Episode 29 (Bonus 1) – UK Games Expo 2018, 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 Episode 29 (Bonus 1) – UK Games Expo 2018, Brendan Lasalle’s Dungeon Crawl Classics “Symptom of the Universe” (featuring Brendan Lasalle)

Film Studies – Episode 4 – 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 – Episode 4 – Delicatessen (Butchers & Feelings)

Episode 30 – 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 Episode 30 – Meeting Everyone & Doing All the Things in London with Satine & Ruty from Maze Arcana

Episode 29 (Part 2) – UK Games Expo 2018, 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 Episode 29 (Part 2) – UK Games Expo 2018, featuring Modiphius, Burning Games, Lamentations of the Flame Princess & the UK Indie RPG League

Episode 29 (Part 1) – UK Games Expo 2018, 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 Episode 29 (Part 1) – UK Games Expo 2018, featuring Paizo Publishing, Mythic Games & Elite Dangerous RPG

Episode 28 (Part 2) – Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (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 Episode 28 (Part 2) – Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (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

Episode 28 (Part 1) – Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (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 Episode 28 (Part 1) – Globe-Trotting, Roleplaying & Coffee Roasting with François (with also a Lone Wolf Manly Baby Shower)

Film Studies – Episode 2 – 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 – Episode 2 – Armour of God II / Operation Condor (Three Low-stats Bards & a Min-max Monk)

Episode 27 – 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 Episode 27 – Kat P. the fellow Kaiserschmarrn Lovin’ RPG Fan (also we checked Black Panther)

Film Studies – Episode 1 – 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 – Episode 1 – Brotherhood of the Wolf (Call of Kung Fthulhu)

Episode 26 (Part 3) – Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone

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 Episode 26 (Part 3) – Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone

Episode 26 (Part 2) – Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone

Here's the second part of our episode dedicated to Dragonmeet 2017 with yet more random encounters with tabletop RPG fans: After James Wallis in our Part 1, Federica is also back from episodes 7 and 24 to tell us about the opening of a new Role Play Haven branch in Archway (North London); After Kenneth … Continue reading Episode 26 (Part 2) – Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone

Episode 26 (Part 1) – Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone

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 Episode 26 (Part 1) – Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone

Episode 25 – 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 Episode 25 – Summer ‘Encore’ at Rock Werchter (with Neetsel)

Episode 24 (Part 2) – Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends

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 Episode 24 (Part 2) – Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends

Episode 24 (Part 1) – Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends

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 Episode 24 (Part 1) – Armagnac, Strudel, Munchausen, James Wallis & a Few Other Friends

Episode 22 (Part 3) – The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo

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 Episode 22 (Part 3) – The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo

Episode 23 – Two Years Strong at the Barbican

Two years! Lot of fun and so many encounters. To celebrate this second birthday, I am joined by Haqadosch who helped me go through our recent survey aimed at finding out which were your favourite songs, collaborators, guests, actual plays and, finally, your very favourite episode. Thanks you listeners for supporting The Rolistes Podcast through … Continue reading Episode 23 – Two Years Strong at the Barbican

Episode 22 (Part 1) – The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo

Here it is, our very first episode recorded at the UK Games Expo! Thanks again to the fans supporting the show via Patreon for unlocking that $30 goal. In this first part, we headed with Haqadosch for Birmingham, where we made a handful encounters (Spoiler Alert!). Thanks to Avandra, goddess of randomness, I met in person … Continue reading Episode 22 (Part 1) – The Rolistes Go To The UK Games Expo

Episode 21 – Tu Vuo Fa Il Ruolista (at Stratagemma, Florence)

After the long serie of Nephilim episodes, I needed, and maybe so did you, a little light episode. Let's say a couple random encounters and a couple songs. While recently in Florence for a weekend, I decided that I should check the local tabletop RPG store. After googling the area, I happened upon a very … Continue reading Episode 21 – Tu Vuo Fa Il Ruolista (at Stratagemma, Florence)

Episode 20 (Part 3) – Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob

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 Episode 20 (Part 3) – Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob

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

Episode 20 (Part 1) – Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob

Nephilim, is one of my all time favourite game. I hope this episode will make you want to have a go yourself at playing those immortal beings condemned, since the fall of Atlantis, into possessing live human beings through the ages, to be trapped in random archaeological trinkets or to dissolve in the magical fields. Thanks … Continue reading Episode 20 (Part 1) – Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob

Episode 19 (Part 2) – Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London

  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 Episode 19 (Part 2) – Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London

Episode 19 (Part 1) – Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London

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 Episode 19 (Part 1) – Waiting for Bec Hill’s Landlord & Going Rogue (One) in London

Episode 18 (Part 4 – The Final One) – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone

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 Episode 18 (Part 4 – The Final One) – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone

Episode 18 (Part 2) – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone

  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 Episode 18 (Part 2) – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone

Episode 18 (Part 1) – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone

SURPRISE! The Rolistes Podcast is already back. Long story short, I recorded an awesome amount of interviews at Dragonmeet last December. In addition, I didn't manage my time too badly on the editing of Episode 16 and this first part of Episode 17. So here it is already. As an appetiser to what will follow … Continue reading Episode 18 (Part 1) – Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone

Episode 17 – 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 Episode 17 – Xany, the Brexited Scientist Who’ll Be Back With An Army of Robots

Episode 16 – 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 Episode 16 – Boldly Going Star Trek with Chris, John & Dave

Episode 15 – 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 Episode 15 – Across The Pond, A Detroiter In London & A Londoner In DC (With Aimee Carter And Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)

Episode 14 – 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 Episode 14 – Parental Advisory Required In Nomine Satanis Magna Veritas (with July)

Episode 13 – The One About Me, Me, Me, Meee… (With Awesome Feats)

  So it's been a year... I guess it was time to admit The Rolistes Podcast is mostly an ego trip (you probably had figured it out by now) and to finally stop interrupting my guests when they speak... ...by being the guest myself. To be the host of that special episode, I recruited the … Continue reading Episode 13 – The One About Me, Me, Me, Meee… (With Awesome Feats)

Episode 12 – An Evening With Monte Cook & Other RPG Memories

  It's been almost a year since I started The Rolistes Podcast (more about that in Ep 13) and what a wonderful surprise to receive, at such time, an email from Monte Cook Games suggesting an episode with their podcast savvy co-founder. Unlike what I usually do, I didn't ask Monte Cook many questions about … Continue reading Episode 12 – An Evening With Monte Cook & Other RPG Memories

Episode 11 – 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 Episode 11 – Supaéro Roleplaying Aircraft Engineers (also we checked-out Warcraft)

Episode 8 – 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 Episode 8 – Dungeons & Dragons Explained And Other Random Encounters

Episode 4 – Meet the Role Play Haven, Loncon & Dragonmeet

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 and ongoing activities of, … Continue reading Episode 4 – Meet the Role Play Haven, Loncon & Dragonmeet

Episode 3 – 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.

Episode 2 – Mess’ Up, Arrow, Luchadores & Asian Restaurants

With episode 2, The Rolistes Podcast is messier than ever and heavy on the French accent. Apologies,we are still getting our act sorted. Together with Xany and Haqadosch we find out that recording a podcast while attempting to play board games is a bad idea. In addition to the next segment of our interview with … Continue reading Episode 2 – Mess’ Up, Arrow, Luchadores & Asian Restaurants