Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) appeared on two panels at MagFest X - "Gamer Motivations" and "Money Making Games" - and also presented a lecture: "Beyond Dungeons & Dragons." In "Money Making Games," alongside Dr. Chris Hazard (who you likely know from Achron (http://www.achrongame.com/)), the many myriad issues around game design in the context of monetization, along with several tangents, are discussed. This was part of the MAGFest "Gaming Intellectuals" track of programming.
If you enjoy this, many more of our GeekNights panels and lectures from other conventions are available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD03FB08 4B11A0454
Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) appeared on two panels at MagFest X, and also performed this lecture: Beyond Dungeons & Dragons. Herein, they discuss the nature of role playing games, what their mechanics really mean, how they affect play, and why D&D is probably not the best system for the kinds of games you're trying to play.
There is a huge catalog of "indie" tabletop RPGs just as there is for videogames. Burning Wheel, Dogs in the Vineyard, Inspectres, Lacuna, A Thousand and One Nights, Mouse Guard, Prime Time Adventures, Pendragon, Freemarket, Dread, Kagematsu, Apocalypse World, these are a TINY smattering of the possibilities. Play the game that affords the play style best suited to your story, not the one everyone just happens to know the rules for.
If you enjoy this, many more of our lectures from other conventions are available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD03FB084B11A0454
Burning Apocalypse con (http://www.burningwheel.org/?page_id=111) showcased the triumphs of tabletop role playing game design from the minds of Luke Crane and Vincent Baker.
Here, Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) asked the question "How did you find Burning Wheel?", and the answers are herein.
Thanks to The Al Holbrook Band for their song "Burning Wheel" - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Al-Holbrook-Band/268856187844.
We have some related GeekNights content for those interested in more:
Interview with Luke Crane: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20061031/interview-with-luke-crane/
BAC Interview with Luke Crane: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20111108/burning-apocalypse-con-with-luke-crane/
Two episodes about Burning Wheel: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20060214/ubercon-and-burning-wheel/ http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20071002/the-burning-wheel/
Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) presented "Discover the Forgotten Masters" at PAX Prime 2011. Discussing many largely forgotten games, including Sopwith, Spy vs Spy, Aerobiz, Outlaw, Metal Marines, and more, they consider what can be learned from these lost treasures, both for game players and game designers.
Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) bring to you a montage of some of their highlights from PAX Prime 2011. Some games, some ponies, some panels: everything that could fit inside of the GeekNights theme song (credit as always to djpretzel (http://ocremix.org/artist/4279/djpretzel).
If you must know, the Omegathon is not included SOLELY due to the fact that, in the heat of the moment, no one on the GN staff could be arsed to break out a camera. They were too busy yelling.
Rym and Scott of GeekNights presented "Discover the Forgotten Masters" at PAX Prime 2011. In this lecture, they went over several largely forgotten games/genres, covering the mechanics, histories, and other factors that make them not only masterful, but ripe for being remade.
One of these games was Outlaw for the Atari 2600.
Join Rym and Scott, the hosts of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com), bringing you the news and commentary our dear Princess Celestia doesn't want you to see! My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but power reigns supreme.
Cutie marks appear to be more than just indicators of a pony's personal prowess, providing preternatural power post-placement. What is their origin, and what does the "Cutie Pox" tell us?