What Were We Talking About? Oh Right, Your New Favorite TTRPG Show.

A bite-sized serving of actual play content, with a healthy side of shenanigans.

What Were We Talking About? Oh Right, Your New Favorite TTRPG Show.
This is a community submitted press release.

Roll for Distraction is a TTRPG actual play show featuring six IRL friends who decided to start documenting their escapades during the covid pandemic, when they were forced to play remotely. While the adventures began with Dungeons & Dragons, the show was completely reformatted after the OGL fiasco. Rather than continuing their D&D games, the group shifted its focus to instead be about discovering what else is out there, with short campaigns of about 10 episodes each.

They started with a Cyberpunk RED campaign titled The Family Jewels, which followed a family planning a heist against their greedy corpo grandfather. Then they played a Lancer campaign titled The Lost Colony, which was a runaway success that got their YouTube channel from under 300 subscribers to over 1000 in about a month. They’re currently playing a game of Monster of the Week titled The Devil You Know, which follows college students in New Jersey hunting (and being hunted by) the Jersey Devil.

Seasons run for around 10 episodes, and each episode is edited to be about 1 hour in length, so the time investment is only about that of a season of a typical streaming show. Episodes come out every other Friday at 10:00 AM EST, on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podbean. YouTube members can gain access to new episodes 24 hours early. The show’s guiding mantra is “unprofessional gameplay, presented professionally”, meaning that while they keep all the puns, toilet humor, and distractions in the edit, they still make sure to create a pleasant audio-visual experience and tell a good story. The show is produced and edited by one-man-band Alex Vigna, who is also a player or GM on the show depending on the season.