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Role Playing Public Radio

Ross Payton

Role Playing Public Radio looks at role playing games with humor and insight. Our mission is to make gaming more fun, whether it is celebrating a legendary session or making fun of dysfunctional games. If you have ever slain a gazebo by mistake, loot...Show More

1:27:32 | Jan 19th, 2017

News: RPPR is going to PAX South. Tweet @rosspayton if you want to meet up. Synopsis: Murphy’s Rules are a long standing tradition in RPGs. The rules of the game have unintended consequences and can be interpreted in ways that create…unique situation...Show More

1:41:58 | Nov 12th, 2016

News: Puppetland is now out! I wrote two adventures for it and we will do an actual play of it in the near future. Stay tuned. Also, Faust has moved to Washington so he can work for Camouflaj and we wish him the best of luck! Synopsis: Caleb and I di...Show More
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1:28:41 | Sep 1st, 2016

Learn simple things every player can do to get better dice role outcomes. Why do dice do what they do? Identify those features and what you can do to exploit them to your advantage, without cheating! This panel was hosted by industry legend Louis Zoc...Show More

54:10 | Sep 10th

Three game designers discuss their current projects and answer audience questions at Gen Con 2019. Find out about the new edition of Blue Planet, the latest from Red Markets, and more! Panelists: Ross Payton Jeff Barber – Get the Quickstart guide for...Show More

1:02:12 | Aug 26th

More Gen Con coverage continues with Jay B, Renee, and Aaron. We discuss escape rooms, Space Hulk, and a lot more! Games Discussed below the fold Song: ??? by ? ? Corp. & t e l e p a t h * Oink Games: Publishes Deep Sea Adventures, Troika, and Dung...Show More

1:28:33 | Aug 19th

We are back from Gen Con and we have a lot to talk about! In fact, we had so much to talk about it, I split the episode into 2 parts. Caleb, Maddy, special guest Sean Farris, and I talk about the games we played and bought and other highlights. In th...Show More

1:03:57 | Aug 9th

I have attended every Gen Con since 2007 and it has become a very important part of my life. It led to the creation of RPPR, my career in RPG writing, and the start of many deep friendships. Without RPPR, I would have never met Maddy. I have no idea ...Show More

1:01:15 | Jul 12th

News: The RPPR Patreon has a new milestone and if we reach it, we will create new RSS feeds for your favorite classic campaigns, like Know Evil. This will allow you to easily download them with your favorite podcasting app. Learn more details on our ...Show More

1:16:36 | Jun 25th

News: The RPPR Patreon has a new podcast, Questing for Answers! We’ve posted 2 episodes already and if you’re a patron, your questions can be answered in the next episode. Synopsis: Origins has come and gone and Birk and I have a blast there. The Sha...Show More

54:53 | May 14th

Caleb is working on a new game! Called Doctor, Witch Doctor, it’s a fun storytelling game about medical melodrama shows and magic. Make up magical cures for weird magical diseases! Get addicted to weird magical drugs! We also talk about outlining lar...Show More

1:20:01 | Apr 15th

Cool villains are hard to pull off in RPGs, mainly because players tend to kill them as soon as possible. Aron, Tom, and I got together to talk about how to make villains more memorable in games. Perhaps they can’t be killed easily or come back after...Show More

1:22:30 | Mar 18th

Many RPG campaigns inevitably have at least one session that’s more about shopping for new items and gear. Some players love it and others hate it. How important are items and associated game mechanics for them? Caleb, Jay B, and I discuss the differ...Show More

1:06:57 | Feb 23rd

News: We have a new series on the RPPR Patreon called Mashup Mayhem. We take different things and mash them together to make RPGs. Our latest episode merges the AvP franchise with the Cthulhu mythos. In tabletop RPG industry news, a game designer, Za...Show More

1:46:10 | Feb 1st

News: I have started using Instagram! Check out my photos and videos of PAX South! Also, Adam Scott Glancy has a campaign of Hollow Earth Expedition on RPPR Tabletop Tales. If you’re looking for exciting pulp action, check it out! Synopsis: We have b...Show More

09:36 | Jan 29th

In this preview of January’s Patreon bonus podcasts, we look at Netflix’s Bandersnatch and the ramifications of mashing up Dungeons and Dragons with wrestling. If you liked this preview, click on the links below to access the full episodes on Patreon...Show More

59:22 | Jan 22nd

Many of us have at least a few failed game designs sitting around somewhere. Instead of lamenting those failures, we talk about how to leverage them to improve your skills and inspiration. Whether you’ve already got a game published or are just now t...Show More

1:08:24 | Dec 22nd, 2018

News: RPPR is changing things up for 2019! Listen to this episode for all the details but it includes: * New rewards for the RPPR Patreon * Changes to our podcast schedule * A new music review podcast * and a lot more! Synopsis: A lot has happened ...Show More

48:36 | Dec 17th, 2018

A question and answer panel about incorporating LGBT themes into play and/or supporting your queer players, featuring David and Bridget from Role Playing Public Radio and Matt from the Drunk and Ugly (Sorry about the delay in posting it! I forgot unt...Show More

17:40 | Dec 13th, 2018

Every month, we publish patron-only podcasts on the RPPR Patreon, with a lot of great material. Some of you are missing out on this, so every month, we will publish a preview of our patron podcasts. This month, we have After Hours, talking about the ...Show More

1:25:38 | Nov 22nd, 2018

News: Check out the Mixed Six podcast if you haven’t already. We recently did an episode that features vaporwave and it’s pretty great 🙂 Synopsis: The rules for Eclipse Phase 2E are now out to backers of the Kickstarter, so Aaron, Shaun, Tom, and I ...Show More

1:26:23 | Oct 22nd, 2018

News: We now have RPPR merchandise available for sale! Check out our storefront and buy t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. Synopsis: Developing an idea for an abandoned superhero or villain base for my RPG Base Raiders can be difficult. Aaron, Shaun, a...Show More

2:00:57 | Sep 20th, 2018

News: Back the RPPR Patreon for $10 to receive an enamel pin with our new logo. Check this post for details! Synopsis: Shaun has started working on a new storytelling game called Derail. It’s about subverting cliches and tropes in movies and video ga...Show More

1:42:16 | Sep 14th, 2018

News: We have created a new reward for RPPR patrons – extended early access! Get actual plays and panels recorded at Gen Con 2018 a month early! The first AP, Dagashi OVA Season 1, run by Bridget, is available now on the RPPR Patreon! Synopsis: The n...Show More

2:27:49 | Aug 29th, 2018

Role Playing Public Radio, the Ennie Award winning RPG podcast, will record a live episode of their show. We will talk about Gen Con, take questions from the audience, & more! We wound up playing a game of Maid, reviewing a board game, and answering ...Show More

2:26:16 | Aug 16th, 2018

We’re back from Gen Con and we had a blast! In this episode we go over the highlights and low points of our con experiences and more importantly, the games we played! Board games, card games, and of course, role playing games. What did we try out and...Show More

