This time in the lounge we have Todd Nicholas from Wheel Tree Press and The Jank Cast to talk about The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power. A powered by the apocalypse game about power, intrigue and social standing. Enjoy.
Tag Archive: Interview
Apr 19 2017
Oct 03 2016
Hey Folks. Today I have Rudy Basso and James Intercaso to chat about the best damn radio play drama comedy I did an interview on for this particular episode, Have Spellbook, Will Travel. Tune into to hear about this D&D inspired and exceptionally well produced audio drama comedy.
HSWT email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Copr 2013 by Ménage Quad
CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 international
Sep 26 2016
Hey Folks. This episode we’re talking about killing god king robots and selling them for scrap in Synthicide which is Kickstarting right now. Strap in and enjoy the information upload on this game with its creator Dustin DePenning.
Sep 05 2016
Troy & Darcy interview Monte J Cook about his new game of surrealistic fantasy, Invisible Sun, which is currently sitting at double its funding goal with over $400,000 on Kickstarter with only 11 days left! If you’re a Cypher System fan and want to know why you’d be interested in Invisible Sun, this is the interview for you.
1:03 Invisible Sun Pitch
2;35 What do Cypher System fans have to look forward to in this game?
Invisible Sun Character Sentence Posts
- You are a [Foundation] [Heart] of the order of [Order] who [Forte]
- Your Foundation is something about your past or background, your Heart is your truest self, your Order is how you interact with magic and other magic-users, and your Forte is something that distinguishes you uniquely.
4:09 What level of narrative control do the players have in Invisible Sun?
8:50 There are pools in Invisible Sun, similar to the Cypher System. Do these pools act as both your resource, and your damage tracking?
10:10 Is there anything in Invisible Sun similar to the GM Intrusion Mechanic?
12:40 Because of the similar sensibilities to the Cypher System, was there a time when you thought Invisible Sun could be a Cypher System game?
15:10 What have you learned from previous projects, specifically the Numenera Reliquary Box, that you were able to apply to this project?
18:17 Are there elements of the Invisible Sun game that Cypher System players can take back to the Cypher System games that they play?
20:20 Are there things like Cypher System Card Decks in Invisible Sun to help the GM with managing the game, or with narrative ideas?
Invisible Sun Orders
24:55 What was the inspiration behind the creation of the directed campaign?
26:40 During the directed campaign, people will be communicating back to Monte Cook Games about what is happening in their home campaigns. What will this experience be like of getting all this feedback of how people are playing the game?
28:00 There are great communities forming around Invisible Sun. What are you excited to see come out of the community?
- Seekers Google Plus Community
- Facebook group organization thread
- Monte Cook’s Invisible Sun Pinterest
Find out more from our guest:
- Invisible Sun Kickstarter, Path of Suns (audio fiction and more), Pinterest
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Aug 25 2016
What do you get when you mix cats and Cthulhu? Call of Cathulhu. That’s what Joel Sparks did and now he’s here to tell you all about it. You can also listen to Senda and Emily along with the Chief Gnome, John Arcadian, play Call of Cathulhu over on She’s a Super Geek.
Aug 20 2016
Some game designers have epic stories of their own. Odyssey’s which range decades and cross many games, genre’s and companies. Today we have one such person. From Iron Crown Enterprises to TSR, then WotC, then his own Malhavoc Press, back to WotC, then a brief stint creating video content with geek seekers, before taking Kickstarter and the Gameosphere by storm with Numenera, then the Strange, No Thank You Evil, the Worlds of the Cypher System, and now Invisible Sun. He even managed to fit in a faux feud with the Dungeon Bastard. This man, who has lived the story which I’ve only barely hinted at, is Monte Cook. Enjoy an hour with Monte in this episode of the Lounge.
Aug 16 2016
On this edition of the Lounge we have Corey Russell the Con Director and leader of the staff of folks behind Fan World, a convention located in Niagara Falls on both sides of the border. During our chat we talk about the guests, some of the issues with running a show on both sides of the border, and hear a bit about Corey’s history working on conventions and events like this.
