On A Roll
By Ryan Faricelli
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The On A Roll podcast focuses on better storytelling, better playing and better community through the belief that the only way to win an RPG is to have fun, so Ryan, Carie and Jason are sharing their experiences to help you spend more time winning! Join the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite as they talk about tabletop gaming, LARPing, MUSHing and keeping your investment in check. Join us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/groups/onarollpodcast) and let us know your thoughts on the show, gaming and having more fun! If you like the show, help support our production and keep us going by supporting On A Roll on Patreon. (http://patreon.com/onarollpodcast)
||ExplicitEpisode 128: Chris Spivey, Diversity and Harlem Unbound||While at HLG Con, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite had the opportunity to hang out with Chris Spivey, the multiple Gold Ennie-winning designer of _Harlem Unbound._ Ryan, Carie and Jason talk with Chris about diversity in gaming and designing||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 127: Craig Campbell on Indie Game Designing||Having played Die Laughing at HLG Con, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite invite indie game designer Craig Campbell back to the show to talk about the game. Ryan, Carie and Jason then spend time with Craig diving into the world of indie game de||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 126: ACTUAL PLAY: Die Laughing||Driving across the United States to Atlantic City for HLG Con was tiring, so the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite made it their mission to have as much fun there as they could. Ryan, Carie and Jason wrangled Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games and||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 125: Running Games for Profit||After reading a heated online discussion, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite dive into the ethics and acceptability of running role-playing games, particularly LARPs, for profit. Ryan, Carie and Jason discuss behaviors, expectations and general||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 124: Nerdball with Matthew Webb||The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite have a sit down with Matthew Webb about his recent article about the concept of LARP as Nerdball. Ryan, Carie and Jason talk about how competitive play can be abusive and systemic. They also exploring ways we||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 123: Live AMA||Armed with courage and technology, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite take on Facebook Live and hold an "Ask Me Anything"-style show. Ryan, Carie and Jason talk about all of the games in Ryan's gaming room and everything else they get asked by||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 122: Snacktastic Help||What sort of things that are NOT the game helps make your game better? This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite discuss snacks, locations, music, props and everything else you can add to your game night to make things great. Ryan, Carie an||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 121: Make Great Characters||Ever wonder what makes a good character great? This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite try to figure out what players can do to develop their good characters into characters that are great. Ryan, Carie and Jason formulate a four piece the||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 120: Problem Players part 2: Electric Boogaloo||This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite continue their discussion about problem players. In the second of two parts, Ryan, Carie and Jason break down more types of problem players, what causes them and how to deal with them. They also tal||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 119: Problem Players pt. 1||What do you do when one of your players is ruining the game for everyone? This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite discuss how to address problem players. In the first of two parts, Ryan, Carie and Jason break down different kinds of probl||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 118: Player Agency||Just what is player agency and how does it work... or not work? This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite tackle defining Player Agency and then exploring the things that make up this mysterious idea. Ryan, Carie and Jason also talk about w||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 117: Toxic Fandoms||Fandoms have become increasingly toxic and broken lately. This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite examine the story of Sherlock Holmes and how even 150 years ago, people were dealing with harassment from fans. Ryan, Carie and Jason also t||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 116: Characters in the Spotlight||We all want our character to be in the spotlight from time to time. This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite investigate what players can do to help make sure they can get in the plot and story limelight while also helping other players ha||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 115: Between Games||What happens to characters in between games? The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite take a look at the between games antics of characters, players and storytellers as they examine downtime actions, online or email scenes and player requests. Ryan,||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 114: DMing For The First Time||The very first time anyone runs a game can be nerve-wracking. The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite navigate through advice and suggestions to help make running your first game less stressful and more successful. Breaking it down into what a new D||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 113: Constructing Scenes||A great story in a roleplaying game is made up of many different scenes The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite get into the nuts and bolts of what makes a scene work. Examining all of the pieces, Ryan, Carie and Jason do a deep dive into the art of||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 112: Into The Storyteller's Vault||The On A Roll hosts are joined by game designer Josh Heath to talk about his companies, as well as learning all about how to create content for the White Wolf Storyteller's Vault.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 111: Free RPG Day Special||This special episode celebrates the fun had at Free RPG Day! The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite spent the day at Dicehead Comics and Games in Cleveland, Tennessee, where they played a ton of Dungeons & Dragons, got some great free shwag from so||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 110: Villains vs. Bad Guys||This week's episode is tuned to the key of E vil as the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite explore the differences between villains and bad guys. Ryan, Carie and Jason debate the finer points of constructing great antagonists and how these NPCs int||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 109: Great ST Mistakes||Nobody's perfect, not even the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite. Delving deep into their gaming history, Ryan, Carie and Jason tell the stories of the greatest mistakes they ever made while storytelling for roleplaying games. When it's all over,||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 108: Building Better Players||We are all players. Some of us are better players than others, but what qualities make a player "good?" The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite take some time this week to delve into the traits that make a great player. Dividing the conversation int||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 107: Toxicity||Role-playing game communities, like most communities, have become increasingly aware of issues like safety, inclusion and behavioral problems. This week, The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite tackle the difficult and often uncomfortable topic of t||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 106: Finding Ideas||Where do ideas come from? The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite explore the process of creativity and how great ideas are born. Join Ryan, Carie and Jason as they talk about coming up with ideas for plots, characters and settings.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 105: Con Job||The Favorite had to work, so The Curmudgeon and the Legend went to [Lexicon](http://lexicongaming.com), an amazing gaming convention in Lexington, Kentucky. After playing in some tabletop games there, they bring in the show's first guest, The Pollack, t||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 104: Don't Run These Plots||The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite tackle the difficult subject of The Unpermissibles – the triggering topics that should really never be used as plots in your games. Join Ryan, Carie and Jason as they discuss maintaining player safety, under||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 103: Run the Game You Say You're Running||This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite talk about the importance of clearly understanding and communicating what the game you are running is to your players to help balance expectation and manage the feel. It's about Communication, inter||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 102: Buzzwords||In their second episode, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite discuss the current epidemic of buzzwords used to market tabletop gaming, LARPing and MUSHing. Accessible, blockbuster, bleed, immersion and transformative are just a few of the words||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 101: Firsts||In the very first episode of On A Roll, the Curmudgeon shares the tale of his first tabletop rpg and the demon who ran the game, The Legend recalls her first D&D game and The Favorite talks about his first boffer LARP. It's a trip through time that ends||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
All about Character...
This podcast really hits the mark on character! I really love all the food for thought on how to approach a character in an RPG. From the storyteller to a DM and the player, how one engages a character is directly in proportion to how the game runs. Pointers on when to do and not do NPC theater is great to keep in mind. Also open lines of communication between Storyteller and player is important so that no one player is constantly singled out. Great ideas all around. Thank you Roll!
Good things come in threes.
This is a podcast for gamers and GMs by gamers and GMs. Whether you’re new, or been going strong for decades, there’s something here for everyone - the wit, laughter, banter, and genuine love of the gaming experience. So, drop in on these three musketeers weekly and see what’s going on!
LARP AND GAME MASTERS
Here's the deal. Everyone likes role playing games, but there are always ways to get better at your game. Look no further than these folks. They have been doing this for a long time, and at every level you can play. It's fun to listen to, and I learn a ton every episode. Highly recommended.