Ron Leota of Ostari Games and Attention Span Games has now made the foolish choice in having Steve from Dying of Exposure as his permanent cohost on the podcast series, The Roles We Play. Ron comes from a world of independent tabletop and LARP development (which he has done via Leota Role-Playing for nearly the last decade) and a world of podcasting (NW Nerdcast for several years in several iterations). He plays tabletop, live action, and video game style roleplaying games and the series, the Roles We Play, dives into the specifics of what makes gaming worth losing yourself in. Steve Kelsey, while not a LARPer, has spent his life playing RPGs both digital and of the table variety and enjoys a good conversation about the aspects of entertainment culture that include immersion and escapism. In the 9th episode in this series, Ron and Steve talk shop on why tabletop games are on the rise, year after year, earning more money and publishing more games. Digital versions of these games to play together and online have taken that space by storm, but why? Why do we gather 'round the table? We find out with a bit of research and a bit of conversation. This video series is simply a recording, with minimal editing, of Ron and Steve as they record the podcast. Watch it here, listen to it on podbean, or go to the podcast delivery system of your choice and follow us there. Episodes will go up on the first and the 15th of every month. Oh, and check out the links below: Listen to the Podcast at: The Roles We Play - https://therolesweplay.podbean.com/ Find More Ron at: Ostari Games - https://www.ostarigames.org/ Attention Span Games - https://indiprogames.com/attention-span-games Leota Role-Playing - https://www.facebook.com/leotaroleplaying Find More Steve at: Dying of Exposure - https://www.dyingofexposure.com Steve (Nerdcore Hip Hop) - https://www.iheartsteve.com Steve (More Nerdcore) - https://www.deathstarhiphop.com Remember to like and subscribe to the youtube channel for Dying Of Exposure here, or follow us on social media (Facebook/Twitter/etc) @dyingofexposure.