Dicegeeks.com Tabletop RPG Show
A tabletop role-playing game show where we learn to become better gamemasters and role-players by filling ourselves with stories and knowledge. We talk Dungeons and Dragons, film history, mythology, archaeology, literature, and much more.
info_outline Cyberpunk RPG Dystopia 23 with Designer Jason Carruth 04/08/2020
Cyberpunk RPG Dystopia 23 with Designer Jason Carruth Game designer Jason Carruth drops in to talk about his new cyberpunk tabletop role-playing Dystopia 23. We discuss the rules system, character creation options, cybernetic implants, and the setting. We learn that Jason likes big, crunchy RPGs filled with outstanding details.
info_outline Tabletop Role-Playing Game Art with Artist Brent Chumley 04/01/2020
Tabletop Role-Playing Game Art with Artist Brent Chumley Artist Brent Chumley joins me on the Dicegeek.com Tabletop RPG Show this week. We discuss his career creating art for role-playing games and card games like Shadowrun and Legend of the Five Rings. We also get into his process and what it is like to be a working artist in the RPG industry.
info_outline Running Investigative TTRPGs with John Scott Tynes (WOTC, Delta Green, Unknown Armies) 03/25/2020
Running Investigative TTRPGs with John Scott Tynes (WOTC, Delta Green, Unknown Armies) John Scott Tynes (co-creator of Delta Green) stops by the podcast to talk about running investigative RPG sessions, his career in the gaming industry, and his new sourcebook Delta Green: The Labyrinth. John is currently the Design Director of Digital Games at Wizards of the Coast and has worked for Microsoft creating video games in addition to his extensive work on tabletop role-playing games like Unknown Armies, Delta Green, Puppetland, and many more.
info_outline D&D in Space with Spaceships and Starwyrms Co-Designer Ben Quiggins 03/18/2020
D&D in Space with Spaceships and Starwyrms Co-Designer Ben Quiggins Spaceships and Starwyrms is a 5E supplement that takes the D&D OGL into a whole other galaxy. Ben Quiggins the co-designer stops by the podcast to share the details on Spaceships and Starwyrms. We delve into the character and class options, the original setting, playable races, plus we discuss influences on the creation of the supplement.
info_outline Tabletop RPG Industry Myths with Cat Tobin (Pelgrane Press CEO) 03/11/2020
Tabletop RPG Industry Myths with Cat Tobin (Pelgrane Press CEO) Tabletop RPG industry myths and mistakes are tackled on the podcast today by Pelgrane Press CEO Cat Tobin. What is the RPG industry like? How do you get a job in the RPG industry? How do you self-publish content for existing company products? We touch on all of those topics and more. We also discuss how Cat was introduced to role-playing games and how she began working for Pelgrane Press. Plus she gives us a window into what she does in her role at Pelgrane Press.
info_outline From Parking Garage Manager to Starfinder Design Lead with Owen KC Stephens 03/04/2020
From Parking Garage Manager to Starfinder Design Lead with Owen KC Stephens Owen KC Stephens joins me on the podcast today to discuss his amazing journey from parking garage manager to Starfinder Design Lead. We look at his career of writing for role-playing games from Star Wars Roleplaying Game to Pathfinder to Starfinder and more. We also discuss self-publishing, writing for publishing companies, gamemastering, and more.
info_outline Age of Myth 5E Supplement Designer Brett Peterson Talks Kickstarter and OGL 02/26/2020
Age of Myth 5E Supplement Designer Brett Peterson Talks Kickstarter and OGL Want to add some mythology into your D&D games? Game designer and creator of Age of Myth, Brett Peterson, joins me on the podcast to discuss the 5E supplement. Age of Myth is an ancient world setting for D&D 5E that focuses on elements from Greece, Roman, Egyptian, and the ancient Mediterranean. In the podcast, we talk about the new classes, backgrounds, and setting material provided. We also talk about the challenges of running a Kickstarter, thoughts on publishing, and the Open Game License.
info_outline Are Dragons Monsters, Frankenstein, Orcs, and Goblins with The Monster Professor 02/19/2020
Are Dragons Monsters, Frankenstein, Orcs, and Goblins with The Monster Professor The Monster Professor (author, professor, and podcaster Josh Woods) returns to the show for a fascinating discussion about whether or not dragons are monsters, how Frankenstein the novel differs from the film portrayals, orcs, and goblins. Josh gives advice on how to make goblins dangerous again in tabletop RPGs by referencing Gremlins 2. Plus we dash in some thoughts on unicorns, Grendal, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and more for good measure.
