EPISODE 13: Management in RPGs

EPISODE 13 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 13 includes both American and European fans discussing the use of the management mechanic in modern RPGs. Whether a game asks you to manage your own stronghold, town, home, business or faction, management simulations have been built into most modern RPGs like Skyrim, Dragon Age, Pathfinder Kingmaker, and Pillars of Eternity. Is it effective? Do we need it? Is it fun? How was it used in Pillars? How do we think Obsidian will integrate it into Avowed? Enjoy!

EPISODE 12: Story in Avowed

EPISODE 12 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 012 includes both American and European fans speculating about the potential Story in Avowed. Using knowledge of established Eora lore, story elements from Pillars of Eternity games, and the design profile of Obsidian Entertainment, we make our best prediction about what the story in Avowed. Enjoy!

EPISODE 11: Story in Video Games

EPISODE 11 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 011 includes both American and European fans discussing Story in Video Games. We talk about what makes a good, engaging story for a video game. Fans discuss some of their favorite stories from video games they have played. Enjoy!

EPISODE 10: Romance in Eora

EPISODE 10 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 010 includes both American and European fans discussing Romance in RPGs. We also touch on Romance in Eora, including our recommendations on how Obsidian might handle romance in Avowed. Enjoy!

EPISODE 9: Race & Class in EORA

EPISODE 009 now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 009 includes both American and European fans discussing Race and Class in Eora, including speculation on what we might see done with Races/Classes in Avowed. Enjoy!

EPISODE 8: Religion in Eora

EPISODE 8 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 008 includes both American and European fans discuss religion in video games and how religion plays a key role in the world of Eora, the setting for Avowed. Enjoy!

EPISODE 007: Tour of Eora

EPISODE 7 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 007 includes both American and European fans giving you an overall tour of Eora, the setting for Avowed. Enjoy!

NOTE: We will be taking a break for the rest of the year. Look for regular podcasts to return in January 2021.

EPISODE 006: BG3 Impressions & WHAT IS AN RPG?

EPISODE 006 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 006 includes both American and European fans discussing impressions from playing the early release of Baldur’s Gate 3. We also answer the question, “What is an RPG?” Finally, we address a few listener emails. Enjoy!

EPISODE 005: BALDUR’S GATE 3

EPISODE 05 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 005 includes both American and European fans discussing the early release of Baldur’s Gate 3. What can we expect? What does early release mean? Does BG3 emulate the D&D 5th Edition experience? We also address a few listener emails.

EPISODE 004: MICROSOFT BUYS ZENIMAX

EPISODE 004 is now available on a variety of podcast outlets. Here are direct links for the iTunes and Spotify versions.

Episode 004 includes both American and European fans discussing Microsoft’s purchase of ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda Game Studios. How might this acquisition affect the RPG landscape, the Elder Scrolls franchise and Avowed?