Jun 03 2016
Welcome to the Lounge. It’s Caleb Stokes to talk about his game of economic horror on this edition of the lounge. Delve into the mind of the man who’s come up with a zombie game that is actually a poverty simulator. Hear about Bounty, the Profit System, the Loss, and the recession in this fascinating game.
Feb 29 2016
Welcome to the Lounge and on this installment of the Misdirected Mark interview series where we talk to game designers a little about themselves, their philosophy on publishing and designs, and what’s hot on their production end, we have Shane Ivey of Arc Dream Publishing, one of the Architects of the cosmically horrific Delta Green. I quite enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do too.
Jan 22 2016
Oct 12 2015
On this edition of the lounge I have game designer KN Granger with me to talk about her games which live in the read a loud text adventure area of gaming and also LARP. We might get off on a few tangents too which are quite geeky and entertaining. You can check out KN Granger’s patreon by clicking the link below or go click the amazon link and purchase the books she’s written there.
Aug 16 2015
May 19 2015
Hey everyone. This time in the lounge I have the venerable Johnn Four from Role Playing Tips – you can click the link on the right bar of the home page to check out RPT – on to talk about his newest book Mythic Gods and Monsters. We also chat a bit about the history of Role Playing Tips and then we chat about all manner of games and gaming stuff. Hope you enjoy because I sure did.
Mar 19 2015
Hey Folks. This time we have John Harper on to talk a bit about himself and his ideas about game design, but mostly about Blades in the Dark, his already wildly successful Kickstarting Role Playing Game. By the way you should back it by clicking on the link
Dec 22 2014
The Lounge with Jason Pitre & Genesis of Legend Publishing
Hey Folks. This time in the louge I have the genesis of Legend himself Jason Pitre. He’s here to have a conversation with me about some of his games, his philosophy behind his games, and just a lot of cool stuff that’s going on out there on the smaller side of RPG publishing including Epimas. What’s Epimas? You’ll just have to listen to find out.
Feb 20 2014
Hey Folks. This week is a little different as I have two great interviews for you. In the first part I chat with Will Hindmarch about his very successful kickstarter Project: Dark and get some insights on where where story and gaming intersect.
Nov 07 2013
Hello Folks. Chris here and we’ve got a good one for you today. The Prophet of Carter Morrison is here to tell you all about The Strange. Who’s the prophet you ask? Why it’s Bruce Cordell and think the interview is quiet good. We also have the return of the Marks favorite ass chapper as Tony returns for the second You Know What Really Chaps My Ass segment. Mark is also absent as he chases down the Evil Hat of Fred Hicks. Man is that Hat Evil. Enjoy.
0:49 – Intro
1:27 – Watercooler
Kickstarter and the dangers of international shipping
The Evil Hat Street Team is now a thing.
MiniCon at UB is on November 9th – Gaming and relationships, Rm 114 Baldy Hall, 7pm – 8pm. Board Gaming to follow.
Post World Games update:
Torchbearer is available to purchase in print now.
The Firefly Cover has be revealed from Margret Wies Productions
Table Top – Halloween Episode
Level 99 Games – Power Play
10:18 – Gameroom
Cards Against Humanity
Blood Bowl the Video Game
Ticket to Ride on Android
13:06 – Lounge
54:44 – You Know What Really Chaps My Ass
1:01:11 – Geekery
Oct 30 2013
Hey Folks. Chris here and we’re gonna talk about horror RPGs you might be interested in picking up. I also have a chat I had with Lester Smith from Popcorn Press and a Fate discussion with Pete Figtree of Ruthless Diastema and Tom Flanagan from Knight of the Night.
0:50 – Intro
I got the Evil Hat from Fred Hicks but now it’s running loose in the house.
3:06 – Watercooler
How to run a small gaming business
The Devil’s Spine
FFG is hiring
The 13th age SRD is now available
Level 99 Games Spot – Power play. Competitive Narrative Gaming.