info_outline Writing Comic Books and Gamemaster Advice with Josh Barbeau 02/12/2020
Writing Comic Books and Gamemaster Advice with Josh Barbeau Comic book writer and gamemaster Josh Barbeau drops in on the podcast today. We discuss writing comic books, stories, publishing, running RPGs, gamemaster characters, and much more.
info_outline Three Historical Topics for RPG Campaigns with Tristan Zimmerman 02/05/2020
Three Historical Topics for RPG Campaigns with Tristan Zimmerman Real history provides an excellent foundation for tabletop RPG campaigns. Today writer and role-player Tristan Zimmerman and I discuss three different historical topics and explore how they can be used in your tabletop RPG sessions. We examine The Secret Basque Fishing Grounds, The Wreck of the Ma'adin Ijafen, and The Alesia Gauntlet, so you don't want to miss it.
info_outline World Building, Writing, and Role-playing Games with Richard C. White 01/29/2020
World Building, Writing, and Role-playing Games with Richard C. White Richard C. White details his journey from comic book writer to novelist in today's episode of The Dicegeeks.com Tabletop RPG Show. We discuss Rich's book on world-building Terra Incognito. Plus we talk about his long love of tabletop role-playing games as well as his work on Star Trek, Dr. Who, and video game media tie-in novels and stories.
info_outline Soulshards RPG and No-Prep GMing with Yitzi Santer 01/22/2020
Soulshards RPG and No-Prep GMing with Yitzi Santer Game designer Yitzi Santer fills us in on his RPG called Soulshards. We discuss the rule system, character creation, and more. We also learn how Yitzi began playing tabletop RPGs, why he began designing Soulshards, and how he prepares to run RPG sessions.
info_outline Realms of Understreet, Crypt Monkey Games, and Gamemastery with Ty Rucker 01/15/2020
Realms of Understreet, Crypt Monkey Games, and Gamemastery with Ty Rucker Gamemaster and game designer Ty Rucker visits the Dicegeeks.com Tabletop RPG Show today. We talk about running tabletop RPGs as well as how Ty and his gaming group play the Realms of Understreet 5e campaign setting I created. Ty is also one of the founders of Crypt Monkey Games and we discuss his games Jack the Ripper, House of Possession, and an upcoming post-apocalyptic tabletop RPG.
info_outline AD&D to Elder Scrolls Online and the Gaming Industry with Mike Breault 01/08/2020
AD&D to Elder Scrolls Online and the Gaming Industry with Mike Breault I talk role-playing games and video games with Webster University Assistant Professor, Mike Breault. Mike's gaming industry career began at TSR in the 1980s working on Advanced Dungeons & Dungeons. From there, he moved into video games working on an impressive list of titles.
info_outline How Gamemasters Can Tell Better Stories with Adron Buske 01/01/2020
How Gamemasters Can Tell Better Stories with Adron Buske Role-player and podcast host Adron Buske joins me today for a wide-ranging conversation. We touch on a variety of topics concerning gamemasters and how they can tell better stories and run better RPGs.
info_outline Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Predator 2 with Wyatt Weed 12/25/2019
Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Predator 2 with Wyatt Weed Filmmaker, actor, and special effects artist Wyatt Weed drops in on the Dicegeeks.com Tabletop RPG Show. We discuss his career in the film industry and much more. Wyatt shares stories about his special effects work. Plus we talk about his appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as Predator 2.
info_outline The Fall of Delta Green, Vampire the Masquerade, Role-playing Game Industry with Ken Hite 12/18/2019
The Fall of Delta Green, Vampire the Masquerade, Role-playing Game Industry with Ken Hite Ken Hite has designed tabletop role-playing games for more than 20 years. He has worked for many RPG companies from Wizards of the Coast to Pelgrane Press. Some of his RPGs include, Trail of Cthulhu, Night's Black Agents, The Fall of Delta Green, and the fifth edition of Vampire: The Masquerade.
info_outline Giant Ape Movies with Tom Stockman 12/11/2019
Giant Ape Movies with Tom Stockman Tom Stockman, the editor at wearemoviegeeks.com, joins me on the podcast to talk giant ape movies. Ever since King Kong debuted in 1933, it has captured the popular imagination. Many writers, directors, and producers have tried to replicate its success with rip-offs, sequels, and remakes. Tom and I discuss his favorite giant ape movies.
