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06 - Hannah Shaffer & Evan Rowland discuss Starship Ultralux

Yes Indie'd Pod

Marx interviews Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland, two-thirds of the game design cooperative Make Big Things. They discuss their next game, Starship Ultralux, a game in the key of Douglas Adams-esque techno-absurdism and the mood of Red Dwarf’s wacky antics. We also sing the praises of cooperative movements.Marx on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IAmPhophosMarx’s games: http://blue-golem-games.itch.ioHannah on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hanbanditEvan on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/adrawnnovelMake Big Things: http://www.makebigthings.com/Starship Ultralux: https://makebigthings.itch.io/starship-ultraluxDesign Doc Pod: https://www.twitter.com/designdocpodBeam Saber on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NotaninnBeam Saber on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/austinramsaygames/beam-saber/Yes Indie’d Pod: https://www.yesindiedpod.com/Donate: https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod or https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod Music from https://filmmusic.io "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/yesindiedpod)

36mins

11 Mar 2020

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Series 22.3 - Questlandia 2 with Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland [Designers] (Discussion)

Character Creation Cast

In the final part of our Questlandia 2 series, we discuss the process of worldbuilding, talk about designing a game made for campaigns, and chat about how our lives influence our art in our discussion episode with Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland, designers of the game and hosts of the Design Doc podcast, also part of the One Shot Podcast Network!Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuests and Projects:Hannah Shaffer @hanbanditTwitter: https://twitter.com/hanbanditPatreon: https://patreon.com/hanbanditEvan Rowland @adrawnnovelTwitter: https://twitter.com/adrawnnovelWebsite: http://smallflygames.com/Make Big Things @makebigthingsTwitter: https://twitter.com/makebigthingsWebsite: http://makebigthings.com/Design Doc @designdocpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/designdocpodWebsite: http://oneshotpodcast.com/interview-discussion/design-doc/Timestamps:00:00:21 - Intro00:00:46 - Hannah’s Character00:01:30 - Evan’s Character00:02:18 - Amelia’s Character00:02:51 - Ryan’s Character00:03:42 - D20 for your thoughts00:04:05 - Evan’s start in games00:05:11 - Hannah’s start in games00:08:02 - What do you like about collaborative worldbuilding?00:11:49 - Why make a GMless game?00:13:31 - Why is randomness still important?00:16:31 - What does character creation tell us about the game?00:19:44 - Why do we know so little about our ghosts?00:26:39 - What are the flaws and what are you proudest of?00:29:07 - Figuring out how to pitch the game00:29:57 - The character sheet00:33:49 - Changes from Questlandia 1 to Questlandia 200:36:15 - How real life influences design00:40:41 - FAN FIC!00:49:48 - Take it up a level00:52:10 - How does advancement work?00:56:08 - Making a campaign vs. a one shot01:01:42 - Plugs!01:04:13 - Closer01:04:40 - Show blurbs: Arms of the Tide01:06:33 - OuttakesTranscriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/series-223-questlandia-2-with-hannah-shaffer-and-evan-rowland-designers-discussion/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Music from https://filmmusic.io "With a Creation" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Clip 2: Design Doc Intro/outro theme by Pat King (https://www.woodpenny.com)Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Games discussed this episode:QuestlandiaWebpage: http://makebigthings.com/questlandia-rpg/Questlandia 2Itch.io: https://makebigthings.itch.io/questlandia-2 at https://makebigthings.itch.io/Our Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

1hr 16mins

18 Nov 2019

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Series 22.2 - Questlandia 2 with Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland [Designers] (Creation Continued)

