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Storytelling Podcasts

An actual play/game design podcast! Hosted by Jessica Crimes, on Guidelines we develop, play, and chat about indie TTRPGs; build all-new games with exciting guests; and all too often ignore a game's rules in favour of a good story - after all, they're more like guidelines.

An actual play/game design podcast! Hosted by Jessica Crimes, on Guidelines we develop, play, and chat about indie TTRPGs; build all-new games with exciting guests; and all too often ignore a game's rules in favour of a good story - after all, they're more like guidelines.

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United Kingdom

Description:

An actual play/game design podcast! Hosted by Jessica Crimes, on Guidelines we develop, play, and chat about indie TTRPGs; build all-new games with exciting guests; and all too often ignore a game's rules in favour of a good story - after all, they're more like guidelines.

Language:

English


Episodes

Pretentious Games for Villains and Bastards wrap-up Q&A

10/3/2021
Pretentious Games for Villains and Bastards is complete! Well, it's gone off to the printers and that's complete enough for us to record a wrap-up Q&A! You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Join the official DHB Discord to chat about TTRPGs, games, and all kinds of DHB projects here Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show! Any support is super appreciated and we're planning to introduce some really cool rewards including shoutouts on the show...

Duration:00:43:00

Designish #3 - SLUMGULLION

9/19/2021
Jess, Alastair and Ben bully a robot into giving them game titles to play around with, but this time it seems like the robot is sick of us and starting to actively fight back? Also, we make a game that is definitely illegal for like a dozen reasons. You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show! Any support is super appreciated and we're planning to introduce some really cool rewards including shoutouts on the show...

Duration:00:44:24

Pit Crawler: The Coldsalad Chronicles #3 - Devilled Egg Salad

9/12/2021
The finalé of Chuck Coldsalad's 'adventure' takes him deep into the den of The Devil himself. I'm sure that will all go fine and sensibly. Come hang out on our Discord https://discord.gg/VXdjsrB Support us on Patreon for exclusive bonus content http://patreon.com/donthurtbirds Join the MacGuffin and Co Patreon to get Pit Crawler and much more! https://www.patreon.com/macguffinandcompany Buy our games? https://dont-hurt-birds.itch.io/ Support the show...

Duration:00:30:39

Pit Crawler: The Coldsalad Chronicles #2 - Failure

8/29/2021
We're back with more Pit Crawler! Picking up with Greytree's grandad 'Chuck Coldsalad' Jess and Ben kick off another grand adventure which somehow involves like a laptop or something? Join the MacGuffin and Co Patreon to get Pit Crawler and much more! https://www.patreon.com/macguffinandcompany Come hang out on our Discord https://discord.gg/VXdjsrB Support us on Patreon for exclusive bonus content http://patreon.com/donthurtbirds Buy our games? https://dont-hurt-birds.itch.io/ Support...

Duration:00:37:06

Pit Crawler: The Coldsalad Chronicles #1 - Chuck vs A Petition

8/22/2021
We're back with more Pit Crawler! Picking up with Greytree's grandad 'Chuck Coldsalad' Jess and Ben kick off another grand adventure which somehow involves like a laptop or something? Join the MacGuffin and Co Patreon to get Pit Crawler and much more! https://www.patreon.com/macguffinandcompany Come hang out on our Discord https://discord.gg/VXdjsrB Support us on Patreon for exclusive bonus content http://patreon.com/donthurtbirds Buy our games? https://dont-hurt-birds.itch.io/ Support...

Duration:00:49:31

Designish #2 - A Beginner's Guide to Cthulhu

8/8/2021
It's a series now! On Designish we bully a robot into giving us a big list of names for games that don't exist yet, and then we chat about making them! You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show! Any support is super appreciated and we're planning to introduce some really cool rewards including shoutouts on the show https://www.patreon.com/donthurtbirds All music in this episode is from the Anonymous Jinglesmith,...

Duration:00:46:01

(Fixed Audio) Designish #1 - The Blood-Gazebo Valley

8/1/2021
(Woops! We accidentally released the wrong episode, should be fixed now!) This week it's a very chill, pretty strange one where we basically just do all the fun bits of game design and none of the work, then halfway through stumble onto my new favourite format. Have fun! You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show! Any support is super appreciated and we're planning to introduce some really cool rewards including...

Duration:00:38:26

Pit Crawler with Ben #3 - Over the Shady Dawn

7/19/2021
Honestly this one's pretty fucked Join the MacGuffin and Co Patreon to get Pit Crawler and much more! https://www.patreon.com/macguffinandcompany Thanks to Ben for editing this week's episode Come hang out on our Discord https://discord.gg/VXdjsrB Support us on Patreon for exclusive bonus content http://patreon.com/donthurtbirds Content Warnings: Audible coughing on mic Death Animal death Dog barking in background Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/donthurtbirds)

Duration:00:45:24

Pit Crawler with Ben #2 - A Big, Wet, U-Turn

7/4/2021
Jess and Ben play Pit Crawler 0.5th edition by MacGuffin and Company! In this episode Greytree does some shopping and everything gets worse in the process We have merch now! Find Jess' games at https://dont-hurt-birds.itch.io/ You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show! Any support is super appreciated https://www.patreon.com/donthurtbirds Content warnings: Fire, resulting danger to life Poison Sirens in...

Duration:00:48:05

Pit Crawler with Ben - The Sewer Queen

6/27/2021
Jess and Ben play Pit Crawler 0.5th edition by MacGuffin and Company! In this episode we meet Greytree, learn of the Sewer Queen, and the call to adventure is reluctantly heeded! Find Jess' games at https://dont-hurt-birds.itch.io/ You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show! Any support is super appreciated and we're planning to introduce some really cool rewards including shoutouts on the show...

