A table top RPG news, advice, interviews, and reviews podcast hosted by Amber, Kenny, and John.
232 – Drakoniques
Today on the show Amber chatted with TTRPG streamer, cofounder and event organiser of Friends Who Roll Dice, and the stream manager of One More Multiverse, Drak!
They sat down on May 21st and talked about his love of role playing games, representation in actual play streams, coming out of their shells, how Drak loves the audience interaction of streams and playing as villains. He also chatted about getting into streaming TTRPGs and how much he’s grown in the space over the last year! So many games, so many shows! And he shared what it means to be a Stream manager and gave some tips & advice on Streaming!
231 – Tracy Barnett – You Are The Dungeon
Today on the show Amber chatted with designer, consultant, and editor Tracy Barnett. They sat down on May 19th and talked about Tracy's journey becoming a full-time freelancer, self promotion and marketing, a little bit about gatekeeping in RPGS, learning how to create graphics and layout, and of course their game You Are The Dungeon a single-player journaling experience that puts you in the role of a living, sentient dungeon. Which as of this episodes air date, has 6 days left on its Kickstarter.
230 – Caro Asercion
Today on the show Amber had a lovely chat with game designer and visual artist Caro Asercion.
They sat down on May 10th and talked about getting into TTRPGs via actual play podcasts, finding design prompts on Tumblr, game jams on Itch.io, environmental storying telling, and Caro’s games like “I’m Sorry Did You Say Street Magic?”
229 – Craig Campbell – NerdBurger Games
Today on the show Amber chatted with RPG designer Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games. We sat down on May 1st and he shared his journey into writing and designing games as well as a few of the games he’s designed! Including a bit about his new game, Norwhereville a horror RPG set in a small town that won’t let you leave, which is currently live on Kickstarter!
228 – Rick Perry – Dimension 20
Today on the show Amber chatted with Rick Perry, the Production Designer & Creative Producer for the actual play show Dimension 20. They sat down on April 30th and talked a bit about his film industry background and how it led to designing sets for a TTRPG show as well as some fun behind the scenes stories on how the Dimension 20 sets come into being!
227 – Just Jess
Today on the show Amber chatted with the incredibly sweet, fun and funny Content Creator, Streamer, and TTRPG Designer Jess. They sat down on April 21st and talked all about her start in TTRPGs, getting into streaming and what it takes to produce a show plus tips on getting started, and we chatted about some of the games she’s designed as well!
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!
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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
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!!!