Mike, Chigg, and Matt tackle the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness head on! The trio starts of with an in-depth analysis of Dark Ages: Mage, exploring perhaps the best magic system ever put out by White Wolf or Onyx Path. Then Mike presents the legendary cursed peak of Nyanga in Eastern Zimbabwe. Finally, Matt digs into The Pure, illustrating their strengths and weaknesses, and explaining how they might be used in Werewolf: the Forsaken 2nd edition.
Special thanks to Occam's Laser for providing new music for our intro, outro, and bumpers.
Note: This episode was recorded prior to the latest actions by White Wolf Publishing. Our thoughts on that matter will be presented in an upcoming episode.
Mike and Chris are joined by Bjarke, Johanna, and Juhana - the organizers of the upcoming World of Darkness: Berlin fan festival. We discuss an array of subjects, from the premium live action events they are planning, as well as contests, workshops, and tabletop gaming action. Join us for this formative World of Darkness event on May 10-14, 2017.
After the interview, Chris and Mike wrap up the holiday episode by discussing the dread Yule Cat of Iceland.
World of Darkness Berlin: We’re happy to share that we’ve joined forces with the awesome podcasters of Darker Days Radio, the Official Podcast Partner of the WoD Berlin convention! Darker Days will tape a live show in Berlin with exciting guests and report on the larps and other events.
If you for some reason haven’t come across the Darker Days podcast, check it out immediately! It’s friendly, smart and really knowledgeable about White Wolf’s storyworld – just like all of you. You will love it!
The World of Darkness Berlin crew will soon be on Darker Days to talk about what the convention is, our vision for the lamps and much more! To ask us questions for that show, please email Darker Days at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris and James on Network Zero have been podcasting about the game, but this new high quality video series will be an ongoing feature. The first episode is out and more will be out during the upcoming Kingdom Death reprint Kickstarter, and with more to be recorded in the new year.
In the previous issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy, Darker Days Radio, especially episode 71, got a shout out by Warhammer creator Rick Priestly. Quite the honour really as the article actually concerns a question we posed to Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen.
Gamification with Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen
Mike, Chris, and James are joined by legendary game designers Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen. This episode's discussion explores game mechanics design and how it reinforces the narrative of play, as well as how mechanics can be altered to change the intended gameplay. Special discussion is of course reserved for the classic Games Workshop games Necromunda, Battlefleet Gothic, and Mordheim!