Duration:00:42:28

Fae's Anatomy feat. Hebenon Games - The Diamond Carrot

6/20/2021
Jess is joined by Ross, Baz, and Caleb to play Fae's Anatomy: A Melodramatic Medical Mystery RPG! In this weeks episode our doctors watch some standup and shape their futures. Back Fae's Anatomy on Kickstarter here Check out Caleb on Twitter @HebanonGCal Hebanon Games is on Patreon here Find Role Playing Public Radio on Patreon here Baz is on Twitch as FutureWolfington Check out epistolary horror series The Carving Bones Get Jess' games here Support the More Like Guidelines on...

Duration:01:06:02

Fae's Anatomy feat. Hebanon Games - The Jolly Green GP

6/13/2021
Jess is joined by Ross, Baz, and Caleb to play Fae's Anatomy: A Melodramatic Medical Mystery RPG! In this weeks episode some broccoli wakes and we meet our patient. Back Fae's Anatomy on Kickstarter here Check out Caleb on Twitter @HebanonGCal Hebanon Games is on Patreon here Find Role Playing Public Radio on Patreon here Baz is on Twitch as FutureWolfington Check out epistolary horror series The Carving Bones Get Jess' games here Support the More Like Guidelines on Patreon Content...

Duration:00:41:01

In the Town in the Valley in the Day and the Night - The Bell Tower

6/6/2021
Jess and Casimir dive into a fully improvised experimental storytelling game set over the 72 hours. One player takes on the role of the Day, and the other of the Night. Unfortunately episode 2 of Kissing in the Weird Future has been lost to technical issues - we apologise for any disappointment. Get this game as part of Storybox! at https://dont-hurt-birds.itch.io/ You can find The Carving Bones at thecarvingbones.com. Casimir has a story in Off the Beaten Path 4, find it here Check out...

Duration:00:38:26

Kissing in the Weird Future #1: Agents of CUPID feat. Laura K Buzz and Roz Leahy

5/16/2021
Jess and Goji are joined by Laura K Buzz and Roz Leahy to playtest Kissing in the Weird Future ahead of it being expanded and adapted for inclusion in DHB's new anthology Pretentious Games for Villains and Bastards! Back Pretentious Games for Villains and Bastards while you can! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storybox/pretentious-games-for-villains-and-bastards You can find Laura here: Twitter - https://twitter.com/LaurakBuzz YouTube -...

Duration:00:48:57

Pretentious Games for Villains and Bastards Q&A

5/2/2021
We have a Kickstarter out! Pretentious Games for Villains and Bastards is a 9 game anthology by an exciting team of contributors, produced by Don't Hurt Birds. In this episode Jess, Cat, and Candel are joined by Roz Leahy (@Allthingstruly) and Aimee Meester (@TheAimeeMeester) to discuss the anthology and TTRPG creation, and to answer some of your questions. Find the Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storybox/pretentious-games-for-villains-and-bastards Support the show...

Duration:00:46:51

Let's Make a Game with Laura K Buzz - Kissing in the Weird Future

4/18/2021
Games journalist, streamer, speedrunner, and a whole lot more - Laura K Buzz joins Jess and Goji to make time-travelling, monster-kissing, world-saving TTRPG Kissing in the Weird Future! Get Kissing in the Weird Future free here - https://www.patreon.com/posts/50177648/ You can find Laura here: Twitter - https://twitter.com/LaurakBuzz YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraKBuzz Twitch -https://www.twitch.tv/laurakbuzz Articles, podcast links, and more -...

Duration:00:59:25

Twisted Rails ft. MacGuffin and Co. #2: Diamonds are Forever

4/11/2021
Sasha Sienna and Jonny Sims of MacGuffin and Company join Jess and Candel for a high-speed high-stakes journey through Twisted Rails, a microsetting from the anthology Odd Jobs. You can back Odd Jobs on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/macguffinandco/odd-jobs-0 Follow Jonny and Sasha on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/macguffinandco https://www.twitch.tv/jonnywaistcoat https://www.twitch.tv/sashasienna Links to all the cool things MacGuffin are making can be found...

Duration:00:49:51

Twisted Rails ft. MacGuffin and Co. #1: Stone the Crows

4/4/2021
Sasha Sienna and Jonny Sims of MacGuffin and Company join Jess and Candel for a high-speed high-stakes journey through Twisted Rails, a microsetting from the anthology Odd Jobs. You can back Odd Jobs on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/macguffinandco/odd-jobs-0 Follow Jonny and Sasha on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/macguffinandco https://www.twitch.tv/jonnywaistcoat https://www.twitch.tv/sashasienna Links to all the cool things MacGuffin are making can be found...

Duration:00:53:36

Let's Make a Game with Grant Howitt - Ultimate Gardening Championship

3/27/2021
Game designer Grant Howitt of Rowan Rook and Decard joins Jess and Cat to create a grimly hilarious one-shot TTRPG about gardening and violence. You can find Grant here: Twitter - https://twitter.com/gshowitt Hearty Dice Friends Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/hearty-dice-friends Grant's Games - https://rowanrookanddecard.com/ SIN: A Spire RPG Sourcebook - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowitt/sin-a-spire-rpg-sourcebook Follow Cat at https://twitter.com/cat_elm Check out...

Duration:01:04:47

Goblins and Guesswork #5: Carol the Meat Distributor

3/14/2021
Normal Man tucks into a steaming bowl of noods and Fork investigates Carol's New Meat in the fifth episode of Goblins & Guesswork! Check out our Patreon if you'd like to help us continue the show, and gain access to rewards including shoutouts on the show and extended cuts of some episodes. https://www.patreon.com/donthurtbirds Goblins and Guesswork is a houserule-based take on Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition where we check no rules, open no books, and make it all up as we go. For...

Duration:00:45:49