Let’s Play “Dark Souls” w/ Backwards Compatible

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Nov 062013

Join Kyle & David as they raise hell in the Darkroot Gardens, traverse the depths in the Tomb of the Giants, get into some PvP action, defeat the Gravelord Nito and of course, DIE!


Live through a million deaths and earn your legacy. Enter a dark world filled with despair and threaded by hope where your ability to creatively strategize, learn and overcome unpredictable and unique challenges determines your fate. Dark Souls will demand your absolute concentration, unflinchingly punish your mistakes, but reward your ability to learn from death. Each challenge is a mind game met with endless combinations to conquer unimaginable monsters and progress deeper into this bleak and forbidding environment filled with the un-dead.


“Dark Souls” on Steam


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Gamecast – Ep 32 – We’re Baaack!

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Oct 302013

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Topic – In this episode, we announce the birth of the Carpe GM Digital Network !  Dan gives a brief description of the shows on the network and makes a few exciting announcements, as well. We answer a couple of listener emails, one of which also contains our first entry into the Game Store Weirdos contest.  And finally, Brian debuts a new game for the podcast….Ask Aubrey!

Hosts – Dan,Bryan, Mack, Steve





Media – 

Sentinels of the Multiverse
Saints Row 4 – Million Dollar Copy
The Backwards Compatible Podcast
Metagamers Anonymous
Modiphius Calling
The Probably Questionable Podcast
Subscribe to the CarpeGM Digital MEGAFEED!

The interstitial music for this episode is: “Sinfully Yours” by As Angels Bleed
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Interviews – Episode 9 – Kevin Rohan

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Oct 092013

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I caught up with Kevin Rohan of Silver Gryphon Games at Archon.

Kevin was gracious enough to give me an interview right there in the dealer room at the convention.  We discuss the titles that Silver Gryphon Games has out presently, some upcoming releases, and a Kickstarter campaign that is currently active.  Enjoy

Be sure to check out Aethermancy,  Silver Gryphon Games’ magic system expansion for the Aether campaign setting!




Media :

Aethermancy (Kickstarter)

Silver Gryphon Games’ website ~ http://silvergryphongames.com/

Silver Gryphon Games on Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/Silvergryphongames

On Google + ~ https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115232558111929038020

On Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/sggames

Kicktater Support Facebook Group~ https://www.facebook.com/KickstarterSupportersAndCampaigns

Kevin Supported : The Michael Rohan Memorial Fund ~

The Michael Rohan Memorial Fund is dedicated to help families find the means to give their children swimming lessons.


Dan is at Archon!

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Oct 042013

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Hello all! If you’re in the St. Louis area, the place to be this weekend is : Archon – a sci fi and fantasy convention held every year in Collinsville, Illinois, about 25 minutes from downtown St Louis.

This is the 37th annual Archon. It’s sure to be a good time. I’ll be trying to score a few interviews while I’m here. Stay tunes to the feed for more info!
Check out Archon’s homepage for more info

Modiphius Calling – Episode 3

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Sep 212013

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In episode 3 of Modiphius Calling Nick Fallon of F3D joins us to talk about games and his Cimmerian Space Kickstarter, we have two interviews from Gen Con; Margaret Weis talking about her writing career and new projects including the fantastic Firefly RPG plus Monte Cook tells us how he got in to the industry and what led him to the world of Numenera.

Running Order
01.00: News From Modiphius: 3d Virtual Tabletop (they subsequently ended at $56k on their Kickstarter)
02.25: Interview with Nick about Cimmerian Space
14.06: Mobile Boardgaming: Chris: Eclipse, Ancient Rome, Josh: Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition
24.54: Margaret Weis Interview
34.35: What’s on Your Table – Chris: Dungeon Roll Josh: Ambush Alley; Nick: Defenders of the Realm
54.24: Monte Cook Interview

In episode 4 Josh will be reporting on the Tokyo Game Show and we’ll have interviews with Chris Pramas of Green Ronin and Charlie Krank from Chaosium.

