On A Roll

The Podcast that helps you Level Up Your RPG!

About the show

The On A Roll podcast focuses on better storytelling, better playing and better community through the belief that the only way to win an RPG is to have fun, so Ryan, Carie and Jason are sharing their experiences to help you spend more time winning! Join the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite as they talk about tabletop gaming, LARPing, MUSHing and keeping your investment in check.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 106: Finding Ideas

    Episode  |  May 17th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 24 secs
    characters, creativity, geeks, plot, roleplaying games, setting

    Where do ideas come from? The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite explore the process of creativity and how great ideas are born. Join Ryan, Carie and Jason as they talk about coming up with ideas for plots, characters and settings.

  • Episode 105: Con Job

    Episode  |  April 29th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 50 secs
    conventions, geeks, lexicon, magpie games, masks, roleplaying games, the region

    The Favorite had to work, so The Curmudgeon and the Legend went to Lexicon, an amazing gaming convention in Lexington, Kentucky. After playing in some tabletop games there, they bring in the show's first guest, The Pollack, to talk about convention games. Covering everything from planning, promoting and actually running a con game, Ryan, Carie and Chris do their best to figure out the formula to make running and playing con games be as much fun as possible.

  • Episode 104: Don't Run These Plots

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  58 mins
    abuse, assault, geeks, roleplaying games, safety, sex, triggers

    The Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite tackle the difficult subject of The Unpermissibles – the triggering topics that should really never be used as plots in your games. Join Ryan, Carie and Jason as they discuss maintaining player safety, understanding why the Unpermissibles are so damaging and how to navigate them within games you play or run.

  • Episode 103: Run the Game You Say You're Running

    Episode  |  April 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 55 secs
    geeks, genre, roleplaying games

    This week, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite talk about the importance of clearly understanding and communicating what the game you are running is to your players to help balance expectation and manage the feel. It's about Communication, interpretation and expectation.

  • Episode 102: Buzzwords

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins
    accessibility, bleed, buzzwords, geeks, immersion, nordic larp

    In their second episode, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite discuss the current epidemic of buzzwords used to market tabletop gaming, LARPing and MUSHing. Accessible, blockbuster, bleed, immersion and transformative are just a few of the words Ryan, Carie and Jason explore.

  • Episode 101: Firsts

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 46 secs
    demon master, dungeons & dragons, geeks, marvel superheroes, rpgs, shattered isles

    In the very first episode of On A Roll, the Curmudgeon shares the tale of his first tabletop rpg and the demon who ran the game, The Legend recalls her first D&D game and The Favorite talks about his first boffer LARP. It's a trip through time that ends with exploring the idea of first games and how new players navigate their first exposure to the role-playing game hobby.