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The Lost Bay Podcast

The Lost Bay Podcast

By Iko

A show about and with indie tabletop role-playing game creators, their sources of inspiration, creative processes, and business strategies.
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Pelle Nilsson & Johan Nohr - Mörk Borg
Pelle Nilsson & Johan Nohr - Mörk Borg
Mörk Borg is a Swedish pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy tabletop RPG by Pelle Nilsson & Johan Nohr. The game has a rules light system, and comes with a set of amazing tables, the fantasy setting features a dying world, where all is dark and doom, even the characters you play. The book itself has a unique visual style, wild and colorful reminiscent of the 80s punk-rock zine scene. In this episode we talk about creative idiosyncrasies, Nostradamus Prophecies, the Pope, historical vampires and layout grids. Get the Mörk Borg Wicked Wanderers Winter Bundle https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/products/wicked-wanderers-winter-bundle Dive into the Mörk Borg universe here https://morkborg.com/ Episode produced by Iko Editing Supervisor Laura Elle Music Avery Isles -- -- -- -- Home of The Lost Bay https://thelostbaystudio.com/ Get in touch with me, Iko, on https://twitter.com/thelostbay Subscribe to the dispatch https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch -- -- -- -- Coming up in the next episodes: ARC - Momatoes
39:19
November 23, 2022
Emiel Boven - The Electrum Archive, DURF
Emiel Boven - The Electrum Archive, DURF
Emiel Boven is the writer, illustrator and designer of the games DURF and The Electrum Archive. Emiel has stumbled across the tabletop indie scene only a couple of years ago, and since then he's been extremely productive: He wrote several adventures and modules, two games and contributed to build an international community of creators. He’s one of the designers you definitely want to keep two eyes on. In this episode we’ll talk about biking, becoming a full time RPG designer, the power of game testing and a mysterious ancient alien civilization. Get the Emiel Boven Bundle https://www.thelostbaystudio.com/products/emiel-boven-bundle Emiel Games on Itch https://emielboven.itch.io/ Cult of the Lizard King https://www.cultofthelizardking.com/ Episode produced by Iko Editing Supervisor Laura Elle Music Avery Isles Additional Music It's OK by The Mail https://soundcloud.com/ireadthenewstodayohboy/albums Biking sounds by klankbeeld, Adam Wayne Gistarb, CUDenverSound released under CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/249737/ https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_4401185/sounds/243739/ https://freesound.org/people/CUDenverSound/sounds/487035/ -- -- -- -- Home of The Lost Bay https://thelostbaystudio.com/ Get in touch with me, Iko, on https://twitter.com/thelostbay Watch the podcast episodes with EN SUBS https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBcjgiUURodfLWy-cDqpK2Q Become a monthly supporter https://patreon.com/thelostbay Subscribe to the dispatch https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch -- -- -- -- Coming up in the next episodes: ARC - Momatoes Mörk Borg - Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr
28:06
October 15, 2022
Goblin Archives - Liminal Horror
Goblin Archives - Liminal Horror
Liminal Horror is a modern horror tabletop RPG. It started a year and a half ago as a hack of the game Cairn, and since then its ecosystem has significantly grown. It has been published in print, counts two official modules, and is supported by a vibrant community. In this episode we'll talk about Goblin Archives' journey as a game designer, how to write horror, crowdfunding using itch.io, growing supported by the community and giving back to it, and the two first official modules for the game: The Mall inspired by John Carpenter's 1982 movie The Thing, and The Bureau an adventure of corporate horror. Find the zines in print at Exalted Funeral: Liminal Horror https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/liminal-horror-pdf The Mall https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/the-mall