Beyond Type 1: 2150 – VR Interview With Director Nadir Miheisi

Beyond Type 1: 2150 is a futuristic VR action game currenty on Kickstarter. Robin played it at PC Gamer Weekender and caught up with the developer Nadir Miheisi to talk about the game, their plans, and the future of Virtual Reality. We met at PC Gamer Weekender where I was privileged to try out your VR game Beyond Type 1: …

Fold a Beholder – Q&A with Plus4Charisma

Behold YouTube! A land of much D&D greatness. As I was tumbling ever further down the rabbit hole a video stood out – How to fold a beholder by Plus4Charisma. I haven’t made it yet (BUT I WILL) but was hugely impressed, so I asked Plus4Charisma if we could feature the video and if she’d answer a few questions. Here’s the …

Snitches get Stitches – Catching up with the Quidditch Premier League

Quidditch! Turns out it’s quite an aggressive and inclusive team sport. 2017 saw the launch of the Quidditch Premier League. I first met with the director, Jack Lennard, plus some of the key players for our podcast last year. I caught up with Jack to find out what’s been going on in the world of Quidditch, and do snitches, in …

Making Treasure Valuable – D&D Tips with James Gifford

Making Treasure Valuable “You find 40 gold pieces. Two level 1 scrolls and a dagger.” A collective yawn ensues. Sound familiar? Making treasure sound ‘valuable’ can be tricky, but there are ways to make it catch your player’s eye without simply throwing more gold or more magic into the pile. Name your items. Treat key objects and weapons like NPCs, …

Roll For A Plan

Roll For A Plan Role playing games like D&D give us the opportunity to come up with a plan and then see what happens when it is implemented. But what about the factors (such as dice rolls) That you can’t control? I’m on a pretty strict diet and it has a number of calories. This is my battle plan. It …

History of Video Games Exhibition – Interview with Mark Ashmore

Episode 42 – It may not be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but the history of video games is also very important Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping soundtracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 …

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The Projekt Indie/Coaching for Geeks Indie Steam Key Giveaway

37: Geek – Projekt Indie, Interview with Emma Spalding Plus! the Great Winter Indie Steam Key Giveaway! Dec 10th, 2017 Indie Games! Turns out they’re almost indefinable, and bring a whole world of games to PC, console, and tabletop. Robin chatted with Emma Spalding of Projekt Indie to talk all things indie, starting a gaming blog, and turning it into a career. …

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UK Games Expo 2018 Preview

1-3 June 2018 Cor that seems a long way off yet. But with Christmas fast approaching (and PAX Unplugged taking place right now) many of our minds turn to games. Beautiful boardgames with their meeples, cards, dice, tokens, cooperation, deceit, strategizing, funtimes. We’ll do a roundup of best games to introduce non-gamers to very soon, for now let’s look forward …

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Geeky London with Hannah Cowton – The London Geek

Geeky London London! City of fish & chips, Big Ben, The Queen, ESports stadia, immersive experiences, and conventions of all kinds. Hannah Cowton, The London Geek, joins Robin as they share their Top 5 Geeky things to do in That London. Hannah is an up-and-coming blogger, with her site The London Geek growing crazyfast as she takes in everything geek …

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SpecialEffect – The Gamer’s Charity

Brilliant episode of the podcast today, and only recorded yesterday! Coach Robin met with Mark Saville of SpecialEffect to talk gaming. Not just gaming, but gaming with disabilities – SpecialEffect create bespoke solutions for gamers who are no longer able to use traditional input devices. From tongue depressors, to eyegaze tracking, via joysticks of all kinds.  They do phenomenal work …

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Making Decisions in the Mushroom Kingdom

I wonder if I ever told you about a friend of mine, from the Mushroom Kingdom, who was forever talking about visiting Green Hill Zone… but there was always something somehow… It just wasn’t the right time… they couldn’t afford it this year (the coin blocks were empty)… they had way too much work on (rebuilding after Bowser’s latest escapades)… …