51:40 | Aug 8th, 2018

Caleb Stokes, Jeff Barber, and I discuss our current work in game design at this panel, recorded at Gen Con 2018. I talk about the current state of Ruin, my architectural horror RPG, Caleb talks about Red Markets, and Jeff talks about Upwind. We also...Show More

45:53 | Jul 28th, 2018

Iron Edda Accelerated is a roleplaying game about the heroes of a Viking holdfast during Ragnarok. They battle threats from outside and within for honor, glory, and clan. The game draws strongly from Norse mythology — although its focus on holdfasts ...Show More

32:50 | Jul 19th, 2018

RPPR and the Mixed Six are going to be at Gen Con this year with multiple events! We have panels, games, and seminars for our fans. Caleb and I talk about them with special guest Maddy. * RPPR Game Design Panel: Thursday 10 am to 11 am. * Red Market...Show More

39:50 | Jul 15th, 2018

Delta Green: The Labyrinth takes Delta Green agents beyond the beltway and deep into the fissures of America in the new millennium. American life has entered a labyrinth of twisty passages all alike. And while there are many ways in, there is no way ...Show More

1:09:02 | Jun 20th, 2018

News: BACK PARTY FOWL NOW! Synopsis: Caleb and I (along with Sara who is not on this episode) went to Origins for the first time. Caleb ran Red Markets and Party Fowl while I just attended as a carefree con goer. We both had a good time, bought way t...Show More

1:21:33 | Jun 8th, 2018

News: RPPR B-Sides Volume 4: Unknown Markets is now available! Listen to incomplete Unknown Armies and Red Markets campaigns run by Caleb and I, and many one shots for various systems! We’re also going to Origins next week. Caleb is running demos of ...Show More

1:20:01 | May 23rd, 2018

???Party Fowl Board Game Kickstarter is live! In this episode, Caleb, Spencer, and I discuss the creation of Party Fowl, playtesting, duck puns, Metatopia, shipping, and other topics. We also have shout outs in the form of our favorite fictional duck...Show More

1:39:00 | May 13th, 2018

Will Schar of the All Roads Tavern podcast won the first Night at the Opera Delta Green scenario writing contest and I agreed to critique the winner of that contest. I asked Adam Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing to join in the critique, so we both re...Show More

1:25:20 | Apr 19th, 2018

News: Our resident Shadowrun GM, Bridget, has launched her own Patreon. Check it out to support a new game designer. We also put together a LARP version of Puppetland and put it on Youtube. Aaron is streaming on Twitch for Raillery so subscribe to fi...Show More

1:17:06 | Apr 11th, 2018

This is our newest RPPR Patreon bonus podcast series, Don’t Cross the Stream! In each episode, cast members like Caleb, Bridget, and Thad review and break down a title currently available streaming on Netflix. We then figure out how gameify it – eith...Show More

48:47 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Aaron spoke with Kyle Carty about the recent Savage Tokusatsu Kickstarter recently. They discuss the genre, the new mechanics for the game and a lot more. If this interview interests you, check out the Kickstarter today! There’s also a free test dri...Show More

1:17:51 | Mar 19th, 2018

?????Sponsor: BPB Games is running a Kickstarter for their latest project, Savage Tokusatsu, a supplement for Savage Worlds that lets you use transforming heroes, kaiju, giant robots, and more! RPPR’s Aaron is working on this project, so be sure to c...Show More

55:34 | Feb 15th, 2018

Even though Red Markets is out, Caleb is still hard at work designing new games and fulfilling stretch goals. He gives an update about Party Fowl, a new card game currently in development. Meanwhile I have made a few breakthroughs while working on Ru...Show More

1:33:22 | Feb 5th, 2018

News: I am going on vacation later this month, but don’t worry! There will be a lot of podcasts this month. We also have a new system for scheduling online games for the RPPR Patreon using our Discord server. Synopsis: There is an annual contest on t...Show More

1:07:55 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Aaron, Tom, and I traveled down to Texas for PAX South 2018 and we had a blast! I finally got to play True Dungeon and we tried out multiple games that weekend like: * True Dungeon: An escape room with LARPing and pog collecting (kind of). It’s got ...Show More

1:00:55 | Jan 15th, 2018

We’ve all been there: After hours of meticulously planning an epic campaign, our players kill the quest NPC and run off after the first shiny thing they see. The cure for this problem may be easier than you think. With your help we’ll create a world ...Show More

1:16:45 | Dec 19th, 2017

News: Patreon is keeping the current fee structure. If you canceled your patronage to RPPR because of the proposed changed, fear no more! Everything will be the same. Synopsis: Labyrinths and mazes may seem similar but they diverge in one important a...Show More

1:06:34 | Dec 3rd, 2017

News: Red Markets is now available in print and PDF at Indie Press Revolution and in PDF at DrivethruRPG. Get your copy today! It makes a great Christmas gift. Synopsis: The logistics of international shipping are maddening. Caleb went through a cruc...Show More

1:31:40 | Nov 21st, 2017

News: Red Markets is on DrivethruRPG (PDF) and Indie Press Revolution (print and PDF) Buy it now! I was at Patrecon, a conference for Patreon creators and you can briefly see me at 2:05 in this video about it. As always, check out the RPPR Patreon! ...Show More

41:09 | Nov 17th, 2017

We are trying something new here at RPPR! Over the last year, Aaron, Jason, Renee, and I have gotten into a miniatures war game, Konflikt 47. It’s a Weird World War 2 setting, with robots, werewolves, zombies, and teleporting ninjas (kind of). We’ve ...Show More

1:47:35 | Nov 4th, 2017

Note: Here’s part two of our free preview of Palladium Poisoning. If you enjoy it, please consider backing our Patreon to get access to all of the episodes. Next year we will return to WoD The Heck! When I visited Seattle and Tacoma last month, I hun...Show More

1:10:55 | Oct 25th, 2017

News:I will be at Patrecon next weekend to learn how to improve the RPPR Patreon! It should be interesting and I will report back in the next episode. Caleb and Spencer are heading to Metatopia to playtest their new game Party Fowl. Check out photos ...Show More

38:06 | Oct 18th, 2017

Gobblin’ is an original RPG setting and system where players control goblins settling and exploring a post-apocalyptic Earth. The creatures who crave violence, stupidity and chaos have just found the perfect means to obtain it. I interviewed the game...Show More

1:31:13 | Oct 7th, 2017

Note: I wanted to give you all a free preview of a Patreon exclusive series, Palladium Poisoning. I’ll post one more episode of it later this month. If you enjoy it, please consider backing our Patreon to get access to all of the episodes and be sure...Show More

42:20 | Sep 28th, 2017

Base Raiders is a fun game, but creating new super powers can be complicated. Someone asked for a podcast that helped clarify the process, so here it is. Tom, Shaun, and I talk about how to calculate the refresh and skill point cost of a new super po...Show More

51:47 | Sep 18th, 2017

Identify as female & run games? Got questions? This panel is for you! Aaron stopped by this panel to record it, so here it is. Thanks to the host, Michelle Lyons-McFarland of Growling Door Games for letting us record it.

