Show Notes

On today’s episode, we start to tackle character creation for a game that has been on our list from the beginning of this podcast: Descent into Midnight! Series 18 begins here with Richard Kreutz-Landry and Taylor LaBresh, co-designers for this very game!



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Richard Kreutz-Landry @rkreutzlandry

Taylor LaBresh @LeviathanFiles


00:00:00 – Announcements

00:04:01 – Introductions

00:06:25 – What’s in a game?

00:10:14 – PbtA Mechanics Refresher

00:14:05 – What do you need to play this game?

00:16:56 – What does it feel like to have those ‘Ah-ha!’ moments?

00:22:11 – What’s the difference between collaborating and solo designing?

00:44:20 – Basic terms and concepts

00:47:22 – Let’s make some people!

00:56:34 – Looks

01:04:43 – Episode Closer

01:06:38 – Show Blurbs


Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 ( by Kevin MacLeod (

Clip 1: Ocean Ending ( by Soft and Furious (

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) ( by Steve Combs (

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