Category: The RPG Room

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

Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: The Thunder Plains Controversy

Apologies for the problem at the start of the podcast. Using new software and still getting used to it, didn’t hear the problem until it was too late. Recently a massive outrage exploded onto the Internet on the back, of Bruce Cordel’s game The Strange and a recursion within the game, the Thunder Plains, that…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: How to keep your games smooth

Running a game is not an exact science. Not even sure it is a science but sometimes it feels like it because you have to experiment a lot to get the desired results. And then you have to try again in a different group to get results and you might not get the results you…
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Podcast Episode The RPG Room: Ethics in Gaming Journalism

There is a lot to be said for ethics in games journalism. The fact is that it’s a very grey area because most of the journalism that goes on is done by amateurs for the love of it. Whether it is for boardgames or roleplaying games, there are just a handful of professional websites that…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Adding atmosphere to your games.

A bit later than expected and planned, our tenth episode of the RPG room, where  Vickey Beaver, Jim Pinto and myself talk about games. This episode was meant to come out on time for Halloween, but life in the shape of a Kickstarter and another crowd funding campaign in Spain have taken me away from…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Is there art in roleplaying games?

Ever since RPGs were published and Gary Gigax and Dave Arneson had a dream of turning Dungeons & Dragons into a commercial product, art has place a huge part in the visual identity of roleplaying games. Probably one of the areas in which Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror has thrived the most and in which…
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