Indie Talks Episode 50 – Dennis Hoyle of Bellwether Games

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Holy cow! 50 episodes! That’s quite a boundary to have reached and it’s a little hard to believe I’ve been doing this for over 2 years now. To celebrate, I have the pleasure of interviewing Dennis Hoyle of Bellwether Games! Their first Kickstarter, Antidote is kicking butt and already over 130% funded and closing in on the first stretch goal rapidly. So join us as we talk about forming a game publishing company, winning awards and kickstarting your way to an excellent card game. Learn more about Bellwether Games on Facebook and check out the Antidote Facebook page too!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1839615594/antidote-a-game-of-deduction-deception-and-mortali/widget/video.html

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I’ve officially launched my Extra Life campaign! Last year I raised over $3200 for children’s hospitals around the country. My team, Team Troll raised over $6500! This year I’ve set my personal goal at $3500 and I’m already on my away. Please consider donating, every single dollar counts and all donations are tax deductible. 100% of your money goes to children’s hospitals.

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Indie Talks – OSAP Episode 6

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In this episode, we encounter a troupe of dancing mystical midgets, acquire their bowl of extraordinary power and find out why mom always said not to play ball in the house. Someone has the audacity to try and ambush us using trees. Our mage comes <—-> that close to joining our once deceased kobold, and then we wander into a city and paint it red.

Lip smacking highlights:

  • The party discover magical, chanting little people
  • And promptly start a small religious war.
  • The party discovers a magical bowl of intense power and meaning.
  • The party discovers why it’s not a good idea to use a magical bowl of intense power and meaning as a shield.
  • Someone drops a tree on the party.
  • Then the party finds a way into a city, and buys all the supplies.

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Indie Talks – OSAP Episode 4

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Welcome to our fourth full session of Actual Play Old School RPG!  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs, unmade beds and thousands of doors using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition.

In this episode, we encounter more orcs than you can shake a pointed stick at.  We uncover a potential enemy in a human who appears to be scheming with those same orcs.  We also uncover a lot of beds, finding out just what orcs do in there.  Our GM was viciously attacked by an 8 lb. house cat.  Lastly, we meet our match in a human/orc mixed group who manage to kill one of our own, which caused us to get rich.

Our team

Scott: GM

Ben: Hamish Snozzle (3rd level Elf Wizard and food collector) and Heretofor Unamed (3rd level Assassin and lover of large, pointy things).

Dan: Mukkluk (3rd level Kobold Mind Mage, recently deceased).

Jenn: Echo (3rd level Human Warlock and potentially evil fireball slinger).

The oscar award winning moments

  • The party kill a significant percentage of the Orc population.
  • But leave the kitchen staff alone, in case They’re feeling peckish.
  • The party find out that human/orc relations are deteriorating except between several, special friends.
  • The Kobold finds yet another secret door.
  • The party discovers a graveyard in a sub-dungeon, after fighting off a band of walking dead.
  • The Kobold meets his maker.
  • They all get rich.
  • The party collects the largest bits of the Kobold in preparation for Episode 5.

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We would love to get your feedback about our show! Contact me with comments: ben@trollitc.com, follow me on twitter @trollitc, and also check us out on iTunes! Hell, you can even catch us on Stitcher.  While you’re at it, there’s the Indie Talks Facebook page and the Indie Talks Google+ page. MySpace…well, I won’t go there if you wont. Please do rate this podcast on iTunes, and leave feedback through any of these links!

Indie Talks Episode 49 – Teale Fristoe and Shadow Throne

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In glorious episode 49 I’m chatting with Teale Fristoe of Nothing Sacred Games about their newest project: Shadow Throne. It looks to be a super-fun card game that employs two of my favorite things! Card drafting and backstabbing. Who wouldn’t like that? You can find Shadow Throne on Kickstarter right now through June 27 (’14) so go out and back it!

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/77978264/shadow-throne/widget/card.html?v=2

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Indie Talks – OSAP Episode 3

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Welcome to our third full session of Actual Play Old School RPG! Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition.

In this episode, we get jumped by a pig. With a stinger! Then we talk a bunch of highly trained, heavily armed troops in to letting us scout for them. In our scouting mission, we kill giant wolves with knives, open a bunch of doors and accidentally bypass the majority of the dungeon.
Our team

Scott: GM

Ben: Hamish Snozzle (3rd level Elf Wizard) and Heretofor Unamed (2nd level Assassin, almost good creeper).

