The Shared Language of Pro Wrestling & Tabletop RPGs

Though they may seem initially very different, there’s a tremendous overlap in how professional wrestling, professional wrestling audiences, and tabletop RPG game groups collaboratively tell a story together, moment to moment. What can we as tabletop gamers learn from the squared circle? What can professional wrestlers learn from playing tabletop RPGs? Join our panel of game designers and pro wrestlers as explore this unlikely tag team of artforms.


Jeff Stormer [Producer/Host, Party Of One Podcast], JR Goldberg [Journalist/Game Designer, Freelance], Jen Frank [Producer, Party Of One Podcast], Ian Vaflor [Producer, Kaiju Big Battel], Ophidian The Cobra [Wrestler/Trainer, CHIKARA Pro], Kate Nyx [Closet Champion, Owner]