Interview: Mark Diaz Truman

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Immediately following our session of The Play's The Thing we got a chance to sit down and speak the creator of the game!

Mark Diaz Truman has authored The Play's The ThingOur Last Best HopeUrban Shadows, and Cartel. His many writing credits includes the 7th Sea and he's the co-founder of Magpie Games

We dive into Mark's evolution of game design, how he got into the business, and respond to the challenges that players face when considering a game like Cartel for their gaming group. 

Follow Mark on twitter: @trumonz

And consider supporting us today through Patreon: Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

The Play's The Thing (Part 4)

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“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” 

The Play’s The Thing is a storytelling game about actors who want to rewrite the Shakespearean roles they’ve been given.

In our final chapter we shred what remains of the Scottish Play and find that the ending we were searching for was inside us all along.

Be warned, we tear Shakespeare's most famous play to shreds. 

"The Play's The Thing" is written by Mark Diaz Truman and published by Magpie Games

Consider supporting the Terrible Warriors today through Patreon: Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Terrible Warriors: Justin Ecock, Bre Poisonne, Nug Nahrgang, Will Mitchell, Natalie Wallace, and Katy Ilona

The Play's The Thing (Part 3)

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“It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance”

The Play’s The Thing is a storytelling game about actors who want to rewrite the Shakespearean roles they’ve been given.

In our third hour the plot... goes awry. Oh, you think you know how this story is supposed to end? Let's correct that presumption for you, shall we?

Be warned, we are going to tear Shakespeare's most famous play to shreds. 

"The Play's The Thing" is written by Mark Diaz Truman and published by Magpie Games

Consider supporting the Terrible Warriors today through Patreon: Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Terrible Warriors: Justin Ecock, Bre Poisonne, Nug Nahrgang, Will Mitchell, Natalie Wallace, and Katy Ilona

The Play's The Thing (Part 2)

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“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

The Play’s The Thing is a storytelling game about actors who want to rewrite the Shakespearean roles they’ve been given.

In our second hour the curtain rises on the first act and... Macbeth is a tool, Lady Macbeth is sleeping with the best friend, and the Witches... be basic. 

Be warned, we are going to tear Shakespeare's most famous play to shreds. 

"The Play's The Thing" is written by Mark Diaz Truman and published by Magpie Games

Consider supporting the Terrible Warriors today through Patreon: Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Terrible Warriors: Justin Ecock, Bre Poisonne, Nug Nahrgang, Will Mitchell, Natalie Wallace, and Katy Ilona

The Play's The Thing (Part 1)

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“Life ... is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”

The Play’s The Thing is a storytelling game about actors who want to rewrite the Shakespearean roles they’ve been given.

In our first hour the actors are presented, the troupe is formed, a play is chosen, and the roles are assigned. 

Be warned, we are going to tear Shakespeare's most famous play to shreds. 

"The Play's The Thing" is written by Mark Diaz Truman and published by Magpie Games

Consider supporting the Terrible Warriors today through Patreon: Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Terrible Warriors: Justin Ecock, Bre Poisonne, Nug Nahrgang, Will Mitchell, Natalie Wallace, and Katy Ilona