G&G Gamecast – That is not dead which can interview Rafael Chandler

G&G Gamecast – That is not dead which can interview Rafael Chandler

So it turns out that the stars came right last week, so of course we interviewed Rafael Chandler, who has a Kickstarter going on or something! In addition to talking about the most incredible and terrifying tome of vile beasts yet compiled, we talked about the following: The affect of Kickstarter on the RPG hobby, or at least on Rafael Chandler’s RPG hobby. The unfortunate passing of Dave Brockie, and it’s affect on the RPG hobby, or at least on James Raggi’s RPG hobby. Where Rafael Chandler gets his ideas, or at least how he gets so damn many of them. How Charles Stross made up all the best monsters in the Fiend Folio. Rafael’s favorite kinds of Torture. (Make sure to listen to the end to receive secret bonus torture!) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:00 — 57.7MB) edmcw on...
Gamecast 23: Rich Rogers on Play by Forum Gaming

Gamecast 23: Rich Rogers on Play by Forum Gaming

Hey guys, this week we’re sharing one of our lost episodes. This one’s been in the can since February, which is unfortunate, because it’s full of Orklord-y awesomeness! Rich Rogers of Canon Puncture comes on and drops science on successful forum roleplay. I think this is a really useful episode, and it makes me sad that it took so long to finally get out there. Enjoy! p.s. We kick off with some now woefully obsolete discussion on Dragon and Gygax magazines. Please excuse our tardiness. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:53 — 59.4MB) edmcw on...
We’re Back! G&G Gamecast Episode 22: Forge Midwest, Marvel Heroic and Other Stuff!

We’re Back! G&G Gamecast Episode 22: Forge Midwest, Marvel Heroic and Other Stuff!

Hey everybody, did you miss us?  We missed you!  It turns out that when one of the hosts moves 2500 miles across the country, the effect is almost indistinguishable from podfading, but thankfully we have no intentions of doing that!  Join us as we work the rust out and talk to Clyde about his awesome Forge Midwest experience this year, along with a lengthy discussion about Marvel Heroic Roleplaying. We ramble all over the place, probably because we haven’t had a proper conversation in months, but we thought it turned out pretty great.  We’ve actually got a ton of recordings in the can, so this should put us back on a weekly schedule.  See you next Monday! All thanks go to Clyde for the following very thorough orgy of links.  Enjoy!  Show Notes Forge Midwest The Prolific Pete Figtree Tenra Bansho Zero Andy Kitkowski’s, “The Perils of Self-Fullfillment” (video) Joshua A.C. Newman Mobile Frame Zero Seattle Doomsday Map Mythender Asura fucking people up with his finger. Dungeon World The Walking Eye Stop wasting your time, just go here. Sorceror Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Lady Blackbird Fate The cool fucking chips he made. That’s How We Roll with Peter Adkinson Valve and per employee profit Interview where Luke Crane discusses the value of working with other’s I.P.  Burning Empires Chris Moeller Torchbearer Mouseguard Mammoth Cave Twilight 2000 Shadowrun Returns   Attack on Titan, motherfuckers! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:52 — 65.8MB) edmcw on...
G&G Moviecast 36 Pt.1: The One Where We Don’t Talk about Django

G&G Moviecast 36 Pt.1: The One Where We Don’t Talk about Django

So, when we got together to talk about the awesomeness that is Django Unchained, we got a little bit carried away. Like, two hours carried away. In the first hour we didn’t talk about the movie.  Instead we talked about: How Clyde was totally right about D&D Next. The appeal of different editions of D&D for different people. The Pathfinder MMO Kickstarter Star Wars: the Old Republic & the Gay Planet Same Sex Relationships and sex in general in MMOs and in other sorts of video games. It’s like somebody got Gamecast in our Moviecast, so we’re splitting this one in half.  In this half, the Django is silent. Part two to follow in about 10 minutes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:22 — 44.3MB) edmcw on...
Geeky & Genki Gamecast Episode 21: Clyde’s Not-So-Secret Technique

Geeky & Genki Gamecast Episode 21: Clyde’s Not-So-Secret Technique

This week on G&G, Clyde drops science on a gamemastering tool he calls The Tolkien Technique. In addition we talk about the following: The reborn TSR and Gygax Magazine …Which leads to a discussion of copyright, intellectual property, and lawyers. Clyde reminds us that he did a TftC episode about licensing and IP with Justin D. Jacobsen. Alex talks about peculiarities of Japanese copyright law that have led to Kurosawa’s early films drifting in and out of copyright. Enjoy the show! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:51 — 55.7MB) edmcw on...
Geeky & Genki Gamecast Episode 20 – Christopher Klug and the James Bond 007 RPG

Geeky & Genki Gamecast Episode 20 – Christopher Klug and the James Bond 007 RPG

This week, we have an awesome interview to share! In honor of James Bond’s 50th anniversary, (and in honor of Alex’s drooling fanboy status WRT the James Bond 007 RPG) we talk with RPG design luminary and lead designer on the James Bond 007 RPG, Christopher Klug! This is a wide-ranging (and long!) interview – we talk about the following: Chris’ early days with SPI Dragonquest and Runequest, the other white meats of early fantasy roleplay The influence of Runequest on Chris’ design work, including James Bond Chris’ work on Dragonquest 2nd Edition. The history of the Universe RPG The birth of Victory Games, and the origins of the James Bond 007 RPG The design philosophy behind James Bond The difficulties of getting James Bond adventures approved The game design genius of Greg Gorden (How does this guy not have a Wikipedia page?) The awesomeness of the Q Manual The death of the James Bond RPG, and the tantalizing could-have-been of other games made with the system. Chris’ approach to gamemastering, and stories about his later gaming history, including running Runequest for Zeb Cook! Greg Stafford’s design philosophy Chris quizzes us about the current state of the hobby, the impact of epublishing, and Kickstarter There’s way more than that, but this is a difficult interview to summarize.  Check it out! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:47:07 — 98.1MB) edmcw on...