BACKSTORY

BACKSTORY

Published by: Alex Roberts
89 Episodes | First Released: Jan 6 '16
BACKSTORY is an ongoing series of interviews with game designers and other notable members of the role-playing community, hosted by Alex Roberts. This show is all about the person behind the work: how did they get into gaming? Why did they start designing? What are they most excited about for the future? Alex loves getting to know people, and you'll love coming along for the ride.
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TheAustrianGuest
Jan 24 '18
Rating:   10
Granted my wish!

The Backstory podcast is a wish granted: This is exactly the podcast I was hoping to find!Alex Roberts does a great job interviewing really fascinating creators. It's inspiring, informing, and fun. I'm so happy to get to know the real people behind these games, making it possible to see myself following in their footsteps.

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Observer138
Dec 6 '17
Rating:   10
Excellent Interviews and Delightful LARP Tales

Backstory is a wonderful interview show that consists of a collection of delightful, friendly and interesting converstaions with game designers from across the hobby. The host brings her background in LARP to the table in a way that makes for some interesting connections and promotes that unfaily maligned corner of RPGs as a valid form of play that is worth exploring

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monkeyfun_dave
Nov 16 '17
Rating:   10
Exactly right.

I cannot say enough good things about this podcast. It's instrumental for anyone who wants to understand game design beyond the basics, this is a strong (yet friendly) introduction to the mindsets of some of the most important people in the indie games world today.

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Tomes600
Oct 5 '17
Rating:   10
Great interviews and ambience

Hello hero! Fear not, for you will be led on a beautiful adventure through places vast, light, dark, and inspiring. Meet the creators of worlds, and hear what they have to say in their own words. All while in the presence of grand adventurer and inquisitor Alex Roberts, as she forges a path through these worlds of wonder!

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Pat Har
Sep 4 '16
Rating:   10
<3

Excellent.

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LauraBoylan
Sep 2 '16
Rating:   10
LARPers, you need to listen!

LARPers: Listen to this podcast! I actually stop to take notes listening to this podcast, I learn so much! Alex has an amazing voice, asks wonderful questions, and really engages with every guest. <3 <3 <3

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Jackie "Red" B
Aug 27 '16
Rating:   10
Less of a podcast, more of a fireside chat

Every episode is like sitting down at the brunch table with the incomparable Alex Roberts and her guests. What a delight to listen to.

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Lagjitsu
Aug 26 '16
Rating:   10
The best voice in podcasting

Give this podcast a shot: aside from the great interviewees, it'll give you a different appreciation of LARPing.

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TroyP23
Aug 10 '16
Rating:   10
Super Great Show!

Backstory is wonderful, I love listening to it every other week. Each episode teaches me something new about design, people, or just the world in which we live. Alex has perspectives completly different from my own, and through her questions and the wonderful guests she has interviewed I have been able to broaden my understanding of analog games and life in general.The biggest compliment to this show I can give, is after starting to learn about and understand the larger world of LARP, and break down many of my own unfounded preconceptions, this show was responsible for getting me to try LARP for the first time. It was a great experience and I am so thankful I found this show, and hope to have more experiences like it in the future.Lastly, Alex has an amazing voice, it is so soothing and I could listen for hours.

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roflwolf
Aug 2 '16
Rating:   10
++good

Alex Roberts is a fantastic interviewer and the subjects thus far have been interesting and enjoyable.

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