Asians Represent!

Welcome to Masks: New Shambala ft. Ammar Ijaz

It’s time. The very first Asians Represent actual play! Daniel, Agatha, and Jayd were joined by fellow Torontonian Ammar Ijaz for session zero of Masks: A New Generation. Set in a city of our own creation – New Shambala – this will be a series of romantic ups and downs, action, and family drama!

February Bonus: Outdoor Skills & Gaming ft. Jeeyon Shim

Daniel and Jayd hung out with game designer, outdoor skills educator, and wilderness first responder Jeeyon Shim to talk about cultivating connections to nature through gaming.

Ep 5 – Re-envisioning Cyberpunk ft. Banana Chan

Are there problems with the current state of cyberpunk? Daniel and Agatha sat down with TTRPG/LARP designer Banana Chan to discuss the past, present, and future of the cyberpunk genre.

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter/Instagram @aznsrepresent, Facebook/aznsrepresent, or at aznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Follow Banana Chan on Twitter @banana_chan_vid

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

January Bonus: Welcome to the team Jayd!

Jayd Matyas joins Daniel and Agatha for another episode of Asians Represent as…a member of the team!

Ep 4 – How to Play as an Asian Character (If You Aren’t Asian)

Daniel and Agatha sat down with Clio Yu-Su Davis, a game designer, and interactive media writer, to discuss how to play as Asian characters if you aren’t Asian.

Bonus: Sarzameen ft. Mariam Ahmad

Mariam Ahmad is currently writing a desi fantasy campaign setting called Sarzameen. This episode was a Patreon early-access exclusive for the month of November 2018. For early access to bonus episodes of Asians Represent, become a patron at patreon.com/oneshotpodcast!

Learn more about Mariam on Twitter @media_junkie

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent, Facebook/aznsrepresent, or at aznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Episode 3 – Learning Through Play (part 2) ft. Derek Chung

Daniel and Agatha sat down with game designer Derek Chung to discuss Emberwind and the uses of tabletop roleplaying games in therapy!

Learn more about Emberwind at emberwindgame.com and Derek’s other work at nomnivoregames.com.

Back Emberwind on Kickstarter until Dec. 16 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nomnivoregames/emberwind-a-new-breed-of-tabletop-role-playing-gam?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=emberwind

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or at aznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Metatopia & Thousand Arrows ft. James Mendez Hodes

James Mendez Hodes is a Filipino American TTRPG writer, developer, editor, and sensitivity reader. His latest creation, Thousand Arrows: a Samurai Action & Drama TTRPG is now on Kickstarter.

James and Daniel discussed whether or not you have to be Japanese to write a game set in Japan. They dove into their academic histories and much more!

Follow James on social media @LulaVampiro and check out his blog at jamesmendezhodes.com

Back Thousand Arrows on Kickstarter until Nov. 30 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/galileogames/thousand-arrows-a-samurai-action-and-drama-ttrpg?ref=project_tweet

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or ataznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Episode 2 – Learning Through Play (part 1)

Can tabletop gaming save the world? For part one of our “Learning Through Play” arc, we talked about the educational potential that role playing games hold. We also chatted with Khairul Hisham, a sci-fi/fantasy artist and English teacher in Malaysia who uses RPGs in his classroom!

Support Khairul’s work at: www.patreon.com/hishgraphics Check out his blog and work at: www.hishgraphics.com/gallery

If you have questions about today’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or ataznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Ep 1 – Orientalism

What is orientalism and the how does it impact our lives? We get real and delve into the way orientalism seeps into gaming. We also chat with Jayd Matyas about designing escape rooms, the challenges of being the only woman of colour on a project, and taiko drumming. Special shoutouts: mantis shrimps, dating while Asian, getting paid

 

Games mentioned: Zany Zoo, Ross Rifles, Dungeons and Dragons Oriental Adventures, Legend of the Five Rings, A Single Moment, Escape Casa Loma, Where Dark Things Dwell

 

Agatha’s Notes: Correction on the audio – Tobie Abad, designer of the awesome game A Single Moment, is Filipino!


If you have questions about today’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or ataznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music:

Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads

https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

Outro: Explore by Ikson

https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson