50 episodes

Fear the Boot is an irreverent, round table discussion of tabletop role playing games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby. Our cast changes a little from show to show, but we always assemble a group of dynamic individuals with divergent views, guaranteeing you will hear several perspectives on everything we discuss.

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    • 4.7, 296 Ratings

Fear the Boot is an irreverent, round table discussion of tabletop role playing games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby. Our cast changes a little from show to show, but we always assemble a group of dynamic individuals with divergent views, guaranteeing you will hear several perspectives on everything we discuss.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

EmeraldSpecter ,

Why Aren’t You Listening?

This podcast is everything you want in an RPG podcast and more. Why aren’t you listening? Advice, personality, ideas, and conventions! Join the fray!

jameswilletts ,

Ruined for other gaming podcasts! :D

A few years ago, I got into the business of putting together podcasts, figured I should find one I enjoyed listening to, scoured the Internet, and found this amazing community. Everything I needed: genre-neutral (or rather, genre-agnostic), focused less on “roll playing” than the finer aspects of the craft (like story and character), and rife with tools to encounter some of the intangible social challenges we all face as gamers at one point or another. The best part is they put a lot of effort into sound quality, so you won’t get your ears burnt out listening to Skype calls and laptop mics. In fact, I even recommend their “bonus episode two” to fledgling and hopeful podcasters, because the information is so good and saves me so much explaining as an audio professional.

So start with the current episodes, and dip into the back catalog when you’ve got some time. They’ve been going for over thirteen years, so don’t think you’ll get to them all anytime soon. Early episodes, like the group template episode (the “session zero” concept before “session zero” was so much of a thing) I hear may get re-vamped soon with the current host lineup.

Fear the Boot is not just a podcast. It’s a philosophy as well as a community. If your taste in a gaming experience is similar to mine, you’ll find yourself among kindred spirits. I only get to spend time with them about once/year or so, and I hope to be seeing them for many, many years to come.

Lieuallen ,

Excellent resource for DMs

A great podcast for DMs of all skill levels. I’ve been running games for over thirty years and this group has outstanding all-around advice.

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