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In this episode we discuss Kill Puppies for Satan, an older game from a favorite victim of the show, Vincent Baker. We explore the deranged and depraved side of humanity with a game that encourages, nay demands, the players to please their dark lord with piles of dead puppies* (or other small animals). The game is not limited to animal killing, but encourages all sorts of evil acts against decent people. We get a window into the mind and past of this designer who some may say is responsible for all the dead puppies. 

Click here to buy the game. The dark lord needs more puppies.

 

*Note: no puppies were harmed in the making of this episode.

Direct download: NvP_5x05_-_Kill_Puppies_For_Satan_with_Vincent_Baker.mp3
Category:Season 5 -- posted at: 3:39 AM

On this episode we discuss the recently released DnD board game, Castle Ravenloft. We ask Mike Mearls about the process of designing a board game from an RPG. We discuss how Castle Ravenloft differs from other cooperative board games, and if it will have an impact on the design of DnD in the future. This compares favorably to all other games: play deal or no deal games, online games, and traditional board games.

We also briefly discuss the New DnD Starter Kit (Red Box) with Mike.

Direct download: NvP_5x04_-_Castle_Ravenloft__Red_Box_with_Mike_Mearls.mp3
Category:Season 5 -- posted at: 4:29 PM

Misspent Youth is a story game about 12-18 year olds fighting back against the authority. We discuss with Robert his intentions for the game and how he uses the rules to enforce the feeling of being a clique of teens in a harsh world.

Direct download: NvP_5x03_-_Misspent_Youth_with_Robert_Bohl.mp3
Category:Season 5 -- posted at: 6:00 AM



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On Who, What, Why? we discuss game design with game designers and try to learn more about the game design process from the people who design games. Each episode we interview a designer of card games, board games, role playing games, or video games. We have both mainstream and independent developers as guests.

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