I didn't expect to have an opportunity to host a panel for Metatopia any time soon but Covid-19 happened. As a result this convention went online and, long story short, you can a panel featuring myself and three amazing guests (more about them below) on YouTube. https://youtu.be/9FPeMw2nxFM My enthusiasm about organising a panel for Metatopia … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… Metatopia “TTRPGs & English as Our Vehicular Language”
Here's yet another opportunity to play "Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying". I have TWO SESSIONS, at US-friendly time slots, for you to join at AcadeCON alongside the many other excellent tabletop RPG sessions on offer: CANCELLED Session 1: Saturday, November 7th from 2pm EST (7pm GMT) Session 2: Sunday, November 8th from … Continue reading Come Play “Paris Gondo” at AcadeCON on November 7th & 8th
UPDATE October 1st - SESSIONS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PLAYERS ********************************************************** Here's a new opportunity to play "Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying". I have TWO SESSIONS for you to join at AlbaCon alongside the many other excellent tabletop RPG sessions on offer: Slot 3 RPGs: Saturday 3rd October from 8pm BST … Continue reading Come Play “Paris Gondo” at AlbaCon on October 3rd & 4th
Here's yet another opportunity to try "Paris Gondo – The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying". Here's Virtually Expo, the online alternative to this year's cancelled UK Games Expo. In addition to our "The Rolistes Present..." panel there, I will be running four sessions of "Paris Gondo – The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying". They will take place … Continue reading Come Play “Paris Gondo” at Virtually Expo
This summer is full of exciting opportunities to play tabletop roleplaying games online. Here's one I recommend you join. The Gauntlet Community is holding four days of gaming from Thursday, July 16th through Sunday, July 19th. It's completely free and anyone can play—you don’t have to be a community member. There are many excellent games … Continue reading Come Play “Paris Gondo” at the Gauntlet Community Open Gaming
Virtually Expo replaces UK Games Expo this year. As a result, "The Rolistes Present…" will return on Virtually Expo's Twitch channel on Friday, August 21st at 9pm GMT (4pm EDT) with the following panel. Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop roleplaying have found unprecedented popularity through movies, TV shows and online content like Critical Role. Parents … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Virtually Expo “A Guide for Parents to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop Roleplaying”
That title is quite long but hopefully, it's getting the point across. Origins Online is (rightly) cancelled, but I decided to answer the call of Dennis Furia who is encouraging people from the "Origins Games Fair: Games Master Group" to run their games independently and to do so while supporting Black Lives Matter Global Network. … Continue reading Origins Online Not Happening? Let’s Play Anyway on that Weekend & Fundraise for Black Lives Matter
Original post Hello, I wanted to react without any delay to today's news that Origins Online is cancelled. I was looking forward to the opportunity to run games there. As an alternative, I hope to run games at Virtually Expo and other online conventions but I didn't have the time yet to look into that. Feel … Continue reading Update regarding Paris Gondo and the Origins Online cancellation
It might not seem like much, but I am really excited to confirm that I will be running eleven free online sessions of my story game "Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying" at Origins Online! Thos sessions will be spread across the three days of the convention from the 19th to the 21st … Continue reading Paris Gondo is Going to ORIGINS ONLINE!
Hello everyone, Here is my first foray into game design: "Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying". After several teasers on our show, I guess it is time to properly introduce you to this game and even invite you to join an online session via our Playtest Sign-Up Form. This project is a storytelling … Continue reading Announcing “Paris Gondo – The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying”
When I first joined Tik Tok, I felt like... ...but now I'm like... Long story short, Tik Tok has a LOT to offer to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPG fans. You have cosplayers, funny skits (including too many Bard jokes and don't ask about clams), GMing advice and even lip-synched re-enactment of your favourite … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “Everything You Never Dared To Ask About Dungeons & Dragons & TTRPGs on Tik ToK”
It's been heartwarming to see the tabletop RPG community react with online games and conventions to counter the social-distancing imposed on individuals and clubs. It turns out tabletop RPG publishers are rising to the challenge as well through making a plethora of core books, bundles and TTRPG supplement free or pay-what-you-want. Other tabletop RPG content … Continue reading Stay Safe Home With Free & Pay-What-You-Want Tabletop RPGs
Tell me, "How many of your favourite old and new tales epic adventures have London as their setting?". Quite a few right? For our next "The Rolistes Present…", I am joined by three Tabletop RPG specialists of the "Big Smoke": Lynne is Associate Editor for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu line with experience as editor and … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “London as a Setting for Your Tabletop RPG Adventures”