Character Creation Cast

Welcome to the second episode of series 22, everyone! This episode we actually play a little bit of Questlandia 2 and create a world with Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland, designers of the game and hosts of the Design Doc podcast, also part of the One Shot Podcast Network!Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuests and Projects:Hannah Shaffer @hanbanditTwitter: https://twitter.com/hanbanditPatreon: https://patreon.com/hanbanditEvan Rowland @adrawnnovelTwitter: https://twitter.com/adrawnnovelWebsite: http://smallflygames.com/Make Big Things @makebigthingsTwitter: https://twitter.com/makebigthingsWebsite: http://makebigthings.com/Design Doc @designdocpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/designdocpodWebsite: http://oneshotpodcast.com/interview-discussion/design-doc/Timestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:01:10 - Recap00:02:09 - Let’s make a place00:03:40 - The moon phase00:05:13 - Introduce an element - NPC00:10:58 - Introducing a location00:13:25 - Introducing an aspect of the setting00:23:11 - Rolling for a trouble00:43:19 - Phase changes00:50:18 - Episode Closer00:54:06 - Show Blurbs (All My Fantasy Children)Transcriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/series-222-questlandia-2-with-hannah-shaffer-and-evan-rowland-designers-creation-continued/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Music from https://filmmusic.io "With a Creation" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Clip 2: Design Doc Intro/outro theme by Pat King (https://www.woodpenny.com)Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Games discussed this episode:QuestlandiaWebpage: http://makebigthings.com/questlandia-rpg/Questlandia 2Itch.io: https://makebigthings.itch.io/questlandia-2 at https://makebigthings.itch.io/Our Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

54mins

13 Nov 2019

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Series 22.1 - Questlandia 2 with Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland [Designers] (Creation)

Character Creation Cast

Welcome to the first episode of series 22, everyone! This episode we cover character creation for Questlandia 2, get into some great discussion about game design and collaboration, and stumble into a really flattering design decision with Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland, designers of the game and hosts of the Design Doc podcast, also part of the One Shot Podcast Network!Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuests and Projects:Hannah Shaffer @hanbanditTwitter: https://twitter.com/hanbanditPatreon: https://patreon.com/hanbanditEvan Rowland @adrawnnovelTwitter: https://twitter.com/adrawnnovelWebsite: http://smallflygames.com/Make Big Things @makebigthingsTwitter: https://twitter.com/makebigthingsWebsite: http://makebigthings.com/Design Doc @designdocpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/designdocpodWebsite: http://oneshotpodcast.com/interview-discussion/design-doc/Timestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:02:38 - Introductions00:05:00 - What’s in a game?00:07:37 - What do we need to play this game?00:10:44 - Is there a reason to go with custom materials?00:15:38 - What sort of stories and themes does this game explore?00:22:44 - The history of Questlandia00:28:07 - How is it collaborating vs not?00:33:31 - Playtesting00:40:53 - Terms and Concepts00:43:16 - Let’s make some people!00:56:41 - Our Choices01:00:02 - Episode Closer01:01:57 - Show Blurbs (Session Zero)Transcriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/series-221-questlandia-2-with-hannah-shaffer-and-evan-rowland-designers-creation/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Music from https://filmmusic.io "With a Creation" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Clip 2: Design Doc Intro/outro theme by Pat King (https://www.woodpenny.com)Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Games discussed this episode:QuestlandiaWebpage: http://makebigthings.com/questlandia-rpg/Questlandia 2Itch.io: Coming Soon at https://makebigthings.itch.io/Our Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

1hr 2mins

4 Nov 2019

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DnDnQnA - Hannah Shaffer - Ep 03

Board with Life Adventures

- Damn the Man, Save the Music! - In this episode I'm talking to Hannah Shaffer, an indie game designer who is behind the game Damn the Man, Save the Music! which can be found on Kickstarter now. During this chat we talked about her new game, as well as making games more welcoming and the collective she works with called Make Big Things. Sound interesting? Back Damn the Man, Save the Music today: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hannahshaffer/damn-the-man-save-the-music You can find @hanbandit on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/hanbandit Thank you for supporting us on Patreon! @ Patreon.com/BwLRadio Subscribe using RSS and/or iTunes Like Game of Thrones? Check out Meanwhile Rickon. Like board games? Check out our show Board with Life! Follow us on social media: facebook.com/ImBoardWithLife twitter.com/ImBoardWithLife youtube.com/MoonratMedia

32mins

11 Jul 2017

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39. It's Hannah Shaffer Day!

