Freeform designer Sara Williamson chills and chats with Alex about co-designing, designing for bleed, designing adaptations, and the potential of touch as a game mechanic. Also: a few very exciting announcements.
This episode features Will Hindmarch. Will is an accomplished tabletop game writer and designer that has over fifty credits to his name while working on projects for Atlas Games, White Wolf, and his own company Gameplaywrite. During this interview we have an in dept discussion about Will’s approach to game design, what it was like […]
Yuuta and Mihal are in a fight for their lives with the mechanized forces of the mainland government. The Oni princess carries critical information that could secure the future of her people. Yuuta carries a terrible secret that could bring the shadows of his past back to haunt him. Every string of fate is tangled […]
Hearts Blazing is a story-telling card game of melodramatic sci-fi adventure by Games by Play Date. One of the creators, Glenn Given, stopped by to chat about games, storytelling, and smashing the barriers we erect between them. We also talk about the value of creation vs perfection, as well as the Hearts Blazing Kickstarter! (We […]
In which I get to check “Pretend Married” off my bucket list. (more…)
This episode features James Michael Spahn. He is a freelance writer and game designer that has worked on The One Ring RPG, Swards and Wizardry, and has published his own game White Star. During this interview we discuss his early years in gaming, his growth in the RPG development world, and his passion for writing […]
After an encounter with the mechanical leader of the mercenaries working for the mainland government the village must band together with these strange outsiders to defend themselves. Even with the help of an Oni and a Powerful monk they face destruction. Will they find the strength to defend themselves?
Podcaster and Big Bad Con organizer Sean Nittner shares his love of Actual Play reporting, staying positive, and making gaming events safer and more inclusive. Key quote: “If you feel awkward or like you’re going outside your comfort zone… you’re probably on the right track.”
From a secret fortress concealed safely within imperial borders at the galaxy’s core, the sentinels of security keep their watch. The ISB, II, and Inquisition identify, analyze, and neutralize rebel threats to intergalactic peace. (more…)
This episode features a very special guest in Shanna Germain. Shanna is most well known as the co-owner of Monte Cook games and her amazing work on games like Numenera and No Thank You Evil. During this episode we discuss how she got into gaming, her passion for writing, her career as an EMT, what […]