Design

79. Whitney Delaglio

Game designer and illustrator Whitney Delaglio on intimacy and problem-solving in games. Also: consensual storytelling is a sandwich; pass it on.

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78. Lauren McManamon

Game designer and wandering Kiwi Lauren McManamon talks about applying discursive analysis to the gaming table, roleplaying desire, and the strange birds that help us get through it all. We also discuss Lauren’s academic work on the treatment of sexual assault complainants in the legal system, so please take care if and when you decide to listen.

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76. Kai Poh

Kai Poh, games journalist and co-runner (with his partner Elisha) of the Role Over Play Dead blog, chats with Alex about tabletop and live-action gaming in Malaysia.

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75. Alex Roberts

In honour of the show’s third anniversary, producer Alex Sisk interviews the creator and host of Backstory. Learn about the process behind the show, how she prepares for and conducts interviews, and her plans for the future – in podcasting and beyond. Thanks for sticking with us, friends. It’s been a wonderful time.

Alex’s website
Star Crossed
For the Queen

73. Albert Kong

Game designer and artist Albert Kong joins us for a talk about parkour, the art of gathering, and other ways to open the potential for play in the world around you.

Albert’s website
Albert on Twitter
Albert’s Inbox Zine
Mt. Caz
The We-Ness
A Pattern Language
Tom Sachs
The Dispossessed

71. Jeff Dieterle

Award-winning larp designer Jeff Dieterle joins us for a talk about music, magic, stupid games, and kiss jail.

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70. Andrea Morales Coto

Design strategist Andrea Morales Coto is bringing the magic of live-action game design to new avenues, from distribution methods to cryptoeconomic systems and beyond. Learn along with Alex!

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44. Jenn Martin

Designer Jenn Martin on witches at work, manic pixie dreamgirling, and larp impostor syndrome.

38. Misha Bushyager

Writer, designer, and #Feminism co-editor Misha Bushyager joins us to talk worldbuilding, YouTube, and blending the personal and historical in game design. Also: Alex learns what a Steak-umm is.

36. Kimberley Lam

Stealth designer and prolific hacker Kim Lam joins Alex to talk playing by post, making games that aren’t products, and origami. We also discuss Kim’s upcoming larp about the legacy of the Cambodian genocide, so please listen with care.