On A Roll

The On A Roll podcast focuses on better storytelling, better playing and better community through the belief that the only way to win an RPG is to have fun, so Ryan, Carie and Jason are sharing their experiences to help you spend more time winning! Join the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite as they talk about tabletop gaming, LARPing, MUSHing and keeping your investment in check. Join us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/groups/onarollpodcast) and let us know your thoughts on the show, gaming and having more fun! If you like the show, help support our production and keep us going by supporting On A Roll on Patreon. (http://patreon.com/onarollpodcast)


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h2m. Bisher sind 49 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich


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