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Interview with Ben Scerri


Ben is a Maltese-Australian game designer with a background in video game design; but he also makes RPGs. We had him on to talk about his history, his process, and some of his games. It was a blast and we can’t wait to play Ben’s stuff.

If you’d like to see more from Ben, he’s provided us with a list of links!

Twitter: @Ben_Scerri
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Two Sided Quest: A Duo Playtest

A Duo is a conversational LARP for 2 players created by Ray Cox.
In A Duo the location you play in will inform your setting. Allowing you to pick from a list of playsets.

Ellery and Ray recently playtested some of the scenarios.Audio quality is a bit all over the place but we learned a lot by playing.

[Monsterhearts]: Four Now

The finale of our adventures in Monsterhearts, for a little while at least.

We had a discussion about our feelings on the game at the end of the episode rather than write up reflections; cause this was a short campaign.

No new episode of the podcast on the 28th, as we will be on vacation.

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[Monsterhearts]: Zero and One

This is the session Zero and session One of our short Monsterhearts game. The session zero includes discussions of what elements we want to look at, what themes we want to deal with, and what we want to avoid. We talk about racism, sexism, and violence. We discuss safety tools.

Session One begins on in a dorm room, in a boys only boarding school, on an island. And the actually recording starts at 1h and 50m.

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Two Sided Quest: [Mars Colony]


This week we explore the difficulties of fixing someone else’s mistakes, difference of morality, family stress, and the complexity of building a new world.

This is Mars Colony, a two person RPG by Tim C Koppang.

This episode was recorded in a rather resonant space, but shouldn’t be a problem to listen to. We hope you enjoy listening to this Two Person RPG.

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First Look: [Dragons Conquer America]


We were asked by Burning Games to play their new game about the colonisation of America by monsters who ride into war on dragons. It’s meant to be a game that deals with issues of exploitation and prejudice but honestly; I don’t think they take a hard enough stance.

We had fun playing the game, so I hope you enjoy listening to us fumble our way through temples, and jungles, and strange monsters. This was the first time we’d played a card resolution RPG on the show as well, so enjoy that. (more…)

[Eclipse Phase] Empty Hutong

A mission recorder has been pulled out of a quarantined space station. A group of scientists watch the XP, searching for clues as to what happened to the mission that went into the zone.

This is an Eclipse Phase scenario that I wrote as an intro game. One of the players microphones was a little glitchy, but it’s not too much of an issue.
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Two Sided Quest: A Single Moment

This is the first episode of a new project from Ellery and Ray.
In this ongoing series they will play Two Person Role Playing Games, and discuss what they learnt from playing them.

The first game they played was A Single Moment, a game that attempts to emulate samurai movies about rival warriors. (more…)