Episode 17: Shambling with Ashley Zdeb and Michael Pucci of Dystopia Rising

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy talks with the core of Eschaton Media about Dystopia Rising: Evolution

* Matthew is out this week. Probably self-reflecting.
* Ashley Zdeb and Michael Pucci of Eschaton Media
* Eddy admits to an error in the Kickstarter
* The history of Dystopia Rising
* Trying to do creative work while holding another job
* The merging of tabletop and LARP canon
* The shifting focus of rules over the past decade
* How Eddy and Onyx Path came into the picture
* Faithful licensing vs “throw it all away if you want”
* Disability as post-apocalypse trope
* The struggles of introducing inclusivity over the past decade
* The push and pull of abstracted social tension vs community building
* Games that work on two levels at the same time
* Passionate LARP fanbases
* New LARP system and the three year jump
* The switch from 20+ Strains to 8 Lineages
* Changes to resurrection
* It’s (emotionally) hard to change things
* Sometimes we’ll make mistakes
* Dixie talks about her experience about Dragon Con
* Eddy works in a wrestling AND Sailor Moon reference (but it’s Xavier Woods, so that’s pretty easy)

* George Romero: https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/george-a-romero-pioneering-horror-director-dead-at-77-198502/
* Dystopia Rising Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/dystopia-rising-evolution-tabletop-rpg