Modifier

Modifier is an interview show hosted by Meghan Dornbrock all about why and how people change games. Episodes tackle accessibility, homebrews, system conversions, and that Apocalypse World hack you’ve secretly been working on. From the hobbyist to the professional, from house rules to publication, we all have in mind a better way to play. 

Meghan Dornbrock knows that books are true magic, and has a weak spot for storytelling rogue-kings. An artist, animator, and all-around games enthusiast, she’s fascinated by the many different ways there are to tell a good story and is eager to see what’ll come next. Eventually she will die on Mars, but currently she lives in the uncool part of Brooklyn.

One time she made her brother hold a frog and he hasn’t really gotten over it.

77. San Jenaro Co-Op with Dyer Rose

Dyer Rose is a member of the San Jenaro Co-op, a creator-owned group that makes RPGs together. Dyer fills me in on how the structure works, what games they have in production, and what industry issues they’re trying to address with their approach.

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76. Quietus with Oli Jeffery

Quietus is a melancholy horror RPG that uses the Blades in the Dark system to tell heart-wrenching narratives in a one-shot. Game designer Oli Jeffery shares how he utilized the system to take full advantage of the genre. Quietus on Kickstarter Quietus played on Party of One Oli on twitter

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75. Afterlife: Wandering Souls with Liz Chaipraditkul

In Afterlife: Wandering Souls you play as a Wanderer collecting memories of your life and discovering who you were when you were alive. Liz Chaipraditkul talks about discovering your character over the course of the game and how the mechanics evolved to support this unique and affecting player experience. Afterlife: Wandering Souls on Kickstarter Angry...

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The Orpheus Protocol with Rob Stith

The Orpheus Protocol is an RPG as well as an actual-play podcast. Creator Rob Stith takes us through the evolution of the game and how running an AP as a living playtest has affected his process.

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73. CAPERS Noir with Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games is here to talk about CAPERS and CAPERS Noir – a superpowered gangster game and its mysterious supplement – that utilize playing cards to enhance the play experience. CAPERS CAPERS Noir on Kickstarter NERBURGERS Craig on twitter NerdburgerGames Nerburger Show

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72. Going on a Zine Quest with Aaron King

Aaron King chats about what a zine is and what RPG zines offer to the gamespace. We talk about format, function, and selling out with Kickstarter’s Zine Quest.

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71. Doug Geisler Will Help You Beat the Boss

Long-time union organizer Doug Geisler was trained to help people using role-playing, and now his new role-playing game will train you to organize a labor union so you can Beat the Boss! We talk about learning through narrative and failure. GET ORGANIZED Beat the Boss on Kickstarter Practical Fox Doug on twitter

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70. More Kittens with Cheyenne and Stentor

The Glittercats are BACK with More Kittens! Cheyenne and Stentor take us through all the new new new to be found in this supplement to Laser Kittens – new cards, new playsets, and new kitten games! So much modifying, where do we start?

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Worldbuilding Through Character Creation with Aaron and Jeff

Hosts Aaron Catano-Saez and Jeff Stormer of All My Fantasy Children are here to celebrate their addition to the network and to have a real NICE chat about how they build the world of Fantasy one character at a time.

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68. Design and Redesign with Jason Morningstar

Jason Morningstar is here to talk about Fiasco In A Box, among many many other things. We chat about redesigning your own work versus redesigning that of someone else, as well as how to know when it might be time to pass the reigns. We talk about game formats, zero-prep RPGs, and social responsibility in...

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