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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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?

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Feb 272015
 

The Writer’s Workshop
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Recorded at Metatopia 2013

Presented by John Adamus.

Here’s a chance for authors and creators to get answers to their writing questions as they work on developing their first, or tenth project. Questions often include issues of layout, editing costs, the best way to write to the reader, and the best way to take an idea from the abstract idea phase to the down-on-paper phase

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