The Bear's Grove

This is the blog for the podcast called "The Bear's Grove" by Sam Chupp. Sam holds forth on roleplaying game design, writing, running and playing with special focus on kids & RPG advocacy, romantic roleplaying, and other storytelling-focused aspects of RPGs.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Bear's Grove Promo

A one minute, 30 second promo for you!

The Bear's Grove Promo

Distribute as needed. Once again the music underneath the voice is "Forest in the Morning" by Fumitaki Anzai.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Bear's Grove #3: Rant, Kids, Love & Marriage!

I am pleased to announce the release of The Bear's Grove podcast #3.

This podcast contains:

1.) A rant about older gamers who just "don't have the time" to play RPGs anymore.
2.) How and when to get kids involved with RPGs
3.) How to accomodate a new player into a regular RPG session.
4.) What wonderful drama can arise through such romantic-related things as marriage, childbirth, parenthood, and family?


Music Notes:

Lorena Mire, "Movies in my Head"

Olivia Greer, "Rhyme & Reason"

Don't Harrass Betty, "I-95"

Vincent Van Go Go, "Just Add Beans"

Fumitaka Anzai, "Forest in the Morning"

Jessica King, "She Rests Her Head"

My Odeo Channel (odeo/151b315dbebcb604)

Sunday, September 18, 2005

A Surprise Update! Podcast #2!

I'm just as surprised as you are.

The next edition of The Bear's Grove podcast is now up.

Special thanks to our new iTunes listeners and to Liberated Syndication for hosting me!


Music used in this program:

"Fly, Fly, Fly" by Adrina Thorpe

"Forest in the Morning" by Fumitaka Anzai

DJ AKid's Love Mission 1.0

"Aerstream" by

"The Kite Song" by The Egerton Boyz

If you are interested in becoming a Knight of Thespis, please email me at bearsgrove at gmail dot com with the statement,

"I hereby swear or affirm to uphold the spirit and the letter of the Good Gamer's Manifesto!"

And you're in. It's that easy.

Friday, September 16, 2005

My first podcast - The Bear's Grove #1!

Here it is in all its geeky glory:

Issue Number One

Show Notes:

A shout-out to my favorite podcasts:

Mur Lafferty's Geek Fu Action Grip & I Should Be Writing
Patrick McClean's The Seanachai
Steve Eley's Escape Pod

Look 'em up on Podcast Pickle or Podcast Alley, or search them out in iTunes - they're great.

The music from this episode of The Bear's Grove is from a band called Trespass, a song called Forest Bird Fantasy