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Did you used to play roleplaying games back in the day, delving dungeons with funny dice in hand? Why’d you stop? Find out how to reclaim your RPG hobby as a working adult.
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Roleplay Rescue Che Webster

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Did you used to play roleplaying games back in the day, delving dungeons with funny dice in hand? Why’d you stop? Find out how to reclaim your RPG hobby as a working adult.
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    Snapshot!

    Snapshot!

    Hello Rescuers!
    This episode is subtitled, "Tactical combat, wargaming, and RPGs". Although inspired by Snapshot, the thoughts are broader than any one particular set of rules.
    Opening with a quotation from Jamison's, "Gamemastering", this episode shares some thoughts about the place of wargaming in the roleplayer’s arsenal. The words of Brian Jamison tell us to be wary of such folk, but I am in disagreement.
    Big thank you to Jason, John, Simon, and Wiebe for contributing to the show with their calls!
    And thank you to you for tuning in and making this show a part of your hobby. I hope you find it useful.
    Game on!

    Roleplay Rescue Details:
    Voice Message:
    speakpipe.com/roleplayrescue
    Patreon:
    patreon.com/rpgrescue 
    Email:
    hello@rpgrescue.com
    Blog
    roleplayrescue.com 
    Bluesky Social:
    https://bsky.app/profile/ubiquitousrat.bsky.social
    MeWe:
    https://mewe.com/p/roleplayrescue
    Roleplay Rescue Theme by Jon Cohen from Tale of the Manticore:
    https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com/
    Logo and artwork by MJ Hiblin:
    https://www.patreon.com/MJHiblenART/

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    • 32 min
    Back To Analogue

    Back To Analogue

    This episode brings us back to the most important question in rediscovering our hobby: How do we best recapture the spirit of play and of deep engagement with these games? This episode reflects on a shift in my experience of gaming and talks about what I have been learning as I focused on running two Fellmyr games - that is two groups of players using the same world - on a regular basis over the past six months. I also share some messages I’ve received from listeners which express gratitude for Roleplay Rescue and everything that this community stands for.
    Big thank you to Jon, Matt, Riley, Thorsten, and Peter Laws for contributing to the show! I would not be sitting here recording if not for your inspiration.
    Game on!

    Roleplay Rescue Details:
    Voice Message:
    speakpipe.com/roleplayrescue
    Patreon:
    patreon.com/rpgrescue 
    Email:
    hello@rpgrescue.com
    Blog
    roleplayrescue.com 
    Bluesky Social:
    https://bsky.app/profile/ubiquitousrat.bsky.social
    MeWe:
    https://mewe.com/p/roleplayrescue
    Roleplay Rescue Theme by Jon Cohen from Tale of the Manticore:
    https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com/

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    • 40 min
    Imagine with Michael Tenery

    Imagine with Michael Tenery

    Hello Rescuers! We’re back! Sort of.
    As I said a few weeks ago, I am changing the pace of Roleplay Rescue from a regular podcast to being a, well, irregular podcast - in other words, although this is the first episode of the resurrected show, it may be some time (or not) before I record another.
    But this episode couldn’t wait. I thought about holding it back but, frankly, it was such a great conversation that I couldn’t in good conscience hold it back.
    Today, I am honoured to welcome W. Michael Tenery III, author of the Imagine Role Playing (role-playing.com), to our show. Michael’s game is something I discovered back around 2000 and have longed to play ever since.
    It’s a game I’ve dabbled with but never dived into… until now. During the interregnum betwixt series, I’ve found myself back reading and solo playing Imagine and, well, it’s a game I want to talk about more.
    Big thank you to Michael for coming on the show - it was a truly inspiring conversation and I have been deeply affected by it. I cannot thank you enough for the ideas that you’ve sparked. I hope it sparks something for others too.
    Game on!

    Links:
    Imagine Roleplaying: https://role-playing.com/
    Random Encounter Show, "How Has This Hidden Gem Stayed Hidden?!": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn1Epv09Yx8

    Roleplay Rescue Details:
    Voice Message:
    speakpipe.com/roleplayrescue
    Patreon:
    patreon.com/rpgrescue 
    Email:
    hello@rpgrescue.com
    Blog
    roleplayrescue.com 
    Bluesky Social:
    https://bsky.app/profile/ubiquitousrat.bsky.social
    MeWe:
    https://mewe.com/p/roleplayrescue
    Roleplay Rescue Theme by Jon Cohen from Tale of the Manticore:
    https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com/


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The End?

    The End?

