Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part One)

Episode 24_Part 1

After much delays, here’s finally our episode with the most excellent game designer James Wallis, recorded already back in April 2017.

James, the self-proclaimed “Creator of the British Roleplaying Industry”, has so many stories that it is difficult to properly introduce them (I mean check the insane list of games and personalities at the bottom of this description).

Thanks to Ashlee, Federica, Garry & Sam from The Role play Haven for contributing not only to the Actual Play and the interview but also to this lovely evening.

We apologise in advance to the Scots, the people of Kent and Mongolia, the Spanish Netherlands and the Falklands, as well as to Atlanteans, Argentinians, the King of Spain, peasants, tank engine drivers and cross-dressers BUT we do NOT apologise to the French.

No quail nor Welsh were hurt during the production of this episode.

See you in a couple weeks for PART TWO of our episode with James Wallis and hear, among other things, his theory that Nordic LARPs are actually a Galaxy Quest kind of situation.

In the meantime, I recommend to book December 2nd for this year’s #PodcastZone at Dragonmeet with a plethora of shows.

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Music & Soundscapes

Theme song: “Solta o Frango” by Bonde Do Role

Available for free download at

Thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes for allowing us to use his work.
Quiet Tavern” & “Town Tavern” from his Tavern Series

Tabletop RPGs & games
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” by TSR
Traveller” by Marc W. Miller, Frank Chadwick & John Harshman for GDW
Empire of the Petal Throne” by M. A. R. Barker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness” by Erick Wujcik for Palladium Books
Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game” by Erick Wujcik by Phage Press
Ghostbusters – A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game” by Sandy Petersen, Lynn Willis and Greg Stafford for West End Games
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game” by Greg Costikyan for West End Games
After the Bomb Book 5: Mutants in Avalon” by James Wallins & Kevin Siembieda for Palladium Books
Once Upon a Time” card game by Richard Lambert, Andrew Rilstone & James Wallis for Atlas Games
Magic: The Gathering” by Richard Garfield for Wizards of the Coast
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen” by James Wallis for Hogshead Publishing
“Bugtown” by James Wallis
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay” by Richard HalliwellRick PriestleyGraeme DavisJim BambraPhil Gallagher for Games Workshop
Interactive Fantasy: The Journal of Role-Playing and Story-Making Systems” by James Wallis for Hogshead Publishing
Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium” by Owen SeylerChristian MooreMatthew Colville

Mentioned events, books, movies, video games,
magazines, podcasts and TV shows
What is Dungeons & Dragons” by John Butterfield
Maelstrom” by Alexander Scott for Puffin Books
“Sound & Fury Fanzine”
Warlock Magazine” published by Penguin Books
“Wereman Fanzine – Winston & Eaton Roleplaying Enthusiasts Magazine & Newsletter”
Those Annoying Post Bros” by Matt Howarth
Dragonmeet  in London
Bizarre” British alternative magazine published by Dennis Publishing

Businesses, Shops, Organisations & Personalities
Hogshead Publishing
“Castle Keeps” shop in Windsor
Paul Mason author and Production Editor on Games International magazine
Framlingham College
Eton College in Windsor
David Cameron, Former British Prime Minister and alleged player of Thoran the Dwarf
Georges Astor, alleged former drug dealer and advisor to David Cameron
Spike Y. Jones game designer, author, and editor
Erick Wujcik designer of both pen-and-paper and computer role-playing games, and co-founder of Palladium Books
Kevin Siembieda, American artist, writer, designer and publisher of role-playing games
Nicole Lindroos, game designer for Ars Magica, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Over the Edge
John A. Nephew, game designer & founder of Atlas Games
Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius
Peter D. Adkison, founder and first CEO of Wizards of the Coast
Mongoose Publishing
“.tv” TV channel
“Six To Start” Video Games Company
“Spaaace” Games Consultancy
“Game Design and Development” at London South Bank University
Central Film School in London

Eton Mess

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