Game Closet 7 – Jess The Angriest Artist

Game Closet 7 – Jess The Angriest Artist

Hello Guys, Gals, and non-binary pals, and welcome to another installment of Game Closet, a podcast about queer & LGBT tabletop roleplaying games. We’re fresh off of GenCon & we’ve got a great interview today. I met Jess at Gen Con & we hit it off, so she’s coming on to talk about RPG art, queer coding, and visual signifiers in RPGs. Jess is super rad & we cover a whole bunch of cool stuff in an area of the hobby that doesn’t get talked about a whole lot. Another reminder about Acadecon, a small games convention run by The RPG Academy in Dayton, OH from November 11th through the 13th. I’m super pumped for it & you should be too! Tickets are still available. Well, that’s the intro, let’s get to the show!

Links:

The Bite by Dan Enders

Edge of The Empire Cover

Romance Trilogy Cover

Hot Guys Making Out Cover

“Ellen Page’s Gay Imperialism Is Not Activism”

The Equalizer – Vampire The Masquerade Queer Character Art

Pathfinder Iconics:

Seltyiel

Shardra

Kyra

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying articles.

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Critical Theory 4 – Improvisational Storytelling with Quinn Wilson of Swallows of the South

Critical Theory 4 – Improvisational Storytelling with Quinn Wilson of Swallows of the South

Hello friends and welcome back to Game Closet. That’s right, we’re rebranding, and making Game Closet our full time focus. We’re no longer The Riverhouse Games Podcast even though we’ll still do our other segments, Critical Theory and From Scratch here & there. For example, this episode is a Critical Theory with Quinn Wilson of Swallows of the South, an Exalted third edition actual play. Quinn’s here to teach us about improvisational storytelling, narrative frames, and how Doctor Magnethands is a sophisticated improv exercise. Wanna hang out with me & Quinn in November? Check out Acadecon, a small games convention in Dayton Ohio run by the RPG Academy Network. While we jump into this episode, I’ll put a link in the show notes. Let’s get to it!

Links:

Get tickets to Acadecon!

Analog Game Studies journal

I Have No Words & I Must Design

National Comedy Theater

Flavortown

 

Critical Theory: A literary analysis of a game’s text & practice, going over the questions raised by the text or the way the game plays. Cross-disciplinary approaches to tabletop gaming, or close reading of specific pieces of game text.

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Game Closet 6 – Jeff Stormer & Party of One

Game Closet 6 – Jeff Stormer & Party of One

Hooooo boy did I have trouble with this one. I do not know what happened during recording but my audio file is complete silence. Thankfully I was able to reverse-engineer my interview with the incredible Jeff Stormer of the Party of One Podcast about 2 player RPGs, bi invisibility, and the weird expectations placed on queer people talking about queer things. Bear with us while I do my best to guess what my questions were and splice Jeff’s audio together to make a coherent episode. All in all, I think it could definitely have been worse. We will for sure get Jeff back on to have a talk where you can actually hear a conversation, but until then, check out this episode.

 

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Critical Theory 3 – Talking Fanfiction, Transformative Works, & RPGs with Meghan & Brandon

Critical Theory 3 – Talking Fanfiction, Transformative Works, & RPGs with Meghan & Brandon

Hello friends, I’m Taylor, and welcome to another episode of the Riverhouse Games Podcast. We’ve got a super cool episode today with two really rad people. We’re talking with Meghan Dornbrock from the Modifier podcast and Brandon Leon-Gambetta from Stop Hack and Roll podcast about fanfiction, transformative works, and fan created RPGs. We talk a little bit about what fanwork is and what it does for the art of roleplaying games and the community who loves them. We even assign our first bit of homework to one of our guests! Before we get into it I want to tell you about cons! I’m going to two of them, GenCon in August and Acadecon in November. If you’re going to either, give me a shout & let’s meet up! With the intro out of the way let’s jump straight into this Critical Theory episode with Meghan and Brandon

If you want to get in on the fanfiction recommendations party, tweet at me (@LeviathanFiles), Brandon (@DrCaptainKobold) or Meghan (@Meglish) with your fic recs and use the hashtag #BranFic!

We didn’t mention it in the show, but check out this episode from the Design Games Podcast with Nathan Paoletta & Will Hindmarch for more cool talk about hacking & Modding games, especially about designing games with the intent of them being hackable.

Critical Theory: A literary analysis of a game’s text & practice, going over the questions raised by the text or the way the game plays. Cross-disciplinary approaches to tabletop gaming, or close reading of specific pieces of game text.

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From Scratch 3 – The Warren Live From Geekly Con 2016

From Scratch 3 – The Warren Live From Geekly Con 2016

Hello friends! And welcome to another great episode of The Riverhouse Games Podcast. We’re breaking our Games Closet streak to bring you an episode of From Scratch, our podcast about learning new games! We’re live from GeeklyCon in Portland Oregon, playing The Warren by Marshall Miller. I didn’t expect a large turnout since we were booked at the same time as the big larp but we had almost twice as many people as I expected show up! Shoutouts need to go to everyone who was there, Jaime, Millie, Dustin, Kevin, Monica, James, Jason, Alaina, and Kurt! Obvious disclaimer that this is a live show and the audio is not going to be as good as our normal episodes. The first few minutes of audio is very bad but as soon as I remember to turn the usb mic on it should get better. Let’s go be rabbits!

Minneapolis would be great for Geekly Con, just saying…

Stay tuned for the upcoming Riverhouse Games/The Leviathan Files Patreon!

From Scratch: I’ll be bringing a friend or two on each show, giving them five or so random games out of my list of  “Games I Haven’t Played Yet”, and having them choose which one sounds good to them. We would then learn the game together from scratch and we would record both our learning of the game as well as a tiny actual play of the game in progress. A lot of people talk about how you can really only get into gaming via the “older cousin” route – someone has to teach you, you don’t usually just pick up a book & learn. This is a way to pick up new games while at the same time exploring the ways we learn how to play.

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Game Closet 5 – Aram Vartian & Godsfall

Game Closet 5 – Aram Vartian & Godsfall

Hello friends! Welcome to another episode of the Riverhouse Games Podcast. We’re continuing our streak of Game Closet episodes and I gotta tell you, I’m super psyched to announce the guest for this week. He’s got a kickstarter going right now for a print run of the worldbook for his podcast about swords and superheroes. That’s right, I’m talking to none other than Aram from Godsfall. We talk about the production process, queer mentorship and narratives, and dive into the details of his amazing project. Aram is one of my podcasting heroes and he’s a genuinely amazing person so this episode was a joy to record. With all that out of the way let’s jump into it! (btw here’s the patreon for Raime Stark who did the art we talk about.)

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying articles.

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Games Closet 4 – Tobie Abad

Games Closet 4 – Tobie Abad

Hello friends! And welcome to another great episode of the Riverhouse Games Podcast. We’re doing another Games Closet episode this time, talking to a super cool designer from Manila named Tobie Abad. Tobie has a super cool game out now called A Single Moment, about two Samurai facing off and the road that led them there. I talk to Tobie about the gaming scene where he lives in the Phillipines, what it was like writing Samurai games, and how to use Romantic Comedies to make your games better. While you’re listening to this episode you should go check out Tobie’s work on Drivethru RPG. Well, that does it for this intro, let’s get to the show! Check out his Patreon!

 

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying articles.

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