Cumberland Games & Diversions

Bonus: Q&A with S. John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions

Show Notes:

To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews renowned game designer S. John Ross, of Cumberland Games & Diversions. With an illustrious writing career spanning over 30 years, S. John is probably best known for his work ‘Uresia: Grave of Heaven’, an anime-inspired fantasy world setting and ‘RISUS: The Anything RPG’, a rules-light role-playing game for handy spur-of-the-moment one-shots and rapid character creation.

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:09

  • Q&A start: 00:01:22

  • Outro: 00:41:59

S. John’s work

S. John’s RPG recommendations

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

Q&A guest was S. John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions.

The additional music in this episode was 'Aimless Amos' by Rondo Brothers.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram (@WAIR_Podcast) for the latest news on episodes.

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Episode #22: Risus: The Anything RPG Pt. 2

Show Notes:

This week, Fiona is joined by Claire for 'Risus: The Anything RPG' by S John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions.

For some, Risus is a handy “emergency” RPG for spur-of-the-moment one-shots and rapid character creation. For others, it’s a reliable campaign system supporting years of play. No matter what you think it is, there's no wrong way to play. Find more information about ‘Risus: The Anything RPG’ on the Cumberland Games & Diversions website: https://rolltop-indigo.blogspot.com/.

Content warning: Mild horror/terror themes, car accident, possible suicide, death.

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:10

  • Recap and gameplay overview: 00:00:34

  • Restart of 'Risus: The Anything RPG' one-shot: 00:02:28

  • Outro and credits: 00:57:49

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s player was Claire Jarvis.

This episode’s RPG one-shot was 'Risus: The Anything RPG' by S John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions.

The theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

The additional music in this episode was ‘They can feel you’ by Hainbach.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram (@WAIR_Podcast) for the latest news on episodes.

#AdventurersNeedNotApply

Episode #21: Risus: The Anything RPG Pt. 1

Show Notes:

This week, Fiona is joined by Claire for 'Risus: The Anything RPG' by S John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions.

For some, Risus is a handy “emergency” RPG for spur-of-the-moment one-shots and rapid character creation. For others, it’s a reliable campaign system supporting years of play. No matter what you think it is, there's no wrong way to play. Find more information about ‘Risus: The Anything RPG’ on the Cumberland Games & Diversions website: https://rolltop-indigo.blogspot.com/.

Content warning: Mild horror/terror themes, car accident, possible suicide, death.

Timestamps:

  • Intro: 00:00:10

  • Gameplay overview: 00:01:16

  • Start of 'Risus: The Anything RPG' one-shot: 00:03:21

  • Outro and credits: 00:53:43

Credits

The 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast was created, recorded and edited by Fiona Howat.

The WAIR logo was created by Fiona Howat.

This episode’s player was Claire Jarvis.

This episode’s RPG one-shot was 'Risus: The Anything RPG' by S John Ross of Cumberland Games & Diversions.

The theme music was '8-bit march' by Twin Musicom (twinmusicom.org), licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 License.

The additional music in this episode was ‘They can feel you’ by Hainbach.

If you want to find out more about the podcast, check out the 'What Am I Rolling?' podcast website: www.WAIRpodcast.com.

Fancy getting in touch? Email the podcast at whatamIrollingpodcast[@]gmail.com.

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram (@WAIR_Podcast) for the latest news on episodes.

#AdventurersNeedNotApply