July 22, 2019

Finding Me at Gen Con 2019

Hey, look what’s right around the corner again! Can it be a knife-wielding baby shoggoth? No, something much bigger and more exciting than that—adventure gaming’s biggest, whirwindiest convention, Gen Con, kicks off just a titch more than a week from now. If you’re headed there too and want to hear me lay down the wisdom and/or nonsense, I can be caught at the following panels:

2  pm Thursday Aug 1: Game Mastering 101 with Atlas Games, Crowne Plaza Pennsylvania Station A

4 pm Thursday Aug 1: Gaming with the King in Yellow, Stadium : Meeting Rm 8

1 pm Friday Aug 2: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff Live, Stadium : Meeting Rm 8

5 pm Friday Aug 2: Investigative Roleplaying MasterClass, Westin : Grand Bllrm IV

2 pm Saturday Aug 3: Swords, Spies & Shoggoths: The Pelgrane Press Panel, Crowne Plaza : Pennsylvania Stn A

4 PM Saturday Aug 3: Dramatic Interaction MasterClass, JW : 202

As is its wont, KARTAS Live has sold out in advance, but perhaps you’ll be able to grab a seat left open by a no-show.

During exhibit hall hours, when I am not at a panel, on my way to a panel, or on my way back from a panel, I will be at the Pelgrane Press booth, 1417. Please swing by to say hi, ask a question, get books signed, or tell me about your favorite Hillfolk emotional tactic.

If you wish to see this year’s new shirt, and believe me you do, the day to catch me wearing it is Friday. Let no one say I don’t know how to lay down a teaser.

July 19, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: You Can’t Say Eliptonic Without Tonic

In the latest episode of their ENnie-nominated podcast, Ken and Robin talk wait point scenario structures, thinking up good names, medicine hucksterism and politics, and time-machining the DC movies.

July 12, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: We’ve Still Got that Other Folder

In the latest episode of our ENnie-nominated podcast, Ken and I talk scenario openings, critical term drift, radicalized FALL OF DELTA GREEN and Livonian werewolves.

July 05, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: The Molticore

In the latest episode of our leonine podcast, Ken and Robin talk invisibility problems, Daniel Defoe's spying, manticores and a king knighted by a robot saint.

June 21, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Bad Odds In a Balloon

In the latest episode of our semantically customized podcast, Ken and I talk bespoke game terms, doomed Swedish balloonists, the expanded Yellow King Universe, and occult Buenos Aires.

June 14, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Marsupial Valley

In the latest episode of our loose cannon podcast, Ken and I talk Australian plot hooks, Dai Cathay, post-Lovecraftan King in Yellow tales and Stanton Friedman.

June 07, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: We’ve Warren Commissioned Your Witch Problem

In the latest episode of our unwaveringly as-advertised podcast, Ken and I talk switcheroo campaigns, Ronald Hutton's The Witch, Derlethizing the King in Yellow, and what went wrong with Game of Thrones.

May 31, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Everybody’s Limbs are Still On

In the latest episode of our energetic podcast, Ken and I talk RuneQuest, the British pet massacre, the core of the King in Yellow mythos, and Lev Gumilyov.

May 24, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Go Talk to Some Other Trees

In the latest episode of our robed, scholarly podcast, Ken and I talk 13th Age icons in other games, Nathan Paoletta, The Repairer of Reputations and the Neoplatonic Academy.

May 17, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Moses Does a Heel Turn

In the latest episode of their world classic podcast, Ken and Robin talk skill lists, Criterion Collection basics, Robert W. Chambers, and the Book of Jasher.

May 10, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: I'm a Baron and Classy

In the latest episode of our daring daylight podcast, Ken and I talk alternate history games, the North Korean embassy raid, Mark Morrison, and Franz Nopsca.

May 03, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Traduced by Raisins

In the latest episode of our sweet and flaky podcast, Ken and I talk playing Janet Armstrong, Chicago politics, Canadian desserts and the Gárgola de Barceloneta

April 26, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Trouser Leg of the Mythos

In the latest episode of our hobson-and-jobsoning podcast, Ken and I talk low-tech settings, film rewatching redux, Lynne Hardy and word root magic.

April 19, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Jar Cats

In the latest episode of our merry, forest-dwelling podcast, Ken and I talk envisioning game writing in play, John Hays Hammond Jr, Robin Hood and alternate ecstasy history.

April 12, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: A Lot of Bathories

In the latest episode of their globe-trotting podcast, Ken and I talk Carcosa Con, Daria Pilarczyk, stuff we saw in Poland, and Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

April 05, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Live at Carcosa Con

In an episode recorded live at Carcosa Con in Poland's Czocha Castle, Ken and I talk Marco Polo and the Celts, the mythic power of mead, holy blood for vampires and more.

March 29, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Bound by a Wussier Reptile

In the latest episode of their deliciously salty podcast, Ken and I talk Mythos creature selection, Dutch pistachio heists, the Library of Babel and  Douglas MacArthur conspirology

March 15, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Any Smart Gundamologist

In the latest episode of our high mimetic podcast, Ken and I talk options vs core experience, Northrop Frye, bugbears, and J. F. C. Fuller.

March 08, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: The Number One Mistake of Smart People

In the latest episode of their restlessly exploratory podcast, Ken and Robin talk installation horror GMCs, Richard Francis Burton, rewatching movies, and Aaron Burr's Upper Canada coup.

March 01, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Our Earth and Cincinnati

In the latest episode of our wide-open podcast, Ken and I talk spell side effects, private spy agencies, weird Kansas, and the thing in the Cincinnati subway tunnels.

February 22, 2019

February 15, 2019

February 08, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: The Crocodiles are Strictly Notional

In the latest episode of our disruptively electric podcast, Ken and I talk scooter charger culture, conspiracy literacy, misty vampires and Aldous Huxley's Project Outsight.

February 01, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: The Looming Party

In the latest episode of our superbly crosshatched podcast, Ken and I talk Edward Gorey RPGing, the Templarios, historical inaccuracy in flim, and Carlos Castaneda.

January 25, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: That Doesn’t Sound Like Y’golonac

In the latest episode of our gravity-eating podcast, Ken and I talk Delta Green at the 68 Dem convention, Steven Hammond, 43 Group and an eldritch black hole.

January 18, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Good Luck Getting Any Wood

In the latest episode of our efficient yet lovable podcast, Ken and I talk less than competent PCs, Ashurbanipal, sympathetic protagonists and the eliptony of Jackie Gleason.

January 11, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Credulous Ghost-Hunting Dupe

In the latest episode of their eerily lifelike podcast, Ken and Robin talk framed PCs, waxworks horror, @MattColville, and Samuel Johnson versus the Cock Lane Ghost.

January 04, 2019

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: NIMBY Horror

Kicking off 2019 with an all-request episode, Ken and I talk tiny houses, Operation Gunnerside, the Psalter Mappa Mundi, and Marxist UFOlogy.