1:56:43 | Sep 8th, 2017

We met a lot of fans of RPPR at this year’s meetup and here’s the recording! We talk a little about RPPR, answer questions, have some trivia contests for listeners, and of course dissect an…interesting RPG, Maid. Enjoy!

2:04:27 | Aug 29th, 2017

Gen Con 2017 has come and gone and boy did we have a great time! Between playing a lot of great games, recording podcasts, and meeting up with the RPPR community, we barely got any sleep! Special guests George and Jen of Eclectic Eccentricities join ...Show More

59:14 | Aug 25th, 2017

RPPR presents a panel on game design, hosted by Ross Payton, Jeff Barber, & Shane Ivey. We discuss our latest projects, thoughts on making games, & answer questions from the audience. I also talk about my latest ideas for Ruin, the architectural horr...Show More

1:22:45 | Aug 18th, 2017

Years ago, I tried to do an audiobook of the Eye of Argon, the standard bearer of bad fantasy fiction. I never finished it but because we are celebrating our tenth year of RPPR, I asked Faust Kells from Thrilling Intent to record a proper audiobook. ...Show More

37:24 | Aug 8th, 2017

News: Be sure to check out the RPPR Patreon for our latest After Hours episode! Pre-order Red Markets today if you haven’t already.  The deadline is September 2! Synopsis: Gen Con is nearly here! It is the 50th year of the con and RPPR’s 10th year of...Show More

1:26:21 | Jul 25th, 2017

News: Reminder that we have a Patreon! Be sure to check out our bonus content via RPPR After Hours. Red Markets is now available to preorder via Backer Kit. We will be recording an episode of RPPR live at Gen Con 50! Check here for details. Synopsis...Show More

22:24 | Jul 24th, 2017

For the second time, Tom interviews Pierce Fraser, the creator of the HC SVNT Dracones RPG. A couple of years after the release of the core book, a Kickstarter for a new sourcebook is underway, filling in many details and ideas for the game setting. ...Show More

1:03:16 | Jul 2nd, 2017

PREORDER RED MARKETS NOW! IT’S HAPPENING BACKER KIT IS LIVE Synopsis: After the text is written and the art is drawn, the book still needs to be prepared for printing. Guess what? It’s not exactly an easy process to master. Caleb has valiantly thrown...Show More

1:37:50 | Jun 10th, 2017

News: Get Zombies of the World and both Base Raiders supplements for $30! I will also be attending Go Play NW this month. I don’t have a schedule yet for games I will run yet but I will post on social media when I do. Stay tuned! Synopsis:The small t...Show More

1:42:02 | May 18th, 2017

We recently finished posting Fallen Flag, a Red Markets campaign, so I got Caleb, David, Shaun, and Faust together to discuss it. We talk about everything from creating the enclave to individual character arcs. If you haven’t caught up with Fallen Fl...Show More

35:49 | May 5th, 2017

I recently spoke to Eli Kurtz, the man behind a new Kickstarter for a fantasy campaign setting for the Savage Worlds system. “The Blackwood is a fantasy setting inspired by folklore and high-flying martial arts action. It’s Grimm’s Tales meets Crouch...Show More

1:26:17 | Apr 21st, 2017

News: We are running a giveaway of five copies of Rise of the Dungeon Master, a graphic novel biography of Gary Gygax. If you want to enter, post a picture of your favorite D&D character sheet in the comments or tweet it @rosspayton with the hashtag ...Show More

45:15 | Mar 30th, 2017

Jeff Barber, designer of Blue Planet and Upwind, stopped by recently so we caught up on how Upwind has been progressing. While the main game is done, Jeff is hard at work on the first campaign. Creating a new style for Upwind adventures and getting f...Show More

50:26 | Mar 20th, 2017

I interviewed Jim McClure, a game designer and fellow RPG podcaster, about his latest Kickstarter, Satanic Panic. It is a tabletop role playing game set in the fictional 1970’s and 1980’s where players take on the role of secret government agents tas...Show More

1:24:34 | Mar 13th, 2017

News: Arc Dream needs GMs to run games at Gen Con. Get awesome rewards like a Delta Green raid jacket! Check out the details here. Synopsis: With most of the RPPR crew out of town, Bill and I got together to discuss ways to add mini games inside a R...Show More

52:19 | Mar 1st, 2017

I recently interviewed Dustin DePenning, a game designer who has published a new sci-fi RPG called Synthicide. We talk about the game’s mechanics, his background as a game designer, and more! If you’re interested in the game, you should check out its...Show More

1:13:58 | Feb 18th, 2017

News: To celebrate the release of the first episode of our first Base Raiders campaign, I have put the main book on sale! Get Base Raiders in print for 30% off! Synopsis:Instead of being lonely murderhobos, player characters can start and lead organi...Show More

1:00:36 | Feb 8th, 2017

Do you want a career in tabletop games? Join our semi-esteemed panel of industry insiders as we discuss our own experiences building a career, along with tons of advice on what to do, and what not to do, when it comes to trying to turn your passion f...Show More

55:18 | Jan 30th, 2017

I recently spoke to Red Hook Studio co-founder, Chris Bourassa about the hit video game, Darkest Dungeon. We’ve spoke about this game before on the podcast. It’s a fascinating mix of Lovecraftian horror, team management, and brutal dungeon crawling. ...Show More

1:22:39 | Dec 29th, 2016

News: The Mixed Six Patreon is up! Please check it out. The Mixed Six is now on iTunes as well. Synopsis: Many gamers have a tough time grasping the power of Fate rule systems and player disadvantages in general. Aaron, Shaun, and I discuss how Fate ...Show More

1:28:15 | Dec 18th, 2016

The Mixed Six website is now up! We are currently submitting the podcast to iTunes and all other podcast services. If you enjoy The Mixed Six please subscribe to it on your podcasting app of choice. Caleb has also started a Patreon to support The Mix...Show More

1:24:14 | Dec 5th, 2016

Welcome! Spencer, Caleb, and Producer Ross are trying something new. On The Mixed Six, we drink six beers and have six conversations. It’s a variety show that slurs its speech, and we’d love to get some feedback on it. * Beer 1: Professional Drinkin...Show More

1:07:50 | Oct 31st, 2016

We finished season 1 of Dan’s Dresden Files campaign so it’s time to talk about how it went. This campaign was unique because Dan managed to wrangle two separate groups of players into a single plot line that escalated as the game progressed. We talk...Show More

1:07:10 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Sponsor: Upwind is being Kickstarted right now! Check out the campaign and back it today. Synopsis: Jeff Barber has been working on Upwind and its Kickstarter since our first interview, so I checked in with him to see how the design of the game has p...Show More

1:38:06 | Oct 12th, 2016

Sponsor: Upwind the fantasy RPG is now on Kickstarter! Back it today and help us reach a stretch goal so Ross can write a full campaign for Upwind. News: Two new Base Raiders PDF supplements are out: Exemplar is a new villain and Glitched Reality add...Show More

1:47:32 | Oct 6th, 2016

For the first time, we actually scheduled an official meetup and panel for RPPR fans at Gen Con. Most of the RPPR crew showed up and a TON of fans did as well. We played a few games, answered questions, talked about the podcast, game design, and of c...Show More

55:34 | Sep 30th, 2016

Tom Church conducts another interview, this time with Kory Bing, writer and artist of the webcomic Skin Deep.  This webcomic has been a favorite of Tom’s for many years, and actually takes place in RPPR’s hometown of Springfield, MO!  Tom and Kory di...Show More

59:31 | Sep 18th, 2016

Red Markets is a game of economic horror that wrapped up on Kickstarter in June. Come listen to the creator answer questions about the book’s progress & tell us how your beta tests are going. Caleb and Ross recorded this panel at Gen Con 2016.

