Oliver speaks with a host from the popular sword & sorcery podcast Rogues in the House, Matt John, about the genre, gatekeeping vs helping the S&S scene thrive, the trials of buying books online when you’re Canadian, working sword & sorcery and role-playing games into the classroom, Army of Darkness hot takes, He-Man, “Good Rudes”, letting go of the things you don’t want to write and just writing the things your inner child wants to write, good and bad nostalgia, and “more”!
Rogues in the House Podcast / Facebook / Twitter
Matt’s author page on Amazon
Matt’s essay on Robert E. Howard, Sword & Sorcery, and Grimdark
The actual Robert E Howard story, Rogues in the House
Some other things we mentioned:
Brian Murphy’s Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery
Rude Tales of Magic “The only RPG actual play Oliver listens to”
The Whetstone Discord server, a great place to chat about sword & sorcery!
Imaro by Charles Saunders
Unknown Worlds of the Merril Collection (Oliver’s other podcast)
Conan Gaming Group
Sword & Sorcery: “An earthier sort of fantasy” Goodreads group
Tales From The Magician’s Skull submission guidelines
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