Rodney Thompson Returns! Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition post-release interview!

• December 17th, 2014

Now that all three of the core rulebooks for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition have released, we asked Rodney Thompson to come back and talk some more about the design decisions that went into this amazing new edition of the rules! We talk a bit about the general response the game has received, the design guidelines, and the process of making a game. We also go into details about Rodney's own tasks on the books and some of his favorite Monster Manual entries.

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John Rogers stops by to talk about The Librarians and Role-Playing Games!

• December 9th, 2014

I'm very pleased to announce that John Rogers found some time to talk to me about gaming and his new show "The Librarians." We touch on how gaming and entertainment have influenced each other, and how writing and game design are interrelated. John name-drops a lot of his favorite RPGs, and talks a little about how shows like Leverage can wind up as properties for role-playing games!

You can find out more about The Librarians on TNT's website here:
You can find out more about ThrillBent on their website, here:
You can find out more about Fate Core (The game where character "Aspects" are from) Here:
And Check out Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade at Indie Press Revolution Here:
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Jack Norris and James Dawsey talk about upcoming projects Galore

• October 28th, 2014

krampus-promo.jpgThis episode serves both as a Part 2 of the Green Ronin Summit podcast for 2014, but we extended it to include a discussion of Tianxia's stretch goal progress, upcoming projects from Vigilance Press, and more!

First, Jack Norris talks about the plans for upcoming releases of the Dragon Age pen and paper RPG. We then talk about AGE, the system driving Dragon Age, and the plans Green Ronin may or may not have. After that, we go into detail about the Tianxia stretch goals as they are going into production and upcoming Vigilance Press projects for Mutants and Masterminds and ICONs.
Whew! There's a lot of content in this episode, almost 2 hours of epic rambling!
Stay Vigilant!
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2014 Green Ronin Summit Debriefing with Jon Leitheusser and Steve Kenson

• October 20th, 2014

This episode of the Vigilance Press Podcast brings back Jon Leitheusser and Steve Kenson to discuss the upcoming slate from powerhouse RPG imprint Green Ronin!

We discuss Mutants and Masterminds products that are coming out in the next few months, look ahead to next year, and also cover some of Green Ronin's other licenses. In the links below, find some special Halloween goodies, a sale on Green Ronin's The Supernatural Handbook, and a new release from Vigilance Press!

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Darrin Drader Interview: Nuclear Sunset and Legacy of Ruin

• July 26th, 2014

Legacy-of-Ruin-Cover-640x914.jpgNovelist Darrin Drader stops by the Vigilance Press Podcast to discuss his newly released novel Legacy of Ruin, published by Vigilance Press. We also talk about the upcoming Pacific Northwest supplement for Mutant Future, the background to the setting, and putting tentacles on weird monsters. We may or may not have mentioned Rowdy Roddy Piper in a somewhat inappropriate film role...

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Game Designer Rodney Thompson talks about the new Dungeons and Dragons edition!

• July 23rd, 2014
For this podcast, I am joined by Rodney Thompson, one of the key designers on the new Dungeons and Dragons from Wizards of the Coast. We talk about everything from Wizards versus Fighters to the playtesting process. Hear about Inspiration, Advantage and Disadvantage when rolling dice, and more! 

What're you reading this for? Go listen!

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Tianxia Pronunciation Guide with Robin Milliken

• July 10th, 2014


Robin Milliken joins us for this episode of the Vigilance Press Podcast. A native speaker of Chinese, Robin helps host James Dawsey learn more about the language, pronouncing important place names in the fictional Tianxia setting, and discusses elements of Chinese culture we hope will be relevant to gamers playing Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade! James also makes a really bad joke about "Pronuncing" things badly. Just ignore his jokes and listen to the smart guest.

You can find the Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade PDF at Drive Thru RPG here:

You can find the Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade Print and PDF together at Indie Press Revolution:

Our latest Fiction release, Legacy of Ruin by Darrin Drader is now up for sale at our Drive-Thru Fiction Site (Print on Demand edition soon to be announced):

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Dave Mattingly and Aaron Sullivan tell us about the Algernon Files 3.0 Kickstarter!

• July 8th, 2014

For this episode of Vigilance Press Podcast, we invite our friends from BlackWyrm Publishing to talk about their Kickstarter campaign for The Algernon Files 3.0! Tune in and hear Aaron Sullivan and Dave Mattingly field questions about BlackWyrm, the Kickstarter project, and other cool stuff that BlackWyrm will be bringing to this year’s Gen Con!

Check out the Kickstarter page for the Algernon Files here!

Check out BlackWyrm Publishing at their website, here!

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Atomic Robo RPG… FOR SCIENCE!! Mike Olson Interview

• April 22nd, 2014


This very special SCIENCE episode of the Vigilance Press Podcast features guest Mike Olson, designer and author of the Atomic Robo RPG! We talk about the setting, the comics, the rules, and what makes this game special. Mike also gives us a few tips for running Fate for maximum fun value! Over an hour of Science Celebrity Action!
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Brian Engard talks Venture City Stories, Wild Blue, Fate Core, and much, much more!

• March 26th, 2014

RPG author and designer Brian Engard joins me to talk about tons of cool stuff. In particular, the new release Venture City Stories (link below) from Evil Hat Productions is covered in detail. Want to run superheroes in Fate Core? Check this product out! He also talks a bit about other Fate Core projects, including the Fate Worlds books (on sale now) and the upcoming Dresden Files Accelerated game. Very cool stuff.

Thanks again to Brian for making time to chat with me! 

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