Interviews

Interview with DC, designer of Mutants in the Night


[CONTENT WARNING: There is a brief mention of the struggles of dealing with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts in this episode.]

This week we interviewed an up and coming Game Designer from the States; DC.
DC is working on an adaptation of Blades In The Dark, called Mutants In The Night. It’s got some really interesting themes of community. And looks at many of the experiences of non dominant social groups; with a focus on African American, and Queer communities.

We also talked about DC’s game dev origin story, and the intersection of Martial Arts and Rap music. (more…)

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Interview With Jason Tasharski


We recently spoke with Jason Tasharski about their upcoming game Stand In Defiance, and how they first got interested in game design. It’s lovely little interview, about an intriguing narrative game.

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Hack The Planet, interview with Fraser Simons


We heard about an awesome game being made on Kickstarter recently, and we just had to talk to the designer.

Fraser Simons is the creator of Hack The Planet; a cyberpunk, climate fiction, Blades Hack. He took the time out of his morning to chat with us about his cool new project.
We’re very excited to see Hack The Planet get released, for whole bunch of reasons. Including, the fact that some Australian writers are contributing to it!
We hope that you enjoy the interview, and please check out the Kickstarter. (more…)

Interview with Matt, co-creator of Bodycount


Matthew Corrin and Morgan Lean have a kickstarter running right now for their new game, Bodycount. Bodycount is a hyperviolent cyberpunk roleplaying game, with a focus on dealing harm to anyone that stands in your way.

We sat down with Matt to have a chat about the game, what spurred it’s creation, and what influenced the designers.

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Good Society Interview

We had Vee and Hayley on the show to talk to us about their new Jane Austen RPG, Good Society. It’s got some really interesting setup mechanics that help you tailor the game to your groups style.
It was a pleasure catching up with them again. If you’d like to talk to them about all they have going on, why not head to Ettin Con? Vee and Hayley will be there running games.
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Interview with Megan Bennett-Burks

We talked to Megan about her upcoming RPG; A Far Off Land. A game of two worlds, destined figures, political factions, and magic.

Here you can find the game’s Kickstarter,  and this is their Website.

And here are the designers G+ profiles if you want to follow what else they are doing in the game design space; Megans and Jacob’s.

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Interview with Hamish Cameron


This week we take a short break from Arcus to have a chat with Hamish about his game The Sprawl; a mission focused cyberpunk heist game.
Well also talk about game design competitions, cyber-fantasy, and some of Hamish’s upcoming projects.
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Interview with Craig Page

This week we’re taking a short break from Arcus to bring you another interview with a game designer.
This time we’re talking to Craig Page, a LARP, Jedi, and all around cool guy. Craig came on to talk to us about his LARP project; Kensei. A Martial Tournament larp set in the near future.
If you want to find more from Craig you can check out his Gaming blog here.
His Star Wars blog here.
And this is a link to his Patreon.

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Interview: Storybrewers, creators of Alas for the Awful Sea.

Recently we spent the day with Hayley and Vee from Storybrewers, a collective of game creators in Sydney. They have a new RPG out on Kickstarter; Alas for the Awful Sea.
We had a bit of a chat about that and some other things.

As of posting this there are still 60 hours on the clock for their KS so if you want to show them some love follow this link.

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