Aug 092016

On the final episode of Gen Con 2016 we sit down with Jason Bulmahn for the traditional Gen Con interview and discuss the final two days of the con as we drive away from Indianapolis like we owe someone money.
The Underdiscussion team hopes you’ve enjoyed this year’s coverage of the best four days of gaming. We’ll be back next week with a few episodes we managed to get recorded before the con.

Jun 222014

This week we chat with author Hans Cummings about his latest book Zack Jackson & The Hives of Valtra

Update: On his website Hans had a couple of things he wanted to add:

I spoke about how part of my inspiration for Zack Jackson was Star Trek and the optimistic view of the future it has. I wanted to write about a future I felt was cool and would actually want to live in. A big part of the Zack Jackson universe is the wide-spread acceptance of, well, just about everything. I make an effort to show how diverse and interesting life and people are, and if a character doesn’t understand or is just being exposed to something for the first time, I use it as an opportunity for character growth. I’ve found that to refrain from beating readers over the head with a message of acceptance and diversity, the best thing to do is just mention such things briefly and have the characters accept it without a word, as though it is the most natural thing. After all, diversity is natural and we should be accepting of it because that is the way things should be.

Feb 162014

This week we got to talk to awesome Chris Birch of Modiphius Entertainment. He discusses the development of their current kickstarter for Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Achtung! Cthulhu, and the Mindjammer RPG.

The Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Kickstarter has already reached its funding goal and has loads of amazing stretch goals lined ou!

Jan 132014

The Iron Edda Kickstarter is now live! Go back it!

The always excellent Tracy Barnett of Sand & Steam Productions joins us today to talk about his kickstarter for Iron Edda: War of Metal & Bone that starts at midnight Jan 14th!

We discuss open design & transparency, Kickstarter planing, The big picture of Iron Edda, Scale interaction, metatopia & the makers of Fate, Sveidsdottir & the setting, idealized norse fantasy, that any culture the vikings interacted with are in the game, the awesome holdfast generation system, Iron Edda brings people back for more at Origins, Stretch Goals & multiple systems, Each book brings more to Iron Edda than just the same setting in a new system, The origin of the bone-bonded and norse inspired mecha, fantastic artwork, and the Adventure Template!

We’re all excited for this game and we can’t recommending backing it enough!