a podcast that delves into the classic AD&D Monster Manual from 1977. Every episode looks at one or more D&D monsters, digging deeper into their inspirations and uses.It's not so learned as to put one off, but there's some really interesting stuff there. Basically a mix of 'real' mythology and a consideration of why it appealed to hairy '70s types. If you play RPGs and especially if your a GM who's interested in world-building, it will reward listening. We need more of this kind of stuff.
It suits my magpie mind very well and, quite frankly, if you find my approach to blogging of interest, James does in much better.
James has now launched a new project. Do consider supporting it:-
Although I've said that MonsterMan isn't off-putting, be aware that Deities and Demigonds does have it's moments. Frankly, you're not going to get a consideration of the Sumerian Pantheon that doesn't include chaps with confusing names and discussion of some Big Ideas. Do persevere though.