Category: The RPG Room

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

Podcast Episode The RPG Room: Chasing Equality

For the last few years the discussion on equality in games, both in and out of the fantasies, have been raging with arguments being made on both camps that make you wonder sometimes if we have learned anything in the last two hundred years. Some of us do want to see more diversity in games,…
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The RPG Room – Are games still uniting us?

Most people believe that we are into a very inclusive hobby that helps people come together and bind us into friendships and a community that is supportive and welcoming. Yet, during the last few years I have seen that community fragmenting and becoming very, very toxic in many areas. So, have games lost their ability…
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Podcast episode: The RPG Room–Religion in games

Tons and tons of games use some sort of religion in their setting. Many of them have more than one religion and all of those will have player characters, and those characters are meant to follow the tennets of religions that do not exist in our world. But our world does have religions people follow…
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Podcast Episode The RPG Room: Crunch vs. Lunch

Are you a Crunch player or a Lunch player? Every RPG needs a rules system. Some are heavier, Crunch, and some are lighter, Lunch. But hardly all are the appropriate for each game, or even for the game you are playing. For example games that make you, or try to make you, roll for pretty…
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Podcast Episode The RPG Room Is Third-party Publishing a Good Thing?

Has third-party publishing done RPGs any good? Since the OGL came into place a lot of years ago, third-party publishing has provided with a totally unprecedented amount of work published for a lot of role playing games. Mind you, that doesn’t take much because RPGs are pretty young, so anything can be “unprecedented”. But the…
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