I hope you are safe and well during this December break. Maybe you are playing your favorite games with your loved ones, taking some time to delve into a solo RPG or book, or whatever cool thing you do, or binging heartwarming podcasts.
I’m doing a lot of scheduling, editing, and preparing the next episodes of The Lost Bay Podcast (and by the way, the latest episode is with zine publisher L.F. OSR, he talks about crafting zines, and navigating the supply chain crisis). I’m also working on my RPG zine projects too. My 9-5 job situation is kind of meh, because of the pandemic, so I’ve decided to invest more time and energy in my TTRPG activities, more podcast content, and more zines. It’s been really a great experience to stumble across the indie TTRPG space. I really dig this community.
Speaking of which, I’ve recently started a new set of community channels in my Discord server for podcasters. I’m trying to build a space where podcasters can exchange tips, talk, and support each other. There are mainly TTRPG folks for now, the community is in its infancy, but I’m trying to open the server to other nerdy/geeky/artsy-related podcasts. This has been the opportunity to listen and discover a lot of new shows. Actually I’m going to recommend some of them in this newsletter, but before that, I’d like to ask: If you are a podcaster yourself, or you know indie podcasters whose work you love, and you think they would be a good addition to the community, drop me a line. My email is email@example.com I’m particularly interested in welcoming folks for underrepresented communities, or regions.
So, here are two cool podcasts I’ve discovered recently:
Long arm Stapler
a podcast on zines, not TTRPG zines, just zines, making, crafting, printing and distributing them, going to IRL or online zine fests. It has been recommended to me on the zinecrisis server. A good entry point to the show is S2E2: Girls, on Film, a talk with the creators of a zine about 80s movies!!!
a podcast from Argentina, spoken in LATAM Spanish. The hosts do reviews of OSR/Indie games, followed by super short Actual Play sessions, which is a great formula. Their latest episode on Orbital Blues is super fun, and listening to Rioplatense Spanish (the variety of Spanish Spoken in Argentina) is pretty cool.
I warmly wish you the best end of 2021 and the best start of 2022.