Category: The RPG Room

Roleplaying and board games with reviews, podcasts, videos and interviews

Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Orphan Characters

RPGs are home to too many orphan characters. Characters with no past, no grounding or no substance. Often we see people who create characters and have no background whatsoever, or want to have the “mysterious” character with no past. A character that will take as close to zero as possible effort to play because they…
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Podcast episode The RPG Room: X-Card and its detractors

I recently discovered the X-Card thanks to Jim. I had no idea it existed and it was a truly fantastic revelation that will grace my table from now on. For those of you who don’t know, the X-Card is an invention by John Stavropoulos that aims to stop discomfort at the table. As part of…
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Podcast episode – The RPG Room: Carrie Fisher and strong characters

Carrie Fisher, for me, epitomised the concept of a strong character when she became Leia Organa. Not because the character was well written, but because she was an incredible character herself. The death of the beloved Carrie Fisher was a massive shock for most of us. Not just because she was so young – 60…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Do RPGs attract more people with mental health issues?

It is safe to say the RPG crowd is unlike any other out there. We tend to be more open, more creative and a lot more accepting than many other hobbies or sub-cultures. And we are more accepting of mental health issues. And please that I say mental health issues, not illnesses. There is a…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Be kind to your GM.

Because the time of the year when people celebrate some sort of festivity approaches, Jim and I have decided to record a rambling episode on how to be good to each other. Aaawwwwww……. Well… how to be good to your GM, that sacrificed, dedicated, studious, sensible, caring and wonderful human beings who spend so long…
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