The World of RPGs

Moritz Botts
This podcast is about tabletop role-playing games around the world. In every episode, I interview RPG enthusiasts and professionals from a non-English speaking country about what games they play, what unique RPGs exist in their country, and how new people get into the hobby. Interviewees include regular gamers, club organizers, game shop owners, creators of actual play videos, RPG authors, and gaming studios. While some places are known for their large role-playing scene and have a lot of local RPG systems, other regions of the world have smaller scenes and might not even have a single RPG in the local language. Every regular episode ends with a teaser for the next country – an excerpt from an actual play recording in that country’s language.
The aim of this podcast is to broaden our horizon and find out about RPGs from all over the world. Enjoy!

In the first episode of the "second season" of The World of RPGs, we cover three Arab Gulf States - Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. We talk about how to present Western Asian inspired cultures respectfully in RPGs and how to translate monster names that have no equivalent in Arabic.

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Episode 03 - Greece

2022-08-19 73 min

We end our short trip through the role-playing scene in South-Eastern Europe with the land that brought us such words as mythic and fantasy. Will this also b...

Episode 02 - Croatia

2022-08-05 71 min

In Episode 2, I interview five Croatian role-players, including an actual play creator and authors of games in English and Croatian.

Episode B1 - Na Onya Svyat

Bonus Episode

2022-08-05 42 min

In this first bonus episode, the author of the Bulgarian RPG "Na Onya Svyat" gives a detailed description of his game.