Author

About the Author
Jim McClure is a business consultant by day and honorable samurai of Rokugan by night. A total obsession with the ideas and execution of storytelling drives his passion in the RPG world. Jim believes that tabletop RPGs are the highest from of art known to mankind and he desires to spread this message to the world. When not at a game table he is often found reading, writing stories, designing games, or practicing martial arts.

48. Jim Crocker

This episode features Jim Crocker. He is a brick and mortar game store owner that has been in the retail side of the game business for over a decade. During this show we talk about what it is like to run a game store, the changes in the RPG industry, and his involvement in Indie Games on Demand.

47. Hans Cummings

This episode features Hans Cummings. Hans is a tabletop player, blogger, novelist, and the submission coordinator for the ENnie awards. During this interview we talk about some of his past projects like running the same module in ever edition of D&D, what it is like organizing the ENnie awards, and the nature of novel publishing in the 21st century.

46. Evan Torner

This episode features Evan Torner. Evan is an RPG organizer for Games on Demand, and a game designer that has been in the hobby for over 20 years. During this interview we talk about the evolution of games, how academia and game design interact, and some of his personal philosophies on the subject.

45. Rich Rogers

This show features Rich Rogers. Rich is a veteran podcaster, youtuber, tabletop gaming, and all around awesome person. During this interview we talk about what podcasting was like a during its infancy, how content creation has changed and evolved over the last decade, his love of Powered by the Apocalypse games, and we both just kind of nerd out about our love of tabletop.

44. Tobie Abad

This episode features Tobie Abad. Tobie is a game designer from the Philippines that has worked on projects like A Single Moment, Sound of Water, Queer Gaymers, and 7th Sea Second Edition. During this interview we talk about what it was like getting into RPGs in the Philippines and the types of games he enjoys designing.

43. Mark Diaz Truman

This episode features Mark Diaz Truman the owner of Magpie Games, a company that has made such amazing games as Our Last Best Hope, Masks, and Bluebeard’s Bride. During this interview we discuss Mark’s on-again off-again past with RPGs, his personal designing philosophies, and the details of what it is like to run the largest RPG kickstarter ever in 7th Sea.

42. John Arcadian

This episode features John Arcadian. John is the Chief Gnome in residence at Gnome stew. During this interviews we discuss John’s early days in RGPs, the bloody coup that resulted in him being the head Gnome, and what he thinks the future of tabletop content will look like.

Second Watch 2: June

On this episode of Second Watch Alex, Jim, and Megan talk about all that lives for the last few months and cover all of the forbidden subjects. Politics, religion, and strap-ons.

41. Nolan T Jones

This episode features Nolan T Jones. Nolan is one of the founding members of roll20, the world’s largest online tabletop platform. During this interview with talk about the genesis of roll20, the early days of kickstarter, and anime, oh so much anime.

40. Talking with Jason Pitre

This episode features Jason Pitre, an origins award winning game designer that has made games like The Spark RPG, Sig: The City Between, and Pasthuman Pathways. During this interview we talk about how he got into game design, trying to find an artistic voice, and the politeness of being a Canadian.