Check out these podcasts, live streams, reviews, and interviews!
Can players and GMs get more from their sessions with improv tools? Craig sits down with Karen and Sean Nittner to discuss the new Improv for Gamers Second Edition, and why Evil Hat is using Gamefound as their crowdfunding platform.
Dan and Paul interview Karen to talk about improv and how using tools from that field are essential to a great D&D game.
+1 Prestige Class
Tony and Karen talk about improv in RPGs, improv, and life, along with the upcoming Second Edition.
Rev and Karen open an episode of The Critshow talking about all the changes in Second Edition.
Karen joins Rach and Rich on +1 Forward to talk about Second Edition and the importance of strong relationships between PCs. They even play a few games from the book!
The Redacted Files
Aser and Megan chat with Karen on The Redacted Files about what’s new in Improv for Gamers Second Edition.
Dragon Talk: How to DM
Karen and Shelly Mazzanoble chat on Dragon Talk about what DMs can learn from improv and how they can bring it to their table.
Tea Talk: Improve with Improv
A very festive tea talk with The Anxious DM about improv, gaming, and editing.
Keep the Game Moving
Ezra Denney and Karen chat about how improv makes you a better GM, safety and respect tools at the table, and the magic behind running Powered by the Apocalypse games.
Mansalva de Rol: Interview
Karen joins a special episode of the Mansalva de Rol podcast to chat about her favorite improv exercises, thoughts on the theory crossover between improv and gaming, and how things have changed as both hobbies moved online. Be sure to check out their 8-part series of playing through exercises in the book and adapting them for their own settings and characters!
Metatopia 2020: Celebrate Failure
Karen joins Jay Treat to discuss how improv can help you overcome your fear of failure, and how the “fail forward” mindset applies to games, game design, and collaborative play. Featuring audience participation from special guests!
Ludology: Improv-ing Games
Karen chats with Emma Larkins and Gil Hova on an episode of Ludology about straddling of the worlds of gaming and improv, how it led her to write the book Improv for Gamers, and what gaming and improv can learn from each other.
Cannibal Halfling Gaming
Seamus Conneely of Cannibal Halfling Gaming combines a conversation with Karen and a review of the book, touching upon the origins of the workshops, the book’s design process, and what’s next for Improv for Gamers.
The Redacted Files
Aser Tolentino from The Redacted Files gives an excellent review of the book and its usefulness for roleplayers of all types.
Plot Points Podcast
Karen and Ben Riggs chat in an episode of Plot Points Podcast about how the games they played changed over the years, the great debate over “play acting,” and the first time they each embarrassed themselves in front of someone famous. Click over to the Plot Points website to check it out!
That DnD Podcast
That DnD Podcast featured Improv for Gamers in two episodes! First up was an interview with Erin Castillo, Renee Doiron, Zach Cullimore, and Karen Twelves, talking about the development of the workshops and the book, and some of the shared theories of play in improv and gaming.
Karen joined the DnD Podcast folks again to put theory into action and play some improv!
The Critshow Podcast
Rev and Tass of The Critshow chat at the end of Episode 55 about Improv for Gamers and what insights they had as fellow dual-classed improvisor-gamers. Check it out:
Gaming with Gage: Sean Nittner
Sean Nittner from Evil Hat sits down with Gage Verronneau to chat about the publishing process and current projects. Check out the discussion of Improv for Gamers starting at 26:33!
The Gauntlet Podcast
Lovely chat with Jason Cordova on The Gauntlet podcast about improv, performative play and creativity, capped off with what is currently bringing us joy!
She’s a Super Geek
Mia and Karen joined Senda and Andi from She’s a Super Geek to talk about improv, how the workshops developed, and play some fun games!
Gnome Stew provides a comprehensive review of our book and what readers can expect to learn from it.
The Anxious Gamer
An insightful review by Eleanor Hingley, with thoughts on how to expand and customize improv for tabletop groups!
Once Upon a Game
Eric Vulgaris featured Improv for Gamers on Once Upon a Game. We played some fun and silly improv, and also stretched our repertoire of character voices.
Twitch Stream with Ash McAllan
Fun times were had playing some improv games on Twitch, hosted by Ash McAllan, and talking about what we all can take away from it to apply to our roleplaying experiences.
Review: Improv for Gamers
A comprehensive review from Brazillian reader, Fábio Emilio Costa.
Five or So Questions on Improv for Gamers
We answered Five or So Questions with Brie Beau Sheldon about the workshops, the book, and what a gamer can take away from an improv class.
Have a listen to a lovely chat between Karen Twelves and Alex Roberts about performance, play, and the importance of trust on Backstory.
Super Geeked Up
Jeff, Francis, and Karen discover the hidden secrets of Ewoks and anteaters while playing Animal Secrets! Check that out and more geeky improv fun in this special episode of Super Geeked Up!