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Role Playing Public Radio looks at role playing games with humor and insight. Our mission is to make gaming more fun, whether it is celebrating a legendary session or making fun of dysfunctional games. If you have ever slain a gazebo by mistake, looted the body of a sass mouthed NPC, or died screaming in Call of Cthulhu, RPPR is for you!

Role Playing Public Radio looks at role playing games with humor and insight. Our mission is to make gaming more fun, whether it is celebrating a legendary session or making fun of dysfunctional games. If you have ever slain a gazebo by mistake, looted the body of a sass mouthed NPC, or died screaming in Call of Cthulhu, RPPR is for you!
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Role Playing Public Radio looks at role playing games with humor and insight. Our mission is to make gaming more fun, whether it is celebrating a legendary session or making fun of dysfunctional games. If you have ever slain a gazebo by mistake, looted the body of a sass mouthed NPC, or died screaming in Call of Cthulhu, RPPR is for you!

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Episodes

RPPR Episode 168: Nagalisitu campaign Post-Mortem

7/12/2019
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News: The RPPR Patreon has a new milestone and if we reach it, we will create new RSS feeds for your favorite classic campaigns, like Know Evil. This will allow you to easily download them with your favorite podcasting app. Learn more details on our Patreon. We have an example RSS feed for the Final…

Duration:01:01:14

RPPR Episode 167: Origins 2019 Wrap Up and Shadowrun 6th Edition Beginner Box Review

6/25/2019
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News: The RPPR Patreon has a new podcast, Questing for Answers! We’ve posted 2 episodes already and if you’re a patron, your questions can be answered in the next episode. Synopsis: Origins has come and gone and Birk and I have a blast there. The Shadowrun 6th Edition Beginner Box was released there so we…

Duration:01:16:35

Game Designer Workshop Episode 20: Doctor, Witch Doctor and Outlining

5/14/2019
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Caleb is working on a new game! Called Doctor, Witch Doctor, it’s a fun storytelling game about medical melodrama shows and magic. Make up magical cures for weird magical diseases! Get addicted to weird magical drugs! We also talk about outlining larger projects, Red Markets updates, and Upwind: Three Beasts. Song: Witch Doctor by Erthling

Duration:00:54:52

RPPR Episode 166: Cool Villain Ideas

4/15/2019
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Cool villains are hard to pull off in RPGs, mainly because players tend to kill them as soon as possible. Aron, Tom, and I got together to talk about how to make villains more memorable in games. Perhaps they can’t be killed easily or come back after death (thanks raise dead spells!) or killing them…

Duration:01:20:00

RPPR Episode 165: The Importance of Gear in RPGs

3/18/2019
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Many RPG campaigns inevitably have at least one session that’s more about shopping for new items and gear. Some players love it and others hate it. How important are items and associated game mechanics for them? Caleb, Jay B, and I discuss the differing philosophies of items in various RPGs, from Phoenix Command’s detailed rules…

Duration:01:22:30

RPPR Episode 164: Railroading Off the Cliff

2/23/2019
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News: We have a new series on the RPPR Patreon called Mashup Mayhem. We take different things and mash them together to make RPGs. Our latest episode merges the AvP franchise with the Cthulhu mythos. In tabletop RPG industry news, a game designer, Zak Smith, has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by four…

Duration:01:06:57

RPPR Episode 163: Scum and Villainy and PAX South 2019

2/1/2019
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News: I have started using Instagram! Check out my photos and videos of PAX South! Also, Adam Scott Glancy has a campaign of Hollow Earth Expedition on RPPR Tabletop Tales. If you’re looking for exciting pulp action, check it out! Synopsis: We have been playing Scum and Villainy, a Forged in the Dark system RPG,…

Duration:01:46:09

Patreon Preview Episode 2: Bandersnatch and D&D Wrestling

1/29/2019
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In this preview of January’s Patreon bonus podcasts, we look at Netflix’s Bandersnatch and the ramifications of mashing up Dungeons and Dragons with wrestling. If you liked this preview, click on the links below to access the full episodes on Patreon: RPPR After Hours: Choose Your Own Netflix Mashup Mayhem: D&D and Wrestling

