Episode 148 – Under a Rising Sun

Yup. We’re going to talk about it. The biggest thing to hit board gaming Kickstarter since we all went crazy over the Kingdom Death: Monster numbers … We’re talking about Rising Sun. However, we launch from Rising Sun to talk about what draws us to games, and how the best thing we can do to stem the tide of people leaving the church en masse is to forget assumptions of what the church is supposed to look like, and authentically reveal God working in a busted up, yet still hopeful life.

If you want to check out the Rising Sun Kickstarter – you can find that here. (and apparently the wish lists of all three of your hosts).

Episode 147 – Dreamation, Elation, and the Invitation

In this episode, Daniel and I talk about how Phase 10 made his kids cry. We talk about the InnRoads team’s trip to Dreamation in Morristown, NJ – including Smirk & Dagger’s upcoming games, talk to folks from Civic Games about how they’re trying to get people to think about how we live and work together in the world expressed through gaming, and a few reasons why I think Barker’s Row is a must pick up when it shows up on kickstarter on March 28th.

We also talk about the value of invitation – allowing others to initiate the conversation rather than searching for the right way to inject it ourselves.

Bonus Content – Chris Ode and Attacking the Darkness

AtD coverThere have been a handful of times that you can see us approach the short film adaptation of the Chick tract Dark Dungeons from the folks at Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. Hunting down some stories about that adaptation first got us in touch with Chris Ode. This edition of Bonus Content is a new interview with Chris about their newest video project currently on kickstarter – Attacking the Darkness. Check it out, support it if you can, and get ready to laugh at ourselves.

Episode 93 – The Gospel According to Exploding Cats

In this episode, we start off with some banter about storming the beaches with dice and the end of the great “Netrunner vs. Doomtown” debate. Then we move on to tackle the absolute steam-roller of a kickstarter that is Exploding Cats and the bile it’s been bringing up from certain parts of the gaming community. Just because hardcore hobby gamers aren’t excited about the “draw a card and hope you don’t explode” concept – do we have a right to bring on the snark with a “this is why we can’t have nice things” response?

Bonus Content – Barbara Ann Blackburn and the Knights of the Dinner Table

kodtwallpaper1280We had the opportunity to sit down with Barbara Ann Blackburn. On top of working with the Kenzer Company on role playing games like Hackmaster and Aces and Eights, Barbara works to help make the Knights of the Dinner Table comics with her husband and creator of the series Jolly Blackburn. KoDT has been a staple of the tabletop RPG community since it started appearing in the pages of Dragon Magazine, filled with characters and stories that could come straight from any gaming group.

Currently, they are putting together a kickstarter project in the hopes of bringing the characters from the comic to life in a web series. You can find that kickstarter here.816d17aa5b184f78ff6f559d94d5aefb_large

If you are unfamiliar with KoDT and its characters, be sure to go to http://www.kodtweb.com and learn more about the comics behind the project.