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Do I like game design? Yes, indie'd! A podcast of bitesize interviews with indie tabletop roleplaying game creators about their work and game design theory & practice. Releases every two weeks.
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Marx interviews Steve Dee about Relics: A Game of Angels, an RPG about angels, miracles, dogma and memory.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: www.yesindiedpod.comDonate: patreon.com/yesindiedpod or ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Steve Dee on Twitter: twitter.com/tinstargamesRelics: A Game of Angels: drivethrurpg.com/.../Relics-A-Game-of-Angels or tinstargames.itch.io/relics-a-game-of-angelsLancing With Myself: thatsnotcanon.com/lancingwithmyselfpodcastGeorgie Bats on Twitter: twitter.com/odddaysgeorgeShort Games Digest vol.5: tinyurl.com/SJCDigest5Colludium 4: itch.io/b/547/colludium-four-small-press-games-bundleMusic from filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Olivia Hill about #iHunt, a game about fighting monsters in the gig economy, and about the San Jenaro CoOp, a radical, queer game design collective.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: www.yesindiedpod.comDonate: patreon.com/yesindiedpod or ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Olivia Hill on Twitter: twitter.com/machineiv Machine Age Productions: twitter.com/MachineAgeIncMachine Age Patreon: patreon.com/machineage#iHunt: ihunt.funSan Jenaro CoOp: twitter.com/sanjenarocoop or www.tinyurl.com/SJCDigest5Steve Dee on Twitter: twitter.com/tinstargamesMusic from filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Logan Bright-Crown about Strike Out, and about the positive side of the indie TTRPG scene on Twitter.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: www.yesindiedpod.comDonate: patreon.com/yesindiedpod or ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Logan Bright-Crown on Twitter: twitter.com/ink_and_stories Logan’s games: breathingstories.itch.ioStrike Out on Twitter: twitter.com/StrikeOut_TTRPGOlivia Hill on Twitter: twitter.com/machineiv Music from filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Liam Ginty of Sandy Pug Games about the community zine Open Mic Aid, their next game Monster Care Squad, and about cycles of discourse in the TTRPG space.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: https://blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Sandy Pug Games on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SandyPugGamesOpen Mic Aid: https://sandypuggames.itch.io/open-mic-aid-zineMonster Care Squad team: https://www.twitter.com/commolluskhttps://www.twitter.com/Leafiedrawshttps://www.twitter.com/CDGuanzonhttps://www.twitter.com/hellotenbearhttps://www.twitter.com/Hierodule Logan Bright-Crown on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Ink_And_StoriesMusic from https://filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Christopher W. Reynolds of NinjaHELL! Productions about his games Scratch’s Sc0re, A Demon Unnamed and ERAUGH! A Game of Political Mudslinging. Content Warning: degenerative disease in family members, mostly from 21:46 to 24:27 and implied until 34:58.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: https://blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Christopher W. Reynolds on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheSoundNinja NinjaHELL! Productions: https://www.ninjahell.com/Christopher’s podcasts: https://www.ninjahell.com/pnp NinjaHELL! Games: https://www.ninjahell.com/games or https://ninjahell.itch.io Scratch’s Score: https://ninjahell.itch.io/scratchs-sc0reA Demon Unnamed: https://ninjahell.itch.io/demon-unnamedERAUGH!: https://ninjahell.itch.io/ERAUGHSandy Pug Games on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SandyPugGamesSandy Pug Games: http://www.sandypuggames.com/Colludium Three bundle on Itchio: http://www.bit.ly/ColludiumThree Music from https://filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Laser Malena-Webber of the Doubleclicks and Gosh Darn Fiasco, and Richard Malena-Webber of Atomic Game Theory and writer of Empyrean Investigations, a DnD 5e supplement.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: https://blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Laser Malena-Webber on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lasermwebber The Doubleclicks: https://www.thedoubleclicks.com/Laser Campaigns: https://www.lasercampaigns.com/Richard Malena-Webber on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/rmalena Atomic Game Theory: http://www.atomicgametheory.com/ Christopher Reynolds on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheSoundNinjaNinjaHELL: https://www.twitter.com/NinjaHELL or https://www.NinjaHELL.com/ San Jenaro Co-Op on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SanJenaroCoopShort Games Digest Spring 2020: https://www.tinyurl.com/SJCDigest4 Colludium Three bundle on Itchio: http://www.bit.ly/ColludiumThree Music from https://filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Senda Linaugh, co-host of She’s A Super Geek and Pandas Talking Games, about Turning Point, a game from Encoded Designs which focuses on a single momentous event from somebody’s life. It’s coming soon to Kickstarter but you can get the quick start guide now from