044 – From Comics to TTRPGs: Co-writing Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast with Lillie J. Harris & Mercedes Acosta


Spoiler Warning: I forgot to say this in the intro, but there are some mild spoilers about the character Yazeba’s backstory, starting at about the 25-minute mark until the 34-minute mark.

I’ve got another episode featuring some friends of Possum Creek Games today, so to those of you who are here for that specific reason, welcome! I’ve got a few more episodes featuring the PCG crew, so once you are done with today’s episode, I hope you’ll check out episode 13 with Jay and Ruby about Wanderhome, episode 31 with Rae Nedjadi about Our Haunt, episode 38 with M about Wickedness, and episode 39 with one of their artists, Aster. Geez, that makes this the…fifth Possum Creek interview I’ve done. But don’t worry, there will be more. 

Anyways! For today’s guests, I am very happy to bring you Lillie J. Harris and Mercedes Acosta, two of the writers from the upcoming, so close to launch, game Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast. I am VERY excited about this game, and it was an absolute delight to chat with Lillie and Mercedes about their involvement with its development. They both come from a comics background, so it was really cool to hear about how they brought those skills into this very unique ttrpg. Also, they’re pretty badass in general, so just know that you are about to hear from some delightful people. The game launches in a few days, on March 22nd,  on Indiegogo. 

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Time Stamps & Screenshots

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:50 Lillie & Mercedes Introduction
  • 00:12:08 What is Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast
  • 00:14:00 How they became co-writers for Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast
  • 00:17:35 How the writing is split amongst the team
  • 00:25:00 SPOILER WARNING – Preview of Yazeba’s Backstory
  • 00:27:15 Developing the game mechanics
  • 00:33:55 End Spoiler: Working collaboratively with a writing team
  • 00:42:48 What has been the most challenging part?
  • 00:46:41 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:50:09 Upcoming projects
  • 00:52:48 Where can people find you?
  • 00:55:06 Wrap-up

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