The Bureau https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/the-bureau Get in touch with Goblin Archives Twitter https://twitter.com/goblin_archives Itch.io https://goblinarchives.itch.io/ The Annotated Archive of Game Design Resources https://goblinarchives.github.io/LiminalHorror/Annotated%20Archives/ Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com Episode produced by Iko Editing Supervisor Laura Elle Music Avery Isles Additional Music Nitral Music Audiolab https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG00NRG_GQNNcG0ukqRfBJQ Mr Thenoronha https://freesound.org/people/Mrthenoronha/ Sergei Chermisinov https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/MRKE/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_MRKE_-_05_Lucerna_1566/ -- -- -- --  Get in touch with me, Iko, on https://twitter.com/thelostbay Watch the podcast episodes with EN SUBS https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBcjgiUURodfLWy-cDqpK2Q Become a monthly supporter https://patreon.com/thelostbay Subscribe to the dispatch https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch -- -- -- --  Coming up in the next episodes: DURF, The Electrum Archive - Emiel Boven ARC - Momatoes
36:25
September 10, 2022
Iko - and The Weekly Scroll - Skyrealms
Iko - and The Weekly Scroll - Skyrealms
Today I have a very special episode for you, where for once I get to be interviewed. I’ve been a guest on the Weekly Scroll. It’s a super cool stream part of the Adventure Archive where Hunter and Ryan interview TTRPG designers, do reviews of indie games or unboxing of TTRPG Kickstarters. In this episode we'll be talking about SKYREALMS, a system neutral fantasy sourcebook and coloring book, illustrated by Evlyn Moreau and with a super cool roster of international contributors. As I release this episode Skyrealms just entered its last funding week on Kickstarter. Be sure to check SKYREALMS on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thelostbay/skyrealms https://anchor.fm/weekly-scroll https://linktr.ee/theadventurearchive Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
35:40
June 30, 2022
Alfred Valley - Thousand Empty Light
Alfred Valley - Thousand Empty Light
Alfred Valley is the writer, designer and publisher of several TTRPGS characterized by unique setting and mechanics. In particular he wrote Lay on hands, a solo RPG in which you play as a healer in a post apocalyptic RPG, and Thousand Empty Light, a solo adventure for the Sci-Fi Horror RPG Mothership. In this episode we talk about the coziness of darkness, the art of haggling, cryptography and cassette tapes.  Episode produced by Iko Editing supervision by Laura Elle Music by Avery Isles Full credits, info and transcript here http://www.thelostbaystudio.com/podcast/alfred_valley_thousand_empty_light The show exists thanks to the support of its patrons, you can become a patron too, just head to www.patreon.com/thelostbay Subscribe to the dispatch newsletter here https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch Get Thousand Empty Lights here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alfredvalley/thousand-empty-light Reach out to Alfred on Twitter https://twitter.com/ValleyOfAlfred Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com -- More Mothership Episodes Interview with Ian Yusem on Editing and Publishing Hull Breach an big beautiful anthology book https://open.spotify.com/episode/0uDDFLNjCPaYXmCeU8LP1i?si=Z9omkqqKTI23LguyQK8qNA An interview with Sean McCoy the designer of Mothership himself https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KNPxofMBASan8dv27acwu?si=QSeZ4To5ROC6kvRkHbHDTw And another interview with Ian, more focussed on community and labour themes https://open.spotify.com/episode/5YMAcJNadjDtVXgv9EneE3?si=0g1p6i5XQyWHktOE9WI8sA
27:51
February 13, 2022
Ian Yusem - Hull Breach
Ian Yusem - Hull Breach
