If you like RPGs, but can rarely get a group together to play, or even have yet to try one, then you may be able to scratch the roleplaying itch with an ‘actual play’ podcast. This is essentially just a recording of someone’s RPG session, rather than something scripted or otherwise retold, hence ‘actual play’.
These kind of podcasts can be really useful to give you ideas and even show you a good example of what playing an RPG is like if you’ve never had the chance. Before I started playing RPGs several years ago I looked for something to show me how it’s done and I stumbled across an actual play podcast called ‘Critical Hit’ from majorspoilers.com, and that gave me a pretty good idea of D&D 4th Edition, which is what I started with. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them now, as I haven’t listened to them in over 5 years, but you can find all the podcasts at their website HERE. They are still going to this day.
High Rollers D&D
The first I would really recommend on my list, in no particular order, isn’t technically a podcast, but more of a Twitch stream and youtube series, but it can be easily converted to audio. This is High Rollers D&D, done by a few people from the Yogscast from Youtube. Continue reading “My Top 5 Actual Play RPG Podcasts”
The Path to Making a Youtube Gaming Channel
So you’ve probably noticed over the last 10 years or so there’s been a considerable rise in gaming related videos on the internet, most of them orbiting the Google megamachine ‘Youtube’. As we approach 2020 more ‘tubers’ are also reaching out to Twitch and console-ready streaming, but there’s still an avid fanbase that always comes back for more bitesize videogame goodness.
But why might you be drawn to this hobby? The potential promise of money and fame? A passionate love for a certain game you can’t put down? Or maybe, like me, you just have old favourites you wish to share. Well if you’re considering taking that vital first step- namely putting a video on the web and letting fate decide- there are a few important things you should know… !
Welcome to the hard path to making a Youtube gaming channel!
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2016 has been the biggest year for Pokémon since the fabled 1997. Which is the year that the television anime started airing in the west!
Everywhere you look right now the ‘mons have flooded popular culture. McDonald’s has just signed a sponsoring agreement with Niantic to turn every restaurant into a Pokéstop for their mobile app game… which has now become so popular it’s trumped ‘Porn’ on google search (I’m dead serious).
Hype is also boiling for the upcoming ‘Sun and Moon’ games for 3DS which are breathing strange new life into the videogames and has the fanbase chattering like its recess at school. Not to mention the anime, where the latest Kalos season has been touted as the best to air yet. Could it be called a second Goldén Age?
This year Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary. But something else has risen the top of the Monster food chain, something that old Nintendo never had a hand in to begin with.
I’m here today to talk about something special to me- and to many who walked away from Pokémon before. Something that brought us back during our adult years in large numbers.
I’m here to talk about the Nuzlocke.
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