Mon, 11 August 2014
Ryan interviews three fantastic folks about prepping for large conventions like Gen Con:
We did a mixed focus: while we focused on useful tips for event runners and exhibitors, it turns out that many tips we shared work for general attendees. We talked a lot about food, a little about alcohol, about packing and shipping, domestic and international travel advice, and so on. For old hats, this won't be revolutionary advice, but it might help some people out who aren't as veteran at Gen Con.
This was originally broadcast live as a Google+ Hangout on the Air on Saturday, August 8th, 2014, and has more audio issues than I'm used to dealing with. I tried to fix what I could, but there's only so much you can do with bad audio.
Notes from the Episode
You can often find Adam at the Posthuman Studios booth -- booth #559, near the art show area.
Outside-of-US people, check out Nelly's Nerdy Adventures for more on dealing with flying into/out of the US. Thanks to everyone who contributed questions and advice!
Gen Con advice posts from the past:
Gen Con links:
Things you should totally check out: visit this blog post for info on Games on Demand, First Exposure, and more stuff I think you should check out!
We had two winners of the Gen Con badge giveaway: Mike & Amber! (Though, if one doesn't claim in time, I might give the badge to a runner-up.)
...and that's it! See some of you at Gen Con!
View on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=mu7B2NDa0-A
Mon, 4 August 2014
Ryan talks with Amanda Valentine, John Adamus, and Lynne Hardy about what it is to be a freelance editor, answer questions from freelance editors and prospective editors, and possibly give some tips to writers who are hiring freelance editors for the first time.
The PaizoCon panels mentioned in the intro:
1:05:31 / 32.1 MB
Direct download: MasterPlan64_FreelanceEditing_ValentineAdamusHardy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56am EST
Mon, 30 June 2014
Brian Clevinger—co-creator of the fantastic comic series Atomic Robo—talks with Ryan Macklin about licensed roleplaying games from a side of the fence not often talked about: the licensor's point of view. They talk about what Brian expected before getting involved with Evil Hat Productions to create the Atomic Robo Roleplaying Game, how that matched with what happened, his involvement in the process, and more!
Other RPG books mentioned:
Originally as a Master Plan Live episode: youtube.com/watch?v=L6g3eEsgNjY
Mon, 5 May 2014
Ryan sits down with Stephen Hood and Will Hindmarch or Protagonist Labs to talk about the new online roleplaying experience known as Storium. On this live episode, they talk about Storium's origins and design, issues that came up in playtesting, the differences between developing for an upgradable platform versus a static book, and more. If you aren't a part of the beta yet and would like to be, check out Storium's Kickstarter campaign.
Ryan also mentions that he'll be shifting toward more live format shows than pre-recorded, as an experiment and to speed up production.
52:28 / 25.8M