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Episode 13: Video Games and RPGs

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  • Episode 13: Video Games and RPGs

    In which the Terrible Trio talk about video games, how they’ve influenced RPGs, the overlap between both, and some of our history with both.

    * Our first video game consoles

    * Puzzle design in text adventures close to tabletop RPGs

    * British game censorship

    * Connecting to the characters on the screen

    * A little history on the tensions between tabletop gamers and video gamers

    * Where to send your hate mail (Eddy gets it wrong)

    * Using video game language to attract people to tabletop RPGs

    * What have we taken from video games and incorporated into our tabletop RPG experiences?

    * Narrative choice into Chronicles of Darkness design

    * Illusion of choice

    * We all get fake Twitter names

    * Eddy takes a controversial stance on Planescape Torment

    * Dixie shifts the discussion to Bloodlines as a good example of blurring tabletop and video games

    * Turning something from a video game into a tabletop RPG

    * Matthew gets a cease-and-desist and realizes he’s obsessed with water

    * Which of the Onyx Path games would make the best video games?

    * Dixie talks about MMOs, because the other two forgot

    * Matthew snuck into an exclusive ...


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