Apr 142015

Work Together AND Keep Your Friends: Healthy Publishing Collaboration

Recorded at Metatopia 2014

Presented by Joshua A. C. Newman, Epidiah Ravachol & Hannah Shaffer.RPG Design Panelcast sml

Collaborating on a creative project is great! You get double the creativity, double the productivity, and the benefit of mutual support. Nothing could go wrong, right? Whether you’re collaborating with friends or strangers, there are some important strategies to keep your collaboration healthy and productive. What happens when one person is doing the majority of the work? Do you need a contract when working with your friends? Who owns the intellectual property that you produce? What happens if you become an overnight success? We’ll share strategies, horror stories, and success stories about creative collaboration.

Mar 302015

Episode 51 – RPG Podcasting and DesignRPG Design Panelcast sml

This special episode is a crossover with The Jankcast and the Tabletop Superhighway podcasts. In this episode, I am speaking with Todd (Jankcast), Alex (Tabletop Superhighway) and Larry (Tabletop Superhighway) about how RPG Podcasting interacts with design, and what we see from our particular vantage points.

Welcome to the RPG Design Jankcast Superhighway.

Mar 212015

Computer Hacking in Games

Recorded at Metatopia 2014

Presented by Shane Harsch, Clark Valentine & Tim Rodriguez

Our panel discusses the actual process/stages of intrusion (what we call the “Kill Chain”) and then facilitates a discussion about the challenges of turning that real-world process into an actionable and fun gaming experience.


Mar 142015
Nightwitches Medium

Night Witches is a tabletop role-playing game about women at war. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, you’ll answer the call of your Motherland in her darkest hour. Can you do your duty and strike blow after blow against the Fascists? Can you overcome discrimination and outright sabotage and rise above your sexist comrades? Are there limits to patriotism – or endurance? Play Night Witches and find out!

Night Witches is a tabletop RPG about Soviet airwomen during World War Two, flying daring night time bombing missions in biplanes. It’s a fantastic game produced by Bully Pulpit Games and designed by Jason Morningstar, Powered by the Apocalypse.

For Canadians

The supply lines between the front and Canada are long, but we have a small shipment for those brave Canadians who want more Nightwitches in their lives.  Specifically, Canadians and others in the great white north can purchase copies of Nightwitches for $30 CAD + $10 shipping and handling. Just click on the paypal button below and I will send out a copy asap.


Non-Canadian Alternatives

Americans: Purchase directly from  Bully Pulpit Games

Germans:  Purchase from Sphärenmeisters Spiele 

Italians: Purchase from Jolly Troll

UK: Purchase from Leisure Games

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Mar 072015

Gmless RPGs and Other Variations
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Recorded at Metatopia 2013

Presented by John Stavropoulos and Brennan Taylor

Role playing games have game masters, right? Well, not necessarily – plenty of interesting games have chosen not to assign that role, or share it between some or all of the players at the table. What goes into the decision whether to have one, many or no game masters?