Interview with Deborah Davitt

deborah-davittWay back in Episode 57 (Read the Fine Print), Tom gave a shoutout to a story on Fanfic.net.  It was a Mass Effect fanfiction that Tom became a huge fan of, as well as the author, Deborah Davitt.  Now, some years later, this very talented writer has a brand new novel that truly deserves your time.  It is called The Valkyrie, the first book in the Edda Earth series.  Set in an alternate history setting, Rome never fell and magic and the Gods are real.  In this segment, Tom interviews Ms. Davitt, to get the lowdown on this unique story, the first in a series of books.

Story Wiki Site:   http://eddaearthwiki.wikidot.com/
Book Artist’s Site:   http://ladyowl.deviantart.com/

Game Designer’s Workshop: Interview with Peter Nielsen

Our Kickstarter for Boiling Point is still going on and we could use your support! hound-webIt occurred to me that no one has heard from the actual author of Boiling Point, Peter Nielsen. He’s a first time author and I’m a first time publisher (of another person’s work) so I thought talking about it would make for a good episode. In this, we talk about how Boiling Point came to be, how Peter wrote the first drafts, Kickstarter, the Base Raiders setting, and how playtesting comes into the process. Once Boiling Point is done we will try for a followup interview to talk about the process after the Kickstarter is done.

RPPR Episode 106: History is written by the GM

The Hangar section of Boiling Point. The floating submarine is an aftermarket addition.News: We’re over halfway there in the Boiling Point Kickstarter, so help us push it over the edge!

Synopsis: History is a rich tapestry waiting to be explored, but how should you implement historical events into games? Tom and I have some experience with this, so we talk about how to prepare for historical games and what kind of history works best. Even if you’re a player, this can help with your experiences enjoying this type of game. Tom also has a letter, plus we have shout and anecdotes.

Shout Outs:

Song: Memories by Starlight from New RetroWave Equinox EP