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Instadeath Survivors Support Group

Instadeath Survivors Support Group

By Brian Hazzard
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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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
38:10
April 11, 2021
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
38:40
April 6, 2021
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
21:41
April 4, 2021
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
25:31
March 28, 2021
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.
40:24
March 27, 2021
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
25:47
March 25, 2021
Welcome to Instadeath Survivors Support Group
Instadeath Survivors Support Group is a podcast all about gamebooks, and the writers and readers who adore them. S01E00 - This is NOT episode 1, but rather an episode zero, in which I blather on about what this podcast is all about. Visit our Patreon to support the show: patreon.com/instadeath
07:20
March 24, 2021