Category Archives: RPG Design PanelCast

Episode 88 – Science Fiction in RPGs

Gaming the Future: Putting the Science Fiction in SF RPGs Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by Joshua A.C. Newman, Dev Purkayastha, Laura Simpson & Rachel Walton. Science Fiction, as a genre, has always been about social change and the pressures that change … Continue reading

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Episode 87: Sanity Points

Sanity Points Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by Elsa S. Henry, Will Hindmarch, Kelly Osborne & Craig Page. The worst thing that can happen to you in a horror game is either that you die, or that you lose your mind. … Continue reading

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Episode 86: GMing Outside your Comfort Zone

GMing Outside Your Comfort Zone Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by Cheyenne Wall-Grimes, Sarah Richardson and Elsa S. Henry We all have games that we love to play and GM, but what happens when you break out of your normal type of game and … Continue reading

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Episode 85: Repurposing Mechanics

Recycle! Using Material From Other Games Ethically and Effectively Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by Justin Jacobson, Cam Banks, Jeff Tidball & Andre La Roche. At one time or another, every designer gains inspiration from existing works. Whether it’s snagging a … Continue reading

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Episode 84: Patterns and Shapes in Larp Design

Patterns and Shapes in Larp Design Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by  J Li and Jason Morningstar From spatial layout to information management, this workshop lays out some of the architectural and psychological principles behind LARP design as craft. What’s the … Continue reading

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