tl;dr There are thousands of role-playing game systems available to groups who want to do an actual-play podcast. Which ones work best?
So you heard about an actual-play RPG podcast from a friend, and you want to try it out. You download it from iTunes or on RSS. Now… how do you get started?
Making actual-play RPG podcasts is hard — really hard. So it’s kind of incredible that GMs and players keep putting the same bad habits between themselves and success. Here’s a list of some of the most glaring mistakes that AP podcasts make, and some suggestions for how to fix them.