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Roll Play Grow

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Roll Play Grow is a podcast for tabletop role playing gaming entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. Every episode, we interview the faces behind the brands in the community to learn how they turned their passion for the ttrpg industry into a career. First full episode coming January 1st, 2021!

Roll Play Grow is a podcast for tabletop role playing gaming entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. Every episode, we interview the faces behind the brands in the community to learn how they turned their passion for the ttrpg industry into a career. First full episode coming January 1st, 2021!

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United States

Description:

Roll Play Grow is a podcast for tabletop role playing gaming entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. Every episode, we interview the faces behind the brands in the community to learn how they turned their passion for the ttrpg industry into a career. First full episode coming January 1st, 2021!

Language:

English


Episodes

032 - Designing Maps & Marketing Tips with Christian of CZRPG

10/22/2021
Christian Zeuch is a Brazilian cartographer and author who has published a large number of supplements, adventures, and map packs on both DM’s Guild and DriveThruRPG. He has some absolutely amazing advice that he shares as he describes his journey to becoming a best-selling cartographer involving marketing strategies, strategies for planning future publications, collaborations, and more. He also has a Kickstarter launching very soon that we discuss towards the end of the interview that...

Duration:00:54:27

031 - Redesigning Our Haunt & Publishing Indie ttrpgs with Jamila R. Nedjadi

10/15/2021
Our guest today is a very talented indie ttrpg designer with over 40 titles on itch.io: Jamila R. Nedjadi. He also has a Kickstarter for the second edition of Our Haunt that just launched a few days ago through a partnership they have with Possum Creek Games. Our conversation covered everything from all of the lessons they’ve learned and how they’ve refined processes over the last few years, to digging into how he’s updating Our Haunt to a new version for this Kickstarter. Jammi is...

Duration:00:59:52

030 - Designing TTRPGs and leading game jams with Marigold

10/8/2021
Today’s guest is Marigold: an indie game designer and artist. They have games available on itch.io such as Wagon Wheel, Feather Down, and Habits of the Common House Ghost and an Etsy shop where they sell washi tape, game accessories, and artwork. This conversation was a really special one, as not only did we dive into the unique processes of developing games during Game Jams and the other interesting ways her games have come about, but we also delve into a discussion about the opportunities...

Duration:00:55:58

029 - Creating a New Universe & Project Management Tips with T. Julian Bell of Dark Veil Studio

10/1/2021
T. Julian Bell is the Creative Director and Owner of Dark Veil Studio which currently has a Kickstarter running for the Dark Veil TTRPG. I’ll be honest, y’all. I really want this game, and I think you should absolutely go check out their Kickstarter, which is running until October 15th. I’m not being paid to say this; I just think the lore and universe-building potentials sound really cool, and I’m also pretty fascinated by the mechanics that Julian describes in this interview. He has a...

Duration:01:09:49

028 - Bringing D&D to breweries with Brandon of Goblins and Growlers

9/28/2021
Content Warning: Suicidal Attempt (Timestamp 39:20 - 40:30 ) Brandon Dingess is the co-founder and content manager of Goblins and Growlers, a Richmond, Virginia-based TTRPG events and content company. He also plays a triple-multiclassed over-the-hill pro wrestler in the actual-play podcast "Quid Pro Roll" and co-hosts "The Goblins and Growlers Podcast," a bi-weekly show that muses on various gaming and TTRPG interests. So what does a TTRPG events company look like? Think about trivia night...

Duration:01:06:29

027 - Merging Grimms Fairy Tales and D&D with Krista of Cat Tale Press

9/24/2021
How many fans of Grimms' Fairy Tales are listening to this right now? Krista Martocci is an author and game designer publishing D&D adventures set in her own homebrew, Grimm-themed world. She currently has two adventures based on Snow White and Bremen Town-Musicians, as well as several sub-class supplements out on DriveThruRPG and available in a couple of local bookstores. We talk about how she went from creating a one-shot for her friends to redesigning it and getting it ready for...

Duration:00:53:33

026 - Writing & Illustrating a new Guide to Ravnica with Sean & Brianna Atherton

9/17/2021
A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter asking for artists, makers, and cartographers to reach out if they’d be interested in coming on the podcast, and whew. The response was honestly overwhelming. I’m really excited about it, because before this, I really only ever had 2-3 interviews scheduled at a time, so it was a constant juggling act of essentially cold calling people within the industry, wondering if they ever saw my messages or if it’d gone to spam, and being excited when...

Duration:01:01:30

025 - Woodworking & Constructing Dice Boxes with Tim of Staff and Branch

9/10/2021
If you’ve spent any amount of time on ttrpg Twitter, you’ve probably seen the gorgeous round dice boxes with colorful and magical epoxy patterns created by Staff and Branch. I am delighted to introduce you to today’s guest, Tim Carlson, the owner of Staff & Branch and maker of these dice boxes. Snagging a box for yourself is an elusive goal, as he’s usually sold out within minutes of his bi-weekly restocks. Tim never intended this to be a full-time business, but we dive into how he got...

Duration:01:00:59

024 - Diving into entrepreneurship full time & Making Random Generators with Adam of Sword & Source

9/3/2021
Adam Waselnuk is the founder of Sword & Source and co-founder of Legendkeeper. Sword & Source is a collection of random generators, most notably, Here be Taverns, which was just nominated for an Ennie award. Adam was actually one of my first listeners of this podcast and reached out to me to say hello a while back, so it’s been super cool watching him grow over the last several months. Brenton actually is a contributing writer for some of his generators, so I’ve also gotten a glimpse of some...

