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Friday, May 17, 2019

Earl Woods on Mars

If you've ever wanted to hear me talk about Edgar Rice Burroughs, his creation John Carter of Mars, and roleplaying game systems, you can do so right now by listening to the latest episode of the Massive Damage Adventures podcast. Click on this link for a list of listening choices (Apple, Spotify, or Google Play) and then choose "Bonus Episode 1: John Carter of Mars."

My friend and Stantec colleague Meric Moir invited me to play a round of the John Carter of Mars roleplaying game and then interviewed me for my thoughts on the game and, more specifically, how well it captures the feel of Burroughs' original Mars books. The podcast is almost three hours long, but the interview starts at the beginning if you don't want to listen to the whole play session.

1 comment:

Jeff Shyluk said...

An interesting interview! The nuts and bolts of the game itself, I sort of skimmed through that part, but the insights into the world of Burroughs and Barsoom were well spoken. Meric is a good interviewer.

You're another footsoldier in the near-infinite battle against people confusing the terms "font" and "typeface" - keep your segoe up and your serif at the ready! If we win this one, maybe we can prevent people from using "actually", the most useless and nonessential word in the English language.