1:54:17 | Sep 7th, 2016

Caleb’s Delta Green campaign, God’s Teeth, has been concluded but there’s still a lot to talk about. From the opening raid on the orphanage to Working Group Masticate’s last scene, we discuss what worked in the game and what didn’t. How did the new r...Show More

1:00:53 | Aug 24th, 2016

I recently interviewed Monte Cook about his latest Kickstarter, an ambitious deluxe fantasy RPG called Invisible Sun. It is still under development but promises “A game of surrealistic fantasy, secrets, and magic played both at the table–and away fro...Show More

2:46:30 | Aug 18th, 2016

We are back from Gen Con, bearing many stories and more importantly, loot! Because so many of us went to Gen Con, this double length episode features 3 round table discussions. Learn about True Dungeon, new games, crafting workshops, meetups, and mor...Show More

51:20 | Aug 11th, 2016

Patreon is a popular crowdfunding website that allows creators to earn money from their supporters and fans on a regular cycle. This gives creators new opportunities and new challenges. Ross Payton from Role Playing Public Radio, Faust Kells from The...Show More

1:03:08 | Aug 8th, 2016

We just got back from Gen Con 2016 and we have a lot of podcasts to share. Our first one is a panel we did on game design. Ross and Caleb continue their proud tradition of screwing up in real time, with special guest Jeff Barber. Lend your questions ...Show More

1:30:39 | Jul 26th, 2016

News: Check out the Red Markets campaign page. All of the episodes of the campaign are linked for easy access. Synopsis: The first Red Markets campaign is done, so we had to talk about it. Caleb, Aaron, Tom, David, and I talk about the concept for th...Show More

52:38 | Jul 16th, 2016

News: Please vote a 1for Role Playing Public Radio as Best Podcast in the 2016 Ennies Awards! Thank you for your support of this podcast. Synopsis: RPPR will be at Gen Con this year in force! We have some great panels and other events lined up for yo...Show More

57:15 | Jul 8th, 2016

A few months ago, Jeff Barber swung by Springfield to playtest his upcoming RPG, Upwind. He’s behind Blue Planet, a critically acclaimed sci-fi RPG about the colonization of an aquatic planet. I interviewed him about game design, the creation of Blue...Show More

1:27:06 | Jun 25th, 2016

The Red Markets Kickstarter is over but the work isn’t over yet! Caleb and I discuss how the campaign went and what we learned. Like any campaign, there were some surprises along the way. Find out what they were and what’s next for Red Markets. Thank...Show More

1:38:49 | Jun 17th, 2016

News: Base Raiders: From the Underground is now available! It collects the first nine PDF supplements into one handy supplement. Get it in print and PDF or just PDF. Red Markets is in its last week. Back it now to get a full color hardcover book AND ...Show More

1:34:23 | May 23rd, 2016

News: The Red Markets Kickstarter is live! If you want to see the fruits of Caleb’s labors, be sure to back the Kickstarter. Synopsis: Structuring a Kickstarter is a difficult task. A game designer has to predict how much it will fund. Overshoot a go...Show More

1:45:10 | May 16th, 2016

News: RPPR B-Sides Volume 3 is now available! Help support our podcast and get 20 actual play episodes, including Tom’s Pathfinder campaign and a Fiasco game with Thad. Thrilling Intent will have a livestream run of Tenra Bansho Zero on May 28 at 5 p...Show More

1:29:25 | Apr 27th, 2016

James D’Amato and Kat Kuhl from the One Shot Podcast developed a party card game to help gamers role play more. Noisy Person Cards can be thought of as a warm up exercise to a proper RPG. James and I talk about how NPC came to be and what he’s learne...Show More

1:42:27 | Apr 20th, 2016

News: RPPR Tabletop Tales is up and running! Check our newest podcast of campaign actual play. Our first campaign, the Dresden Files, is currently on its first season. Also, be sure to check out Thrilling Intent on Youtube. Caleb and I will be guests...Show More

1:08:16 | Apr 18th, 2016

Caleb and I talked to Greg Stolze about his latest project, the third edition of Unknown Armies, a post-modern horror role playing game. Urban legends, obsessions, occult conspiracies, and the invisible clergy are all part of a compelling modern game...Show More

57:36 | Apr 13th, 2016

Fun is obviously a byproduct of games, but that’s where the usefulness of the term ends. This seminar presents the case against fun as a design goal, method of criticism, and aesthetic in gaming. Caleb Stokes (No Soul Left Behind/No Security) and Ros...Show More

1:14:33 | Apr 5th, 2016

News: The Brutalists campaign is well under way! Check out our actual play podcasts of the Red Markets beta. There’s also a subreddit for Red Markets and Caleb did an AMA on it. Don’t forget to check out Hebanon Game’s blog for more up to date news a...Show More

11:42 | Apr 4th, 2016

We’re back online! This short update explains what happened to RPPR in the last few weeks and what will be changing soon. It seems our new web hosting service, Lithium Hosting, is a lot better than Bluehost, so our sites should be faster. Please let ...Show More

1:39:23 | Mar 13th, 2016

News: A new companion website for our Patreon, RPPR After Hours, is now live. Find all the podcasts and other content without digging through the Patreon archives. Speaking of the Patreon, we have a new milestone: a new weekly podcast featuring campa...Show More

1:44:37 | Feb 27th, 2016

Games like Dungeons and Dragons are often regarded by pop culture as nerdy and antisocial, but Wheelhouse Workshop founders Adam Davis and Adam Johns use them to help their neurodiverse teen clients become more confident and socially capable. Come he...Show More

1:41:12 | Feb 16th, 2016

Masks of Nyarlathotep is a classic (some would say quintessential) campaign for Call of Cthulhu. Given how much we play CoC, I thought it would be remiss of us not to record a run of it. It took us about a year to get through the campaign, but our de...Show More

2:03:24 | Feb 10th, 2016

To celebrate our first year of the RPPR Patreon, we have created new milestones so we can create more podcasts for you! After Hours has proven to be a hit with our Patreon backers and there’s a lot of interest in the Old World of Darkness, so I merge...Show More

36:27 | Feb 5th, 2016

Ask anyone, from the lowliest farmhand in Missouri to the wealthiest banker in New England who they consider to be the most important figure in history, chances are they’ll give the same answer: Robert Fulton. By his simple act of installing steam en...Show More

