Infrequently Asked Questions with Hanno from FAQcrew

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Please meet the latest German Critter visiting us in London, Hanno from the FAQCrew.

We took advantage of his visit (and of my lunch break) to record this interview full of insight on the tabletop RPG culture across the Rhine.

If you too you are visiting London, please join us our next monthly “London Le Drinks & Dices” at Bad Moon Cafe (next one on Wednesday November 6th from 7pm).

See you soon.


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“Monster (feat. Krude Mischung)” by KieLoBot
“The Fairy” by Pk Jazz Collective
“Pentagram” by Björn Ganzer
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Big thank you to W20 Show for allowing me to include to this episode their awesome German cover of  Your Turn to Roll (go give them many thumbs up).

Tabletop RPGs & games
Dungeons & Dragons 5e” and “Curse of Stradh” by Wizards of the Coast
The Dark Eye” by Ulrich Kiesow for Ulisses Spiele
The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game” by Steven S. LongChristian MooreOwen M. Seyler & Ross Isaacs for Decipher
Call of Cthulhu” by Sandy Petersen & Lynn Willis for Chaosium
NIP’AJIN” by Markus Leupold-Löwenthal for Ludus Leonis (available in English) an universal pen & paper role playing ruleset
Plüsch, Power & Plunder” by  Ralf SandfuchsSteffen Schütte and Thomas Finn for
Cthulhu Piraten” by Frank Heller
Cats of Cathulhu” by Joel Sparks
Berlin – The Wicked City” by David LarkinsLynne Hardy and Mike Mason for Chaosium
Legend of the Five Rings” by  Fantasy Flight Games
Vampire the Masquerade” by Modiphius
Casus Belli N° 24 Hors-Série – Spécial Scénarios – Paris by Night” by Excelsior Publications
Berlin by Night” by James A. Moore for White Wolf
Delta Green” by Dennis Detwiller, John Tynes & John Tynes for Pagan Publishing
The London Master Guide” by Sean Hunt
Monsters of Feyland” by Andrew Cawood for Cawood Publishing

Mentioned events, books, movies, plays, video games,
magazines, podcasts and TV shows
Critical Role” by Vox Machina
MCM London Comic Con” convention
Rocket Beans TV” German actual play YouTube show
Rôle’n Play” French actual play YouTube show
Aventures” French actual play YouTube show by Bazar du Grenier
Die Unendliche Geschichte aka The Never Ending Story”, a West German production based on the novel by Michael Ende
Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion aka Space Patrol Orion” the first German science fiction TV series
Captain Future” by Edmond HamiltonJoseph Samachson & Manly Wade Wellman  a Toei Animation cartoon known in France as “Capitaine Flam
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” 1987 cartoon
Krtek aka Mole aka Taupinette, La Petite Taupe” a cartoon series by Czech animator Zdeněk Miler
Sandmännchen” German children TV show
Bonne Nuit Les Petits” French children TV show
Die Zwerge aka The Dwarves” novel by Markus Heitz
Momo” and “The Neverending Story” novels by Michael Ende
“Titan’s Grave” an actual play show by Will Weathon for Geeks & Sundry
Once Upon A Time” TV series by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
Fables” comics by Bill Willingham  for DC Comics‘ Vertigo
The Wolf Among Us”  by Telltale Games based on Bill Willingham‘s Fables
American McGee’s Grimm” by Spicy Horse
YouTuber and essayist Lindsey Ellis
The Nerwriter” by Evan Puschak from which I especially recommend “Pan’s Labyrinth: Disobedient Fairy Tale
Pan’s Labyrinth” directed by Guillermo de Toro
Trollhunter” directed by André Øvredal
Pied Piper of Hamelin” who appeared in the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm, and Robert Browning, among others
Lucifer” TV series based on characters created by Neil Gaiman for Vertigo
Anno Dracula” novel by Kim Newman
Good Omens” TV series based on the 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Die Hard” directed by John McTiernan

Businesses, Places, Shops, Organisations & Personalities
Critical Role Translate” fan translation group
Liam O’Brien and “Caleb Widogast” his character with a German-accent
Loriot, born Bernhard-Victor Christoph-Carl von Bülow, German comedian, humorist, cartoonist, film director, actor and writer
The classic fairy-tales by Grimm and …
Phantasialand” theme park near Cologne
Modiphius” and “Cubicle 7” UK-based RPG publishers
Pegasus Spiel” German RPG publisher
Kat Wins, player from FAQ Crew and crafter

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