Meet the Makers: James Mendez Hodes

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This summer we’re taking time away from playing our games to meet the people who make our games and lead our communities.

Who is James Mendez Hodes? He’s the kind of person where, if you’re in a hallway of game designers and community leaders, he’s the one they say you should talk to right now and record the entire conversation.

Mendez (he/him) is a game designer, martial artist, cultural consultant, professional game master, writer, editor, and poet whom you might know from role-playing games such as 7th Sea, Scion, and Thousand Arrows; or from essays like “Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth” and “May I play a character from another race?” He has an academic background in West African religion, Eastern classics, dance, and English literature. His interests include hip hop, weird invertebrates, and collecting stuffed animals. He lives in the greater New York metropolitan area on traditional Lenape land.

He runs games, he writes games, he writes about running games.

Find out more by visiting https://jamesmendezhodes.com/

And be sure to follow him on twitter at @LulaVampiro

Terrible Warriors is made possible thanks to Patreon supporters at Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Follow us on Twitter @dicewarriors and and join us this summer every other Saturday on Twitch.tv as we play through Shadowrun in the second season of the Cambridge Chronicles at https://www.twitch.tv/terriblewarriors/

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You can can book Justin today to run your game at the Storm Crow Manor in Toronto, Ontario by visiting DMDineTO.com! 

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

BreakoutCon! (Part 1 of 2)

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A special report recorded on location at BreakoutCon!

On March 17th 2018 we were invited by the fine folks at BreakoutCon to visit them and meet their guests. This episode features a collection of interviews with some of those guests. Conversations about the games they're making, what brought them into the hobby, the challenges the industry faces right now, and all the wonderful new games currently in development. 

The second half of our collection of interviews, next week!

A huge thanks to BreakoutCon for inviting us. Follow them on twitter @BreakoutCon and bookmark their website, https://breakoutcon.com

Consider support us today through Patreon: Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Terrible Warriors: Natalie Wallace, and Justin Ecock

On today's episode:

@2:05
Mark Richardson
@Slavetothehat (https://twitter.com/slavetothehat)
Headspace (http://www.greenhatdesigns.com)
7th Sea Cartographer (http://7thsea.com)

@13:14
Rach Shekley
Breakout Admin Team
@Teddog (https://twitter.com/teddog)
Plus One Forward Podcast (http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward)

@28:00
Derek Chung
Nomnisaur Wrangler (president)
Nomnivoure Games Inc (https://www.facebook.com/NomnivoreGames)
Ember Wind RPG (www.emberwindgame.com)

@39:50
Allysha Tulk & Kevin Carmichael
Design Duo!
Dancing Dragon Games (http://www.dancingdragongames.com)
@nibblesdragon (https://twitter.com/nibblesdragon)
Lady and the Tiger (http://www.jellybean-games.com/the-lady-and-the-tiger)
Jelly Bean Games (https://twitter.com/playjellybean)

@44:55
Christopher Ono
@christopher_ono (https://twitter.com/Christopher_ono)
Breakout Admin
Breakout Boardgame Manager

@50:22
Sarah Richardson
Author - Velvet Glove (http://www.magpiegames.com/our-games/ashcans)
Co-Author - Bluebeard’s Bride (http://www.magpiegames.com/category/bluebeards-bride)
Marketing Director - Magpie Games (http://www.magpiegames.com)
Resource Director - Indie Game Developer Network (http://www.igdnonline.com)

Note: The Cartel Kickstarter from Magpie Games has recently concluded but check it out!

7th Sea: Love and Consequence (Part 4)

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This campaign was voted for by our supporters on Patreon!

In the land of Thea in the country of Castille lies a quiet coastal town called Montonen. Ah, but it is quiet no longer! It is under attack by outside forces who wish to destroy the only thing worth fighting for in a world of adventure, sorcery, and intrigue such as this. Why, is there anything more worthy of fighting for than love itself?

Roman! Bishop! Silva! Pastora! Dirk! Geraldo! Machado! Francesco! Jose! Anna-Henrietta! Everyone's invited to the final episode! En garde!

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Terrible Warriors: Will Mitchel, Mike Dodd, Derek Burrow, Bre Poisonne, and Justin Ecock

7th Sea: Love and Consequence (Part 3)

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This campaign was voted for by our supporters on Patreon!

In the land of Thea in the country of Castille lies a quiet coastal town called Montonen. Ah, but it is quiet no longer! It is under attack by outside forces who wish to destroy the only thing worth fighting for in a world of adventure, sorcery, and intrigue such as this. Why, is there anything more worthy of fighting for than love itself?


It's time for the fiesta! The Bishop is about to announce her grand wedding plans and it's up to us to intervene for True Love! Freshly bathed we don our fancy hats once again... 

And support us today through Patreon:
Patreon.com/terriblewarriors

Our Twitter @dicewarriors
Facebook fb.com/terriblewarriors
Follow Derek @Derekthebard
Follow Will @troubadork
Follow Bre @Poisonneus
Follow Justin @MrEcock
Follow Mike @BirdmanDodd

Terrible Warriors: Will Mitchel, Mike Dodd, Derek Burrow, Bre Poisonne, and Justin Ecock