DriveThruRPG.Marx Shepherd on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Senda Linaugh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IdellaMithlynndShe’s A Super Geek podcast: https://www.sasgeek.com/Turning Point RPG Quickstart: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282177/Turning-Point-Quickstart-Rules Gnome Stew blog: https://www.gnomestew.com/Misdirected Mark Productions: https://www.misdirectedmark.com/Panda’s Talking Games podcast: https://bit.ly/MMPanda Encoded Designs: http://www.encodeddesigns.com/Mids Meinberg on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/meinberg13Goat Song Publishing: https://goatsongrpg.wordpress.com/San Jenaro Co-Op on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SanJenaroCoopShort Games Digest Spring 2020: https://www.tinyurl.com/SJCDigest4 Colludium Three bundle on Itchio: http://www.bit.ly/ColludiumThree Music from https://filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Austin Ramsay, the maker of Beam Saber, a Forged in the Dark roleplaying game about mecha and vehicles and their complicated, conflicted pilots. It’s successfully Kickstarted already, and it’s the system being used by actual play podcast Friends at the Table for their latest season Partizan.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioYes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Austin Ramsay on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NotaninnAustin Ramsay’s games: https://austin-ramsay.itch.io/Beam Saber on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/austinramsaygames/beam-saber/Beam Saber: The Cenotaph podcast: https://beamsaber.libsyn.com/Beam Saber on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeamSaberRPGBeam Saber on Discord: https://www.tinyurl.com/BeamSaberChatYou Don’t Meet In An Inn podcast: https://youdontmeetinaninn.libsyn.com/You Don’t Meet In An Inn Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/you_dont_meet_in_an_innYou Don’t Meet In An Inn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJfI8T7dPQeRaoSiW1QJaHA You Don’t Meet In An Inn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouDontMeetInAnInnYou Don’t Meet In An Inn Reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/YouDontMeetInAnInn/Senda Linaugh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IdellaMithlynndShe’s A Super Geek podcast: https://www.sasgeek.com/Turning Point RPG Quickstart: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282177/Turning-Point-Quickstart-Rules San Jenaro Co-Op on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SanJenaroCoopShort Games Digest Spring 2020: https://www.tinyurl.com/SJCDigest4 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland, two-thirds of the game design cooperative Make Big Things. They discuss their next game, Starship Ultralux, a game in the key of Douglas Adams-esque techno-absurdism and the mood of Red Dwarf’s wacky antics. We also sing the praises of cooperative movements.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioHannah on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hanbanditEvan on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/adrawnnovelMake Big Things: http://www.makebigthings.com/Starship Ultralux: https://makebigthings.itch.io/starship-ultraluxDesign Doc Pod: https://www.twitter.com/designdocpodBeam Saber on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NotaninnBeam Saber on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/austinramsaygames/beam-saber/Yes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Music from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Marx interviews Kate Jeanne, a new independent designer behind Winter Harvest, currently on Kickstarter for ZineQuest 2. Their background is in editing, translating, and writing on indie TTRPGs, plus lots of activism and social justice work.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioKate Jeanne on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PeriKat6 Winter Harvest on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/parrycat/winter-harvest Kate Jeanne’s games on Itchio: https://parrycat.itch.io/ Abigail Lalonde: http://www.twitter.com/alien_sunset and https://www.artstation.com/alien_sunset Eli Seitz’s The Last Place on Earth on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliseitz/the-last-place-on-earthDescent into Midnight on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rkreutzlandry/descent-into-midnight Anime RPG design contest: https://okashicon.com/ or https://www.ninjahell.com/contestMusic from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Today, Marx interviews Duamn Figueroa Rassol, an Argentinian illustrator and game designer deeply in love with indie RPGs. Over the last thirteen years he has been involved with the local game scene, organizing events like Rosario Juega Rol, Rosario Juega Indie and Back to the Dungeon, coordinating and hosting open tables in TTRPG clubs, writing for Runas Explosivas and broadcasting over a hundred episodes of the Podcast Explosivo. He's also been an active playtester and contributor of the indie scene back in the Google Plus era, participating in projects like One Page Dungeon and the Gongfarmer's Almanac. He recently started illustrating RPG products for Mordite Press and Axo Stories, and is now making the jump to publish his first game, Deep Nightly Fathoms, which is on Kickstarter until February 24th.