Show062: Interview with Mike Mearls

I interviewed Mike Mearls about what the Essentials edition means for D&D 4E. This is that interview. Thanks to @ajgaming, @renatoram, and @bg_josh from Twitter. Also 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction for their Episode 54, which got me to reach out to Mike, and Wizards of the Coast. Gabe Arcade joins the Brotherhood. This is the comic I reference at the beginning of the interview. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:42 — 29.6MB) clyde on...

Show061: Interview with Keith Senkowski and Matt Synder

Show061: Interview with Keith Senkowski and Matt Synder This is the last of my Gen Con interviews. It was the second chronologically; occurring Friday morning. I’ll be interested to see how it’s received. We talked about Marketing. Marketing versus Artistic merit, and how it is likely perceived in the Forgie / Story-games / Indie scene. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:18 — 29.9MB) clyde on...

Show060: Interview with David Wesely

I spent so much time trying to fix the sound on this one… at least 24 hours total. It either can’t be done well, or is beyond my ability. Which sucks as this was the interview I was most excited about, from Gen Con. Major David Wesely, Ret., is the guy who Dave Arneson credits with inventing the idea of the Roleplaying Game. It was so very interesting to hear about stuff that was going on before I was born to make this thing I’m fascinated with today. It’s interesting to see how closely our beginning was tied to LARP. I think it is worth the effort of having to concentrate to focus on what is being said over the background noise. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:40:39 — 46.1MB) clyde on...

Show058: Interview with Robert Bohl

Here’s an interview I did with Robert Bohl a few weeks ago. I think the Skype interviews are really improving, there seems to be much less of the falling in and out that used to occur when using Skype. In this show we talk about; Misspent Youth, defeating blank page syndrome, mechanizing fun, “my guy” versus “our guy,” why Rob is a more successful designer than me, Ashcans, and abusing people through games and psychology. (Note to literal.net: there is a tongue in cheek in that description.) Linkies! One of Joshua Newman’s cool sculptures. The game whose name I can’t remember that reminds me of Human Contact. Misspent Youth which can be preordered at the Unstore. The This Week In Start-ups interview with Neil Young, CEO of ngmoco, who discusses game design of games like We Rule, among other start-up type things. The interview is around 15:00 minutes into the episode to 47:00 minutes. Gabe’s Balls Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:27:27 — 40.0MB) clyde on...

Show057: Interview with Michael S. Miller

I did an interview with Michael S. Miller via Skype tonight. We discussed a blog post he made some time back, and Serial: Homicide Unit, which he created with his wife Kat Miller. Some additional stuff, courtesy of Mike. Ron Edwards post about main stream games. No Anthology Press. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:33 — 26.3MB) clyde on...