Oct 28, 2019

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Episode 85: Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies… Oh My!

The moon is full, the wind is howling through the cemetery, and what was that noise? Did I just hear a scream come from that mad doctor’s laboratory? Today Spellburn is getting ooky spooky and discussing Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies… oh my!

Adventures mentioned in this episode:

Daniel Bishop’s Campaign Elements

Transylvanian Adventures

Book of Treasure Maps (Judges Guild)

DCC RPG Annual

Links mentioned in this episode:

Darker Than You Think by Jack Williamson

Con on the Cob

Washington Post Article

Crawl for the Cure at GameHoleCon!

How to Write Adventure Modules That Don’t Suck

Fear Itself RPG

Origins Game Fair 2020

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  1. Great episode! If you aren’t already listening to it – the Monster Man podcast had a special episode on ‘Other Vampire’ – https://monsterman.libsyn.com/special-episode-other-vampires – which had some of the same ideas you did and may be worth a listen (along with the whole podcast). Looking at the folklore of vampries outside of Dracula, mixing together some of the ‘features’ of vampires, etc. Anyway, great episode!

  2. Julian Bernick says:

    Thanks for the kind words and the recommendation Erik!

  3. Daniel J. Bishop says:

    Just so your listeners are aware:

    The Gong Farmer’s Almanac 2017 Vol 7 contains both The Vampire, Returned by Terra Frank and Thirteen Brides of Blood by myself, which is a vampire funnel.

    In The Gong Farmer’s Almanac Vol 1, from way back in 2015, Terra Frank’s Gold & Glory from Beyond the Grave contains a vampire class.

    Snow White in Creeping Beauties of the Wood is, although no explicit, a vampire.

  4. Daniel J. Bishop says:

    Oh, and both “L is also for Lycanthrope” and “V is for Vampire” appear in The Monster Alphabet, which is also a great resource for DCC judges.

    (Oh, and Julian, the very first Conan story was The Phoenix on the Sword, where only because his sword is enchanted with a magical sign, he is able to slay a demon. So, Conan really did have his “Oh shit, I don’t have my +2 sword!” moment in his first story.)

  5. Judge Daniel J’s encyclopedic knowledge (and memory) FTW!! DId Conan’s sword have pluses though?!?!

    • Daniel J. Bishop says:

      Hey Julian. Although it is not explicit in the story, I believe that the phoenix marked on the sword indicated that it was +3. lol.