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Nominate your favorite TTRPG podcast of 2021

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As December approaches, it's that time of year again -- where we take nominations for your favourite TTRPG podcast of the year!

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Every year on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast, along with this website, we hold a giant poll to find out what are the most favourite tabletop RPG podcasts of the year. The voting is divided into two categories -- TALK, and ACTUAL PLAY -- and each years, two podcasts win and enter the HALL OF FAME. Once a podcast has entered the Hall of Fame, it is no longer eligible in future years.

ACTUAL PLAY podcasts are podcasts where the podcasters play an actual tabletop RPG for your listening enjoyment. TALK podcasts include interviews, reviews, discussion, opinion, advice and news.

Here are last year's winners -- What Would The Smart Party Do?, and The Unexpectables. Who will take the crown and join the Hall of Fame in 2021?

How To Nominate
  • Post your nomination as a reply to this thread.
  • One nomination per person per category.
  • Must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2021.
  • Include the podcast name (tbe accurate) -- and a LINK to the show's website. If I have to search for it I’ll just move on!
  • Note which category your nomination is in -- ACTUAL PLAY or TALK.
  • PODCASTS, not YouTube channels or Twitch streams.
  • It cannot be your podcast or one you are involved with.
  • Its primary focus must be tabletop roleplaying games.
  • If a group puts out multiple podcasts, they are combined into one nomination.
  • Those which have won before are not eligible.
  • Please say why, as we read those comment out on the show.
Nominations will be open until Friday December 3rd. After that the shows will be put to the public vote and the winners announced on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast.

Be sure to follow the above rules. I’ll only be compiling valid nominations which do so!

Previous Winners
These podcasts won in previous years and are now in the Hall of Fame. They are not eligible this year.

 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

BenW241

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Talk - We Speak Common. Brilliant UK podcast network who have recently launched “The Cosmic Causeway” a fantastic introductory spelljammer actual play mini series but they’re weekly talk show discussing all things D&D every week from books, game tales and more is just as good and is the networks bread and butter (they could be nominated for either). They would be excellent winners in both categories.

We Speak Common
 
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Podcast: Effekt
Category: Talk (they do Actual Play as well)
Web: Effekt
Why: Their focus on Free League games, though they do talk of other games as well. They get designers and artists and writers from the various Free League products on the podcast to discuss their process and once or twice they even announced new products on the podcast.

Edit: got ninja'd by paulvenner and I can't figure out how to delete this post so I'll leave it up here for historical purposes.
 

Bertjammin

Villager
Talk - Ful Metal RPG - detailed and varied discussion about lots of gaming related issues (the series on Politics in different game settings is worth listening to in and of itself). Coveringa variety of games fro OSR, D&D, Cyberpunk, Morg Borg and many others with lots of game-agnostic advice and debate.
Actual Play - Effekt AP - hands down the best AP available for the Free League games (Alien, Coriolis, Forgotten Lands, Tales from the Loop etc)
 

Joshua Randall

Adventurer
TALK

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
Featuring two giants of TTRPG (Ken Hite and Robin Laws), this podcast is by turns erudite, entertaining, and enlightening. The podcast has a mixture of segments, some of which provide overt game advice and others of which talk about real-world history and historical figures (and how they can be game-ized, of course). Even the necessary pitching of their publisher's games is done with panache and a wink at the audience. I've listened to hundreds of episodes (but not all 472!!), and always return for more.
 

Fredrix

Villager
My favourite RPG this year as been Frankenstein’s RPG RPG Podcast Grognard | Frankensteinrpg.co.uk if only for the crazy idea of making an RPG from parts of others. It could be better. A better dynamic mic might not make quite so much of Dave’s breathing in. And they might make better choices (ie ones I agreed with) but for sheer chutzpah they deserve a nom. It’s TALK btw.
 

Fredrix

Villager
Talk - Ful Metal RPG - detailed and varied discussion about lots of gaming related issues (the series on Politics in different game settings is worth listening to in and of itself). Coveringa variety of games fro OSR, D&D, Cyberpunk, Morg Borg and many others with lots of game-agnostic advice and debate.
Actual Play - Effekt AP - hands down the best AP available for the Free League games (Alien, Coriolis, Forgotten Lands, Tales from the Loop etc)
The link for that is Effekt AP
 

aaronupchurch

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As December approaches, it's that time of year again -- where we take nominations for your favourite TTRPG podcast of the year!

View attachment 147083

Every year on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast, along with this website, we hold a giant poll to find out what are the most favourite tabletop RPG podcasts of the year. The voting is divided into two categories -- TALK, and ACTUAL PLAY -- and each years, two podcasts win and enter the HALL OF FAME. Once a podcast has entered the Hall of Fame, it is no longer eligible in future years.

ACTUAL PLAY podcasts are podcasts where the podcasters play an actual tabletop RPG for your listening enjoyment. TALK podcasts include interviews, reviews, discussion, opinion, advice and news.

Here are last year's winners -- What Would The Smart Party Do?, and The Unexpectables. Who will take the crown and join the Hall of Fame in 2021?

