In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew ask for people to mention Onyx Path games they don't know well or have been on the fence about, and spend five minutes each talking them up.

  • Dixie's curse rubs off on Eddy
  • Matthew makes it gross
  • Suddenly it turns into a morning radio show
  • Dixie: Exalted Third Edition
  • Eddy: Legendlore
  • Matthew: Promethean: The Created Second Edition
  • Dixie: Cavaliers of Mars
  • Eddy: Pugmire
  • Matthew: Werewolf: The Forsaken Second Edition
  • Dixie: Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition
  • Eddy: Trinity Continuum
  • Matthew: Demon: The Descent
  • Dixie: Scion Second Edition
  • Check out our past interviews for more information!

Links:

Episode 42: Richard Dansky Interview
In which Matthew and Dixie interview their surprise co-host Richard Dansky about his work on Wraith: The Oblivion and other games!

* Where's Eddy?
* The long journey of Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition
* Wraith Art
* The Wraith Curse
* How to start a Wraith chronicle
* Cainite Religions
* Richard Dansky: Author
* The Street Fighter RPG
* Shout-out to R Talsorian!
* The learning environment in White Wolf
* Richard Dansky's development style
* The Wraith Curse Reprise
* Personal Questions
* Migrating from TTRPGs to video games
* Board games we're playing
* Tonal palate cleansers
* Charnel Houses of Europe: The Shoah
* Harlan Ellison
* The small world of RPGs!
* Where to find us on social media

Links:
Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition
Handbook for the Recently Deceased: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243684/Wr20-Handbook-for-the-Recently-Deceased

In which the trio talks about board and card games! (Obviously. I mean, look at the title.)

* Eddy's name and wrestling references
* Candyland and game complexity
* Clue/Cluedo
* Mansions of Madness
* Monopoly (the dreaded topic!)
* Diplomacy
* Co-op versus competitive games
* T.I.M.E. Stories
* Forbidden Desert/Island
* Gloomhaven
* More T.I.M.E. Stories
* Word games: Probe and Scrabble
* Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
* Fetch Quest
* Miserable Secrets
* Bonus: What Dixie looks for in editors!

Links:
UpUpDownDown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIr1YTkEHdJFtqHvR7Rwttg
Candyland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Land
Cluedo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluedo
Mansions of Madness: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/mansions-of-madness-second-edition/
Monopoly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly_(game)
Diplomacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(game)
T.I.M.E. Stories: https://www.spacecowboys.fr/time-stories/language:eng
Forbidden Desert: https://gamewright.com/product/Forbidden-Desert
Forbidden Island: https://gamewright.com/product/Forbidden-Island
Gloomhaven: http://www.cephalofair.com/gloomhaven
Probe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probe_(parlor_game)
Scrabble: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: http://drafts.asmodee.us/en/games/sherlock-holmes/
Fetch Quest (coming soon!): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/fetch-quest-a-deck-building-game-in-the-realms-of
Miserable Secrets: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/245941/Miserable-Secrets
Lunars Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/lunars-fangs-at-the-gate-for-exalted-3rd-ed?ref=ah2ix6&token=8efa2927

In which Matthew and Dixie talk about the interview that Eddy and Dixie had with Eric Zawadzki. Also, so many pop culture references. So many.

  • Eddy isn't here (he's still recovering from surgery). But who is the mysterious Editor?
  • Some Buffy, Smallville, and Supernatural discussion
  • Eric started on Paranoia XP
  • Dixie's first book was the Demon Translation Guide
  • Moving into co-developer of Deviant: The Renegades
  • The high-level view of Deviant
  • The drawbacks of using powers
  • A wide number of inspirations, and some spoilers for Orphan Black
  • Customizing your conspiracies and magnitude of play
  • Deviant is not a superhero game, but superhero media flaws can help understand Deviant
  • What's the tone of Deviant?
  • The thread of anger in Deviant
  • Creepy relationships and conviction touchstones
  • Balancing powers
  • New developer excitement
  • Will Matthew Dawkins die during the podcast?
  • Deviant sounds very cool! Also, a few more pop culture references
  • Hat and a trenchcoat as a perfect disguise
  • Lunars Kickstarter is doing very well. Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/lunars-fangs-at-the-gate-for-exalted-3rd-ed  
  • More Onyx Path YouTube videos! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath/videos
  • Eddy blooper at the end

Episode 39: What we look for in Writers
In which Matthew and Eddy discuss the skills they look for in freelance writers.

* Where's Dixie?
* Diverse Voices
* Finding the right voice for the game
* Voice in Pugmire vs. voice in Vampire
* Voice in Vampire: The Masquerade vs. voice in Vampire: The Requiem
* Spaces around emdashes
* How clean should a first draft be?
* The strength of collaboration
* Matthew's high standards - he's a benevolent tyrant
* Speaking to the developer and asking for aid when needed / Proactivity
* Meeting up with the developer and co-writers
* Unsolicited advice vs. strong collaboration
* Don't try to become the developer when hired as a writer
* Swapping assignments
* Getting the most from redlines
* Read other writers' drafts
* Writing without shame
* Read the required writing!
* Research and write
* Where to find us on social media
* Come back, Dixie!

