I was on a lot of podcasts this week. All different. Our discussion with Eric F on “martial arts in old-school games” was a different type of discussion than the “get deep into the mechanical weeds” with Chris S. Matt and David were both very interested in specifics on shields, while the second part of my discussion with Derek was about getting into, and staying into, the game design space.
A friend of mine told me that he was impressed I managed to cover substantially the same general territory with enough differences to make each podcast worth listening to without being repetitive.
Of course, that has a lot to do with my hosts . . .
Each of these is pretty worth listening to, even if I say so myself.
First, I was on The Established Facts with Derek Knutsen-Frey, whom I’ve gotten to know through the IGDN. We had a long chat divided in two parts: a bunch on Dragon Heresy, and then 45 minutes on game publishing as a business.
The always-awesome James Introcaso hosted me for a while on Table Top Babble, and we mostly talked about Dragon Heresy
Chris Sniezak and I got deep into the depths of the game mechanics
Jason Hobbs had me and Eric Farmer on at the same time, and our take was more broad. Can you do “martial arts” in Old-School systems? What does that even mean?
Matt Finch and I had a great chat, and he was absolutely enthusiastic about the materials, construction, and use of period weaponry, and egged me on effectively.
Finally, I was on with Nerdarchy Dave for a live discussion and chat, and I had a great time talking with him and taking questions