Games & Hobbies

Storytime with Spice8Rack

It’s our 100th episode! And they said we’d never get here. But we did. Not only that, but we managed to have MtG YouTuber and self described “Chad leftist” Spice8Rack on as our very special guest! On this show, we talk with Spice about what the MtG story means, and we hear fanfic pitches from Amber, Kenny, and Spice on MtG short stories we’d like to exist.

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215 – Kyle Latino

Today on the show Amber talks with Comic Artist, Game Designer, and Map Maker Kyle Latino. They sat down on January 27th and chatted about comics, the ones he’s made and & published, art & social media, “slow” art, games, and of course MAPS! For ZineQuest 3, Kyle is running a kickstarter for an “Oops All Maps” Zine called Old Roads. Go check it out! His maps are amazing! 

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214 – Lysa Penrose

Today on the show Kenny talked with DM’s Guild brand manager and witch-of-many-hats Lysa Penrose. Lysa is a writer, game designer, and variety streamer, among other things. They sat down on January 22nd and discussed her new game, Mundane Magic, as well as her ongoing stream, The Haunting of Good Society.

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Magic Cinematic Multiverse

As we eagerly await(ed) Kaldheim spoilers to begin in earnest, we’re covering two ideas closely related to Magic’s newest plane: creature tribes and planes based on real world mythology. Along the way Amber enthusiastically rambles about the Marvel Cinematic Universe approximately 58 years after it was relevant.

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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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