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TABLETOP TALK - Third Floor Wars

TABLETOP TALK - Third Floor Wars

By Craig Shipman

Do you love tabletop gaming? Do you unplug and gather friends to play roleplaying games, board games, or miniature games? This is your podcast.
Craig sits with designers, developers, artists, writers, and creators and learns how they approach their work. I try and understand their process, inspiration, and methods for crafting their creations.
These are not your typical boring interviews – Craig digs deep into the actual work and uncovers your favorite tabletop games' origins and the creative process that brought them to life.
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Nick of Goblin Archives (Liminal Horror, The Mall) Interview: ep. 186
Nick of Goblin Archives (Liminal Horror, The Mall) Interview: ep. 186
Into the Odd but PURE horror? Craig sits down with Nick from Goblin Archives and talks about their games Liminal Horror and its supplements. Blog: https://goblinarchives.blot.im/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/goblin_archives Liminal Horror: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/liminal-horror-pdf?_pos=1&_psq=liminal%3B&_ss=e&_v=1.0 The Mall: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/the-mall?_pos=1&_psq=the+mall&_ss=e&_v=1.0 Itch: https://goblinarchives.itch.io/ ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars You can record any questions as an audio file and email it to us at admin (at) thirdfloorwars (dot) com
01:00:47
November 23, 2022
Raph Damico (The Zone, Laughing Kaiju) Interview: ep. 185
Raph Damico (The Zone, Laughing Kaiju) Interview: ep. 185
What about an RPG inspired by the movie Annihilation - NO GM needed? Craig sits down with Raph Damico and they dig into The Zone.  It is Raph's storyteller strange, twisted, horror RPG.  We've played it several times on the channel and it is great to hear the work that brought it to life. KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raphdamico/the-zone-rpg Zone website: https://laughingkaiju.com/games/the-zone/ Laughing Kaiju: https://laughingkaiju.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/raphdamico Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGZIpC-07Mp4f0oiVkcUx3G18sZyCo7 ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin (at) thirdfloorwars (dot) com
02:03:07
September 29, 2022
Bläckfisk Publishing (Heroes of Cerulea, Blood Feud) Interview: ep. 184
Bläckfisk Publishing (Heroes of Cerulea, Blood Feud) Interview: ep. 184
Lo-fi and lighthearted RPG… from SWEDEN? I talk with Lucas Falk and Alf Peter Malmberg of Bläckfisk Publishing – the makers of the Heroes of Cerulea RPG. Bläckfisk Publishing is a Swedish collective of brainstormers, dreamers, and hard workers. They focus on developing tools for empathy, improvisation, and community—usually in the form of role-playing games. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackfiskforlag/heroes-of-cerulea-pixelated-dungeon-crawl-tabletop-rpg Bläckfisk Publishing: https://blackfiskpublishing.com/ ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin (at) thirdfloorwars (dot) com
01:58:13
September 26, 2022
Diogo Nogueira (Old Skull Publishing, Primal Quest) Interview: ep. 183
Diogo Nogueira (Old Skull Publishing, Primal Quest) Interview: ep. 183
Are any good games coming out of Brazil? The short answer is "yes," and Diogo Nogueira leads the charge. Craig and Diogo talk about his process for creating OSR-inspired games. We learn his approach from his unique path to making games through the writing of his ENie-nominated OSE module. Old Skull Publishing: https://oldskull-publishing.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diogo_oldskull/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/diogo_oldskull Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oldskullpublishing ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin (at) thirdfloorwars (dot) com
53:39
September 25, 2022
Rae Nedjadi (Apocalypse Keys, Our Haunt, Oathbreakers) Interview: ep. 182
Rae Nedjadi (Apocalypse Keys, Our Haunt, Oathbreakers) Interview: ep. 182
Monsters that battle against the Apocalypse while trying to retain some shred of their humanity? Yes. Please. What challenges did the playtest of Apocalypse Keys bring? Join Craig as he sits down with Rae to discuss his approach to making games loved by many. Apocalypse Keys: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/apocalypse-keys Oathbreakers: https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/oathbreakers Our Haunt: https://heartofthedeernicorn.com/product/our-haunt/?v=7516fd43adaa His Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/swordqueengames Itch: https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/ ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin (at) thirdfloorwars (dot) com
02:03:40
September 16, 2022
Navi and Shawn Drake (Dead Belt, Hedge, Skyworthy) Interview: ep. 181
Navi and Shawn Drake (Dead Belt, Hedge, Skyworthy) Interview: ep. 181
Craig talks with Navi and Shawn Drake about their new game on Kickstarter, Dead Belt. They dive into how their partnership works to create the games many people love. Dead Belt KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/acoupleofdrakes/deadbelt Itch: https://acoupleofdrakes.itch.io/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/dead-belt Hardspace: Shipbreaker https://store.steampowered.com/app/1161580/Hardspace_Shipbreaker/ Bulgasal TV series: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14691616/ The Fountain: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/ The Wailing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5215952/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Octopath Traveler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopath_Traveler Old Gods of Appalachia: https://www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/ ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin (at) thirdfloorwars (dot) com
