Curious about the mysteries in The Name of the Wind and the Kingkiller Chronicle? You’re not alone.
In today’s marathon Twitch stream to support Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders charity effort, the author confirmed plans for a regular podcast set in the world.
The news came in the second hour of the stream when special guest James D’Amato of the One Shot Podcast network came on. It was the success of a crowdfunding campaign that made the podcast possible.
Rothfuss has featured in shows like Critical Role, The Adventure Zone and Acquisitions Incorporated but doesn’t have a regular local game of his own. He candidly shared some of the difficulties in writing the next in the Kingkiller Chronicles. The regular RPG session, set in the world of Temerant, was touted as a solution.
With the Temerant RPG and the forthcoming podcasts, Patrick Rothfuss would be able to tell stories from his world in an environment that allows for more testing, flexibility and fewer consequences.
The first podcast, the one-shot, will probably use the “No Dice, No Masters” system.
Rothfuss suggested Genesys has a possible RPG system for the ongoing games that’ll follow the one-shot.
Will we learn Kingkiller secrets?
It’s doubtful that Patrick Rothfuss will spoil his own books.
However, James D’Amato suggested that the podcast could give voice to Temerant characters we haven’t heard much from yet, Rothfuss did not disagree.
D’Amato also encouraged Rothfuss to be willing and able to jump in with extra details to flesh out the world, provided it was appropriate for us to know. Rothfuss agreed.
The Temerant RPG podcast might also be presented in anthology series rather than an ongoing campaign. In other words, the gamers would change characters frequently and explore different parts (and perhaps even different times) in Temerant.
Rothfuss has played in Temerant games before, run by players. He’s already proven to himself he can cope when GMs get the details wrong, tackling the urge to correct them.
You can watch a reply of the stream section on video on demand in Twitch.
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