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Nominate Your Favourite RPG Podcasts of 2020!

It’s that time of year again! Nominate your favourite RPG podcasts of 2019. As a reminder, here are last year’s Top 10, and here's 2018. Who will take the crown for 2020?

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As always, the podcasts are divided into two categories: ACTUAL PLAY and TALK. 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.

Hall of Fame
Last year's winners were Tablestory (Actual Play) and The Grognard Files (Talk). These two podcasts joined The Adventure Zone, and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias in the Hall of Fame, and are not eligible to enter this year.

How it works
This is the nomination thread. In this thread, anybody can nominate their favourite tabletop RPG podcast in each of two categories (Actual Play, and Talk).

Once the nominations close, they will be compiled and the full (valid) list presented in a poll for public voting.

The Top 10 in each category will be announced first on Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk, and then later posted here to the website.

Rules for valid nominations:
  • podcasts, not videos
  • must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2020
  • the main focus must be tabletop RPGs
  • must not be your own podcast
  • must include a link to the podcast’s web page
  • if a group puts out multiple podcasts, they are combined into one nomination
  • say why
  • podcasts in the Hall of Fame are no longer eligible
  • one nomination per category per person only

Nominations open for two weeks, until Sunday 29th November. The poll will come shortly thereafter. The results will fittingly initially be announced in our podcast and posted here as an article later.

Nominate your favourite by posting in the replies. You only get to nominate one in each category (Talk, Actual Play). Make sure to check the rules above or your nomination may not valid.
 
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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Category: Talk
Podcast: Effekt Podcast
Why: They talk a lot about Year Zero Engine games (from Free League) + Symbaroum and often have guests, sometimes from Free League, sometimes contract writers, sometimes fans, to talk about Year Zero Games + Symbaroum. They offer homebrew items and ships (Coriolis and Alien) and factions and how to input them into the game.
 
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MaddamBeltaine

Villager
I would like to nominate The Hydian Way who are eligible for both categories:

Talk: Tales from the Hydian Way.

This show, which released weekly up to 300 episodes before finally going on indeterminate hiatus earlier this year, is a masterclass in how to run the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars system. Each episode focused on an aspect of the game and did a deep-dive exploration that was both entertaining and accessible - be it how certain unusual character types can be brought into the story; to what ideas and plot hooks can be taken from the various films to expand your own games; to how to change the focus of your story to tackle certain themes and everything in between. No matter what you wanted to know there was an episode here that covered it.

Actual Play: Heroes of the Hydian Way

Each season takes one of the the three game lines in the FFG Star Wars system and shows off the published adventures in a gripping and engaging style. The third season has just started and it's going from strength to strength - the players are brilliant, the GM is inspiring and captivating, the characters are fantastic and the editing is superb. Funny, thrilling, tense, exciting... this is one of my favourite shows out there. Add to that the cast are just really good people too and it's the cherry on top.

Website: The Hydian Way
 

spezbaby1

Villager
I'd like to nominate

Talk:
Roleplay Rescue

Che has created a real community around trying to bring people back to the hobby. Great guests and wonderful conversations.

AP:
Tale of the Manticore

A very interesting take on AP: solo gaming but with high production values and thoughtful choices.
 



HolyCaGnolli

First Post
Talk: Monsters and Multiclass
They take every crunchy thing about my favorite mechanic in 5e and never leave any stone unturned trying to find roleplaying reason and mechanical benefit to every combination of multiclassing. And on top of that, I learn a lot about monsters that I otherwise would never think about!
 

jessiwood

First Post
Category: Talk

Podcast: Polyhedron - Polyhedron Podcast — Metahedron Studios

Why: I've listened to Polyhedron for years and they put out steady and entertaining content about tabletop RPGs. They cover not just details of games themselves (like mechanics and setting) but discusses industry news and interviews with developers. They dedicate the time and funds to good equipment and editing, to make a clear presentation of entertainment, and occasionally side-track into ribbing each other and the sort of jokes that show they are friends. They've hosted panels at local conventions and always make it a point not to shy away from the enthusiastic 'let me tell you about my character' energy of the crowd, because they get that gaming is so personal to players. I like it because it's like sitting in the room with my friends talking about gaming, and I miss that a lot about 2020.
 





