CoKoCon 2019 Panel Writing and Gaming How RPGs and Video Games Influence Your Writing

September 19th, 2019

CoKoCon 2019 Panel Writing and Gaming How RPGs and Video Games Influence Your Writing

 

Recorded live at CoKoCon 2019

Join our panelists Beth Cato, Diana Terrill Clark, Floyd Getchell, Stephanie Weippert as they discuss how gaming from Dungeons and Dragons to Final Fantasy has inspired their writing.

 

Beth Cato

She's the author of The Clockwork Dagger (a 2015 Locus Award finalist for First Novel) and The Clockwork Crown (an RT Reviewers' Choice Finalist) from Harper Voyager. Her novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone was a 2016 Nebula nominee. Her new alt-history steampunk series began with Breath of Earth and continues with Call of Fire and Roar of Sky.

Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.

 

Diana Terrill Clark

Diana Terrill Clark was born in Oregon, grew up in California, and lived in many other places before settling in Arizona. She and her co-writer, D. S. Harders, have two books in the Chloe's Story series: Cause and Effect and Ice and Fire. The third in the series, Life and Death, is coming soon. She has two poetry blogs, and is published in several poetry volumes. She loves Dreadpunk and Steampunk and has a Dreadpunk page on Facebook, Dreadpunk = Gothic Horror. She lives in Old Town Scottsdale and enjoys, in no particular order, dark chocolate, coffee and Jamesons.,

 

Floyd Getchell

Floyd refers to himself as a novelist because that is all he writes: novels. Floyd is retired from the U. S. Army, being a veteran of both the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Floyd has written several novels about alien invasion, a sequel to H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds and a nearly finished trilogy about cowboys in space, the Pilgrim's Trail saga.

Floyd has a BA in History and travels the world to visit historic sites. Floyd is currently working on his novels and researching ancient mariners' travels around the world. Floyd is also a resilience trainer and grief counselor, helping those dealing with loss. Floyd lives in Casa Grande with his young son when not traveling. He’s more likely to be found at Worldcons, so let him know if you plan to attend one.

 

Stephanie Weippert

My writing began with a slug. Let me explain. Several years ago, a local sci-fi convention sent out a call for short stories for an anthology, and since their mascot was a slug, every story had to have a slug, either as an important character, or an important plot element. The idea tickled my funny bone, so I wrote my first story to send out for approval. It wasn't accepted of course, but the writing bug bit and with the help of my tolerant, wonderful husband, I've been writing ever since.

Our moderator Tony Padegimas writer of Go Action Fun Time RPG

 

Find out more about CoKoCon here at http://www.cokocon.org/2020/index.html

 

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Miskatonic University The Freshmen scooby squad Session part 3

June 17th, 2019

Miskatonic University The Freshmen scooby squad Session 3 of Taxidermy and Hellmouths

Our third and final episode of Miskatonic University!

*Adult language and Cthulhu inspired shenanigans inside*

Fate/Dresden Files Accelerated RPG set in our Miskatonic University meet Buffy one shot game, this is where our three players make their characters!

As the episode begins, the players and some NPCs are sent to Detention on suspicion that they might know something about the theft or misplacement of an Occult book. It’s up to the players to sneak out, unravel the mystery, and hopefully stop bad things before it’s too late…

Our Players/Setting Guide is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27398372

Session 0 is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27398917

This is our session 0 where we cover the basic rules of the Fate/Dresden Files Accelerated RPG’s character creation as well as some setting background.

Miskatonic University is a fictional university located in Arkham, a fictional town in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named after the Miskatonic River (also fictional). After first appearing in H. P. Lovecraft's 1922 story "Herbert West–Reanimator", the school appeared in numerous Cthulhu Mythos stories by Lovecraft and other writers.

Our Cast:

Ichabod, our half demon.

Lupe, changeling with the devil’s luck

Karin, the sensible finder

 

Quotes:

“Put down the cell phone…”

“I’m gonna need blackmail, I need a lot of blackmail…”

“I’m clumsy but I can get through.”

“…a swirling portal.”

“I hope you got everything…”

“Ok we got this…”

 

Please support our shows and listen to our session zero at www.patreon.com/cppn  and even join us in some games!

Also keep an eye at the new things on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast

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Miskatonic University The Freshmen scooby squad Session part 2

June 10th, 2019

*Adult language and Cthulhu inspired shenanigans inside*
Fate/Dresden Files Accelerated RPG set in our Miskatonic University meet Buffy one shot game, this is where our three players make their characters!
As the episode begins, the players and some NPCs are sent to Detention on suspicion that they might know something about the theft or misplacement of an Occult book. It’s up to the players to sneak out, unravel the mystery, and hopefully stop bad things before it’s too late…
Our Players/Setting Guide is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27398372
Session 0 is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27398917
This is our session 0 where we cover the basic rules of the Fate/Dresden Files Accelerated RPG’s character creation as well as some setting background.
Miskatonic University is a fictional university located in Arkham, a fictional town in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named after the Miskatonic River (also fictional). After first appearing in H. P. Lovecraft's 1922 story "Herbert West–Reanimator", the school appeared in numerous Cthulhu Mythos stories by Lovecraft and other writers.
Our Cast:
Ichabod, our half demon.
Lupe, changeling with the devil’s luck
Karin, the sensible finder

“I’m going to be sneaky!” Please support our shows and listen to our session zero at www.patreon.com/cppn and even join us in some games!
Also keep an eye at the new things on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast
Would you be interested if we hosted D&D and Edge of Empire games on Roll20 for you to join?
Part Three the conclusion will be posted later this week

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Miskatonic University The Freshmen scooby squad Session 1

June 4th, 2019

*Adult language and Cthulhu inspired shenanigans inside*

Fate/Dresden Files Accelerated RPG set in our Miskatonic University meet Buffy one shot game, this is where our three players make their characters!

As the episode begins, the players and some NPCs are sent to Detention on suspicion that they might know something about the theft or misplacement of an Occult book. It’s up to the players to sneak out, unravel the mystery, and hopefully stop bad things before it’s too late…

Our Players/Setting Guide is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27398372

Session 0 is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27398917

This is our session 0 where we cover the basic rules of the Fate/Dresden Files Accelerated RPG’s character creation as well as some setting background.

Miskatonic University is a fictional university located in Arkham, a fictional town in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named after the Miskatonic River (also fictional). After first appearing in H. P. Lovecraft's 1922 story "Herbert West–Reanimator", the school appeared in numerous Cthulhu Mythos stories by Lovecraft and other writers.

Our Cast:

Ichabod, our half demon.

Lupe, changeling with the devil’s luck

Karin, the sensible finder

 

Quotes:

“There’s something…on the other side!”

“Chalk is a thing!”

“Locks have never, really stopped me.”

“YA! I got worse.”

“Aspect of: The Student Newspaper!”

“I’m going to be sneaky!” Please support our shows and listen to our session zero at www.patreon.com/cppn  and even join us in some games!

Also keep an eye at the new things on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast

Would you be interested if we hosted D&D and Edge of Empire games on Roll20 for you to join?

Part Two and Three the conclusion will be posted next week

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Droids day out or the rescue of the Razor part one

May 7th, 2019

Our May the 4th be with you RPG One Shot game

 

tonight ill be posting the one shot and pre gen characters at https://www.patreon.com/cppn

Star Wars Rebels: DROIDS DAY OUT!

 

When Imperial forces attack and capture you alliance cruiser, the group of PCs who are are rebel droids, will have to save their organic counter parts when Imperial Forces have captured and detained the ships crew!

 

The PC's:

L8-BR the simple but brawly labor bot - maurader

H4-M0 the skillful and dangerous Medical droid engineer scientiest

A5-TR0 the plucky Astromech droid engineer mechanic

K1-LR a KX series security droid – solder commando

E3-P0 the Captains personal protocal droid commander instructor

 

Droids!

 

A Call for Help!

 

Your mission if you choose to accept...

 

"This is Captain Surti. I'm trapped in the main bridges 'fresher, and I'll be discovered any moment. Our hyperdrive has coordinates to the Rebel fleet. We cannot let that information fall into Imperial hands. You droids are our only hope!"

 

Captain Surti relays the following objectives to the party:

 

• Warn the Rebel fleet that their location is not secure (see P-Comm).

 

• Disable the primary communications array before the IMPs can call in reinforcements (see P-Comm).

 

• Issue an "abandon ship" order from S-Comm, so any free crew can at least try to escape.

 

• Disable the hyperspace-capable craft in both hangar bays to prevent damaging intelligence from getting into the hands of the Empire (see Forward and Aft Hangar Bays).

 

• Free any captured Rebel operatives and try to reclaim the ship.

 

The game play starts at 18 minutes, before that we briefly cover the game system and rules.

"He pulls the trigger!"
"Save the Fleshies"
"Captain!"

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RinCon 2018 Panel Creating Web-based Video Content that Matters

January 7th, 2019

This was a great Panel at Rincon last October in 2018, A discussion with an expert panel of vloggers and streamers on how to ensure that your content is relevant, engaging, and authentic.

Check out our favorite gaming Con at http://rincongames.com/

 

Kat Rider
Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions https://gloryhoundd.com/

Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.

Todd VanHooser
Creator of Laughing Moon Productions http://www.toddvanhooser.com/

I am an Arizona-based author with Midwestern roots. In addition to being a writer I have also designed Adventures Under the Laughing Moon—a tabletop role-playing game based on my fantasy series and set in the world of Mythren. This is a world I have been developing for more than twenty years with rich characters, compelling conflicts and a long history with many footprints in the sand. Over the years, this series has expanded to include novels, short stories, comic books, and original character and creature designs showcased at pop culture and comic conventions. I love the interactive and creative atmosphere of tabletop game play, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing these characters and creatures brought to life through photography and cosplay. My latest project is a tabletop RPG called Wheelhouse. This game offers both new and veteran players a glimpse into the apocalyptic future of the Laughing Moon world and provides a whole new context for storytelling and adventures.

