Speculate

is creating an Actual Play RPG show with speculative fiction professionals

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At this level, you have Greg's and Mike's most sincere thanks. Believe us when we say that every bit helps in supporting us as we bring you our unique blend of science fiction and fantasy podcasts to you.

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.

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At this level, you'll get access to some special episodes (two to three a year).

These episodes will cover topics like using skills from prose writing in RPGs, basics of performance for RPGs, and narrative construction in an improvisational environment.

Plus, you'll benefit from the milestones if we reach them.


The New Hotness

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At this level, you'll get access to additional special episodes (one to three a year).

These episodes will discuss new (or new to us) role-playing games that we're excited about. (What's hot on Kickstarter, what games we've gotten and can't wait to play, and how we're going to wrap our heads around whatever cool and weird high-concept game we've acquired most recently.)

You'll also get access to all of the previous tiers' rewards.

Plus, you'll also benefit from the milestones if we reach them.


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About

Welcome to Speculate 2.0 - Speculate is now an Actual Play RPG show with a rotating cast of SF/F professionals, including Maurice Broaddus, Jaym Gates, Brandon O'Brien, and many more!


“One of my must-listen podcasts.”
—Paul Weimer, SFSignal

Speculate! is a podcast run by Gregory A. Wilson and Michael R. Underwood, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show ran for seven years as a literature-focused show and has found new life as an Actual Play RPG show. 

If you're new to the show, check out the first episode of each of our one-shots so far:

Eberron - Double Immiscibility - DMed by Greg - with players Maurice Broaddus, Lauren Roy, Marie Bilodeau, and Mike

Blades in the Dark - The Gloaming - GMed by Mike - with players Brandon O'Brien, Valerie Valdes, Jaym Gates, and Greg

And our ongoing Blades in the Dark series "The Case of the Cindered Seal" - GMed by Brandon O'Brien and with players Jeoi Gawain Lin, Valerie Valdes, Iori Kusano, and our own Mike Underwood.



Each episode comprises part of a session and/or our Table Talk segments, where we reflect on the session out-of-character, discussing acting and narrative choices and the design of the game itself.

With the funding from Patreon, we've hired an editor to edit the episodes, which has allowed us to bring more of our high-quality content to you faster. Our actual play episodes are free and will remain so. We have special episodes locked for just backers, including discussions of new and upcoming games, theory and discussion about how to run and play better games, and more.

Please, take a look at the rewards and find one that appeals to you. We hope you like what we do, and we'd love to you have on the team!
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$47.46 of $75 per month
At this level, we'll be able to release more episodes per month, from keeping up with our live games to special episodes and more!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 41 exclusive posts
23
Audio releases
10
Images
11
Writings
2
Videos

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