A tabletop role-playing game show where we learn to become better gamemasters and role-players by filling ourselves with stories and knowledge. We talk Dungeons and Dragons, film history, mythology, archaeology, literature, and much more.
Swords of the Serpentine RPG, Shark Movies with Kevin Kulp
RPG designer Kevin Kulp joins me on the podcast today. We discuss gamemaster advice and the best tips Kevin has to offer on running RPGs. Kevin and I talk about his RPG Timewatch and he gives a tremendous overview of Swords of the Serpentine. Plus I derail the podcast by asking Kevin how he is spending pandemic lockdown. Since he is watching giant shark movies I become overly fascinated. I love watching shark movies and it is not too often I get to ramble about them.
Gamemaster Advice and Game Design Stories with Randy Angle
Game designer Randy Angle drops in on the podcast. We discuss video game design and RPG game design. Randy's long career in game design provides ample stories and great information about RPGs, gamemastering, and more. Randy also shares how his Star Trek video game influenced the TV show.
Stories Make Us Better Gamemasters as well as People with Glenn McDorman
Podcast host, writer Glenn McDorman joins me on the podcast today. We discuss how speculative fiction makes us better RPG gamemasters and people. Plus, we talk about his many podcasts: The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast, Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast, Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast, Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast, and Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast. It is a lively discussion covering classic works of fiction and Star Trek.
Kids Playing D&D with Nick Cardarelli
Raised on D&D podcast host, Nick Cardarelli joins me for a discussion of playing D&D with your kids. We talk about gamemaster advice when running RPGs with kids. We talk about why gaming with your kids can be very important for creating memories and connections. Nick offers his advice for handling violence when playing with kids and some recommendations for kid-friendly tabletop RPGs.
Year Without a Summer, Castles, and Neverland with Tristan Zimmerman
Tristan Zimmerman returns to the podcast to discuss how to use real history in your tabletop role-playing game campaigns. We talk about The Year Without a Summer when a volcano changed the climate of nearly the entire world. We tackle castles and seek to make them fun again. Then we discuss gaming in Peter Pan's Neverland.
Poor Heroes, Rich Heroes, and Fly Free or Die with Jason Tondro (Starfinder)
Starfinder developer Jason Tondro drops in on the podcast today. The discussion ranges from gamemaster advice to poor heroes and rich heroes in tabletop role-playing games and movies. We also talk about the Starfinder Adventure Path Fly Free or Die and how working-class heroes tackle space adventures.