Ottawa Game Publishers Podcast (special episodes)
Indie game publishers talk about designing, publishing, and selling role-playing games

The Accidental Survivors: Special Episode
"The Pathfinder Triangulation" 

Rob and the players of his Pathfinder game sit around and talk about the game, their characters, how things are going, order pizza, talk with Rob's son about Minecraft (mostly edited out) and generally shoot the breeze.

If you want to comment about this (or any other episode) you can always email Rob at or catch him on Twitter @accidentalrob.

Direct download: PFRPG_Chat.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

We Are Still Alive We are still alive, as the title suggests. Just a little note, and audio, letting you know that we aren't podfading. We'll be back as soon as we get our lives in order.

If you miss us, head on over to and tell us so. Stroke our egos, it might help us schedule a recording!
Direct download: WeAreStillAlive.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Playing with Fantasy Grounds 2, Part I The title music was Oxygenated by Mindscape Music available at RPG Now.

Special Episode - Playing with Fantasy Grounds 2, Part I

Hold on to your hats. This is part one of a three-part Actual Play that we did in order to review the virtual tabletop program, Fantasy Grounds 2. You'll recognize Rob and Fraser, but we've also brought Rob's wife Melodie and his old friend Darcy along for the ride.

Sorry - but there will be more to come.

To help everyone follow along, this Actual Play episode was done using Skype and Fantasy Grounds 2.


If you want to contact us, you can email us at

If you're signed up on Facebook you can join the Accidental Survivors Podcast group and leave comments for us there.

You can hop on over to our message forums at

You can find Rob and Fraser on Twitter.

Direct download: ASP_SpEp_AP2a.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

Bad Boys of Podcasting: Josh's Intervention

Rob was invited to join a group of gaming podcasters called "The Bad Boys of Podcasting"! From time to time the BBoP will be recording special projects for your enjoyment. This is our first project. WARNING: This podcast contains very explicit language is not recommended for anybody. Ever.

The Bad Boys of Podcasting's first project is here and tackles a very important issue that we’ve all been affected by.

Josh is an asshole.

Peer into the inner depths of each of the following podcasters and join us in Josh’s healing process.

Intervention Moderator:

Intervention Participants:

Intervention Target:

The music featured was Adhesion’s “Float Up from Depth” found on the Podshow’s Podsafe Music Network

This intervention was recorded over Skype.

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Direct download: InterventionofJosh.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

An Accidental Contest The Accidental Survivors Podcast is holding a contest for modern gaming ideas, sponsored by RPG Objects. The idea can be anything, as big as a setting or campaign to as small as a single character or piece of equipment. Use your imagination! What about a criminal organization or an evil corporation? Perhaps a cocktail! Just about anything is grist for this mill.

The idea should be presented in a one-page synopsis of no more than 500 words. If the idea includes a mechanical component, those mechanics need to be described in a system-neutral manner--so that an individual who does not know the system will understand the impact of the mechanics.

Each submission must be in PDF format and include the entrant's name, address, email address and telephone number. There is a limit of one submission per person. The deadline for entries is Saturday January 31, 2009.

Send your submissions to

Winners will be announced Tuesday, February 17, 2009. There will be three winners--first, second and third place. The winners will be contacted by email before officially announced on the Accidental Survivors podcast. The prizes include print copies of Blood and Fist, Blood and Relics, and Modern Backdrops from RPG Objects.

Direct download: ASP-ModernContentContest.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

Craptastic Episode 39 Cuts

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast

All music in podcast by Mindscape Music

Too long for bloopers, too crappy for the actual podcast, Fraser took a bunch of stuff from the cutting room floor and shoved it into your MP3 player. Chris said it was all golden. Let's see how golden that might be.

This is worse than most Accidental Survivors podcasts, so if you value your sanity at all, you'll walk away. Do not play this around people, even if they don't speak English. The profanity and insanity will infect even those who can't comprehend this pure horror.

Oh, and do I need to say Not Safe For Work?

Direct download: Craptastic-ASP039-Cuts.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Special Episode 005 - Darcy Burgess of Achtung! Spiel!

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
sponsored by Sword's Edge Publishing
All music in podcast by Mindscape Music.

This bonus episode offers up an interview with Darcy Burgess of Achtung Spiel. We talk about his new game, Black Cadillacs, a game about war, the man behind the gun, and political and moral commentary.


Direct download: ASP-SE005.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

E. Gary Gygax, one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. We at Accidental Survivors wanted to add our voices to the multitude remembering a man pivotal to our hobby.

Some other thoughts can be found in my blog.

Requiescat In Pace

Direct download: ASP-GaryGygaxRemembered.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Special Episode 004 - Actual Without Play

WARNING: Instances of strong language may offend some listeners.

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
sponsored by Sword's Edge Publishing
All music in podcast by Mindscape Music

This is a special episode, so there is no editing and not a lot of forethought. Be prepared. The live play episode, that which will be episode 22, is still coming. This special episode explains why we haven't done so yet.

1. News & Views
End of Warhammer RPG?

Once you're done with us, why not give a listen to:

Gamer's Haven

2. Feature - Actual Without Play

Open RPG
Fantasy Grounds
Digital Adventures
Total Recorder
Screen Monkey
Google Docs
PC Gen
RPG Objects' Modern Character Generator
Pathguy d20 Modern Character Generator
Modern 20
Martial Arts 20
Gamer's Haven
Geeks On
Dark Quest Games
Sword's Edge Publishing
Fraser's Blog

You can email us at

You can join the Accidental Survivors Podcast group on Facebook and leave comments for us there

You can hop on over to our section at the ForgedRPG forums at

You can leave us an ODEO.

Direct download: ASP-SE004.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Special Episode 003 - Planet of the Apes Rant It started out as a rant about the Planet of the Apes movie by Tim Burton, and it became so much more.

This Special Episode is to hold you over until episode 018, which will be our retrospective on a year with the Accidental Survivors. If you want to comment on your year with the Accidental Survivors, you still have time to contact us at

See you soon.
Direct download: ASP-SE003.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT RPG Bloggers Network