Episode 45: In (Re)Search of…

Onyx Pathcast

In which the trio talks about research best practices and processes for writing RPGs!

  • Which books took the most research for Eddy and Matthew?
  • Fan wikis are the best.
  • IP research
  • Game lines that take a bit more research
  • Pugmire research (What do you do when it’s your own idea/IP?)
  • Research holes
  • What do you do if research is boring?
  • Testing games
  • What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned while researching for games?
  • Historical research process
  • Cultural research
  • Seriously, what IS fun?

Sothis Ascends: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146995/Sothis-Ascends
New Wave Requiem: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/60377/New-Wave-Requiem
Beckett’s Jyhad Diary: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/225322/V20-Becketts-Jyhad-Diary?term=beckett
Chicago by Night: https://chicago-by-night-v5.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210616/Changeling-The-Dreaming-20th-Anniversary-Edition
Legendlore: http://www.calibercomics.com/legendlore.html
Pugmire: https://www.realmsofpugmire.com/
They Came from Beneath the Sea!: https://they-came-from-beneath-the-sea.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
The Giant Gila Monster: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052846/
Dark Eras 2: https://chronicles-of-darkness-dark-eras-2.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Contagion Chronicle: http://kck.st/2uraRsz