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The best recorded panels and seminars about analog game design and publishing

RPG Design Panelcast Jason Pitre

    • Games
    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

The best recorded panels and seminars about analog game design and publishing

    Episode 282: Canada is not a Northern Suburb of the USA

    Episode 282: Canada is not a Northern Suburb of the USA

    Recorded at Metatopia Online 2020
    Presented by Jason Pitre, Sen-Foong Lim, Nicole Winchester, Christoph Sapinsky.
    For Canadian game designers and pros, it's pretty common to get lumped in with U.S. designers. After all, it's all North America, right? The cultural differences between the two countries often gets lost, especially when discussing the elements that inform game design and aesthetics. Our panelists will talk about the specific parts of their Canadian experience that affect their game development work. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 281: The Human Heart

    Episode 281: The Human Heart

    Recorded at Metatopia Online 2020
    Presented by Vee Hendro, Hayley Gordon.
    All RPGs engage our emotions, and some are made with feels first in mind. We discuss the ethics and how-to of emotional storytelling and RPG design. From buy-in to agency and safety, how can we make anguish and yearning an enjoyable experience? Brought to you by Storybrewers, Australia.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 280: No Gods, No Masters, No GMs

    Episode 280: No Gods, No Masters, No GMs

    Recorded at Metatopia Online 2020
    Presented by A.C., Jay Dragon, and Viditya Voleti.
    Being a GM is hard; like, really hard. Having nobody willing to fill that role has been the downfall of many a game group. But there is an alternative! GM-less roleplaying games are getting more and more popular, and this panel is here to discuss why.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 279: What We Mean, When We Talk About Lyric Games

    Episode 279: What We Mean, When We Talk About Lyric Games

    Recorded at Metatopia Online 2020
    Presented by Maria Mison, Casey Johnson, Jay Dragon.
    What are Lyric Games exactly? And why are they deemed an important body of work, both in a personal and game scene level? What makes a game 'Lyric'? Additionally, our panelists share tips on how to go about the process of creating and sharing such games - fever dreams, love letters, rituals and treatise calling to be born. The panel will also have a segment for questions. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 278: How to Playtest Your Game

    Episode 278: How to Playtest Your Game

    Recorded at Metatopia Online 2020
    Presented by Daryl Andrews, Jessie Edwards, Omari Akil, Bruce Harlick. 
    Join us for a roundtable conversation about how to get the best data from your time at the playtesting table. We'll discuss our experiences running playtests, and talk about common mistakes and how to avoid them

    • 1 hr
    Episode 277: How to Pitch Your Game

    Episode 277: How to Pitch Your Game

    Recorded at Metatopia Online 2020
    Presented by Alex Cutler, Matt Forbeck, Kenneth Hite.
    You made a game! Congratulations! Now explain your incredible game in one sentence. That isn’t as easy as it sounds. You want people to buy into your game as players, as investors, or as retailers. You will only have one chance to make that first impression. It needs to have impact. If you want to see your game successful on a crowdfunding site, or sold by your local game store, then you need to know what kind of pitch types and styles to maximize both what you say and target the right audience.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

ConcreteDog ,

Great panels

Hope you can keep up the feed. I'm really learning a lot. Thanks!

Jim Likes Games ,

Service Journalism for Tabletop RPG Creators

Jason has compiled a far-reaching and inclusive selection of seminars and panels from both well-known creatives and subject experts richly deserving of broader recognition. If you have any interest at all in independent RPG design, creation, marketing, and/or sales, this is a jaw-droppingly rich resource.

The fact that it’s received several troll reviews from the ‘Keep politics out of games’ losers tells you all you need to know about the good work this show is doing.

jtspgs ,

Alt-Left Views On RPGs

What they don't tell you is this is extreme liberal view points on how RPGs should be made and ran. for exsample. In one episode, they talked about how games should handle women "monthly problems". In another they spoke on how RPGs should never let any player play a bad guy becuase it might qutoe "trigger" someone. In another episode, they spoke about how male players should never over play female players and so on. you get the idea. Needles to say they inject politicals talking points and Alt-Left views into what should be a neutral zone. Gaming should be a area where everyone can come together and have fun, Not about worrying that my Darwf preist will trigger some Half-Orc Paladin becuase he complamented a lady's dress. (yes they have used exsamples like this and said they are problematic). I gave it a fair shake as i do all podcast, but after 10 episodes of all being the same, yeah it's not my type. now you know.

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