Ian Yusem is publisher editor and writer of Hull Breach, an anthology book, collection of adventures and articles for the Sci-Fi horror RPG Mothership. In this episode we talk about Ian's experience both as an author and as the editor/publisher of Hull Breach, the importance of layout, playtesting techniques, and how to write horror RPGs. Get Hull Breach here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yusem/hull-breach-vol-1 Episode produced by Iko Editing supervision by Laura Elle Music by Avery Isles Full credits, info and transcript here http://thelostbaystudio.com/podcast/ian_yusem_hull_breach The show exists thanks to the support of its patrons, you can become a patron too, just head to www.patreon.com/thelostbay Subscribe to the dispatch newsletter here https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
24:47
January 27, 2022
TTRPG IRL Community copies - with Sean Patrick Cain - Yochai Gal - Caverns of Heresy
TTRPG IRL Community copies - with Sean Patrick Cain - Yochai Gal - Caverns of Heresy
This is the second episode of a three part mini series on TTRPG zines, the physical objects, we love, make, read and use to play role playing games. The first one is and interview with Leo from L.F. OSR, maker and publisher of limited editions of bespoke RPG zines.  If you play RPGs you're probably familiar with the concept. Community copies are free copies of RPG games or adventures, people can download from the internet. It's a way for designers and publishers to support members of the community who can't afford for whatever reason to buy a game.  In this episode, we are going to take a closer look at what some people in the community start to call IRL community copies. As in, in real life, community copies. These are physical copies of zines distributed for free in various places, mainly in Little Free Libraries. You know, these boxes one can find sometimes by the side of the road where people drop books and even other supplies. We will accompany three indie game designers, Sean Patrick Cain, Yochai Gal, and Caverns of Heresy, while they print, prepare, and distribute some in real life community copies. Episode produced by Iko Development and editing supervision by Laura Elle Sounds recorded by Sean Patrick Cain linktr.ee/seanpatrickcain Yochai Gal newschoolrevolution.com Caverns of Heresy cavernsofheresy.com Music Done with Fish by Light off Full credits, info and transcript here http://thelostbaystudio.com/podcast/rpg_irl_community_copies_sean_patrick_cain_yochai_gal_caverns_of_heresy The show exists thanks to the support of its patron, you can become a patron too, just head to www.patreon.com/thelostbay Subscribe to the dispatch newsletter here https://thelostbaystudio.substack.com/p/the-dispatch Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
30:03
January 07, 2022
L.F. OSR - publishing RPG zines
L.F. OSR - publishing RPG zines
Leo is very active in the RPG scene, particularly on the OSR side of it. He writes, makes art, he even just has released a dungeon synth album called Lost Fellow. But Leo also makes zines, like in crafting and publishing them, with his printing shop/publishing house called L.F. OSR. Their publications are quite unique in the scene, one hundred percent handmade, bespoke and special editions of indie zines. In this episode we talk about hacking printers, hand stamping zines, bone folders, being a nerdy craftsman, and the future of the indie RPG zines in these uncertain times of paper shortage and supply chain disruption. L.F. OSR shop and newsletter are here http://www.lfosr.com/ If you want to stay in touch and get info about The Lost Bay Studio activities head to http://thelostbaystudio.com/ If you want to support The Lost Bay Podcast, and help it grow and give voice to talented indie RPG creators you can head to patreon.com/thelostbay
26:23
December 16, 2021
Zines as Paper Objects
Zines as Paper Objects
Today what I have for you is a very short episode, I’m working on several episodes of a mini-series that require intense editing. This is why I don’t have the usual interview to offer this week. But I didn’t want to let you with no content at all, so I’m going to give you a short tour of what is going to come in the next three episodes. We'll be talking about zines, as objects, as paper objects. And if you stick around until the end of this bonus episode, you'll hear some of the sounds I'm editing for the series.  