Queen City Conquest Sept 19-21
10:00 – Gameroom
Gaming w/ baby
The Fate of Elhal – get to the monkey
Ticket to Ride
encounters tomb of horrors
32:05 – Workshop – Creepy ass games
43:03 – Rest of Con on the Cob material
1:40:59 – Geekery
Grimm and Doctor Who
Oct 24 2013
Hey Folks. Today we have Fred Hicks from Evil Hat Productions and a bunch of interviews with people from Con on the Cob. I love me some Con on the Cob. Look for the Con on the Cob lost audio files which will be coming soon with a chat with Lester Smith from Popcorn Press and formerly of TSR.
1:59 – Intro
3:18 – Watercooler
The Quest Kick Kickstarter
The Strange Kickstarter
Bones kickstarter 2
Obsidian portal News
Rob’s Game Group and Game Traders
Level 99 games spot – Noir is still on sale but you won’t get it before holloween.
10:03 – Gameroom
Gaming with Baby
Con on the Cob Recap
Cantabury by Andrew Parks
Fate – Superheros with Knights of the Night’s Tom Flanagan and Ruthless Diastema’s Pete FIgtree
25:48 – On the Floor interviews
Growling Door Games
1:06:57 – Lounge – Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions
2:01:21 – Geekery
Epic Rap battles of History
Con on the Cob Parties
God Strike Tempest
Sep 19 2013
Hello Folks. This week we hang at the Watercooler, sit in the Gameroom, and go to our usual booth at the Geekery but we have a very special guest. In the lounge this week we have Eloy “The Sage” Lasanta of Third Eye Games to talk about his Kickstarter Divine Interventions and Beyond, a Kickstarter for source books for Part Time Gods. Hope you enjoy.
2:12 – Watercooler – Justice and Life
8:05 – Gameroom – Pixel Tactics 2
Dresden Files Character Creation
Fate – Steam Punk Investigations
Prime Time Adventures
Ticket to Ride
27:40 – Lounge – Eloy Lasanta, Third Eye Games, and Divine Instruments
Part Time Gods
Ennie Nominated Mermaid Adventures
Apocalypse Prevention Inc.
Top Billing – The Movie Making Card Game
Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade
Eloy’s Layout Samples
Rolling 20’s Excellence in the Gaming Industry
That’s How We Roll
1:18:55 – Geekery
Jul 17 2013
Hello Friends. This week we have David Schwartz with us from Universal Gaming to talk about all the things he has planned for his company in the coming year and beyond and I chat with Brian Cooper about Quest Kick, a very nifty sounding web based app to use at the game table. I hope you enjoy.
0:54 – Intro
David Schwartz of Universal Gaming and the Dragon’s Den
3:53 – News
QCC: All the Pathfinder
14:55 – Extradimentional Entertainment Emporium
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Savage Worlds: Shaintar
League of Legends
Steam Powered Fate
29:48 – Quest Kick With Brian Cooper
1:00:18 – The Geekery
All of the Shaintar Goodness
Jun 12 2013
Hello Friends. This week we’ve journeyed to one of the ten US gnome stew bunkers to have a conversation with Phil Vecchione and Walt Ciechanowski about their new book Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management. Good thing I’m not a gnome.
0:47 – Intro
Phil’s here and a little about the Stew
Master of Dungeons update
3:45 – News
Car Wars reference
Call of Cthulhu 7th edition
D&D Next Playtest Packet
Tangent: Gnomes as Monsters
David the Gnome reference
D&D Next Book released at GenCon?
No booth at GenCon for WotC?
Fate Tool Kit drops to Kickstarter backers
Fate Pay what you want for the PDFs
13:24 – Extradimentional Entertainment Emporium
D&D Gameday June 15th
Elder Sign Omens
Ticket to Ride
King of Tokyo
24:19 – Embarking on an Odyssey
A little about Walt
All about Odyssey
1:15:12 – The Geekery
Vera and Phil?
Dr. Who talk
Table Top season 2.5 and Table Top is nominated for a Diana Jones Award
Local Buffalo Events