In the third and final part of our Moorcockian RPG triptych Rob (aka OldShabbyGamer), host of the Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi podcast, joins me at Derry & Toms to talk Moorcock, D&D, when a beer is not a beer, and Tolkien! Graham, Neil and Norman also drop by to talk Stormbringer 3e, ploons, … Continue reading Moorcock and RPGs Part Three – A Deep Fix?
The Knight of the Swords Part One We're back at Derry and Tom's and unfortunately so are the challenging porters. REJOICE as we finally get around to covering Corum... SIGH as we continue to fail to avoid weird beer... DESPAIR as our energy levels dip in the second half... GASP at chapter two of The … Continue reading The Knight of the Swords Part One w/ @lozbearfield
Moorcock RPGs and the Journal of Gerard Arthur Connelly Phil, Loz and I celebrate an all too brief interlude in lockdown life to drink weird porters and muse upon Moorcock's treatment at the hands of tabletop role-playing games. Phil taunts us with her syrupy beer avoidance skills, two-man canoes get far too many mentions and … Continue reading Moorcock RPGs and the Journal of Gerard Arthur Connelly
The Eternal Champion Part Two We're back. The Eternal Champion continues on his crusade to defeat the enemies of humanity and further proves himself an absolute duffer with the ladies. Phil reveals a penchant for watching extreme violence against Ewan McGregor and Channing Tatum. I wring my hands at the horror of it all. JOIN … Continue reading The Eternal Champion Part Two
I've been thinking about how to vary the content on the show and one of the ideas generated is to do an 'audio book' version of an old write-up of one of Loz's Moorcock themed games from a few years years ago. Gerard Arthur Connelly is a character I created over 25 years ago (perhaps … Continue reading The Journal of Gerard Arthur Connelly – Audio Version (Work in Progress)
This is a composite of two recent patreon posts. The world is a funny place right now and, with Hussein experiencing a very difficult bereavement and Tash stuck in Sri Lanka, the BitR schedule is naturally taking a back seat to events. As a result it will be a wee while before we get back … Continue reading Entropic State Update – 27.03.20
The Jewel in the Skull Part Two w/ Natasha Natasha is back with me as we continue our deep dive into the first Hawkmoon novel, The Jewel in the Skull. Meliadus gets some downtime and we finally meet Hawkmoon. MARVEL at Tash's brutal takedown of mothers-in-law... SIGH at the rambling non-sequiturs... GASP at Tash's salty … Continue reading Episode 07 – The Jewel in the Skull Part Two
Elric of Melniboné Part Two Loz is back with me at Derry and Tom's as we dive into Straasha's ocean depths to prize open the mysteries below and discuss (most of) Book Two of Elric of Melniboné. Elric is full of pith and vinegar for a change and we get a good look at him … Continue reading Episode 06 – Elric of Melniboné Part Two w/ @lozbearfield
The Final Programme Phase One After a degree of arm-twisting and one false start, Hussein finally gets his head into a sci-fi/fantasy book and agrees to tell the tale! We cover the first Phase of The Final Programme, the introduction of Jerry Cornelius into the world of Michael Moorcock. Hussein pops a couple of cherries, … Continue reading Episode 05 – The Final Programme Phase One w/ @husseindharma
Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock and Phil One of the twitter gang tipped me off a few weeks ago that December 18th is Michael Moorcock's birthday. It took a while for the penny to drop, but when it did and my brain was penetrated by the copper and grub of ten thousand grasping fingers, I was … Continue reading Episode 04 – Happy Birthday MM and Phil!!!