The Rolistes Present… Metatopia “TTRPGs & English as Our Vehicular Language”

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”

Come Play “Paris Gondo” at AcadeCON on November 7th & 8th

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

Come Play “Paris Gondo” at AlbaCon on October 3rd & 4th

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

Come Play “Paris Gondo” at Virtually Expo

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

Come Play “Paris Gondo” at the Gauntlet Community Open Gaming

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

Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Virtually Expo “A Guide for Parents to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop Roleplaying”

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”

Origins Online Not Happening? Let’s Play Anyway on that Weekend & Fundraise for Black Lives Matter

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

Update regarding Paris Gondo and the Origins Online cancellation

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

Announcing “Paris Gondo – The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying”

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”

Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “Everything You Never Dared To Ask About Dungeons & Dragons & TTRPGs on Tik ToK”

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”

Stay Safe Home With Free & Pay-What-You-Want Tabletop RPGs

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

Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “London as a Setting for Your Tabletop RPG Adventures”

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”

Bientôt: The Rolistes Présentent… Table-Ronde avec CyberConv “Recettes Pour Des Podcasts et Streams de Jeu de Rôle Réussis”

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”

Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Live UK Games Expo Panel “A Guide for Parents to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop Roleplaying”

**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”

Patreon Bonus – Café Rolistes 82 – Random Encounters at London Le Drinks & Dice

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

The Rolistes Newsletter: Your Proudly London-Based TTRPG Monthly Digest

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

Coming Soon: The Rolistes Present… Twitch Panel “Tabletop Roleplaying Games As The Lusitanians Do”

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… #PodcastZone Live Panel “So You Want To Start a Podcast!”

  "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!”

The Rolistes Present… Second Live Panel “Mental Health within Online RPG Communities”

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”

The Rolistes Present… First LIVE panel “Mental Health within RPG Clubs & Events”

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 Rolistes Present… “Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health” LIVE EVENT

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

The Rolistes Present… Twitch Interview “Dungeons & Dragons between the Channel & the Pond”

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… Twitch Panel “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”

The Rolistes present… “Tabletop RPG between the Channel & the Pond” AcadecOnline 2019

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

AcadeConLine 2019 – Twitch Panel “Tabletop RPG between the Channel & the Pond”

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”

Hey! I joined Encounter Roleplay’s “Achtung Cthulhu – Shadows of Altantis” weekly Twitch show.

  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.

#RPGaDay2018 – new bonus for Patreon contributors!

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!

Bye London, The Rolistes Podcast is heading for new shores (Edit: of course it was an April Fools fake news)

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)

Practice your French! The Rolistes Podcast featured in issue 15 of the RPG mook “Di6dent”

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”

Patreon Goals Amendment. Lol! I was a fool to think it’s easy to perform and record a song

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

Running late… (damn those Actual Play episodes are long to edit)

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)

Whoooo are youuu? Hou hou, hou hou !… I really want to know….

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….