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.
Luke is a wonderful Australian RPG Designer. They have been the inspiring force behind many great ideas in our community, and has made some really wonderful games.
We had a great time talking about their work, how they’ve inspired other designers, and why the Australian RPG maker scene is populated with such weird & interesting stuff. (more…)
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…)
We have an interview for y’all today. We sat down with Christoph to chat about his upcoming game Free Spacer. A game of pulling jobs in space to try and goals of retirement…or something more substantial.
If you’re a fan of Red Markets or the Forged in the Dark stuff, this could be of interest to you. FreeSpacer can be found on Kickstarter here.
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.
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…)
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!
Party Fowl: The Game of Drunk Ducks is an area control game on a modular board where the goal is to be the coolest duck at a party. It sounds like a rad concept so we talked to two of the cool ducks behind this project; Spencer, and Caleb.
[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…)