Part 2 of our interview with actor, author, podcaster, and all around bard Alyson Grauer. You can listen to part 1 of her interview here.
Personal website: http://www.dreamstobecome.com
- Understanding the fundamentals of story structure is vital to good RPG gamemastering.
- This can be learned through examination of the media we consume.
- Roleplaying games offer some of the purest immersive potential. This can help creatives learn to imbue their work with the same sort of quality.
- Tabletop roleplaying has really expanded the diversity of its core audience
- Warda is Drew and Alyson’s current big project. It grew out of an impromptu worldbuilding conversation held while waiting in line for Disney World’s Haunted Mansion.
- Alyson was reluctant at first but the conversation grew and blossomed and turned into the project’s foundations.
- Two months later they ran a Fate RPG set in Warda, recording its audio. Alyson planned to take notes and write it up as a book later.
- The book wasn’t working, and James D’Amato from One Shot asked them if they’d be interested in doing livestream gaming on their Twitch channel.
- They decided to start a new Warda campaign for the stream. They’d been streaming Curiosities every week since.
- It blew up in a way that they never expected.
- The audio from the Changes has been released as a podcast.
- Interactivity has been key to Warda’s success, and is a powerful way to shape your creative efforts and engage with your fanbase.
- Drew and Alyson are moving to Florida, and have spent October wrapping up Warda with Glimpses, an anthology with different stories that bridge Winds of Change and Curiosities.
- Winds of Change will be released as a podcast when the patreon reaches the $300 milestone.
- They plan to recruit a new cast for further Warda podcasts in Florida.
- Final message: There’s no one way, no single right way, to do anything. Give yourself permission to break out of your box.