“The Triumvirate has always been rumored to track intersombral travel — shipping, especially — but I never expected THAT.”
In which the Proprietor, bleary from travel and a bit out of sorts, welcomes two new guests, who seem nonetheless somehow familiar.
Time and place, memory, mortality, melancholy, identity, sexuality, and Giant Robots are all on the menu tonight. It’s a frank conversation, and in moments an adult one.
(Marked explicit for language and adult sexuality)
Jason mentioned Dungeons & Dragons, GUMSHOE, Invisible Sun, and Bluebeard’s Bride as shining examples of game systems which incentivize very distinct stories as a result of their design.
The Emotional Mecha Jam closed with 177 unique entries, exploring 177 unique emotions and stories about “GIANT ROBOTS AND THE SAD PILOTS THAT DRIVE THEM”. Please do visit, take a look, support some art, play some games, feel things.
Specific jam games mentioned in this episode include:
- What Will I Do When You’re Gone and We Made Them Look Like Us, by Takuma Okada
- All my Exes are in Mech Suits, by Anna Anthropy
- As Above by Adira Slattery
- Lovers in Freefall by Brandon O’Brien
- BECOME ONE by Jamila R. Nedjadi
- link by Riley rethal
- LINKED by Ari_I
- Acceptable Losses by R25th
- Memory/Drift by Ponder Games
- We Pass Under Legends by Ben Roswell
- Death Sentence by Many-Eyed Monster
- Alone in the Station Remnants by Caro Acersion
- Ghost Squadron by Jay @ UFO Press
- Life in the Machine by KiennaS
- Plot Armor by DC
- Breakup on Re-Entry by Riverhouse Games
- Name! That! Mech! by Norapinephrine
- Get in the F*cking Robot (A Mecha Britcom) by Ettin
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