Author

About the Author
Alex Roberts is a powerful force of unstoppable role-playing enthusiasm. She designs games, and writes about them sometimes, too. She is good at twitter.

43. Alex Rowland

Larpwright Alex Rowland on designing opportunities for care, queering boffer, and the time for subtlety.

42. Jessica Hammer

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.

41. Banana Chan

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!)

40. Jay Treat

Designer and long-time small-time con organizer Jay Treat joins us to talk cards, larps, and the careful calibration of tone.

38. Misha Bushyager

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.

37. Graham Walmsley

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!

36. Kimberley Lam

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.

35. Brodie Atwater

Researcher and larpwright Brodie Atwater brings a lively perspective on larp accessibility, marginalization in gaming communities, and the importance of staying hydrated.

34. Robert Bohl

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.

33. Caitlynn Belle

Designer Caitlynn Belle joins Alex to talk about creating, refining, mentoring and problem solving. But more importantly: dying in space and bug sex.