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It’s the mission of Victor Media Group to make the world a better place by making ourselves better people. Tune in as we interview entrepreneurs, leaders, and more.
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In this series, host J.B. Adams brings you conversations with those who lead through their service to others. With the belief that a leader is anyone who influences change, this show seeks to understand not just what leaders do, but who they are, and how they can be effective in a rapidly changing world. Listen for key insights and advice from genuine servant leaders.
When you were a kid, did you ever think that making video games could be a career? Turns out, a lot of us didn’t… but some of us found our way to it anyway. Tune in to hear Jarory de Jesus, Technical Designer at Elodie Games, talk about his nontraditional path to the industry, the challenges that are unique to aspiring game devs of color, and how game studios can evolve to be more inclusive. 01:20 -- Meet Jarory! 13:28 -- A nontraditional way in 21:43 -- Barriers to entry 36:30 -- Advice for aspiring game devs 41:00 -- Advancing devs of color 54:54 -- How can we be better? Games Rust -- https://rust.facepunch.com/ Duck Hunt (NES) -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Hunt Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order -- https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/jedi-fallen-order Persona 5 -- https://atlus.com/p5r/ Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) -- https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/home Madden NFL -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madden_NFL Other Resources Unity (game engine) -- https://unity.com/ Extra Credits -- https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz Game Maker’s Toolkit -- https://www.youtube.com/user/McBacon1337 Blacks in Gaming (Facebook) -- https://bit.ly/3oG25nJ Blacks in Gaming (Discord) -- https://discord.com/invite/eSrZ476ecj Latinx in Gaming -- https://www.latinxingaming.com/ Games Industry Gathering -- https://games.industrygathering.com/home.html International Game Developers Association (IGDA) -- https://igda.org/ Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Quit The Build podcast! https://www.quitthebuild.com/ Credits Guest -- Jarory de Jesus, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarory-de-jesus/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l Creator / Host -- Clara Mount Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service. Our guest describes his definition of success and accomplishments associated with leveraging his network to solve problems, his greatest adversity regarding being ambitious and persevering through disappointments, and shares his best leadership advice. 03:28 -- Greatest accomplishment -- Defining success as the culmination of combined effort; leveraging a network of relationships; problem-solving 17:51 -- Greatest adversity -- Acknowledging that ambition can lead to disappointment, showing perseverance 26:09 -- Best leadership advice, “Be a disruptor.” Resources Barry Jacobson Consulting -- https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/ The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of taking care of the people who take care of the guests and shares stories about three of his Disney leadership role models; describes his background of showing leadership at an early age; and shares his observations on the Disney leaders he feels were the most effective disruptors. 03:16 -- Leadership philosophy, taking care of people, Disney leadership role models 16:02 -- Self-Awareness Quiz 18:57 -- Growing up in Connecticut; leadership lessons learned from a mother who gets things done 28:05 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association 30:29 -- Discussion of Disney leaders as disruptors Resources Barry Jacobson Consulting -- https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/ The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service. Our guest describes her definition of success and the satisfaction that comes from influencing others, the rewards and challenges associated with having family members working within one organization, and her best advice for leaders. 02:48 -- Greatest accomplishment -- defining success, making an impact by being influential 12:12 -- Greatest adversity -- how people treat you when you have other family members in the same organization 23:47 -- Best leadership advice, expressing optimism for the future Books Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck -- https://tinyurl.com/5khjbw9a Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman -- https://tinyurl.com/ktabb4n6 The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman -- https://tinyurl.com/jd9v3nfv The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs -- https://tinyurl.com/jxhdr9km Resources Cockerell Consulting Group -- https://cockerellconsulting.com/ The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of building long term relationships, explains how her interest in travel shaped her career path, and shares her thoughts on leadership across both French and American cultures. 