Disclaimer: For the first time ever, we are doing something in French. Apologies to our regular listener who might not be able to listen to this one. Alors que de nombreux club de jeu de rôle suspendent leurs activités "physiques" suite à la pandémie Covid-19, il a été impressionnant de voir la rapidité avec laquelle … Continue reading Bientôt: The Rolistes Présentent… Table-Ronde avec CyberConv “Recettes Pour Des Podcasts et Streams de Jeu de Rôle Réussis”
**UPDATE** This panel is delayed due to UK Games expo being postponed to August 2020. **** Following a successful first at Dragonmeet, “The Rolistes Present…” returns in a LIVE format thanks to Mira and the #PodcastZone! I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity to run a panel at no other place than the UK Games … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Live UK Games Expo Panel “A Guide for Parents to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop Roleplaying”
Join our Patreon to access this Bonus Episode We return to our monthly London Le Drinks & Dice (something which I'd like to do regularly with Café Rolistes) for a quick chat with members of London RPG Community. Please meet Jon, who you might already know via The Rolistes Newsletter, as well as Thomas and … Continue reading Patreon Bonus – Café Rolistes 82 – Random Encounters at London Le Drinks & Dice
Events, multiple audio and video shows, a Patreon bonus show, live streams on Twitch and more... ...we are just doing so much at The Rolistes lately! On top of that, there SO MANY other exciting things happening in London, the UK, across the Channel and the Pond. How can one keep track of all of … Continue reading The Rolistes Newsletter: Your Proudly London-Based TTRPG Monthly Digest
Time to stream our second episode of "The Rolistes Present…" of 2020! We are taking you to yet another shore with a sample of what the tabletop RPG scene in Portugal has to offer: Especuatório/Rubber Chicken Games - Daniel Carvalho (He/Him) Published author by Edita-me and RPG writer for Especulatório and Rubber Chicken Games. Member … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “Tabletop Roleplaying Games As The Lusitanians Do”
"The Rolistes Present…" returns in a LIVE format... ...way sooner than I would have ever expected. It is a honour to be invited by this year's #PodcastZone to run a seminar panel at the Dragonmeet gaming convention. Join us on Saturday November 30th from 12:00 to 13:00 in the Seminar Room 2 at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith for an … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… #PodcastZone Live Panel “So You Want To Start a Podcast!”
Finally, I'm glad to introduce you to the guests of our second “The Rolistes Present…” LIVE PANELS at the charity event "Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health" (link to Facebook Event). It will take place in London at Bad Moon Cafe on Sunday October 20th at 3pm right after our first panel (see below and previous announcement … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… Second Live Panel “Mental Health within Online RPG Communities”
It's time to share details about the first of the two “The Rolistes Present…” LIVE PANELS which will take place in London at Bad Moon Cafe on Sunday October 20th as part of the charity event "Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health" (link to Facebook Event). This first panel will start at 2pm and it will … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… First LIVE panel “Mental Health within RPG Clubs & Events”
The very first “The Rolistes Present…” LIVE PANELS are coming! It will take place in London at Bad Moon Cafe on Sunday October 20th as part of the charity event "Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health" (link to Facebook Event). This fundraising for the mental health charity "Mind" is jointly organised by The Rolistes Podcast … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… “Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health” LIVE EVENT
Time to stream our second episode of "The Rolistes Present...".... ...and it is a great pleasure to do so with two absolute kick-ass British game designers. Grant Howitt (he/him) Grant is creative lead at Rowan, Rook & Decard. His credits include Goblin Quest, One Last Job, Honey Heist, and Spire. Chris Taylor (he/him) Chris is … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… Twitch Interview “Dungeons & Dragons between the Channel & the Pond”
"The Rolistes Present..." is BORN! It is inspired by the very pleasant experience of our recent panel "Tabletop RPG between the Channel & the Pond" and last summer's " Satine Phoenix DnD European Community Tour" event in London As such, "The Rolistes Present..." will have two sides. First, it will be a monthly show streamed … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “Dungeons & Dragons between the Channel & the Pond”
Here's the video of the panel recorded as part of The RPG Academy’s online convention AcadeConLine. The RPG Academy invited me to put together a panel on the topic of “Tabletop RPG Between The Channel & The Pond”. I couldn’t have wished for more awesome guests. Becky Annison (She/her) She is an RPG Designer and co-owner … Continue reading The Rolistes present… “Tabletop RPG between the Channel & the Pond” AcadecOnline 2019
The RPG Academy's online convention AcadeConLine is back! ...and it is more exciting than ever. This year, we got not only online tabletop RPG sessions you can join for FREE but also PANELS that will be broadcasted live on the Twitch channel of The RPG Academy. The RPG Academy invited me to put together a … Continue reading AcadeConLine 2019 – Twitch Panel “Tabletop RPG between the Channel & the Pond”
One of my New Year resolutions was to find a regular Actual Play to join as player. I was getting jealous of the casts of several actual play show I listened to such as Redemption Podcast, Shadow of the Cabal and Lawful & Orderly to name a few. Turns out I hit the jackpot when … Continue reading Hey! I joined Encounter Roleplay’s “Achtung Cthulhu – Shadows of Altantis” weekly Twitch show.
