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This episode I had the pleasure of hosting the founder of Paladin Roleplaying, Neil, to discuss running a TTRPG business. We talk about how the grassroots explosion has impacted the hobby, and what the future might now hold; will it go the same way as F2P, microtransaction-laden video games? Neil shares with several pearls of wisdom gained from running a business and four separate Kickstarters - we even have some world exclusive news about their next project! D&D fans, you had better listen! Finally, one aspect often undercooked in games is managing a business, despite the often mercantile nature of most settings. We workshop fun and interesting ways to bring this element into your games, one of which is cribbing from Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay where classes are known as careers, enabling rich RP opportunities! Listeners can use the code THINKCRIT15 at for 15% off your whole cart! Huge thank you to Neil and all at Paladin. 04:50 - The Changing Nature of TTRPGs 16:16 - Starting a TTRPG Business 26:27 - The Kickstarter Experience 36:26 - Thinking Critically Exclusive! 38:07 - Systems for Running Businesses Find Neil on: Paladin Roleplaying: Paladin Roleplaying Dice Club: Instagram: Facebook: DriveThruRPG: Find me on: Website: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube: Patreon: Ko-fi: References: Grant Howitt at Rowan, Rook & Decard 'Symbaroum' by Free League Publishing 'Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale' Patrons: Matt Street @mpstreet88: Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod This episode was not sponsored or supported in any way.
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