What is Roleplay Retcon?

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We’re a podcast that remakes the movies that let you down.

We use a variety of roleplaying and storytelling games to make each movie into a mini-series. Each series has a new guest star, a new featured indie musical artist on the soundtrack, and a new game to play. We also crack many wises.

You can start with any movie you want; no need to go all the way back to the beginning (in fact, we recommend it)!

Each series starts with “Rookie Camp,” where we go over the basics of the game we’re playing and talk about why we’re remaking that particular movie. Each series ends with “Rehash,” a retrospective episode where we stack our remake up against the original movie.

Our remakes are all different sizes; some are a single episode, while our longest remake clocks in at a dozen, not counting Rookie Camp and Rehash.

Core Cast

Roleplay Retcon was created by three friends: Jensie, Alex, and Ben. They team up with their friends, family, and some other special guests to make the magic happen. Since most roleplaying games require a Game Master (GM) to run things, the core cast rotates this duty, becoming that movie’s “Director.”

Ben’s a professional writer, Jensie’s a theatre director and drama teacher, and Alex has experience with over a dozen game systems, not even counting the ones we use on the show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be on the show?
Maybe! We occasionally hold auditions on Social Media to be a guest star on a series, but if you feel like you’d be a good fit in general, email us at friends@roleplayretcon.com.

Each series also features music by an indie band, composer, singer, etc. We purchase all music we use, but we don’t have the money to pay licensing fees, usually. If that sounds like a good deal, then you should email us!

I made a game. Will you play it?
We can’t promise we’ll play it on the show, but we want to hear from you! If you send us a game, we’ll thank you in a mid-roll break no matter what.

How do you decide what movies to remake?
We don’t have a specific set of criteria, but we also don’t just go with our guts. Sometimes it’s if a movie lost a lot of money (often a sign of audience rejection), received poor critical reception, or just has a reputation for being disappointing. These criteria aren’t always applied the same way: For example, the 1994 live-action Super Mario Bros. movie was a critical and commercial failure at the time, but it has since become a cult classic; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made a bunch of money and has 78% on Rotten tomatoes, but of course has a reputation for being reviled. So, our rule of thumb is to justify the remake with real data and not just because we don’t personally like the movie, even if that justification isn’t consistent from movie to movie.