In this first installment of a new series, we look at things that have given us at least one game idea. The three inspirations for this episode are Princess Mononoke, Saga of the Swamp Thing and Cloverfield.
We had considered opening these show notes with the lyrics to Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration”, but we were worried that the song would get stuck in your head. ARGH! Too late!
SPECTACULAR SPECIAL EPISODE!
Comic book movies!
Comic books in games!
PLUS: Who is the Talking Man, and why are the Idle Red Hands helpless before his barrage of words?
All this and more inside!
Mae: The light that’s leaving that star right now will take a billion years to get down here. You want to know why you’ve never met a girl like me before?
Caleb: Yeah. Why?
Mae: Because I’ll still be here when the light from that star gets down here to earth in a billion years.
– Near Dark
“We don’t cry at twilight. We don’t give interviews. We aren’t anyone’s children, day or night. We’re your fears, your desires, your taboos. We’re your worst nightmare and most delicious dream.” – Prince Idle the Red Hand
In this episode, we put the “red” in Idle Red Hands.
“So, Pureheart, we meet again. I always knew it would come down to us: you, the epitome of good, and me, the embodiment of evil. But am I evil? Is it evil to protect what is precious to you? Growing up in the ghettos of the East, I learned many things, and one of those things was that if you play the game of…”
“I got a 16 for initiative. I charge.”
“Hey! I’m monologuing here!”
In this episode, we run down the questions that every gamemaster should consider when making their villains. You’ve been warned, players.
Kristos sits in for his first non-board game episode. You’ve been warned, listeners.