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.

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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67. Aviv & Eran’s Crystal Heart (A Savage Worlds Setting)

Aviv & Eran, the team behind webcomic Up to Four Players, are here to talk about their original Savage Worlds setting: Crystal Heart. We talk about their creative process, with game writing and comic drawing acting as supports and influences for the other, and about the emotional range of stories that Crystal Heart with Savage...

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66. The Games Collection at SVA Library West

This week we’re on location at SVA’S Library West where Instruction & Periodicals Librarian David Pemberton and Circulation Manager Christopher Bussmann share with us what goes into building and maintaining a library’s game collection and how games librarianship affects the games and the players.

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65. Turn with Brie Sheldon

Brie Sheldon returns to talk about Turn, their game about shapeshifters in a small town. We look at destructive & deconstructive approaches to PbtA, as well as why the small-town setting is so integral to the play experience.

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