Transplanaer RPG Interview

016 – Producing an All-Trans, Non-colonial Livestream Game with Connie of Transplanar RPG


Our next guest is Connie Chang, the Game Master and Executive Producer of Transplanar RPG. If you aren’t familiar with Transplanar RPG, it is a weekly actual play that is streamed on Twitch. They are an all Trans, POC led campaign in a non-colonial and anti-orientalist world. Their debut stream was last June, and they’ve completed two arc and recently started their third arc. Connie’s journey to getting the stream started was pretty strategic and very cool, and I enjoyed getting to learn about the show’s origin story, Connie’s campaign development process, and about the work that goes on behind the screen to make an actual play production occur. We also chatted about Connie’s upcoming game, Godkiller RPG, and learned a bit about their development process.

As always, I’ve got a few items of business to go over before we jump into the interview. I mentioned this in the past couple of episodes, but we have a whole bunch of map packs over on DM’s Guild. Our most recent publication is an all-color map pack for Candlekeep Mysteries that highlights sections of the book that didn’t come with their own maps. We also have a black and white map pack for Rime of the Frostmaiden, specifically for Ythryn. That pack is inching towards a silver medal, so we’re pretty excited about that. You can find all of our map packs by either going to and searching for Lightheart Adventures as the author, or you can go to to find all our DM’s Guild and DrivethruRPG publications in one spot.

Next, we do have a Patreon for Lightheart Adventures and Roll Play Grow. You have options on whether you’d like to follow the adventurer track, which will get you maps and adventures, or the merchant track, which gets you some fun bonuses around this podcast like contributing questions to upcoming guests, a project spotlight on the show, and more. You can also support the show by subscribing, sharing with your friends and leaving a review! We’ve still only got one review out there that I’ve seen on apple podcasts, so I’d love to get some feedback and see if you’re enjoying the show.

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That does it for our intro today, so I hope you enjoy this conversation with Connie.

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Time Stamps & Screenshots

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:53 Connie Introduction
  • 00:08:58 Connie’s campaign building process
  • 00:18:38 How did the cast come together?
  • 00:23:06 What steps did you take to get ready for the 1st episode?
  • 00:27:39 What is your process now for pre and post production of each episode?
  • 00:34:00 What has surprised you about streaming an actual play?
  • 00:40:07 What does “Executive Producer” mean for Transplanar RPG?
  • 00:44:06 All about Godkiller RPG
  • 00:48:26 What has been the most challenging part?
  • 00:51:47 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:54:52 Upcoming projects
  • 01:01:00 Where can people find you?
  • 01:01:52 Wrap Up

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