Game Closet 12 – BugF&$% at Acadecon

Game Closet 12 – BugF&$% at Acadecon

This episode of Game Closet is particularly not safe for work and contains sexual content and descriptions of insects mating. FYI this is not safe for work or for listeners under the age of 18.

This show is a proud member of the RPG Academy podcast network. You can find other amazing shows there like Swallows Of The South. Quinn Wilson and his amazing cast of players produce this heartfelt and melodramatic Exalted third edition actual play podcast set in a fantastical city, where emotions run as strong as the powers each character wields. I’ve been a raving fan of Swallows of the South since the single digit episodes and I am extremely humbled to consider someone as talented as Quinn my friend. I earnestly implore you to listen to Swallows of the South, it is a fine piece of art.

Hello guys gals and nonbinary pals and welcome to another episode of Game Closet, the show about queer and LGBT+ tabletop games and gamers. Tonight we have another Live Episode all the way from Acadecon 2016. Acadecon is a gaming convention run by the very same RPG Academy you heard mentioned at the top of the show, and is one of the most magical experiences I have ever been blessed with. I could fill an hour with talking about the blessing it was to go, but let’s just leave it at this episode, and say that I can’t wait to be there in 2017. Tickets are sold via a kickstarter that is set to go live April 13th, so mark your calendars. This is an actual play that was done at Acadecon, gathering a bunch of friends to play the marvelously disgusting game, Bugfuck, written by Caitlynn Belle. You can find the link to her patreon in the show notes. This is a recording of a convention game and, despite us finding a relatively quiet room for it, the audio is less than stellar. Well, with all that intro out of the way, let’s get to it.

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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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Game Closet 1-Caitlynn Belle

Game Closet 1-Caitlynn Belle

Join us as we talk to Caitlynn Belle, game designer for Singularity, live on Kickstarter until the morning of March 30th. We talk queer gaming, safe spaces, and her new game, a transhumanist dating sim.

Caitlynn’s website, Twitter, 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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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.

Website

Twitter

Subscribe on iTunes (5 star reviews read on air!)

Subscribe via RSS!

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