"Backstory" Backlog

69. Jeff Stormer

October 11th, 2018

Podcaster and Unofficial Larpwright of the Olive Garden chain of restaurants Jeff Stormer joins us for a nice chat about professional wrestling, karaoke, and other roleplaying games.

68. Karen Twelves

September 27th, 2018

Gamer, editor, and improv performer Karen Twelves joins us for a talk about performance, play, and the importance of trust.

67. Jose Zagal

September 13th, 2018

Games scholar Jose Zagal starts a new semester of Backstory, with discussions of Role-Playing Games Studies, the intricate web of influence among different game media, and identifying the ethical frameworks in Animal Crossing. If Emmanuel Kant made a videogame, what would it be like?

66. Casey Hardy

July 19th, 2018

Co-organizer of the long-running campaign Shadowmoor, Casey Hardy tells us about sustainability, growth, and change in a larp community.

65. DC

July 6th, 2018

Game designer, streamer, RPG theorist and your new favourite podcast host DC joins us to talk about twitter threads and forging in the dark.

64. Magdalene Loh

June 21st, 2018

Magdalene Loh is making live-action career design games in Singapore! And stay tuned for some special announcements.

63. Betty Bong

June 7th, 2018

Larpwright and organizer Betty Bong on translating play across cultures.

62. Stephanie Bryant

May 24th, 2018

Game designer, crafter, and scrum master Stephanie Bryant brings us a kinder, gentler post-apocalypse.

61. Terri Cohlene

May 10th, 2018

Children’s author and game designer Terri Cohlene shares her insight on designing for kids, introducing roleplaying, and working in co-creation.

60. Adam Koebel

April 26th, 2018

Dungeon World co-designer and game streamer Adam Koebel shares insight on the relationship between design and play, and the future of streaming and game publishing.