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A podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them.

ISSG Features in-depth interviews with authors of modern gamebooks and highlights of gamebook community happenings.

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A podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them.

ISSG Features in-depth interviews with authors of modern gamebooks and highlights of gamebook community happenings.

    David Lowrie - Black Dog Gamebooks (Shadow Thief, Straight to Hell, Psycho Killer)

    David Lowrie - Black Dog Gamebooks (Shadow Thief, Straight to Hell, Psycho Killer)

    Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath



    S01E06 - For episode 6, I speak with David Lowrie, a prolific british gamebook author with a knack for stomach turning horror.

    David's Author Page on Amazon

    Black Dog Gamebooks on DriveThruRPG

    Black Dog Gamebooks on Facebook


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    • 39 min
    Playthrough of Escape from Portsrood Forest, by Samuel Issaacson

    Playthrough of Escape from Portsrood Forest, by Samuel Issaacson

    Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath

    S01E05 - For episode 5, I bring on my buddy Joe to play through Samuel Isaacson’s Escape from Portsrood Forest. Will our hero escape the whimsical but menacing forest or die trying? Well, that’s all down to Joe’s choices.

    Get Escape from Portsrood Forest on Amazon


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    • 39 min
    The Gamebook Zine - The first issue of a new interactive fiction fanzine

    The Gamebook Zine - The first issue of a new interactive fiction fanzine

    Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath

    S01E04 - For episode 4, I sit down for a celebratory chat with contributors to the first issue of the brand new Gamebook Zine. We talk about the features in the first issue, and what's coming for the zine.

    Participants:


    Yours Truly (Brian Hazzard)
    Simon Palmer
    James Day
    TroyAnthony Schermer
    Patrick ONeill

    Referenced Links:

    Gamebook Zine on Itch.io

    Gamebook Zine on Amazon

    Gamebook Jam


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    • 22 min
    Victoria Hancox - Author of the horror series "Choose your path and face the consequence"

    Victoria Hancox - Author of the horror series "Choose your path and face the consequence"

    Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath

    S01E03 - For episode 3, I chat with a rising star of horror gamebooks, Victoria Hancox. She started publishing gamebooks in 2019, and is already 3 books into a 6 book series.

    We talk about how she brought her background in science and medicine into her first book, and deep themes of misogyny and control of women, as well as animal cruelty to her series.

    You can learn more about Victoria on her blog.

    Or, check out her books on Amazon:

    Nightshift

    The Alchemist's Folly

    The Phantom Self


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    • 26 min
    Oliver Hulme - Author of Legendary Kingdoms

    Oliver Hulme - Author of Legendary Kingdoms

    Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath



    S01E02 - For episode 2, I chat with Oliver Hulme from Spidermind games. Oliver is the author of Legendary Kingdoms series, and you can tell from our chat that he is absolutely passionate about gamebooks.



    Legendary Kingdoms is a party campaign based open world series. Book 2 "Crown & Tower" is currently live on Kickstarter and is doing amazingly.



    After listening to the episode, check out Crown & Tower on Kickstarter.


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    • 41 min
    Stuart Lloyd - Our Gamebook Sherpa

    Stuart Lloyd - Our Gamebook Sherpa

    Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath

    S01E01 - For our first ever episode of ISSG, we have Stuart Lloyd, our gamebook guide through the many worlds of gamebooks.

    Referenced Links:


    Stuart's Blog
    Scrawl Facebook Group
    Get Lonewolf Free Online
    Heart of Ice on Amazon


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    • 26 min

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Perfect listening for gamebook fans

From the brilliant name to the very first episode's guided tour through the world of gamebooks, this podcast fulfills a niche I never realized was empty. As an instadeath survivor who grew up on Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf, and is now avidly following new gamebooks getting published, I was delighted to find these thoughtful interviews with current-day creators who share this same obsess--er, passion. Go on, turn to 01 and give it a listen!

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