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Kickstarter Chat: How to Run a Kickstarter

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In today's podchat, Grant talks to Jacob Randolph of Liberi Gothica Games and special guest James D'Amato from One Shot RPG about running a tabletop kickstarter. We compare Kickstarter vs Patreon, mention a few common problems you'll run into while running a kickstarter, and tell you about some important Kickstarter tools you'll want to take advantage of. This episode is chock full of good advice, so be sure to give it a listen!

And also be sure to check out James D'Amato's Dungeon Dome kickstarter, which is going on right now! If you're not sure what the heck that's all about, you can watch the existing Dungeon Dome episodes on youtube.

Kickstarter Tools:

Kiktraq: https://www.kicktraq.com/
Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/
Drivethru RPG: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/index.php
Black Box: https://www.blackbox.cool/
Third Act: http://thirdact.pub/

Plugs:

James D'Amato on twitter

The Dungeon Dome Kickstarter

The Dungeon Dome Youtube Playlist

The One Shot Podcast Network

Jacob Randolph on twitter

Law's Out

​Feats Patreon

Bluebeard’s Bride Chat: Horror In Tabletop Games

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There is no game session to accompany this podchat.


Bluebeard's Bride is a game about investigative horror by Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson. 

Grant and Sarah Richardson sit down to talk about horror in gaming, and how it differs from horror in any other medium you might care to name. Unlike movies or books, the personal element of actually playing in horror requires a lot more personal engagement, and Grant and Sarah go over just how to do that in this podchat.

Sarah's Art (NSFW)

Spirit of ‘77 Chat: Exploitation Films: Bad Media, Good Games

Posted by feats in Podchat, Spirit of '77

Special guest Gita joins Ironicus, Gnome, and Drakkel in discussing the surprising links between exploitation film and tabletop gaming. Subtlety is eschewed, setpieces are tied together with string, and bombastic action often reigns. For more on how to make your favorite movie into your new favorite game, check out our previous podcasts on Genre Emulation (old site) and Designing from Influences (old site).


Six Feats Under presents Spirit of '77
Music by 
Thylacinus

Match 3 Podcast

Urban Shadows Chat: Why Monsters?

Blurry Photos and Six Feats Under join hands to discuss those inhuman favorites of humans everywhere: monsters.

Six Feats Under presents Urban Shadows
Blurry Photos

Monsterhearts Chat: Romance in Games

A panel of experts convenes to discuss virtual affairs of the heart. It's everything you need to approach the gametable with romantic intentions for your character, whether you're the GM or a player. Romance is an excellent way to introduce effective, lasting relationships into your game.

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Six Feats Under presents 
Monsterhearts
Ali on Twitter
DVac on Twitter
Ethel on Twitter

Ehdrigohr Chat: Diversity, Representation, and Inclusiveness in Games

Posted by feats in Podchat, Ehdrigohr
Ironicus and Ikks of Six Feats Under are joined by Keith Carberry, Ali West, and Austin Walker of Friends at the Table to discuss a pressing issue in gaming culture and, in fact, culture. Discussion ranges from why such issues are vital to the few games that exemplify these virtues. We have a long way to go, so here comes Feats' first-ever homework assignment: next time you join your friends at your table, keep these issues in mind and let them shape your experience.

For links to the articles mentioned and more, check out the Ehdrigohr Podchat Study Guide

Six Feats Under and Friends at the Table present: Ehdrigohr
Keith Carberry
Ali Acampora
Austin Walker

13th Age in Glorantha Chat: What on Glorantha is Glorantha?

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Due to a different recording method, audio quality is diminished.


Special guest and half of 13th Age's creative core Rob Heinsoo joins Ironicus, Nate, Gharbad, and beloved guest Violet to discuss the history of Glorantha, the setting for the new playbook 13th Age in Glorantha. Originally a world without a game, Greg Stafford extensively sourced mythology to create a vibrant world. Ever since, all sorts of games have taken up Glorantha's banner.

Six Feats Under Presents: 13th Age in Glorantha

Danger Patrol Chat: Building… Tension

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Ironicus, AWoodenPalisade, Gharbad, and Gnome are joined by guests Violet, Chip Cheezum, and a .rtf file to discuss... tension. Specifically, how it is used in storytelling media-- especially tabletop games. Tension is difficult to balance, and for a pre-written story, is carefully adjusted with cues for danger and story-based investment. It becomes far dicier when tension is incorporated into a game where the story is "written" as it is played. Danger Patrol not only explores bringing tension into the story, but into the core mechanic as well.


Six Feats Under Presents: Danger Patrol

Night Witches Chat: Gaming with Difficult Issues

Due to a different recording method, audio quality is diminished.

Night Witches handles a real-life regiment of Russian airwomen in WWII, meaning it entails many potentially uncomfortable situations. 
Ironicus and Eliza (AWoodenPalisade) are joined by special guests Arden, DeviousVacuum, and Marah (0rangesicle) to discuss ways to ensure players feel comfortable, drawing especially on experiences as queer women. Strategies depend on open communication, patience, and a willingness to learn.

Six Feats Under presents: Night Witches

The X Card Safety Tools

Grey Ranks
Monsterhearts
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
World of Darkness

Arden's Twitter
Date or Die!

DeviousVacuum on Twitter
DeviousVacuum on Youtube
DeviousVacuum on Twitch.tv

Marah's Twitter
Marah's Art Blog

Goblin Quest Chat: Comedy in Games

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Designer of Goblin Quest Grant Howitt joins Ironicus, Medibot, Gharbad, and Panzer to discuss how comedy, which often comes from subversion of a framework, can be accounted and designed for in roleplaying games. There are two key factors: writing vaguely enough for the players to add their own comedy, and ensuring comedy and progress are not mutually exclusive. To think, before this I thought I just had to play something sad and wait a while.

Paranoia's complete Kickstarter
InSpectres RPG

Six Feats Under Presents: Goblin Quest

Costume Fairy Adventures Chat: Pre-Written Adventures

Posted by feats in Podchat, Costume Fairy Adventures

That story in the back of your favorite RPG is good for more than just a glossary, even if you're an expert GM. Ironicus, Gnome, Ethel and guest Marah discuss the value of such prepackaged adventure as a teacher, a timesaving measure, a chance for communal experience, and a springboard for your campaigns.


Our Ashen Stars game
Our Eclipse Phase game


Ashen Stars Chat: Genre Emulation

Posted by feats in Podchat, Ashen Stars, GUMSHOE

Special guests Keith Carberry of Run Button and Friends at the Table and Phil Kollar of Polygon join us to discuss a somewhat reversed method of design, genre emulation. Genres, created as an ends to categorize media, can also be a powerful tool to give your game the feel it needs; the key lies in breaking your favorite genre down into the criteria that define it, then analyzing just what it is about those individual criteria you like so much. We present our favorite examples and test the theory out on two game sure to be the next big thing: Where's Waldo & Kevin RPG and Noir Swimmingly.

This episode expands upon topics first discussed in our episodes on Designing from InfluencesShow Wrestling & Mechanics, and Feats 101. We also discussed Law's Out (with which we put together a harrowing tale) and Monsterhearts (with which we surely will soon).

Six Feats Under Presents: Ashen Stars
GUMSHOE System

Lasers & Feelings Chat: Feats 101

Posted by feats in Podchat, Lasers and Feelings

Special guests and RPG beginners Mark Soloff and Ashley Davis join us to discuss just what to do when you've never played an RPG before.

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