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RPPR Presents: Zombies in Gaming Panel at Gencon 2012

The Italian ZombieAt Gencon this year, I was part of a panel with Kenneth Hite, Dennis Detwiller, and George Vasilakos to discuss zombies in gaming. We talked about many topics, from favorite films, to the symbolism of zombies and how to use them in games. If you’re a zombie fan, you should give it a listen!

In other news, check out the new Zombie Survival and Risk Analysis Quiz on Zombies of the World. Find out how well you would do in a zombie attack!

RPPR Episode 77: Gencon 2012 Wrapup

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Synopsis: This was our best Gencon ever and we have a lot to show for it. We won best podcast at the Ennies this year! A very special thanks goes out to every fan that voted for us. This podcast wouldn’t be anything without the support of our fans. Thanks!  I also shot some video at Gencon this year, a special four part series called The Oregon Trail Question. All four episodes are online now and feature the following game designers and writers:

Part 1: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy from Pagan Publishing, and Jack Graham.
Part 2: Bob Arens, Tim Shaw, Brandon Aren and Wayne Smith.
Part 3: Kenneth Hite, Robin Laws, Shane Ivey, and Seth Larson.
Part 4: Steve Long, Jim Pinto, Brian Jelke, and Jolly Blackburn.

Tom, Aaron, and I discuss the highlights of Gencon for us this year including new games we tried, events we attended and what loot we got from the trip. Plus, Tom has a letter and we have anecdotes of course.

Shout outs:

  • Law of the Geek: An Ennie nominated podcast – fascinating legal analysis and discussion related to geek related topics.
  • Haste: The official Obsidian Portal podcast and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Jennisodes: Interview focused gaming podcast and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Iron GM:  The podcast of the Iron GM competition and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Claybourne: Excellent radio drama featuring mystery and the supernatural from New Zealand. Free download!
  • Night’s Black Agents: The new vampire/spy thriller RPG from Kenneth Hite and Pelgrane Press.
  • Shadows of Esteren: The French medieval horror fantasy RPG, now available in English!
  • Fantasycraft: A new fantasy d20 RPG derived from Spycraft.
  • Mistborn Adventure Game: RPG based on the best selling series of novels by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Rimward: The new Eclipse Phase source book for the outer solar system.
  • Panic Station: A new sci-fi themed Mafia style tile game.
  • Invasive Procedures: A Fear Itself adventure set in a hospital haunted by nightmarish horrors.
  • Mountains of Madness: a fine graphic novel adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story.
  • Hollowpoint: A new indie RPG about hyper-violent badasses.
  • Strange Aeons II: A Call of Cthulhu scenario anthology set in atypical times and places.
  • John Adams: HBO mini series about the founding father.

Song: Take a guess 😀

Interview with Kenneth Hite on Night’s Black Agents

Night's Black AgentsWe had a blast at Gencon 2012 and we have a ton of new material for you, starting with this interview with Kenneth Hite about his new game, Night’s Black Agents. It’s a horror/spy thriller game that Mr. Hite designed more or less to give players an excuse to slay the undead while being total badass secret agents. It’s based on the GUMSHOE game engine but has new rules appropriate for the spy thriller genre.

It’s out now, so if you think you might want to try the game out, check it out here.