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Episode 120: Live from Dragonmeet 2014

December 19th, 2014 | Robin

Just like sugar plums and figgy pudding, the annual live podcast from London’s Dragonmeet is here to warn us that December holds us in its thrall. Ken nerdtropes Genghis Khan and alien artefacts. Robin ups the ante on the tradition of live episode f-bombs. We contemplate Sigil’s thorniest immigration issues. And we tell you what the most expendable character type is.

Which brings our podcast to a close for another year. Have a happy and safe holiday of your choice. We’ll be back on January 2nd with another episode packed with mystery, gaming, surrealism, and of course the results of Ken’s annual London book buying  spree.


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10 Responses to “Episode 120: Live from Dragonmeet 2014”

  1. Here’s an Ask Ken and Robin: In most of the comments you make about the experience of playtesting, you are clearly talking about the experience of running the game as a DM/MC/Keeper/whatever. When you’re playtesting a new system, how much do you try to experience the project from the other side of the screen–hand it off to someone and enter the game as a player?

  2. Andrew Miller says:

    When the Consulting Occultist returns from Paris, perhaps he could give us his take on Julian Jaynes and the ‘bicameral mind’ thesis?

  3. Tiara says:

    Greetings! I’ve been follopwing your website for some time now and
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  4. Jorge Hidalgo says:

    Great material as always 🙂

    I also have a question about the occult… I’d like to know a bit more about the “akashic record”, if you got some time for it. Thanks!

  5. James from Nottingham says:

    What a great podcast. Sorry I missed Dragonmeet.

    I have a suggestion for something to talk about that combines the Food Hut and Ken’s Time Machine: what recipes can you suggest from alternate timelines?

    How could Ken change history to make the perfect cuisine?

    I remember having very little in the cupboard and making chilli con carne with borlotti beans. I explained to my flatmate that it was “from an alternate universe in which Giovanni Caboto discovered Mexico and opened a Venetian restaurant”.

  6. […] So, download Episode 120 and listen to another slice of superb gaming advice. […]

  7. Hi Ken and Robin,

    Thank you for your advice about my forthcoming Sigil PD game. I feel very honoured to have had your input. I posted about this on my blog:

    Ken & Robin Talk about Sigil PD

    All the best
    Phil

  8. John Fiala says:

    I love this podcast generally, but the live talks have their ups and downs. I’m afraid the microphone used for the people to ask questions with didn’t work very well – the answers were generally interesting, but I had to figure out what the question probably was based on the answer.

    Better luck next time!

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