Duration:00:56:36

023 - Creating the Herbalist's Primer with Anna of Double Proficiency

8/27/2021
We are talking about plants today! Anna is a graphic designer and the co-founder of Double Profiecieny, a company publishing tabletop rpg supplements and games. They have just launched the Herbalist’s Primer on Kickstarter, which is a supplement you can use to add real life plants into your games with magical properties, the know-how for potion creating, and more. Anna tells us all about this project, and I am so excited to get this book. We also dive into how she started Double Proficiency...

Duration:00:53:54

022 - Running a D&D Bed & Breakfast with Wayne of Adventure Away

8/20/2021
Hello & Welcome to Episode 22 of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. I am Courtney Stover of Lightheart Adventures, and in this podcast, we talk to the creators behind the brands in the tabletop roleplay gaming space about who they are and how they are turning their passion for gaming into a career. How does a weekend getaway at a castle bed & breakfast where you play D&D all weekend long sound to you? Like the best weekend ever, right? Well today,...

Duration:01:00:48

021 - Shaping Ceramics & Selling at Markets with Avé of Avé Rivera Studio

8/13/2021
Hello & Welcome to Episode 21 of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. I am Courtney Stover of Lightheart Adventures, and in this podcast, we talk to the creators behind the brands in the tabletop roleplay gaming space about who they are and how they are turning their passion for gaming into a career. Avé is the talented creator behind Avé Rivera Studio where she makes gorgeous and nerdy pottery. She makes D&D themed mugs, fun jewelry and trinket trays,...

Duration:00:55:06

020 - Creating Beautiful Art with Jess & Tony of Works of Whimsy Studios

7/2/2021
Hello & Welcome to Episode 20 of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. I am Courtney Stover of Lightheart Adventures, and in this podcast, we talk to the creators behind the brands in the tabletop roleplay gaming space about who they are and how they are turning their passion for gaming into a career. Today, we get to hear from the lovely Jess and Tony, the creators behind Works of Whimsy Studios. I discovered Jess a few months ago on Twitter, like you...

Duration:01:14:23

019 - Creating Podcast & Gaming Music with Brandon, the Ghost of Red Mountain

6/18/2021
Hello & Welcome to Episode 19 of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. I am Courtney Stover of Lightheart Adventures, and in this podcast, we talk to the creators behind the brands in the tabletop roleplay gaming space about who they are and how they are turning their passion for gaming into a career. We are on our third episode of the sound series, chatting with Brandon Calhoun, the composer of Ghost of Red Mountain. Brandon travels back and forth...

Duration:00:49:47

018 - Creating a Sound Effects App for Tabletop Gaming with Christian of My Sound Delve

6/11/2021
Hello & Welcome to Episode 18 of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. I am Courtney Stover of Lightheart Adventures, and in this podcast, we talk to the creators behind the brands in the tabletop role play gaming space about who they are and how they are turning their passion for gaming into a career. We’re continuing our sound series today with an interview with Christian Borchert, the founder of My Sound Delve, which is an app of compiled sound...

Duration:00:57:19

017 - Composing TTRPG Music with Sean of McRoMusic

5/28/2021
We’re going to be starting a bit of a sound series for our next few guests, which is a sub-genre we haven’t really explored on this show yet, so I’m looking forward to being able to dive into the world of how music and sound can amplify your games. First up, today’s guest is Sean McRoberts, the creator and composer behind McRoMusic. He started creating music for the tabletop gaming scene last year, and as a fun bonus, y’all will get to hear some clips from some of his compositions in this...

Duration:00:47:09

016 - Producing an All-Trans, Non-colonial Livestream Game with Connie of Transplanar RPG

5/21/2021
Our next guest is Connie Chang, the Game Master and Executive Producer of Transplanar RPG. If you aren’t familiar with Transplanar RPG, it is a weekly actual play that is streamed on Twitch. They are an all Trans, POC led campaign in a non-colonial and anti-orientalist world. Their debut stream was last June, and they’ve completed two arcs and recently started their third arc. Connie’s journey to getting the stream started was pretty strategic and very cool, and I enjoyed getting to learn...

Duration:01:02:37

015 - Developing a Campaign Management & Worldbuilding tool with Kathleen of Worlds Unending

5/14/2021
In this episode, I chat with Kathleen of Worlds Unending, an upcoming app for campaign management and worldbuilding. We connected with Worlds Unending a few months ago when Brenton did a guest post on their blog, and I’ve been watching their progress and announcements ever since. I try to bring you all a variety of guests from not just different crafts or industries within tabletop gaming and geekdom, but also people from different periods of their business. We’ve chatted with folks that are...

Duration:00:48:35

014 - Bringing Sign Language to Tabletop Gaming with Rich of Hatchlings Games

5/7/2021
Today’s guest is the creator behind the game of Inspirisles and Hatchings Games, Rich Oxenham. He is creating games to promote deaf awareness and help you learn sign language: both BSL and ASL. In our conversation, we went over how the game is going to work and how it will teach you sign language. We also chatted about the Kickstarter process, like how they began the campaign with a budget of only 1000 pounds but ended up raising a whole lot more and the impact that had on the development of...

Duration:00:50:31

013 - Managing the Wanderhome Kickstarter & Figuring out LLCs with Jay & Ruby of Possum Creek Games

4/23/2021
Hello & welcome to Episode 13 of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. I am Courtney Stover of Lightheart Adventures, and in this podcast, we talk to the creators behind the brands in the tabletop role play gaming space about who they are and how they are turning their passion for gaming into a career. I have been looking forward to today’s interview for SO long. Last fall, we funded a Kickstarter that was WILDLY successful for a little game called...

Duration:01:16:49