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A show about and with indie tabletop role-playing creators and artists, their sources of inspiration, creative processes, and business strategies.

The Lost Bay Podcast Iko

    • Leisure

A show about and with indie tabletop role-playing creators and artists, their sources of inspiration, creative processes, and business strategies.

    Yochai Gal, designer of Cairn 2e Boxed Set

    Yochai Gal, designer of Cairn 2e Boxed Set

    Yochai Gal is the designer of the forest fantasy RPG Cairn. Right now, Cairn second edition boxed set is live on Kickstarter. In this episode we talk about how Yochai grew the first edition of Cairn into this new expanded RPG marvel.



    Cairn Kickstarter

    ⁠https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1557907976/cairn-2e-boxed-set



    Yochai's first two appearances on The Lost Bay Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yochai-gal-cairn/id1560319393?i=1000514489599

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ttrpg-irl-community-copies-with-sean-patrick-cain/id1560319393?i=1000547197262



    The Lost Bay - suburban gothic RPG preorder page

    https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/pages/the-lost-bay-preorders



    Follow the The Lost Bay Podcast

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    Produced by Iko

    Editing Laura Elle

    Music Avery Isles

    Intro ad music David Blandy

    • 45 min
    Chris McDowall, designer of Mythic Bastionland

    Chris McDowall, designer of Mythic Bastionland

    Chris Mc Dowall is the designer of the rules light flavor heavy trifecta of games Into the Odd, Electric Bastionland and Mythic Bastionland. In this episode we talk about Chris' latest game Mythic Bastionland, its sources of inspiration, design process, and the spirit behind its ruleset.



    Bastionland blog & Patreon

    https://www.bastionland.com/

    https://www.patreon.com/bastionland



    Mythic Bastionland preorders

    https://mythicbastionland.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders



    The Lost Bay - suburban gothic RPG on Kickstarter

    ⁠https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelostbay/the-lost-bay-suburban-dark-fantasy-rpg⁠



    Follow the The Lost Bay Podcast

    ⁠https://twitter.com/thelostbay⁠

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    ⁠https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/⁠



    Produced by Iko

    Editing Laura Elle

    Music Avery Isles

    Intro ad music David Blandy

    • 36 min
    Samantha Leigh, designer of Outliers

    Samantha Leigh, designer of Outliers

    Samantha Leigh is a multi-faceted tabletop RPG creator and has released some of the coolest solo games of the indie scene. She’s been recently kickstarting Outliers, an award-winning game inspired by her own experience as a lab researcher. In this episode we’ll talk about her sources of inspiration, editing secrets, and future projects.



    Outliers

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marx-of-high-water/far-horizons-coop-presents-outliers



    Samantha Leigh

    https://twitter.com/GoblinMixtape

    https://samleigh.carrd.co/

    https://www.tiktok.com/@goblinmixtape



    The Lost Bay - suburban gothic RPG on Kickstarter

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelostbay/the-lost-bay-suburban-dark-fantasy-rpg



    Follow the The Lost Bay Podcast

    https://twitter.com/thelostbay

    https://bsky.app/profile/thelostbaystudio.com

    https://www.instagram.com/thelostbaystudio/

    https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/



    Produced by Iko

    Editing Laura Elle

    Music Avery Isles

    Intro ad music David Blandy

    • 33 min
    Watt, designer of Cloud Empress, Life and Death

    Watt, designer of Cloud Empress, Life and Death

    Watt is the designer behind the Nausicaa inspired ecological space fantasy game Cloud Empress. After a successful launch in 2023 Cloud Empress returns to Kickstarter in 2024 with two new books/settings.

    In this episode we talk everything shop, from writing and layout strategies to game mechanics and their impact on the players and the gaming experience.

    Back Cloud Empress, Life and Death

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/watt/cloud-empress-life-and-death

    https://cloudempress.com/about/



    The Lost Bay - suburban gothic RPG on Kickstarter

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelostbay/the-lost-bay-suburban-dark-fantasy-rpg



    Follow the The Lost Bay Podcast

    https://twitter.com/thelostbay

    https://bsky.app/profile/thelostbaystudio.com

    https://www.instagram.com/thelostbaystudio/

    https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/



    Produced by Iko

    Editing Laura Elle

    Music Avery Isles

    Intro ad music David Blandy

    • 43 min
    Evangeline Gallagher, dark fantasy illustrator

    Evangeline Gallagher, dark fantasy illustrator

    Evangeline Gallagher is an illustrator with a taste for dark fantasy and horror. Their art is inspired by 80s and 90s media. Evangeline is one of the most productive and striking artists of the TTRPG scene and beyond. In this episode, we talk about their sources of inspiration, their practice, a mental directory of faces, and why red is their favorite color.



    Follow Evangeline Gallagher

    https://www.instagram.com/evangelinegallagher/

    https://twitter.com/egallagher_art

    https://bsky.app/profile/egallagher.bsky.social

    Evangeline's store

    https://www.evangelinegallagher.com/



    The Lost Bay - suburban gothic RPG on Kickstarter

    http://thelostbayrpg.com/



    Follow the The Lost Bay Podcast

    https://twitter.com/thelostbay

    https://bsky.app/profile/thelostbaystudio.com

    https://www.instagram.com/thelostbaystudio/

    https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/



    Produced by Iko

    Editing Laura Elle

    Music Avery Isles

    • 35 min
    watt - Cloud Empress

    watt - Cloud Empress

    watt is the designer of Cloud Empress, an ecological science fantasy tabletop RPG inspired by works like Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind, Dune, Full Metal Alchemist. Cloud Empress is both a hack and a campaign setting for the Sci-Fi horror TTRPG Mothership. The game has a striking universe both harsh and tender. In this episode we talk about the genesis and the design choices behind a game that is expected to be one of the most notable releases of 2023.

    Cloud Empress Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hotstuffonshoreleave/cloud-empress-ecological-science-fantasy-roleplaying

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    The Lost Bay Studio publishes tabletop role-playing zines, sparks community initiatives, and hosts your favorite TTRPG podcast. Don’t miss a thing: subscribe to our newsletter https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch

    Home of The Lost Bay https://thelostbaystudio.com/

    Get in touch with me, Iko, on https://twitter.com/thelostbay

    Episode produced and edited by Iko

    Additional editing by J. Stautman

    Music Avery Isles

    https://www.patreon.com/thelostbay

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    • 28 min

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