06:37
December 08, 2021
Paolo Greco - The Book of Gaub
Paolo Greco - The Book of Gaub
Paolo Greco is the writer and designer behind the RPG press Lost Pages. They have recently successfully finished the Kickstarter campaign for The Book of Gaub, a game neutral spell book, and anthology of horror micro fictions. In this episode we talk about magic, real magic, studying it, understanding it, and how it can help writing better RPG magic, a kid fascinated by the occult, and a lost and beautiful font. You can buy The Book of Gaub here https://shop.lostpages.co.uk/ Subscribe to Lost Pages newsletter here https://dream.lostpages.co.uk/ And get in touch with Paolo here https://twitter.com/lostpaolo If you want to support The Lost Bay Podcast, and help it grow and give voice to talented indie RPG creators you can head to patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
23:22
December 02, 2021
Zedeck Siew - A thousand thousand islands
Zedeck Siew - A thousand thousand islands
Zedeck Siew is the writer an co-author of the zine series A thousand thousand islands. These TTRPG fantasy game neutral zines are inspired by South Asia.  In these episode we talk about being nerds, South Est Asia, writing as a craft, running a Kickstarter, cockroaches and The reach of the roach god, the first A thousand thousand islands campaign book. The book is being kickstartered until the end of November 2021, several stretch goals have already been hit, be sure to check it here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/centaurgames/reach-of-the-roach-god-part-of-a-thousand-thousand-islands If you want to support The Lost Bay Podcast, and help it grow and give voice to talented indie RPG creators you can head to patreon.com/thelostbay The Lost Bay Podcast is also available on Youtube with English subtitles https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBcjgiUURodfLWy-cDqpK2Q Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
23:37
November 17, 2021
Sean McCoy - Mothership
Sean McCoy - Mothership
Sean McCoy is the author of the Sci Fi horror RPG Mothership. This highly lethal, cinematic-flavored game, is redesigning, and giving a new youth, to the Sci-Fi horror genre. In this episode we talk about specific game design choices, building a company, community support, being seven years old and playing RPGs until 3am, pivoting from a career in filmmaking to RPG design. And foremost, we talk about the new Mothership Boxed Set edition. If you’re a designer, if you’re venturing into the indie RPG business, if you’re a fan of Sci-Fi and horror, this super open and generous conversation with Sean McCoy is for you. You can back the Mothership Boxed Set on Kickstarter  You can help me make the show, make it grow and give voice to talented indie RPG creators by supporting it on Patreon  Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
35:30
November 10, 2021
Seb Pines - Dwelling
Seb Pines - Dwelling
Seb Pines is the designer of the solo journaling horror RPG Dwelling. The book is amazingly beautiful and playing it literally gave me the chills, both in a scary and in a pleasant way. In this episode we talk about an old spooky haunted house, insomnia, notebooks, mourning, solo RPGs, game design and much more.  You can buy Seb's game in its digital form on itch.io or as a physical book from Good Luck Press This episode is available on Youtube with English subs  Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
24:31
November 03, 2021
Season 2 lineup preview
Season 2 lineup preview
Discover the lineup preview for the upcoming The Lost Bay Podcast season 2. The show becomes weekly, and will give space to talented creators, writers, designers, artists, who make amazing games and zines. You can help The Lost Bay Podcast grow by becoming a patron. Check the Scissors and Glue TTRPG Jam, it's running until November the 23rd.
08:44
October 27, 2021
Ava Islam - Errant
Ava Islam - Errant
Ava Islam is the designer of Errant a med fan rpg she has successfully kickstarted during Zinequest 3 - The system totally rethinks and rebuilds the D&D game engine in a fascinating and innovative way. In this episode, we talk about power, race, game design, bets and wagers, Neapolitan pizza and much more. You can preorder Errant here  Or read Ava's blog here  Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
26:40
August 19, 2021
Perplexing Ruins - Broken Luck/Darkess Moves
Perplexing Ruins - Broken Luck/Darkess Moves
