Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Sign up to our newsletter! With much less delay than in 2018, we returned in late 2019 to our good ol' Draongmeet and its #PodcastZone run this year my Mira. As it is the tradition, I wandered the halls and recorded a collection of awesome tabletop RPG professionals … Continue reading Good Ol’ Dragonmeet, 2019 – Part One
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Sign up to our newsletter! Have you ever considered crowdfunding a RPG project of your own via Kickstarter? “The Rolistes Present…” gathered three amazing professionals from the British tabletop industry to discuss about their experience with successfully funded games: Rowan, Rook & Decard - Mary Hamilton … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… “British Recipes to Succeed With Your Kickstarter Campaign”
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Podchaser or Sticher. This month we are taking you to a brave new world... ...welcome to the Kantas Expanse! Your guides will be Andy, Dasha, Nuno and Rhia from London RPG Community both through an actual play and an interview. Join us, not only to discover the mysterious shores of Kantas, but also … Continue reading On the Shores of Kantas with London RPG Community (featuring a D&D 5e Actual Play) – Part One
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Podchaser or Sticher. Here's the final live "The Rolistes Present…" panel we recorded as part of our charity event "Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health" for the charity “Mind”. Please meet our most excellent panellists: WorldAnvil – Janet (She/Her) Janet is the Co-founder and CEO of World Anvil, an online worldbuilding toolbox software … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… #DnD4MentalHealth – Second Panel “Mental Health within Online RPG Communities”
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Podchaser or Sticher. Please meet the latest German Critter visiting us in London, Hanno from the FAQCrew. We took advantage of his visit (and of my lunch break) to record this interview full of insight on the tabletop RPG culture across the Rhine. If you too you are visiting London, please join us our next … Continue reading Infrequently Asked Questions with Hanno from FAQcrew
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Podchaser or Sticher. It is HERE! Fresh from being recorded just yesterday, it is the very first ever LIVE "The Rolistes Present…" PANEL. This one took place as part of our charity event "Dungeons & Dragons for Mental Health" for the charity “Mind”. It gathered several awesome London-based organisations represented by … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… #DnD4MentalHealth – First Panel “Mental Health within RPG Clubs & Events”
Listen & review on Apple Podcast. Remember Dragonmeet 2018 seems like it was ages ago right? Well I guess it was almost a year ago. My apologies for the delay to release this one. The good news is that Dragonmeet 2019 is figuratively around the corner so this episode is a most excellent warm up to … Continue reading Better Late Than Never, Dragonmeet 2018
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”
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Podchaser or Sticher. LINK TO HEART KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN Time to release the recording of our second stream of “The Rolistes Present…“. It was a great pleasure to catch-up with two absolute kick-ass British game designers. Grant Howitt (he/him) Grant is creative lead at Rowan, Rook & Decard. His credits include Goblin … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… “Heart – The City Beneath”
Listen, subscribe & review on ITunes, Podchaser or Sticher. After what I guess can be considered as the "pilot", here's the very first episode of “The Rolistes Present…”. What better topic than Dungeons & Dragons itself? I assembled a top notch cast for this panel with folks fully dedicated to the popular dungeon crawler from Geneva … Continue reading The Rolistes Present… “Dungeons & Dragons between the Channel & the Pond”
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
Listen & review on ITunes. Meet Marc Garcia and Jordi who joined us later. The two of them will not only introduce you to their club Sants-Niggurath, but they will also lift the veil on the Catalan Friki culture. It is quite amazing to find abroad kindred spirit who started their journey in The Hobby in … Continue reading Into The Catalan Lair of Sants-Niggurath
Listen & review on ITunes. However, before we go we have a few more Critters to meet: AJ and Sam as Percy and Viktor Bill, & from Critical Role Translate an amazing group of volunteers who put together subtitles in ELEVEN languages! Paula, Xenorose and Myriam from the German team of Critical Role Translate; Vana and … Continue reading That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Part Three
Listen & review on ITunes. Here's our second Bonus documenting the visit of the Critical Role cast in London. You now have everything here to live or relive this event. Thanks again to the team MCM London Comic Con for welcoming us at their event. If you enjoy this episode or any other, please subscribe and … Continue reading That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Bonus Two (Sunday Critical Role Panel)
Listen & review on ITunes. After our Critical Role Panel 1 bonus, we are back in the halls of the ExCeL London to meet more Critters: Artist Emma Galloway aka CosmosBadger and her sister Rebecca; Mike Cotton-Russel author of the webcomic Side Quest; Fjord cosplayed by JDB Cosplay. We visit briefly The Last Kingdom panel featuring executive producer … Continue reading That Time Critical Role Ruled MCM London Comic Con – Part Two
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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 Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone (Part Two)
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)
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)
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)
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 Nephilim with Mira, Willem & Rob (Part One)
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)
Part 3 of the Episode 18 is here! Not as many interviews but we took our time with some awesome Dragonmeet 2016 attendants coming by the #PodcastZone gathering The Rolistes Podcast, The Rusty Quill, The Formal Gamer, Dark Cleo Productions and The Wizard On The Wynd. First the very friendly James Wallis, author of "The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron … Continue reading Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part Three)
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)
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 Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone (Part One)
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
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
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)
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)
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 The One About Me, Me, Me, Meee… (With Awesome Feats)
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 his … Continue reading An Evening With Monte Cook & Other RPG Memories
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)
Meet Chris Birch, the fellow gamer behind the success of British publisher Modiphius, and in recent years Dragonmeet.
Also, for completely unrelated reasons whatsoever, we go through London for Persephelia's birthday and head again for Westfield Stratford with Nala to see Captain America: Civil War.
Food! Isn’t that the greatest thing in life? Don’t you think the pleasure of gathering around a table to share breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner has a lot in common with the pleasure of gathering around a table for a good session of tabletop RPG? Actually, I am just looking for a justification … Continue reading Foodie, Geeky, Fantasy & RPG Stew
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
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!
Have you been to Dragonmeet yet? If you did, you already know how much fun it is to attend this event. If you didn't, do not worry. You don't have to wait for next year's edition to enjoy a slice of London's largest tabletop gaming convention. We head to a very northern and windy destination, on a … Continue reading A Dragonmeet of Ice & Fire
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
Star Wars The Force Awakens is finally upon us ! While (not really at the same time) we're heading with Persephelia for the BFI Imax, Garry and James, from Role Play Haven, join me to celebrate this long awaited event with a not so little discussion about our Star Wars memories, tabletop RPG related or … Continue reading A Most Spoilery Star Wars Episode
For the release of S.P.E.C.T.R.E., we seize the opportunity with episode 5 to celebrate the most famous of all Britons: James Bond. We head with the team, Haqadosh, Xany, Toto Chan and Persephelia to the Marble Odeon to find out how Bond's lastest aventure fares. Also, Garry and James from Role Play Haven are back to discuss … Continue reading Special James Bond
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
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.
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 Mess’ Up, Arrow, Luchadores & Asian Restaurants
*Now in an improved "remixed" version - July 2018* Here it is. Messy, not prefect but aiming in the direction I want to head to. Please be kind and, most of all, give it a shot for a couple episodes before settling your opinion. In the meantime, I would be very thankful to receive your … Continue reading Pimm’s Particles & Guilde des Rolistes Francophones de Londres