The holiday season is in full swing, which means you might be traveling to see loved ones. Or maybe you’re looking for a way to ignore those family members and want an escapism to a galaxy far, far away. Regardless of reason, if you’re looking for a way to pass time with excellent storytelling, lovable characters, and happen to be in a universe you love, do I have the article for you!
Thanks to shows like Critical Role and Dimension 20, tabletop role-playing games (TTRPG) are more popular than ever before. It allows people to come together to share an adventure with characters they love. This kind of storytelling has become a fun form of podcasting. So many fantastic shows are out there mixing TTRPG and Star Wars.
Here are 5 Star Wars TTRPG podcasts to help get you through the holidays.
The Hydian Way
Three years into their show, The Hydian Way has plenty of content to jump into. They have four seasons of storytelling under their belt. Their website has each season broken down with its own unique feed too that focuses on the story. They also have behind-the-scenes discussions of their show too, which are always fun.
Since 2015, Redemption Productions has brought fans journeys from all across the galaxy in one of the longest-running TTRPG Star Wars podcasts. From stopping slavers to saving senators and even having run-ins with baddies like Count Dooku, the crew Krallet’s Fang has something for everyone to enjoy.
For Light and Dice
Set in the High Republic era, For Light and Dice features a ragtag group trying to survive through the events of the novels. The nice thing about the series is you don’t have to know anything about the High Republic. You don’t even have to know about Star Wars as one of the droid characters is learning about the galaxy. It’s funny, dramatic, well-edited, and a really great time.
NRPR: New Republic Radio
The sad thing is that NRPR: New Republic Radio isn’t running anymore, but that doesn’t make it any less of a great show. The anthology style makes it easy to jump in at any point. It focuses on everyday people trying to rebuild their lives in the wake of the Empire’s demise. This is a show not to be missed.
Lessons and Lightsabers
With the Clone Wars looming on the horizon, Lessons and Lightsabers follow the lives of three Jedi padawans in training for an unknown future. The show just came back from a hiatus for the latest season, so now is the perfect time to jump in.