1:02:00 | Feb 2nd, 2016

I recorded some panels while I attended PAX South this year. The first one I recorded goes over some GMing tips and tricks. Have you been running an amazing RPG campaign for years but still have a few problems that keep coming up? Have you always wan...Show More

1:31:47 | Jan 16th, 2016

News: A new Base Raiders PDF supplement is out. Check out New Teams: Cosplay on sale now! Also, the Red Markets beta campaign has started. Be sure to listen to the first episode. Finally, Raillery has a ton of new videos on its Youtube channel. Check...Show More

1:07:31 | Jan 6th, 2016

Last year, I briefly worked on a film called the Weight. I worked under Darrell Claunch, a local artist and graphic designer. He’s worked in video games and in Hollywood as a compositor on giant films like Iron Man. After talking to him on our trips ...Show More

1:36:08 | Dec 17th, 2015

News: Death Traps: Volume 1 is out for Base Raiders! This supplement was co-written by Caleb, so be sure to check it out. Buy it on DrivethruRPG or at the Base Raiders store. Check out the free artwork produced via the RPPR Patreon. Synopsis: Coverin...Show More

31:57 | Dec 7th, 2015

Only a short time after picking up the game from Drivethru RPG, Tom Church interviews Pierce Fraser, the writer and creator of HC SVNT DRACONES.  Find out all about this unique RPG, as well as the process that went in to making it.  And also get a sh...Show More

1:27:39 | Nov 24th, 2015

News: Please get your Red Markets playtest reports in by December 20. Thanks for supporting the game! Synopsis: The new Fallout game has a settlement leadership feature that allows the player to design and run small communities. It’s impressive but t...Show More

1:16:07 | Nov 18th, 2015

Even though Fallout 4 is out, Caleb is still hard at work on Red Markets. Playtest feedback is trickling in, so the next step is deciding how to change the game based on this feedback. Some changes will be easier than others, but not every bit of fee...Show More

53:18 | Oct 27th, 2015

Dracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Kenneth Hite has restored the deleted sections, inserting annotations and clues left by th...Show More

55:04 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Sponsor: Arc Dream is sponsoring this panel. Check out the Delta Green Kickstarter. New reward levels have been released so backers can get everything in print and PDF. Synopsis: Horror gaming can go beyond Lovecraft and tentacles. Sometimes the most...Show More

1:30:01 | Oct 14th, 2015

Sponsors: This episode of RPPR is sponsored by Mystical Throne Entertainment. Use coupon code rpproctober to get the Entropic Gaming System PDF for $1 (normally $5). Arc Dream is also sponsoring this episode of RPPR. Check out the Delta Green Kicksta...Show More

1:05:50 | Oct 3rd, 2015

Sponsor: Arc Dream is sponsoring this episode of Game Designer’s Workshop. Check out the Delta Green Kickstarter. News:I have released a new Base Raiders PDF called Avalon’s Ideal, written by Kyle Carty. Synopsis: The beta for Red Markets has been ou...Show More

1:31:18 | Sep 19th, 2015

Sponsor: This episode of RPPR is sponsored by Mystical Throne Entertainment. You’ll find a variety of settings covering dark fantasy, historical fantasy, horror, Greek mythology, modern action, and sci-fi. News: Sparkles the Unicorn for Base Raiders ...Show More

1:09:21 | Sep 5th, 2015

No Soul Left Behind, a full campaign for Better Angels, written by RPPR’s Caleb, is now available for purchase. In this special interview, you can hear how the book came to be, Greg Stolze’s thoughts on it, and a lot more! From hilarious playtesting ...Show More

1:02:36 | Aug 30th, 2015

How do you build a character with staunch ethical principles without stopping a game dead with the dreaded my-character-wouldn’t-do-that problem? Do RPG systems imply ethical philosophies? Should they? Caleb Stokes (No Soul Left Behind), Ross Payton ...Show More

1:47:34 | Aug 25th, 2015

News: No Soul Left Behind is out! BUY CALEB’S BOOK! If you backed Boiling Point, check the Kickstarter to read the text for Sparkles the Unicorn. Synopsis: Duality, a Rimward and gatecrashing focused Eclipse Phase campaign recently wrapped up on the ...Show More

57:23 | Aug 18th, 2015

Talk with Caleb, Ross, and publishers about how to get started writing for games. With a few tips, you could be barely scraping by just like the pros! The goal of RPPR’s GDW podcast has always been educational. To that end, Ross and Caleb will do the...Show More

59:27 | Aug 13th, 2015

What advice can educators provide for teaching game rules to players? How about using games to enhance education? And what about the portrayal of education in games? This panel covers it all and more. Caleb Stokes is an educator and RPG writer. He fr...Show More

3:11:29 | Aug 8th, 2015

News: No Soul Left Behind is now available in print! Backers should get their copies soon. Also, Firewall will soon be out in print. Synopsis: Gen Con is over and what a time we had! Between the games we played, fans we met, and panels we ran or atte...Show More

57:27 | Aug 4th, 2015

The RPPR crew is back from Gen Con and we have a lot of podcasts for you! Caleb and I gave six panels and we recorded them all. The first is a new Game Designer Workshop episode, where I talk about my progress in Ruin and Caleb discusses his new beta...Show More

1:35:19 | Jul 25th, 2015

News: RPPR will be part of the Podcast-a-Ganza at Gen Con. The Boiling Point Conversion Guides are out and are available for download. Red Markets will soon have a beta available for playtesting. Synopsis: Another Gen Con is upon us and RPPR shall b...Show More

1:26:42 | Jul 9th, 2015

News: The Fan Creation page on RPPR Actual Play is online. The handouts for Boiling Point are available for download if you need to print them out. Red Markets is in alpha playtesting and you can help. Read this thread for more info. Synopsis: At a ...Show More

1:01:33 | Jun 21st, 2015

This is yet another panel from Comicpalooza 2015 about world building in RPGs. It features Lenny Balsera, Ross Watson, Marshall Ryan Maresca, and Dave Martin. Enjoy!

52:04 | Jun 17th, 2015

This is another panel I recorded at Comicpalooza this year, featuring Dave Martin from the Wrecking Crew, Ross Watson, and Lenny Balsera from Evil Hat. They talk about designing memorable and effective villains for your game. Enjoy!

1:24:56 | Jun 9th, 2015

News: Boiling Point is out! Get it on DrivethruRPG or through the Base Raiders store. Tom is attending Go Play NW and might be showing up at Fear the Con. I will not be at either con, sadly, due to work. Synopsis: After running online games for Patre...Show More

52:41 | Jun 4th, 2015

Arkham Horror’s creator Richard Launius spoke for an hour at Comicpalooza this year, describing his experience making the game and his game design philosophy. I managed to get to this panel on time, so I recorded the whole thing. Enjoy!

