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Old School Podcast – I talk to the future: an interview with my daughters, ages 5 and 8

Over the past few days I was able to sit down with my two daughters, Izzie (aged 8) and Luca (aged 5) to talk about their gaming experiences, and what our semi-weekly gaming nights looked like through their eyes. The interviews happened over the course of a week, with the first interview happening just before game night (and bed time for them) and the second interview happening a…

Old School Podcast: Posthumous Z at RavenCon

Nathan Little of This is a Cow , his gaming company, was a major hit at RavenCon 2011 and kept a constant crowd gathered around his new zombie-based team board game, Posthumous Z . I truly wish I could tell our readers more about this game, but I haven’t had a chance to play it myself yet.  What I can say …

Convention Report: RavenCon 2011

Another Con weekend washes away in a haze of cheese dusted fingers, steampunk costumes, and hoarse throats.  This weekend, I went to Richmond, Virginia’s very own RavenCon ! None of our readers will be surprised that I spent hours upon hours hunched or standing over game tables casting dice to the fates this weekend, but RavenCon is actually not…

Lazy Friday Video Post: “Mike Mearls talks about the future of D&D”

Check out what Mike Mearls, who is currently in charge of D&D development, told us about the future of D&D. You probably won’t believe a few of the changes they have in store for us! What do you think? Will this change what we think about D&D? Do you intend to give 5th Edition a chance? As always all your comments are highly appreciated. …

Interview with Lortas programmer of the Earthdawn Character Editor

The following interview is the first real interview since a long time and of course the first for the year 2011. The title of the post almost says it all, for all those who missed the Earthdawn…

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger

Welcome to the second of our two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode features an interview with Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger games. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review . Smirk & Dagger Games have a wide variety of slightly…

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

Life and times of a RPG industry freelancer

The week I spent at Gen Con 2010 was one of the most exciting weeks in my life. These few days were much like a roller coaster ride for me. It was my first Gen Con, my first time in the US even. For me walking through the Indianapolis Convention Center among all those gamers was a feeling I can hardly put into words. …

Interview with the authors of RAG

Tweet Resolute, Adventurer & Genius is a brand-new and exciting pulp roleplaying game powered by my own Wyrm System. Like WR&M it’s available for free on DriveThruRPG . The 36-paged PDF contains all the rules you need in order to play adventures set into an exciting world right out of the pulp magazines of the early 20th century. Last week I …

101 Earthdawn Miniatures

On the left you see one of the 101 gallery pictures of TheDreadPolack. In my opinion he made the so far best Earthdawn miniatures gallery with full coloration figures. He uploaded his work at…

From the Kobold’s Lair

Tweet Recently I have posted about Open Design’s latest patronage project: Midgard ! And while pondering if I should become patron myself, the plan to do an interview with the three designers formed in my head. Alas Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb couldn’t make it because of some difficult deadlines, but Wolfgang Baur made some time for answering a few questions for us. Thanks again…

An Interview with Ben Munroe of Call of Cthulu, Stormbringer and Nephilim fame

Ben Munroe is a gaming professional who has worked on several products you’re probably familiar with such as Call of Cthulu, Stormbringer 4th Edition, Nephilim and his upcoming game, Something Wicked.  I had a chance to conduct an interview with him, and jumped at the opportunity. You have an impressive list of authoring and editing credits; One of the Living, several Call of Cthulu products, Nephilim, Conspiracy X…

Gaming in the Classroom – an interview with Pete Figtree, teacher, gamer, innovator.

Pete Figtree is a teacher with a mission.  He is bringing gaming in to the classroom in a way that will positively influence his present and future students.  He is doing something real and important with real students.  I get a neat, shiny and warm feeling whenever I think of this.  Pete has designed coursework to encourage creative thinking, which moves beyond …

Ask Harry Dresden anything about his new RPG – The Dresden Files

Okay, so the title may be a tad misleading.  It ain’t Harry, as he’s a fictional character and all.  You can get your chance at Leonard Balsera, Fred Hicks, and Ryan Macklin though.  They are integral parts of the team that designed the recently released the highly praised Dresden Files RPG. They have all generously offered to give …

Interview: Chris Perrin

Tweet I met Chris Perrin at this year’s Gen Con Media Meet & Greet event. Alas the location was far to dark and too loud for my tastes. I felt tired and exhausted and the location didn’t really improve things. So there I was chatting to some bloggers and podcasters when Chris came in. And of course I didn’t even recognize him, even though we have…

Kickin’ it old-school with the crew from RPG Circus

For quite some time the crew of RPG Circus and me tried to figure out how to get me on their show. Alas because of the different time zones this has been more problematic than we anticipated. But when I decided to attend Gen Con this year, we planned to record something in Indianapolis. So on one of the “ Four Best…

Interview with the AntiPaladins: Mini Six Bare Bones Edition

Ray Nolan and Phil Morris of AntiPaladin Games recently released a drastically revised and expanded version of their Open d6-based microlite, Mini Six. This new “Bare Bones Edition” comes in a beautiful, easy-to-use 38 page PDF that weighs in at only 6.95 megabytes. Not only does the document include the Mini Six rules, it also offers variant rules for …

Gen Con: My WR&M interview

On the first day of Gen Con, Tristan Zimmerman from the Dragonlance Canticle interviewed me about Warrior, Rogue & Mage. Please check out the interview here . Thanks again to Tristan for having me on the show. It was an honor and a pleasure!

Gen Con: Crafty Games Interview

I finally had some time to edit the video interview I did with the nice guys from  Crafty Games . If you are even remotely interested in Spycraft or Fantasy Craft, you have to check this out. Please excuse the background noise, but there was nothing I could do to avoid it. That’s Gen Con for you. And next time I’ll remember to pack a tripod! Thanks…

Interview with Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager, Clint Black

In just the way we knew it would, Savage Worlds has commanded the interest of the readers to make an undeniably successful list of interview questions.  After serving up an appetizer of a dish with my Intro to Savage Worlds last week, I’d like to now present you with the main course, an interview with Clint Black, the Savage…