Series 41.2 – Micro RPGs with Ourselves (It Wants Souls and Van Gogh’s Ear)
July 12, 2021
Welcome to the second episode of series 41, everyone! This series will be a bit different than our normal series. We will be covering two micro RPGs each episode with just Amelia and Ryan at the helm! This episode, we’re going in cold with character creation for Quinn Murphy’s game It Wants Souls and Jenn Ellis and Keith Baker’s game Van Gogh’s Ear, both Micro RPGs from James D’Amato’s book, The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book!
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The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book by James D’Amato
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- It Wants Souls (pg 53) by Quinn Murphy (@qh_murphy on Twitter https://twitter.com/qh_murphy)
- Van Gogh’s Ear (pg 89) by Jenn Ellis (@Twogetherstudio on Twitter https://twitter.com/Twogetherstudio) and Keith Baker (@hellcowkeith on Twitter https://twitter.com/hellcowkeith)
- 00:00:00 – Announcements
- 00:03:54 – Introduction
- 00:05:57 – What’s in a game? – It Wants Souls
- 00:07:11 – Let’s make some people! – It Wants Souls
- 00:08:52 – Role
- 00:10:20 – Age
- 00:11:34 – Strengths
- 00:14:19 – Weaknesses
- 00:15:58 – Fear
- 00:17:50 – It Wants Souls – Fanfic!
- 00:20:11 – Describing the house
- 00:26:57 – Average night for the family
- 00:27:58 – What do each character love about the other members of the family?
- 00:32:23 – What problems are we having?
- 00:34:08 – First night in the new home
- 00:38:17 – The Outsider – How long has my soul been trapped here?
- 00:38:49 – What part of the house is my soul most bound to?
- 00:39:06 – Do I want a soul to keep here and torment or do I want a soul so I can inhabit a body?
- 00:39:24 – Who’s soul do I most desire?
- 00:42:07 – CW: Discussion of child death
- 00:42:41 – Back to Fanfic!
- 00:43:08 – It Wants Souls – Gameplay summary and discussion
- 00:47:08 – Marker 22
- 00:47:28 – What’s in a game? – Van Gogh’s Ear
- 00:48:27 – The Setting
- 00:49:41 – Let’s make some people! – Van Gogh’s Ear
- 00:50:57 – Amelia’s Role, Defining Trait, Love and Prized Possession
- 00:53:34 – Names
- 00:54:11 – Finalize Details and Define Connections
- 00:54:52 – Van Gogh’s Ear – Fanfic!
- 00:57:13 – What does your character have?
- 00:59:15 – Picking gifts for the other characters
- 01:04:27 – Van Gogh’s Ear – Gameplay summary and discussion
- 01:07:19 – Episode Closer
- 01:07:46 – Call to Action
- 01:13:40 – Credits
- 01:15:35 – Show Blurbs – System Mastery
- Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
- Clip 1: Haunted House Vers. 2 by Frank Schröter
- Clip 2: A Wedding Gift For You by Rafael Krux
- Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)
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