Interview 37 – Vincent Venturella, part 1

* (0:35) Introducing Vince of Venture Land Games and The Narrative Game System.

* (4:44) Questions we collected from social media. In case you don’t have the links you can find us at: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (fan club or news feed), and our forums.

* (5:06) Vince’s favorite ‘Mech and his take on the Clans. The Black Knight. Fortunetelling by favorite ‘Mech.

* (11:16) Giving away some metal Battletech dice. You can enter by leaving your plot idea for Battletech (or generic science fiction) on this website.

* (14:14) Understanding the role of a rules consultant and how Vince contributed to D&D 5th edition.

* (23:19) The importance of tradition to D&D. The Legacy of Heroes.

* (25:58) What discoveries were made during play testing?

* (27:26) How did the existence and success of Pathfinder influence 5th edition?

* (32:00) What are the most common misconceptions about 5th edition that Vince would like to correct?

* (36:11) Scaling armor class and hit points for the right experience.

* (41:43) If class and background overlap, why can characters pick any skill?

* (43:40) Why do monsters play by a different set of rules than the PCs?

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, John

Guests: Vincent Venturella

Comments (6)

ChrisOctober 22nd, 2015 at 8:26 am

The G+ link is for the fan club, you can also access FtB on G+ at the following link.

RyanOctober 23rd, 2015 at 10:04 am

Given the amount of disparagement 4e gets on the show, I was wondering if perhaps (much like the podcast “Unjustly Maligned”), you could have a 4e proponent guest on at some point to discuss the highlights and give it a good defence or relate ways in which it may have affected the industry as a whole (beyond the obvious Pathfinder stuff)?

…Or was this covered in a previous podcast a few years ago that I missed?

DanOctober 23rd, 2015 at 10:50 am

Chad took a loosely pro-4e position on one episode, though to heck if I could tell you which one. I would be curious at least to know what the thinking was behind the edition. Let me see if any of its designers are available for a chat at some point in the future.

Azhrei VepOctober 23rd, 2015 at 11:02 am

Oooh, Ooooh! Get Rob Heinsoo! Rob Heinsoo!

And then when you get done with the boring part about D&D, talk about 13th Age instead. It’s totally the second-best edition D&D released up to this point.

ChrisOctober 23rd, 2015 at 1:22 pm

I listened to the ‘One Shot’ episode where they played 13th Age. Gotta say, it does sound kind of cool

SethalidosOctober 30th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

hey Dan my name’s not Cedric :P

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