"Backstory" Backlog

49. Fatima Abdul Karim

November 23rd, 2017

Bait Byout co-founder Fatima Abdul Karim on the birth of larp in the Arab world.

48. Aleksandra Sontowska

November 9th, 2017

Award-winning RPG designer Aleksandra Sontowska on sex, horror, and unsettling self-knowledge in games.

47. Tania Carriere

October 26th, 2017

It’s an episode of unabashed sincerity with artist and coach Tania Carriere of Advivum Journeys.

46. Darcy Ross

October 12th, 2017

Writer, designer, and noted gastropod enthusiast Darcy Ross talks evolution, community, and shining a spotlight on the things you love.

45. Epidiah Ravachol

September 28th, 2017

Game designer and publisher Epidiah Ravachol talks playstorming, the games you love to teach, and the unheralded joy of double-entry bookkeeping.

44. Jenn Martin

September 14th, 2017

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

43. Alex Rowland

August 31st, 2017

Larpwright Alex Rowland on designing opportunities for care, queering boffer, and the time for subtlety.

42. Jessica Hammer

August 24th, 2017

Game designer and Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Jessica Hammer explores how we can take a more precise approach to transformative play through research and iteration.

41. Banana Chan

August 6th, 2017

Video artist and freeform designer Banana Chan talks haunted dolls, designing for anxiety, and new models for publishing larp. (Also! See you at Gen Con, nerds!)

40. Jay Treat

July 20th, 2017

Designer and long-time small-time con organizer Jay Treat joins us to talk cards, larps, and the careful calibration of tone.