Games & Hobbies

213 – Amber of Geekspective

Today on the show Kenny interviews our very own Amber! Amber is (of course) the host of this very show, but she also hosts Shapeshift, a podcast chronicling her journey from player to GM. They discussed that journey, as well as the lessons she’s learned about building worlds and creating characters.

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212 – Andrew Gillis

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer Andrew Gillis. Andrew’s game Girl by Moonlight, is another one of Amber’s to-be-released most anticipated games. We sat down on December 30th and talked extensively about Girl by Moonlight, how it came to be, the goal of the game, the choice of system and the themes in the Magical Girl genre and how it can resonate with a lot of people.

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Red Mage Food Mage

Once again, our producers have lost their minds and given Amber free rein over an entire episode. At the time, she was about to eat a cheeseburger, so today we’re talking about Magic: The Gathering FOOD. This episode features Chads, juice explosions, cannibalism, and curly bananas.

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211 – Jay Dragon

Today on the show Amber talked with lyrical RPG writer and director of Possum Creek Games, Jay Dragon. Jay ran a very successful Kickstarter last year for a game called Wanderhome, which is one of Amber’s most anticipated games to come out in 2021. Amber and Jay sat down on December 28th and talked about the inception of Wanderhome, Jay’s approach to writing, and the theme of Care in Jay’s games.

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Sarulf is on Fire

Kaldheim preview season is almost upon us! We’re looking at the bare few cards that have been spoiled as of the end of 2020 as well as making a few predictions for the set. This episode features Amber pronouncing Norse words, Ludwig the Accursed, and Amber’s foolish devil son.

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210 – Banana Chan

Today on the show Amber talked with Tabletop Game Designer, Storyteller, and Owner and Co-Founder of Game and a Curry, Banana Chan. They sat down on December 24th and looked back at Banana’s 2020 year of game announcements, talked about different ways to publish games and the benefits, representation in games, and term called emancipatory bleed.

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AccesibiliDON’T

It took us a long time to record this, but we’re finally catching up on the last month of MTG news! Today we’re discussing one of our favorite topics—Secret Lairs. It’s been one year since Secret Lairs premiered, and we’re looking at the latest superdrop as well as giving our retrospective on the first year of the product series.

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209 – Clio Yun-su Davis

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer, Writer, and Cultural Consultant Clio Yun-su Davis. She’s had the pleasure of running a game for Clio before as well as playing with them and was really happy to learn more about what else they do in TTRPGs! They sat down on December 21st and chatted about LARP, the idea of Playing to Lose, and cultural consultation.

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Omelette du Homage  – Cube Trilogy 4.3

It’s the consolation bracket grudge match of our latest Cube Draft Trilogy! Kenny reigns supreme, but now Troy and Erin must duke it out for who will keep their dignity and claim the honorable second place.

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208 – Brennan Lee Mulligan

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Master and Comedian Brennan Lee Mulligan. He gave Amber advice about running D&D, shared what it’s like to GM a high production game for a show and his 3 proudest GM moments. 

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