Have you ever thought "That session of One Ring was great. I'm sure people would enjoy listening to this"? Have you ever watched Critical Role and thought "I want to be the new Matthew Mercer"? Well, your first modest step should be to check this introduction video we made with seasoned Twitch streamers Little Red … Continue reading TTRPG Actual Play Recording & Streaming: An Introduction
Here's a news lagging a bit behind... This year's we decided, with Haqadosch and Persephelia, to participate in Autocratik's very popular #RPGaDay2018. Each day of August, we will release on our Patreon feed a mini episode of Café Rolistes answering the relevant #RPGaDay2018 question. That means 31 bonus episodes in August only. If you are … Continue reading #RPGaDay2018 – new bonus for Patreon contributors!
I'm very thankful Beasts of War recommended to check our episodes recorded at the UK Games Expo. However I think there might be a little confusion. The episodes recorded at the 2018 edition of the UK Games Expo are not released yet. 😛 I just started editing this year's interviews and I should start releasing … Continue reading UKGE 2018 episodes are coming!
Announcement: fundraising event for "Role Together" on Wednesday June 27th at Leisure Games in London from 6pm to 8pm.
Guests: Paul Flannery, Eran Aviram, as well as Maze Arcana with Satine Phoenix and Ruty Rutenberg.
Whether your are visiting for a few days or moving here permanently, London has much to offer to tabletop RPG and Dungeons & Dragons fans. This is a modest attempt at creating a "go to" post listing the essential information regarding the hobby in our beautiful city. Something quick and easy to share with fans … Continue reading So. You Are A Tabletop RPG Fan In London
EDIT: APRIL FOOLS! Really ? That many site visits? 😛 Thanks for caring. Sorry I got a little fun at your expense. "Set a course to the horizon Mr Sulu..." It is with a lot of emotion that I have to announce that The Rolistes Podcast will leave London for Dubai soon after this year's … Continue reading Bye London, The Rolistes Podcast is heading for new shores (Edit: of course it was an April Fools fake news)
Are you looking for an opportunity to practice your French reading skills? Say no more... The french mook (something which is to books and magazines what Gogeta is to Vegeta and Goku) Di6Dent included in its 15th issue an extended article about tabletop RPG in the United Kingdom. Alongside Steve Jackson, White Dwarf, Dragonmeet and … Continue reading Practice your French! The Rolistes Podcast featured in issue 15 of the RPG mook “Di6dent”
So... Here's a good news and bad news kind of situation. As the UKGE "English breakfast" goal is now honoured (at least this year) and as I am busy honouring the unlocked "Hello gorgeous! / Improved website" goal, I also tested the water for when the "I got a little song for ya" goal... ...and it turns out … Continue reading Patreon Goals Amendment. Lol! I was a fool to think it’s easy to perform and record a song
One short sleep and I'll be in the train for Birmingham and its UK Games Expo. Thanks to YOU dear Patreon supporter for making this happen. The Dragonmeet 2016 multi parts set a new standard for 'convention' episodes of The Rolistes Podcast. I hope to exceed that standard for your enjoyment. I hope also … Continue reading UK Games Expo, here comes The Rolistes Podcast
We got our winner for the two tickets to the Shadows of Esteren live classic concert Adeliane at this year's UK Games Expo. Congratulations Moira O'mahoni and thanks for your tweet.
It's been a busy second year for The Rolistes Podcast and looking back further I am quite proud of the journey since the start of the show back in the summer of 2015. I think it calls for a proper celebration ! This celebration should take place as part of episode 23 (or maybe 24). Since … Continue reading The Show’s Two Years Celebration Is Around The Corner
My apologies but, due to me under-appreciating the amount of time to edit the Actual Play bit of the next episode in addition to the Dragonmeet preparations, Episode 16 will be late of a week or so. Worst case scenario it will available on the weekend of December 10th. My apologies... I will be flying … Continue reading Running late… (damn those Actual Play episodes are long to edit)
Hello awesome listeners, Just a little public announcement. Episode 14 includes quite a lot of editing as it will feature extracts from an Actual Play game session (the whole session will be available to Patreon supporters). Long story short this September episode will be uploaded a couple days behind schedule. Thanks for your patience and ongoing … Continue reading Apologies for the delay
Already the 8th edition of London's monthly Le Drinks & Dice launched initially by La Guilde Des Rolistes Francophones de Londres. Usually no gaming there (unless sometimes when it's Bank Holiday) but the greatest regular event, taking place in central London, to have a friendly drink with gamers from across our the Greater London and its … Continue reading Le H8teful 8th Le Drinks & Dice
Thanks to your support dear listeners, The Rolistes Podcast has reached the 17th rank among Top Movers on Stitcher. Thanks for your support. http://www.stitcher.com/stitcher-list/top-movers-podcasts
I'm still busy editing Episode 11 but tomorrow evening Tuesdays June 21st, we will already be recording Episode 12 which will be about ME, myself, I...!! To celebrate the last episode of the first year of The Rolistes Podcast (+ it's my own birthday), I will be the guest and a surprise fellow podcaster will … Continue reading Ask me your questions!
