On A Roll

On A Roll

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The Podcast to help you Level Up Your RPG!
128: Chris Spivey, Diversity and Harlem Unbound
Nov 8 • 62 min
Episode 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…
127: Craig Campbell on Indie Game Designing
Oct 30 • 63 min
Episode 127: Craig Campbell on Indie Game Design 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…
126: ACTUAL PLAY: Die Laughing
Oct 18 • 103 min
Episode 126: ACTUAL PLAY of 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…
125: Running Games for Profit
Oct 3 • 68 min
Episode 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…
124: Nerdball with Matthew Webb
Sep 27 • 72 min
Episode 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…
123: Live AMA
Sep 19 • 71 min
Episode 123: Facebook 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…
122: Snacktastic Help
Sep 11 • 63 min
Episode 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…
121: Make Great Characters
Sep 4 • 59 min
Episode 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…
120: Problem Players part 2: Electric Boogaloo
Aug 29 • 63 min
Episode 120: Problem Players 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…
119: Problem Players pt. 1
Aug 21 • 62 min
Episode 119: Problem Players 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…
118: Player Agency
Aug 14 • 73 min
Episode 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 follow the lead of Drew, one of their Patreon backers, and tackle defining Player Agency and then exploring the…
117: Toxic Fandoms
Aug 7 • 62 min
Episode 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.…
116: Characters in the Spotlight
Jul 31 • 65 min
Episode 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…
115: Between Games
Jul 17 • 67 min
Episode 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…
114: DMing For The First Time
Jul 10 • 73 min
Episode 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…
113: Constructing Scenes
Jul 4 • 59 min
Episode 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…
112: Into The Storyteller’s Vault
Jun 25 • 61 min
Episode 112: Into The Storyteller's Vault One of our Patreon backers is at the Thief level, meaning one of his characters gets roasted this episode! But first, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite hang out with game designer Josh Heath to talk…
111: Free RPG Day Special
Jun 16 • 74 min
Episode 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,…
110: Villains vs. Bad Guys
Jun 12 • 65 min
Episode 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…
109: Great ST Mistakes
Jun 5 • 62 min
Episode 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…
108: Building Better Players
May 29 • 62 min
Episode 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…
107: Toxicity
May 22 • 68 min
Episode 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…
106: Finding Ideas
May 17 • 55 min
Episode 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…
105: Con Job
Apr 29 • 54 min
Episode 105: Con Job The Favorite had to work, so The Curmudgeon and the Legend went to Lexicon, an amazing gaming convention in Lexington, Kentucky. After playing in some tabletop games there, they bring in the show's first guest, The Pollack, to talk…
104: Don’t Run These Plots
Apr 18 • 58 min
Episode 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…
103: Run the Game You Say You’re Running
Apr 10 • 55 min
Episode 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…
102: Buzzwords
Apr 4 • 66 min
Episode 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…
101: Firsts
Apr 2 • 56 min
Episode 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…