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Episode 208: Live from Gen Con 2016

September 16th, 2016 | Robin

Robin is away at the Toronto International Film festival, and longtime listeners know what that means: it’s time to cover his absence from the podcast mic to drop the live episode we released at Gen Con. Join us for another glorious nerdtrope, a big hand for all our Patreon backers, and all the questions a packed audience (a cramped audience frankly) can pack into one 50-minute time slot!
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3 Responses to “Episode 208: Live from Gen Con 2016”

  1. nathan hartle says:

    Hey guys! I have a question for Ken and Robin:
    In your opinions, is it ever unacceptable to use the histories, religions, and mythologies of cultures other than one’s own in games and fiction? For example, should Western gamers and authors feel free to incorporate deities like Shiva and Vishnu into our stories, in which these figures are often changed and riffed-upon to suit our needs? Should their be limits to this sort of appropriation, and if so, what should they be?

  2. Tim says:

    At the end of the “stuff I wish I made” question Robin just briefly mentioned something called Call of Magic? Something about a game that involved a beautiful object? Can someone point me toward what he was referring to? Thanks.

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