At long last, episode 15 has arrived! This time, Despain and Reynard talk about game endings. What makes a good ending to your story—and what makes a bad one? And what’s the best way to end with satisfying gameplay? There’s some spoilers for older games, but Despain manages to stop himself from spoiling Bioshock Infinite.
This week’s Play or Flay looks at SnowOwl’s Skinwalker. Read more
Episode fourteen is here, with another guest host! Despain and ReynardFrost are joined by Solomon to talk about a much-requested subject, character development. What do your characters want? What are their goals? And how do those desires and goals change over the course of the game’s story? Read more
Episode thirteen is here, with another guest host! Despain and ReynardFrost are joined by Chaos Avian to talk about dungeons. Our Play or Flay segment has a unique twist, as we look at our guest host’s own project topic and give him a chance to defend himself. Read more
With episode twelve, Despain and ReynardFrost are joined by Sevith to talk about battle systems! And roguelikes. Read more
Episode eleven is here, and we talk about cliches in your RPG games. Our hosts ReynardFrost, Despain and Kilim weigh the pros and cons of using cliches, when they might be worth using, and take a look at some of the common cliches and why they’re cliches in the first place. Read more
Episode ten has arrived, and now we are a real podcast! This time around, our hosts ReynardFrost, Despain and Kilim talk about the games that inspired them and influenced them as game designers, and how to draw inspiration from your own favorite games. Read more