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A table top RPG news, advice, interviews, and reviews podcast hosted by Amber, Kenny, and John.

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A table top RPG news, advice, interviews, and reviews podcast hosted by Amber, Kenny, and John.

    212 – Andrew Gillis

    212 – Andrew Gillis

    Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer Andrew Gillis. Andrew’s game Girl by Moonlight, is another one of Amber's to-be-released most anticipated games. We sat down on December 30th and talked extensively about Girl by Moonlight, how it came to be, the goal of the game, the choice of system and the themes in the Magical Girl genre and how it can resonate with a lot of people.

    • 57 min
    211 – Jay Dragon

    211 – Jay Dragon

    Today on the show Amber talked with lyrical RPG writer and director of Possum Creek Games, Jay Dragon. Jay ran a very successful Kickstarter last year for a game called Wanderhome, which is one of Amber's most anticipated games to come out in 2021. Amber and Jay sat down on December 28th and talked about the inception of Wanderhome, Jay’s approach to writing, and the theme of Care in Jay’s games.

    • 53 min
    210 – Banana Chan

    210 – Banana Chan

    Today on the show Amber talked with Tabletop Game Designer, Storyteller, and Owner and Co-Founder of Game and a Curry, Banana Chan. They sat down on December 24th and looked back at Banana's 2020 year of game announcements, talked about different ways to publish games and the benefits, representation in games, and term called emancipatory bleed.

    • 44 min
    209 – Clio Yun-su Davis

    209 – Clio Yun-su Davis

    Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer, Writer, and Cultural Consultant Clio Yun-su Davis. She's had the pleasure of running a game for Clio before as well as playing with them and was really happy to learn more about what else they do in TTRPGs! They sat down on December 21st and chatted about LARP, the idea of Playing to Lose, and cultural consultation.

    • 48 min
    208 – Brennan Lee Mulligan

    208 – Brennan Lee Mulligan

    Today on the show Amber talked with Game Master and Comedian Brennan Lee Mulligan. He gave Amber advice about running D&D, shared what it’s like to GM a high production game for a show and his 3 proudest GM moments. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    207 – Steve Kenson

    207 – Steve Kenson

    Today on the show John talks with Steve Kenson, an incredibly prolific game designer, writer and novelist.



    After getting his start writing for RPGs in the ‘90s as a fan on Shadowrun, Steve has gone on to work on a slew of superhero RPGs, including writing for Aberrant and Silver Age Sentinels, and creating Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures and Icons Superhero Roleplaying.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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185 Ratings

185 Ratings

josephhawk ,

Awesome Podcast

I was lucky to have James on my own podcast not that long ago. It was like a dream come true. I'm sad to hear he's leaving the podcast, but so happy he's getting to do design work more steadily. You inspired me to do The Geekiest Podcast and I am glad to have had you on. See you down the road my friend!

dhendee ,

In my top-five D

I have been listening to Table Top Babble for a couple of years now. It’s a wonky take on the TTRPG industry that is super inclusive and features some of the best voices in the field. One of my favorite episodes was episode #182 with Vince Smith on Intentional Design. Check it out!

I know James is stepping down from hosting, and I’m hopeful the new hosts will continue on the path towards a more welcoming, inclusive version of RPG…and pushing D

wilyhobbit ,

Learning about the ttrpg industry!

I LOVE Tabletop Babble James’ positivity and the amazing guests he interviews. I listen while Gus (our family pug) and I take our daily walks. I have learned so so ouch about the positive side of the ttrpg community and all the amazing people doing great things! This podcast is a much needed injection of real positivity desperately needed by our industry. Thank you James, keep up the great work!!!

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