Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
I interviewed Mike Mearls about what the Essentials edition means for D&D 4E. This is that interview. Thanks to @ajgaming, @renatoram, and @bg_josh from Twitter. Also 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction for their Episode 54, which got me to reach out to Mike, and Wizards of the Coast.
Gabe Arcade joins the Brotherhood. This is the comic I reference at the beginning of the interview.
This is the last of my Gen Con interviews. It was the second chronologically; occurring Friday morning. I’ll be interested to see how it’s received.
We talked about Marketing. Marketing versus Artistic merit, and how it is likely perceived in the Forgie / Story-games / Indie scene.
I spent so much time trying to fix the sound on this one… at least 24 hours total. It either can’t be done well, or is beyond my ability. Which sucks as this was the interview I was most excited about, from Gen Con. Major David Wesely, Ret., is the guy who Dave Arneson credits with inventing the idea of the Roleplaying Game. It was so very interesting to hear about stuff that was going on before I was born to make this thing I’m fascinated with today. It’s interesting to see how closely our beginning was tied to LARP.
I think it is worth the effort of having to concentrate to focus on what is being said over the background noise.
Text later, sound-file… now.
Here’s an interview I did with Robert Bohl a few weeks ago. I think the Skype interviews are really improving, there seems to be much less of the falling in and out that used to occur when using Skype.
In this show we talk about; Misspent Youth, defeating blank page syndrome, mechanizing fun, “my guy” versus “our guy,” why Rob is a more successful designer than me, Ashcans, and abusing people through games and psychology. (Note to literal.net: there is a tongue in cheek in that description.)
- One of Joshua Newman’s cool sculptures.
- The game whose name I can’t remember that reminds me of Human Contact.
- Misspent Youth which can be preordered at the Unstore.
- The This Week In Start-ups interview with Neil Young, CEO of ngmoco, who discusses game design of games like We Rule, among other start-up type things. The interview is around 15:00 minutes into the episode to 47:00 minutes.
- Gabe’s Balls
This is a long show, about Two hours and Twenty minutes. It served as a way for me to have my Gen Con talk with Ryan, as I didn’t have that opportunity this year. We talk about reincorporation, niche protection, and what a Roleplaying game is. Part of this show is a follow up to Ryan’s previous show about reincorporation. There were some moments when I forgot I was being recorded and was playing with a pen, and a clickable eraser, sorry about that.
Holy wow! This is from Gen Con 2008 and I thought it was lost. Well it was lost, but now it’s found. It’s a bit rambly, I didn’t have an outline which was par for the course for 2008. As always this post is the last thing I do, and I’m cranky, and want to be done. Maybe more notes later.
This was a good time to find this interview. I am facing the same thing Judd was/is at this years Gen Con, as I wanted to be done with SKMaV by now. Although no one harangued me, so maybe folks are happy not to see it. Heh. I’m still anxious to see what Judd comes up with for 1stQuest, it seems like it will hit many of my interests, kids, coming of age, low points of contact, clear flags, etc. I think it’s a decent interview considering I had no pre-done questions at all.
This is a great episode that is marred because of me not being prepared. I thought I had a program to record Skype, but I bought it over two years ago, and have since wiped my windoze box so it was no longer installed. Fred had his recorder, so I recorded myself locally with my portable recorder, but it ran out of batteries about an hour into the recording. That left us with Fred recording both our voices and that doesn’t always work well as you hear later in the episode.
Fred and I were talking about having this discussion a year ago, but my back injury prevented me from having a chance to meet him in person this year. The one con I can get to this year, other than Forge Midwest, Fred couldn’t get to… so we Skyped it.