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The God Learners
The God Learners
A podcast about gaming in Glorantha
Jul 30, 2022
Episode 14: Nomad Gods (Part 2)
In Episode 14, the God Learner podcast returns to its exploration of the Nomad Gods, with David Scott from Chaosium. News The “Write Your First Adventure” summer workshop has started, with a RuneQuest course by...
1 hr 58 min
Jul 20, 2022
Glorantha Initiation Episode 9: Scott, Grognard Jokes, Too Much Lore, and Letting Players Fill in the Blanks
We talk to another Scott this month for our Initiation Series. This one was recorded back in November 2021, which is why we still mention the very imminent release of the RuneQuest Starter Set. Scott...
Jul 3, 2022
Episode 13: Practical Ancient Warfare
Our guest for episode 13 is Nikolas Lloyd, the multi-talented host of the Lindybeige YouTube channel. News Jörg mentions Eternal Convention at Castle Stahleck in Bacharach, Germany, and the UK Game Expo which both just...
1 hr 35 min
Jun 19, 2022
Glorantha Initiation Episode 8: Scott, Novelizations, Baboons, and Too Many Cows
The new Initiation Series interview features Scott Rinehart, and was recorded back in October 2021. Scott is new to Glorantha, having only played in a couple of one-shot games, but he has flipped through the...
Jun 5, 2022
Episode 12: People of Glorantha: The Aldryami
Shannon Appelcline is our guest for the 12th episode. Shannon tells us about his entry into the roleplaying genre, which features the typical games of the early eighties. RuneQuest became one of his main systems...
1 hr 37 min
May 23, 2022
Glorantha Initiation Episode 7: Diana, Amber, Constructive Cosmology, and Tea Bribes
This episode was recorded in November 2021. For this Initiation Series interview we welcome back Diana Probst, the totally biologically human member of Beer With Teeth, which we already had on the show with some...
May 4, 2022
Episode 11: The Travels of Biturian Varosh (Part 4)
In episode 11 of the God Learners podcast Drew Baker joins us again to follow the travels of Biturian Varosh. Plus: Drew's latest book on travel in Dragon Pass!
1 hr 34 min
Apr 15, 2022
Glorantha Initiation Episode 6: Wayne, the Snakepipe Incident, Riding Bisons, and YGMV
For episode 6 of the Glorantha Initiation Series we welcome Wayne Peters, who played RuneQuest once in the 80s and hated it. More than 30 years later, Wayne returned to Glorantha with the Broken Tower,...
Apr 1, 2022
Episode 10: Out of the Suitcase
Ludo and Joerg welcome Chaosium president Rick Meints to the God Learners podcast! We chat about news such as Pavisite fanzines, ChaosiumCon, RuneQuest streaming, and podcasts. We then talk about Rick's origin story, his "Index to Glorantha" book, foreign licensees, magazines, HeroQuest rules, LARPing, board games, collector items, and more!
1 hr 27 min
Mar 19, 2022
Glorantha Initiation Episode 5: Steinar, Sandals, Internet Memes, and the Elmal Rant
In this new episode of the Glorantha Initiation series, we welcome Steinar, aka Felix, aka Coffeemancer. We talk with him about convincing players to try RuneQuest, getting started with King of Dragon Pass, stealing Lunar...
Mar 9, 2022
Episode 9: Nomad Gods (Part 1)
We apologize for the tardiness on this episode: we are not used to Earth’s weird calendar where one month is surprisingly shorter than the others. Plus, Ludovic was busy with work and with writing two...
1 hr 53 min
Feb 20, 2022
Gloranthan Initiation Episode 4: Skulldixon, The Unnecessary Severed Leg, and Ducks
For this fourth episode of the Initiation Series, we chat with Discord regular Skulldixon, which is apparently how everybody actually calls him except for his parents. Skull (let’s call him Skull for short?) talks about...
Jan 30, 2022
Episode 8: The Early Days of Glorantha (Part 1)
We are joined on this trip down memory lane by Doc Cowie, Doc sums up his credits as “40 years RuneQuest player, published one scenario”. Ludo also gets Doc to talk about his custom-made bronze...
Jan 19, 2022
Glorantha Initiation Episode 3: Erin, SCA, Runemasters, and Old Fandoms
For our third episode of our Initiation Series, we interview Erin McGuire, who was only supposed to play RuneQuest for one night, but hasn’t stopped for the past couple years, and is now possibly an...
Jan 7, 2022
Episode 7: Adventures in Jonstown
Ludo and Jörg are joined by Diana Probst, aka Berra from Beer With Teeth, bravely entering a realm of unreal time before sunrise. News Episode 2 of our Initiation to Glorantha series was released, and...