Following the lead of other fellow podcasts, I am giving a go at having The Rolistes Podcast on Stitcher platform. This should make it easier for people to leave recommendations without the hassle of going through the ITunes hoops (use ITunes, have an Apple ID requiring bank details etc.). I hope I will have the … Continue reading The Rolistes Podcast now on Stitcher!
Just a quick message to apologise, again, for running late with the new episode. Episode 9 should be uploaded before the end of the month but I have to deal with several non podcast related issues. Stay tuned!
Thanks to the generous patrons supporting the podcast, we have now reached our Patreon's first goal! $10 - Do you hear me? / Better audio hardware As I write this, I have ordered a second cardioid microphone (Audio Technica PR 41 for the audio geeks who wants to know) as well as a new little table stand. … Continue reading First goal reached! Microphone ordered!
The third of our monthly events will take place on Monday, April 25th, in Central London (Tattershall Castle Pub) and it will then continue to be held every last Monday of the month. Le Drinks & Dices will be hosted by La Guilde des Rolistes Francophones de Londres, The Role Play Haven, Phoenix Games Club … Continue reading Le Drink & Dice – Ze Return!
As we are getting closer to the first goal ($10) of the Patreon for The Rolistes Podcast, I thought I should share with you the complete list of goals.
Following the success of our first edition, The Rolistes Podcast, along the Role Play Haven, La Guilde Des Rolistes Francophones de Londres and the Phoenix Games Club are very happy to invite EVERYBODY to join them for the SECOND "Le Drinks & Dices" event on Monday Maech 28th in Central London (Tattershall Castle Pub). The event … Continue reading Le Drinks & Dices Strikes Back!
The Rolistes Podcast, along the Role Play Haven, La Guilde Des Rolistes Francophones de Londres and the Phoenix Games Club, is very happy to invite EVERYBODY to join us for the first "Le Drinks & Dices" event on Monday February 29th in Central London (Tattershall Castle Pub). The event is opened to all role players, boardgamers … Continue reading Event! London’s Le Drinks & Dices
Someone shared on the Facebook this page detailing several London Underground stations as axonometric views and suggested to use them for RPG games. That an excellent idea. As I explained in the comment section of his post, I work in the transport industry. I have quite often similar layouts of stations on my desk but … Continue reading Speaking of work…
Apologies for the lack of updates and progress on the podcast. I have been working several days till 10pm at my actual job. Quite appealing when Wil Wheaton talks in Radio Free Burito about how his hobbies have become his job and now he needs to find new hobbies...
As this is about "Coulisses" my question will be in French. However as it is about finding out who already visits the blog please feel free to comment and let me know about you: Salut à tous. La fonction “Stats” m’informe que vous êtes déjà quelques un à consulter ce blog : 5 ou 6 en … Continue reading Whoooo are youuu? Hou hou, hou hou !… I really want to know….
That's great how you can find good advice on the internet. Thanks to @Pico210tx for its "How to Make Your Voice Sound Better in Audacity" tutorial.
I created the Coulisses page in order to keep the main page tidy while being able to post "secondary" material elsewhere in the site. Unfortunately I was not able to find how to choose where my posts appear. Apparently I need to use something called "WP_Query" and "Get_posts". I am however very bad with coding. 😦 … Continue reading Urgh… WordPress coding
This weekend, I have played a bit with my new recorder a zoom H4N. Among other things I have recorded my first "Have you ever heard of tabletop RPG?" question to a stranger. I will keep that one for the first episode. Hopefully I will have some time later this week to practice editing and … Continue reading Making progress but nothing to post this week (yet)
We took advantage of a game session at the Royal Festival Hall to... ...attempt... ...to record a little teaser with Xany and Xavier HaQadosch before being joined by Gavolt. Look... ...we are on a learning curve here...
Let's see if using Archive.org helps... Yes it does!!! As I may have previously mentioned, this first recording and those below are in French ! However I confirm "The Rolistes Podcast" will be in English. My little goal is to do something about geekiness, tabletop RPGs and lif as an expat (immigrant if you prefer) … Continue reading …another try
Hello folks (from the future), This page is quite empty and the podcast is yet to be at this stage. I am very enthusiastic about this project. It is a first for me. I will write a bit more about the why soon. Today I just wanted to post about my first tries at recording … Continue reading Work in progress…