re peaceful but that doesn’t mean they’re boring. In our second episode we help Lana pay off...
Published 04/30/21
For our first actual play adventure in over a year we've settled on playing a game that's all about having no adventures, thank you very much. Under Hill By Water, by Josh McCrowell, is a game all about playing halflings in a small village who just want to live their lives in quiet and peace. In our first episode we find out who our halfling characters will be, name the village and it's tavern, and populate the map with all manner of NPCs, meeting halls, and a guild. Welcome to...
Published 04/22/21
Welcome to our first attempt at going Behind the Screen, a more one-on-one conversation where Justin shares some tips and stories from his years running tabletop games. In our inaugural Behind the Screen, Justin shares the background story to his Sweetwater Bank campaign he created for 5th Edition D&D while he was hired to run games at Toronto’s Storm Crow Manor. The Challenge Justin had several challenges going into making this campaign. Primarily it needed to be able to...
Published 04/09/21
Session Zero returns as we journey into the Dark Forest of Davokar and are introduced to the world of Symbaroum. “Twilight Falls, Davokar Darkens” Symbaroum is a game that has been on my short list since I came into contact with it at GenCon 2019. I had seen it being offered by Free League and new that it had origins originally as a game only available in Swedish but I foolishly set it aside at the time as yet-another-sword-and-sorcery-rpg. Then I got to meet Mattias Johnsson Haake, who I...
Published 04/02/21
Justin connects with Daniel Kwan from the ENnie award winning Asians Represent! to talk about his actual play, Dungeons & Da Asians, and his recent writing work for Candlekeep Mysteries Teacher Daniel started off using Dungeons & Dragons as a teaching tool a The ROM, a museum in Toronto, where he used the game as a platform to energize kids imaginations to educate them on the different subjects available at the museum. From there he was invited to conventions like Breakout, where he...
Published 03/18/21
Production Note: We ran into technical difficulties with the record of Justin’s voice and were only able to recover a backup recording of his voice taken from a different microphone. Thanks for understanding and we’ll return to sounding like polished gems next week. We take a departure from meeting those who make our games to those who make our gaming tools. Justin connects with Anthony Sabatino the co-creator and composer behind the immersive tabletop music app, Tabletop Tunes. Music For...
Published 03/10/21
Today in a special feature of Meet The Makers, Justin connects with Mattias Johnsson Haake, the the project manager, editor, and co-writer behind the critically acclaimed Symbaroum. We talk about this intriguing setting where nature fights back and the lines of good and evil are blurred into shades of grey. We also talk about the strange and wonderful journey that brought Mattias and his creation from a defunct publishing company to merging with Free League Games. Running The Marathon When...
Published 03/04/21
Today in a special feature of Meet The Makers, Justin connects with Francesco Nepitello, the co-creator of The One Ring, to talk about the ongoing kickstarter success for it’s second edition, partnering with Free League Games, and the unique foundations of the Lord of the Rings mythology in crafting their game. From Wargames to Boardgames to Role Playing Games Francesco shares with us his past and how he came to fall in love with role playing games. From early days in Venice playing wargames...
Published 02/18/21
Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Zach and James from The Light & Tragic Company to talk about their upcoming launch of the Realms of Peril & Glory podcast. From Audio Drama to Tabletop Adventure Zach Fortais-Gomm and James Barbarossa are no strangers to podcasts having produced the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama The Orphans and their bringing the contacts they’ve made while producing that show to invite some of Britain’s biggest voice acting...
Published 02/11/21
Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Ryan Boelter from the Character Creation Cast. Does What It Says On The Tin The Character Creation Cast is just what you think it’s gonna be but then goes to be much more than that. Designed to inspect and explore the character creation phase of TTRPGs it’s no surprise that we wanted to sit down with Ryan to talk about his show after we’ve just dipped our toe into this topic with our own Session Zero series. They break each...
Published 02/04/21
Life In A Skyless World Session Zero returns with a dive into the unique world of Nibiru. A colossal space station home to millions of humans and the player characters who have no memory about where they came from. “From The Core We Hail” Nibiru first came onto our radar a few years ago when our friends at Modiphius sent us a press release about a game where your characters have no memories and your character sheet, mostly blank at the start of the game, will be filled in over time as you...
Published 01/27/21
Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Russ Moore from Dumb Dragons Productions Good Old Fashioned D&D Russ started the Dumbgeons & Dragons podcast as a way to keep his gaming group together and to keep his own productions skills fresh and up to date after he accepted a job oversees. The result was an 80+ episode sprawling adventure set in the Rise of Tiamat module from Dungeons & Dragons. As the show grew in size so did their aspirations, bringing...
Published 01/20/21
Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Sean Howard from The End of Time & Other Bothers! You may remember Sean as our uncontrollable stripping scoundrel in the Root: The RPG kickstarter special we hosted in 2019. When he's not turning his clothing into improvised weaponry he's hosting a LOT of really cool podcasts. In particular he's the GM and mastermind behind The End of Time & Other Bothers, an Actual Play podcast using Dungeon World and set in the...
Published 01/13/21
"Life Locked and Failing in a DARK FORT" We crash back into another Session Zero flailing for our lives in the madness of MÖRK BORG. "Name Your Character If You Wish. It Will Not Save You" MÖRK BORG dominated at the 2020 Ennies winning awards in Product of the Year, Best Writing, and Best Layout and Design, along with walking away with silver in Best Game. And once you hold the book in your hand you know exactly why it won in all those categories. MÖRK BORG screams off of every page and...
Published 01/05/21
Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Rev from The Critshow!  The Critshow has is in their 3rd season of playing Monster of the Week but that wasn't what they had originally intended to do. Days before they had planned to launch their pathfinder actual play podcast they sat down and recorded a dummy session using Monster of the Week as a stand-in game. After recording the tech demo they realized they had stumbled up the real show they wanted to make.  The...
Published 12/23/20
In our next Session Zero we plug into Night City and create our crew playing Cyberpunk RED in one of the most iconic RPG settings of all time. Special thanks to R. Talsorian Games for sending us a copy of Cyberpunk RED to try out and you can get your own copy now on talsorianstore.com Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock, Brendan Frye, and Velvet Duke Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a...
Published 12/16/20
Today in a Terrible Warriors: Spotlight, Justin connects with Kieran Bennett to talk about this own actual play podcast, “For Crits and Giggles” Kieran Bennett started Crits & Giggles five years ago with his real world best friends and gaming group. Together they decided to not only play a game of D&D that Kieran would write up for them but that they would also record those games and transform it into a podcast. Inspired by such shows as Geekly Inc.’s Greeting’s Adventurers (formerly...
Published 12/09/20
Welcome to season 8 of Terrible Warriors!  In this new season we'll be taking a break from the Actual Play content of our past and exploring an often skipped stage of play, the character creation phase.  Creating a character in a TTRPG is oftentimes the most engaging, interesting, and entertaining part of the game. And it should certainly be considered part of the game play. That's why we're starting a new series we're calling "Session Zero" to examine this phase of the game more...
Published 12/02/20