From Scratch 4 – Short Film by Josh Jordan

From Scratch 4 – Short Film by Josh Jordan

Hello friends, and welcome to another episode of From Scratch, our side podcast about learning new games. We have a great one for y’all today as we sit down with Josh Jordan’s new game, Short Film. You can purchase this game right now on DrivethruRPG. This game is great & so is Josh. I will apologize to every human being who listens to this, we forgot to change the audio input from my crappy laptop mic to the nice Yeti microphone we have so the audio on this one is rrrrrrrrrrrough. Bear with us. Another apology to anyone with ears is needed because we let Dan pick the music for this game and he took us on a wild ride back to middle school. Don’t ask, you’ll figure it out in a sec. Apologies out of the way, here we go!

Acadecon!

Minneapolis would be great for Geekly Con 2017, 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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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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From Scratch 2 – Meghan Dornbrock is Shotgunning New Games & We Play Caroline Hobbs’ One Missed Call

From Scratch 2 – Meghan Dornbrock is Shotgunning New Games & We Play Caroline Hobbs’ One Missed Call

This one was so fun y’all! Let’s get into these show notes.

First of all, go check out Meghan and her show, Modifier on Twitter.

In this episode we talk about how Meghan has been participating in Epidiah Ravachol’s 36in16 games challenge! We also talk about this article about how your mileage may vary with gaming spaces, especially if you’re not a white cis male. Don’t fret though, because Double Exposure has your back and are dedicated to providing safe spaces for people to play and learn new games. Here’s a good episode of Justice Points, a videogames podcast about feminism and social justice, where the hosts talk about Storium. We take a short tangent to gush about Rainbow Rowell‘s books, Carry On & Fangirl, but get back on track to talk at length about my favorite game of all time, Monsterhearts. We discuss map games like Fall of Magic, The Quiet Year, and the as yet unreleased Companion’s Tale. We look at Jason Morningstar’s The Skeletons and talk about the ease of getting into smaller games as opposed to big titles. We talk about games that break the mold for what you expect from RPGs, like Golden Sky Stories, and Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish Granting Engine. We talked a little bit about games that were a little harder to learn like Torchbearer, but then we talked about a couple of games from the new #Feminism nano game anthology. We talked about this episode of Backstory, featuring Lizzie Stark and the confessional nature of games. We wrapped up by talking about how the game for this episode reminded us of Caitlynn Belle’s Our Radios Are Dying and shared our mutual love for the Party of One Podcast.

The game for this episode is One Missed Call, by Caroline Hobbs.

(BTW here’s the flowchart Meghan & I were talking about)

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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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From Scratch 1-Singularity

From Scratch 1-Singularity

First episoooooooode!

Check out Singularity, currently on Kickstarter until the morning of March 30th.

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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