There’s three excellent guests on this latest episode of The Little Metal Dog Show! It’s mesmerisin’, tantalizin’, captivatin’ and devastatin’!
First up, Ted Torgerson; less a designer and more an appropriator of systems to adapt and make his own, he’s about to launch 1989: Dawn of Freedom through GMT Games, based on the legendary Twilight Struggle engine and developed in conjunction with TS’s co-creator Jason Matthews. Ted’s also made Free at Last, possibly the only game based on the Civil Rights struggle in America in the mid-20th Century, and we discuss the possibilities of learning through gaming.
Next it’s time to welcome Daniel Solis back to the show. Always an entertaining guest, Daniel’s a machine – he’s forever creating incredible stuff that puts most of us to shame! This time around we discuss his latest project based around Evil Hat’s Spirit of the Century RPG system and look back at his Thousand Year Game competition that – after months of submissions and testing – now has a winner.
Finally, Rob Daviau has had his name on many excellent games – you may not be aware of him, but you’ll know his games. With the likes of Heroscape, Star Wars: Queen’s Gambit and Buffy The Vampire Slayer on his CV, he’s now also responsible for the new hotness that is Risk Legacy. Introducing brand new concepts to the gaming world is something that seems to drive Rob’s creative brain, and in this Guaranteed Spoiler Free interview we cover how the game went from idea to sitting on the tables of many gamers around the world.
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Be sure to check out this episode’s sponsors:
Chicken Caesar, the new release from Nevermore Games, available on Kickstarter… well, very soon indeed. Link to come!
VivaJava: The Coffee Game from the lovely folks at Dice Hate Me, also on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/vivajava-the-coffee-game?ref=live
Other Show Links to follow!