Show Notes

Welcome to the first part of series 20, everyone! Today we have Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor on to discuss their latest game, Heart, which will be kickstarting soon! This game combines the setting and mechanics of Spire with some good old fashioned dungeon crawling, mixed with some truly horrifying implications, so hold onto your hats and get ready for a really interesting series!

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Guests and Projects:

Grant Howitt @gshowitt

Chris Taylor @TheMaddigan

Rowan, Rook and Decard

Hearty Dice Friends @HDFpodcast


00:00:00 – Announcements

00:02:25 – Introductions

00:05:23 – What’s in a game?

00:06:40 – What do we need to play this game?

00:08:06 – What sort of stories and themes is this game exploring?

00:11:53 – Where did the idea for Heart come from?

00:16:16 – How much was the Heart defined before you started on this game?

00:21:46 – Terms and Concepts

00:32:40 – Let’s make some people!

00:35:24 – Callings

00:36:14 – Classes

00:45:57 – Episode Closer

00:47:53 – Show Blurbs


Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 ( by Kevin MacLeod (

Clip 1: Hearty Dice Friends (old) podcast theme song (

Clip 2: Hearty Dice Friends (current) podcast theme song (

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

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  • Kickstarter: September 17th!

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