Ep 08 – The Importance of Storytelling with Jim Pinto

Have Gamemaster’s lost control of their tables? Storyteller and prolific RPG creator, Jim Pinto, joins us on the wizard’s couch to have a raucous conversation around meeting player expectations, how gamemasters have lost control of their tables, what makes a good storyteller, and SO MUCH MORE. Join us for this awesome great time!

Jim’s current project – https://postworldgames.com/

Ep 06 – Freelancing in Role-Playing Games with Stephen Radney-MacFarland and Beth Damis

Sit down with the Wizards of the Couch, Beth Damis of Penny Arcade, and Stephen Radney-MacFarland, freelancer and creator of the Delve RPG for deep dive into how to be a successful freelancer in the role–playing game community.

Interested in learning more about Penny Arcade, Acquisitions Incorporated, or the Delve RPG? Here you go!

http://www.acq-inc.com/
https://delve-rpg.com/

Ep 05 – Storytelling in your Role-Playing Game with Jon Messenger

Join the Wizards of the Couch on an epic journey of storytelling and adventure! In this episode we are joined by author Jon Messenger – the creator and progenitor of many books, but most recently of the Magic & Machinery series – a Sherlock Holmes-type story in a world of steampunk and magic.

Join the Wizards of the Couch on an epic journey of storytelling and adventure! In this episode we are joined by author Jon Messenger – the creator and progenitor of many books, but most recently of the Magic & Machinery series – a Sherlock Holmes-type story in a world of steampunk and magic.

The wizards discuss with Jon on how to string thoughts and ideas together into a cohesive story line AND describe all the work that goes into creating a good story for your role-playing game.

About Jon Messenger: For more than a decade, I have found a cathartic passion in artistic endeavors.  I’ve tried my hand at painting (which ended when my “moon” was fondly compared to a 2-year-olds version of the Death Star) and woodworking (at which point I realized I should not be allowed around power tools), before finally settling on writing.  Over the past decade my writing has gained a certain level of complexity and maturity, which is a direct result of my own maturing while serving in the United States Army.  I’m now an Army Major with multiple combat and humanitarian deployments.  I’ve found a balance in my writing between the realism of war (as seen in the Brink of Distinction series), difficulties of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (as seen in Rage), and the complexities of maintaining relationships (which is prevalent in all my writing).

I encourage you to explore my writing and the inner workings of my mind.  As always, I am forever open to you, as a reader, to ask questions and get brutally honest answers in return.

If you are interested in finding out more information about me or my writing, please contact me at the links above or below.

Ep 03 – Gamemastering 101 with Lou Agresta

Dad, novelist, game designer, Iron GM host, co-owner Iron GM Games. Animal lover, travel, martial arts, and book enthusiast. Often NSFW.

Dad, novelist, game designer, Iron GM host, co-owner Iron GM Games. Animal lover, travel, martial arts, and book enthusiast. Often NSFW.

In this episode we chat with Lou on Gamemastering 101 – among other things!

Discussing the “Golden Rule” of gaming, Session Zero, Style of Play, and coming together with your group to discuss HOW you want the game to play out.

Come listen and join in the conversation!

Ep 01 – Women in Tabletop Gaming with Jen Page

The Wizards of the Couch debut their show with a frank discussion about women in tabletop gaming and in the tabletop gaming industry. They are joined by the clever, charming, and beautiful host of Odd Tonic, rep for Fantasy Grounds, and so much more. Join in on the conversation!

The Wizards of the Couch debut their show with a frank discussion about women in tabletop gaming and in the tabletop gaming industry. They are joined by the clever, charming, and beautiful host of Odd Tonic, rep for Fantasy Grounds, and so much more. Join in on the conversation!

Jen Page is a Dungeon Master, Actor, Model, Artist and Writer who loves all things fantastic and weird. A life-long fan of Role-Playing Games, Jen is often recognized by die-rollers everywhere for her acting roles in Gamers: Dorkness Rising and Gamers: Hands of Fate. Jen’s other recent acting projects include the dystopian Mecha-punk adventure Project London, as well as the Kung-Fu action comedy series Chop Socky Boom! Besides acting, Jen is also known for her captivating fantasy artwork and photography projects, which feature unique costume designs and awe-inspiring settings. Even with all this going on Jen still finds the time to run the occasional Call of Cthulhu game, and hang out at awesome conventions with her fellow gamers.