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10 roleplayers to watch on YouTube

Kim from RPRepository

Gorgeous Kim, the creator and site admin of RPRepository often uploads videos for her community like the “Epic Anniversary Adventure”, created using 3D animation software, and voiced by her members. You can see Kim herself do wacky things like stick her face in a cake (no joke!), or even bellydance for the Geek & Sundry vlogger contest.

Johnn Four

Johnn from the RoleplayingTips website has a YouTube channel where he interviews various roleplayers. Tbh it’s mostly about tabletop roleplay, but there’s a big crossover into play-by-post gaming, and I’ve found some of his interviews really interesting as they talk about some of the same problems faced with both types of roleplaying, like managing players, telling stories, and getting players to join in.

Here Johnn is chatting with Ed Healy, an RPG podcaster about RPG advertising and some other stuff.

Starbase 118 podcast

The Star Trek club Starbase 118 release a regular podcast about their club on YouTube, which includes news about their games, and also a reading of a featured story. Here’s their first episode:

Onion’s OngoingWorlds screencasts

Damn, you’ve caught me doing some self promotion! But yes, I’ve been recording screencasts to show useful functionality of OngoingWorlds. Starting at the most basic, to teach non-members how to use OngoingWorlds, and to show how easy it is. Here’s an example:

You can watch all the screencasts here.

Blue Dwarf story podcast

Like Starbase 118 above, this is another podcast about a game, but Blue Dwarf record the game’s story posts. Every single one, allowing you to listen to the story unfold over many (eventually hundreds) of podcasts.

You can listen to the Blue Dwarf’s story podcasts on YouTube here, although these are usually a bit behind the actual audio podcast feed which you’ll find here:

If your roleplaying game or community posts videos to YouTube, or you know of any that do, but aren’t listed here. Let us know! 

  • Alex

    Oh what’s he like? He’s forgotten to mention you can get Blue Dwarf’s podcast on iTunes (just search “Blue Dwarf”). The YouTube way of listening is the alternative/spare way to listen if you don’t use iTunes or feeds (which the majority of people seem to).

    • Alex

      PS. Onion’s screencasts are wicked. *Recommend*

      • Thanks for saying you like them! Tbh I barely get any feedback about them, I wasn’t even sure if anyone was watching or found them useful!!

        BTW did you like the bit after the end credits here?

        It was a few weeks ago before the heatwave started, & I was surprised to see the sun!

        • Alex

          Hehehe yes that bit made me laugh 😀 Unexpected bonus material!

    • Cheers dude for mentioning iTunes, yep I do sometimes forget, because it’s not easy to link to iTunes directly, although you can follow this link but not sure how it works for non iPhone people

      • Alex

        Hey that link takes you to a good page.

  • RP Repository

    Hey, this is Kim! Thanks so much for posting about me! I’m intensely flattered.

    I wanted to share some useful links — I don’t know if you meant to post the last episode of the anniversary series, but this is the full movie: I’m at the beginning, middle and end. 😉 It makes much more sense in order. And if you like that video, the director and animator (and fellow RPer) actually produces an original sci-fi series in which I voice a character:

    The bellydancing video didn’t actually go into the RPR’s youtube account since it wasn’t for the RPR specifically, but even though I didn’t win G&S’ vlogger contest my dance entry remains online here: I though someone might go looking for it and be disappointed when they couldn’t find it on the RPR’s youtube. 🙂