That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Bonus One (Saturday Critical Role Panel)

Listen & review on ITunes.  Did our the first part of our MCM London Comic Con episode and thought: "Damn, I wish I was able to attend this Critical Role panel" or even "That was awesome being at that live panel. I wish I could go back."? Do not look any further, The Rolistes Podcast was … Continue reading That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Bonus One (Saturday Critical Role Panel)

That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Part One

Listen & review on ITunes.  Once upon a time, a friendly group of Dungeons & Dragons streamers travelled together to London for the first time... ...little did they know... ...the London Excel Centre was too small to host their HORDES of European fans. Here come the CRITTERS! Soooo many of them: Meet first a Danish group … Continue reading That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Part One

A Little Bit of Magic with Virginia (and a Lot of Cybernetics with Alita: Battle Angel)

Listen & review on ITunes.  Meet Virginia aka @TabletopHoard, Londoner, Critter, RPG streamer and Publishing Assistant at Modiphius. Come find out about her first steps in The Hobby, her work on “John Carter of Mars”, our "Achtung ! Cthulhu: Shadows of Altantis" on Encounter Role Play and even a little bit of paganism. Meanwhile, we headed … Continue reading A Little Bit of Magic with Virginia (and a Lot of Cybernetics with Alita: Battle Angel)

Meet Phoenix Games Club (with a Slice of 13th Age) – Part Two

Listen & review on ITunes.  This episode is dedicated to the memory of Allan, fellow tabletop RPG fan and beloved Phoenix Games Club member. Please consider donating to Cancer Research UK. Sincere apologies for this episode being released one month late. I've suffered several minor illnesses which have kept me away from both work and leisure. … Continue reading Meet Phoenix Games Club (with a Slice of 13th Age) – Part Two

Meet Phoenix Games Club (with a Slice of 13th Age) – Part One

Listen & review on ITunes.  This episode is dedicated to the memory of Allan, fellow tabletop RPG fan and beloved Phoenix Games Club member. Please consider donating to Cancer Research UK. Since the very beginning, it was part of The Rolistes Podcast's master plan to introduce tabletop RPG fans across the World to each and every … Continue reading Meet Phoenix Games Club (with a Slice of 13th Age) – Part One

UK Games Expo 2018 (Bonus Two), Brendan Lasalle’s Dungeon Crawl Classics “Symptom of the Universe” (featuring Bruce ‘Mort’ Cunnington)

Listen & review on ITunes.  This time that's it. Here's the FINAL part of our series dedicated UK Games Expo and last part of our Actual Play “Bonus” with Brendan Lasalle from Goodman Games. Thanks again to Lee Neilson for getting me in touch with Brendan. t Thanks also to the players who participated to this game session and accepted to be recorded. … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2018 (Bonus Two), Brendan Lasalle’s Dungeon Crawl Classics “Symptom of the Universe” (featuring Bruce ‘Mort’ Cunnington)

UK Games Expo 2018 (Part Four), featuring Psychic Cactus Games, The Dice Tower & The Role Play Haven

Listen & review on ITunes. Change of plan. Here's the final series of interviews recorded at 2018 edition of UK Games Expo. Sorry but I ran out of time to edit the final part of our Bonus Actual Play episode with Brendan Lasalle. Hopefully I should release it instead next month. For our final round of interviews … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2018 (Part Four), featuring Psychic Cactus Games, The Dice Tower & The Role Play Haven

UK Games Expo 2018 (Part Three), featuring UFO Press, Strangely Games & Holy Hot God Dave

Listen & review on ITunes.  Here’s the third part of our series dedicated to the 2018 edition of UK Games Expo. First, meet James Iles from the UK Indie RPG League and UFO Press, author of  “Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2nd Edition“; Chris 'Shep' Shepperson, author of the incoming board game Schism, representing Word Forge Games publisher of "Devil's Run" … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2018 (Part Three), featuring UFO Press, Strangely Games & Holy Hot God Dave

UK Games Expo 2018 (Bonus One), Brendan Lasalle’s Dungeon Crawl Classics “Symptom of the Universe” (featuring Brendan Lasalle)

