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Jack and Patrick talk about Megagames in the Australian environment - how it all started, how we do things down under, and how our players and designers find the world of megagaming.



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Jack and Patrick talk about Megagames in the Australian environment - how it all started, how we do things down under, and how our players and designers find the world of megagaming.



The Great Game Theme: Balrog Boogie, Diablo Swing Orchestra



The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy.

    Episode 14: Deephaven with Trenton

    Episode 14: Deephaven with Trenton

    Patrick and Jack (Click and Clack?) sat down with Trenton Greyoak for a long overdue look at Deephaven - a megagame legally distinct to Dwarf Fortress! The conversation took us to a lot of nitty gritty about this story-driven, roleplay-heavy game - from maps to random tables to wooden block towers (entirely not Jenga).

    This is our last formal episode for this crazy 2020 seasion of The Great Game. We're hopeful to return in 2021 with more megagame goodness.

    EPISODE LINKS:

    - Trenton can be found at the Megagame Coalition (and on their discord)

    The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Logo designed by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 13: In Conversation with Paddy and Glenn (OMG-Con 2020)

    Episode 13: In Conversation with Paddy and Glenn (OMG-Con 2020)

    Our third and final conversation from OMG Con, we spoke with Patrick Rose and Glenn about their experiences (as designer and player, respectively) of the online version of Running Hot. At the time of publishing this episode, Running Hot has been run twice - it's a politico-corporation adventure game of the pre-cyberpunk future. 

    EPISODE LINKS:

    - Climate Crisis on 1 November
    - Red Planet Rising, coming in December
    - The Megagame Makers 2021 schedule
    - Paddy is from Pennine Megagames
    - Glenn is from Megagame Texas
    - You can read more about Running Hot here

    The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Logo designed by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy

    • 53 min
    Episode 12: In Conversation with Peter and Becky (OMG-Con 2020)

    Episode 12: In Conversation with Peter and Becky (OMG-Con 2020)

    Our second 'studio' recording from OMG-Con 2020, we sat down with Peter Nixon and Becky Ladley to talk about As Thou Commands, a new design from Peter that looks at medieval worldbuilding and politcs. The game was playtested at the con and our conversations delves into it from a designer perspective, to the player experience, and far beyond.

    EPISODE LINKS:

    - Peter Nixon is from The Megagame Coalition
    - Becky can be found at BeckyBecky's blog and Facebook page
    - The Megagame Assembly podcast and recent blog on traitor roles

    The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Logo designed by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy

    • 49 min
    Episode 11: In Conversation with NSDM (OMG-Con 2020)

    Episode 11: In Conversation with NSDM (OMG-Con 2020)

    The first of three interviews from our coverage of the 2020 Online Megagame Conference (OMG Con), we sat down LIVE with Mark and Merle (from the National Security Decision Making game) and Cody (Megagame Coalition) to discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis!

    EPISODE LINKS:

    - NSDM on Facebook
    - NSDM OMG Con Panel
    - NSDM Youtube Channel
    - The Megagame Coalition

    The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Logo designed by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 10: OWL League Debriefing with Zac, Stefan and Ed

    Episode 10: OWL League Debriefing with Zac, Stefan and Ed

    A whopping double-episode for our ten-episode anniversary, we sat down with Zac (returning, Brisbane Megagames), Stefan (Magic Coffeehouse, Megagame Coalition, OWL League creator) and Ed (Reading Megagames) to talk about the epic 2-week megagame that was The OWL League. 

    The group talks about the design and admin of the game, the different player perspectives, and what a 'legacy' megagame might look like for future seasons of the OWL League.



    EPISODE LINKS:

    - Patreon page for Project Nexus
    - OMG Con 2020
    - Megagame Assembly survey on megagames and ticket pricing
    - Stefan over at Magic Coffee House
    - The OWL League online presence
    - The OWL League 2020 opening ceremony video
    - Dave Harmon's Black Rock Outpost online mafia game



    The Great Game Theme: Balrog Boogie, Diablo Swing Orchestra

    The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Logo designed by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 9: Dark and Stormy Night with Jack, Zac and Jason

    Episode 9: Dark and Stormy Night with Jack, Zac and Jason

    Patrick takes to interviewing Jack, Zac (returning to the podcast) and new guest Jason, delving into a post-mortem of the recent playtest of Dark and Stormy Night, our home grown online megagame. The discussion veers around the technical and design obstacles we faced and the team discusses what we've most learned about the online space for megagames.

    Episode Links:

    GenCon Online (where you can find Den of Wolves, Draft Night, Lucidian Online, talks on the State of Megagames, and so much more!)

    Czar of the South - upcoming megagame playtest in Brisbane



    The Great Game Theme: Balrog Boogie, Diablo Swing Orchestra

    The Great Game logo by Jack McNamee using Logo designed by Jack McNamee using Earth Vectors by Vecteezy

    • 1 hr 13 min

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