Archive for July 2012
Very quickly after the previous podcast, It is my pleasure to bring you episode 50, which is a landmark I never thought I’d achieve. And yet, here it is and it’s all thanks to you, the listeners.
And the co-hosts I’ve had. And the people I’ve interviewed. And a fair bit of pig-headed stubbornness that hasn’t allowed me to stop. And since we’re here, I don’t think I’ll stop for the time being. Sorry!
In this episode I had the pleasure of Robin D. Laws’ company. Since he’s responsible (guilty some would say!) for some of the best material out there, and his thinking is, to say the least, sharp, I think you’ll find his insight very… well… insightful (hey, it’s late. I’ve been working all day and my brain is turning into mush. Take whatever vocabulary I can still muster!).
Needless to say we talk, at length about Stone Skin Press, the fiction line from Pelgrane Press that Robin has developed in his role as Creative Director. With a truly incredible line of writers, it is one well worth keeping an eye on for the future (trust me on this one).
And we spoke about Hillfolk, a new game currently in production and soon to come to Kickstarter that will use the Drama System. I could tell you all about it, but then you’ll bet bored when listening to the podcast, so I’ll leave you to it.
Oh, an Jenn and Rob are with me too! And we talk. Lots!
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The time has come for another episode of the RPG Edition of our podcast and it is a very exciting one. Not that the rest aren’t exciting, but this one is special because we have a new person joining us. Mr. Robert Sullivan, aka the Grumpy Celt, who will lend us his knowledge, wit and charm for the commentary.
Well. You judge about the charm bit.
We do discuss the Ennies. With “we” I mean Jenn, Rob and myself, of course. The nominees for the most prestigious award in the Role Playing industry were announced and, as is to be expected, there is controversy aplenty. A couple of the categories gave us plenty of reasons to talk about what we think went well and which ones we think shouldn’t even be there.
Of course we celebrate and congratulate Jenn for her nomination for Best Podcast. I say nomination with a pinch of salt (or a grain if you prefer), because she should be getting the award and she will with your help. Please head onto the Ennies voting page and make sure the Jennisodes are your number one choice!
As usual we also have an interview that we hope you’ll enjoy. If you lurk Kickstarter (and you should!), you might have noticed Encountermaps.com. This young company has been set up to produce high quality printed maps you can use on the table. But not just any maps, as you will find out.
With Jared Blando as their artist and some production values that more experienced companies should learn of, Encountermaps.com should be doing very, very well in the future!
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Welcome to the new episode of the boardgame edition of the G*M*S Magazine Podcast.
In this episode we have an interview with David Sirlin, from Sirlin Games fame; creators of Yomi, Puzzle Strike and Flash Duel. Arguably the best fighting games out there, though you’ll have to play them to find out if they’re as good as I think they are (and I think they’re very good!).
David also tells about his experience with Kickstarter, where Puzzle Strike has been successfully funded to create the third edition of the game. Judging by David’s words, it sounds very, very promising!
Dr. Mike Reddy and I also talk a lot. About a lot of things, like Ouya, the Android OS videoconsole being funded in Kickstarter at the moment of writing this. I say “being funded”… It’s already got over $3 Million!