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Head to Table is the comedy podcast where each week two friends design a brand new, short form tabletop RPG and then playtest it. Join us as we create ill-advised mechanics, vastly oversimplify the complicated, and foil our own best laid plans. Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at @headtotable or at headtotable.com.

Head to Table is the comedy podcast where each week two friends design a brand new, short form tabletop RPG and then playtest it. Join us as we create ill-advised mechanics, vastly oversimplify the complicated, and foil our own best laid plans. Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at @headtotable or at headtotable.com.
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Head to Table is the comedy podcast where each week two friends design a brand new, short form tabletop RPG and then playtest it. Join us as we create ill-advised mechanics, vastly oversimplify the complicated, and foil our own best laid plans. Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at @headtotable or at headtotable.com.

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English


Episodes

Episode 34 - Headtotable-verse

4/22/2019
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Hello and welcome to the final episode of Head to Table Season One! Like all the best series, we’ve gone and assembled a retrospective ‘best of’ episode… But wait! It’s not what you think! We actually got meta as hell and designed a game employing mechanics from all of our previous 33 games. As you might expect, chaos ensues. Join us to hear Tom venture into the Head-to-table-verse and try to bring Thom back out with him! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter...

Duration:01:08:36

Episode 33 - Barking Bad

4/15/2019
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This week we roll over and fetch you a brand new, canine themed episode of Head to Table! Join the two T(h)oms as they discuss what it truly means to be a ‘Good Boy’ and design an RPG of doggy hijinks! Will we prove to be pure pedigrees of game design or mangy mongrels of mucking about? Join us to find out if the stats of floofiness and cheekiness can overcome the overzealous animal pound or if we end up making another dog’s dinner! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out...

Duration:01:16:04

Episode 32 - Cruciball of Tempus

4/8/2019
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It’s about to kick-off this week as the T(h)oms prepare another slam dunk. Join us as we devise a gory gladiatorial game of great… gusto? A D&D add-on to get the blood pumping, weighing in at 41MB, ladies and gentlemen, we give you, CRUCIBAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL. Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at @headtotable or at headtotable.com.

Duration:00:59:53

Episode 31 - Co-op Cops

4/1/2019
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This week the Thom team are joined by a special guest! The hilarious and creative Joel Ruiz of the wonderful Critical Bits Podcast. Check them out at @CriticalBitCast or at criticalbitcast.libsyn.com. Together with Joel, we design a buddy cop RPG of jolly copper-co-operation. In this game mismatched officers must learn to overcome their differences and work together in the name of justice; learn to bust wide open your hearts in order to bust wide open the case! Join us to find out if Nails...

Duration:01:13:04

Episode 30 - Vampire the Mask Party

3/25/2019
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This week the Thom Team attend the party of the century and try to make it suck a little more. Take on the role of a fashionable vampire, sate the nobility’s restless curiosity, and play guess who with an anachronistic guest list to die for. Will you manage to avoid the bitter ire of Food Standards Inspector Van Helsing, or will you be fooled by his countless disguises? Join us for a rapidly derailed tale of Godzilla fighting with Pokémon and of failing to identify Alan Rickman. Head to...

Duration:01:04:16

Episode 29 - Internal Affairs

3/18/2019
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I’m afraid it’s time to take a look inside yourself and ask the big questions. Questions like “What would happen if I became really, really small and cast a fireball inside someone’s intestines?” and “Are lymphocytes really the good guys?”. That’s right! This week the Thom team take you on a Fantastic Voyage to the Inner Space of TTRPG design! Join us as we shrink down, enter the bloodstream, and attempt to cure what ails you! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on...

Duration:01:04:05

Episode 28 - Die Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

3/11/2019
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This week the Tom Team demonstrate that they do, indeed, have a Dickens and design a ghostly game of redemption and restitution. Take on the role of a sanctimonious spectre to produce and direct a series of complicated and flawed visions of past, present and future. Try to crack the mean-spirited heart of your hauntee through arguments of compassion, fear and reason, and show them that in the end, ‘hey, this ain’t you, bud’! Join us for a tale of rising room temperatures, pickled herrings,...

Duration:01:11:43

Episode 27 - d10tion

3/4/2019
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Sit up straight! No chewing gum in class! Is that a pentagonal trapezohedron!? You’d better report to detention!! This week the two T(h)oms head back to school and design a game about being in a whole heap of trouble! Fingered for a crime you didn’t commit, its time to hit the playground and figure out whodunit in a noir-ish game of school investigation. Join us for a C- crime caper of cliques and classrooms! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at...

Duration:01:01:16

Episode 26 - Chronopunk

2/25/2019
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The year is 2332 and numeric palindromes are back in fashion. In this gritty, cyberpunk world, criminals are recruited to elite government time travel agencies for various logical and entirely plausible reasons. You are one such agent. You are a chronopunk. This week join your two favourite time-travelling T(h)oms as they design a game where ill-chosen mad-libs lead to temporal madness! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at @headtotable or at...

Duration:01:13:04

Episode 25 - Save the d8

2/18/2019
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Love is at the table! Ding dong the dice are gonna chime! This week we celebrate Valentines Day with our first ever sequel episode; ‘Save the d8’. Following on from the mechanics of Episode 13’s ‘d8 Night’, we create a glamorous game of nerve-wracking nuptials. Will Gesh and Charles’ wedding go off without a hitch? Will tragedy strike to the sounds of "I OBJECT!"? Will Gesh eat his mother-in-law? Tune in to find out! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at...

