[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…)
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…)
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.
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
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.
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This week we interviewed local event organisers and trivia hosts Josh&Liam from Stagwiz. They talked to us about how they built up a loyal community of fans, and give us insight into their game design and creative process.
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