16 episodes

A talk show that brings on designers to talk about their Forged in the Dark games and hacks, and discusses designing in that space more generally. Associated with the official Blades in the Dark discord, but not with Blades in the Dark, Evil Hat, or One Seven Design.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A talk show that brings on designers to talk about their Forged in the Dark games and hacks, and discusses designing in that space more generally. Associated with the official Blades in the Dark discord, but not with Blades in the Dark, Evil Hat, or One Seven Design.

    Episode 16: Consequences and Complications with Asphalt & Trouble

    Episode 16: Consequences and Complications with Asphalt & Trouble

    In this episode, Justin interviews ME, your editor, Jacob, about my game Asphalt & Trouble, a game of biker gangs in a corporate-fueled climate apocalypse! We talk about difference between complications and consequences, and the adjustments Asphalt...

    • 38 min
    Episode 15: Zinequest 2021!

    Episode 15: Zinequest 2021!

    In this special episode, Ray interviews a few designers submitting Forged in the Dark games to Zinequest 3, a Kickstarter program to promote small (zine) ttrpg games and modules. All of these games are kickstarting now, and some are ending soon, so...

    • 58 min
    Episode 14: Working with Artists, featuring Mythopoeia

    Episode 14: Working with Artists, featuring Mythopoeia

    In this unique and instructive episode, we talk with Ray and Vince from Mythopoeia about how, as a game designer, to work with artists, including how and when to approach them, how to budget for art, what to do if you have a small or unsure budget, and...

    • 47 min
    Episode 13: Matching Mechanics to Vast Settings with Vergence

    Episode 13: Matching Mechanics to Vast Settings with Vergence

    Today, Justin is joined by a new cohost, Drake, to discuss Vergence with the author David. We talk about the vast, even infinite scope of the interdimensional setting of Vergence, and how he keeps the story rooted and human. We also discuss how to...

    • 44 min
    Episode 12: Subway Runners and Online Emergent Play

    Episode 12: Subway Runners and Online Emergent Play

    Today, Justin and Ray are joined by Dan and Kali of Gem Room Games (@GemRoomGames) to talk about Subway Runners and online generated content. We talk about designing a one-shot version of FitD, and how they used the customizable online random generator,...

    • 48 min
    Episode 11: The Unusual Suspects Playbook Jam Livestream

    Episode 11: The Unusual Suspects Playbook Jam Livestream

    Following the highly successful Unusual Suspects Playbook Jam on itch.io, Justin and Jacob attempted something new: a live, call-in episode of the podcast with you the fans as the guests, talking about your own and your favorite playbooks! After some...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

David A.R. ,

Great for anyone interested in the Forged in the Dark engine

The first couple of episodes have been great

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