Across the Table
By Ric & Rob
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Each episode, Ric & Rob discuss in-depth a different tabletop rpg, the elements of its design, its lineage and its legacy.
||CleanWhat’s Hot in Story Games 2017||What’s Hot in Story Games 2017? – Dragonmeet 2017 seminar (45 mins) Download An annual lookback at 2017 and some of the games and trends in story games and narrative rpgs. Ric moderated this seminar at Dragonmeet on 2nd December 2017. The pane||9 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest RPGs for Beginners (Part 2)||Best RPGs for Beginners (Part 2) (31 mins) Download Ric, Rob and Joanna Piancastelli conclude on this king-sized episode with their pick for the best rpg for beginners 0000 GxB (2011) by Jake Richmond 0800 Kingdom (2013) by Ben Robbins 1730 Witch: the R||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest RPGs for Beginners (Part 1)||Best RPGs for Beginners (Part 1) (61 mins) Download Ric, Rob, Joanna Piancastelli and assorted British roleplaying luminaries share their thoughts on the best place for beginners to start 0000 What were our criteria? 0342 Lady Blackbird (2009) by John H||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean200 word rpg playfest||Ric & Rob at the 200 word rpg playfest (30 mins) Download Ric and Rob try to play (and discuss) as many 200 word rpg entries as possible at the 200 word rpg playfest 0031 Shuffles & Skeletons by Carlos Martins 0525 Build Your Own RPG by Andrew J.||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAcquiring IP licenses and designing genre in rpgs||UK Games Expo seminar: Acquiring IP licenses and designing genre in rpgs (48 mins) Download A panel seminar from UK Games Expo led by Michael Duxbury and including Darren Pearce on writing the Judge Dredd rpg, Ed Jowett and John from Shades of Vengeance||15 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpidiah Ravachol and Swords Without Master||Epidiah Ravachol and Swords Without Master (28 mins) Download A detailed discussion with Epidiah Ravachol about the design of Swords Without Master 0000 Why has Swords taken so long? 0125 What has pro-wrestling to do with the Perilous Phase? 0209 How ea||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe development of the rpg design of Epidiah Ravachol||The development of the rpg design of Epidiah Ravachol (38 mins) Download A profile of the rpg development history of Epidiah Ravachol with contributions from the Tableplay, Tell Me Another and Independent Insurgency podcasts 0053 The origins of Dread 04||9 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpimas 2016 – Epidiah Ravachol||Epimas 2016 – A conversation with Epidiah Ravachol (16 mins) Download Ric & Rob talk with Epidiah Ravachol about Epimas 2016. See the Epimas bundles on the Worlds without Master website. Bundles can be bought and gifted until 23 December 2016. 0||20 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight – Lady Blackbird||Episode Eight – Lady Blackbird (47 mins) Download Lady Blackbird is a tabletop roleplaying game designed by John Harper. Don’t like background music? Find the music-free recording at the bottom of the page. 0034 Why are we talking about this g||18 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Ouch, interesting chat but awful audio
I’m listening to the top five games for beginners episode. The chat is fine, but the audio set-up is dreadful. I’m not enough of an audio engineer to guess exactly what’s wrong, but I’m guessing it’s recorded over an internet chat protocol with heavy compression. If so, I’d recommend each participant sets themselves up with a decent mic, and records a separate audio track which can be mixed together.
Sadly, this sounds like I’m listening in to a teleconference at work. Which I do too much of at work, and so ... here I am, maybe 20 minutes in, and I’m bored already.