Today we're joined by Ray of Mythopoeia to talk about TTRPG publishing, including the risks brought about by the pandemic and economy. Ray also talks about how he teamed up with TTRPG author Fenix to publish The Wildsea, and where he's going next with Mythopoeia.
You can find Mythopoeia's games and comics at https://www.mythopoeia.us/store/c1/myth-store
Ray's Tiktok is @mythopoeians: https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing off last episode's discussion of Blades modules, we invite some of our most experienced Blades in the Dark GMs for a roundtable discussion about GMing and creating community content.
We're trying out a new way to do an intro, so let us know what you think!
Today, Sam joins us to talk about his Blades in the Dark supplement, Doskvol Breaths, a series of vignettes to replace downtime actions. We also talk about designing Downtime in your game, even if your game doesn't formalize it like Blades does, as well as how to incorporate Firebrands-style vignettes into your game (for downtime or otherwise). Sam also turns the tables on hosts Justin and Adam to ask how Adam's game, Enter the Survival Horror, was inspired by Doskvol Breathes, and how Justin's game, At Death's Door, uses and customizes vignettes more broadly.
You can find Doskvol Breathes here: https://sdunnewold.itch.io/doskvol-breathes
You can also follow Sam on twitter at https://twitter.com/sdunnewold
Our spooky game jam, Are You Afraid In The Dark, is over, but you can buy a bundle with all of the jam's games right now! Check them out at https://itch.io/b/1571/are-you-afraid-in-the-dark-a-fitd-horror-bundle, complete with an entry by Sam, Adam, and many more! Hurry, the bundle ends soon!
We are joined today by none other than one of the Fiction First network's members, Riley, to talk about their game, As The Sun Forever Sets, a game of survival against Martian invaders in Victorian England, inspired by War of the Worlds. We also talk about the themes of Survival and how Riley's changes to the rules emphasize the tone. It's a game with a lot of hype on the discord, so give it a look!
Also, Riley does all of the awesome icons, banners, and overlays for the network, and we talk about how the book's art style also inspired the game's design! Thanks Riley!
You can find As The Sun Forever Sets here: https://rileydaniels.itch.io/as-the-sun-forever-sets
You can also follow Riley on twitter here: https://twitter.com/msmcnevertweet
Stay tuned for the Are You Afraid In The Dark spooky game bundle that Riley is hosting later this month!
Today, Justin and Nychelle are joined by Danielle to talk about their Animorphs game, Idiot Teenagers With A Deathwish. She talks about what inspired her to make a game based on the Animorphs series, and how she shapes the core themes and powers into the Forged in the Dark system. We also discuss adapting your favorite media property to RPGs with some great tips and anecdotes.
You can find the game on itch here: https://redtailedhawk90.itch.io/idiot-teenagers-with-a-death-wish
You can also find Danielle's actual play podcast of the game at https://dumb-kids-playing-hero.pinecast.co/ or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
You can follow Danielle and her projects and shows on Twitter at https://twitter.com/redtailedhawk90