In this final Return to Northmoor episode of the year, Doyce Testerman and Tim White sit down with Fred Hicks of Evil Hat (Spirit of the Century and Don’t Rest Your Head), and OneBadEgg, a new venture producing materials for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.
Fred talks about how his games have evolved from the days of Amber Diceless, to FUDGE, to FATE 1.0-2.0, and the the FATE 3.0 that was used to build Spirit of the Century.
He talks about the burgeoning D&D 4e publishing industry, and the various meanings of OneBadEgg – including one related to WotC.
Fred talks about how 4e has given him a new love of miniatures, and how much work creating a new class for 4e can be.
Finally, Fred talks about adding Story Games elements to your D&D game using the “Circle of Blame”.
Personally, I enjoyed the evolution-from-Amber talk that kept cropping back up in the original transcript, but which Tim WISELY edited down to a few pithy comments. All in all it was a lot of fun to do, and Fred’s discussion of the industry is really interesting.