• Golems | Artificial Omnipotence | Wandering DMs S04 E14

    Dan & Paul review the history of Golems in D&D. It’s been said that the Golem is “a highly mutable metaphor with seemingly limitless symbolism”. Springing from Jewish folklore, the Golem represents a powerful but dimly aware, perhaps overly-literal, servant. As such, it’s the possibly original inspiration for stories about out-of-control scientific monsters, robots, and AI (as well summoned stalkers and wish spells in D&D). In original D&D, they are the mightiest of fighters, and share the trait of complete immunity to nearly all magic effects. Do they provide good thematic flavor in D&D? Are their mechanics solid, or too much of a player screw-job? How have they evolved over…

  • TDR | Season 01 Episode 09 | Inner System Blues Part III

    Christian & crew continue our Inner System Blues cyberpunk game in the 2400 system. In Inner System Blues part III, the NULL crew of KIT, BECCA, ThinkBot, and Victor finally get aboard the giant burning out-of-control car carrier ship they’re…

  • Ramsey Campbell | The Way of the Worm | Wandering DMs S04 E11

    Dan & Paul talk to legendary fantasy & horror writer Ramsey Campbell! The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He’s been given more awards than any other writer in the field,…