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As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon. Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the ...
 
Valar Podhaeris: All Men Must Pod is a podcast based on the HBO TV show Game of Thrones which is in turn based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Dave brings a book reader's perspective to the show and Gus is a show watcher with no book knowledge. Email at valarpodhaeris@gmail.com
 
Ok, so maybe you missed the first SEVEN seasons of the most talked about television show in history. Or maybe you just forgot some details. Either way, it's a week before Season 8, you don't have time to binge. But don't worry, Jackie's got you covered. Each day leading up to the season 8 premiere, SYFY WIRE's Jackie Jennings takes the King's Road back through previous seasons - revisiting all the best moments and re-examining everything you need to know for the new season. Then starting Apr ...
 
A group of players, from Montreal, who have been enjoying A Game of Thrones the Card Game (LCG) Second Edition since its reboot in 2015. We created this space because we wanted to share and contribute our thoughts & experiences with the Great Thrones Community. Whether it be through casual or competitive games...in hopes to help grow this wonderful game
 
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Fortune and glory. Those are the things all adventurers want, yes? Well, this week we talk about a couple... unusual ways that they might be found. So come along with us, and let us know what you think!Question(s) discussed:1. What should I do when my players would rather be store owners than adventurers?2. Imagine an NPC pays the party to make the…
 
We're joined by Damian the DM, host of a great Actual Play podcast, to talk about the nitty gritty of running, recording, and producing an Actual Play podcast!Question(s) discussed:1. When recording an Actual Play podcast, what are the best recording software options?2. What are tips and hacks for short-cutting or expediting the post recording edit…
 
An offshoot of the Blackfyre conflicts that took the life of King Maekar and several other important nobles. This led to Egg's crowning and several other conflicts, and serves as a strong parallel for what's happening with Stannis in the North. With guest Steven Attewell. Steven - racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com Nina - goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Ho…
 
This week, we talk about starting points, outdated options, and what to do when you've really biffed an adventure scenario. Come along for the ride, as there's not much ride left!Question(s) discussed:1. If you wanted to run a campaign based on an earlier edition, but the character options (races, classes, etc.) hadn't been updated to the current e…
 
Sméagol proves to be willing and able to show Frodo and Sam the way to Mordor, now that his promise on the Precious keeps him from running away (though Sting is still at hand to police him if necessary). But Gollum proves he’ll always be king of pain when he totally overreacts to the elf-smell coming off the lembas his companions are eating. Once h…
 
Welcome back to The Logosians Podcast! We are taking a break from our Lion and the Ring series, and beginning a new concurrent series called Extinguishing Doubt. Extinguishing Doubt is a new segment in which we discuss Christian Apologetics and other related topics. In this episode we will discuss what apologetics is(it's not saying sorry), and wha…
 
Alan and Shawn welcome John Howe to the Prancing Pony Podcast! Over the past several decades John has established himself as one of the most enduringly popular Middle-earth artists, and his work has appeared in numerous books and calendars (including the Tolkien Calendar 2021), and earned him a role as a conceptual artist for Peter Jackson’s The Ho…
 
Oh my gods! How does a person become a god? How does a person... *kill* a god...? We discuss these topics and more on this week's episode!Question(s) discussed:1. How does a person become a god?2. I'm going to be fighting a god soon, what's some advice you can give?Dragon's Hoard Item: The Poking Stick of Magic DetectionContact us: InterPartyConfli…
 
The past, present, and possible futures of Ser Brynden Tully of Riverrun, Knight of the Gate and famous throughout Westeros, called Blackfish. Published October 4, 2017. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/h…
 
Gollum is disinclined to acquiesce to Frodo’s request to lead them to Mordor, and he tries to escape when he thinks the hobbits aren’t looking. Sam has thirty ells’ worth of good reasons for Gollum to stay put, but the Elvish rope burns his skin (as of publication, Lothlórien Ropeworks has not issued a recall, and neither Haldir nor “One of Those F…
 
Welcome back to The Logosians Podcast! This is the 4th and final part of our discussion of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia series. Its been a fun ride, and we can't wait to continue with more Narnia episodes in the future. The Lion and the Ring series episode 10 covers everything from the…
 