39:29 | May 30th, 2015

Learn the ins and outs of being an RPG publisher from those who have been there! Help you discover how to start, how to avoid common pitfalls, what mistakes happen time and time again, and how a product gets put together, from start to finish! We’ll ...Show More

1:21:04 | May 23rd, 2015

Red Markets is now in campaign playtesting, so this episode covers what we’ve learned about the game since the campaign began. Hear about the enclave I helped create and what kind of jobs we’ve done. Issues that have arisen solely from campaign issue...Show More

1:09:10 | May 16th, 2015

News: There’s a new benefit for RPPR Patreon backers. I’ll be at Comicpalooza from May 22 to 25 at booth 1912. I’ll also be running two demos of Base Raiders there. Boiling Point should be released in June. Synopsis: Silent Legions is a new horror RP...Show More

1:30:09 | Apr 9th, 2015

News: I will be attending ComicPalooza this year, sharing a table with Diana Botsford. I’ll be running some demos of Base Raiders as well – stay tuned for details. Firewall, the newest Eclipse Phase book is out and Caleb and I both wrote for it. We a...Show More

1:38:00 | Mar 19th, 2015

Promo: Al Dente Rigamortis podcast – creepy pasta reviewed by RPPR friend, Review Cultist! News: Raillery is back with a new Let’s Play series about Darkest Dungeon! Watch Aaron throw hapless adventurers into the meat grinder that is Darkest Dungeon....Show More

1:16:45 | Feb 27th, 2015

Sponsor: This episode of RPPR is brought to you by Use coupon code RPPR to get 10% off your order. News: Check out the RPPR Patreon for bonus podcasts, behind the scene blog posts, and a whole lot more! The Tarot Gang, a collectio...Show More

42:58 | Feb 20th, 2015

Tom is back with another interview with Deborah Davitt, creator of the Edda Earth series.  In this next installment, we discuss the second book of the series, The Goddess Denied, in which we rejoin the Valkyrie Sigrun and her companions   We also dis...Show More

1:04:42 | Feb 14th, 2015

It’s been a while since we’ve done an episode of Game Designer’s Workshop, but Caleb and I got together to update you all on our progress and talk about one of the major aspects of being a writer: dealing with multiple projects at once. Multitasking ...Show More

14:50 | Feb 11th, 2015

Strike! is a new RPG Kickstarter that simplifies tactical combat from 4E Dungeons and Dragons with new game mechanics and genre mixing. Tom interviewed the game’s designer, Jim McGarva, to explain what Strike! is all about and what people will get fr...Show More

1:28:41 | Jan 27th, 2015

Role Playing Public Radio is now on Patreon! Instead of just asking for contributions and keeping the status quo, we are going to up our game by creating a brand new podcast series for our patrons. RPPR After Hours is a comedic roundtable where we ta...Show More

1:52:33 | Jan 13th, 2015

News: RPPR B-Sides Volume 2 is now available! Get 24 actual play episodes and help support RPPR. This volume has playtests, con games, and more! In other news, Boiling Point is still being worked on as is the Sparkles supplement for Base Raiders. Als...Show More

2:04:03 | Dec 14th, 2014

News: RPPR B-Sides volume 2 is coming soon. Volume 1 is free, so check that out, if you haven’t already. Synopsis: A new edition of Dungeons and Dragons has been released and Bill, Sean, and I have played enough to have opinions that are more than ju...Show More

1:30:07 | Dec 1st, 2014

News: A new Base Raiders PDF supplement, Vintage Villainy, is out! Pick it up today or if you backed the Boiling Point Kickstarter, you will get your copy soon. Synopsis: You know you’re a true tabletop gamer when you see everything in terms of how g...Show More

1:22:49 | Nov 10th, 2014

News: The playtest draft of Boiling Point is out. If you backed the Kickstarter, please check your messages to see how you can access it. Synopsis: We finished a playthrough of Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man, a Call of Cthulhu campaign set in the D...Show More

1:27:11 | Nov 2nd, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve done a proper episode of Game Designer’s Workshop, so Caleb and I decided to bring you guys back up to date. We’re still playtesting Red Markets and Ruin. We talk about the pains, progress, and lessons we have learned so...Show More

38:50 | Oct 27th, 2014

Way back in Episode 57 (Read the Fine Print), Tom gave a shoutout to a story on  It was a Mass Effect fanfiction that Tom became a huge fan of, as well as the author, Deborah Davitt.  Now, some years later, this very talented writer has a...Show More

1:27:24 | Oct 9th, 2014

Our Kickstarter for Boiling Point is still going on and we could use your support! It occurred to me that no one has heard from the actual author of Boiling Point, Peter Nielsen. He’s a first time author and I’m a first time publisher (of another per...Show More

1:25:48 | Oct 2nd, 2014

News: We’re over halfway there in the Boiling Point Kickstarter, so help us push it over the edge! Synopsis: History is a rich tapestry waiting to be explored, but how should you implement historical events into games? Tom and I have some experience...Show More

1:02:24 | Sep 25th, 2014

News: Please support our latest Kickstarter, Boiling Point! It’s a brand new adventure for Base Raiders and stretch goals will include a death trap focused supplement by Caleb! Ross Payton (Base Raiders, Zombies of the World) and Caleb Stokes (No Sec...Show More

1:11:56 | Sep 16th, 2014

News:Our newest Kickstarter is up. Boiling Point is an adventure for Base Raiders. It mixes investigation with dungeon crawling for a perfect blend of excitement and fun. If it does well, we’ll have Caleb write about death traps. Check it out! Synops...Show More

1:02:28 | Sep 10th, 2014

Rob Boyle (Eclipse Phase), Ross Payton (Baseraiders), and Caleb Stokes (No Security) discuss using the basics of economic theory to make RPG settings more unique, immersive, and fun for your players. Designers can talk forever about economies of narr...Show More

55:53 | Sep 5th, 2014

Game designers Luke Crane, Jack Graham, Tracy Hurley, Caleb Stokes, & Amanda Valentine solve your home campaign woes. Bring your questions; the Campaign Doctors will tell you the awful truth! This panel was recorded at Gen Con 2014.

2:14:34 | Aug 28th, 2014

News: The No Soul Left Behind and Horrors of War Kickstarters are both successful! Thanks to everyone who contributed. Synopsis: Gen Con 2014 has come and gone and we had a blast. More of the RPPR crew made it up there than previous years, and our me...Show More

57:18 | Aug 22nd, 2014

Panel description: Come join Paizo staffers to discuss how Pathfinder and Golarion can be more inclusive and fun for people of all shapes, genders, sexual preferences, ages, ethnicities, and more. Gamers are often characterized as straight white male...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 14th, 2014

Check it out guys! B-Sides volume 2 will be available soon.

