EPISODE 20: TESS - LOVE LETTERS (END OF SEASON ONE)

Love Letters from your host, Tess.

Mentioned in this episode:


EPISODE 19: THERIN STAPP - INTERFERENCE AND ROLL LIKE A GIRL

Therin Stapp, co-creator of the Audio Drama Interference and player-soon-to-be-GM on the 5E D&D Actual Play Roll Like A Girl, sits down to talk about her experiences in the community, how to foster an open table, how D&D forges relationships, and D&D in the library. 

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Dread
  • D&D

Support Therin and her work:


EPISODE 18: KIRA MAGRANN

Kira Magrann, TTRP and LARP designer, sits down to talk about queer communities, the overlap of queer and gaming communities, growing up, always learning, and never shutting our hearts and minds to new information, identities, and understanding.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • FATE
  • Farscape
  • LARPing

Support Kira and her projects:


EPISODE 17: COLE BURKHARDT - EVERY PODCAST YOU LOVE

Cole Burkhardt, voice actor and podcast extraordinaire, who voices on virtually every podcast ever, talks about their bi-racial experiences, exploring their black heritage through game play, the importance of diversity and sharing the community, their love of collaborative gameplay and world building, the brilliance that is the 'X' card system, and how we can be a better, inclusive, and open community.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Dungeon World
  • The Quiet Year
  • Follow
  • The 'X' Card System

Cole’s Stuff:

Support Cole: https://ko-fi.com/kingcole


EPISODE SIXTEEN: ADAM KOEBEL

Adam Koebel, co-designer of the award-winning Dungeon World TTRPG and ridiculously fun twitch-streamer, talks about game design, designing with intention, care, and openness, teaching roleplaying, streaming, and the love for the games, the community, and generally being excited about how games impact our lives.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

Adam's Site: http://www.adam-koebel.com/

Read About and Buy Dungeon World: http://www.dungeon-world.com/

Find Adam on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/adamkoebel
 


EPISODE FIFTEEN: ETHAN SCHOONOVER (MR. E)

Mr. E sits down to talk about introducing D&D to his school and students, why it's important to him to see his students have a positive first experience with the game, and how impactful D&D has been for the girls, for him, and for the community.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

Follow Ethan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethanschoonover


EPISODE FOURTEEN: PRIDE MONTH SPECIAL - QUEER RPG CHARACTERS

With Pride Month coming to an end, I wanted to help celebrate and honour the LGBTQ+ community. We all want to be understood, be accepted into open and loving arms, be part of a safe community, and ultimately, have our stories heard. #HearOurStories is a Pride Month Special focused on hearing a collection of stories from the community about their beloved LGBTQ+ RPG characters. 

A major thank you to the folks who so lovingly submitted amazing stories to be shared. They are:

  • @Hazel_da_Basil, Interference: @TheOrcZone, https://www.orczone.com/
  • @explosiverunes, Interference: https://www.orczone.com, and Roll Like A Girl: @rolllikeagirl, https://www.patreon.com/rolllikeagirl
  • @lordneptune, Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast, https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast/
  • Kendall, Redemption Podcast: @redemptionpod, http://www.redemptionpodcast.com/
  • @MoronJenk, Going In Blind: @GoingInBlindDnd, http://goinginblindpodcast.com/
  • @starstarparty, Magic Folk Podcast: @MagicFolkPod, http://magicfolk.buzzsprout.com/
  • @Mahaffay, Seeks: Guest on @magpies_pod, Cast member of @MouseGuardians
  • @NeitherNora, all the podcasts: @holosuitehearts @WhiteLotusPod @PodOfLore @lostlibrarycast, https://norablakeblog.wordpress.com/
  • @writing_alchemy, http://writingalchemy.net/
  • @Krysmphoenix, amazing human
  • Rob, @lobster_writer: https://ko-fi.com/A23718DV

Here are the folks whose twitter submissions I read:

  • @Aaron_Cantano, Big Jeremy: https://www. twitter.com/Aaron_Cantano
  • @briecs, Beau Taggart: https://www.twitter.com/briecs
  • @emilyofarden, Shyree: https://www.twitter.com/emilyofarden
  • @cprevas, Bren: https://twitter.com/cprevas

Becca Farrow's d20 Pride Dice Enamel Pins: https://twitter.com/rfarrowster and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192030523/pride-check-pride-dice-enamel-pins/description

Wizards of the Coast Lambert House Fundraiser: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/lambert_dnd


EPISODE THIRTEEN: RHI - THE MAGPIES PODCAST

Rhi, creator and GM of the Blades in the Dark actual-play podcast The Magpies, talks about her love of the Blades in the Dark system, her foray into RPGs, what she's doing to make her games more accessible and inclusive, and her experience in the community. 