Corvid_Lenore

First Post
It’s that time of year again! Nominate your favourite RPG podcasts of 2019. As a reminder, here are last year’s Top 10, and here's 2018. Who will take the crown for 2020?

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As always, the podcasts are divided into two categories: ACTUAL PLAY and TALK. 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.

Hall of Fame
Last year's winners were Tablestory (Actual Play) and The Grognard Files (Talk). These two podcasts joined The Adventure Zone, and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias in the Hall of Fame, and are not eligible to enter this year.

How it works
This is the nomination thread. In this thread, anybody can nominate their favourite tabletop RPG podcast in each of two categories (Actual Play, and Talk).

Once the nominations close, they will be compiled and the full (valid) list presented in a poll for public voting.

The Top 10 in each category will be announced first on Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk, and then later posted here to the website.

Rules for valid nominations:
  • podcasts, not videos
  • must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2020
  • the main focus must be tabletop RPGs
  • must not be your own podcast
  • must include a link to the podcast’s web page
  • if a group puts out multiple podcasts, they are combined into one nomination
  • say why
  • podcasts in the Hall of Fame are no longer eligible
  • one nomination per category per person only

Nominations open for two weeks, until Sunday 29th November. The poll will come shortly thereafter. The results will fittingly initially be announced in our podcast and posted here as an article later.

Nominate your favourite by posting in the replies. You only get to nominate one in each category (Talk, Actual Play). Make sure to check the rules above or your nomination may not valid.
I nominate Very Random Encounters!

Type: AP

Site: vre.show

Their show is centered around using as much randomness as possible for story, character creation, villains, and much more. This was the first AP I listened to and their entire catalog is quality. It’s genuinely one of the most creative pieces of media I’ve seen at all!
 


Davepaters

Villager
It’s that time of year again! Nominate your favourite RPG podcasts of 2019. As a reminder, here are last year’s Top 10, and here's 2018. Who will take the crown for 2020?

View attachment 128542

As always, the podcasts are divided into two categories: ACTUAL PLAY and TALK. 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.

Hall of Fame
Last year's winners were Tablestory (Actual Play) and The Grognard Files (Talk). These two podcasts joined The Adventure Zone, and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias in the Hall of Fame, and are not eligible to enter this year.

How it works
This is the nomination thread. In this thread, anybody can nominate their favourite tabletop RPG podcast in each of two categories (Actual Play, and Talk).

Once the nominations close, they will be compiled and the full (valid) list presented in a poll for public voting.

The Top 10 in each category will be announced first on Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk, and then later posted here to the website.

Rules for valid nominations:
  • podcasts, not videos
  • must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2020
  • the main focus must be tabletop RPGs
  • must not be your own podcast
  • must include a link to the podcast’s web page
  • if a group puts out multiple podcasts, they are combined into one nomination
  • say why
  • podcasts in the Hall of Fame are no longer eligible
  • one nomination per category per person only

Nominations open for two weeks, until Sunday 29th November. The poll will come shortly thereafter. The results will fittingly initially be announced in our podcast and posted here as an article later.

Nominate your favourite by posting in the replies. You only get to nominate one in each category (Talk, Actual Play). Make sure to check the rules above or your nomination may not valid.
I nominate Orlanth Rex's Podcast Vexes for talk and for actual play How We Roll. Thanks.
 


BenTheFerg

Explorer
Talk: The Good Friends of Jackson Elias

Play: Red Moon Roleplaying

Why? They are simply the best actual play podcast around blowing others out of the water. Very into the emphasis on role in roleplay. Highly recommended!
 
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