Episode 3 Links

Margaret Weis
Margaret Weis – http://www.margaretweis.com
Storm Riders – http://www.margaretweis.com/#!congrats-margaret/czdi 
Firefly RPG – http://www.margaretweis.com/#!shop/c23st

Monte Cook
Monte Cook Games – http://www.montecookgames.com
Numenera RPG – http://www.numenera.com

What’s On Your Table
Pandemic – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic
Dungeon Roll – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/138788/dungeon-roll
Ambush Alley – http://ambushalleygames.com
Defenders of the Realm – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/65532/defenders-of-the-realm

Modiphius News
3D Virtual Tabletop

Nick Fallon – Cimmerian Space

Mobile Gaming
Ancient Battle – Rome
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition


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Modiphius Calling – Episode 2

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Sep 052013

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Modiphius Calling returns with a massive Gen Con special covering a bucket load of great games we saw at the show, interviews with Ken Hite (Nights Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu) and Paolo Parente (DUST, Confrontation, AT43) and we talk about the latest mobile boardgames and what we’re playing.

Running Order
0:56 – Gen Con Lowdown – tons of news, stuff we discovered and coolness from the mecca of gaming.
14:10 – Ken Hite Interview
23:29 – Modiphius News
25:20 – Mobile Boardgaming – We review Lines of Fire and Battle of the Bulge
39:25 – Paolo Parente Interview (please turn up the volume – apologies for the sound quality)
58:50 – What’s on your table (Claustrophobia, Hero vs Guardian, A Quiet Year

Full links below to all the games we talk about and in the next show we’ll have interviews with Margaret Weis (Margaret Weis) and Monte Cook (Numenera / Monte Cook Games). We also picked up interviews with the following who’ll be featured in later shows: Charlie Krank (Chaosium), Chris Pramas (Green Ronin), Jeff Combo (Exile Games Studio),  Matt Forebeck, Russ from ENWorld, Erin Huss (Roleplayers Chronicle), Chris & Rob (Accidental Survivors), 2GM’s & 1 Mic and many more.


GenCon Report:
Shadows of Esteren: http://www.esteren.org/shadows_of_esteren/
Eldritch Skies: http://www.battlefieldpress.com/node/53
Kobold Guide to World Building: http://www.koboldquarterly.com/kqstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=197
Numenera: http://www.numenera.com/
BattleLore 2nd Edition: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=247
Star Wars – Age of Rebellion: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=245&enmi=Star%20Wars:%20Age%20of%20Rebellion%20Beta
Broken Shield: http://www.chroniclecity.com/broken-shield.html
Firefly Board Game: http://www.gf9.com/Default.aspx?tabid=348&art_id=3748
Pathfinder Card Game: http://paizo.com/pathfinder/adventureCardGame
Firefly RPG: http://www.margaretweis.com/?ecwid:mode=category&ecwid:category=5447006#!shop/c23st
Warbirds RPG: www.warbirdsrpg.com
Tremulus: http://realityblurs.com/wordpress/?tag=tremulus
OGRE: http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/

Ken Hite:
Nights Black Agents: http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=1081

Mobile Boardgaming:
Lines of Fire: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lines-of-fire-the-boardgame/id668447678?mt=8
Battle of the Bulge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-of-the-bulge/id521833787?mt=8

Paolo Parente:
Dust RPG Announcement: http://www.dustgame.com/
Dust Tactics: http://www.dustgame.com/
Dust Warfare: http://www.dustgame.com/
Dust Board Game: http://www.dustgame.com/

What’s on Your Table?
Claustrophobia: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36932/claustrophobia
Battlestar Galactica: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=18&enmi=Battlestar%20Galactica
Seattle Doomsday Map – http://tonydowler.com
Noteboard –  http://thenoteboard.com/index.html
The Quiet Year – http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-quiet-year
Hero vs Guardian – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/129224/hero-versus-guardian-a-game-of-dungeon-craft
Villagers & Villains – http://studio9inc.com/VillagersandVillains/

The opinions expressed here represent personal opinions of presenters and guests and do not not necessarily reflect the views of Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. 


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Gamecast Ep 31 – Super-Musings Volume 2

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Sep 042013

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Topic – In this episode, we tackle a couple more listener emails, lovingly shred Man of Steel, and play an amazing round of Two True based in the Superman universe, created by Steve!