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Star Crossed
  • City of Mist
  • Blades in the Dark (and John Harper, of course)
  • City of Mist
  • Good Society
  • Scoundrel in the Deep
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Super secret guest episodes of The Magpies

Listen to The Magpies Podcast: https://themagpies.simplecast.fm/

Buy Blades in the Dark: https://bladesinthedark.com/


EPISODE TWELVE: MEGHAN DORNBROCK - MODIFIER & TALES FROM THEDAS

Meghan Dornbrock, host of the RPG Discussion show Modifier, and GM and host of the yet-launched Actual-Play Dragon Age podcast, Tales from Thedas, talks about accessibility, her experiences in the RPG community with a visual impairment, how important representation of disabled peoples is, her various cool projects, and how we can be a more accessibility-friendly community. 

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • The OneShot Network
  • Acadecon, Metatopia
  • Aero-Girl Adventures
  • Tactical Magic
  • The Adventure Zone

Listen to Modifier: http://oneshotpodcast.com/category/podcasts/modifier/

Listen to Aero-Girl Adventures: https://aerogirladventures.podbean.com/

Follow Tales from Thedas on Twitter for news and launch information: https://twitter.com/thedaspod
Follow Meghan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meglish

Support Meghan's on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meglish

Per Meghan's request, please support Albinism awareness: https://twitter.com/NOAHAlbinism and https://twitter.com/UTSSofficial


EPISODE ELEVEN: HALEY AND VEE - STORYBREWERS ROLEPLAYING GAMES

Haley and Vee, the brilliant team behind Storybrewers Roleplaying Games and creators successful Jane Austen RPG game, Good Society, talk about what fuels their creative and design process, how their life experiences influence their creations, and how the act of design is still play, and how regardless of designing or playing games, the delight of story building is so powerful.

Check out and support Storybrewers Roleplaying Games: https://storybrewersroleplaying.com/

Pre-order Good Society: https://storybrewersroleplaying.com/good-society/

Follow Haley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/storybrewers

Follow Vee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rocketeer_Vee


EPISODE TEN: JULIA HIGHSMITH

Julia Highsmith, Illustrator, Artist, and Crafter of beautiful pride dice, talks about their experiences in D&D, their love of the game and how it has connected them to friends, and the importance of the intersection of self identity and hobby.

You can find Julia on twitter: https://twitter.com/julia_highsmith

You can find Julia's Etsy Shop, where you can buy their pride dice: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OwlbearDice

And you can join in on the raffle to win a set of pride dice: https://bit.ly/2IYaKdp


EPISODE NINE: QUINN WILSON - SWALLOWS OF THE SOUTH

Quinn Wilson, GM and host of the actual-play podcast, Swallows of the South, talks about removing toxicity in the RPG community, checking privilege, and the importance and weight of tables being a safe space for vulnerability.

Listen to and support Swallows of the South: https://swallowsofthesouth.com/


EPISODE EIGHT: KAT KRUGER - D20 DAMES

Kat Kruger, GM and host of the D20 Dames Actual-Play Dungeons and Dragons podcast, talks about storytelling, writing adventures, her biracial experience in D&D, the importance of visibility and diverse experiences both at the table and at game development, and how important it is for women to be visible at conventions playing RPGs, running RPGs, and sitting on panels talking about RPGs.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (so much Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Emerald City Comicon, Halcon, Geek Girls Con, Pax Unplugged...

Listen to D20 Dames: https://d20dames.com/

Check out Kat's work: https://www.steampunkunicornstudio.com/


EPISODE SEVEN: CURT, SAMMIE, AND BIRDIE - DUNGEONS & DRAGONS & DAUGHTERS

Curt and his twin nine-year-old daughters, Sammie and Birdie, of the Dungeons and Dragons Actual-Play podcast Dungeons & Dragons & Daughters, talk about being girls playing D&D, what they love about playing with their dad, and all sorts of additional silliness. Sammie and Birdie show that any girl can (and should!) play RPGs.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (a lot of Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Puppies

Listen to Dungeons & Dragons & Daughters: http://www.dungeonsdragonsdaughters.com/


EPISODE SIX: RENEE RHODES - FATE AND THE FABLEMAIDENS

Renee Rhodes, GM and host of the Dungeons and Dragons Actual-Play podcast Fate and the Fablemaidens, talks about physical health, mental health, disabilities, and how they can drastically affect the creative brain, how we can use RPGs to explore the abilities or skills we wish we could have or don’t currently have in our real lives, how RPGs empower us to be whomever we want to be, and the strength of community.