Listen & review on ITunes.  After our almost traditional birthday interruption, we are back at UK Games Expo for a "Bonus" episode with the awesome Brendan Lasalle from Goodman Games. Thanks Lee Neilson for getting me in touch with Brendan. this episode wouldn't have happened without you. Thanks also to the players who participated to this game session … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2018 (Bonus One), Brendan Lasalle’s Dungeon Crawl Classics “Symptom of the Universe” (featuring Brendan Lasalle)

Film Studies – Delicatessen (Butchers & Feelings)

Listen & review on ITunes.  The RPG Academy bonus series “Film Studies” is back (sorry for the delay)! Once more, Kalum from “The Rolistes Podcast” takes us to France with “Delicatessen” a post-apocalyptic dark comedy from 1991 by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. As a reminder, for Film Studies, members of the Network sometimes joined by … Continue reading Film Studies – Delicatessen (Butchers & Feelings)

Meeting Everyone & Doing All the Things in London with Satine & Ruty from Maze Arcana

Listen & review on ITunes.  The Rolistes Podcast is now THREE YEARS old... Can you believe it? Turns out I didn't have to make any wish while blowing the candles to be blessed with two amazing guests for this small occasion. Please meet Satine Phoenix and Ruty Rutenberg visiting us in London from California across the … Continue reading Meeting Everyone & Doing All the Things in London with Satine & Ruty from Maze Arcana

UK Games Expo 2018 (Part Two), featuring Modiphius, Burning Games, Lamentations of the Flame Princess & the UK Indie RPG League

Listen & review on ITunes.  Here's the second part of our series dedicated to the 2018 edition of UK Games Expo. First me meet again with Chris Birch from Modiphius following the recommendation of both Jason Bulmahn  (Paizo Publishing) and Jon Lunn (Elite Dangerous RPG) in Part 1. There is much at foot at the London-based publisher/distributor with Star … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2018 (Part Two), featuring Modiphius, Burning Games, Lamentations of the Flame Princess & the UK Indie RPG League

UK Games Expo 2018 (Part One), featuring Paizo Publishing, Mythic Games & Elite Dangerous RPG

  Listen & review on ITunes.  The Rolistes is back at Birmingham's NEC for a second series of episodes dedicated to the UK Games Expo. As a reminder, this follows last year's series dedicated to this event which was made possible thanks to the support of  Rolistes via Patreon. I wanted to record less this year... … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2018 (Part One), featuring Paizo Publishing, Mythic Games & Elite Dangerous RPG

Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (Part Two), with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower

Listen & review on ITunes. Second and final part of our double feature episode combining first an interview with François, a coffee-roasting and globe-trotting tabletop RPG fan, and second a "I swear we didn't drink anything" manly baby shower playing “Lone Wolf Adventure Game” box-set by Cubicle 7 with Haqadosch, Simon & Carlos. If you are in London or close to it, … Continue reading Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (Part Two), with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower

Podcast of Foes – The RPG Academy: A Dark Reckoning

Folowing the initiative of Victoria Rogers from The Broadswords, The RPG Academy was invited to contribute to the "Podcast of Foes" event hosted on Wizards of the Coast's official podcast stream: Dungeon Delve. Here's "A Dark Reckoning" by Michael which sees The Rolistes Podcast, Game Closet and Swallows of the South from The RPG Academy … Continue reading Podcast of Foes – The RPG Academy: A Dark Reckoning

Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (Part One), with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower

There and back again... People come and go in London and we are happy to have François, our coffee roasting "One Ring" lore master, back among us. He is back after many adventures including a travel around the world with Anais (another tabletop RPG fan we miss) as documented in their Nays & Fox Travel Journal. … Continue reading Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (Part One), with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower

Film Studies – Armour of God II / Operation Condor (Three Low-stats Bards & a Min-max Monk)

Listen & review on ITunes.  Welcome to the second episode of “Film Studies”, the bonus series brought to you by The RPG Academy Network. In Film Studies, members of the Network, sometimes joined by non-Network guests, will review a film and discuss ways it could inspire tabletop RPG adventures, characters or practices. This time Dakota from … Continue reading Film Studies – Armour of God II / Operation Condor (Three Low-stats Bards & a Min-max Monk)

Kat P. the fellow Kaiserschmarrn Lovin’ RPG Fan (also we checked Black Panther)

