Table Top Babble

Hosted ByAmber

A table top RPG news, advice, interviews, and reviews podcast hosted by Amber, Kenny, and John.

All Episodes

215 – Kyle Latino

Today on the show Amber talks with Comic Artist, Game Designer, and Map Maker Kyle Latino. They sat down on January 27th and chatted about comics, the ones he’s made and & published, art & social media, “slow” art, games, and of course MAPS! For ZineQuest 3, Kyle is running a kickstarter for an “Oops All Maps” Zine called Old Roads. Go check it out! His maps are amazing! 

214 – Lysa Penrose

Today on the show Kenny talked with DM’s Guild brand manager and witch-of-many-hats Lysa Penrose. Lysa is a writer, game designer, and variety streamer, among other things. They sat down on January 22nd and discussed her new game, Mundane Magic, as well as her ongoing stream, The Haunting of Good Society.

213 – Amber of Geekspective

Today on the show Kenny interviews our very own Amber! Amber is (of course) the host of this very show, but she also hosts Shapeshift, a podcast chronicling her journey from player to GM. They discussed that journey, as well as the lessons she’s learned about building worlds and creating characters.

212 – Andrew Gillis

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer Andrew Gillis. Andrew’s game Girl by Moonlight, is another one of Amber’s to-be-released most anticipated games. We sat down on December 30th and talked extensively about Girl by Moonlight, how it came to be, the goal of the game, the choice of system and the themes in the Magical Girl genre and how it can resonate with a lot of people.

211 – Jay Dragon – Wanderhome

Today on the show Amber talked with lyrical RPG writer and director of Possum Creek Games, Jay Dragon. Jay ran a very successful Kickstarter last year for a game called Wanderhome, which is one of Amber’s most anticipated games to come out in 2021. Amber and Jay sat down on December 28th and talked about the inception of Wanderhome, Jay’s approach to writing, and the theme of Care in Jay’s games.

210 – Banana Chan

Today on the show Amber talked with Tabletop Game Designer, Storyteller, and Owner and Co-Founder of Game and a Curry, Banana Chan. They sat down on December 24th and looked back at Banana’s 2020 year of game announcements, talked about different ways to publish games and the benefits, representation in games, and term called emancipatory bleed.

209 – Clio Yun-su Davis

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer, Writer, and Cultural Consultant Clio Yun-su Davis. She’s had the pleasure of running a game for Clio before as well as playing with them and was really happy to learn more about what else they do in TTRPGs! They sat down on December 21st and chatted about LARP, the idea of Playing to Lose, and cultural consultation.

208 – Brennan Lee Mulligan

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Master and Comedian Brennan Lee Mulligan. He gave Amber advice about running D&D, shared what it’s like to GM a high production game for a show and his 3 proudest GM moments. 

207 – Steve Kenson

Today on the show John talks with Steve Kenson, an incredibly prolific game designer, writer and novelist.

After getting his start writing for RPGs in the ‘90s as a fan on Shadowrun, Steve has gone on to work on a slew of superhero RPGs, including writing for Aberrant and Silver Age Sentinels, and creating Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures and Icons Superhero Roleplaying.