Interview with Phil Vecchione about Hydro Hackers

We sat down with Phil Vecchione from Encoded Designs and Misdirected Mark to talk about his new PbtA game, Hydro Hacker Operatives. In this hydropunk game, you work to build your neighborhood and steal water to make sure everyone has what they need to survive. You can get the Ashcan version on DriveThruRPG now, and look for the kickstarter in 2019!

Other links from the show:
Official Authority Twitter Account
Local 666 Twitter Account

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Urban Gauntlet.” (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Free Spacer Interview with Christoph Sapinsky

We sat down with Christoph Sapinsky to learn more about Free Spacer, a sandbox sci-fi RPG currently on Kickstarter. Free Spacer lets you play the crew of a ship, and gives options for pulling in most genres of sci-fi into your game! The Kickstarter ends on September 18th, so check it out ASAP!
Free Spacer is a sandbox science fiction game about a crew of a commissioned starship in a quadrant wide cold war. There is exploration, trade, investigation, space combat, science projects, infiltration, and troubleshooting. We play to find out how the crew gets the job done, the choices they make, the rules they break, and the lengths they will go for their patrons.”

You can also find Christoph on twitter!

Outro Music:
Port_City_Music_-_29_-_Night_Terrors from ‘Silber Sounds of Halloween’
Freemusicarchive.org

Interview with David Reid of MetaArcade

This year at GenCon we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with David Reid from MetaArcade to learn about Cthulhu Chronicles, their new mobile adventure game using all of your favorite classic Call of Cthulhu scenarios. We learned about how the game play works, and how you can create your own game to put in their marketplace! I played this the whole way home and it’s really great! You can find it for iOS in the App Store now!

Screenshot for loading screen of Cthulhu Chronicles, shows people searching in a misty forest   Screenshot of a successful roll. There's a wheel with the portions for success and fail marked, and the dial is in the successful range

Outro Music:
Port_City_Music_-_29_-_Night_Terrors from ‘Silber Sounds of Halloween’
Freemusicarchive.org

Interview with Lawful Good Gaming

We had a great time sitting down to chat with James Walls, Rohit Sodhia, and Christi Garrett, all part of the leadership team at Lawful Good Gaming. Lawful Good Gaming is a group that brings together a community that runs a variety of RPGs online and in the person to raise money for charity. What to learn more? You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

You can find Aser’s game on October 28th here.

You can read more about LGG on Gnome Stew as well!

Outro Music:
Port_City_Music_-_29_-_Night_Terrors from ‘Silber Sounds of Halloween’
Freemusicarchive.org

GenCon Exclusive Interview with Vincent Baker about Otherworlds RPG and Spellslingers

OTherworlds logo text with an image of an elf conjuring a spell in her hands

We sat down on the last day of the convention with Vincent Baker, the designer of Otherworlds and the recently kickstarted card game Spellslingers, to talk about his games and a forthcoming project. Otherworlds is a fantasy adventure with a mix of sci-fi elements while Spellslingers is a fast-paced card game for up to ten players. Plus exciting news about a new Otherworlds kickstarter!


GenCon Interview with David Reid of MetaArcade

MetaArcade logo across a hex grid

We spoke to David Reid about his company’s new app Tunnels & Trolls Adventures. Available now on Android and iOS with plans to come to Mac and Steam, this new platform aims to provide players a means of playing through RPG scenarios in the classic choose your own adventure format, including stories submitted by the community for sale, complete with stock art and sound effects. We get to see how the Adventure Creator works and what a finished adventure looks like on the PC. Their initial release brings players digitized versions of some of the first choose your own adventure modules from the venerable Tunnels & Trolls RPG, from veteran writers including Michael Stackpole. The Adventure Creator is expected soon.

You can download Tunnels & Trolls adventures for free now on your mobile devices! Apple Store. Google Play.

GenCon Interview with Ben Loomes of Syrinscape

syrinscape logo

At GenCon, we spoke with Ben Loomes to discuss the history of the Syrinscape platform and how GMs can use the service to bring customized sound effects, ambient soundscapes and background music into their games both around the table and online. We learned about pricing for the new Starfinder sound sets and a new feature that will allow you to trigger effects on other devices anywhere around the world.

You can learn more about Syrinscape here!

GenCon Interview with Chris Birch from Modiphius

people on the bridge as it is in battle

We had the chance to interview Chris Birch from Modiphius at GenCon about the the new Star Trek Adventures RPG. He describes how the game duplicates the character-based narratives of the franchise by encouraging players to challenge their characters’ values and build their own crew of familiar faces as they explore the unknown. We also get updates on Achtung! Cthulhu and some details about the forthcoming Fallout Miniatures game.

GenCon Interview with James Sutter of Paizo on Starfinder

In this interview at the very beginning of Gencon, when you could still find Starfinder for sale at their booth, James Sutter from Paizo answered some questions about how the rules in this new science fantasy role-playing game have been simplified to speed up play. He also explains how starships have been integrated into the game, the level of backwards compatibility designed into the system and some of the evolutionary developments that led from Pathfinder to Starfinder. Lastly, he also doesn’t not announce something you might be able to look forward to in before too long by way of an iconic adventure path.

GenCon Interview with Monte Cook about Numenera 2 and Invisible Sun

Covers for Numenera Discovery and Numenera Destiny

While we were at GenCon last week, we had the chance to sit down with Monte Cook and get some more details about Numenera and Invisible Sun. In this interview, he discusses what the three new character types in the forthcoming Destiny will look like and how they might interact with the types from the core book, whose new incarnation will be called Discovery. We also asked him about how the cards in Invisible Sun will be used and hear about some of the other new products MCG brought to the convention.

Official Numenera 2 Announcement

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