Don't believe the mainstream media, the internet can be a great place. Not only you find excellent podcast shows (wink, wink, follow me, follow me?) but you can also engage with friendly tabletop RPG fans from across the world. For this episode, meet Kat P. who came all the way from Austria (the country of … Continue reading Kat P. the fellow Kaiserschmarrn Lovin’ RPG Fan (also we checked Black Panther)

Film Studies – Brotherhood of the Wolf (Call of Kung Fthulhu)

Here's the very first episode of "Film Studies" a new bonus show by The RPG Academy. In Film Studies, members of the The RPG Academy Network, along with guests who may not be from the network will review a film and discuss ways it could help inform RPG sessions or plots. For this inaugural episode, … Continue reading Film Studies – Brotherhood of the Wolf (Call of Kung Fthulhu)

Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone (Part Three)

Final part of our episode dedicated to Dragonmeet 2017 with a few more random brief interviews with tabletop RPG fans: We are joined by Carlos GQ from Burning Games; who told us about the latest releases for their very successful "Faith: The Sci-Fi RPG" as well as their Kickstarter campaign for "Dragons Conquer America" which … Continue reading Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone (Part Three)

Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone (Part One)

The Rolistes Podcast and the #PodcastZone are back for Dragonmeet 2017. It was less than a couple months ago but it already feels like ages. In this first part, several enthusiast tabletop RPG fans answered a few questions: Stuart, a " Roliste" (fan of the show) who was kind enough to visit Dragonmeet for the … Continue reading Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone (Part One)

Summer ‘Encore’ at Rock Werchter (with Neetsel)

A long time ago, shortly after I finally started ‘seriously’ practicing the Hobby, my newfound tabletop RPG fan friends introduced me to something else: Belgian Summer Music Festivals. Now, it is my turn to introduce you to this (when I can afford the cost and time) yearly tradition. For the occasion I am joined by … Continue reading Summer ‘Encore’ at Rock Werchter (with Neetsel)

Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part Two)

Here's the second and final part of your evening with James Wallis. As promised you will hear James' theory that Nordic LARP is actually a Galaxy Quest kinda situation, as well as a few other things. Thanks again James for this lovely evening and thank you also to Ashlee, Federica (both missing from our cover … Continue reading Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part Two)

Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part One)

After much delays, here's finally our episode with the most excellent game designer James Wallis, recorded already back in April 2017. James, the self-proclaimed "Creator of the British Roleplaying Industry", has so many stories that it is difficult to properly introduce them (I mean check the insane list of games and personalities at the bottom … Continue reading Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends (Part One)

The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo (Part Three)

Here's the second part of our episode recorded at the UK Games Expo! Thanks again to the fans supporting the show via Patreon for unlocking that $30 goal. For this part, we took a rather French path with representatives of the two biggest RPG publishers of the Hexagon (that means France). First, we meet Constance … Continue reading The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo (Part Three)

Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob (Part Three)

Finally the third and final part of our multiparts episode dedicated to Nephilim, the 90s cult French contemporary occult tabletop RPG, with our guests/players Mira Manga, Willem and Robert. Thanks to all the listeners for their feedback. Congratulations to Moira Omahoni for winning the two tickets to the Shadows of Esteren live classic concert Adeliane at … Continue reading Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob (Part Three)

Episode 20 (Part 2) – Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob

Here's the second part of our EPIC multiparts episode dedicated to Nephilim, the 90s cult French contemporary occult tabletop RPG, with our guests/players Mira Manga, Willem and Robert. Tweet to @rolistespod using the hashtag #EsterenUKGEconcert and tell me about your best RPG + music combination to participate to our little contest and win one of two tickets … Continue reading Episode 20 (Part 2) – Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob

Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London (Part Two)

  Second part of our encounter with Bec Hill, London-based Australian comedian extraordinaire. Also finally our verdict with Persephelia about "Rogue One - A Star Wars Story". The Rolistes Podcast is a proud member of The RPG Academy Network. Make sure to check their many excellent shows, including Redemption the Star Wars actual show from … Continue reading Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London (Part Two)

Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London (Part One)

Meet Bec Hill, comedian extraordinaire. My interview with her and the rest of this episode are the result of a peculiar chain of events. First, a couple listeners told me they were looking forward to me covering Rogue One. I hadn't planned initially to do anything about it but I was very happy to answer … Continue reading Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London (Part One)

Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part Four – The Final One)

