Friday, 26 August 2016

City of Steel: Episode 04 - The Thompson Affair, Part Four

In Episode Four of the City of Steel podcast, George, Eira, Valko, Rupert and Parzival learn the terrible cost of magic, meet an unexpected soul within the bowels of the storm tunnels, and discover how much a mage can bleed.

Friday, 19 August 2016

City of Steel: Episode 03 - The Thompson Affair, Part Three

In Episode Three of the City of Steel podcast, we follow George, Eira, Valko, Rupert and Parzival as they track their demon-faced stalker through the streets and find what lurks beneath the city. Evidently the Steel City investigators have more to learn about who has a stake in the Thompson Affair.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

City of Steel: An Introduction

You might have noticed that changes, albeit small and incremental, have begun to happen at Too Many Dice, things are afoot...things, and stuff.

Park Hill, original photo by Paolo Margari (

Earlier this summer, after giving it no small amount of thought, a handful of friends and I decided to embark on a Dresden Files RPG campaign, and somewhere along the line, I got the idea into my head to turn this into a podcast, so I could share my excitement about the campaign and for RPGs in general, with my followers on Twitter, and friends outside my usual gaming group stable. As part of the campaign creation process, my players and myself discussed what kind of image we wanted to establish of our home city, Sheffield. This image of the post-industrial, divided city would set the stage for our podcasted campaign, City of Steel. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

City of Steel: Episode 02 - The Thompson Affair, Part Two

In Episode Two of the City of Steel podcast, we discover the identity of the group's would-be assassins, discover a few interesting secrets about Keandra Thompson, and learn of another party with a hand in play in the Thompson affair.

Friday, 5 August 2016

City of Steel: Episode 01 - The Thompson Affair, Part One

The Nonconformist Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery © Copyright David Rogers and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
The Nonconformist Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery © Copyright David Rogers and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
The debut episode of the City of Steel podcast, in this episode we have brief introduction to our heroes, and discover that Keandra Thompson has a serious problem.

City of Steel Sound Effect Attributions

Below are attributions to every third party sourced sound effect used in the City of Steel Podcast. Whilst the necessary attributions will be included in the relevant blog entry for each episode, where including all the attributions below isn't possible (due to character limit, for example), I'll include a link to this blog post. Attribution does not imply endorsement.

front door open.wav by THE_bizniss

Door knocking (Angry).wav by Macif
outgoing ring.wav by NoiseCollector
Pour Hot Water In Cup by PhilllChabbb
stiring coffee.wav by squashy555
Glas_Window_Drop_Slices_On_Floor_01.clip.wav by TheSoundcatcher
People (talking).wav by ZyryTSounds
Knock_on_door.wav by Philip_Daniels
heartbeats.aif by patobottos
Kicking/Forcing/Breaking Wooden Door by qubodup
wind howl.mp3 by swiftoid
Car Arriving by bone666138
car door slam by theshaggyfreak
car-leave-3.wav by csproductions
Typing_Smartphone_24bit_96kHz_BWF_Mono.wav by Schacht
Door Low Closing .wav by RutgerMuller
Car Ignition Key - Engine Starting Running 3.wav by RutgerMuller
tannoy announcement jingle.wav by 7by7
Supermarket Checkout Line by ianslattery
CAR-IGNITION, Volkswagen Golf GLE 1.8 1992 Automatic, turning engine on-0001.wav by JoniHeinonen
automatic_door.wav by ACorcuera
PCGlitch.wav by Hotlavaman
Electric09.wav by LG
Magic Smite.wav by spookymodem
Smok'n.wav by M-RED
human male scream small group torture panic.mp3 by JohnsonBrandEditing
Chev 350 failed start.wav by lonemonk
Spell_04.wav by LittleRobotSoundFactory
Car Crash_EXT.wav by PauliusI
car_driving_ford_ka.mp3 by geodylabs
Car_Stop_Breaks_Screech_Engine-Rev_by-monnie101.mp4.WAV by monnie101
shotgun.wav by Marregheriti
Hitting Wall.wav by spookymodem
sword-01.wav by audione
gundropped.wav by j1987
CP_Whipping_Wind_Storm_Thin.aif by stewdio2003
KnifeDraw_001.wav by JakeEwings
Car Door Handle.wav by RutgerMuller
Magic sound 7.wav by Autistic Lucario
Patrick's Grunt.wav by AMVAclasssounds 
LowerGunCock.wav by woodmoose
Body Wall Impact.wav by jawbutch
RUNNING 2.wav by vmgraw
Grunt2.wav by Creeper_Ciller78
Bonfire Being Lit by samararaine
screaming_male_painIII.mp3 by GabrielaUPF