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What is Roleplay #14 – Design with Johan Nohr

Welcome to Episode 14 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Johan Nohr to discuss design Everyone can draw – as adults we stop being creative because we fool ourselves into thinking that we cannot do it. How the independent games scene allows people to explore new ways of designing and laying …

What Is Roleplay? #13 – Melee Combat with Rugose Kohn

Welcome to Episode 13 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Rugose Kohn to discuss Melee Combat Trigger warning for violence and body horror! Melee combat is usually gritty and visceral hand to hand combat as opposed to more removed and antiseptic approach such as aerial bombardment. How early roleplaying games have …

What is Roleplay #12 – All Outta Bubblegum actual play

Welcome to Episode 12 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  Join Chris & Dave as they get very silly in an All Outta Bubblegum actual play special! A brief explanation of the rules of All Outta Bubblegum A safety talk Counting for fun Setting the scene Pizza delivery mishaps and corner shop catastrophes More counting Listen as the …

What is Roleplay #11 – Design with Guilherme Gontijo

Welcome to Episode 11 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Guilherme Gontijo to discuss Design How design is very similar across the board, and how the differences often just come down to execution? Why does design matter? It is more than just style or a taste aesthetic Design is more about …

What is Roleplay #10 – Stats with Spencer Campbell

Welcome to Episode 10 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Spencer Campbell to discuss Stats Laying out some of the basic types of stats that are used in roleplaying games The concept of Min/Max The good, the bad and the ugly of Stats Focusing on skills and approaches rather than just …

What is Roleplay #9 – Chance & Probability with Cezar Capacle

Welcome to Episode 9 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Cezar Capacle to discuss Chance & Probability Be amazed by Cezar’s amazing productivity levels – 20+ games in three years! What on earth are “Conflict Resolution Mechanics”? We explore mechanics within various games systems that make good use of chance and …

What is Roleplay #8 Personal Play with James D’Amato

Welcome to Episode 8 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by James D’Amato to discuss Personal Play An important, yet often undiscussed, topic – personal play encompasses anything in game play that you do on your own – things like world building, rolling dice to create a character, and writing character backstories. …

What is Roleplay #7 Life Paths with Marx Shepherd

Welcome to Episode 7 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Marx Shepherd to discuss Life Paths So, this episode was released a bit out of order… it’s not episode 3, but actually 7! It’s also worth noting that Marx no longer runs the Yes Indie’d Podcast! We cover tables, and rolling …

What is Roleplay? – #6 Character Creation with Chris Bissette

Welcome to Episode 6 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by Chris Bissette to discuss Character Creation What actually is Character Creation? Deciding who you are going to be in a game, right? How traditional RPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons handle character creation. Randomly generating versus picking skills Beginning with a …

What Is Roleplay? – #5 One Shots with James D’Amato

Welcome to Episode 5 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by James D’Amato to discuss One Shots & Campaigns We discuss RPG One Shots and Campaigns and how the contrast as well as compliment each other. We talk about the difficulties of scheduling campaign play sessions and how one-shots can make for …