Hosts – Dan, Steve, Tyler, Mack, Bryan

Notes – For those of you who have been paying attention, this episode has been on hold for a little while as we’ve had a whole lot of new and exciting developments over the last couple of weeks.  Announcements will be made very soon…………

Be sure to check out our Game Store Weirdos contest page for a chance to win a $10 Drivethru RPG gift card and your own episode of the Gamecast!



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Modiphius Calling – Episode 1

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Aug 142013

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Welcome to Modiphius Calling – our new regular tabletop podcast hosted by Josh O’Connor and Chris Birch. You can expect news of our main games such as Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, our miniatures line as well as reviews of boardgames and RPG’s we like, tabletop gaming related Apps and interviews with a big range of guests, competitions and more. If you’d like to be a guest on our show and talk about your game please drop us a line here

Running Order:
00:31 News From Modiphius
06:13 What’s on Your Table?
16:34 Interview: Nick FallonOneWar co-designer
27:24 Mobile Tabletop
34:54 Achtung! Cthulhu News
42:17 Mutant Chronicles Playtest Intro Read by Stephane Middleton
53:32 Goodbye!

Achtung! Cthulhu
Achtung! Cthulhu: Three Kings at RPGNow.com
Mutant Chronicles
One War Battle Report
Siege of the Citadel
Dungeon Crawl Classics
0-Level Party Generator:
Crawler’s Companion:
Battle Academy
Frozen Front
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/1941-frozen-front/id598584564?mt=8Music Intro to Mutant Chronicles reading Ephemera by System Divide, used with permissionDisclaimerThe opinions expressed here represent personal opinions of presenters and guests and do not not necessarily reflect the views of Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. 

Modiphius Calling is a presentation of Modiphius Entertainment, for this and other awesome projects please visit Modiphius.com!!!

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Modiphius and DUST

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Aug 122013



Roleplaying in Paolo Parente’s DUST Universe!

British publisher Modiphius Entertainment has announced a licensing deal with Paolo Parente’s DUST Studio to create a tabletop roleplaying game set in the DUSTuniverse.


Scheduled for Spring-Summer 2014, DUST Adventures will consist of a core rulebook and setting guide and will be followed by supplements and campaigns. The books will feature both new artwork as well as stunning photography of DUST miniatures.


The campaigns will also feature DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare missions allowing fans of the miniatures games and roleplayers alike to enjoy the DUST universe in new ways. The system being written for DUST Adventures draws heavily on the elegant systems of DUST Tactics, uses the same familiar dice, and aims to easily bring characters from DUST Tactics in to the roleplaying game or roleplaying characters in to your DUST Tactics or Warfare games.


DUST Adventures RPG


Campaigns will explore the background behind the major events in the DUST universe as well as presenting new storylines for players. Allowing players to create heroes from the Allies, the SSU, or independent factions, the game system is designed for both first time roleplayers as well as offering advanced rules for experienced players.


Modiphius recently launched the Achtung! Cthulhu game line via Kickstarter and is producing a cross-over book called , which let’s players mix characters from both universe’s in a terrifying mission beyond their worlds. This book will be compatible with the DUST Adventures roleplaying game, DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare.


For more information on DUST Adventures please sign up on the official webpage:www.modiphius.com/dust-adventures.html where you can also join in with playtesting and development!


For press information please contact us via http://www.modiphius.com/contact.html


Chris Birch



Edu-LARP From Seekers Unlimited

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Aug 062013

As you all know, I’m a HUGE advocate for gaming in education.  My  experiences with my children opened my eyes to the reality of RPGs as a curriculum tool.

Currently, Seekers Unlimited has a very interesting Kickstarter campaign going that is taking this idea to the next level.  I have attached the press release.

Please give this a look!



Edu-LARP Comes to Kickstarter!!!