Dan: Mukkluk (3rd level Kobold Mind Mage and Pole arm Tosser).

Jenn: Echo (Human Warlock and Not-worg impaler).

The check mix

  • The party was assaulted by some sort of pig/scorpion hybrid.  We won.
  • We stood aside as 60 armed knights rode past.  They talked to us and somehow we ended up richer, and walking 50 kilometers to reconnoiter a keep.
  • Before they reached the keep, they got jumped by orcs riding wolves.  The warlock casts her first spell of the game, and then impales several wolves with sharp, pointy things.
  • The spellcasters level up.  Fireball becomes an option.
  • They open doors.
  • They then bypass a good chunk of the dungeon thus giving our GM fits.

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Indie Talks – OSAP Episode 2

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Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG! Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition.

In this episode – we begin to record just as a nasty thunder and lightning storm moves through! We rescue the salty mouthed innkeep, reunite her with her daughter and get slapped around by some orcs. Only to realize that we’ll once again have to cross that river, and try to get the attention of an entire fort of soldiers who think this is just another boring day on the dusty frontier. Lastly, we get mugged.

Our team

Scott: GM

Ben: Hamish Snozzle (2nd level Elf Wizard) and Heretofor Unamed (2nd level Assassin, Olympic swimmer).

Dan: Mukkluk (Kobold Mind Mage and footwear expert).

Jenn: Echo (Human Warlock and Mr. Universe competitor).

The fiddly bits:

  • The party tracked down a small band of Orcs, panicked a bit and rescued the innkeeper.
  • They escorted her back towards the keep. Or was it the other way around?
  • Once again they valiantly strove against a not so raging river, and mostly prevailed.
  • On arriving back at the keep, they talked their way into the captains office and underwhelmed him with tales of orcs and ogres.
  • They then ran like little girls from the approaching non-human army.
  • In the last encounter of the session, they mostly slept, but not on purpose.

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Indie Talks Episode 47 – Stephen Hood talks Storium

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Stephen Hood folks!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Storium by now. An online, storytelling game that’s currently thriving on Kickstarter. I’ve been able to poke around the beta version a bit and it’s fascinating! In this episode, Stephen’s going to tell us how Storium came about, and what makes it pretty darned unique in the online, storytelling arena. I’ve got to say that I’m personally very excited for this project as well. It scratches so many gaming and creative itches all at once. You should absolutely check it out, and check them out on Twitter for the latest and greatest.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlhood/storium-the-online-storytelling-game/widget/card.html
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Indie Talks Episode 46 – Game School with Aerjen Tamminga

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Aerjen comes on the show to talk about his newest project, Pleasant Dreams, a card game currently on Kickstarter and doing quite well, thank you very much! He’s also an avid student of game design and design theory and we go into what it takes to make a good game. Aerjen’s got some interesting insight that I’ve not really stumbled upon before! We also talk about a local (to me and him) event, the Boston Festival of Indie Games.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1143256637/pleasant-dreams-a-card-game-of-nightmares/widget/video.html

Like what you hear? Support the podcast through Patreon! $2 a month from you allows me to create a lot more content, get more great guests and improve the quality of the show!

We would love to get your feedback about our show! Contact me with comments: ben@trollitc.com, follow me on twitter @trollitc, and also check us out on iTunes! Hell, you can even catch us on Stitcher.  While you’re at it, there’s the Indie Talks Facebook page and the Indie Talks Google+ page. MySpace…well, I won’t go there if you wont. Please do rate this podcast on iTunes, and leave feedback through any of these links!

Indie Talks Episode 44 – Nathan Paoletta

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There are two Nathan’s I’ve wanted on this podcast, and one has an agent that won’t return my call. Nathan Paoletta however was entirely gracious and is my guest on episode 44!

Nathan is a real creative guy with a passion for making small, self contained and entirely original games. He’s got a Patreon page that’s well worth checking out too!

Like what you hear? Support the podcast through Patreon! $2 a month from you allows me to create a lot more content, get more great guests and improve the quality of the show!

We would love to get your feedback about our show! Contact me with comments: ben@trollitc.com, follow me on twitter @trollitc, and also check us out on iTunes! Hell, you can even catch us on Stitcher.  While you’re at it, there’s the Indie Talks Facebook page and the Indie Talks Google+ page. MySpace…well, I won’t go there if you wont. Please do rate this podcast on iTunes, and leave feedback through any of these links!

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