Of diplomacy and goop.
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!
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Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson
This episode starts our 9th series! On today’s episode we will be talking with the creator of such games as Honey Heist, One Last Job, and the game we’ll be covering this series, Spire! That’s right, we have Grant Howitt in our virtual studio for some discussion about Spire before we start digging into character creation for this amazing game!
We enter the sleepy midwestern town of Pumpkin Hollow where a group of middle school students and their science teacher are being stalked by a mysterious horror.
In this episode, James is joined by guests Patrick Rothfuss, Liz Anderson, Pranks Paul, and Stephen Kropa to play 80’s adventure game Kids on Bikes. James and his players start out by creating the eerie midwestern town of Pumpkin Hollow! Home of the World’s Largest Something and the latest which trial in the US.
THE CALL of CTHULHU MYSTERY PROGRAM
Something Is Wrong Here is a game built to evoke the unsettling experience of watching the works of David Lynch. Kira is here to discuss what building from the inspiration of a specific artist is like, how she mechanizes bleed, and her approach to structuring a one-night game.
On this episode of Character Evolution Cast, we welcome Amanda McLaughlin, from Join the Party, and Greyson, from Heroes Not Included, to discuss bringing lessons from Actual Play podcasts to our own tables at home.
Our team of explorers follow Dracula into the creature’s sanctum, but are they hunting it or playing into its game?