Contact: Rosalind Helfand

Phone: 310-869-5749
Email: rozhelfand@gmail.com
Web: http://seekersunlimited.com

Revolutionary New Learning Tool “Edu-LARP” Goes to Kickstarter

Teachers and Students in Los Angeles and Nationwide Will Benefit from This Game Changing Campaign
LOS ANGELES, CA—July 26, 2013—While communities across the United States mourn the state of education, the non-profit Seekers Unlimited is changing the very nature of education for the better with Live Action Role Playing games or LARPs. Seekers Unlimited has been testing its educational LARPs in classrooms in Los Angeles for over a year. Now Seekers wants to bring six of its “edu-LARPs” to the nation through a game changing Kickstarter campaign. People who believe that kids should love learning and succeed in school are helping Seekers to reach its goal of raising $8,000 by August 30, 2013.

Live action role-playing, or play pretend, has been around since the dawn of humanity, but only recently are people realizing that it’s a powerful learning tool. Edu-LARPs invoke the power of play pretend to teach subjects like math, history, and science. What’s more fun: reading about Benjamin Franklin or being Benjamin Franklin for a day? Kids get out of their chairs and interact with one another as they become characters in stories with goals that require them to solve problems, collaborate, and retain information.

Seekers Executive Director Aaron Vanek believes that edu-LARP will reinvigorate the traditional classroom, stating, “Seekers Unlimited plays to excite education like punk rock motivated music.

Past Seekers edu-LARPs include “Hit Seekers” where students used math to make it in the music industry, and “Mesopotamia” where students became ancient Mesopotamian characters like governors, merchants, and priests to gain a deeper understanding of the “Cradle of Civilization.”

Now Seekers has developed six classroom tested science themed edu-LARPs. Seekers donates most of its services since schools have little or no funds for innovative learning activities. By supporting the Kickstarter campaign, donors will make it possible for Seekers to share these new edu-LARPs with the nation and continue its work.

Improving education is not easy nor simple, but it is imperative that we press on. With people’s help, we can lift mountains,” Aaron continues.

The science edu-LARPs to be funded for distribution by Kickstarter include:

* The Great Phlogiston Debate: Students role-play scientists active at the end of the Age of Enlightenment.
* Noir: Students role-play detectives, forensic scientists, and suspects in a series of possible crimes.
* Element Heroes: Students stop villains with super powers based on the elements.
* Monster Maker: Students learn chemistry in a Dr. Frankenstein scenario.
* Be Your Own Planet!: Students create their own star systems and protect them from interstellar dangers.
* Balloon Race: Students learn about forces and gravity through racing balloons.

Educators, game designers and community members are speaking out about the difference that edu-LARP can make to education if people pitch in.

Sarah Lynne Bowman, Ph.D., is the author of  The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems, and Explore Identity .  Bowman, who also serves on the Seekers Board of Directors, strongly believes in edu-LARP, stating, “LARPing has changed my life in all facets: professionally, personally, socially, academically. Role-playing allows us to explore unfamiliar concepts and portray new roles that transcend our normal reality. I want to share the transformative power of LARP with the next generation.

Graydon Schlichter, co-designer of numerous LARPs and Director or Publicity for Evertide Games says, “Teachers are pressured to prepare students for tests rather than educate them, or even better, open their minds and invite them to educate themselves. Seekers Unlimited, through the edu-LARPs it creates, gives educators additional tools to reach students, further exposing them to the reality that there is more to learning than bubble-tests and vocabulary sheets.

Besides the great feeling contributors will get for helping to bring edu-LARPs to the nation, Seekers Unlimited is offering a number of perks to its Kickstarter donors.

The perks include experiences like:

* LARP Design 101: A four-hour seminar with our LARP designers to help you design your own LARP.
* Name Branding: Name a character, thing, or place in one of Seekers’ edu-LARPS.
* Basic Larper: Copies of original LARPs “Secret Ante” by Aaron Vanek and “Exodus 22:18” by Michael Tice.
* Edu-LARPs: Receive one or more of the new science edu-LARPs.
* Your Own Custom Designed and Produced LARP
To donate to Seekers Unlimited’s Kickstarter campaign, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/160286787/creating-educational-live-action-role-playing-game. Seekers is also available on Facebook and Twitter @SeekersUnLtd. More information about Seekers Unlimited and how you can get involved is also available at http://seekersunlimited.com/