In which the trio discusses what games are for. This is an exhaustive topic and we didn't get into every piece we planned!

* Lengthy ramble to start.
* What Eddy gets from different games
* A bit on punishing GMs/games
* A conversation on player buy in, genre, and tone
* Some discussion on player expectations and twists
* A bit on tone/genre regarding Vampire: The Masquerade
* A bit on video games


Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

Episode 130: Dead Man's Rust interview with Hiromi Cota and Jessica Ross 

In which Matthew interviews two of the contributing authors to the upcoming Scarred Lands mega campaign, Jessica Ross and Hiromi Cota!

* I wanna C.O.O.L. R.I.D.E.R.
* Dead Man's Rust is coming to Kickstarter
* Hiromi's many and varied contributions to Dead Man's Rust!
* Jessica's wide and wonderful contributions to Dead Man's Rust!
* What exactly is Dead Man's Rust about? Where does it start, and what's the end game?
* How did Jessica get into roleplaying, and her mixed relationship with D&D
* How Hiromi got into roleplaying waaay back when
* Hiromi's experiences as a writer with a diverse background
* The dangers of pigeonholing authors
* Hiromi and Jessica's dream projects
* Check out our Kickstarter!


* Grease 2:
* Scarred Lands Player's Guide:
* Scarred Lands Creature Collection:
* Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition:
* Blue Rose:
* 7th Sea:
* Dragonriders of Pern:
* The Time of Troubles:
* Shadowrun:
* Broken Earth Series:
* Hiromi's Amazon Author Page:
* Starfinder Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path:
* Trinity Anthology May Edition:
* Jessica's website:
* Hiromi's website:
* Jessica's Twitter:
* Hiromi's Twitter:
* Onyx Path YouTube:
* Onyx Path Twitch:
* Onyx Path Discord (#onyx-pathcast):

In which the Eddy and Dixie cover for Matthew and talk about the challenges of playing games as game design professionals!

  • We are very distracted
  • Why game designers play games
  • Rise of solo play (fact check: We did have a solo play stretch goal on the Demigod Kickstarter)
  • Why Eddy keeps getting his dog's name wrong
  • When's the last time I played a game for fun?
  • Playtesting and white room balance is bullshit
  • Playing in games you worked on
  • Social anxiety and Gamehole Con
  • Dixie's Switch tangent
  • Research and enjoyment aren't binary
  • Characters we don't usually play
  • Doing things that could be for work but for play
  • Optimum group sizes for video chat
  • Games that surprised us


In which the Eddy runs a game of Trinity for Dixie and Matthew!

CW: We are playing a game that deals with fighting against corrupt cops and also possibly human trafficking, along with missing children. 

* Eddy recaps the first two episodes!
* We play Trinity core.
* Dixie hacks into everything while Matthew goes on dates.


Trinity Part One:
Trinity Part Two:
Trinity Core:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

Episode 127: An Interview with Klara Horskjær Herbøl and John Burke about V5 and RPG Development

In which Matthew interviews Klara and John about upcoming V5 books and their new experience of developing games, and Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew talk horror and They Came from Camp Murder Lake!

* Dixie's been gearing up for an election some of us are aware of
* Eddy has a new dog in the house!
* Matthew's been listening to the "My Dad Wrote a Porno" podcast, on Dixie's recommendation
* Seamless segue to our guests
* Klara, John, and Matthew discuss Quentin Tarantino
* Klara and John's experiences of the RPG development process and how it differs to writing
* Klara and Matthew talk about V5 Children of the Blood
* John and Matthew talk about V5 Forbidden Religions
* Matthew talks about V5 Trails of Ash and Bone
* Klara and John talk about dream RPG projects
* Klara, John, and Matthew discuss They Came from Camp Murder Lake!
* Back to the podcast hosts, releasing Dixie and Eddy from their respective tombs
* The hosts discuss horror movies at length, from Scream to The Stepfather (of course!) as we turn our attentions to They Came from Camp Murder Lake!

* Ghost Hunters Kickstarter:
* My Dad Wrote a Porno:
* Kill Bill:
* Inglourious Basterds:
* Jackie Brown:
* Cults of the Blood Gods Backerkit:
* They Came from Beyond the Grave! Backerkit:
* Klara's Twitter:
* John's Twitter:
* Onyx Path YouTube:
* Onyx Path Twitch:
* Onyx Path Discord:

In which Eddy runs part two of his Trinity game for Matthew and Dixie! Things go wrong at a police station -- will the agents of Archangel manage to extract their team members from a false charge?

  • Animal Crossing
  • Newspapers and doom scrolling


In which Eddy, Matthew, and Dixie take a deep dive into World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters!

  • Matthew sells used cars
  • Classic World of Darkness support books
  • "Most Haunted"
  • The two branches of 21st century horror cinema
  • Scooby Doo and the light touch of ghost stories
  • Hunters who might just be wrong
  • Orpheus and other public hunters
  • Dixie isn't scared by ghosts
  • How to use WoD: GH with the various 20th Anniversary games
  • Our halloween plans
  • YA horror books (more) (again)


In which the trio talks about video and tabletop games they've been playing recently!

* A note on digressions and improv
* Crusader Kings 3
* Matthew gets mad about tutorials
* The Great Ace Attorney
* Game Center CX2
* Among Us
* Hades (I've made it out several times since we recorded this.)
* Wildermyth
* Pendragon
* A bit on gender biases in games
* What Eddy's been playing
* Can you watch us play games somewhere? 
* We talk a bit about Dixie's home V5 game
* Final thoughts


Crusader Kings 3:
Hearts of Iron 4:
Great Ace Attorney:
Game Center CX2:
Among Us:
Blood Bowl:
Sentinels of the Multiverse:
Rick and Morty D&D:
Forgotten Realms:
Alien RPG:
Broken Rooms:
They Came from Beneath the Sea!:
Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition:
Ghost Hunters Kickstarter:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In which Matthew and Eddy interview Jeremy Hochhalter, one of our community content superstars, prolific creator for the Dungeon Master's Guild, and all around interesting fellow!

* Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew go cosmopolitan
* Dixie's locked in a chest
* An introduction to Jeremy and his work
* Jeremy's introduction to roleplaying
* The Scarred Lands and Forgotten Realms
* The Slarecian Vault and Dungeon Master's Guild
* Frostlands of Fenrilik excitement
* Jeremy's dream projects
* We release Dixie from the treasure chest


Scarred Lands Player's Guide:
Creature Collection:
Yugman's Guide to Ghelspad Part One:
Jeremy Hochhalter on DriveThruRPG and the Slarecian Vault:
Jeremy Hochhalter on Dungeon Master's Guild:
Wanderer's Haven Publications:
Onyx Path YouTube:
Onyx Path Twitch:
Onyx Path Discord:

In Eddy runs a Trinity game for Matthew and Dixie!

Content Warning: References to child abduction.


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