Master Plan #37: Have Master, Will Plan 2 with Ken Hite

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On a very late, very tired Sunday evening of GenCon, Paul Tevis & Ryan Macklin sit down with the ever-present Ken Hite to talk about the hobby, culture, GenCon, and all that good stuff.

  • [02:24] The banter has just begun
  • [04:29] Ken gives a brief on the vibe coming into & at GenCon 2008
  • [07:30] Talking about the Forge Diaspora, retailer numbers & casual gamer acceptance
  • [09:40] Throwing yourself into GenCon
  • [12:09] Ken’s pinnacle moments, the ENnies & Where the Deep One’s Are
  • [13:40] Ryan’s pinnacle moments, playtesting
  • [15:45] Welcoming Ken to the extended IPR family
  • [16:03] Paul’s pinnacle moments, Star Wars PTA
  • [16:50] Seeing people at GenCon & being inspired
  • [18:29] Paul is back in his wheelhouse
  • [20:02] Paul asks Ken the traditional “What’d you see?”
  • [20:23] Ken comments on the Mongoose Traveller
  • [21:04] …and on It’s Complicated
  • [22:37] Gamers and the Olympics
  • [25:15] Ken comments on Hot War
  • [26:12] …and Sweet Agatha
  • [26:47] Tobias Wrigstad, Jeepform & American Jeepform: Under My Skin & A Flower For Mara
  • [27:44] Vincent Baker’s In a Wicked Age… and Poison’d
  • [28:33] Ken on Don’t Lose Your Mind
  • [28:50] Ryan on meeting Benjamin Baugh
  • [29:20] Ken on Qin
  • [30:18] The Atlantean Age for HERO
  • [30:51] Beating Sturgeon’s Law
  • [31:30] Catalyst, Shadowrun & Classic Battletech
  • [32:50] Ryan on How to Host a Dungeon
  • [35:05] Ryan & Paul on This Just In…From GenCon!,Ken on the podcasting medium
  • [36:35] Ryan on The Continuum
  • [37:18] Ken further on podcasting as a medium, and on what to look for in RPGs, and the values of books that we might not play
  • [38:36] Hi, Jerry.
  • [40:20] Your gracious hosts ask the guest about his recent Tour de Lovecraft
  • [42:15] The trend of non-fiction gaming books
  • [47:21] Now, we’re done

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