Mike, Chigg, and Matt tackle the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness head on! The trio starts of with an in-depth analysis of Dark Ages: Mage, exploring perhaps the best magic system ever put out by White Wolf or Onyx Path. Then Mike presents the legendary cursed peak of Nyanga in Eastern Zimbabwe. Finally, Matt digs into The Pure, illustrating their strengths and weaknesses, and explaining how they might be used in Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd edition.
Special thanks to Occam's Laser for providing new music for our intro, outro, and bumpers.
Note: This episode was recorded prior to the latest actions by White Wolf Publishing. Our thoughts on that matter will be presented in an upcoming episode.
Chris and James on Network Zero have been podcasting about the game, but this new high quality video series will be an ongoing feature. The first episode is out and more will be out during the upcoming Kingdom Death reprint Kickstarter, and with more to be recorded in the new year.
In the previous issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy, Darker Days Radio, especially episode 71, got a shout out by Warhammer creator Rick Priestly. Quite the honour really as the article actually concerns a question we posed to Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen.
Gamification with Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen
Mike, Chris, and James are joined by legendary game designers Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen. This episode's discussion explores game mechanics design and how it reinforces the narrative of play, as well as how mechanics can be altered to change the intended gameplay. Special discussion is of course reserved for the classic Games Workshop games Necromunda, Battlefleet Gothic, and Mordheim!
Mike, Chris, and Chigg are joined by the luminaries of By Night Studios. CEO Jason the Elder, Lead Editor Jennifer "Loopy," and Developer Jason the Younger walk listeners through the basics of Mind's Eye Theater live action role-play and highlight the differences between older editions and their new books. The guests dig deep into Mind's Eye Theater Vampire and Werewolf, presenting epic events from past LARPs and discussing their newest plans. In particular, By Night Studios is excited to present some of their plans for the upcoming Grand Masquerade 2016, September 1st-3rd in New Orleans!
Mike, Chris, and James dive into a host of secret frequency tales about Ghost Ships, followed by a review of Book of the Deceived, for Mummy the Curse, and finishing up with a bonus segment as Chris and James talk about Kingdom Death: Monster