Episode 44 – The Wielder

In this episode Brandon and James dive into The Wielder playbook that James has been working on. They work out some of the mechanics for the feature and talk a lot about how to turn research and theme into actual playbook. Find us both on twitter as @stophackandroll Find all our episodes and links to …

Episode 43 – The Consequences of Clocks

In this episode Brandon and James talk about using mechanics ripped from other games to track campaign plot threads.   Notes Buy your copy of the Pasión de las Pasiones ashcan here.   Games mentions in this episode: Hydrohackers Urban Shadows Blades in the Dark Masks: A New Generation   Find us both on twitter …

Episode 41 – Under the Hood

In this episode Brandon and James get down and dirty with the greasy mechanics of game design. Neither of them is afraid to pull on some coveralls, pop the hood of a game truck, and work on the engine. This metaphor has really gone about as far as we can take it. This one’s good …

Episode 39 – Playtestopia

In this episode Brandon and James decompress after a busy adventure to New Jersey for Metatopia. They talk about how their playtests went, the cool games they played and the rad people they met. They were excited and talked fast. They hope you don’t listen to the podcast at 3x speed.   Find us both …

Episode 36: Stop, Hack, and First Down!

In this episode Brandon and James lay all their football cards on the court. James lays out his ideas for a fantasy story game in the style of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen that uses an actual fantasy football league as a mechanic. Games mentions in this episode: The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen …