Disclosure: I dare to call Satine my friend, she’s on the podcast, has done some work with me (Machinations of the Space Princess) and I consider her an all-round awesome human being. Plus she’s hotter than jerked Azer. I don’t know Chad Parish from Adam though.
There’s a new podcast series out that is, essentially, a ‘review show’ but the format is something different and awesome.
The hosts (Satine Phoenix and Chad Parish) get a designer on, talk about their game, go over some of the design principles and ideas and then go over how to make a character and play a short bit of the game – a couple of scenes – to show how it works in play.
It’s a novel and fantastic way to get across both the essence of a game and the intentions of the designer and I heartily recommend listening in.