This one’s quite the epic, comprising of three interviews with designers who tell their stories in very different ways!
You’ll be aware of the work of James Wallis, ‘the godfather of indie RPGs’ – with games like Baron Munchausen and Once Upon A Time under his belt, he’s built quite the reputation in the gaming industry. Now he’s back with a blast RPG called Alas Vegas; a tale of amnesia, violence and life in the desert. We talk about the game, his experience with Kickstarter and much more. There’ll also be a few lies in there, but it’s up to you to work out precisely what is true…
Colby Dauch of Plaid Hat Games then returns to discuss how the company has expanded in the space of a couple of years from producing only Summoner Wars to having a massive range of titles in their catalogue. With new releases on the way including City of Remnants and a tie-in with the forthcoming Bioshock Infinite video game, Plaid Hat are moving up in style. There are also a few revelations about what they have planned for the future, including a brand new design from Colby himself.
Finally, David Malki! from the excellent webcomic Wondermark joins me to talk about a new game he’s co-developed – Machine of Death. Set in a world where the technology exists to reveal the method of your demise, Machine of Death has spawned a book (along with an upcoming sequel) and now a party game of ‘creative assassination’. Brace yourself; this isn’t your average dinner party extravaganza…
Want some links? You got ‘em!
Direct Download link for the episode: https://archive.org/download/LMDEpisode53/LMD_Episode53.mp3
This episode’s sponsors are Artipia Games, promoting the rather charming Drum Roll on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magecompany/drum-roll-the-board-game
James Wallis’ campaign for Alas Vegas: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameswallis/alas-vegas-an-rpg-of-bad-memories-bad-luck-and-bad?ref=live
Spaaace – James’ company site: http://www.spaaace.com/
Plaid Hat Games’ site: http://plaidhatgames.com/
Machine of Death on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1234131468/machine-of-death-the-game-of-creative-assassinatio?ref=live
Wondermark by David Malki!: http://wondermark.com/