Note: We had to stop recording at one point, and the second part of the recording ended up with some weird audio, hence the switch in quality at around the 30-minute mark. Apologies, and hopefully you can still enjoy the episode!

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (a lot of Dungeons & Dragons)
  • d20 Dames
  • Dunjanes and Dragons
  • The Broadswords
  • WanderQuest
  • Roll Like A Girl

Listen to Fate and the Fablemaidens: https://fatefmcast.com/

Support Fate and the Faiblemaidens: https://www.patreon.com/FateFMCast


EPISODE FIVE: MEL FOX - GET HYPE

Mel Fox, co-creator and host of the fantastic and generally happy and lovely podcast, Get Hype, talks about gender-fluidity, embracing whomever you are in the moment label-free, how we can make tables a more supportive and safe place to play, and how exploring gender identity should be encouraged in RPGs.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • James d’Amato
  • Millenial Apartment Hunters
  • Masks
  • Pranks & Adventure
  • D&D 5E Bards
  • The Transgender Language Primer
  • The ‘X’ Card System

Listen to Get Hype: https://gethype.simplecast.fm/

See Mel on the One Shot Twitch Stream (sometimes): https://www.twitch.tv/oneshotrpg


EPISODE FOUR: VICTORIA ROGERS - THE BROADSWORDS

Victoria Rogers, GM and Host of the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Actual-Play Podcast The Broadswords, talks about intersectional feminism, embracing femininity, and telling stories from a decidedly woman-specific perspective.

Mentioned in this episode, spoiler-free and in no particular order:

  • Dice for Brains
  • The Adventure Zone & the McElroys
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Star Trek & Captain Janeway

Listen to The Broadswords: https://thebroadswords.com/

Support The Broadswords: https://www.patreon.com/TheBroadswords


EPISODE THREE: NORA BLAKE

Nora Blake, Game Designer, co-host of the White Lotus Radio and Holosuite Hearts podcasts, and player on the actual-play podcast Lost Library, talks about being trans and the exploration of identity through roleplaying, the importance of language, and what change looks like in the RPG community.

Also mentioned in this episode, in no particular order, and spoiler free:

  • Avatar the Last Airbender
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Critical Role
  • Steven Universe

Listen to Nora's podcasts:

Support Nora!


EPISODE TWO: CHRISTINE PREVAS - THE UNEXPLORED PLACES

Christine Prevas, GM and show runner of the actual-play Monsters of the Week podcast The Unexplored Places, talks about telling queer stories, how the tabletop game design community needs to change to include trans and gender non-conforming people, and how essential it is for GMs to make space at the table and be conscientious and kind.

Mentioned in this episode, in no particular order, and spoiler free:

  • Monster of the Week
  • Critical Role
  • The Adventure Zone
  • Friends at the Table
  • Party of One & Jeff Stormer
  • Dungeons and Dragons

Listen to The Unexplored Places: https://unexploredcast.tumblr.com/


EPISODE ONE: EMILY & SENDA - SHE'S A SUPER GEEK

Emily and Senda, creators and show-runners of the well-known (and well-loved!) actual-play one-shot podcast She's A Super Geek, talk about what sparked their love of tabletop, what it means to be leading women in the RPG podcasting community, and why feminism and inclusivity at the table is so important.

Mentioned in this episode, in no particular order, and spoiler free:

  • Kat Kuhl (Campaign Podcast)
  • James d'Amato (OneShot Podcast)
  • Phil Vecchione (Panda's Talking Games)
  • Crit Juice Podcast
  • Critical Role
  • Dungeons & Dragons (of course)
  • Star Trek (Boss Babe Captains Janeway and Georgiou)
  • Star Wars (Women using the force? Yes please!)

Find Emily and Senda on the following podcasts:

Support Emily and Senda!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sasgeek