Episode 222: Interview with Cass Suwinski from Tomb Guardians Miniatures for Dwarf Mine Quest RPG Dungeon Tiles

We talk to Cass Suwinski about his latest Kickstarter for the Dwarf Mine Quest RPG Dungeon Tiles. His company, Tomb Guardians Miniatures, has created a series of metal miniatures for their dungeon crawl RPG. This project is for high resolution 3D printed dungeon tile for the first part of the adventure, the Dwarf Mine. The tiles use an innovative magnet system to connect them, as opposed to clips, and also feature LED lighting details. Check out this immersive and affordable project for your next dungeon crawl!

Check out the Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tombguardians/dwarf-mine-quest-rpg-dungeon-tiles

Tomb Guardians website:
https://www.tombguardians.com/

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Episode 221: Interview with Ken Spencer from Why Not Games for Rocket Age 5E

Ken Spencer talks to us about the Why Not Games Kickstarter for the adaption of Rocket Age to “the world’s greatest role-playing game” 5th edition. He also talks about the inspiration for the setting and also their plans to keep all books for Rocket Age available in both “classic” version, using the original Vortex system, and the DnD 5e ruleset. If you like pulp science fiction with a modern 1930s viewpoint and only ever play DnD, check out Rocket Age 5e.

Rocket Age 5e Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whynotgames/rocket-age-rpg-for-5e

What Not Games:
http://www.whynotgames.com/

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Episode 220: Interview with Lou Agresta from Iron GM Games for Grimmerspace

We were lucky enough to get some time with Lou Agresta in the middle of the Kickstarter for Grimmerspace, a scifi horror setting for the Paizo Starfinder RPG. We discuss the choice of the system, playing horror in an RPG, Sean Astin’s involvement in the project, the Grimmerspace setting and setting-specific character classes and technology. We played the free starter adventure available on the Kickstarter page called Abbatoir-8 and we recount a little of our experiences. #grimmerspace #starfinder

Grimmerspace Actual Play:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhQFfQIUD0Q

The Kickstarter is in its final week.
Check it out if you are a Starfinder player or just Starfinder-curious:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agrestasaurus/grimmerspace

Iron GM Games website:
https://www.irongmgames.com/

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Interview with Tomb Guardians Miniatures

We talked with Cass Suwinski from Tomb Guardians Miniatures about their current Kickstarter campaign for their Queen of the Damned Velrath’s Vampires metal miniatures series. Previously they have produced miniatures for a Dwarven series and there will also be an upcoming Amazon series. These releases will culminate in a ruleset for their faction-based dungeon crawl game system coming this fall.

This is the final week for their Kickstarter campaign so have a look today!

Queen of the Damned: Velrath’s Vampires

Their website has more details and images of the existing miniatures catalog:

https://www.tombguardians.com/

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Video: Blackmoor Interview: Cut out of History

The third part of our interview with one of the filmmakers for Secrets of Blackmoor: The Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons.

In this excerpt, we learn the story of a group of friends who all contributed to the story of D&D and creatively played off each other to have fun. However, for many, they’ve been cut out of history and the goal of Secrets of Blackmoor is to correct that.

To get a copy of Secrets of Blackmoor on DVD or Blu-ray go to:
http://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/

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Video: Blackmoor Interview: Tonisborg

The second part of our interview with one of the filmmakers for Secrets of Blackmoor: The Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons.
In this excerpt, we find out that while making the documentary, the filmmakers made an important discovery: the second-ever dungeon to come out of the Twin Cities.

To get a copy of Secrets of Blackmoor on DVD or Blu-ray go to:
http://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/

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Video: Blackmoor Interview: From Wargaming to the First Player Character

The first part of our interview with one of the filmmakers for Secrets of Blackmoor: The Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons. We went into it thinking we would be learning about David Arneson’s contributions to Dungeons & Dragons. We were wrong. The documentary isn’t just a history of the origins of D&D; it’s the history of the origins of roleplaying games. It tells the story of how a group of people created the hobby we enjoy today. In short, all roleplaying games owe their existence to the Twin City gamers.

In this excerpt, Griff quickly takes us from a post-Civil War wargame to the first player-created character.

To get a copy of Secrets of Blackmoor on DVD or Blu-ray go to:
http://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/

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Episode 209: Kansai JIGG (Japan International Gamers Guild)

“If you build it, they will come.”- Field of Dreams

“If you build it and provide snacks, they will come.”
Gaming Table of Dreams

In this episode, we talk to Jools Thomas* and Ryan Thomas* about the Japan International Gamers Guild (JIGG). Jools is the unofficial JIGG historian (he made a T-shirt with that on it, so…), whose blog sparked the idea for this interview. Ryan is one half of the duo, Linda Thomas being the other, that brought gaming to Kansai. If you’re interested in the history of the best gaming community in the world, or if you’re interested in how to start up a gaming community or group, this is the episode for you.

*No relation. Did we run out of last names?

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Episode 198: Malifaux

We take a look at the world of Malifaux in its many incarnations including the miniatures skirmish game, the recently Kickstarted miniatures strategy game, The Other Side, and the RPG Through the Breach. Joining us is special guest Nick, the organizer of our local Malifaux group, gremlin lover and all around knowledgeable fellow regarding matters on both sides of the Breach. If you are new to Malifaux, this should give you a good taste of the setting and help you decide if now is the right time to make the leap. If you are already playing let us know in the comments which faction you play and what got you into the game. All responses will be reported to the local Guild office and any use of magic may be severely punished. 

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Episode 172: Interview: Southlands

Wolfgang: “It’s essentially the role-playing campaign for Pathfinder that Indiana Jones would run. Not the Indiana Jones of Raiders or Last Crusades, though: the Temple of Doom Indy. But this Indy didn’t escape and save the children. He failed. He was tortured  and broken. Empty and haunted, he can’t numb the pain, but he can share it. Share it with a world of demonic cults, man-eating insect folk, fifty-foot snakes and ruined cities. Oh, and dinosaurs because everyone loves dinosaurs.
Us: “…”
-unedited elevator pitch

In this episode, we interview Wolfgang Baur from Kobold Press about his latest Kickstarter campaign, Southlands: Adventures Beneath Pitiless Sun, the game Steven Spielberg would have made.

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