About Tabletop Micdrop
We want to share our passion for the TTRPG audio medium, introduce folks to new shows, and explore the RPG podcast industry together.
At the time of this writing, there are over 300 active tabletop roleplaying game podcasts listed on the RPG podcast directory, RPG Casts. Tabletop Micdrop is a place to explore the medium together.
Tabletop Micdrop seeks to highlight marginalized and generally under-represented creators and creations and explore how the tabletop roleplaying game podcast medium is different than the more mainstream podcast industry and audio medium.
Who we are
Tabletop Micdrop is in its infancy, and is currently made by three folks (Tess, Therin, and Maths) that simply love the tabletop roleplaying game industry, and especially love podcasts that use or talk about RPGs.
Tess Cocchio (she/her) is the founder and lead editor of Tabletop Micdrop. She’s been active in the RPG podcasting community for several years, starting with the launch of RPG podcasting directory, RPG Casts, in 2016. She was a previous co-host on Tales from The Hydian Way, a podcast dealing with story-based roleplaying in the FFG Star Wars system, host of I Am Hear, conversational podcast that focuses on the guest and their experiences with RPGs and the RPG community, and player on the now-ended actual play Mouse Guardians. In 2018, she successfully founded and launched International Podcast Month, a collaborative event, now in its third year, where podcasters come together to create unique episodes that are released throughout the month of September on the IPM RSS feed.
Therin Stapp (she/her/they/them) is co-editor of the Tabletop Micdrop publication. They are co-founder of The Orc Zone, a home to adventurous projects such as Interference, an audio fiction paranormal romance, Legends of Chel, a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual-play podcast, set in the same universe as Interference, and the Ace Audio Archive, a podcast on the topic of asexuality, aromanticism, and all parts of the ace spectrum. She is a cast member of Roll Like A Girl, an actual play Dungeons and Dragons 5e podcast.They are also an organizational team member for International Podcast Month.
Maths (or Matthi) Grelli (he/him) is co-editor of the Tabletop Micdrop newsletter, and has been active in the RPG community as web developer and graphic designer for RPG Casts, International Podcast Month, and I Am Hear.
Writers for Tabletop Micdrop include the aforementioned as well as Megan Tolentino (she/her), Emily Buza (she/her), and Michelle Nickolaisen (they/them). Parties interested in writing for Tabletop Micdrop can find more information here.
Inspired by similar acknowledgements by Stormfire Productions, Passer Vulpes Productions, the University of Alberta, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
To acknowledge traditional territories of Indigenous peoples is to recognize the long history of Canada and its First Peoples. This acknowledgement recognizes the colonization and establishment of European colonies, as well as its significance for the Indigenous peoples who lived and continue to live upon their territory.
Tabletop Micdrop respectfully acknowledges that it is created on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands, meeting grounds, and home of Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others.
Tabletop Micdrop respects the histories, languages, and cultures of all First Peoples of Canada. Their practices, spiritualities, and relationships were tied to this traditional land and continue to be. We pay respects to their elders, past and present, and all Indigenous peoples.
This is only a small part of cultivating strong relationships with the First Peoples of Canada. Tabletop Micdrop is committed to forge real understanding of the larger context and challenging the legacies of colonialism, including the ongoing colonization and erasure.
Tabletop Micdrop stands with the Wet’suwet’en people and the current ongoing crisis and stand witness as Government of Canada openly violates laws against Wet’suwet’en and Indigenous peoples of Canada. You can read more about Wet’suwet’en and how to show your support here.
Tabletop Micdrop is a publication about tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs), storytelling, and the RPG podcast industry. We want to share our passion for the TTRPG audio medium, introduce folks to new shows, and explore the RPG podcast industry together.
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