RPG Design Friends - A Critical Tabletop Podcast

Welcome to the RPG Design Friends Podcast, in which we’re gonna critically talk about tabletop role-playing games, their mechanics, and our interactions with them. Each episode we have two guests – designers, podcasters, and other experts – to discuss a topic within TTRPGs. It’s important to be critical and analyze the stuff we enjoy, and we’re glad to be able to do that here at RPG Design Friends!

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An Update And Hiatus

EWe're taking a Hiatus! Follow Riley and today's guests on Twitter: Riley: @RevRyeBread Hosted and supported by The Orange Groves podcast network. You can tweet about the show using #RPGDF Our theme music is Wells Branch Park, Predawn by Brother Android. [audio...

#6 – Two Fonts Shy of a Layout: Designing the Visuals of a Book

In this episode, we talk about laying out RPG books. What makes a good layout? What fonts and design elements are frustrating, and as a designer what should you do when approaching laying a game out? Follow Riley and today's guests on Twitter: Riley: @RevRyeBread...

#5 – Re-Do, Re-Done: Rerolls and Changing the Dice

We talk about reroll mechanics, whether they should happen before or after the results of the roll are already clear, whether they're useful in games, or defeat the purpose of playing the game in the first place. Follow Riley and today's guests on Twitter: Riley:...

#4 – Money On My Mind: Pricing, Kickstarters, and Pay What You Want

Today we are joined by DC and Cass to talk about pricing, kickstarters, and other finance based questions in the tabletop space. We talk about the faults of Pay What You Want, the importance of setting the value for your own work, and what to do in the face of...

#3 – Failure's Not Flattering: Failure in Games

In this episode we talk about failure in games. Is it fun? Is it terrible? What kind of options should we give players to avoid failure, or should we force them into it? Follow Riley and today's guests on Twitter: Riley: @RevRyeBread Sasha: @sasha_reneau Erika:...

#2: A Timeline of Zak S' Abuse

In this episode we talk about Zak S, the abuse and harrassment he's done in the past, and the statements by his two ex partners whose incredible courage began the current pushback of this abuser. We give context for who he is and what he's done, the Mark Diaz Truman...

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Show Cast:

Riley: @RevRyeBread

Music:

Wells Branch Park, Predawn by Brother Android