Trollune, Role Me Like One of Your French Game Shops

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Once again, I took advantage of a family holiday to quickly record a couple interviews in a local game shop.

This time we landed in the French city of Lyon!

Founded in Lyon in 2005 by Louis et Charles Trécourt, Trollune is allegedly one of France’s biggest shop (if not the BIGGEST!).

My guests will introduce you better than I can to this much-beloved game shop:

  • Taz wargames specialist later joined by François from their boardgames department and finally Anouk from their bookstore department;
  • After helping out enthusiastic customers, Taz joined us again to tell us about the tabletop RPG Bloodlust and French contribution to the wargames miniature scene;
  • An old friend of the show, Xany, was lurking in a corner of the shop and told us about what he played lately and recommended some geeky places to visit in Lyon (contact him if you are an employer in the robotics industry or a tabletop RPG fan;
  • And finally, we were joined by Sylvain the in-house tabletop RPG expert who had a few French tabletop RPG recommendations for us and who managed to sell me THREE FRENCH GAMES when I planned only to buy one and also had some Nephilim rumours for us.

I hope many of you will join me at the next Gauntlet Community Open Gaming event on July 18th and 19th to play my game “Paris Gondo – The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying” and other games.

Don’t forget to send me your AMA questions ahead of the 5th anniversary of The Rolistes Podcast before July 31st.

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“Shop Til You Drop” by Marwood Williams
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Tabletop RPGs & games
Warhammer 40k Roleplay” & “Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader” by Cubicle 7
Nahual” a PbtA TTRPG of Mexican Urban Fantasy  by Miguel Angel Espinoza and set in the universe created by Mexican comic book artist Edgar Clément
Bloodlust” by Croc, the G.E. Ranne couple & Stéphane Bura, with art by Alberto Varanda for Siroz Team which was the subject of a failed translation attempt as narrated in Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part Two)
In Nomine Satanis / Magna Veritas” ” by Croc for Siroz Team which was adapted for the US market as “In Nomine” by Derek Pearcy for Steve Jackson Games
Confrontation” fantasy miniature wargaming by Jean Bey and Jerome Rigal for Rackham
Saga“, a French somewhat historical miniature wargame by Studio Tomahawk
Fallout Wasteland Warfare” wargame by Modiphius based on the eponymous video game
Blood Bowl” by Games Workshop
Metal Adventures Jeu de Rôles” tabletop RPG by Arnaud Cuidet for Matagot
Wulin – Edition Lotus Pourpre” a  wuxia French Tabletop RPG by Nicolas Henry for Game-Fu not to be confused with “Hearts of Wulin” by Lowell Francis and Agatha Cheng
” a city-building board game by Johan Benvenuto and David Paput for Bankiiiz Editions
Rêve de Dragon aka Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros” by Denis Gerfaud and published in English by Malcontent Games
Nephilim Légende” boxset by Fabrice Lamidey and Frédéric Weil for Editions Mnemos
Mantra: Jeu de Rôle, Mondes Mourants et Vies Antérieures” Oniropunk diceless tabletop RPG by Batrogames
Krystal” a “happy” apocalyptic tabletop RPG by Jérôme Barthas for Les XII Singes
Oreste – Les Mondes Alignés” science-fiction tabletop RPG by Elder Craft
Tiny” the tabletop RPG of heroic toys and plushies by JdR Editions
Chevalerie & Sodomie” a French tabletop RPG by Le Marquis
Star Trek Adventures” by Modiphius
Cypher System” by Monte Cook Games
For The Queen” by  for Evil Hat Productions

Mentioned events, books, movies, plays, video games,
magazines, podcasts and TV shows
Preacher” tv show by Sam CatlinEvan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen based on the comic book series Preacher created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
American Gods” tv show by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green  based on Neil Gaiman novel
Good Omens” tv show based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
OctoGônes” French tabletop gaming convention in Lyon

Businesses, Places, Shops, Organisations & Personalities
Pierre Bordage
, French science fiction author and winner the Cosmos 2000 prize
Pierre Pevel, French science fiction and fantasy writer and winner of the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire
Jean-Philippe Jaworski, French author of fantasy literature and role-playing games
Jules Verne,  French novelist, poet, and playwright author of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the EarthTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Games Workshop, manufacturer of miniature wargames, based in Nottingham
Maxime Pastourel, Citadel miniatures designer and Content Lead at Games Workshop
Le Shrubbery” a board game café in Lyon
Labyrinth, Puzzles & Games” shop in Washington DC where we recorded a couple segments for “Episode 15 – Across The Pond, A Detroiter In London & A Londoner In DC (With Aimee Carter And Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)
Rick Meints, Game Publisher who hinted at a potential return of Nephilim to English in “Episode 22 – The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo (Part Four)
Kenneth Hite, Game Design who we questioned about the US adaptation of Nephilim back in “Episode 15 – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part Four – The Final One)
Indie Press Revolution, a distributor specialised in indie tabletop RPGs

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