85 episodes

Talking TableTop is a weekly interview style podcast created for tabletop gamers. We talk with industry leaders to find out what makes them tick. Our goal is to celebrate this incredible community of people and offer an avenue for collaboration between ourselves, this community, and those pushing tabletop innovation.

Talking TableTop Jim McClure & Jim Merritt

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Talking TableTop is a weekly interview style podcast created for tabletop gamers. We talk with industry leaders to find out what makes them tick. Our goal is to celebrate this incredible community of people and offer an avenue for collaboration between ourselves, this community, and those pushing tabletop innovation.

    68. Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor

    68. Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor

    On this episode of Talking Tabletop, Jim interviews Grant and Chris the designers and owners of Rowan, Rook and Decard. During this episode we talk about their first trip to GenCon this year, what it's like producing a new game every month, and we discuss their new game Heart which is on Kickstarter now.

    • 58 min
    67. Rob Stith

    67. Rob Stith

    This episode features an interview with Rob Stith, the designer of The ORPHEUS Protocol. In this interview we talked about the game, what it is like designing an RPG in public, and some of Rob's favorite moments from the 3-year process.

    • 57 min
    66. Rob Wieland

    66. Rob Wieland

    This weeks episode features Rob Wieland. Rob is a writer for Geek & Sundry, has over 50 writing credits in the RPG world from Shadowrun to Star Wars, and is a professional Game Master.

    During the interview, we discuss how he got into tabletop, where he sees the future of the hobby, and we get to hear some of his personal stories.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    65. Erika Chappell

    65. Erika Chappell

    This week features the return of Talking TableTop! Our return features Erika Chappell, a game designer that has her first RPG, Flying Circus, on Kickstarter right now.

    In this interview we discuss how she got involved in game design, dealing with depression as a creative person, our unique game design philosophy, and we nerd out about airplanes.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    64. Colin Kyle

    64. Colin Kyle

    This episodes features Colin Kyle a brand new game designer that is just starting his journey into the world tabletop design. During the episode we discuss his career in academia, tackling uncomfortable topics with game design, and his kickstarter for Axon Punk.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    63. John Adamus

    63. John Adamus

    This episode features John Adamus. A long time member of the RPG community and industry, John is preparing to launch his very first kickstarter for his game Noir World. During this interview we talk about life, health, and the reality of making your dreams come true.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

Crazed Artist ,

Worth every minute

A unique interview show... Jim asks just the right RPG and personal questions. By the end of each episode, you really feel like you know that person in a way you didn’t before. Bravo. — Jen / Pixelscapes

Mr. McCranky ,

Is the show dead?

What happened to Talking Tabletop? Been a long time since an episode.

Kent Blue ,

Terrific

This podcast is a must listen to anyone interested in Tabletop roleplaying games. Jim asks interesting and engaging questions. His guests always tell fascinating stories. I’ve picked up a lot of great gaming advice from this show and found new and interesting games. Definitely worth your time.

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