Perplexing Ruins is an illustrator and a writer. This episode might be a little different from the previous ones, maybe a little longer, and a little more intimate. Because Perplexing is a friend. He is one of the first members of our little indie RPG scene that I’ve met.  In this heartfelt episode, we talk about ancient German castles, gouache paintings, witches, the Midwest, bigfoot and so much more. You can get in touch with Perplexing Ruins here https://twitter.com/PerplexingRuins Games https://perplexingruins.itch.io/ Patreon https://www.patreon.com/perplexingruins/ Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
25:11
July 29, 2021
Sam Leigh - Anamnesis
Sam Leigh - Anamnesis
Anamnesis is a journaling RPG for one player designed by Sam Leigh. In the game, you wake up with no memory whatsoever of who and where you are, and through a series of beautifully designed questions, and with the help of a deck of tarot cards you recover bit by bit your memory. In this episode, we talk about the Rider Waite Colman tarot deck, memory loss, solo gaming, walking downtown on a sunny day, and much more. You can download Anamnesis on Sam's itch.io page  https://samleigh.itch.io/anamnesis Get in touch with Sam on Twitter https://twitter.com/GoblinMixtape --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
24:29
July 06, 2021
Batts - My body is a cage
Batts - My body is a cage
John Battle, aka Batts is the designer of the RPG My body is a cage. In the game, there are two worlds, the one you live in during the daytime, very much like the one we live in ourselves, and the one you dream of. When you dream, you go exploring dungeons, you fight monsters, you collect treasures, you try to make a better life for yourself. In this episode, we talk about the inescapable duality of life, D6 dice pools, mecha games, movies, screenwriting, game design, and much more. Batts is running a Kickstarter campaign for My body is a cage Extended Edition, a hardcover book, that features tons of brilliant collaborators and artists. The project graphic design and game design are awesome, the Kickstarter is in its last week, be sure to check it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/s-o-c/my-body-is-a-cage Check Batts youtube channel and video essays on games and RPGs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJknmArOr95Rs4nuUi28bA And get in touch with Batts on twitter https://twitter.com/theBestPupper --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay
25:14
June 23, 2021
Ian Yusem - The Drain / Picket line tango / Moonbase blues
Ian Yusem - The Drain / Picket line tango / Moonbase blues
Ian Yusem is the designer of the Mothership rpg adventures Moonbase blues, Picket Line Tango, The Drain. Ian has also a great blog called Uncanny Spheres in which he writes with a lot of honesty about his experience as an indie rpg designer. He posts detailed postmortems of his games where he addresses the financial reality of being an indie TTRPG designer and he writes a lot about community. What does that mean to belong to a community of creators ? How does one even find their own community ? In this episode we talk about finding solace through RPGs, Dissident Whispers a charity collective RPG book in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, making a living out of TTRPG design, Kickstarter, a utopic future for the indie RPG scene and much more. Get in touch with Ian here https://twitter.com/IanYusem Download his games here https://ian-yusem.itch.io/ And read his awesome blog here https://uncannyspheres.blogspot.com/ --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay
24:15
June 16, 2021
Anna Blackwell - Delve/Rise/Umbra
Anna Blackwell - Delve/Rise/Umbra
Anna Blackwell is the designer of the solo RPG Delve, or rather the solo RPG series Delve, Rise and Umbra. Delve is a map-drawing game in which you run an underground dwarven hold. As you dig underground you encounter magic, treasures, evil forces. The game is played with dice and a standard card deck. It involves exploration, resource management, and drawing, and it's built to create a strong emergent narrative experience. In this episode, we talk about the fear of the dark, caving, drawing, solo RPGs, emergent narrative and game design. For more info on caves, night, to read an Anna Blackwell Delve story, to watch a secret film for cool links get THE ZINE OF ZINES - ISSUE 1 it's free for you to download on itch. The podcast is also on Youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBcjgiUURodfLWy-cDqpK2Q You can find Anna's games here: https://blackwellwriter.itch.io/ or here: https://www.blackwellwriter.com/ --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
22:12
June 02, 2021
Vi Huntsman - Collabs without permission
