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Feb 22, 2017

Trevor Zaple, author of Prospero's Half-Life, joins Literate Gamer to discuss all the best ways to assassinate your family members for fun, profit, and empire expansion. In this week's episode Paradox's strategic narrative engine Crusader Kings 2 gets the GAMER treatment. 

Feb 15, 2017

R. L. King, contributing writer for the Shadowrun discusses Shadowrun, writing as a freelance author, working in existing intellectual properties, and self publishing for fun and profit! 

R. L. King is also the writer for the Alastair Stone series, the latest being Flesh and Stone (Alastair Stone Chronicles Book 8). Links available in the shownotes as www.LiterateGamer.com

Feb 8, 2017

Nick and Jonathan are joined by returning guest Kevin Mooseles - author of The Resistance is Dead and contributor to the Escapist -to cover Bethesda's post-apocalyptic role-playing franchise, Fallout. They compare and contrast the different games in the franchise and evaluate the shifts and changes the franchise has experienced over the years. They also explore theories surrounding the origin of Fallout 4's protagonist.  

Feb 1, 2017

Literate Gamer, along with guest Mitchell Olson, explores one of Japan's most iconic cultural exports: Pokemon, and takes a particularly long view at the changes and improvements made in the latest entry in the franchise: Pokemon Sun/Moon. 

Find Mitchell at http://thoughtspeakcast.com/ and his books here:

https://www.amazon.com/Mitchell-Olson/e/B00AU6W962/

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