Why I Like Saving Throw – by Tyler Rhoades

March 14, 2014 Tyler Rhoades 1614 No Comments

Role playing games are hard. Playing any RPG requires several important things:

  • time — each session will easily take up an entire night, and a regular weekly game is required to get anything done because only a little bit can be accomplished in a few hours
  • effort — if you want to know how to play a game, you will have to read…and read…and read…and even then you’re only really going understand a fraction of what you’ve just read
  • patience — for exactly those two reasons given above; very little can be accomplished in a single night, and most of the night is spent reading what you’ve written
  • like-minded friends — you may have a lot of friends, or only a few close friends, but cobbling a group of 3 or 4 individuals to play an RPG can be tremendously difficult

I think there are a large number of people who are interested in RPGs, but there is no viewer-friendly place for them to cultivate that curiosity. Some people may just be casually wondering how RPGs work. Some might actually play the game, if they could just figure out how. Some of them might have played at one time, but are rusty. Some of them might play regularly and just want to watch someone else play for a change.

That’s why Saving Throw exists. The idea is to create a visually interesting, viewer-friendly show that will educate the casual fan, and (hopefully) entertain the hardened grognard. Learning how to play an RPG is intimidating, and complicating that is the fact that RPG players can be intimidating. What we at Saving Throw are saying is, “Hey, don’t be afraid! This is fun!”

On top of that, we’re not just a “teaching” show. In addition to our tutorial episodes we’ll be showing actual gameplay from our weekly sessions, which should be as entertaining as they are informative.

It’s a tall order, sure, but I think we’re up to the task. This Kickstarter campaign will help us immensely, and will allow us to generate the content that we want to bring you. Click this link right here. Thanks for your support.

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