Episode 230: Gencon 2017 Discussion

Hosts: Jason, Jenn, Todd

We have on guy-you’ve-probably-never-heard-of-just-kidding-you-love-his-work Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games to talk with Jenn and Todd about Gencon 2017. We discuss a number of games including Limbo, Let’s be Dinosaurs, Poutine, Circles of Power, and more.

Also, Jason gives out the first ever Academy of Roleplaying Game Arts & Sciences (ARPGAS) technical awards:

Best game mechanic – Tabletop

The Beast, Aleksandra Sontowska and Kamil Węgrzynowicz

The Beast’s epistolatory format, leveraging a span of 21 days to help you tell yourself a really dirty story

Best game mechanic – larp

The Tribes, Janan Adawi, Sari Abdo, Majd Hamouri, Mohamad Rabah, Shadi Sader, Shadi Zatara, Tamara Nasar, Amer Kurdi, Loai Misleh

In The Tribes, conflicts are resolved through synchronized dance-offs. The most precise dancing team wins.

Best metatechnique for live action play

The Lookdown, invented by Johanna Kohljonen and Trine Lise Lindahl

A safety calibration mechanic that is intuitive, flexible and elegant

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