02:03:19
September 11, 2022
Andrew Peregrine (Dune, Dr Who, Opera House) Interview: ep. 180
Andrew Peregrine (Dune, Dr Who, Opera House) Interview: ep. 180
Join Craig and Andrew as they discuss many games Andrew's helped bring to life. Twitter: https://twitter.com/peregrinecorone?lang=en Dune: https://modiphius.us/collections/dune-adventures-in-the-imperium DriveThru (Andrew): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?keywords=andrew+peregrine++&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto= DriveThru (Andy): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?keywords=andy+peregrine&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto= DriveThru (Corone Design): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2528/Corone-Design Opera House: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/341458/Opera-House ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin@thirdfloorwars.com
02:00:50
August 29, 2022
Even Footing Games (Babies & Broadswords) Interview: ep. 179
Even Footing Games (Babies & Broadswords) Interview: ep. 179
Fantasy RPG with babies? Craig talks with Jason Cassidy and Jimmy St. James about the making of Babies and Broadswords.  Where did the idea emerge from? How did the mechanics change during development? https://evenfootinggames.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Babies-Broadswords-Book-All-Rules/dp/B09PZ2LD95/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3S24ACRYESFZE&keywords=babies+broadswords&qid=1661165755&sprefix=babies+broadswords%2Caps%2C68&sr=8-6 Quick start: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/400488/Muddy-Monsters-Babies-and-Broadswords-Quickstart Podcast: https://evenfootinggames.com/podcast Their Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/evenfootinggames Indie Game Alliance: https://www.indiegamealliance.com/ ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin@thirdfloorwars.com
01:10:51
August 22, 2022
Spencer Campbell (Slayers, RUNE, NOVA, LUMEN) Interview: ep. 178
Spencer Campbell (Slayers, RUNE, NOVA, LUMEN) Interview: ep. 178
A souls-like solo roleplaying game? A no-prep asymmetrical monster-hunter TTRPG? Yes, please! Craig sits with Spencer Campbell, and they talk about Spencer's unique approach to making games. KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegilaboy/rune-2 Itch: https://gilarpgs.itch.io/ Site: https://gilarpgs.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GilaRPGs?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gilarpgs ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin@thirdfloorwars.com
02:21:57
August 17, 2022
Blake Ryan (Nexus Modern Sorcery) Interview: ep. 176
Blake Ryan (Nexus Modern Sorcery) Interview: ep. 176
Magic in the Modern World - are you ready for Nexus? Craig sits down with the prolific creator, Blake Ryan, and discusses his new game on Kickstarter and how it went from idea to ready-to-play. KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nexus-modern-sorcery/nexus-modern-sorcery DriveThru: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10875/Blake-Ryan Twitter: @Flyingfox369 ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin@thirdfloorwars.com
36:32
July 27, 2022
Sean Sutter (Relicblade, Sludge) Interview: ep. 175
Sean Sutter (Relicblade, Sludge) Interview: ep. 175
Why are the fans of Relicblade so passionate? Craig sits down with Sean and talks about his ground-breaking games. Website: https://relicblade.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalKingStudio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sean_sutter_art/ KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seansutter/relicblade-adventure-battle-game?ref=discovery&term=sean%20sutter ********************* Go to the Writer's Room for 7th Sea adventures! https://linktr.ee/writersroom7thsea Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin@thirdfloorwars.com
01:22:54
July 24, 2022
Mike Shea (Lazy Dungeon Master, Sly Flourish) Interview: ep. 174
Mike Shea (Lazy Dungeon Master, Sly Flourish) Interview: ep. 174
Could you be a LAZY Dungeon Master? Craig sits down with the Lazy Dungeon Master and talks about his books and the D&D landscape. Check out everything Mike here: https://slyflourish.com/ ********************* Check out the great games from A Couple of Drakes: https://acoupleofdrakes.com Subscribe to the GM Mastermind: https://gmmastermind.com/ Support the show for as little as $1 month: https://www.patreon.com/Thirdfloorwars Check out our live streaming content on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thirdfloorwars Please support us by shopping with Gadzooks Gaming: https://www.gadzooksgaming.com/ Don't miss our RPG actual plays, tutorials, and gaming content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA496705JLkpgAssAhetpdw Get a cool T-Shirt or mug and help us bring you more content. The store is open! https://thirdfloorwars.com/shop/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdfloorwars/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThirdFloorWars Please give us feedback or leave us a message that we can use in a future episode! You can record your message here: https://anchor.fm/thirdfloorwars/message You can also record your question as an audio file and email it to us at admin@thirdfloorwars.com
01:17:51
July 09,