038 – Designing Indie Games & Publishing Wickedness with M Veselak


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Today’s guest is M Veselak, a ttrpg designer and the author of Wickedness, published by Possum Creek Games. We talk about how she became a gamer at the age of 5, writing games for a LARP summer camp, how she creates zer games, what it’s like to work with Jay and Ruby at Possum Creek Games, and we get a pretty cool preview of the behind the scenes of the upcoming game Yazeba’s Bed and Breakfast. M is a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed getting to know zer more.

If this is your first time tuning in to Roll Play Grow, welcome. This podcast is a part of Lightheart Adventures, which is a small company I co-founded with my husband. If you are also a Possum Creek Games fan and want to check out a few other interviews I’ve done with the team, then I’ve got two more for you. Episode 13 is with the stars themselves, Jay and Ruby. I also had the privilege of speaking with Jamila R Nedjadi in episode 35 about a lot of his games, though we spent a lot of time on Our Haunt, which is another game Possum Creek recently Kickstarted. And then next week, we’ll get to hear from Aster, an artist that has illustrated some games for them as well.

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That is all for now, so please sit back and enjoy this conversation with M.

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Time Stamps & Screenshots

  • 00:00:00 Introduction & Updates
  • 00:02:31 M Introduction
  • 00:11:38 All About Wickedness
  • 00:19:12 Development process
  • 00:25:15 Using Kickstarter & working with Possum Creek Games
  • 00:27:53 Collaborating on art & layout
  • 00:30:47 Choosing to make a 3 person ttrpg
  • 00:32:29 About M’s other games
  • 00:37:15 Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast
  • 00:42:30 What has been the most challenging part? 
  • 00:44:31 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:47:22 Where can people find you?
  • 00:47:42 Wrap-up

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