Saturday, August 9, 2014

[Interview #15] Anim5, The Gutter Skypes and IDDFOS

Anim5 started the podcast International Detective Dragons from Outer Space (IDDFOS) in 2006 and joined Mark Kinney to create The Gutter Skypes in 2008. There are over 200 episodes between the two podcasts.

Anim's speaking style is quite engaging, I really like it when he does in-character voices. Both these podcasts are personal favorites, so get to it. Lots of good stuff there.

Anim5 went to the 2007 Gen Con as a picture placard. Can't honestly say that's ever been done before or since. Well done!

Now, on with the interview!

Otyugh Talk: Do you read the rules for games you play or do you learn the rules from playing with the group?

Anim5: I read the rules in every case, but come closer to learning them during actual play. Even when I took on GM'ing "Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies" despite considerably MORE effort and study of the book, it was running through the mechanics in real time with the group that brought me closer to understanding how they worked. ( I'll repeat here though . . . figuring out the rules for S7S by trying to gathering them all up from all over that text was like tweezering buckshot out of a baboon's backside.)

[Ed. The Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies is available from Evil Hat. The S7S Gutter Skype episodes are numbers 20, 22, 24-25, 27-30, 32, 35 and 37, and are well worth the listen.]

OT: What two genres would you like to see in a genre-mash game?

A5: I would like to see a mash up of the "Ghostbusters" style game - and reality TV... as broadcast in the afterlife to a viewer base of . . well . . the dead. A game like that would have NPC's being the ghost hunters and the Players as ghosts who have to keep them from getting anything like definitive proof . . ( Damaging equipment, draining batteries, causing fainting spells etc. . . ) and running away from The Cameras of the living. :D

[Ed. Very cool!]

OT: Otyugh crushes Rust Monster. Then what happens?

A5: Lizard poisons Spock.

Thanks for the interview, Anim!

Stay tuned for more interviews! Until next time......