Author Archives: Ryan Macklin

Next on Master Plan: Cartography with Mark Richardson

This coming Saturday, February 7th, Ryan will talk with Mark Richardson, professional cartographer and creator-publisher. For the last 15 years, he’s made cartography a career in Canada. (I’ve seen some of his work, and it’s pretty amazing.) Now he freelances as a mapper for RPGs, including for Will Hindmarch’s Project: Dark. We’ll talk about the process […]

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Master Plan #66: Robin D. Laws on RPG Setting Design

Ryan kicks on one of his planned 2015 interview series—this one on setting design in roleplaying games—by talking with luminary and setting veteran Robin D. Laws. Robin’s well known for his work in Feng Shui (and the recently Kickstarted second edition), the Dying Earth RPG, and various games using his GUMSHOE and DramaSystem engines. Works […]

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Next on Master Plan: RPG Setting Design with Robin D. Laws

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, I’ll chat with tabletop luminary Robin D. Laws about the craft of creating compelling roleplaying game settings for publication. He’s forged numerous RPG settings, including his compelling GUMSHOE games (The Esoterrorists, Mutant City Blues, Ashen Stars), his DramaSystem settings (Hillfolk, Blood on the Snow), and the recently crowdfunded Feng Shui […]

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