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioDuamn Figeroa Rassol on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/duamnNFR Deep Nightly Fathoms on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tks/zinequest2-deep-nightly-fathomsTrinity Knot Studios: https://trinityknotstudio.com/ or https://twitter.com/trinitykstudio Kate Jeanne on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PeriKat6Winter Harvest on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/parrycat/winter-harvestKate Jeanne’s games: https://parrycat.itch.io/ Eli Seitz’s The Last Place on Earth on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliseitz/the-last-place-on-earthAnime RPG design contest: https://okashicon.com/ or https://www.ninjahell.com/contestMusic from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Today I interview Eli Seitz, a game designer exploring tabletop, larp, and the experimental space in between. His work can be found on Itchio and in the upcoming Doikayt Jewish TTRPG Anthology. Eli is running two ZineQuest two campaigns this month: Last Place on Earth, about the heroic age of exploration, and Fruit of Law, a freeform game about writing the rule of society by using and eating a pomegranate.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioEli Seitz on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/seitz_eliLast Place on Earth on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliseitz/the-last-place-on-earthFruit of Law on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliseitz/fruit-of-lawFall of Magic: https://heartofthedeernicorn.com/product/fall-of-magic-scroll-edition/?v=7516fd43adaaThe Quiet Year: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-yearEli Kurtz: https://twitter.com/ZapDynamic or https://mythicgazetteer.com .Duamn Figeroa Rassol on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/duamnNFR Deep Nightly Fathoms on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tks/zinequest2-deep-nightly-fathomsCampfire Memories on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1469878195/campfire-memories Anime RPG design contest: https://okashicon.com/ or https://www.ninjahell.com/contestMusic from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Today we interview Matt Bohnhoff, a game designer and artist in the American Southwest. His work is mostly found through Wasteland of Enchantment Games. He also helps to organize New MexiCon, a small indie RPG convention in New Mexico. His most recent game, Campfire Memories, is currently Kickstarter from February 4th to February 16th as part of ZineQuest 2. This GM-less one-shot game tells stories of terrible family camping trips and why the characters still cherish the memories of those unpleasant experiences.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioMatt Bohnhoff on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/matt_bohnhoffWasteland of Enchantment: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WastelandOfEnchantmentCampfire Memories on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1469878195/campfire-memories Eli Seitz on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/seitz_eliThe Last Place on Earth on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliseitz/the-last-place-on-earthFruit of Law on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eliseitz/fruit-of-lawAnime RPG design contest: https://okashicon.com/ or https://www.ninjahell.com/contestMusic from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
Today we interview Federico Sohns. Fed is an Argentinean games designer living in London. He owns Araukana Media as well as being a member of the San Jenaro Coop. He also works fulltime at Modiphius Entertainment. His latest game, Nibiru, delves into themes of memory and identity, nature and artificiality, in new and exciting ways. Nibiru is available right now via DriveThruRPG and from the Modiphius webstore.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioFederico Sohns on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FSohnsAraukana Media: https://www.araukana.com/Nibiru at Itch.io: https://araukana-media.itch.io/nibiru-corebook Nibiru at DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/297543/Nibiru-Corebook?affiliate_id=239963 Nibiru at Modiphius: https://www.modiphius.net/collections/nibiru/products/nibiru-corebook-pdfMatt Bohnhoff on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/matt_bohnhoffWasteland of Enchantment: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WastelandOfEnchantmentCampfire Memories on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1469878195/campfire-memories Music from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
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Yes, Indie'd Preview

2020-01-2105:36

A short introduction to Yes, Indie'd Pod, where I talk about why I want to make this podcast. I also introduce my guest for next week, the game designer Federico Sohns.You can find Marx on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosYou can find their games on Itchio at: blue-golem-games.itch.ioYou can find more about Federico Sohn's game Nibiru at: www.araukana.comAll music from filmmusic.io"Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)
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