Upwind is a fantasy RPG currently being Kickstarted about exploration and survival in an endless sky filled with ancient technology. We interview the game’s designer, Jeff Barber, to pick his brain about non-traditional mechanics, old-school animation, and ecology in game worlds.
“The neighborhood’s always been pretty nice, if quiet. Good schools, low crime, nice restaurants. The only problem is the mail: a man keeps sending bizarre letters to the residents. It’s up to three residents of the neighborhood — a down-on-his-luck cop, a drug addict, and a city councilor — to figure out the source of these letters and make life cozy again.”
Trigger Warning: this actual play contains the writings of Francis E. Dec, a very ill man with horrible views on race. This game is meant to unsettle and entertain, but Chris, tonight’s GM, doesn’t want to blindside anyone who has been negatively affected by mental illness and racism. Be forewarned.
Character creation and party dynamics might not be the first concern when designing or starting a role playing game, but bad character concepts can ruin a game. In this episode we discuss character creation.
Areas of discussion: Character creation, pre-gens, group character creation, party dynamic
It was recommended to us a few episodes back that we should probably introduce ourselves. So, in this episode we will briefly discuss ourselves, bad tattoo decisions, and what we wish to accomplish with this podcast.
Areas of discussion: Introductions, Mission Statements, Rationality Cults, Bad Tattoos, and Website Spam.
Chris, Noah, and Adam break out the tin cans and string to interview Caleb Stokes about his upcoming Kickstarter for Hebannon Game’s Red Markets. Red Markets is an economic horror game set in the wake of a partial zombie apocalypse. Check out Red Markets, kickstarting May 23rd, 2016.
Note: We apologize for the poor audio quality, our last job didn’t pay enough bounty to maintain upkeep on recording equipment.
In our first interview Greg Stolze discusses his latest project, Unknown Armies 3rd edition, a horror rpg game that is currently kickstarting through April 29th, 2016. Curious about the fate of the Freak? Wonder whatever happened to the Scotsman? Tune in for these answers and more…
In episode 2 we discuss the prep work than can go into your game. Also included in this podcast is an another recording about our experiences at Gen Con 2015 that we initially planned as a separate podcast.
Special thanks to Ghostmice for allowing us to use their song “Critical Hit”.