Part 4, this is the end beautiful friend, the end! A handful more interviews before we leave for a year the #PodcastZone gathering The Rolistes Podcast, The Rusty Quill, The Formal Gamer, Dark Cleo Productions and The Wizard On The Wynd. Fate had me cross the path of Kenneth Hite who happened to have worked on "Nephilim: Occult … Continue reading Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part Four – The Final One)

Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part Two)

  Here's Part 2 of the Episode 18 dedicated to Dragonmeet 2016. You have to recognise that, for once , I am quite consistent in the delivery of those. Here's a second handful of interviews with visitors of the Dragonmeet #PodcastZone gathering The Rolistes Podcast, The Rusty Quill, The Formal Gamer, Dark Cleo Productions and The … Continue reading Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part Two)

Xany, the Brexited Scientist Who’ll Be Back With An Army of Robots

  Back to basics with this episode. No crazy Actual Play with multiple sound effects and other editing craziness. However, this is for the second time a sad occasion as another member of “La Guilde des Rolistes Francophones de Londres” is leaving London. Xany, you might remember him from a couple previous episodes, is an … Continue reading Xany, the Brexited Scientist Who’ll Be Back With An Army of Robots

Boldly Going Star Trek with Chris, John & Dave

  Space... ...The final frontier... Here is finally Episode 16. Apologies for the delay. I happened to be a bit over ambitious with this episode. Over the last few years, Star Trek has grown into something I am really passionate about . I happened also to be extremely lucky with this episode. First, Modiphius announced Star … Continue reading Boldly Going Star Trek with Chris, John & Dave

Across The Pond, A Detroiter In London & A Londoner In DC (With Aimee Carter And Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)

  This episode is the fruit of the randomness of life, friends getting married and inviting you over to celebrate with them on the other side of the Atlantic (congratulations again D&S), and the magic of the internet when open-mindedness meet good intentions. Aimee Carter, YA novel writer of The Goddess Test Trilogy and The Blackcoat Rebellion, … Continue reading Across The Pond, A Detroiter In London & A Londoner In DC (With Aimee Carter And Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)

Parental Advisory Required In Nomine Satanis Magna Veritas (with July)

  Sorry for the slight delay with this episode. It involved a lot of editing (by the way the generous Patreon supporters will have access to the whole "unedited" four hours of Actual Play). As mentioned in the intro, this episode is a bit of an exception due to its "adult" content. When I started … Continue reading Parental Advisory Required In Nomine Satanis Magna Veritas (with July)

Supaéro Roleplaying Aircraft Engineers (also we checked-out Warcraft)

  For episode 11, let's meet Fouc from "Supaéro". This respected French aerospace engineering school has not only spawned Serge Dassault and a couple astronauts but also a successful roleplaying conventions and many RPG writers. We also discussed London's famous live action events, Secret Cinema, which brought its audience in the middle of Dr Strangelove … Continue reading Supaéro Roleplaying Aircraft Engineers (also we checked-out Warcraft)

Dungeons & Dragons Explained And Other Random Encounters

Dungeons & Dragons ! Most famous and sometimes infamous of all tabletop roleplaying games. The number One both in time and success. With this belated Episode 8, we try to come back to the basics. First, The Rolistes Podcast introduces you to Aora, one of London's friendliest roleplaying expat. Second, through our discussion with Aora, and … Continue reading Dungeons & Dragons Explained And Other Random Encounters

Meet the Role Play Haven, Loncon & Dragonmeet

Listen & review on ITunes.  With episode 4, it is my great pleasure to introduce the listeners of The Rolistes Podcast to London's largest, and extremely friendly, gaming role playing club: Role Play Haven. Garry and James are my guests for the first time,  and problably not the last, to introduce us to the story, achievements … Continue reading Meet the Role Play Haven, Loncon & Dragonmeet

Triangulo Friki, Utah Encounter & More

As we say in French, "Jamais deux sans trois". Here is Episode 3. We take an unexpected flight to Barcelona and meet there Kanard, yet another member of the Guilde des Rolistes Francophones de Londres. We discussed what brought him to London then Barcelona before moving onto the subject of his modest knowlegde of local geek culture such as the "Triangulo Friki". As an interlude, I also take you to the Mercat de la Boqueria from a slice of ham and to discuss briefly the subject of tabletop roleplaying games with a friendly couple from Utah. Thanks for listening and please, please leave me comments.