Talking Tabletop



Talking TableTop is a weekly interview style podcast created for tabletop gamers. We talk with industry leaders to find out what makes them tick. Our goal is to celebrate this incredible community of people and offer an avenue for collaboration between ourselves, this community, and those pushing tabletop innovation.


  • 004: Talking with Darcy Ross

    22/09/2015 Duración: 01h04min

    Recap Darcy Ross – an evolutionary biologist, snail aficionado, gamer and amateur mixologist – talks through all things tabletop with Jim. They cover the worlds of Numenera and Legend of the Five Rings as well as tactics for being a successful GM through development of story, environment and character. Links Darcy of Twitter Numenera ConTessa Show Notes 5:55: Darcy describes how she got into tabletop from the world of video games and literature. 8:08: Darcy talks about how she got into GMing and her first experience with Numenera at GenCon. 13:05: Darcy talks about what it is like to get new players into systems that have extensive settings and how she goes about indoctrinating them into the world. 22:58: Darcy and Jim talk about the Numenera game they played together at GenCon and the art of 'using the most interesting thing in the environment' to influence players. 32:35: Darcy talks about moving on from solely doing one shots to running a full on campaign and the differences between these two types of play

  • 003: Talking with Senda

    15/09/2015 Duración: 55min

    Recap Senda helps host She's a Super Geek – a live play RPG podcast. She has been playing RPGs for over 15 years. Senda and Jim take some time to talk through quite a few tabletop topics starting with Senda's love for playing a Kender, unique systems played in her podcast, the impact of ConTessa and the impact of celebrating an inclusive community, how podcasting revived her appreciation of games, and plenty more. Links She's a Super Geek Senda on Twitter ConTessa - Tabletop gaming by women for everyone! Show Notes 3:12: Senda shares her first ever tabletop experience and her love of playing a Kender. 10:42: Senda answers if she prefers to be a player or GM and how she came her preferred method of tabletop play. 14:56: Senda talks about some of the unique systems she has played for her podcast and what she enjoys about 2 player RPGs. 22:22: Senda talks about her long dry spell of tabletop play and what it was like to come back to RPGs after 5 years. 28:20: Senda talks about what it was like trying to game wit

  • 002: Talking with Kat Kuhl

    08/09/2015 Duración: 01h08min

    Recap: Kat Kuhl is the host and GM of the Campaign podcast. She takes time to sit down with Jim and talk all things tabletop. Their conversation covers a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: Watchman vs. Gundam Wing, the impact literature and storytelling has on her GM style, expressing emotion through tabletop role playing, and a full assortment of other nerd hobbies. Links: Campaign Podcast One Shot Podcast Show Notes: 2:59: Kat describes her first tabletop experience and ponders how there has not been a high school style RPG game made yet (one that does not involve monsters). 8:06: Kat talks about her literature background and how it came to influence her GMing style and the Campaign Podcast. 12:46: Kat and Jim talk about their love affair for some of the best stories of all time including Watchman and Gundam Wing. 16:10: Kat and Jim start to list all the nerd hobbies she has taken part in during her life. 21:39: Kat talks about how she got into being a GM and her gaming club in college. 2

  • 001: Talking with Rich Howard

    01/09/2015 Duración: 01h20min

    Recap: Rich Howard from chats with Jim about how they got started in tabletop, Rich's love for aquatic campaigns, their personal legacies, and Rich's incredible article: A Writer’s Guide to Roleplaying: Developing Character at the Table. Links: A Writer’s Guide to Roleplaying Show Notes: 3:25: Rich talks about his first ever tabletop experience as an 8 year-old kid brought to the game by his brother and how his first ever die roll lead to a lifetime of fun. 8:54: Rich talks about falling in love with Champions in 1983 and running his first superhero style games and his bother returning from the Air Force to teach them how to really role-play. 12:29: Jim talks about his first ever terrible tabletop game that he was not really welcomed at, and the difference between tabletop players and TCG players. 17:05: Jim and Rich talk about 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, bringing new people into tabletop, and what systems they like to use for new tabletop players. 24:13: Rich talks about h

  • 0. Our Introduction

    26/08/2015 Duración: 01min

    Our introductory episode, listen as Jim tells the world why he's excited to begin this journey into exploring the world of tabletop gaming.

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