The RPGBOT.Podcast is a thoughtful and sometimes humorous discussion about tabletop RPGs, seeking to help players get the most out of tabletop games by examining game mechanics and related subjects with a deep, analytic focus.

The RPGBOT.podcast is hosted by Randall James, Random Powell, and Tyler Kamstra, and is produced in association with The Leisure Illuminati.

Podcast Episodes and Announcements

  • RPGBOT.News January 20th, 2022
    In this episode of RPGBOT.News, we discuss the recently-released Absalom: City of Lost Omens, the upcoming release of Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes in the D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set, and the 2022 gaming convention circuit, including which cons we’ll be attending.
  • RPGBOT.Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 – Why are you running your one shots at level 1 (or 2 or 3)?
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss running one-shot adventures and what level at which you should do so. We discuss the pros and cons of a 1st-level adventure, what levels we recommend for 5e and PF2 one-shots and why, and how to handle one-shots for classless systems and systems that don’t use the concept of levels like Shadowrun and Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars RPG.
  • RPGBOT.News – MOAR The Monsters Know What They’re Doing with Keith Ammann
    In this episode of RPGBOT.News, we sit down with Keith Ammann to discuss his latest book, recently-released MOAR The Monsters Know What They’re Doing. We talk about what’s new in the book, what you can learn from his book, and why everyone should go read both MOAR and his previous books, The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, and Live to Tell The Tale.
  • RPGBOT.Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 – The Move Toward Inclusion in Tabletop Gaming
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss the ongoing move toward inclusion in Tabletop RPGs. We discuss missteps in the history of D&D and Pathfinder, as well as what companies like Paizo and WotC are doing to be better and more inclusive, as well as where they’ve fallen short in those efforts. We discuss other subjects of inclusion, including handling sensitive topics, portrayal of underrepresented groups, and how to make tabletop RPGs more welcoming and inclusive.
  • RPGBOT.Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 – Variant Rules
    n this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss variant rules. We examine the difference between house rules and variants, and review a collection of our favorite variant rules for DnD 5e and for Pathfinder 2e and debate which ones you should or should not use and why.

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