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What is Roleplay #16: Dungeons with John Dodd

Welcome to Episode 16 of ‘What Is Roleplay?!  This episode we are joined by John Dodd to discuss dungeons The intrigue of The Dungeon – why would someone build this, what was it for, how did it get here? You’re not supposed to be there! Maps as promises – they guarantee excitement, adventure and maybe …

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? – #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 …

What Is Roleplay? – #4 Surviving… A Games Convention! Part 2

The second half of our ‘What is Roleplay?” special episode… In the concluding part, CM Lowry loses his voice, but talks to many interesting designers at the UK Games Expo to teach you how to enjoy RPG at games conventions. The hodge-podge of cool people we chatted to includes… Ben from The Party RPG Brian …

What Is Roleplay? – #1 The Basics with CM Lowry

Welcome to the very first episode of our semi-regular Beyond Cataclysm podcast – ‘What is Roleplay?’ This episode we are joined by author CM Lowry to discuss: A very loose definition of ‘role play’ and how we’ve all done it in real life Some basic terms you’ll need to know like RPG (Role Play Game), …