Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dongwon, and Dan
What’s this bonus episode thing?
Well, for starters IT’S URGENT, because as of this writing you have just ten more days to get the promised pricing for WXR at sea in 2021.
What ELSE is it? Well, this bonus episode describes the difference between workshops, retreats, and master classes. If you’ve attended WXR in the past, this episode will highlight what’s different this time around.
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Research different opportunities for master classes and workshops.
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, Cassandra Khaw, Dan Well, James L. Sutter, and Howard Tayler
Let’s talk about how players interact with the mechanics of the game, and what kinds of requirements those might put on the writers.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Pick a game you’re familiar with and design three new rules elements for it. These could be new cards for Magic, new feats or character abilities for a TTRPG, new power-ups for Super Mario, etc.
Try to think through all the ways these could be fun, and then try to find ways a player could use them to totally break a story.