This article is a guest post written by Dan from Almost Bedtime Theater Podcast! Thank you Dan for writing this review and for sharing shows from other podcasters and creators!
- What is Stories RPG Podcast about?
- Who would Stories RPG Podcast be great for?
- What is unique about Stories RPG Podcast?
- Favorite parts and episodes of Stories RPG Podcast
- Overall thoughts on Stories RPG Podcast
- Where to find Stories RPG Podcast
- Applicable TTRPGkids.com Articles
- Thank you Dan!
What is Stories RPG Podcast about?
The goal of Stories RPG Podcast is to help people of all ages tell amazing stories together. It was created by Michael Low of LuckofLegends.com and Daniel Hinds of StoriesPodcast.com as the audio component of the Stories RPG game to give kids and their adults the opportunity to learn how to play by listening to adventures run using the system. To that end, they have recorded games across a variety of settings, including:
- Starsworn: fantasy heroes with special powers
- Gigacity Guardians: comic superheroes protecting their city
- Partners in Grime: fun-loving goblins in the modern world
- Luna Uni: techno-punk scientist kids in space
Over time, they’ve also incorporated “Write Light” episodes, which are a combination of writing / storytelling advice and interviews with creators of other story-focused tabletop role-playing games.
Who would Stories RPG Podcast be great for?
Content-wise, Stories RPG Podcast is family-friendly and great for all ages, as it was designed to be listened to by kids and adults together. If you’re looking for content to share with a younger listener (e.g., under 8), consider starting with the Starsworn arc. While still enjoyable for an adult listener, it’s directed at a younger audience than some of the other arcs.
The Write Light advice episodes are excellent for anyone interested in writing and creating stories, and the interviews are perfect for anyone interested in telling stories and creating tools and games to help others do so.
What is unique about Stories RPG Podcast?
The audience of Stories RPG Podcast is invited to play along with games unfolding on the show. For example, there is a coloring book / adventure module in which folks at home can take on the role of young superheroes learning to use their abilities and ultimately investigating a mystery that ties in to the events of the Gigacity Guardians actual play.
Much of that companion content has been previously covered on TTRPGkid.com; links to those articles are available at the end of this review.
Favorite parts and episodes of Stories RPG Podcast
As a storyteller and game creator, I love the Write Light series. The “rules of writing” episodes are full of useful ideas and tips, and when it comes to the interview episodes, Michael is a passionate interviewer who has pulled in some of my favorite game creators. It’s excellent.
In the actual plays, everyone does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life and delivering an entertaining story. I particularly enjoy the character creation / world building that occurs in the first episode of each arc, and – thus far – my favorite character is Ape Canaveral, the greatest of apes and vital member of the Gigacity Guardians.
Overall thoughts on Stories RPG Podcast
Stories RPG Podcast offers a unique opportunity to play along with a story, learning a game system and enjoying collaborative storytelling as you go. It’s a great listen for any aspiring storytellers.
Where to find Stories RPG Podcast
Applicable TTRPGkids.com Articles
- TTRPG podcasts for all ages
- Interview with Michael Low, creator of Starsworn and Luck of Legends! – TTRPGkids
- Review of Starsworn and the Stories RPG System, teaching literacy through games! – TTRPGkids
- Review of Gigacity Guardians, a superhero TTRPG for all ages! – TTRPGkids
- Featured project: STARSWORN, Teaching Literacy Through Games! – TTRPGkids
- Featured Project: GigaCity Guardians – TTRPGkids
- Featured Project: Luna Uni – a TTRPG, a toolkit, and a teacher guide all in one! – TTRPGkids
Thank you Dan!
And again, thank you Dan for writing the review to share your XP with us! If you want to hear more from Dan, you can find more here:
TTRPGkids features on Almost Bedtime Theater:
- Featured project: The Librarian’s Apprentice
- Review: The Librarian’s Apprentice
- Review: Almost Bedtime Theater Podcast
- Review: The Fae Team
- Interview with Dan and Rachael from Almost Bedtime Theater
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