1:44:33 | Aug 10th, 2014

News:Gencon approaches! Check the RPPR thread for more info. Also, support Caleb with the No Soul Left Behind Kickstarter! It has what gamers crave! And speaking of Kickstarters, The Horrors of War Kickstarter is pretty awesome too! Synopsis: Trainin...Show More

1:26:12 | Jul 21st, 2014

News: The No Soul Left Behind Kickstarter is HERE. Buy Caleb’s book! The Morph Recognition Guide is out, featuring some of my material from Transhuman. We’re coming to Gencon and we’ll our RPPR meetup on Thursday night. Details here. Raillery is stil...Show More

1:02:29 | Jul 1st, 2014

Thanks to Laura for the art! Caleb’s Better Angels campaign, No Soul Left Behind (formerly known as The Spared and the Spoiled) is complete. We decided to take a look back, discussing the origins of the campaign, our favorite moments, and the dubious...Show More

1:24:22 | Jun 24th, 2014

Caleb and I recently attended Fear the Con 7,(Thanks Fear the Boot!) running events, and promoting our work. It was a great con and we both had a blast there, but gaming conventions can be tricky for new game designers. For this episode, Caleb and I ...Show More

1:57:07 | Jun 9th, 2014

Synopsis: Our 100th episode was so long I had to break it up into two parts! In this half, I first talk to Adam Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing for a sneak preview of the upcoming Gencon WW1 Call of Cthulhu games, among other topics. Then it’s back ...Show More

1:55:43 | Jun 5th, 2014

News: A new hero has been released for Base Raiders. Check out Elizabeth Solomon, a scholarly vampire! Synopsis: For some reason, we’ve kept up making podcast episodes since 2007. It’s taken us that long to get to 100 episodes of the main podcast, bu...Show More

1:13:17 | May 16th, 2014

News: Caleb’s Eclipse Phase scenario, the Devotees, is now out. Check it out! Synopsis: Writing a new game is hard enough, but it’s only the beginning. Playtesting the game to see if it works is the second part. Seeing a group of players tear your pr...Show More

1:25:44 | Apr 30th, 2014

News: Check out the Devotees, a new Eclipse Phase adventure written by Caleb Stokes! The first part of the actual play is up. We also have a new digital audio recorder for the APs, a Zoom H2N. Higher quality APs for everyone!  Also, I’m working on a ...Show More

1:12:09 | Apr 22nd, 2014

Luke Crane (Burning Wheel, Mouse Guard, Torchbearer), Thor Olavsrud (Torchbearer) and Adam Koebel (Dungeon World) talk trash about boring (and offensive) ideas in fantasy RPGs while waxing poetic about OSR and indie RPGs. Drawing on over a decade of ...Show More

55:38 | Apr 19th, 2014

The past 20 years have been a roller-coaster ride for RPGs.  The release of Magic: The Gathering in 1993 changed the fundamental nature of the hobby gaming industry and forever altered the business of making and selling RPGs.  Explore the recent hist...Show More

58:43 | Apr 17th, 2014

Do you have a great boardgame design, want to make it yourself, but have no idea how to start? Join us as we take you through the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of independent tabletop game publishing. Thomas Eliot of Sixpence Games designed, Kic...Show More

1:39:44 | Mar 23rd, 2014

News: Caleb and I will be at Fear the Con this year! We will both be running games and attending events there. I will be at PAX East this year, as part of Pixelscopic, showing off their new game, Delver’s Drop. (Have I mentioned I’m working on it? I ...Show More

57:05 | Feb 15th, 2014

Back during Gencon 2013, Caleb and I hung out with the talented members of Posthuman Studios and talked about many a topic, including game design and the tabletop RPG industry. If there is one interview you listen to this year, make it this one!

44:36 | Feb 8th, 2014

Caleb recorded a panel discussion  at Gencon 2013 about Arc Dream’s One Roll Engine games, from Godlike to Better Angels, led by Shane Ivey. Find out what’s going with the system and how it came to be.

1:17:16 | Feb 1st, 2014

Thanks to Crazon for the art! Synopsis: After the conclusion of our Night’s Black Agents campaign, Tribes of Tokyo, we sat down to discuss what went right and what went wrong. I talk about my inspiration for the campaign, including the Long Vaults. ...Show More

1:22:34 | Jan 23rd, 2014

News: Hebanon Games is proud to present the print version of No Security! Get your copy today. Synopsis: The nuts and bolts of any game are, well, the nuts and bolts. Creating and balancing game mechanics is a tricky business, especially with a brand...Show More

57:18 | Jan 17th, 2014

Both RPGs and fiction draw heavily on historical cultures and narratives, even for a new setting. This panel recorded at Gencon 2013 discusses how real history can be twisted, altered, mashed up, or remixed to create compelling games. It features ind...Show More

1:33:54 | Jan 7th, 2014

News: RPPR is now on Tumblr! Follow us for random stuff! Ross works for Pixelscopic on their new video game, Delver’s Drop. It is also quite awesome. More Base Raiders content is forthcoming, including more actual play episodes, new PDF only suppleme...Show More

2:15:10 | Dec 5th, 2013

News: The RPPR Actual Play podcast has a new look. Thanks to KC Green for the banner! Be sure to check out his webcomic, Gun Show. We also have new content on the Base Raiders website, including a character creation survival guide. Synopsis: Research...Show More

35:33 | Nov 23rd, 2013

Caleb interviewed quite a few game designers at Gencon this year, to talk about their new creations. Because each interview was short, I made a compilation of the first four interviews. They are in order: * Jasn Painter, creator of Drunk Quest * Jas...Show More

1:41:16 | Nov 7th, 2013

News: Check out the first Base Raiders Actual Play, with brand new Origin Story rules available for free on the Base Raiders website. Also, BUY MY BOOK 😀 Synopsis: We decided to analyze two recently written scenarios to see how the art of scenario w...Show More

1:34:42 | Oct 21st, 2013

News: Base Raiders is out! You can buy the print edition here and the PDF here. If you buy a print copy forward your order confirmation email to to receive the PDF for free. All copies to backers have been shipped. In other news...Show More

1:11:00 | Oct 7th, 2013

In the second episode of Game Designer Workshop, Caleb and I talk about the importance of research. This is not only researching setting material but other games. It’s important to understand what kind of game mechanics have already been done so you ...Show More

33:56 | Oct 2nd, 2013

At Gencon this year, I sat down and talked to Mike Olson, one of the leading FATE designers currently working in the industry. He created the Strange FATE system used by Kerberos Club and Base Raiders and his latest project, the Atomic Robo RPG, will...Show More

1:10:07 | Sep 21st, 2013

News: Base Raiders is almost done. The books will be printed and shipped soon. There are new videos on the RPPR Youtube channel, including a new improv comedy with Thad. Synopsis: If you have an unusual idea for a campaign setting, then it’s often be...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 7th, 2013

This year, I recorded a workshop about using the level editor in Shadowrun Returns, including the screencast footage. Thanks to Brian Poel and Mike Mulvhill for letting me record this workshop.