02:25 -- Leadership philosophy, building long term relationships, Disney leadership role models 16:03 -- Self-Awareness Quiz 19:39 -- Growing up in Lyon, France; taking risks and making life-changing decisions 29:42 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association 32:06 -- Comparison of Disney leadership in French and American cultures Resources Cockerell Consulting Group -- https://cockerellconsulting.com/ The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Deloria Nelson, former Disney leader in Human Resources, and current president of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc., where she energizes and engages workforce transformation as a coach and consultant, focusing on culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our guest describes the challenges associated with “the inclusion illusion” and what leaders can do to overcome it, how leaders can make a difference in the lives of the people around them, and building a culture of engagement through inclusion. 02:10 -- Greatest adversity -- the “inclusion illusion;” the difference between diversity and inclusion 17:06 -- Greatest accomplishment -- defining success, living authentically and helping people find their gifts 24:51 -- Best leadership advice; building a culture of engagement Resources Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc. -- https://acesolutionsgroup.com The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Deloria Nelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/deloria-nelson-54822711 Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
How can diversity across the gaming industry enrich gaming experiences for all of us? And how do we make sure we’re leaving the world a better place for those who come after us? Join us as we talk with DeAngelo Murillo, creator of geek media site TheGeekLyfe.com, about Latinx experiences in the gaming community, the importance of normalizing mental health through the games we play, and the inspiration behind his brand-new inclusive TTRPG, Emerald Templars. 01:18 -- Meet DeAngelo! 14:10 -- Questionable Latinx representation 23:08 -- The community bands together 30:05 -- A grimdark inclusive TTRPG 38:40 -- Normalizing mental health through play 50:35 -- Advice for creatives Games Apex Legends -- https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends World of Warcraft -- https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/ Coyote & Crow -- https://coyoteandcrow.net/ Into the Mother Lands -- https://motherlandsrpg.com/ Emerald Templars -- https://thegeeklyfe.com/emeraldtemplars/ Cortex RPG -- https://www.cortexrpg.com/ Other Resources The Geek Lyfe -- https://thegeeklyfe.com/ DeAngelo’s Twitch Channel -- https://www.twitch.tv/that_deangelo DeAngelo’s Discord community -- https://discord.com/invite/pFcsdwR Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Quit The Build podcast! https://www.quitthebuild.com/ Credits Guest -- DeAngelo Murillo, https://linktr.ee/deangelomurillo Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l Creator / Host -- Clara Mount Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Deloria Nelson, former Disney leader in Human Resources, and current president of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc., where she energizes and engages workforce transformation as a coach and consultant, focusing on culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of “leading with love,'' her experience working in employee relations and compliance, and her thoughts on Disney leadership. 03:04 -- Leadership philosophy, “lead with love,” Disney leadership role model 12:17 -- Self-Awareness Quiz 16:31 -- Growing up as family mediator; discussion of HR investigations and treating people fairly 27:08 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association 29:53 -- Comparison of Disney leadership to leadership in other companies Resources Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc. -- https://acesolutionsgroup.com/ The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Deloria Nelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/deloria-nelson-54822711 Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years. 02:33 -- Greatest accomplishment -- leading field art direction in the construction of Critter Country at Tokyo Disneyland 17:14 -- Greatest adversity -- conflict resolution, balancing creative and business interests 29:18 -- Best leadership advice; lessons from the early days of Pixar Books As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch --- https://tinyurl.com/cfsduuc4 The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, David A. Price --- https://tinyurl.com/5ajsbejm Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek --- https://tinyurl.com/2a57nnxc Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Patrick Brennan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years. 02:29 -- Leadership philosophy, Disney leadership role models 11:05 -- Self-Awareness Quiz 14:02 -- Growing up with an interest in art, early role model, working at the zoo 22:50 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association 26:28 -- Disney leadership through the decades, explaining the “why,” trust and respect As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases. Books Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek --- https://tinyurl.com/49mrfwp3 Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Patrick Brennan https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Dave Vermeulen, 48-year Cast Member and former executive with leadership experience at every Disney theme park resort location around the world. Our guest describes his greatest accomplishments associated with recognizing talent, taking risks, and making people happy; shares learnings from greatest adversity regarding career challenges; and explains what is meant by “Cast First, Guest Always.” 02:23 -- Greatest accomplishment -- representing the company and its product, recognizing talent, and taking risks 16:27 -- Greatest adversity -- career challenges, showing loyalty in relationships 28:57 -- Best leadership advice; “Cast First, Guest Always,” mentor relationships Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Dave Vermeulen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vermeulen-b56b90a/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
