Roll For Initiative Podcast
WGP Network Produced Show
About: Join DM Vincent, DM Nick, DM Matt and DM Chad as they kick it back to the ’80s and explore the world of old school gaming, with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons First Edition. Join them each week as they dive in the system that everyone loved to play. While this podcast maybe AD&D 1E focused, it has been said this podcast is a great way to grab ideas from to apply into any edition!
- Episode 1 to 59 Hosts: Vince, Jayson, and Nick
- Episode 60+ Hosts: Vince, Nick, Will, Matt and various guests.
- Episode 130+ Hosts: Vince, Nick, Matt and Chad
Note: DM Jayson left the show, and you can hear his reasoning in issue # 59.
Vincent is originally from Long Island NY, where he was a former Radio Personality, and now lives in the state of Texas, his voice may sound familar as he has hosted various podcasts, such as Darker Days, RFI Podcast, D6 Radio, Save or Die and others. His DM’ing style is more on the fly, and enjoys the just roll a D6 Method to solve those annoying problems. Vince has been playing D&D since the ’80s, and he favors the Core books. Vince is the Executive Producer and Host of The Roll for Initiative podcast.
Nick is from Ohio where he is married with 2 kids, and still gaming since ’81. CLEVELAND RAWKS! His interests are any type of gaming, camping, skiing, boccee, KenzerCo freelance writer, and co-host of Roll for Initiative podcast. Nick favors the Core set of books with a little flavor from the rest with Hackmaster 4E influences.
Matt is from Ohio and originally started out as a fan, who joined the cast as a producer and show editor. Slowly during shows, after Jayson’s departure, Matt started adding his input during the show and was then added to the cast as a regular Co-Host. Matt favors a little flavor from all the books, even later editions.
Chad is originally from Kansas City, MO, but spent six years living abroad in Japan, where he was a part of the Japanese International Gamers Guild and helped start a weekly Magic, The Gathering night in Tokyo that is still going strong today. In 2005, he moved to the “Windy City” of Chicago, where he co-founded the Dead Games Society, a group dedicated to promoting out-of-print roleplay games and game editions. Chad has been playing D&D since the early ’80s and favors a combination of core and house rules.
Jayson helped get the podcast off the ground with Vince, acting as not only a Co-Host, but a promoter of the show. Jayson lives in the “Big Apple”, “the city that never sleeps” aka New York City. Jayson retired from the show after episode Volume 1, Issue 59 to pursue his own projects. Jayson has guested on the show in Volume 2, Issue 100 as well as a few special inserts for Volume 3. Jayson is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Gygax Magazine, as well as Partner of the gaming company TSR. Jayson favors the core set of books, as is a stickler for the rules.
William is retired Marine and full-time gamer who is living in the state of Washington. Will has been playing games for over 30+ years and was asked to join the show after Jayson stepped away. Will can be heard during the Volume 2 issues and the first couple of Volume 3 issues. Will’s last show was Volume 3, Issue 107 and has stepped away from the podcast for personal reasons, the parting was friendly. Will might not have used every book, but was a by the book man, as he followed the rules to the letter.
Chrispy hails from Las Vegas, NV. While his heart will always belong to Basic D&D, it’s mostly because he favors the rules-lite, shoot from the hip, make-it-up-as-you-go freedom he finds there, without having to neglect written rules (like Attack Bonus vs. Specific Armor Types, Weapon Speed or Potion Miscibility), but he can get around in 1st Edition just fine. He’s currently a full time student at UNLV, enjoys playing music, studying the mechanical aspects of language, and playing games whenever he can find the time. He also makes dumb D&D jokes on his own show at http://CriticalWits.info/.