Episode 175 – Paragon System with Sean Nittner and Tim Denee
If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll know we love AGON, powered by the Paragon system. This time the lads are delighted to be joined by Sean Nittner, the co-author and independent game designer Tim Denee, who’s done some great stuff with the game. Come on in for a deep dive on the game design process, what makes these sets of games great and how to squeeze more gaming juice from your sessions!
Episode 174 – Beyond Dread Portals (a.k.a. Climinal)
This time the boys are joined by Good Friend of the Show and returning guest Dr Mitch and Newt from D101 Games to talk about their new project Beyond Dread Portals. A game for those wanting to move slightly away from what D&D has to offer, but with some familiarity so the leap of faith isn’t too scary!
Episode 173 – Third Floor Wars (a.k.a. Third Party Podcaster)
A third podcaster, Craig Shipman from Third Floor Wars joins the lads this time to talk about some of our collective GM experiences at running three different games. From Blades in the Dark to Savage Worlds by way of Call of Cthulhu, this mighty triumvirate of gaming tells you what’s hot and what’s not, with tips, tricks and experiences of running these popular RPGs.
Episode 166 – Radiant Citadel with Ajit George (a.k.a. A New Hope)
The guys are joined by lovely human and creator and project lead of Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, Ajit George. Discover how the project came about, what to expect from the latest D&D offering, how it’s different from what’s gone before and much more!
Episode 165 – D&D in the 70s (a.k.a. A Gateway To Wider Experiences)
This time Gaz & Baz are reunited to talk about playing D&D back in the day. Joined by D&D designer and Good Friend of the Show, Jonathan Tweet, plus legendary DM Hollis Monroe, the guys talk through early experiences before Greyhawk existed and you had to make your own worlds of wondrous adventure.
Episode 164 – Escape Rooms with Rafael Chandler
Another Stunt Baz in the shape of Mat from Steamforged Games, a returning special guest in the splendid form of Good Friend of the Show, Rafael Chandler; what more could you ask for? Rafael has a successful Escape Room business and is (at time of recording) launching a Kickstarter for a 100+ puzzle escape room in a box which becomes a roleplaying game. The guys chat about puzzles in your games, how to come up with them, what makes them interesting and much more in this episode.
Episode 161 – Justin Alexander Interview (a.k.a. Was Dragonlance Railroady?)
Armed with “Stunt Baz” Guy Milner off of the Burn After Running blog, this time Gaz interviews RPG producer and designer at Atlas Games, Justin Alexander. The chat covers the excellent RPG resource The Alexandrian, as well as what’s hot at Atlas Games and some great game design discussion.
Episode 160 – Blade Runner (a.k.a. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
One of the most universally recognised IPs in geekdom, Blade Runner is a staple of the lad’s early film experiences. Now Free League are bringing the films (and other media) to life with a new RPG set in futuristic LA. Designer Tomas Härenstam guests to explain more about this highly anticipated game!
Episode 158 – Dark Souls (a.k.a. You Wake Up By A Bonfire)
So it is, ash seeketh embers… this time the lads are joined by Mat Hart and Rich August from Steamforged Games to talk about the Dark Souls RPG, and go deep diving into game design theory.
Episode 153 – Shane Hensley Interview a.k.a Shaken Not Stirred
The lads were delighted to have one of their gaming heroes on this time, founder of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Shane Hensley. He’s created the best-selling, award-winning Deadlands, Hell on Earth, Weird Wars, and later Savage Worlds and many of its settings. He’s also written for God’s Own Game Earthdawn, TORG, and many other things, plus worked on computer games such as City of Villains. Chat covers everything from his classic games to getting assaulted by an orc!