Game Designer Workshop Episode 17: Ruin and Party Fowl Update

Even though Red Markets is out, Caleb is still hard at work designing new games and fulfilling stretch goals. He gives an update about Party Fowl, a new card game currently in development. Meanwhile I have made a few breakthroughs while working on Ruin. I now have concrete ideas on how a game should work and have made progress on character generation rules. Hopefully I will have playtest rules at Gen Con this year!

RPPR Episode 151: Shotgun Summaries

News: I am going on vacation later this month, but don’t worry! There will be a lot of podcasts this month. We also have a new system for scheduling online games for the RPPR Patreon using our Discord server.

Synopsis: There is an annual contest on the Delta Green email list for writing short scenarios. The Shotgun Scenario contest forces contestants to write the best possible DG scenario under 1500 words. It’s gone on since 2005 and last year had some great entries. Dan, David, Tom, and I read a bunch of them to discuss what we liked about them. We also have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

Song: Tracks from the Upwind EP by 2mello

RPPR Episode 150: PAX South 2018 Wrap Up

Aaron, Tom, and I traveled down to Texas for PAX South 2018 and we had a blast! I finally got to play True Dungeon and we tried out multiple games that weekend like:

  • True Dungeon: An escape room with LARPing and pog collecting (kind of). It’s got it all!
  • Wild West Exodus: A new weird western themed skirmish game with great models and interesting rules
  • Tokaido: An excellent board game about traveling to Edo, in style.
  • 4 The Birds: a board game about getting your birds in a row (or square).
  • Tonight We Riot: An upcoming video game about fighting The Man.
  • Deep Sky Derelicts: A sci-fi dungeon crawling game, similar in structure to Darkest Dungeon.

We also listened to a bunch of great podcasts like:

Song: Spirits Seeking by 2mello