1:08:30 | Sep 3rd, 2013

Caleb of Hebanon Games is in the beginning stages of designing a new RPG from the ground up, and he has decided to document the entire process, from start to finish. In this new series, Caleb will talk to other game designers and figure out what work...Show More

1:17:20 | Aug 24th, 2013

News: Base Raiders is nearly complete! The PDF should be available to backers around September 10! Caleb is starting a new podcast through RPPR called Game Designer’s Workshop. Expect the first episode in the next month. Also, check out his blog post...Show More

1:28:21 | Aug 7th, 2013

News: Transhuman, a sourcebook for players in Eclipse Phase is out! Caleb and I both wrote for it, so check it out. In other news, Base Raiders is rapidly nearing completion and in playtesting. More importantly, Gencon draws near! Tom, Aaron, Caleb a...Show More

1:32:45 | Jul 11th, 2013

News: Base Raiders is in layout! Hooray! Raillery is on hiatus until Base Raiders is complete. Boo! Synopsis: Tom and I once again dive into the “Pile of Broken Dreams“to look at two old modules, Zombietown USA for GURPS and All Fall Down for Cyberpu...Show More

1:38:44 | Jun 27th, 2013

News: Just to clarify something about RPPR B-Sides: each volume will be released for free after a 1 year delay. Volume 1 will be released to the public on August 14, 2014. If you want to listen to the 20 AP episodes contained in Volume 1, then you ca...Show More

1:28:10 | Jun 9th, 2013

News: Actual Play fans can rejoice! RPPR B-Sides provides early access to archived and unaired AP episodes that will NEVER make the AP podcast. Check out RPPR B-Sides to learn more. In other news, we’ve redesigned Role Playing Public Radio and will e...Show More

1:51:06 | May 1st, 2013

News: If you’re a fan of Eclipse Phase, check out the Kickstarter for the next Eclipse Phase book, Transhuman. Don’t forget about the Know Evil Fan Creation Contest. The deadline for entries is May 10. Synopsis: After the conclusion of Caleb’s epic K...Show More

1:37:19 | Apr 10th, 2013

News: Check out Caleb and I shooting up (space) zombies in Dead Space 3! Be sure to subscribe to Raillery’s Youtube channel for all the latest from us. Base Raiders is progressing nicely but it was slowed down a bit so I could contribute to Eclipse P...Show More

55:06 | Mar 29th, 2013

Obsidian Portal, the campaign tracking website, has launched a Kickstarter to pay for site upgrades. I talked to the programmer behind Obsidian Portal, Micah Wedemeyer, who is also co-host of the Haste podcast. In this interview, we talk about Obsidi...Show More

1:49:08 | Mar 6th, 2013

News: The Know Evil Fan Creation contest is well underway and the deadline for entries has been extended. Tom has started a Pathfinder campaign, which will be recorded. I have a short story in The Unspeakable Oath 22 – read “Message in a Bottle.” Als...Show More

1:57:03 | Feb 6th, 2013

News: Fallout Without End, a new scenario of the No Security ransom pack from Hebanon Games is now available! We’re still cranking out videos at Raillery. The map is part of the Zombie Factory, a chapter in the upcoming Base Raiders RPG. Synopsis: Tr...Show More

1:25:05 | Jan 11th, 2013

News: I’ve redesigned Raillery as a Video Game Actual Play podcast/Youtube channel. Check out our new videos! In Base Raiders news, the Pariah ebook has been released to Kickstarter backers. It will be made available on Amazon and Smashwords in the n...Show More

1:43:34 | Dec 15th, 2012

News: Check out the newest Story Bundle! My book, Zombies of the World, is one of the bonus ebooks you can get if you pay the average of $8 or more. The bundle also features F. Paul Wilson and other great authors! I also wrote up a detailed post-mort...Show More

1:39:13 | Nov 16th, 2012

News: Base Raiders, the new RPPR Kickstarter is nearing completion. Help us meet a few more stretch goals!  Contribute now! Learn more at the Base Raiders website. Synopsis: Combat is the heart and soul of many RPGs but running exciting combat is har...Show More

1:22:14 | Nov 11th, 2012

News: Check out the new RPPR Kickstarter for Base Raiders, a standalone RPG about superpowered dungeon crawling! Synopsis: This seminar with Dennis Detwiller, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey and Greg Stolze is about historical superhero games. Arc Dream ha...Show More

1:05:43 | Oct 29th, 2012

News: Support RPPR by contributing to the Base Raiders Kickstarter.Get at least the PDF and you’ll gain access to 10 preview RPPR Actual Play episodes upon the conclusion of the campaign. RPPR friend Cody Walker has his own Kickstarter up for Noir Ci...Show More

1:24:52 | Oct 19th, 2012

News: Base Raiders, the new RPPR Kickstarter is now online. Contribute now! Learn more at the Base Raiders website. Take the Zombie Survival Quiz at Zombies of the World Former RPPR regular Cody Walker has his own Kickstarter up for Noir City, a comi...Show More

51:25 | Oct 7th, 2012

At Gencon this year, I was part of a panel with Kenneth Hite, Dennis Detwiller, and George Vasilakos to discuss zombies in gaming. We talked about many topics, from favorite films, to the symbolism of zombies and how to use them in games. If you’re a...Show More

1:13:03 | Sep 1st, 2012

Sponsor: For the latest news covering the entire tabletop role-playing industry, turn to Roleplayers Chronicle at! Synopsis: This was our best Gencon ever and we have a lot to show for it. We won best podcast at the Ennies th...Show More

25:46 | Aug 23rd, 2012

We had a blast at Gencon 2012 and we have a ton of new material for you, starting with this interview with Kenneth Hite about his new game, Night’s Black Agents. It’s a horror/spy thriller game that Mr. Hite designed more or less to give players an e...Show More

1:53:14 | Aug 3rd, 2012

Sponsor: For the latest news covering the entire tabletop role-playing industry, turn to Roleplayers Chronicle at! Synopsis: We’ve talked a lot about campaign structure in the past but in this episode we discuss a new way to ...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 20th, 2012

Voting for the Ennies has begun and Role Playing Public Radio has been nominated for Best Podcast. If you’re a fan of the show, please vote for us! Select Role Playing Public Radio as 1 in the Best Podcast category.

1:33:54 | Jul 13th, 2012

News: Check out the new Raillery episodes, where the RPPR crew dusts off the Xbox version of the Warriors for hobo gang fights on the rooftops of 1970s New York. Not to be missed! Also make sure you subscribe to the blog at Hebanon Games for access t...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 28th, 2012

1:11:32 | Jun 18th, 2012

News: Caleb’s added a stretch goal for his No Security Kickstarter. Check it out. We’ve also added a few guest games on RPPR Actual Play. What do you think of them? Synopsis: Kickstarter, the new crowdfunding platform and social network, has taken t...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 12th, 2012

1:32:02 | May 26th, 2012

News: No Security, a horror scenario anthology set in the American Great Depression, written by RPPR regular Caleb Stokes, is up on Kickstarter. If you enjoyed Bryson Springs or Lover in the Ice, consider contributing to it. Synopsis: My recent trip ...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 17th, 2012

Selling monsters door to door is hard work. Loosely inspired by an incident from the RPPR D&D campaign, The New World. This skit was entirely improvised. Special thanks to Nathan Shelton and Kevin Keppy for helping out! Listen to the original ‘who wa...Show More

1:46:48 | Apr 6th, 2012

RPPR News: The first RPPR video is now online. Check it out! RPPR friend, Pagan Publishing has a Kickstarter going on. Take a look at it. Arc Dream has a Kickstarter for Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man, a Call of Cthulhu Dreamlands campaign. Syno...Show More