game dev

Interview with Olivia Hill

Olivia is a wonderful game dev that had influence on our own work before we even knew who she was. Involved in several projects over the years, she recently started advocating for a new way of producing games. (more…)

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Fat Bird Studios Interview

We talked to 3 cool designers about there new game Querent! It uses Tarot to create characters, generate plot, and even create a world. It can be used as a stand alone game, or added into other RPGs. It can also be used by any storyteller.

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Interview with Ashton McAllan


We had the pleasure recently of interviewing Ashton McAllan; an Australian game designer, live streamer, and general wonderful person.
We talked about her games, her history, and the communities she’s involved in. It was a very important interview for us cause Ashton is a person in the industry that Ray very much admires.

Please give it a listen, and tell us what you thought. (more…)

Interview with Brie Sheldon

We had occasion to talk to game designer, and fellow interviewer; Brie Sheldon. We talked about what motivates them to create, why they interview people, and Brie even gave us some ideas for Two Sided Quest!

We also tried out some slight modifications to our intro.

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Interview with Melody Watson


Melody is an awesome making of things. We know here from her work making RPGs, and the discussions she often has about them on twitter.

We asked her on the show to share a little about her process, and her games. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Good Society Interview

We had Vee and Hayley on the show to talk to us about their new Jane Austen RPG, Good Society.┬áIt’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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