Storytelling and Podcasting

I love stories. Whether it’s reading a good novel, watching a movie, or playing a video game, I’m hooked by the people, the setting, and the plot. For me, it’s just as engaging, if not more so, to write a story, work on a script or develop a video game. So when I was asked by Dice and Stuff to participate in a podcast to showcase a role-playing game that’s being Kickstarted by Shades of Vengeance, I couldn’t say no.

The thing about role-playing games is that are a means for a group of people to collaboratively tell a story. The host is the storyteller and the rest of the players are the characters. The host sets the scene, plays the majority of people that the players encounter in the world and the characters react to each other and the setting like actors in an improv as they move the story forward.

People often ask how I co-write with my sister and I always find the question a strange one. I think that’s because of my background in theatre and in role-playing games where collaboration is simply how it’s done.

Either way, the podcast I’m in will roughly four parts long, starting now and releasing each week in November. I encourage you to take some time out of your day to listen and enjoy the hilarity as we play through an ‘episode’ of an old-timey style super-hero show in the form of a radio play. For reference, I’m the voice of Tiny Tina – a ‘superhero’ with the power to shrink to the size of bug.

SoV-Blue-Logo

Era, the Empowered, is a role-playing system being Kickstarted right now. You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-the-empowered

And Dice and Stuff has a few different podcasts going on if you’re looking for more collaborative storytelling or information about role-playing games. You can check them out here: http://www.diceandstuff.com/cropped-978x200text

Or like them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/diceandstuff

Without further ado, here’s the link to the first part of Cowl Cops, an Era the Empowered Game: http://www.diceandstuff.com/cowl-cops-case-of-the-mystery-meat-part-1/

Cowl-Cops-Meaty-01Fin-300x167

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s