I’m a Swedish gamer, and I have insight in what happens on the Swedish RPG scene, such as it is. Also, I learned some English in school, and thanks to that I can follow what’s going on in the US and UK. I can even play games from those areas. A little remains of the German I took fifteen or twenty years ago in school, so with some effort I can follow discussions on German forums, and even read a game or two if I take my time.
Swedish is also similar enough to Danish and Norwegian that I can follow discussions on internet forums in those countries without too much problem. But there it ends.
I know that RPGs are played in Poland, France, Italy, Japan, China, South America, French speaking parts of Canada and loads of other places, but I can’t really learn what’s going on there. And I want to know!
What games do they play? Have they taken up on the ‘indie wave’ of games like many gamers in my parts have done? Are they still playing traditional games? Do they have their own form of freeform gaming, different from the kind I see people play here where I live?
Also, I’m doing a podcast. Most of the episodes are in Swedish, but a few are in English. And they offer gamers from around the world a glimpse of what RP looks like in these parts. A very focused glimpse of what’s going on in my own immediate circles, true, but it’s something.
I’ve been thinking about recording episodes where I discuss role playing games with people from around the world. Glimpses into gaming in far away places. The discussions or interviews could cover anything related to the hobby, whatever you think is interesting is what I want to hear about.
Are you a gamer living in another country? Would you like to be a guest on my podcast? What would you like to talk about?
www.nordnordost.se/?tag=english-podcast-episode – Index of English language episodes of the Nordnordost podcast.