What do you think is the hardest part about being a femme content creator? Today’s guest, Nerissa Hart aka RUBIEHART (they/she), is an actor, multidisciplinary theatre artist, streamer, and professional speedrunner. Tune in to hear Nerissa talk about what makes the speedrunning community unique, describe how they respond to discrimination, and remind us that we all have a place in the gaming community. 01:10 -- Meet Nerissa! 11:25 -- Theatre + gaming = LARP 18:36 -- Crash course on speedrunning 21:50 -- Nerissa’s origin story 33:10 -- Speedrunning for charity 39:05 -- Gender disparities in gaming 49:50 -- Dealing with discrimination Games Shadow of the Colossus -- https://rb.gy/x0uka5 Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons -- https://rb.gy/feesqk Velvet Noir (LARP) -- https://www.entropicendeavors.com/velvetnoir Super Mario 64 -- https://rb.gy/izrv3e Other Resources RUBIEHART Twitch Channel -- http://twitch.tv/rubiehart Team ICO -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Ico LiveArtDC -- https://liveartdc.com/ Speedrun stats and info -- https://www.speedrun.com/ Games Done Quick -- https://gamesdonequick.com/ Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Quit The Build podcast! https://www.quitthebuild.com/ Credits Guest -- Nerissa Hart, https://linktr.ee/rubiehart Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l Creator / Host -- Clara Mount Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell Sound Editing -- Anna Hughes
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Dave Vermeulen, 48-year Cast Member and former executive with leadership experience at every Disney theme park resort location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of knowing the product and serving as a role model, his Disney leadership role models, his early years growing up in Southern California and working at Disneyland in the 1960s, and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years. 02:29 -- Leadership philosophy, Disney leadership role models 11:05 -- Self-Awareness Quiz 14:02 -- Growing up on a farm in Southern California, working at Disneyland 22:50 -- Walt Disney World Insider Free Association 26:28 -- Disney leadership through the decades, balancing focus on both results and people Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Dave Vermeulen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vermeulen-b56b90a/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Oberle, 27-year Cast Member, former Vice President of Disney University and the first woman executive at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Our guest describes the adversity of being first and how she dealt with it; the sense of accomplishment that can come from getting employees involved in the development and execution of new business ideas; and her best business and career advice. 02:36 -- The adversity of being the first woman executive in Walt Disney Parks organization 17:52 -- Involving Cast Members in creating new revenue generating products 30:06 -- Best advice for leaders and closing comments Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Valerie Oberle, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-oberle-657037180/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Oberle, 27-year Cast Member, former Vice President of Disney University and the first woman executive at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of finding treasure in people, how she found her way to Disney, her perceptions of how Disney Parks leadership has changed over time, and how to build a culture of high engagement. 02:41 -- Leadership philosophy, being a barrier breaker, guest’s role model 13:25 -- The Self Awareness Quiz 17:56 -- Backstory and finding her way to Disney 25:42 -- WDW Insider Free Association 28:26 -- Perceptions of Disney leadership through the decades Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Guest -- Valerie Oberle, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-oberle-657037180/ Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this episode, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams introduce themselves to listeners, discuss their leadership philosophies, and consider the impact that The Walt Disney Company has had on the leisure and entertainment industry as well as on their own careers as leadership consultants. Is Disney leadership a big deal? Tune in, listen, and decide for yourself. 03:09 -- Leadership philosophies and why Disney leadership is a big deal 07:08 -- The Self Awareness Quiz; hosts share backstories 18:56 -- WDW Insider Free Association; Disney leadership through the decades 23:00 -- The greatest accomplishment; hosts define success 25:27 -- Hosts share their greatest adversity stories 32:19 -- Leader’s best advice, hosts introduce each other Resources The Awesome Leader League -- https://theawesomeleader.com/ Credits Host -- Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/ Host -- J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/ Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Creator -- J.B. Adams Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell Audio Design -- Michael Orlowski Mixing and Editing -- Manni Simon
