Category Archives for Solo

Master Plan #47: Tangibility in Mechanics

After an unintended hiatus, Ryan’s back with an episode about something near and dear to his heart — thinking about the tangible qualities that mechanics have. He talks about how people should be looking at what their mechanics are causing players to…

Master Plan #44: Ryan’s Rules of Playtesting

Still in the post-Dreamation afterglow, Ryan responds to a question asked by friend of the show Remi Treuer, where he asks to hear more about Ryan’s playtest process in light of seeing it in action at Dreamation. What he comes up with is something he …

Master Plan #41: Further Thoughts on Advancement

To truly close out 2008, Ryan records one last show on Christmas Day. Inspired by a post from Rob Bohl (of the Independent Insurgency podcast), Ryan talks about more thoughts on advancement: as a way to flesh out a character post-creation, as a world…