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

25 – Book of Spring – Bluefield

The party reaches their destination and turns in their quest! Jake signs up to bake pies for a pie eating contest. Babou becomes a winker. Arthur and Colleen explain the possibility of taking more than one bath a day to Babou.

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.