1 hr 44 min
Dec 16, 2021
Glorantha Initiation Episode 2: Russano, Eurmali Goblins, and Inspiration
On this second episode of the Glorantha Initiation Series, we interview Russano Greenstripe. Russsano discovered Glorantha with King of Dragon Pass, a game by A-Sharp, available on pretty much any platforms you’d want to play...
Dec 1, 2021
Episode 6: Gamemastering RuneQuest
This topic was actually suggested to us by our guests Jon Webb and Neil Gibson. Jon Webb is the initiator and an author of the four volumes of the Sandheart series, following the challenges of...
1 hr 48 min
Nov 20, 2021
Glorantha Initiation Episode 1: Ludovic
This is the inaugural episode of the Glorantha Initiation series, where we talk to members of the tribe who recently joined the God Learner studies. The God Learner Podcast wants to investigate how people comparatively...
Nov 7, 2021
Episode 5: The Travels of Biturian Varosh (Part 3)
Our guest for this episode is Drew Baker, author of a series of products on the Jonstown Compendium, including the QAD (Quick and Dirty) series (available as the omnibus edition “Pimper’s Block“), the Rubble Redux...
1 hr 34 min
Oct 5, 2021
Episode 4: Writing Adventures in Glorantha
This episode’s guests are Beer with Teeth, at time in character: Erin (aka Varanis, a noble of Sartar lineage) Dom (aka Rajar, a huge Storm Bull axe fighter) Diana (aka Berra, a tiny Humakti warrior)...
1 hr 41 min
Sep 3, 2021
Episode 3: Passions in RuneQuest
Our guest this (long!) episode is David Scott, who wears a number of Chaosium hats – among others convention presence, rules Q&A, and the web archives. David talks about his work on the Well of...
1 hr 57 min
Jul 31, 2021
Episode 2: On the Road
Returning to our tower for our second episode of the God Learners Podcast, we meet Austin Conrad, the author and publisher of the Myth of the Month on Jonstown Compendium aka Akhelas or Crel. We...
1 hr 36 min
Jul 2, 2021
Episode 1: A Visit to the Black Alynx
For our first episode of the God Learners Podcast we are visiting Neil Gibson, proprietor of the Black Alynx inn in the seedier parts of Jonstown. Neil’s podcast “Tales of the Black Alynx” had a...
1 hr 4 min
Jun 14, 2021
In this short interlude, Joerg and Ludovic announce their return to Gloranthan podcasting with a new name! Shortly after this airs, all of our website and social media presence will migrate to a new place....
Oct 21, 2020
Episode 8: Glorantha has Talent, and Contests
Intro Episode 8 airs with a few weeks delay compared to our usual rhythm, as we wanted to feature our Glorantha Has Talent?-contest in this episode. We found the wait worth the while, and so...
1 hr 48 min
Sep 4, 2020
Episode 7: Plenty of Valleys
Well, this is something Ludo has been looking forward to since the release of The Valley of Plenty, To be honest, so have we all, and the Carpenters were as wonderful as we thought they...
1 hr 39 min
Aug 8, 2020
Episode 6: The Travels of Biturian Varosh (Part 2)
Glorantha Has Talent? 00:40 We announce our contest for audio takes on Glorantha. A Ludoch Story 02;10 Another example (after last episode’s joke at the end of the podcast) of how such a 3 minute...
1 hr 49 min
Jul 4, 2020
Episode 5: Cattle Raid!
In this fifth episode of Wind Words, we come back to Sartar to look at every Heortling’s favourite past time: cattle raiding. Why do they like cattle so much around here that they need to...
1 hr 40 min
Jun 1, 2020
Episode 4: A Guided Visit of Glamour
As our team of intrepid explorers enters the capital of the Lunar Empire, we are joined by a team of professional historians.. Sit back, get a snack and something to drink, this may take a...
1 hr 55 min
Apr 25, 2020
Episode 3: The Travels of Biturian Varosh (Part 1)
For our third episode of Wind Words, we decided to have a look at the narrative in Cults of Prax. But before that comes our regular look at the news and rumors. The Herald’s Podium...
1 hr 24 min
Mar 25, 2020
Episode 2: Scenes from a Market (Pavis Edition)
Here’s our second episode of Wind Words, where we look at scenes in the Founders Market of Pavis. We hope our audio quality has improved somewhat, but we’re still learning and Bill has a terrible...
1 hr 16 min
Feb 26, 2020
Episode 1: Introducing your players to Glorantha
The inaugural episode of Wind Words! We apologize for the audio quality: bear with us as we learn how to edit and mix recorded voices. Introduction Why are we entering the adventurous world of podcasting?...
1 hr 17 min