Duration:01:00:09

Episode 24 - The Tomb of Twotomcardmun

2/11/2019
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As the sound of stone scraping on stone subsides back to grave-still silence, as the ancient mechanism grinds to a halt and as the thick dust ahead of you begins to settle, you see the treasure you came for – an untouched episode of Head to Table! This week we create a game about tombs, traps and treasure; of delving into dusty vaults and making heroic quips along the way. Join us as we go on a quest for Excalibur and really struggle with maths puzzles! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom...

Duration:01:24:29

Episode 23 - Dice Derby

2/4/2019
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On your marks, get set, and welcome back to Head to Table! This week we design a dastardly, dice-based driving game inspired by Wacky Races. Construct a road-unworthy racing contraption to clash, smash and dash your way to the finish line. Tune in and cheer for Sir Driftsalot and his trusty steed Toyota – the car impersonating horse. Will our design come in poll position? Or will this be another race to the bottom? Join us to find out! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us...

Duration:01:00:28

Episode 22 - Gorillas in Our Midst

1/28/2019
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Have you ever stopped to ask how many of the people around you right now might actually be gorillas in disguise? We have. This week we set out to design a game about going undercover – infiltrating dangerous organisations, hiding in plain sight, and facing the allure of going rogue. Listen as two best mates design a game about pant-wearing primates and snooping spy-mates! Can our monkeying around finally produce a working RPG? Join us to find out! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom...

Duration:01:05:16

Episode 21 - Fairway-ther Friends

1/21/2019
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Time to hit the links in Head to Table’s exciting new, dice-based golf simulator! This week the boys design a game featuring high octane golf goodness and friendship found on the course. Putt, iron, drive, and haiku your way to the green – Fairway-ther Friends has it all! Join us this week to find out if aging buddies Mabel and Abraham can survive the Robot Wars course, avoid Jeff Bezos’s ire, and finally confess their true feelings! Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us...

Duration:00:57:55

Episode 20 - Victorious Secret

1/14/2019
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In this week’s episode Thom and Tom peel back their masks and make a game about secret identities. They build an RPG of superheroic suspicion, where the aim is to keep your alter-ego hidden and avoid using your powers in the face of villainous threats! Can you manage to resist the use of your excelsior strength in favour of your skills with Excel spreadsheets? Join us to hear the tale of Aquarius - part man, part seahorse - and see if he can foil the dastardly plans of The Sticky...

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 19 - New Year's Reformations

1/7/2019
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Welcome to the first Head to Table episode of 2019 - New Year, Same Podcast! It’s the time for tightening of belts and resisting of temptations; of committing to change and making resolutions. But this week the Thoms forgo such mortal concerns as shifting those extra Christmas pounds or locking away the alcohol, and instead ask what it might look like if deities made New Year’s resolutions! They end up making a game of religious reinvention and divine redesign. Join us as we attempt to give...

Duration:00:58:35

Let’s Play! Lancer: Part 2

12/31/2018
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A very Happy Holidays to one and all! This season Head to Table is celebrating with something a little different - a playtest of the public beta of Lancer. Lancer is a sci-fi mech combat tabletop RPG created by the talented Miguel Lopez and Tom Parkinson Morgan. You can find more information about Lancer on their Twitter page @Lancer_RPG and the 1.7.5 ruleset we used at https://goo.gl/3vN1zz. Speaking of talent, we call on our dear friends Claire Collins, Jack Alcock and Josie Dodd to suit...

Duration:00:53:12

Let’s Play! Lancer: Part 1

12/24/2018
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A very Happy Holidays to one and all! This season Head to Table is celebrating with something a little different - a playtest of the public beta of Lancer. Lancer is a sci-fi mech combat tabletop RPG created by the talented Miguel Lopez and Tom Parkinson Morgan. You can find more information about Lancer on their Twitter page @Lancer_RPG and the 1.7.5 ruleset we used at https://goo.gl/3vN1zz. Speaking of talent, we call on our dear friends Claire Collins, Jack Alcock and Josie Dodd to suit...

Duration:01:29:45

Episode 18 - Gary Rotter and the Philosopher’s Dice

12/17/2018
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It’s a magical time of the year! A time when blockbuster film franchises get their annual releases and children and parents alike are inspired to create cheap, knockoff tabletop RPGs of all their favourite fiction. The Thom Team are no different and this week they set their sights on the Franchise that Shall Not be Named, and design a game of nonsensical magical words, wizarding woes and arcane education. Join us to hear Gary, Harriet and Donald go up against the dreaded Voldigore. Will...

Duration:01:07:44

Episode 17 - The Great British Bake Off: Armabreadon

12/10/2018
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The year is 2021 and Great Britain is a wasteland. A year earlier, faced with the series’ first ever fall in ratings, Great British Bake Off star, Paul Hollywood, did the unthinkable. He set a technical challenge like none that came before – he asked his contestants to create life from bakery – to commit the terrible sin of Bakenomancy. Those contestants were successful. The destruction was swift. In this new post-apocalypse, titanic cronenberg-esque battenburgs and dread-breads roam the...

Duration:01:03:03