Author

About the Author
Jim McClure is a business consultant by day and honorable samurai of Rokugan by night. A total obsession with the ideas and execution of storytelling drives his passion in the RPG world. Jim believes that tabletop RPGs are the highest from of art known to mankind and he desires to spread this message to the world. When not at a game table he is often found reading, writing stories, designing games, or practicing martial arts.

009: Talking with Michael

Michael, from the RPG Academy, takes some time and gets into some deeper tabletop subjects with Jim. Covering everything from how they got started in tabletop, challenges of running a podcast, and how life can affect, or be affected by tabletop.

008: Talking with Mark Richardson

Mark sits down with Jim as they talk through his brand new game, Headspace, the art of Co-GMing, how Mark got into tabletop and game development.

007: Talking with Chris Hussman

Chris, from the Fear the Boot podcast, takes some time to talk with Jim about gaming at conventions, evangelizing the hobby, and revisiting some notable past experiences.

006: Talking with Hamish

Hamish is a game designer from New Zealand. He sits down with Jim to talk about his game: The Sprawl. They also cover Hamish’s love of action movies, the Tunnel of Love, what it takes to put out a game, what it takes to get into gaming, and many other tabletop topics.

005: Talking with James D’Amato

James D’Amato, the host and co-creator of the OneShot Podcast and the Campaign Podcast, talks through a range of in-depth tabletop subjects with Jim.

004: Talking with Darcy Ross

Darcy Ross – an evolutionary biologist, snail aficionado, gamer and amateur mixologist – talks through all things tabletop with Jim. They cover the worlds of Numenera and Legend of the Five Rings as well as tactics for being a successful GM through development of story, environment and character.

003: Talking with Senda

Senda is half the duo that hosts She’s a Super Geek – a live play RPG podcast. Senda and Jim take some time to talk through quite a few tabletop topics starting with Senda’s love for playing a Kender, unique systems played in her podcast, the importance of ConTessa and the impact of celebrating an inclusive community, how podcasting revived her appreciation of games, and plenty more.

002: Talking with Kat Kuhl

Kat Kuhl is the host and GM of the Campaign Podcast. She takes time to sit down with Jim and talk all things tabletop. Their conversation covers a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: Watchman vs. Gundam Wing, the impact literature and storytelling has on her GM style, expressing emotion through tabletop role playing, and a full assortment of nerd hobbies.

001: Talking with Rich Howard

Rich Howard chats with Jim about how they got started in tabletop, Rich’s love for aquatic campaigns, their personal legacies, Tribality.com, and Rich’s incredible article: A Writer’s Guide to Roleplaying: Developing Character at the Table.

0. Our Introduction

Our introductory episode, listen as Jim tells us all why he’s excited to begin this journey into exploring the world of tabletop gaming.