Category: The RPG Room

Roleplaying and board games reviews, podcasts, videos and interviews

Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Why play, hey?

Why play RPGs? Why spend hours reading books and preparing for games? Why belong to a community that is both so hostile and welcoming at the same time? Believe it or not it is a question I ask myself very often. Why bother with a hobby in which a dissenting voice is shut down instead…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: On cultural appropriation in games

The topic of cultural appropriation is a hot one in Social Justice circles. But is it a justified outcry when someone uses another’s culture to create games, costumes or anything else? It is a matter of fact that cultures evolve both by themselves – traditions that become canon in time or ones that die, fashion…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Culture and Social advocacy in RPGs

A few days ago Jim and I talked for a while about culture in games. How they are not well used or even created in most games and we touched on some of the social aspects of cultures and how to translate them into gaming. Also how to convert real cultures into gaming cultures. After…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Cultures in games

Many people try to portray cultures in their games. Whenever a game has a setting, the description of their cities, countries, societies… they are meant to have cultures. But that is not something most games do well. When you scratch the surface of any setting, there are massive gaps that are not easy to fill…
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Podcast Episode The RPG Room: Ideas Genesis

Sometimes we have ideas, lots of ideas, and we want them to grow wings and fly to the skies until they reach heights never suspected by humanity. And then they get nowhere. Ideas are very hard things to deal with because we love them, we get attached to them and we look after them like…
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