Designer Jenn Martin on witches at work, manic pixie dreamgirling, and larp impostor syndrome.
Author Archive | Alex Roberts
Larpwright Alex Rowland on designing opportunities for care, queering boffer, and the time for subtlety.
Game designer and Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Jessica Hammer explores how we can take a more precise approach to transformative play through research and iteration.
Video artist and freeform designer Banana Chan talks haunted dolls, designing for anxiety, and new models for publishing larp. (Also! See you at Gen Con, nerds!)
Designer and long-time small-time con organizer Jay Treat joins us to talk cards, larps, and the careful calibration of tone.
Writer, designer, and #Feminism co-editor Misha Bushyager joins us to talk worldbuilding, YouTube, and blending the personal and historical in game design. Also: Alex learns what a Steak-umm is.
In this episode: exciting announcements, horror and disco, tango and cooking, and award-winning game designer and author Graham Walmsley’s realizations about Lovecraftian gaming had while watching Iron Fist!
Stealth designer and prolific hacker Kim Lam joins Alex to talk playing by post, making games that aren’t products, and origami. We also discuss Kim’s upcoming larp about the legacy of the Cambodian genocide, so please listen with care.
Researcher and larpwright Brodie Atwater brings a lively perspective on larp accessibility, marginalization in gaming communities, and the importance of staying hydrated.
Stick it to the man! Game designer Robert Bohl talks Misspent Youth, Demi-Humans, and Bitch Goddesses. A little SALT with your usual Backstory sweetness.