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46: Game Design 3 – Mechanics First Look

Episode 46 is the third part of our Game Design series. We move on from the worldbuilding we did in episodes 34 & 37 to start looking at mechanics. Join us as we discuss “the big 3” questions, character elements, game systems, and more!

To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon

Music: Berserkir by Danheim


15-Jun-19 0

37: Game Design 2 – More Worldbuilding

Episode 37 is the second in our Game Design series here on Mud & Blood. We continue worldbuilding by building on the foundations we laid in episode 34. Join us as we put the finishing touches on the setting of Mud & Blood.

To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon

Music: Berserkir by Danheim


30-Mar-19 0

Introducing “Year Zero Mini”

[Update] The Year Zero Mini ruleset is now live and can be found here. Two game designers I have a lot of respect for have recently shared rules-light games that they want to play with their children. Diogo Nogueira has started working on Adventures in a World of Imagination, which is designed to play with…
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12-Mar-19 0

34: Game Design 1 – Worldbuilding

Due to popular demand, episode 34 marks the start of a new Game Design series here on Mud & Blood. Rather than produce a bunch of dry episodes about the theory of game design (arguably only of interest to a small number of people), we’ve decided to actually design a game live on the show, debating and thinking aloud each step of the way. What we’ll end up with is a suitably muddy & bloody game which we’ll share when the process is complete. In this inaugural episode, we do the first step – worldbuilding. So grab your drink of choice and join us as we zero in on the creating the setting of Mud & Blood!

To get in touch or discuss the show, you can find all of our social media links on our website: http://mbcast.co

If you like our show and would like to support us or get access to some exclusive content, we’re on Patreon – take a look at mbcast.co/patreon

Music: Berserkir by Danheim


23-Feb-19 0

Nordsaga + Forbidden Lands

OK, it’s been a while since I’ve provided an update, and oh boy have I got a big one… I had a chance to playtest my latest Nordsaga draft just after Christmas with a visiting friend. It highlighted a number of issues which all go away if I make one big change: Make the game an…
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05-Jan-19 0