GMing Discussion with Clyde

Posted in Discussions, Lady Blackbird, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on June 12th, 2011 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin and Clyde talk over skype about their recent gaming experiences at Forge Midwest. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Lady Blackbird, and Clyde offers Kevin some constructive criticism about his GMing style. What follows is a pretty good discussion about how to use Bangs and how to identify when you are blocking another player’s desires.

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Lady Blackbird All-Stars

Posted in Lady Blackbird, Play Sessions, RPG Only on May 3rd, 2011 by Kevin Weiser

The 2011 Forge Midwest con in Madison Wisconsin was a huge success. While there, Kevin managed to round up several other podcasters to do an All-Star Actual Play of John Harper’s Lady Blackbird. It was a lot of fun to game with Luke and David from The PodgeCast, Timo Newton from The Jankcast, Jen from our own The Walking Eye, and Clyde from Theory From the Closet. This is a fairly large group, and it was on saturday night, so this AP is a bit more chaotic than most of ours, but it’s still an excellent demonstration of Lady Blackbird, and we all had an absolute blast! Hope you enjoy it.

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Vincent Baker Interview: Apocalypse World

Posted in Apocalypse World, Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on April 4th, 2011 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin and Troll sit down with D. Vincent Baker to discuss some of the nitty gritty of Apocalypse World. We talk a fair bit about the philosophy behind Moves, and the inspirations for Apocalypse World. A small note on the audio quality: Vincent’s microphone seems a bit unreliable, so some parts of the interview were very quiet. Kevin tried to amplify and salvage it as best he could, but the result might be a bit annoying in some parts. Apologies for that. It might be best to listen to this interview w/ headphones.

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Discussion Episode 22: GenCon 2010 Wrap Up

Posted in Discussions, GenCon, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on August 19th, 2010 by Kevin Weiser

Jen and Kevin regale Brandon and CJ with many the tales of drunken debauchery and gaming that was GenCon 2010. This was Jen’s first GenCon, Kevin’s second, and both had a pretty amazing time. Many cool people were met, and awesome games were played. If this doesn’t sell you on GenCon next year, I don’t know what will!

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The Walking Eye Interview 6: Gregor Hutton

Posted in 3:16, Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on May 25th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

After a few scheduling SNAFU’s, we finally get a chance to sit down with Gregor and discuss our experiences with his game 3:16: Carnage Amongst the Stars. The conversation hits a lot of topics, from his gaming history, to design decisions behind 3:16, to what to do with NFA, and finally, which of his games he would save from a drowning. Gregor was a real sport for taking the time out of his evening to talk to us, and we look forward to meeting him in person at GenCon this year!

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