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! 

Meet the Makers: Misha Bushyegar

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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.

We were so excited to follow up with Misha Bushyager after our first meeting at BreakoutCon 2018. 

Misha Bushyager is a longtime gamer and designer working on making sure the next generation of geeks sees themselves represented. She's a panelist, writer, editor, proofreader, and sensitivity reader for tabletop RPGs and larps. She's one of the founders of New Agenda Publishing and a curator for More Seats at the Table.

She worked on Orun, #Feminism, Chill:SAVE, Lovecraftesque, Dead Scare, Misspent Youth:Sell Out With Me, Masks:Unbound, and the as yet unpublished larp Nightingales.

During the interview we mentioned Rosenstrasse by Moyra Turkington & Jessica Hammer and you can find out more by visiting http://www.unrulydesigns.com/rosenstrasse/

Misha also recommended an article by James Mendez Hodes titled "May I Play A Character From Another Race?" and you can read that article by visiting https://jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2019/2/14/may-i-play-a-character-from-another-race

Finally, be sure to check out the Orun Quickstart available at DriveThru RPG by visiting https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243777/ORUN-PostApotheosis-Space-Opera-RPG--QuickStart

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! 

Meet the Makers: Lucian Khan

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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.

This week we haphazardly collided into Lucian Khan in the hallways of BreakoutCon and thankfully we had our field recorder on hand and made sure to commit our conversation to tape!

Lucian is the creator of Dead Friend: A Game of Necromancy (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/234653/Dead-Friend-A-Game-of-Necromancy) and is very excited about his latest creation, Visigoths vs Mallgoths!

Visigoths vs Mallgoths will be kickstarting in October and if you want to be alerted to when that happens be sure to sign up to be alerted by email by signing up at: eepurl.com/dFcKEH

You can follow Lucian on Twitter (and you really should!) at @oh_theogony

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! 

BreakoutCon! (Part 2 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. 

Be sure to listen back to our first episode and all those amazing interviews!

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:

@03:03
Misha Bushyager
@bggameworks (https://twitter.com/bggameworks)
New Agenda Publishing (http://newagendapublishing.com)
@newagendapubs (https://twitter.com/@NewAgendaPubs)
Orune RPG

@24:44
Camdon Wright
One Child’s Heart
www.camdon.com
@camdon (https://twitter.com/camdon)

@29:10
Jaym Gates
Fiction Line Manager - Green Ronin (https://greenronin.com)
Aquiring Editor - Fallstaff Books (http://falstaffbooks.com)
http://jaymgates.com
@jaymgates (https://twitter.com/jaymgates)

@39:55
Jess Bradshaw
Extra Life Toronto
Extra-Life.org
@ExtraLifeTO (https://twitter.com/extralifeto)

@49:38
Kate Bullock
Breakout Admin
Bluestocking's Organic Gaming (http://www.bluestockings.ca)

 

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!