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Tome Travelers

A Games, Society and Culture podcast
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This week, John and Sam get together to discuss the history of Call of Cthulhu RPG by Chaosium, Inc. with special guests, Matt and John Quiett of Nerd’s Domain! Besides a mutual appreciation for the works of H.P. Lovecraft, The Quietts have bee
Welcome to 2020! On this episode, join the Thompsons and special guest host, Craig Campbell as we head into an alternate and decidedly weirder version of the Wild West in Deadlands.  PS: Craig has a Kickstarter going RIGHT NOW and we'd love our
If you're into TTRPGs then there is a really good chance that Owen KC Stephens has touched something you like. Now, Owen is taking on a new project boasting 52 new products in 52 weeks - each of which will be compatible with Pathfinder, Starfin
In a distant fantasy world, an ancient evil bides its time sewing discord and chaos and twisting the souls of men. Welcome to Lightning War, a new fantasy game set in a World War I parallel where heroic squads with machine guns and magic face a
Today on Tome Travelers, John sits down with Craig Campbell to talk about his newest Kickstarter, CAPERS Covert, and the future plans of Nerdburger Games. Get your wallets ready for spies, private eyes, villains, henchmen, and a touch of superp
GenCon 2019 is behind us, but we want to take an episode and share what we saw, what we did, who we met, and what we enjoyed! We also have a special guest with us, Cobb, who played in the Star Trek Adventures multi-table event we were a part of
A few months back I got to talk with Ed Healy of Gamerati; you may know them as distributors and troubleshooter-extrodinaires linked to Crafty Games and Sean Astin’s upcoming Grimmerspace. Ed invited me up to take a look around when some of the
The summer is winding down and that means ... GENCON! While we're packing up for the best four days in gaming, we sat down with our friend, Matt Quiett from The Nerd's Domain and discussed what had happened in gaming since last year, and what w
In May, the Thompsons got the opportunity to broadcast LIVE from the show floor at Comicpalooza 2019 as part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program! John and Roxy discuss White Wolf's World of Darkness, John's history in the Camarilla, and see whe
This week, Tome Travelers delves into the hidden world behind RPGs to talk to the legendary Ed Healy of Gamerati. Gamerati is a company that offers services to the game publishing community with distribution, media solutions, and more! Host: Jo
This week, the Thompsons and Sam stealthily sneak back into a game from Season 1, Spycraft! It's just so good (and Sam really wanted to do it), how could we not go back? Check out our interview with one of the game's creators that we posted las
On this episode of Credits Page, John sits down with Patrick Kapera, formerly of AEG and now co-leader of Crafty Games, to talk about the company and their beloved IP, Spycraft! Host: John Thompson Guest: Patrick Kapera Check out Crafty Games'
This episode, our team dives head-first into the horror property, Little Fears! Little Fears is the granddaddy of the "Bizarre Coming of Age" style games like Kids on Bikes or Tales from the Loop. Also, Passionerdly Podcasts is proud to have th
The team is back to talk about the fantasy RPG, Anima: Beyond Fantasy. Originally from Spain, this property combined anime and fantasy visulas to create a unique experience! PassionerdlyPassionerdly on FacebookTwitter: @passionerdlypds, @passio
This week, John sits down with Toby Strauss and talks about his current Kickstarter: Jinkies! His game is a fun RPG take on 70's cartoon mysteries using the Powered by the Apocalypse System. Host: John Thompson Special Guest: Toby Strauss Back
This week, John sits down with author James Robert Crews Wylder to talk about his recent release of “GoblinPunk” for Shotgun Angel Games. This new 30-page full-color module introduces the threat of steampunk goblins to the Pathfinder setting! H
This week on Tome Travelers, John talks with Craig Campbell of NerdBurger Games about the release of his award-winning Capers, a game of superpowers in the roaring 20’s! If you are interested in grabbing a copy of NerdBurger’s Capers, check it
In a special joint release from Tome Travelers and Go Fund This, John sits down with Stentor Danielson to talk about the game Laser Kittens which they designed with co-creator Cheyenne Grimes. They also discuss the current ongoing Kickstarter p
Guess what? Tome Travelers is back with its second season! For our first episode of 2019, John, Roxy, and Sam travel into the great Northeastern sprawl of Seattle for the alternate cyberpunk world of Shadowrun. Unlike other cyberpunk properties
In our season 1 finale, we open up Hero System 4th Edition. Touting itself as the “world’s best” RPG system, we discuss exactly how crunchy it is, as well as how long it may take someone to build a character completely from scratch. Is it reall
This week, John sits down with Jonathan G. Nelson of Adventureaweek.com to discuss his company and their current Kickstarter project, Adventure Omnibus!  Host: John Thompson Featuring: Jonathan G. Nelson Check out the Kickstarter: AAW Games' Ad
As we wind down Season 1 of Tome Travelers and Sam prepares to move out, we decided to dedicate the last two episodes of 2018 to the games he loves the most. This week, we break out all the books we own between us from Palladium’s Robotech RPG
(We had an audio-hiccough this episode, and our sound quality is not up to its normal standard. Still, we felt this was an episode that featured great commentary about a really solid property, and opted to release it. Thank you for listening, a
This week, we had a great time chatting with John Hambone McGuire from The Vintage RPG Podcast (and others) to discuss the German fantasy roleplaying powerhouse, The Dark Eye! We have quite a collection for the fifth edition of this long-runnin
Ethan Haas was right… Or so said a viral campaign in 2008 that referenced the writings and works of a prophet (Haas) who foretold a coming war. The campaign was launched to build intrigue around the release of Alpha Omega by Mindstorm Labs. In
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