Sarah Wheatley / @swheatpodcasts on Twitter and Instagram


I make podcasts! The Nuclear Solution (audio drama), The Soap Opera (relaxing soapmaking podcast, inspired by Bob Ross), and I’m a Voice actor for other projects. I also play for the Dice Fiends.

I make podcasts and soap!

Do you have a current project?

The Dice Fiends and The Soap Opera

How did you get into tabletop gaming?

I’ve always been interested but once I heard Join the Party Podcast I knew I had to play! I was so lucky to find a one-shot to join in the Venture Maidens discord server and we’ve been playing together ever since!

What do you love about tabletop games?

I love the combination of acting, video games, and board games! I love getting to play with other people!

Have you overcome any obstacles in tabletop gaming?

The biggest issue I’ve run into is the lack of cohesive information for beginners! Even now I still freeze up when confronted with big decisions like “choose any rare item” or spell lists because there’s no good resources out there that break down the HUGE amount of options for people who don’t have years of experience. It’s also very difficult for beginners to find games to join since most people don’t like taking on newbs.

What would your advice be to women who are interested in tabletop gaming?

Join the Venture Maidens, Join the Party, or Nerd Asylum discord servers and poke around until you find a group that wants to help you learn how to play! They’re very welcoming and they don’t tolerate gatekeepers.

What kind of characters are you drawn to play?

I LOVE playing Bards because I can identify with them, being a Jack of All Trades myself. I also enjoy playing Rangers (with the Unearthed Arcana edits).

Is there a woman in tabletop who you think we should highlight?

Kelli the Opera Geek. The Dice Girls (all women, all great!)

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