How To Nominate
  • Post your nomination as a reply to this thread.
  • One nomination per person per category.
  • Must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2021.
  • Include the podcast name (try to be accurate -- if I can't find it in 2 seconds of searching, I'll just move on) and a LINK to the show's website.
  • Note which category your nomination is in -- ACTUAL PLAY or TALK.
  • PODCASTS, not YouTube channels or Twitch streams.
  • It cannot be your podcast or one you are involved with.
  • Its primary focus must be tabletop roleplaying games.
  • If a group puts out multiple podcasts, they are combined into one nomination.
  • Those which have won before are not eligible.
  • Please say why, as we read those comment out on the show.
Nominations will be open until Friday December 3rd. After that the shows will be put to the public vote and the winners announced on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast.

Be sure to follow the above rules. I’ll only be compiling valid nominations which do so!

Previous Winners
These podcasts won in previous years and are now in the Hall of Fame. They are not eligible this year.

GARBLAG Games is my nomination for Actual Play. They are a very inclusive group that are interested in showcasing many different TTRPGs.
 


schneeland

Adventurer
The Vintage RPG Podcast (website) for the TALK category. Despite the name, they talk about RPGs old and new, and - contrary to many other podcasts - manage to be both brief (main content episodes is usually between 20 and 30 minutes), but also relate interesting things about the games to their listeners.
There's also an Instagram page, where one of the podcasters shares images and a short opinion piece for games discussed in the podcasts (and a number of other things).
 

MGibster

Legend
I'll nominate GM Word of the Week.
Category: Talk

They go over specific topics such as historical figures, hot chocolate, events, words, etc., etc., as fodder for people to use to fill out their game worlds.
 

Bravesteel25

Baronet of Gaming
Podcast: Dungeon Master's Block
Category: Talk

DMB talks about D&D from the perspective of the Dungeon Master and dives into topics such as worldbuilding, mediating party conflict, and including players in the story. My favorite D&D podcast in a sea of actual play productions.
 


Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
Talk: Fear of a Black Dragon hosted by the marvelous Jason Cordova and Tom McGrenery. FoaBD is a podcast about (mostly) OSR supplements and adventures where the hosts do a deep dive into one book per show. They cover a lot of ground in terms of systems and publishers, which is nice. They also do a great job breaking down each book they do, and the podcast has a lot of useful content in terms of things like how did it play, likes and dislikes, and possible other uses for bits of the text.
 

Tmjonz

First Post
Category:Talk
The conversations and insights by the hosts, Saul and Jolene about all things gaming are so fun and knowledgeable.
 

Clementtyler

First Post
Talk: The Glitterbois
Everyone talks about 5e, but these two share their decades long love of Palladium and all it’s strangeness. They break down rules, classes, and their own personal journeys through the Megaverse in a easy to approach, fun, and engaging way.

Play: Rude Tales of Magic
The Lampoon of Actual Play Bad accents, silly names, and well timed jokes make it a great slapstick fantasy adventure/immature college romp.
 


ihilate

Villager
As December approaches, it's that time of year again -- where we take nominations for your favourite TTRPG podcast of the year!

View attachment 147083

Every year on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast, along with this website, we hold a giant poll to find out what are the most favourite tabletop RPG podcasts of the year. The voting is divided into two categories -- TALK, and ACTUAL PLAY -- and each years, two podcasts win and enter the HALL OF FAME. Once a podcast has entered the Hall of Fame, it is no longer eligible in future years.

ACTUAL PLAY podcasts are podcasts where the podcasters play an actual tabletop RPG for your listening enjoyment. TALK podcasts include interviews, reviews, discussion, opinion, advice and news.

Here are last year's winners -- What Would The Smart Party Do?, and The Unexpectables. Who will take the crown and join the Hall of Fame in 2021?

How To Nominate
  • Post your nomination as a reply to this thread.
  • One nomination per person per category.
  • Must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2021.
  • Include the podcast name (tbe accurate) -- and a LINK to the show's website. If I have to search for it I’ll just move on!
  • Note which category your nomination is in -- ACTUAL PLAY or TALK.
  • PODCASTS, not YouTube channels or Twitch streams.
  • It cannot be your podcast or one you are involved with.
  • Its primary focus must be tabletop roleplaying games.
  • If a group puts out multiple podcasts, they are combined into one nomination.
  • Those which have won before are not eligible.
  • Please say why, as we read those comment out on the show.
Nominations will be open until Friday December 3rd. After that the shows will be put to the public vote and the winners announced on the Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast.

Be sure to follow the above rules. I’ll only be compiling valid nominations which do so!

Previous Winners
These podcasts won in previous years and are now in the Hall of Fame. They are not eligible this year.

Glass Cannon Podcast (The Glass Cannon Network | A couple things are gonna happen…) for both categories, as follows:

Talk: Cannon Fodder, where players and GMs are interviewed about TTRPG gaming and their approaches to it.

AP: New Game, Who Dis? A podcast of three-episode actual plays of a bunch of different systems, including character generation. Gives you a great feel for how a system runs, and is usually hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking. New Game, Who Dis? | The Glass Cannon Network
 

Yura

First Post
Actual Play Podcast Choice
Not Another DnD Podcast (NADDPod)

Link: www.naddpod.com
Reason: They have just concluded their 2nd campaign and for me it's the most consistently satisfying, emotional, hilarious and addictive 5e actual play out there. How the group just work perfectly together to make a beautiful story and ridiculous bits together combined with exciting and innovative homebrew mechanics made me keep on coming back for so many relisten. The music, editing, side stories (Trinyvale/HotBoySummer) and guest players are all brilliant. It keeps me company during my worst days and thats why its a win for me.
 

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