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Sometimes interviews happen that really feel like that they’ll pair well together and in this episode it certainly felt these two would work well together. Episode 24 is driven by our need to tell and hear stories – for many people one of the most important aspects of playing games. First of all Rory O’Connor, the man behind Rory’s Story Cubes, tells me about the importance of telling a tale and how his Story Cubes came to be. While it’s not the hardest game to play in the world it’s certainly speedy and entertaining, encouraging the use of your imagination no matter how old you may be. I’ve used them with everyone from schoolchildren to the most hardcore of gamers and near everyone has had a blast. I’m also joined by author Michael Ward – his book, Destiny Quest: The Legion of Shadow, is single handedly leading the charge of game books into the 21st Century. Forget your Fighting Fantasy, they’re mere novellas in comparison to this. Imagine World of Warcraft‘s level of customisation mixed with a more grown-up attitude and you’re on your way there.
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This show’s links:
Mirror Mirror on Kickstarter (check it out, they’re doing a cracking deal involving The Road To Canterbury too) – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/167427101/mirror-mirror-a-game-of-deception-reflection-and-l?ref=live
This episode’s sponsors are the nice folks at Eagle and Gryphon Games – http://www.eaglegames.net/Default.asp
Rory’s Story Cubes official site – http://www.storycubes.com/
Michael Ward’s Destiny Quest site – http://www.destiny-quest.com/
Fighting Fantasy (which has recently relaunched) – http://www.fightingfantasy.com/
Truly old school! Choose Your Own Adventure – http://www.cyoa.com/