We're back again this week, this time with a grab bag of quick questions. We talk about surviving in a bag, starting a new character when the old one dies, weird mounts, and young characters. Come along with us!Question(s) discussed:1. What methods would you recommend to let someone survive in a Bag of Holding for as long as possible?2. When a PC d…
 
Three episodes into the chapter, we finally meet Sméagol… and the other fellow sharing his brain. Sam jumps the creeping, crawling creature at the bottom of the cliff, which goes about as well for Master Gamgee as one might expect. Fortunately, Frodo’s got his back, and the sight of Sting convinces Gollum that if he loves some precious, he should s…
 
Happy Halloween! Last year we put up one of our Patreon bonus episodes as a Halloween treat, and this year we're doing it again. This time it's an Actual Play (loosely based on the movie The Thing) that we made while playing S.C.R.E.A.M. The Horror, a rules-lite RPG from Ursidice. I think it was a lot of fun, so I hope you do too!Have a happy and s…
 
Happy Halloweek, everyone! We've got a spooOOooOOky episode hot off the presses- we run through the five-room dungeon to create an impromptu horror adventure just for you. Enjoy!Question(s) discussed:1. How do you make a spooky horror adventure?Dragon's Hoard Item: Trick and TreatContact us: InterPartyConflict@Gmail.comVisit our blog: www.interpart…
 
The shrieking cry of what might sound like a Ringwraith if they weren’t destroyed forever at the Ford of Bruinen (They were, right? Right!?) makes Frodo lose his grip and his sight while climbing down a cliff. He manages to land on his feet on a ledge not far below, but he can’t get back up or down without a rope, which Sam just so happens to have,…
 
Serwyn of the Mirror Shield is one of the most frequently cited heroic legends... he slew a dragon! His deeds and character bring to mind many parallels to famous current and recent figures like Barristan the Bold, Ser Criston Cole, Erryk & Arryk and several members of House Swann. Published May 24th, 2020. This episode should have a video availabl…
 
Welcome back to The Logosians Podcast! The Logosians are back in Narnia, and continuing our discussion about Maugrim, Aslan, Jadis, Father Christmas, and more! The Lion and the Ring series episode 9. We return to our discussion in Chapter 9, with Edmund making his way to The White Witch's palace to find it full of creatures turned to stone. Edmund …
 
We're back this week with a super-sized episode, and a very special guest- Freeman from Encounter This! We're talking about villains, game mechanics, and what makes them good or bad. This episode is a lot of fun, so come check it out!Question(s) discussed:1. What monsters make the best Big Bad Evil Guy?2. What is your favorite villain trope and how…
 
A long look at the life and times of Joanna Lannister! As the mother of Tyrion and "master" of Tywin, she's a very important character... After all, we dance on the strings of those who came before us. Originally released April 3rd, 2017. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite L…
 
We finally begin our readthrough of Book IV of The Lord of the Rings with “The Taming of Sméagol”! All alone after fleeing Parth Galen, Frodo and Sam are lost among the barren slopes of the Emyn Muil, seeking a way down to the stinking bog below (zero stars for this hiking tour). But how alone are they, really? Are the two eyes following them attac…
 
We took this week off so I could go on vacation, but in the meantime, we've got a special treat: four short discussions prompted by our patrons over the past year. Enjoy, and see you next week!Contact us: InterPartyConflict@Gmail.comVisit our blog: www.interpartyconflict.com Find us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/InPartyConflict Or on Facebook: www.fa…
 
A lively 4 way discussion including guest Stefan Sasse (Boiled Leather Audio Hour, Nerdstream Era) on the time period Dunk & Egg lived in and what future stories could be told on the page or on television. Boiled Leather Audio Hour: https://apple.co/3DygFCa Nerdstreamera.blogspot.com HoW Shirts & Merch: https://historyofwesteros.threadless.com/ www…
 