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Break out your baggiest jeans and your tiniest backpack as Hannah Shaffer takes us back to the 90s with her heartwarming one-shot storytelling game about a music store on the brink of disaster - Damn the Man, Save the Music! We talk about the continuing evolution of Questlandia and building a game that's friendly to new players while maintaining a replayable charm. THE PLUCKY EMPLOYEE Hannah on Twitter REVOLUTION RECORDS Make Big Things Make Big Things on Twitter Damn the Man, Save the Music on Kickstarter

41mins

30 Jun 2017

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7 Hannah Shaffer

The Board Game Workshop

Episode 7 Welcome to The Board Game Workshop. Barker’s Row by Steven Aramini https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/overworldgames/barkers-row Striking Flint PnP by John du Bois http://unpub.net/games/detail/?proto=938&o=273 ThunderGryph Survival Contest Submissions due May 31, 2017 https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1666082/survival-thundergryph-games-first-design-contest-e The Game Crafter Big Box Challenge Submissions due June 5, 2017 https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/big-box-challenge The Gamehole Dungeon Crawler Challenge Submissions due August 15, 2017 https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/gamehole-dungeon-crawler-challenge Interview with Hannah Shaffer http://makebigthings.com https://twitter.com/hanbandit https://twitter.com/MakeBigThings Contact Us theboardgameworkshop@gmail.com theboardgameworkshop.com https://twitter.com/TheBGWorkshop https://www.facebook.com/TheBoardGameWorkshop/

10 May 2017

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Game Closet 13 – Hannah Shaffer

Game Closet

Game Closet is a proud member of the RPG Academy Network – Currently kickstarting their own convention, Acadecon! Hello friends, and welcome to another episode of Game Closet. I’m your host, Taylor, and today’s episode features game designer Hannah Shaffer. Hannah is the author of amazing games like Questlandia and 14 Days, and is also … Continue reading Game Closet 13 – Hannah Shaffer →

24 Apr 2017

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3. Hannah Shaffer

BACKSTORY

Tabletop game deigner Hannah Shaffer chats with Alex about collaborative design, collaborative worldbuilding, and finding one's place in the roleplaying game community. We also briefly attempt to define the word "game," but thankfully give up quickly. Works Cited Hannah's website http://makebigthings.com/ Hannah's twitter https://twitter.com/hanbandit Games People Play http://makebigthings.com/games-people-play-podcast/ Tabletop Superhighway http://thetabletopsuperhighway.com/ 14 Days http://makebigthings.com/14-days-a-game-about-life-with-migraines/ Questlandia http://questlandia.com/ Evan Rowland http://smallflygames.com/ Microscope http://www.lamemage.com/microscope/ Apocalypse World http://apocalypse-world.com/ Monsterhearts http://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts/ Game Chef http://www.game-chef.com/ Metatopia http://www.dexposure.com/m2015.html Dreamation http://www.dexposure.com/d2016.html

49mins

5 Feb 2016

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08 - 14 Days With Hannah Shaffer

Party of One Podcast

Delilah, age 21, from Topeka, Kansas. Ash, 30, from Scranton Pennsylvania. Two people, half a country apart, both living with the chronic, unpredictable pain of migraines. Can Delilah moderate the Reddit AMA she's scheduled? Can Ash lead their WoW Guild to glory? Only time will tell. This is 14 Days. Hannah's website: http://makebigthings.com/ 14 Days: http://makebigthings.com/14-days-a-game-about-life-with-migraines/ Games People Play: http://makebigthings.com/category/games-people-play The Tabletop Superhighway: http://thetabletopsuperhighway.com/ Follow Hannah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hanbandit Follow Make Big Things on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MakeBigThings Theme Song: Mega Ran feat. D&D Sluggers, "Infinite Lives," RandomBeats LLC, www.megaran.com/

1hr 18mins

2 Feb 2016