Brandish Gilhelm
Rat Man, Runehammer Games https://www.runehammer.online/

I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...

Robert Montano & Vanessa Fitzsimmons
Creators of Late to the Party https://www.youtube.com/c/latetotheparty11

Content creator for Late to the Party on Youtube. LTTP is a fellowship of movie fans that came together through time and space to get in on the online "party" through reaction videos, reviews and vlogs.

 

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Epyllion Adventures Episode 2 To the Spires

December 24th, 2018

Nyx, Vervain, Raz and Magna our raw scale drakes start adventuring and slinging that moon and shadow magic in the Epyllion RPG 
What is Epyllion? This is how Magpie games describes this fun Powered by the apocalypse game:
“Epyllion is a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) where you play dragons in a dragon-centric world. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, mighty rulers who need your help to investigate rumors, solve problems, and discover the truth of a growing evil in the land. Along with your fellow dragons, you and your clutchmates will protect Dragonia from the Darkness and discover the true value of friendship. While you play, you’ll explore what dragons do, building on what each of you adds to the story, and exploring the meaning of friendship for yourselves.
Epyllion is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used inApocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Night Witches, and more. It’s a simple system; when a character takes an action that fits one of the system’s moves, the player will roll two six-sided dice, add in a stat, and look back to them move for a result. On a 10+, the character will find success. On a 7-9, the character will have success, but with some kind of price tag attached. On a 6 or less, the Dragon Master (DM) will say what happens next… and it probably won’t be so good for the young drake.
The Powered by the Apocalypse system gives Epyllion the strong, yet flexible base necessary to tell your very own dragon epics!”
This is the lightly edited episode 1 that was part of the first session of our game after the session 0, the first part is us going over the rules and our Dray (the plural for the dragons) a go over our character sheet and back story of their Clutch…
Our session zero is here:
If you enjoy our shows please check out Patron only episodes and rewards at https://www.patreon.com/cppn
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Epyllion Adventures Episode 1 Meet our Dray

December 18th, 2018

Meet Nyx, Vervain, Raz and Magna our new baby raw scale drakes in the Epyllion RPG 
 
What is Epyllion? This is how Magpie games describes this fun Powered by the apocalypse game:
“Epyllion is a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) where you play dragons in a dragon-centric world. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, mighty rulers who need your help to investigate rumors, solve problems, and discover the truth of a growing evil in the land. Along with your fellow dragons, you and your clutchmates will protect Dragonia from the Darkness and discover the true value of friendship. While you play, you’ll explore what dragons do, building on what each of you adds to the story, and exploring the meaning of friendship for yourselves.
Epyllion is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used inApocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Night Witches, and more. It’s a simple system; when a character takes an action that fits one of the system’s moves, the player will roll two six-sided dice, add in a stat, and look back to them move for a result. On a 10+, the character will find success. On a 7-9, the character will have success, but with some kind of price tag attached. On a 6 or less, the Dragon Master (DM) will say what happens next… and it probably won’t be so good for the young drake.
The Powered by the Apocalypse system gives Epyllion the strong, yet flexible base necessary to tell your very own dragon epics!”
This is the lightly edited episode 1 that was part of the first session of our game after the session 0, the first part is us going over the rules and our Dray (the plural for the dragons) a go over our character sheet and back story of their Clutch…
and our session zero is here:
Episode Two will be two hours long and be up Thursday for our Patreon Patrons and Monday for everyone else!
 
If you enjoy our shows please check out Patron only episodes and rewards at https://www.patreon.com/cppn
Also keep an eye at the new things on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast
 
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RPGaDay2018 August 9th How Has a Game Surprised You

August 10th, 2018

#RPGaDay2018 August 9th How Has a Game Surprised You?
Again tonight we chat with Kellie, Joclyne, Evie, Sandy and myself
 
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Interview with Ben Ravensdale and Villains & Henchmen!

August 6th, 2018

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Interview with Ben Ravensdale and Villains & Henchmen!
I got a chance to chat with Ben Ravensdale from Ravensdale Publishing and talk about their awesome game Villains & Henchmen!  
Ravensdale Publishing
 
Please check out and support their Kickstarter at:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039811131/villains-and-henchmen
And join Ravensdale on Social media 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ravensdale.publishing
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ravensdale.publishing/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ravenspublish
 
Also heres some other fun stuff we chatted about:
The spectacular art of Sour_Muse:https://www.instagram.com/sour_muse/
 
Check out Starship Valkyrie is a live-action roleplaying crisis simulator, created by Christian Brown and Roselle Hurley.http://starshipvalkyrie.wikia.com/wiki/Starship_Valkyrie_Wikia
 
Sentinels of The Multiverse:

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Dice bags from UberDungeon, seriously check them out here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/UberDungeon
 
 
 
 
 
Check out our #RPGaDay2017 and #RPGaDay2016 episodes here!
Keep an eye out on our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/cppn
Follow along on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CreativePlayandPodcastNetwork/
And Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast
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