Episode 18

by Brian on June 4, 2007

Brennan Taylor of Galileo Games joins us to talk about his game, Mortal Coil. We chat game design, some Indie Press Rev, and spring into diverse topics like Chris’ rant about WotC and actual play for Dust Devils.

Liner Notes

Introductions [0:36]
Mortal Coil [3:40]
Game Design Process [12:56]
How We Came to Live Here [24:50]
Jennifer Rodger’s Art as Setting in MC [28:36]
WotC, Book Trade, Retail, and Customers [30:32]
Dust Devils play results [40:09]
BattleLore: AP and Call to Arms [44:38]
Wings of War Minis [46:24]
BattleTech House Davion [47:29]
More Shout outs, Thanks and Good Evening [48:19]

Links

Galileo Games
Jennifer Rodgers – Illustrator
Indie Press Revolution
Mortal Coil wiki at RandomWiki
Atlas Games
Chimera Creative’s Dust Devils
BattleLore
Wings of War
BattleTech
The 2d6 Feet Cafe Press store

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Snyder June 6, 2007 at 10:05 am

Hi, guys. Thanks very much for sharing this Dust Devils actual play. The game sounds like it was great fun.

I’d love to hear some more details some time about the supporting characters and how you “ran with it.”

I think you’re probably right that the rules don’t specifically answer to this. But, I like to think that because the rules open up play from traditional routines, that interesting things start to happen among players.

Irate Squirrel June 7, 2007 at 4:38 pm

The other bonus to the Wings of War minis is that they come with a maneuver deck for the mini and a card for that plane. So you can fly multiple Spad’s, etc or both the Fokker and Sopwith Triplanes at the same time.

FFG also has released some mini play rules to go with Wings of War: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/wingsofwar.html

Bay June 11, 2007 at 11:35 pm

I was curious about Brennan’s mention of Charlie Company and looked it up: http://www.rafm.com/charlie/charlie.html ; more description at http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Station/3018/charlie.htm#faq . I like the idea of limited communication/control that Brennan described.

Bruce Harlick June 12, 2007 at 10:33 am

Was it just me, or was Chris really hard to hear in this on? I kept fiddling with the sound and alternating between not being able to hear Chris and getting my ears blasted by a booming Brennan.

Very good content; fun to listen to.

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