Important note: It seems conventional on other podcasts I listen, to mention explicit language - in case your kids are around while you listen or something. There are a few F-words in this episode. I apologise I forgot to mention it in the intro to the episode.
This week on the podcast we geek out about tabletop roleplaying games (and a bunch of other stuff - don't feel left out if you don't play tabletop roleplaying games) with an awesome guest: Luke Crane. Luke had won multiple Origins Awards for Best Roleplaying Games in 2006 for his first system Burning Wheel and again in 2008 for MouseGuard. He also designed several other games such as Burning Empires, FreeMarket (with Jared Sorensen) and recently Torchbearer. Luke regularly talks about game design as a variety of events and conventions. Last but certainly not least, Luke is also the Head of Games for Kickstarter, the online crowdfunding website. He gets to support thriving game designers bring their projects to life thanks to the support of fans on the popular crowdfunding platform.
We had a fantastic conversation about the design voices in Luke's head, his lunar origins, authors intentions in game design, his latin studies, the Burning Wheel RPG system, his favourite games and movies, how games and tabletop games in particular are seeing a renaissance thanks to crowdfunding and more.
Some of the Information mentioned in the episode:Luke Crane's Games on the Burning Wheel website Burning Wheel RPG Wikipedia Page Follow Luke on Twitter Kickstarter Burning Empires RPG Torchbearer RPG MouseGuard comics MouseGuard RPG MouseGuard: Swords & Strongholds, Board Game The Mystery of Moon Dust, The New Yorker Spotlight, 2015 film The Gallic Wars, Julius Cesar NES Pro Wrestling Dungeons & Dragons Expert Set (D&D) Marvel Superheroes RPG Paranoia RPG & Greg Costikyan First Blood (Rambo) McCabe & Mrs Miller, Robert Altman Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo Deadwood (TV series) Ursula K. LeGuin Shadowrun RPG Torchbearer RPG John Wick interview & 7th Sea 2nd Edition Kickstarter Exalted RPG on Kickstarter Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals by Katie Salen & Eric Zimmerman Podcast interview with Luke Crane on Narrative Control about game design Podcast interview with Luke Crane on Designers & Discourses show, about MouseGuard particularly Luke Crane at RopeCon 2014: RPGs Are Awesome (video) Chamber LARP (Live action roleplay) Ample Hills Creamery, New York Black Liquorice Ice Cream (recipe) 2016 SuperBowl commercials Apple "1984" advert Apple Jony Ive's interview on the Charlie Rose Show PAX East, April 2016