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Bastionland Podcast - Tabletop Roleplaying Game Design

Bastionland Podcast - Tabletop Roleplaying Game Design

By Chris McDowall
A podcast for the Bastionland tabletop RPG.

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Rule of Three - Chris Bissette

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Rule of Three - Alan Gerding
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined by Alan Gerding of Tuesday Knight Games. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:21:13
April 26, 2021
Rule of Three - Brendan S
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined by one of my favourite RPG writers, Brendan S of Necropraxis. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:15:05
April 19, 2021
Rule of Three - Ana Polanscak
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined by one of the most exciting creators in the world of miniature modelling, Ana Polanscak of Gardens of Hecate. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
47:17
April 12, 2021
Rule of Three - Chris Bissette
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week, we journey back through the era of of pound shops, peer pressure, and finding forbidden publications in bins. I'm joined by the game designer behind Loot the Room, Chris Bissette. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
58:10
April 5, 2021
Rule of Three - Reynaldo Madriñan
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined the game designer behind the upcoming BREAK!! RPG, Reynaldo Madriñan, talking about the three games that are most important to him. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:46:08
March 30, 2021
Rule of Three - Philippa Mort
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined by game designer and historian Philippa Mort, talking about the three games that are most important to her.  Correction: In this episode we discussed 'keepsake games' and made a crediting mistake. Jeeyon Shim and Shing Yin Khor are the creators of Field Guide to Memory. Jay Dragon actually created the Wanderhome RPG. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
49:48
March 22, 2021
Rule of Three - Diogo Nogueira
Continue our journey into the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined by Game Designer Diogo Nogueira, talking about a game from each of the three schools of RPGs that have influenced his own work. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
52:52
March 15, 2021
Rule of Three - Gav Thorpe
It's a new series of the Bastionland Podcast! This time we're exploring the Rule of Three, where each week a guest chooses their three most important games to talk about. This week I'm joined by Author and Game Designer Gav Thorpe, talking about the boxed set that got him hooked in early years, a gem from his time at Games Workshop, and an unassuming little RPG that sent him down a Kickstarter rabbit hole. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:26:07
March 8, 2021
Niche Explorer Episode 6 - David Black & Solo Games
This week I'm joined by David Black to discuss solo games and their place alongside more typical multiplayer games. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:08:31
September 28, 2020
Niche Explorer Episode 5 - Zachary Cox & Horror Games
This week I'm joined by Zachary Cox to discuss horror elements in gaming. Find out more about Zach's work at https://www.soulmuppet.co.uk/ including the new Best Left Buried Kickstarter. This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:06:11
September 21, 2020
Niche Explorer Episode 4 - Emmy Allen & Narrative Wargaming
This week I'm joined by Emmy Allen to discuss a lesser-known corner of miniature gaming. Find out more about Emmy's work at http://cavegirlgames.blogspot.com/ This Podcast was made possible by Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
56:19
September 14, 2020
Niche Explorer Episode 3 - Zedeck Siew & Worldbuilding
This week I'm joined by Zedeck Siew to discuss how he creates evocative worlds, and how you can do the same. Find out more about the Thousand Thousand islands at https://athousandthousandislands.itch.io/ This Podcast was made possible by my Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
48:18
September 7, 2020
Niche Explorer Episode 2 - Johan Nohr and Pelle Nilsson & Tone in Games
Today I'm joined by Mork Borg creators Johan Nohr and Pelle Nilsson to discuss how they created a game with such a vibrant tone, and why. Find out more at https://www.stockholmkartell.com/ This Podcast was made possible by my Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
54:44
August 31, 2020
Niche Explorer Episode 1 - Joseph McCullough & Miniature Wargames
The first episode of the Bastionland Podcast's new Niche Explorer series. Today I'm joined by Frostgrave creator Joseph McCullough to discuss the boundaries and shared ground between Roleplaying Games and Miniature Wargames Read more of Joseph's thoughts at http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/ This Podcast was made possible by my Patreon supporters at www.patreon.com/bastionland As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
55:00
August 24, 2020
EB Actual Play - The Droner House
The first attempt at an Electric Bastionland Actual Play. Originally broadcast on Twitch. I'm joined by Sean McCoy and Alan Gerding from Tuesday Knight Games, who will be braving the Droner House to seek their legally sanctioned loot. As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:36:03
June 8, 2020
EB Commentary #6: Setting with Sean McCoy
The sixth and final episode of the audio commentaries to accompany the Electric Bastionland tabletop RPG. Today I'm joined by Sean McCoy, designer of the sci-fi horror game Mothership. Together we'll discuss how settings are presented in games, and the methods used in Electric Bastionland. Special thanks to all the Kickstarter backers that helped me reach this stretch goal to make the commentaries possible. As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:02:42
May 6, 2020
EB Commentary #5: Running the Game with Ben Milton
The fifth episode of the audio commentaries to accompany the Electric Bastionland tabletop RPG. Today I'm joined by Ben Milton, designer of Maze Rats, Knave, and the voice behind Questing Beast. Together we'll discuss how Electric Bastionland handles advice for the Conductor. As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
41:45
April 29, 2020
EB Commentary #4: Rules with John Harper
The fourth episode of the audio commentaries to accompany the Electric Bastionland tabletop RPG. Today I'm joined by John Harper, designer of Blades in the Dark, Lasers & Feelings, and Lady Blackbird. Together we'll discuss the Rules of Electric Bastionland and whether simpler always means better. As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:14:37
April 22, 2020
EB Commentary #3: Failed Careers with Arnold Kemp
The third episode of the audio commentaries to accompany the Electric Bastionland tabletop RPG. Today I'm joined by Arnold Kemp, acclaimed writer at Goblin Punch and creator of the GLOG system. Together we'll discuss how Failed Careers bring the world to life with a focus on people and the work they do, however unsuccessful. As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
47:59
April 15, 2020
EB Commentary #2: Art with Alec Sorensen
The second episode of the audio commentaries to accompany the Electric Bastionland tabletop RPG. Today I'm joined by artist Alec Sorensen, a familiar name to anybody that's been reading the book already. Together we'll discuss how he brought the world of Bastionland to life with a distinct visual style, and go into more detail on a few favourite pieces. Find more of Alec's art here. As always you can find out more about Bastionland at bastionland.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
43:23
April 8, 2020
EB Commentary #1 - Intro with Rowan Rook & Decard
The first episode of the promised audio commentaries to accompany the Electric Bastionland tabletop RPG. Today I'm joined by Grant, Chris, and Mary from Rowan Rook and Decard, who consulted on this project and help me give an overview of what the game is, why it exists, and how it stands apart from other RPGs. Find out more about Rowan Rook and Decard at rowanrookanddecard.com Music Attribution Dragon and Toast by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
52:52
April 1, 2020