Duration:00:09:36

Designing Tabletop Games Through Failure Panel at PAX South 2019

1/22/2019
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Many of us have at least a few failed game designs sitting around somewhere. Instead of lamenting those failures, we talk about how to leverage them to improve your skills and inspiration. Whether you’ve already got a game published or are just now thinking about entering the fray, we want to share some of our…

Duration:00:59:21

RPPR Episode 162: 2018 Year in Review

12/22/2018
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News: RPPR is changing things up for 2019! Listen to this episode for all the details but it includes: New rewards for the RPPR Patreon Changes to our podcast schedule A new music review podcast and a lot more! Synopsis: A lot has happened this year, but I thought we could focus on something positive,…

Duration:01:08:23

Queer Experiences Panel at Gen Con 2018

12/17/2018
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A question and answer panel about incorporating LGBT themes into play and/or supporting your queer players, featuring David and Bridget from Role Playing Public Radio and Matt from the Drunk and Ugly (Sorry about the delay in posting it! I forgot until Matt reminded me.)

Duration:00:48:36

Patreon Preview Episode 1: Video Game Movies and Payday 2

12/13/2018
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Every month, we publish patron-only podcasts on the RPPR Patreon, with a lot of great material. Some of you are missing out on this, so every month, we will publish a preview of our patron podcasts. This month, we have After Hours, talking about the rich lore of Payday 2 and Don’t Cross the Stream,…

Duration:00:17:40

RPPR Episode 161: Eclipse Phase Second Edition Character Creation

11/22/2018
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News: Check out the Mixed Six podcast if you haven’t already. We recently did an episode that features vaporwave and it’s pretty great 🙂 Synopsis: The rules for Eclipse Phase 2E are now out to backers of the Kickstarter, so Aaron, Shaun, Tom, and I got together to generate characters and talk about the new…

Duration:01:25:37

RPPR Episode 160: Beachside Bases OR How to Create a Base for Base Raiders

10/22/2018
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News: We now have RPPR merchandise available for sale! Check out our storefront and buy t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. Synopsis: Developing an idea for an abandoned superhero or villain base for my RPG Base Raiders can be difficult. Aaron, Shaun, and I discuss how to come up with interesting bases. I describe a scenario…

Duration:01:26:23

Game Designer Workshop Episode 19: Ruin, Derail, and Slingstone

9/20/2018
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News: Back the RPPR Patreon for $10 to receive an enamel pin with our new logo. Check this post for details! Synopsis: Shaun has started working on a new storytelling game called Derail. It’s about subverting cliches and tropes in movies and video games. We talk about his new game and his first two playtests.…

Duration:02:00:56

RPPR Episode 159: The Witcher RPG Breakdown

9/14/2018
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News: We have created a new reward for RPPR patrons – extended early access! Get actual plays and panels recorded at Gen Con 2018 a month early! The first AP, Dagashi OVA Season 1, run by Bridget, is available now on the RPPR Patreon! Synopsis: The new Witcher tabletop RPG is out and we have…

Duration:01:42:15

RPPR Live at Gen Con 2018

8/29/2018
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Role Playing Public Radio, the Ennie Award winning RPG podcast, will record a live episode of their show. We will talk about Gen Con, take questions from the audience, & more! We wound up playing a game of Maid, reviewing a board game, and answering a lot of audience questions. Thanks to Adam from RPX…

Duration:02:27:48

RPPR Episode 158: Gen Con 2018 Wrap Up

8/16/2018
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We’re back from Gen Con and we had a blast! In this episode we go over the highlights and low points of our con experiences and more importantly, the games we played! Board games, card games, and of course, role playing games. What did we try out and what did we grab for future episodes?…

Duration:02:26:15

Game Design Workshop Panel at Gen Con 2018

8/8/2018
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Caleb Stokes, Jeff Barber, and I discuss our current work in game design at this panel, recorded at Gen Con 2018. I talk about the current state of Ruin, my architectural horror RPG, Caleb talks about Red Markets, and Jeff talks about Upwind. We also answer questions from the audience, trying to help them with…

Duration:00:51:39

Interview with Tracy Barnett on Iron Edda Accelerated

7/28/2018
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Iron Edda Accelerated is a roleplaying game about the heroes of a Viking holdfast during Ragnarok. They battle threats from outside and within for honor, glory, and clan. The game draws strongly from Norse mythology — although its focus on holdfasts allows for telling a variety of stories. I talked to the game’s creator, Tracy…

Duration:00:45:53