Fastcast Episode Ten: Stories We’ve Seen Too Often

We talk about Stories We’ve Seen Too Often, from Strange Horizon’s submissions page.  (Which you can read here: and here: )

Fastcast Episode Nine: Games That Didn’t Work Out

We talk about Games That Didn’t Work Out- rpgs that just didn’t quite work for us, including Tremulus, Legends of the Wulin, Burning Empires, Gumshoe, and Scion.  We also talk about the difference between Inward and Outward facing games, mystery games, and dramatic irony.

Fastcast Episode Seven: Shadowrun and Cyberpunk Games

In this Episode, we talk about Shadowrun and other cyberpunk games, the problems presented by planning, hacking, and including fantasy elements.  We also talk about Sneakers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the only game Willow has found that maintains a serious tone.

Fastcast Episode Six: Tropes in Science Fiction

We talk about tropes to avoid in Science Fiction writing.

This list comes from the Clarion Writer’s Workshop, and you should read it.

Subscribers have access to the full show notes and a dramatic reading of the Spooky Works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Fastcast Episode Four: Mad Max: Fury Road

We talk about Mad Max: Fury Road, Apocalypse World Second Edition, Movies that Feel Like Games, the Appeal of Crime Fiction, Zodiac, Sandbox Games and the Crazy Stuff You Can Do In Them, and a New Game That Willow is Working On.