Why is it important to have more Asian Americans working in the video game industry? How do we get there? And what do video games have to do with tabletop RPGs? Tune in to hear Nate Yelle, game designer at Iron Galaxy Studios, share his insights from nearly a decade in the industry as he talks about Pokemon nostalgia, trends in Asian American representation, and why every game developer should play tabletop RPGs. 00:01:07 -- Meet Nate! 00:14:50 -- The most compelling narrative game ever 00:19:00 -- Asian American identities 00:27:15 -- Diversity & representation at video game studios 00:41:21 -- Getting more Asian Americans in the industry 00:46:06 -- Why every game dev should play TTRPGs 01:03:06 -- The Nice Dad GM As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases. Games Shadowrun -- https://rb.gy/hsfwyz Animal Crossing: New Horizons -- https://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons/ Florence -- https://annapurnainteractive.com/games/florence Toejam and Earl 2 -- https://rb.gy/osknzz Overwatch -- https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/ Apex Legends -- https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends Ghost of Tsushima -- https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/ghost-of-tsushima/ Street Fighter II -- https://rb.gy/tlax3n NBA Live -- https://www.ea.com/games/nba-live/nba-live-19 Blades in the Dark (free download TTRPG) -- https://www.evilhat.com/home/blades-in-the-dark/ Other Resources Unreal Engine -- https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/ “Asian American Game Developers Are Dreaming of Their Own Minari Moment” (IGN) -- https://rb.gy/arxa4t Hideo Kojima -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Kojima Chummer (for Shadowrun 5th edition) -- https://github.com/chummer5a/chummer5a Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Quit The Build podcast! Credits Guest -- Nate Yelle, Game Designer at Iron Galaxy Studios Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l Creator / Host -- Clara Mount Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka
What happens when you take a theatrical performer, introduce them to D&D, and then quarantine strikes? Naturally, they get on Twitch. Laura Tutu (she/her or they/them) is a Black streamer and podcaster with a background in theatre and burlesque. Tune in to hear about the performance side of tabletop RPGs, Laura’s character creation methods, why barbarians are Laura’s favorite class, and how you can find your people. 01:06 -- Meet Laura! 09:30 -- Dramatic escapism 17:45 -- Characters are everything 22:46 -- The role of improv in D&D 24:50 -- Why player comfort is #1 32:03 -- Character creation and D&D shenanigans 40:30 -- Barbarians 4ever 51:00 -- Find your people As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases. Games Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition -- https://amzn.to/32sfVhh Shadowrun -- https://rb.gy/hsfwyz Other Resources TheWorldsGuild (live play campaigns) -- https://www.twitch.tv/theworldsguild Brunches and Dragons (live podcast) -- https://www.twitch.tv/starkravingmab Critical Role -- https://critrole.com/ Consent in Gaming (with a consent checklist!) -- https://rb.gy/ztx4l8 Credits Guest -- Laura Tutu, https://beacons.page/lauratutu Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l Creator / Host -- Clara Mount Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka
There are a lot of ways to protest. If marching isn’t for you, have you ever thought about making a game? Trey Joiner is the writer/creator of an afrofuturist supplement to the Lancer RPG, entitled The Field Guide to Mfecane. Join us as he tells us about a Star Wars RPG cry session, how he aims to honor South African culture through his writing, and why we need more afrofuturist stories. 01:09 -- Meet Trey! 10:40 -- Star Wars cry session 14:00 -- Games as protest 19:30 -- Origins of the Field Guide 30:10 -- What Civ 6 left out 39:00 -- The problem with white liberalism 50:18 -- Creating more Afro futures As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases. Games Lancer RPG -- https://massif-press.itch.io/ The Field Guide to Mfecane -- https://nhp-shaka.itch.io/mfecane-field-guide Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition -- https://amzn.to/32sfVhh Genesys RPG -- https://amzn.to/2Tvc0zh Apex Legends -- https://amzn.to/3zuskjk Star Wars: Edge of the Empire -- https://amzn.to/2RhvRRD Star Wars: Force and Destiny -- https://amzn.to/3rx3U63 Swordsfall -- https://www.swordsfall.com/ Civilization VI -- https://amzn.to/2WgODKX Shaka & Mfecane Resources The Myth of the Mfecane -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rSx98w5fH0 Zulu Rise and Mfecane (BBC) -- https://rb.gy/xlqkmn A history of Shaka Zulu -- https://rb.gy/n7vkaf Other Resources Black Table Arts -- https://www.blacktablearts.com/ Lovecraft Country -- https://www.hbo.com/lovecraft-country Pilot Net (Discord for Lancer RPG) -- https://discord.gg/CXMuMkFCwS Credits Guest -- Trey Joiner (@StationUkuwa on Twitter) Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/ Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l Creator / Host -- Clara Mount Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka
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