    Here’s the short version: I’m going to take a break - once again - from podcasting. When I do return, whether it’s in a couple of weeks, two months, or a year, I’m going to take the approach of recording when I have something I’m interested in saying. No more weekly or bi-weekly schedule, just grabbing the mic whenever ideas are worth developing. 
    And so this is the End. It’s also the beginning of something new.
    Big thanks to Jon for the call-in which inspired the episode.
    Tiny Prep, the book: roleplayingtips.com/gm-books/tiny-prep/
    Game on!

    Roleplay Rescue Details:
    Voice Message:
    speakpipe.com/roleplayrescue
    Patreon:
    patreon.com/rpgrescue 
    Email:
    hello@rpgrescue.com
    Blog
    roleplayrescue.com 
    Bluesky Social:
    https://bsky.app/profile/ubiquitousrat.bsky.social
    MeWe:
    https://mewe.com/p/roleplayrescue
    Roleplay Rescue Theme by Jon Cohen from Tale of the Manticore:
    https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com/

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    • 17 min
    RPGMatch with Joaquin Lippincott

    RPGMatch with Joaquin Lippincott

    This is the last in a series of four conversations I’ve enjoyed with various guests over the tail end of 2023 and into January 2024.
    Joaquin Lippincott is the founder of RPGMatch, an application where you can register and meet other TTRPG players who like to play like you do. Following the call-in and my not-entirely positive feedback about the app in Episode 6, Seeking Face to Face, Joaquin reached out and we agreed to have a bit of a chat.
    Thanks to Joaquin for coming on the show! I hope you enjoy the chat as much as I did.
    Game on!
    RPGMatch is at www.rpgmatch.org/

    Roleplay Rescue Details:
    Voice Message:
    speakpipe.com/roleplayrescue
    Patreon:
    patreon.com/rpgrescue 
    Email:
    hello@rpgrescue.com
    Blog
    roleplayrescue.com 
    Bluesky Social:
    https://bsky.app/profile/ubiquitousrat.bsky.social
    MeWe:
    https://mewe.com/p/roleplayrescue
    Roleplay Rescue's Solo Tales:
    https://shows.acast.com/roleplay-rescues-solo-tales
    Nottingham Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Meetup Group:
    https://www.meetup.com/nottingham-roleplaying-games-rpgs-meetup-group/
    Roleplay Rescue Theme by Jon Cohen from Tale of the Manticore:
    https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com/

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    • 57 min
    Intermission

    Intermission

    It has been a month since I last hopped on the mic and spoke. This episode is a GM Intrusion into the flow of the season to do two things:
    First, I wanted to share and respond to a few call-in messages I’ve received through January and February.
    Second, I thought I would update you on a couple of areas in my own hobby and thought - we just played a second face-to-face session at The Dice Cup, the School Club has shifted to playing Dungeon Fantasy RPG too, and I’ve even taken part as a player in an experimental modern-day game designed to seek deeper Otherworld-immersion. It’s been the busiest period of actual gaming that I’ve experienced in years.
    Thank you to all the callers - Frank, Simon, Dan, Jon, Evil Jeff, and Andrew - for inspiring and supporting the show! Thanks to the callers on the GM’s Journal weekly too - you keep me fired up!
    Game on!
    Roleplay Rescue Details:
    Voice Message:
    speakpipe.com/roleplayrescue
    Patreon:
    patreon.com/rpgrescue 
    Email:
    hello@rpgrescue.com
    Blog
    roleplayrescue.com 
    Bluesky Social:
    https://bsky.app/profile/ubiquitousrat.bsky.social
    MeWe:
    https://mewe.com/p/roleplayrescue
    Roleplay Rescue's Solo Tales:
    https://shows.acast.com/roleplay-rescues-solo-tales
    Nottingham Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Meetup Group:
    https://www.meetup.com/nottingham-roleplaying-games-rpgs-meetup-group/
    Roleplay Rescue Theme by Jon Cohen from Tale of the Manticore:
    https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com/

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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An invitation to play

If you, like me, are someone who loves or once loved playing RPGs but stopped because you felt you didn’t have the time, or moved away, or started a family, give this podcast a listen.
Che will gently, but persistently, convince you that not only can you get back to the table, you owe it to yourself, and maybe even others, to do so. Loads of advice here to help you find a game, or *gasp* maybe even start your own.
His GM journal bonus episodes will give you the confidence and inspiration to start creating by showing just how simple it can be once you overcome your self doubt.
Don’t wait. Start listening and find your path back to the table.
See you there.

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