Shapeshift

Hosted ByAmber

Shapeshift is an actual play podcast chronicling the transformation of a player into a GM. Amber is a veteran ttrpg player who decided it was time to try her hand at GMing. Join her on a journey into gaining GM perspectives, insights, and experience.

It’s time to level up!


All Episodes

24 – Book of Spring – Rosewater Woods

Onward to Bluefield! Jack becomes Jake the Good Boy. Babou sings an inspirational tune. Colleen gives Jake a lift. Arthur dips his sword in lacquer.

23 – Book of Spring – Leaving Dragonsong

The Ryuutama campaign is underway!

Babou, Arthur, Colleen, and Jack discuss potential places to see and head out of Dragonsong, the capital of Loam.

22 – Ryuutama – Session 0 Pt. 2

Baby’s first campaign! Amber ran quite a few one shots and it’s time. It’s time to spread those wings!

Ryuutama is the system of choice and the players are: Brandon, Brother John, Chris, and Kristin.

Session 0 pt 2 focuses on world creation (and well we can’t help but to continue to talk about characters).

21 – Ryuutama – Session 0 Pt. 1

Baby’s first campaign! Amber ran quite a few one shots and it’s time. It’s time to spread those wings!

Ryuutama is the system of choice and the players are: Brandon, Brother John, Chris, and Kristin. Session 0 pt 1 focuses on character creation!

20 – Misfire – Outtakes Episode

Whoops. Amber had a really off day. Running one-shots takes a lot of mental energy it seems.

She tried to play Fate’s Fickle Winds by Nathan D. Paoletta with Brandon but they both had no energy. Lesson learned here: Don’t push yourself too hard! So no game this week, but here are the outtakes from Damn the Man and Lasers and Feelings!

19 – A Scoundrel in the Deep

Amber brings fire into the studio without telling Josh because that’s how she rolls. Look, it was worth it.
A Scoundrel in the Deep by Flavio Mortarino and Renato Ramonda is pretty dang cool.
Brandon plays a thief trying to escape The Tomb of the Deep with only a few matches to help light his way.

18 – Abnormal – Who Cares For John Barger

Pro tip: don’t take a business trip thinking you’ll have time to prep for games at night. That’s not how business trips work. And it’s why I ran Abnormal by Avery Alder instead of the Warren for this episode.

17 – The Witch is Dead – Raising Mother

There once was a beautiful witch named Esmeralda who was ever so gracious and kind. But not everyone believed in her practices and one morning her clever and sly familiars found her fucking murdered right outside of her cottage in the woods.

16 – Crystal Caper – MetaWarriors Pt. 2

It’s part 2 of the Crystal Caper one shot. The MetaWarriors made it to the moon and need to stop the evil space queen Astrid from doing…something…with…crystals? Will Amber’s players get it together and focus? *shakes magic 8 ball* Outlook not so good.