Wednesday, May 31, 2023

TTRPG Online Play Platform Startplaying Partners With McElroy Family

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StartPlaying, the largest platform for tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPG) and professional Game Masters (GMs), announced today that it is partnering with the McElroys of The Adventure Zone. The McElroys will support the StartPlaying team in growing the platform through marketing, content creation, and creative strategy. 

“TTRPG’s popularity is growing because of amazing creators like the McElroys, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with them as partners,” stated Nate Tucker, co-founder and CEO of StartPlaying. “They have the same desire as we do: to make it easy for anyone to find a game.”

The partnership will kick off with a collaborative focus on promoting StartPlaying as a resource for first-time and longtime players. On StartPlaying, solo players can find games for any experience level for any game system, and choose from thousands of professional Game Masters. 

“We used StartPlaying to learn Blades in the Dark for our newest arc,” explained Justin McElroy, co-host, The Adventure Zone. “Everyone deserves a chance to play, and we’re excited to back a service that makes that easier for people.”

McElroy Family
Justin, Griffin, Travis, and Clint McElroy (L-R) have been playing TTRPG’s on The Adventure Zone podcast since 2014

“Our mission is to build communities through play,” added Devon Chulick, co-founder and COO, StartPlaying. “Professional GMing is indispensable for the hobbies’ growth by reducing obstacles, like scheduling and learning dense rules, so players can focus on the fun and just start playing.”

For more information on the partnership, visit

Images via Startplaying and The McElroy Family

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  • Dan Arndt

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