Links:
Chicago by Night on Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/chicago-by-night-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed
Pugmire on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook
Monarchies of Mau on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243273/Monarchies-of-Mau-Core-Rulebook

 

In which Dixie and Eddy talk to John Snead about his long and varied career. Seriously, he's done so much.

  • We are not the Green Ronin podcast!
  • The intimacy of the RPG industry
  • Dixie and Eddy fight for legend status
  • Killing people with kindness
  • Redlining and whether green is a rude color
  • John's start with Lion Rampant
  • Blue Rose first edition
  • The freelance life vs a career in cultural anthropology
  • Working on and developing Trinity Continuum: Aeon
  • Adding and updating representation
  • Excited about sci-fi
  • Eclipse Phase
  • Changeling the Lost
  • Mage the Awakening
  • Turning down work and doing small workloads
  • Writing magic systems
  • Awkward silence!
  • Writing Exalted charms and rolling lots of dice
  • Writing fiction and hiding your inspiration
  • How the industry is changing
  • Shout out to Danielle Lauzon!
  • History of the Storypath system
  • John wants to work on his own games
  • We discuss putting Matthew in a box
  • More John stuff we didn't even get to
  • Toying with the idea of repeat guests
  • We're close to our 50th episode!

LINKS

Also, a list of all the magic systems John worked on:
1 Ars Magica 3e: Shamans - Shamanism
1 Nephilim: Liber Ka – Sorcery
2 Conspiracy-X 1e: Forsaken Rites – Sorcery & Alchemy
4 Ars Magica 4e: Hedge Magic – (Ascetics, Cunning Folk, Natural Magic, & Spirit Masters)
1 Star Trek (LUG): The Way of Kohlinar: Vulcan Psi
1 Dying Earth RPG – Magic system
2 Buffy: The Magic Box – Magic & Weird Science
1 Exalted 1e: Player’s Guide - Dragon Kings Magic
1 nWoD: Immortals – Purified powers
2 The Mistborn RPG - Allomancy & Ferruchemy
1 Laundry Files RPG - Mythos Sorcery
1 Eldritch Skies - Mythos Sorcery
2 BRP: Enlightened Magic - Enlightened Sorcery & Enlightened Alchemy
1 Mythras: After the Vampire Wars - Half-Fae Magic
1 Reign 2e: Clockwork Sails – Clockworkers (soon to be published)

In which the trio talks Harrowings, Shadows, and the Underworld at large. Also somehow Neall makes it on.

* Do we really have to tell you we go off the rails?
* The Wraith Curse! (Oh, no!)
* First-edition stories
* What is Wraith about?
* A bit about the setting
* Different ways to play
* Guilds and changes from older editions
* Passions and Fetters
* Matthew has a theory!
* Shadows and Shadowguiding
* Spectres
* More on Shadowguiding
* Wraith's market in 1994 versus today
* The Risen and the Skinlands
* A bit on second chances and Transcendence
* Why there's no Chronicles of Darkness Wraith equivalent
* Orpheus Appendix

Links:
Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition
Over the Edge: http://www.atlas-games.com/overtheedge/
Orpheus First Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/771/Orpheus?it=1

In which Matthew and Dixie talk to Joseph Carriker. Not the MMA fighter.

  • We talk about big floppy hats
  • Banter about Pirates of Pugmire and They Came from Beneath the Sea
  • Blue Rose and romantic fantasy
  • Getting flack for putting out a queer-inclusive setting
  • Mechanics should enhance play
  • White Wolf history
  • Working on Promethean first edition
  • The Green Ronin summit's food
  • Exalted
  • We're all nerds and fans of each other
  • Worldbuilding for queer content
  • Historical perspectives on marginalization
  • Matthew loses internet, but we move to Scion
  • The personalities of creative professionals
  • What Joseph's working on now
  • Forgetting stuff we've worked on
  • Scarred Lands
  • Matthew tests the waters of audiobooks

LINKS

In which Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy talk about Midwinter and plans for the new year.

  • Second try, because the Internet
  • Missing Doctor Who episodes
  • Pirates of Pugmire
  • Legendlore
  • Dixie played a game at a con!
  • Deviant: The Renegades
  • Contagion Chronicle
  • Let The Streets Run Red
  • Prince's Gambit
  • T.I.M.E. Stories
  • Outcomes from the Onyx Path Summit
  • UK Games Expo
  • Onyx Path in retail (and Matt McElroy's hard work in that area)
  • We all talk about Eddy's wife, Michelle
  • Dixie talks about her court brunch

LINKS

In which Matthew, Dixie, and Eddy sit IN THE SAME ROOM and talk about Midwinter and product announcements with Rich Thomas. (Show notes are light, because we're putting this up as fast as possible.)

* Product announcements!
* They Came from Beneath the Sea Kickstarter!
* Some revelations from the Onyx Path Summit!
* People knocking on doors!

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