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Mike Mason Interview 2019



Episode 93 – Mike Mason Interview
(a.k.a. “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”)

Why vote for the lesser evil? This week the lads chat to returning guests Mike Mason, Line Editor for Call of Cthulhu at Chaosium. Topics included how to start out playing Call of Cthulhu and the thinking behind the starter set, latest gossip on new products, Greg Stafford’s legacy, revision of licensees, producing fan content via Miskatonic Repository and more!

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Mike Mearls Interview



Episode 92 – Mike Mearls Interview
(a.k.a. Hit Dice are the new Healing Surge)

Rare treat this week dear listeners, the lads interview Mr D&D himself right now, Mike Mearls. We cover current projects, what it was like taking over the helm, design choices and some nitty gritty details and listener questions, among many other things. Very insightful, and a charming guest, we look forward to inviting Mike back in the near future to answer more gems such as “What the hell is a hit point?” and “Why do you hate Warlords so much?”.

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B. Dave Walters Interview



Episode 88 – B. Dave Walters Interview
(aka Shine on You Crazy Diamond)

Live gaming actor, streamer, DM, comic author, life coach and all round great guy B. Dave Walters has more strings to his bow than a harpist. You may know him from LA By Night, The Uncommon Trust, D&D, or various Geek & Sundry or other outlets (Top Ten links below). Gaz and Guest Host and good friend of the show Iain McAllister of The Giant Brain and Brainwaves podcast chat to Dave about streaming games, running D&D in a castle, writing a comic, diversity in gaming and much more!

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Rob Schwalb Interview



Episode 87 – Rob Schwalb Interview
(aka All Hail the Demon Lord)

Rob Schwalb, our special guest this time is a veritable game-producing machine, prolific output for Shadow of the Demon Lord is added to by Occult Philosophy in Kickstarter. One of the designers of D&D, involved in everything from A Song of Ice and Fire to WFRP second edition – Rob has plenty to talk about and intriguing thoughts into game design and where inspiration comes from.

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Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Interview



Episode 86 – Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Interview

The prolific and talented Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan joins the lads for some gaming chat and excellent advice on writing scenarios. We cover the writing process, collaborating with others, creating specifically for convention games and why gaming books should be useful at the table, among other things. A lot of what Gar says makes perfect sense and our glorious listeners may wonder, as we did, why it’s not just this obvious for everyone – but that’s the mark of someone good at what they do – making it all seem to easy!

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Shane Ivey Interview



Episode 85 – Shane Ivey Interview

The guys chat to Arc Dream head honcho Shane Ivey about the Ennie-award-winning Delta Green, GODLIKE, British small press games, publishing in the modern world many other things. Not only a prolific producer of games, but well-read fan of RPGs too, Shane has plenty to say on what’s happening on Arc Dream and tidbits on other games and insights into how to run a game company.

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Spire & One Page RPGs



Episode 84 – Spire & One Page RPGs
(with Grant Howitt and Christopher Taylor)

A cornucopia of voices on this edition, as Baz is unavailable, but Iain McAllister from Brainwaves podcast and The Giant Brain blog in on board to help interview Grant Howitt and Christopher Taylor of Rowan Rook & Decard best known for Spire RPG and one sheet RPGs such as Jason Statham’s Big Vacation.
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Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD



Episode 81 – Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD (Interview with Russ Morrissey)

Attention thrill-seekers! Russ Morrissey, designer of the W.O.I.N system joins the lads to talk about his new take on Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD. A nostalgiac trip to the early days of gaming, inside scoops and future products, a view of the system, chat about how to make a successful Kickstarter and more await you!
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Troika! Daniel Sell Interview



Episode 79 – Troika! Daniel Sell Interview

Good friend of the show Ennie Award Winning Daniel Sell returns (last time was Episode 13!) to talk about his revamp of Troika! which definitely isn’t Fighting Fantasy, winning Ennie awards and his delightfully hands-off publishing style. Fans of Hipster Planescape are in for a treat, as is anyone who likes something just a little bit different than the usual.
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Teachers & Teaching



Episode 78 – Teachers & Teaching

This week the lads are joined by educators Pete Atkinson and Neil Gow to talk about how teaching influences gaming, or vice versa. Is the noble art of pedagogy something that helps or hinders young minds when it comes to playing games? With a teacher of primary, secondary and further education on board, the assembled classroom discusses what lesson we can all learn.
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