Vi Huntsman - Collabs without permission
Vi Huntsman runs a Crazy youtube channel called Collabs without permission. They do great video reviews of TTRPG zines. In March they shared a review of the game Mothership filmed at Bonneville Salt Flats. It’s a super brilliant review of the game, and it looks amazing, like a short Sci-Fi film.   Vi has been collecting zines for years. We did the interview via a conferencing app. And as we were recording I could see behind Vi shelves literally filled with zines. In this episode, we talk about Vi’s collection of Zines, a romanesque encounter with Malaysian designer Zedeck Siew, a Dada clown army, Kickstarter, Mixam, risograph printing, and a possible future of RPG zines. Hey! For more info on Riso, Sci-Fi Zines, cool rpg Zines and more check the ZINE OF ZINES on itch.io. It's free for you to download, well it's Pay What You Want, if you enjoy the podcast, consider buying it! https://the-lost-bay.itch.io/thezineofzines Vi's amazing Youtube channel is here: Collabs Without Permission Vi's Patreon: www.patreon.com/collabswithoutpermission -- -- -- -- -- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay
26:08
May 19, 2021
Chris McDowall - Electric Bastionland
Chris McDowall - Electric Bastionland
Chris McDowall is the creator of the RPGS Into the Odd and Electric Bastionland. Both games share a fascinating weird industrial early XXth century setting and have been extremely influential to the indie RPG scene for the way they handle game mechanics. As a matter of fact, if you’ve listened to previous episodes of this podcast you might have heard other designers mention Chris’ games a few times. In this episode we talk about Fear, a strange fascination with the London Underground Railway, a rural English county nobody knows about, one hundred failed careers, miniature wargames, and Intergalactic Bastionland. Buy Electric Bastionland here: https://bastionlandpress.com/ --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
25:32
April 21, 2021
Ben Milton - The Waking of Willowby Hall
Ben Milton - The Waking of Willowby Hall
Ben Milton is behind the popular YouTube channel Questing Beast where he does reviews and flip throughs of RPGs and OSR books and zines. Watching his reviews, I've been struck by the constant attention he has for the layout or the design choices of the books, and how these choices might affect the playing experience. Ben is the author of Maze Rats and Knave, two rules-light RPGs, that had a great influence on the OSR scene. Ben recently published the Waking of WIllowby Hall, a fairy-tale med fan adventure in a Haunted Manor. In this episode, we talk about mathematician Edward Tufte, teaching Game Mastering to kids, an angry cloud giant, Ben's obsession with rules, and how a childhood bool can affect game design choices. Find Ben Milton's games here https://questingbeast.itch.io --- --- --- --- Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
29:52
April 07, 2021
Leo Hunt - Vaults of Vaarn
Leo Hunt - Vaults of Vaarn
Leo Hunt is a multi-faceted creator. He wrote four novels, and in the last year, released two issues of VAULTS OF VAARN, a science-fantasy rpg. In this episode we talk about his inspirational sources, the difference between writing a novel and an rpg, game design, the American anthropologist David Graeber, and above all, about the colorful, fascinating world of Vaults of Vaarn. Vaults of Vaarn is available as a printed booklet from online stores, find the full list here https://vaultsofvaarn.wordpress.com/zines/ Or in pdf: https://graculusdroog.itch.io/vaults-of-vaarn Be sure to check Leo's blog, where you can follow episodes of actual play, and be updated about the creation of Vaults of Vaarn https://vaultsofvaarn.wordpress.com/ --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
28:33
March 24, 2021
Yochai Gal - Cairn
Yochai Gal - Cairn
In October 2020, Yochai Gal released CAIRN, a fantasy tabletop roleplaying game. Cairn is, among other things, inspired by Yochai's love for the forests and forest-fantasy fiction. Actually, from the window of his own house, one could see the edge of a forest. Cairn is available as a printed booklet from online stores, find the full list here: cairnrpg.com/print.html Or in pdf: yochaigal.itch.io/cairn --- --- --- --- Support The Lost Bay Podcast If you want more interviews and talks with designers and game creators you can help The Lost Bay Podcast to grow by supporting it on patreon.com/thelostbay Ad music is Lights Off by Done with fish - released under CC-BY-4 Find The Lost Bay Studio store at thelostbaystudio.com
21:08
March 07, 2021