83 episodes

Modifier sits down with designers of all stripes and looks at what it takes to make a great game! With a focus on homebrewing and otherwise modifying existing games to meet your storytelling needs, these interviews dig deep into how changing the rules enables better storytelling. Hosted by Meghan Dornbrock.

Modifier Meghan Dornbrock

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 37 Ratings

Modifier sits down with designers of all stripes and looks at what it takes to make a great game! With a focus on homebrewing and otherwise modifying existing games to meet your storytelling needs, these interviews dig deep into how changing the rules enables better storytelling. Hosted by Meghan Dornbrock.

    83. Sig: City of Blades

    83. Sig: City of Blades

    Jason Pitre is back with more Sig, this time a Forged in the Dark reimagining titled Sig: City of Blades. Here us chat about this new take on Sig, life in the Hellyear 2020, and the online incarnation of Metatopia!

    • 43 min
    82. Brinkwood (It's a Metaphor)

    82. Brinkwood (It's a Metaphor)

    Brinkwood: The Blood of Tyrants is a Forged in the Dark game about Robin Hood vs Vampires, created by Erik Bernhardt. Come join us as we talk about eating money, making deals with the fae, and fighting for justice.

    • 47 min
    81. Princess World with Kevin Petker

    81. Princess World with Kevin Petker

    Princess World, be Kevin Petker, is a PbtA game about cooperative world building, storytelling, problem solving, and being girls who rule. We chat about how the game evolved out of a request from his daughter into this clever, colorful, collaborative adventure.

    • 46 min
    80. Descent into Midnight

    80. Descent into Midnight

    Rich Howard, Richard Kreutz-Landry, and Taylor LaBresh are the design trio behind Descent into Midnight. This aquatic PbtA game about community and emotion defies genre, so we make a bunch of ocean puns and get really heartfelt about stuff.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    79. Burnout with Tracy Barnett

    79. Burnout with Tracy Barnett

    Return guest Tracy Barnett is here in friend capacity this week for a heart-to-heart with Meghan about burnout, asking for help, and where they are right now in that journey.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    78. Into the Heart with Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor

    78. Into the Heart with Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor

    Grant and Chris are back, and things have only gotten weirder. Below the Spire lies the Heart, an ever-changing district of chaos and horror where you really shouldn't be going. You're going anyway? Of course you are. We talk about why that's a terrible, terrible idea. (CW: Body horror)

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

gray darling ,

thoughtful, in-depth, and compassionate

Incredibly thoughtful, considerate conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to making games work for you. I began listening for the amazing episodes on accessibility concerns with guest Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, and was delighted to find that every other episode went just as in-depth with its chosen topic. There's a real sense here of wanting to do right by an expanding, complicated community, and to lead the way with compassion and support. Modifier is a great bunch of people as well as a great resource for sparking thought and new opportunities in how you play games.

both eyes Blind ,

Came for the boardgames, left because of the political commentary.

A board game podcast her telling people how to vote is pretty entertaining, but that’s not why I was listening.

Observer138 ,

Wonderful Insight on Game Design

Modifier is a delightful interview show about the thoughts and ideas that go into tabletop and LARP design, with a focus on reshaping the rules to give everyone the best experience possible. This show is for anyone who has ever made a house rule in a game, and offers a lot of insight on how to make the hobby more friendly and accessible to everyone.

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