A table top RPG news, advice, interviews, and reviews podcast hosted by Amber, Kenny, and John.
251 – Table Top Crowd – Our Haunt
In this episode Kristin sits down with game designer Jammi to discuss his RPG Our Haunt which is currently on Kickstarter!
Kristin and Jammi discuss the B.O.B system, the playbooks in Our Haunt, Jammi’s research methods, horror and emotions in the game and also talk briefly about Cozy Town, another wonderful game Jammi created that is currently Itch funding!
You can follow and support the Our Haunt Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jdragsky/our-haunt
You can check out Cozy Town here: https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/cozy-town
Follow Jammi to learn about all his other projects here: @temporalhiccup
250 – Two Summers – Côme Martin
Today on the show Amber chatted with French game designer Côme Martin. They sat down on September to 1st and chatted about Côme’s preference for narrative games, the need for happier, more hopeful games to help us in these trying times, and of course, his game Two Summers, a game where players take the role of the same characters at two different time periods: as teenagers in the 1990s and as adults 30 years later. Think Stehpen King’s It but the game doesn’t necessarily have to include a scary alien clown. You can check it out on Côme’s itch: https://comemartin.itch.io/
249 – Table Top Crowd – Secret of the Vibrant Isle
In this episode, Kristin sat down with game designer and founder of Nerdburger Games, Craig Campbell to discuss his Kickstarter for Secret of the Vibrant Isle.
They discuss designing outside of your comfort zone, how much the art by @ashenwave inspired and influenced the game and Kristin takes them on a tangent asking about Craig’s other RPGs!
Secret of the Vibrant Isle will be live on Kickstart on October 5th!
Check out the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/secrets-of-the-vibrant-isle
248 – Table Top Crowd – Artisans of Splendent Vale
On this episode of Table Top Crowd, Kristin sits down with game designer Nikki Valens to discuss their new game Artisans of Splendent Vale.
They talk about the magical setting, playable characters, the inspiration for the game and, of course, the adorable animals in the game!
Artisans of Splendent Vale is live on Kickstarter now and has fully funded! Check out the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renegadegamestudios/artisans-of-splendent-vale
You can follow Nikki on Twitter: @valens116
247 – Table Top Crowd – Deimos Academy
On this episode of Table Top Crowd Kristin sits down with game designer’s Banana, Amanda, and Austin to talk about their horror game Deimos Academy.
They discuss Amanda’s art for the game, Austin’s inspiration for lore and Banana gives us great details on what the Kickstarter will offer! There are also some fun tangents and useful information about Chucky E. Cheese.
Deimos Academy does not yet have a Kickstarter launch date, but you can follow their Kickstarter page at
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gameandacurry/deimos-academy to stay up to date on announcements. This is a game you won’t want to miss!
246 – 5E Player Screen – Shaun Sunday
Today on the show Amber chatted with Australian game designer and artist Shaun Sunday aka @BrainBeastStudios. They sat down on August 27th to discuss Shaun’s D&D 5E player screen. The screen helps new and neurodivergent players track mechanics of the game by keeping highly referenced information in front of players. Along the way, they discussed R. A. Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms novels, social media management, and making tabletop games more inclusive through design.
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