The List

So what, exactly, is on this mysterious list when one of the Glitter Dice Podcast hosts rolls the d20 to choose the topic for each episode? People have been asking, so we’ve decided to give you a little hit regarding the possible topics we might be discussing each month. The list is numbered 1 - 20, and when a topic is discussed on the show, a new topic is added from a section of alternates for the next month. The list in its current form looks something like this:

  1. Design a game in 30 minutes or less

  2. Favorite video game heroines

  3. Geek hierarchy in gaming

  4. Blockbuster games, cost and accessibility

  5. The rise of mobile gaming

  6. GM styles; how much planning is necessary

  7. Safety tools in roleplaying games

  8. Gaming and depictions of violence

  9. Things you love and hate in larp

  10. Urban fantasy themes in games

  11. Larp costuming on a budget

  12. Leaving the dice behind in tabletop RPGs

  13. Larp vs. immersive theater, similarities and differences

  14. Platform wars and console exclusives

  15. Childhood gaming (all aboard the nostalgia train)

  16. The rising popularity of actual play games

  17. Things you’re “over” in gaming

  18. Welcoming new players to the hobby

  19. Augmented reality, ARGs and digital larping

  20. Downtime and between game roleplay

Alternates:

- Real world cultures in games

- Feminist backlash in gaming spaces