info_outline Pathfinder and Fantasy Novelist Howard Andrew Jones 12/04/2019
Pathfinder and Fantasy Novelist Howard Andrew Jones Critically acclaimed author Howard Andrew Jones joins me today to discuss his Pathfinder novels, his new fantasy novels, writing, Dungeon and Dragons, and more. Howard talks about how he began role-playing and ho he decided to be a writer.
info_outline Roleplaying Tips with Johnn Four 11/27/2019
Roleplaying Tips with Johnn Four Johnn Four is a gamemaster, a game designer, and a writer. We learn why how Johnn began playing tabletop role-playing games and why he started roleplayingtips.com. Also, we talk about gamemastering, and much, much more.
info_outline What Makes a Great Story with Doug Lefler (Steel Dawn, Xena, The Last Legion) 11/20/2019
What Makes a Great Story with Doug Lefler (Steel Dawn, Xena, The Last Legion) Doug Lefler joins me on the podcast today to discuss his extensive Hollywood career as well as his thoughts on what makes a great story.
info_outline Remo Williams with Novelist RJ Carter 11/13/2019
Remo Williams with Novelist RJ Carter Novelist RJ Carter, lets us in on how he became the writer of the Remo Williams books. We tramp headlong into men's adventure to learn about the series that spawned 153 novels and a 1985 movie. Plus, we explore RJ's other works, including a Dr. Who tie-in novel.
info_outline Game Designer Matt Click Talks Gamemaster Prep and More 11/06/2019
Game Designer Matt Click Talks Gamemaster Prep and More Matt Click is a writer, editor, game designer, and gamemaster. In this episode of the podcast, we dive deep into gamemaster prep. We talk about how to handle different situations at the gaming table as well as Matt's method of preparation for RPG sessions.
info_outline Hobbit Trilogy Scale Double, Krampus Creature Performer Mark Atkin 10/30/2019
Hobbit Trilogy Scale Double, Krampus Creature Performer Mark Atkin Actor, stuntman, and creature performer Mark Atkin helped bring Thorin Oakenshield to life in the Hobbit Film Trilogy. We discuss what it means to be a scale double, how he got the part, and what it was like being on such a huge movie set. Also, Mark was a creature performer in the horror movie Krampus, and he shares stories from his time being a dark elf.
info_outline Pathfinder RPG and Gamemaster Prep with Ryan Costello 10/23/2019
Pathfinder RPG and Gamemaster Prep with Ryan Costello Game designer and director of content for the Know Direction Pathfinder News Network, Ryan Costello, joins me today. We discuss the history and the future of the Pathfinder RPG. Plus we chat about gamemaster prep and much more.
info_outline Novel Writing, Publisher Nightmares, and D&D with Chad R. Odom 10/16/2019
Novel Writing, Publisher Nightmares, and D&D with Chad R. Odom Novelist Chad R. Odom joins me on the show today to discuss his novel series, The Last Archide. We talk about a disastrous publisher experience as well as his subsequent move into self-publishing novels. Also, we learn how Dungeons and Dragons informs his writing.
info_outline Using History in Dungeons and Dragons with Tristan Zimmerman 10/02/2019
Using History in Dungeons and Dragons with Tristan Zimmerman Dungeons and Dragons campaigns can benefit from using real history. My guest today, Tristan Zimmerman, explains how you can use real history to improve your D&D and other tabletop RPG sessions. Also, we take one historical example and discuss how it could be used in a D&D campaign, a Call of Cthulhu adventure, and a sci-fi setting. Get ready to learn about the Missouri Leviathan and a "fossil showman."
info_outline Matt Forbeck Talks Gamemaster Advice and Endless Quest Books 09/25/2019
Matt Forbeck Talks Gamemaster Advice and Endless Quest Books New York Times bestselling author and award-winning tabletop role-playing game designer Matt Forbeck talks GM advice, writing tips, and discusses his books Shotguns and Sorcery and the Endless Quest Series.
info_outline The Monster Professor Josh Woods Talks Monsters, Myth, and GURPS 09/16/2019
The Monster Professor Josh Woods Talks Monsters, Myth, and GURPS A discussion with author Josh Woods about his novel and short stories. Plus we talk about how role-playing games inspired him to write a novel and much more.