Riverhouse Games started with the podcast The Leviathan Files, a Mass Effect D20 Actual Play. From there we’ve branched out into other games and shows like From The Jackals To The Shepherds (a weekly The Quiet Year podcast), Game Closet (a queer/LGBT+ RPG chat show), and Apple Bottom V: A Podcast Loosely Based On The Minnesota Vikings (it’s football, folks).
Listed below are links to each of our shows, along with a short description. Shows that are marked Active are ongoing, with updates happening to their feeds. Shows that are listed as Off-Season are having short breaks but content will continue in the near future. Shows that are Ended are over, but you can still listen to the back catalog and enjoy!
Game Closet (Active)
An informal chat show with all sorts of awesome queer & LGBT+ tabletop roleplaying folks. I talk to game designers, podcasters, community organizers and more to explore the queer community within tabletop roleplaying. It’s a heartwarming way to connect to folks you may not have heard of and learn more about how games can help foster growth and empower queer gamers.
Apple Bottom V: A Podcast Loosely Based On The Minnesota Vikings (Off-Season)
That’s right, it’s football baybeeee! Dan & Taylor watch the popular American Football television show, The Minnesota Vikings, and provide weekly commentary on each episode. We’ve got it all: bad mustaches, cursed paintings, and all the twists and turns of the season.
From The Jackals To The Shepherds (Ended)
For a long time, we were at war with the Jackals. But now we’ve driven them off and are left with this – a year of relative peace.
A small community in a cursed wood build themselves back after a devastating war, only to find monsters and magic in the forest. This actual play of Avery Alder’s The Quiet Year takes place one week at a time and turns the map-making game into a poetic exercise in creation.
The Leviathan Files (Ended)
The first ever Riverhouse Games production, The Leviathan Files is a Mass Effect D20 Actual Play following a galactic conspiracy and alien horror. In the year 2186, Commander Sela Shepard activated the Crucible over planet Earth, destroying the Reaper threat to galactic life. Five years of reconstruction later, and a new threat looms on the horizon. Documents detailing the origin of the reapers and citing the technological gains discovered by Cerberus fanatics have gone missing just as a rise in political pressure from a joint alliance of Batarian, Vorcha, and Yahg threatens to disrupt Council programs to reconnect the Mass Relays which greatly facilitate galactic travel. To those with sufficient clearance to access them, these documents are known simply as… The Leviathan Files.