Tag Archives: RPGs

304. Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Rakish Rogue and the Sky Marshall) — An Interview

21 Dec

Saturday morning cartoons, hornswoggling teachers, and guys named Trevor, oh my!  Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear joined us live at CONvergence to discuss what started them on the road to becoming fans of science fiction and fantasy and the fact that they’re both serious nerds for role-playing.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 304 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes: 

Our new intro music comes “Nocturnia” by Psychadelik Pedestrian (CC BY 3.0), which has been slightly modified to include sound effects and for length purposes.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

 

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Video Game Review: Pillars of Eternity

15 Oct

An unwanted power and curse on your protagonist. A realm suffering from a loss of souls, with you the key to solving the mystery. A mysterious antagonist from across time and space, struggling toward mastery. A return to old school isometric Baldur’s Gate style gameplay.

Obsidian Entertainment ran a successful kickstarter in 2012 for Pillars of Eternity, a computer roleplaying game (CRPG). Obsidian billed and packaged the game  as a return to old school style RPGs in the tradition of the legendary Baldur’s Gate franchise, in tone, and appearance, although set in a new and unique world. The kickstarter now over, the game is widely available to everyone. Angry Robot author Carrie Patel was a narrative designer on Pillars of Eternity, responsible for some of the character dialogue, story and interaction. Continue reading

185. J.R. Vogt at Worldcon (an Interview of Sorts)

31 Dec

Roleplaying, Pathfinders, and writers, oh my!  Author/blogger J.R. Vogt joins Jen and Shaun at Worldcon to talk about writing, media tie-ins, freelancing, roleplaying games, Worldcon, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 185 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes:

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Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Coffin Ships” by (Peter DiPhillips) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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