The main problem when you start with Twitter is that you often don’t know who to follow. Aside from millions of spammers, internet marketers and people who just tweet about what they had for breakfast, there are actually quite a few RPG geeks that are worth your time:
Uncle Bear aka Berin Kinsman is AFAIK the only member of the RPG Bloggers Network who made it into the famous “100 Geeks You Should Be Following On Twitter” post. He was called the father figure of RPG blogging and rightfully so!
Chgwoiz aka Michael Shorten is my personal expert on all things old-school. His excellent Swords & Wizardry Quick Start was my first introduction into retro-gaming.
Philippe-Antoine Ménard aka ChattyDM writes one of the top blogs of the RPG Bloggers Network, “Musings of the Chatty DM” and is one of its “founding fathers”.
Rob Donoghue is one of the guys behind Evil Hat Productions, the company that brought you RPGs like FATE, Spirit of the Century or Don’t Rest Your Head. His tweets are protected so you have to ask nicely to get permission to follow him. But don’t worry, he doesn’t bite.
Rob Lang is not only the writer of the Free RPG Blog but also the designer of ICAR (a free SF RPG) and an awesome 24-hour-RPG called “Cloudship Atlantis”. If you are into free roleplaying games, he’s the guy to follow!
Robin D. Laws is a game industry veteran and designer of a lot of interesting games including Heroquest, the Gumshoe system, the Dying Earth RPG and many more.
RPG Circus is a podcast hosted by Jeff Uurtamo, Mark Meredith and Zachary Houghton, who are all members of the RPG Bloggers Network. RPG Circus is my favorite RPG related podcast and if you want to keep up with all their updates, you should follow them on Twitter. The three hosts are also on Twitter, so you might be interested in following their respective tweets as well.
Greywulf aka Robin Stacey is a RPG blogger from the UK who is known for his awesome CGI renderings, his love for Mutants & Masterminds and recently for some great posts about the modern age D&D 4th Edition campaign he’s currently running. And not to forget that he wrote the awesome Microlite20!
Joshua Macy (I hope this time I spelled his name right) is another member of our RPG Bloggers Network. He helped me a lot when I was writing my film noir roleplaying game (thanks a lot, Joshua!) and currently he’s also working on his own superhero game called “Kapow!”
Viriatha Cordova (I still don’t know her real name) is one of the few female RPG bloggers out there and she’s even more special because she is also a 40-something housewife. I always enjoy reading her blog and I always enjoy chatting with her over Twitter.
Of course this list is far from exhaustive, but these guys should be enough to get you started. If you feel I missed a few important people feel free to post their Twitter ID into the comments below!
You're welcome. And now I know where the new followers are coming from 😀
.-= Joshua´s last blog ..Kapow! Playtest Starting =-.
Awww shucks. Thanks for including me in among a fine bunch o'folks! 😀
.-= greywulf´s last blog ..If Pixar remade the Texas Chainsaw Massacre =-.
@greywulf: you're welcome!
Bless you sir. You should definitely be on this list!
.-= Rob Lang´s last blog ..First Birthday – Celebrate by joining me in rubbishing my own game =-.