EPIC. CINEMATIC. NARRATIVE. ROLEPLAY
With a background in stage, film and TV, both in front and behind the camera--Russell’s interests centre on the power of roleplaying games to create unique, shared experiences--that exceed the expectations of his players.
With thirty-five years of experience running tabletop roleplaying games, Russell's philosophy as a DM is to create "the illusion of total agency" for his players. He is equally at home running team-building exercises as he is teaching professional screen-acting, kicking in doors or slaying ogres.
If you are looking for a story-focused, character-based roleplaying game (one-shots, campaigns, mini-campaigns) Russell will bring his considerable storytelling techniques and abilities to bear, delivering you an adventure which you will remember.
Presently, Russell also offers a free video service to those who wish to rewatch their sessions and also keep a permanent record online. (Either public or private facing depending on the group’s preferences). Examples of these sessions can be found on Russell’s youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/rkdm1 under Playlists.
You can also watch and interact with Russell and the Vaingate Chronicles cast, live on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/rolestream (Check Our Schedule on-site).
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THE VAINGATE CHRONICLES
The Vaingate Chronicles uses "Theater of the Mind" to dramatically explore the human (and other) conditions in an original High Fantasy setting whose central tension is the restoration of the Moon Goddess (i.e. The Sacred Feminine) to the World. DnD5e. Persistent Campaign. Professional DM.
Originally named after DM Russell Kirkby's original campaign setting, Sidarhael, this channel is comprised of three main playlists.
1. D&D5e Fundamentals - A series about D&D5e mechanics for beginners with tips on roleplaying
2. Russell's Unsolicited Opinion On Everything - A series where Russell talks about his experiences and opinions of D&D5 and roleplaying generally.
3.The Vaingate Chronicles Archive - Russell is currently running a D&D5e campaign on Twitch, set in Sidarhael, with a group of actors and dedicated performers, called The Vaingate Chronicles.
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To jump into an adventure with Russell please email email@example.com with a little bit about yourself, and what kind of adventure you would like to go on. We’ll help you through any questions you may have and set you up on your epic adventure!