73 episodes

A deeper look at the play experience and the finer details of running and writing tabletop games.

Bonus Experienc‪e‬ Rai Witter Cole, Monica Speca

    • Games
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

A deeper look at the play experience and the finer details of running and writing tabletop games.

    BXP 3x19 - The Scion: Dragon Kickstarter Episode

    BXP 3x19 - The Scion: Dragon Kickstarter Episode

    Hello Bonus Babies, 



    It's here! Rai and Monica bring friend of the show and sometimes cohost Danielle Lauzon back to discuss the Scion: Dragon Kickstarter - a product all three of us worked on. 



    This episode contains everything you want to know about Dragon, and our contributions. 



    In the extended cut: NINTETY FULL MINUTES of Dragon content, plus throwing shade at Ch-ck N-rris, that uhhhhhhh attempted coup, no fly list schadenfreude and so so many Dragon spoilers. 



    To back the Kickstarter, click here



    [ Bonus Experience: the Blog! bxpcast.com | Bonus Experience: the Twitter! @bonusexpcast | Bonus Experience: the Patreon! patreon.com/bonusexperience ]

    • 47 min
    BXP 3x18 - Danielle & Monica's Deep Dive: Power Creep

    BXP 3x18 - Danielle & Monica's Deep Dive: Power Creep

    Hello Bonus Babies, 



    D is back for another episode as our synesthetic Rai Replacement while Rai was busy with the holidays. 



    Together D & Monica talk about the phenomenon of power creep - from a player and a designer standpoint. Can it ever really be avoided? What can you do to prevent it? What's the difference between incidental power creep and intentional? We discuss games we've played and games we've worked on as examples. 



    In the extended cut: we roast some egregious examples. 



    [ Bonus Experience: the Blog! bxpcast.com | Bonus Experience: the Twitter! @bonusexpcast | Bonus Experience: the Patreon! patreon.com/bonusexperience ]

    • 45 min
    BXP 3x17 That's my Aesthetic

    BXP 3x17 That's my Aesthetic

    Hello Bonus Babies, 



    Rai and Monica take a breather from intense topics to sit down and talk about the things that inspire us as creatives. We talk a LOT about anime and JRPGs but also lightly touch on some books, too. We chew a bit on why we resonate with these things, as well as talk at length about the plots of our favorite stuff, so... spoiler warning?



    In the extended cut: thirty goddamn extra minutes of us discussing video games we're playing right now.



    [ Bonus Experience: the Blog! bxpcast.com | Bonus Experience: the Twitter! @bonusexpcast | Bonus Experience: the Patreon! patreon.com/bonusexperience ]

    • 51 min
    BXP 3x16 Cash 4 Games - the Industry and Payment

    BXP 3x16 Cash 4 Games - the Industry and Payment

    Hello Bonus Babies, 



    When the disastrous IPR job posting broke news, Rai and Monica got together to discuss the discourse as well as the economic problems the industry faces. We talk at length about how the posting was honestly super creepy, but also the right way to pay people, as well as not having your love of the game exploited.



    Also discussed in the extended cut: Snack Tower, ThinkBoards, Russian cookies, Blaseball, and the Tragedy of Invisible Sun.



    [ Bonus Experience: the Blog! bxpcast.com | Bonus Experience: the Twitter! @bonusexpcast | Bonus Experience: the Patreon! patreon.com/bonusexperience ]

    • 54 min
    BXP 3x15- The Catchup

    BXP 3x15- The Catchup

    Rai is back!! We sit down to catch up with each other in an entirely unscripted episode. We meander from topic to topic, but discuss: Bluebeard's Bride, Exalted Essence testing at Metatopia, Why You Should Never Do a Nuzlocke Run, and What Even is Blaseball Doing Right Now. 



    Enjoy our joyful reunion!



    [ Bonus Experience: the Blog! bxpcast.com | Bonus Experience: the Twitter! @bonusexpcast | Bonus Experience: the Patreon! patreon.com/bonusexperience ]

    • 46 min
    BXP 3x14 - Danielle & Monica's Deep Dive: Let's Talk Book Layout and Organization

    BXP 3x14 - Danielle & Monica's Deep Dive: Let's Talk Book Layout and Organization

    Danielle and Monica are back with another deep dive, this time discussing how to lay out and organize core books. We compare two editions of D&D and talk about how it presents information well... and also how it doesn't. 

    In the extended cut, we shoot the shit on how we might do this ourselves, and brainstorm a bit about how to present info in a beginner-friendly way. 





    Also discussed: a pencil and some friends, and for real we can't stop flirting. 

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mothlands ,

Smart, fun, and more than a little salty!

Fathick ,

I podcast I never new I needed!!

Most of the way though this podcast library and I’m hooked! Real life down to earth queer women telling how it is in their world! There is some amazing insights, dissections and conversations on the systems, styles and skills of storytelling!
I laugh out load at least one episode and am about to get some podcast drop when I run out of past episodes in a day or two!
Thank you Monica and Rei!!!

Eyolo ,

I'll be honest... I could stand MORE cursing.

This has very quickly shot up my list of must-listen ttrpg podcasts. The hosts are fun and possibly a bit off which makes them all the more entertaining. They TELL you not to start with the interview about Rosenstrasse but I did and I'M still listening. No excuses, cowards.

Top Podcasts In Games

Listeners Also Subscribed To