Monday, December 19, 2011

No Surly Grognards this week...

Hey all,

I won't be recording The Surly Grognards tonight, and will be out of town next Monday as well. So the next episode will be on January 2nd, 2012!

Thanks for listening, and if you have any questions you want answered in the podcast, please post them here!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Surly Grognards Episode Three - From Concept to Character

This week I am joined again by Eric, and we talk about coming up with character concepts and the challenges of taking the concept and actually making the character.

Feel free to post any questions or feedback here. I will try to answer any questions in upcoming episodes.

Thanks and enjoy!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Surly Grognards Episode Two - Alignments

This week I am joined by my friend Eric Carlson, artist for the webcomic "Boston Arcanum" ( We discuss alignments in RPGs, and talk about playing evil characters/NPCs in campaigns.

I will post next week's topic once I come up with it, but if you have any questions you'd like answered on next week's show, or comments/critiques, please post them here.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Technical Difficulties


So, my headset died this weekend... which means I couldn't record "The Surly Grognards" last night with Jesse. I suspect that once I get a new one, we'll record the episode and post it.


Monday, November 21, 2011

The Surly Grognards Episode One - Dungeon Crawls

Episode one of "The Surly Grognards" has been completed, recorded and uploaded to

The quality is a little bit rough, but I think it went pretty well for our first episode.

Next week's episode will ostensibly be about "Alignments" in RPGs. If you have any questions you'd like us to answer, feel free to ask them here.

Hope you enjoy the show!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Episode One of "The Surly Grognards" will air on Monday!

Heya all,

Just posting here to let people know that I will be streaming the first episode of the gaming show I'll be doing with my friend Jesse at 7pm EST on Monday, November 21st. It will air on my stream at Once I get it edited and uploaded to my blip account, I'll post a link here for people who might miss it.

This week's topic is going to be Dungeon Crawls, as Jesse and I are currently both playing in a campaign right now that is essentially an extended dungeon crawl.

If you have any tabletop-gaming questions you want answered on the air, feel free to post them here, in the comments.

Thanks, and I hope people enjoy the show.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Ahem... is this thing on?

Greetings to all of you hoopy froods out there in cyberspace!

Just posting to let people know what all will be the focus of this here blog. I intend to focus on posting my thoughts on my main hobby, tabletop gaming. I'll very likely be posting on other stuff, when it strikes me, but expect this to be mostly about RPGs, tabletop wargames, CCGs and the like.

I'll also be posting links to the show I am going to be doing with my friend Jesse (who's blog can be found here).

At any rate, I'm planning to have at least one post a week here right now. We will see if I can pull that off.