For this premiere episode, I’ve imposed upon my good friend and well-known podcast pilot episode test subject, Mr. Michael Curtis, to show up and help me broadcast strange voices across the Internet. Among his many fine RPG works is an adventure called The Chained Coffin, and that’s what we’re going to discuss tonight. What were the challenges and rewards of taking mid-20th century Appalachian folklore and adapting it to a medieval fantasy RPG setting? What works of literature, art, and music inspired him? What were his design goals in doing this? I’ll ask Manly Mike Curtis all these questions and more.
Welcome to this new experiment in podcasting, Designers & Discourses.
Works and influences discussed on this show:
The Chained Coffin – DCC RPG
Who Fears the Devil? – The Complete Silver John
Lead Belly “In the Pines”
The Descent (2005)
The Legend of Hillbilly John (1974)
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