The Parallel Lives Tabletop Podcast
About This Show
A tabletop roleplaying podcast geared towards the world of atypical analog adventures, surreal storytelling, and unique game mechanics.Read more »
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38: Parallel Lives: Season 2 Finale!
A podcast of recondite roleleplaying retrospectives and review, for game systems that deviate from the tried and true formula of your Dungeons and Dragons or your Pathfinder. Do you like making single session stories with your friends around your table? Weaving worlds on the fly? Running games with no game masters, or multiple? Or maybe games that complement an ongoing campaign, or piece into bizarre many-meting epics on a pack of note cards? Join us, as we explore the wide, weird, and wonderful worlds of cooperative storytelling, exciting worldbuilding, unique game mechanics, and lovely indie tabletop hipster nonsense, in this pen and paper podcast odysseyRead more »
Rated 5 out of
Nerd Out Without Math!
Besides the baseline of cool that trying out unusual, often strange, new and unique roleplaying games represents, there are two major strengths of this podcast:
1) The quality of its analysis. The folks on this show are dedicated to looking at these systems critically and on their own terms, but are also focused on not just retelling the rules, or bogging listeners down with descriptions of mechanics. They talk about what a system does well, what it doesn't do well, and how the mechanics influence storytelling, and leave out the nitty-gritty.
2) All of the people on it seem nice, funny, and smart. Nobody takes up way too much space. Nobody is an obnoxious ultra-nerd. I like to listen to a podcast where it feels like everyone is good friends.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of
Amazing twist on the system.
The audio balance is the biggest drawback here, but the roleplay discussed sounds very interesting. It was both entertaining and informative for someone looking for a system to try out, and offered insight into Dulse's style and flow.
Date published: 2015-05-02