One does not simply walk into Mordor without a recap, so before we start our readthrough of Book IV of The Lord of the Rings, we’re reviewing previous chapters to reacquaint ourselves with a couple of characters we haven’t seen for a while (no one special; just Frodo and Sam, the guys whose mission really matters here). After a look back at the sto…
 
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This week, we're talking about the amount of money we have (or haven't) spent on miniatures, as well as rules exploits we've seen firsthand. Enjoy!Question(s) discussed:1. How much do you think you've spent on minis and battlemat decor?2. What is the best/worst exploit you've seen used/attempted in a game?Dragon's Hoard Item: Vision in the NightCon…
 
A look at The Doom of Valyria, a mysterious cataclysm that destroyed what may have been the greatest civilization to ever exist. Published November 26, 2014. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Flick Invite Link (PHONE ONLY): bit.ly/howflick Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube --…
 
It’s our first live Q&A episode of the season, which means Alan and Shawn have got our speculating caps on for another round of questions from our guests! We field questions on the married life of the Valar (but not in the way you’re thinking), the size of Hobbit feet, and an almost forgotten fight between Galadriel and Dol Guldur. Plus, opinions o…
 
Hello again everyone! This week we're soldiering on with a strong theme: What makes D&D, D&D? Can you play D&D without combat? What about without dungeons? For that matter, why do people insist on playing D&D, rather than something else? Hear our thoughts and feel free to share yours!Question(s) discussed:1. Do you think it would be possible to run…
 
Sean, Ash & Aziz discuss Aegon V/Aegon VI, Brienne/Dunk, Dunk hooking up with Egg's sister, Dunk's other possible ancestors, Knights vs. Snails, parallels to the tourney of the Winged Knights and a bunch more. HoW Shirts & Merch: https://historyofwesteros.threadless.com/ www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros goodqueenaly.tumbl…
 
For the second time in history, Alan and Shawn throw a party of special magnificence to celebrate a milestone: 222 episodes of the PPP! Once again, we look back at some of our best moments from the past eleventy-one episodes, as chosen by our listeners. From foolish digressions to inappropriate pop culture references, smart observations to great re…
 
Just when you thought the bad news was over, this week we've got some more! But then we move on to talk about what to do when you invite too many players, which book to be stranded with on a desert island, and why we think players choose to make new characters instead of reviving a dead one. We're making the best of the next few months, so come alo…
 
The conclusion! The Brown Dragon meets the White Dragon, the great trial joust scene, a collection of implications and lots of funny moments. www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros HoW Shirts & Merch: https://historyofwesteros.threadless.com/ www.historyofwesteros.com goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/…
 
We start our sixth season in style by welcoming Carl F. Hostetter to the podcast! In addition to his role as chief editor of Vinyar Tengwar, Carl has authored articles on Tolkien’s languages for decades. We catch up with him about his lifetime of scholarship and his highly anticipated new edition of unpublished manuscripts by Tolkien himself: The N…
 
Hot off the heels of last week's bummer announcement, we've got a super-fun episode for you today! We're talking about making a D&D fighting game, Wishing your character out of the timeline, traps- all kinds of fun stuff. Come along and enjoy the ride!Question(s) discussed:1. Imagine a D&D fighting game. What sort of characters should be on the ros…
 
The gallows knight, the snail, the tourney action and reading between the lances err lines, the warning and the grand reveal plus way too many references... all in this episode. HoW Shirts & Merch: https://historyofwesteros.threadless.com/ www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Flick Invite Link (PHONE O…
 
Sean was live in our home studio like the days of yore. This one covers delicious items such as the toast & the feast, the overhearing of Blackfyre plotting, the story of the betrothal via Maynard Plumm, the bedding, the setup for the stolen egg, the Fiddler on the Roof comparisons to Daemon and Daeron and theories about their interactions later, a…
 
Sean is back and we're getting started with the third story! Maynard Plumm, John the Fiddler, Stoney Sept, Glendon Ball, Kyle the Cat, Gormon Peake, Alyn Cocksure err Cockshaw... (Aug 23, 2021) HoW Shirts & Merch: https://historyofwesteros.threadless.com/ www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Flick Invi…
 
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