Derrick Whitmore is a minister, missionary, and the Executive Director for Shattered Studios, a non-profit organization that seeks to share hope and faith through media and the arts. Oh, and he is a lover of all things geek-related!
In this special segment, we interview the creator of the game "Commissioned" by Chara Games.  It is an incredibly fun and at times challenging game that takes an engaging look at early church history.  Patrick Lysaght and his lovely wife, Katherine, released "Commissioned" about five years ago.  However, the new expansion for the game entitled "The Call" just hit Kickstarter this week and was funded in 52 minutes.  That is amazing!  They still have some incredible stretch goals they would love to meet and this is also a great time just to learn more about the game and its creators.  In this interview, we learn more about "Commissioned", its mechanics, its expansion, and how the theme influenced its design.  Insights are shared about general game design, funding games, and also publishing games. Finally, we discuss how difficult times, faith, and game design can all meet in beautiful ways.To see the original video interview, check here:https://youtu.be/PkfZIjaJ-NETo check out the incredible Kickstarter campaign, please click here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/charagames/commissioned-the-call____________________________________________________________________________________Thanks so much for checking out our podcast! Please remember to subscribe for future episodes.ShatterCast is a production of Shattered Studios, a non-profit organization that seeks to share hope and faith through the performance, creative, and media arts.ShatteredStudios.netMusic, Used with Permission: "Hollowed Days"Original version by Simon Zapata Varela "Imprenta Fragante" featuring Ellie Moreau          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAAzlwMd86_b_jXSVEzPSwNew release featuring Dustin and Ellie Moreau (aka "Modern Temple")https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjE91krd3j0Support the show (http://www.shatteredstudios.net/donate/)
Through the Realm of Light & Shadow - Session Five, Part OneWe kick off this session with a massive recap of our adventure thus far.  Plus, two of our teammates were knocked unconscious in our last battle.  Will the team be able to race against time to revive them?   All this and more in our next Role-Play adventure!___________________________________________________________________________"Through the Realm of Light and Shadow" is an original role-play adventure based in the Lord of the Rings setting.  Check out the original video version here:https://youtu.be/fImTTdsP8QcJourney with us and hopefully even be inspired in your own life and faith as you see our team strive to overcome challenges.Special Note:  Players usually attempt to role-play how they believe their character would act in various situations.  We may not always agree with those responses or actions in real life.This adventure features laughter and fun banter between the players, however, it also depicts battles and overcoming some challenging situations.  So like the Lords of the Rings movies, we recommend this tale be enjoyed by teenagers and older.To bring our adventure to life we are using the "Adventures in Middle Earth" core books by Cubicle 7, which is based on the 5e ruleset from D&D.  Find out more about those resources here:https://www.cubicle7games.com/our-games/adventures-in-middle-earth/https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rulesSupport the show (http://www.shatteredstudios.net/donate/)
[Topics: Contentment, Satisfaction, Trust]It's time to take Our Shot!  "Hamilton" is a Broadway smash hit. This past summer, the musical made its debut on Disney +, which made the show accessible to an entirely new audience who never had the chance to see it in person.  What did our team think of this musical that many see as "revolutionary" in more ways than one?  How do some of the themes in "Hamilton" lend itself well to a discussion on Contentment and finding true Satisfaction in life?  And why do we keep randomly breaking out into song?All this and more in today's episode of ShatterCast!   Warning: The musical "Hamilton" does contain adult language and some sexual situations.  Viewer Discretion is advised. [Scripture References: Philippians 4:11-13, 1 Timothy 6:6-10]ShatterCast, Season 3______________________________________________________Thanks so much for checking out our podcast! Please remember to subscribe for future episodes, and check out the original video recording on our YouTube Channel!https://youtu.be/68D0MQ29qxIShatterCast is a production of Shattered Studios, a non-profit organization that seeks to share hope and faith through the performance, creative, and media arts.ShatteredStudios.netMusic, Used with Permission: "Hollowed Days"Original version by Simon Zapata Varela "Imprenta Fragante" featuring Ellie Moreau          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAAzlwMd86_b_jXSVEzPSwNew release featuring Dustin and Ellie Moreau (aka "Modern Temple")https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjE91krd3j0Support the show (http://www.shatteredstudios.net/donate/)
We are kicking off Season 3 with an extremely important topic.  Throughout life, many people can struggle with varying degrees of mental health issues.  In this special two-part segment we are joined by an experienced counselor to discuss in depth some of these topics.Trigger Warning:  Topics include Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts.  These are important topics but we also know they can be triggering to some, so please be advised.  We encourage our younger viewers to watch with a parent or trusted adult.In Part One we share - Some important mental health conditions and why they are more common than we often thinkSome illustrations of mental health struggles from media, our personal lives, and even the BibleWhat we can do if we feel ourself or someone we know is in immediate dangerIn Part Two we share - Some additional causes of mental health strugglesPositive things we can do to help when dealing with mental health issuesHow seeking help and how faith can make a positive differenceHuge thanks to counselor Brandon Vieira, MA, LMHC for adding his experience and insight into this conversation.  There are many potential treatment options that counselors like Brandon might recommend depending on a person's particular circumstances so we encourage you to reach out for help when needed.    If you or someone you know need immediate help, please reach out to someone or call U.S. Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 (or search the internet for the best number in your country).[Scripture Highlights:  John 16:33, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Philippians 4:6-7, Romans 8:28, Psalm 23]_________________________________________________________________________Thanks so much for checking out our podcast! Please remember to subscribe for future episodes.Original Video Links:  Part One - https://youtu.be/_-SucywAMqAPart Two - https://youtu.be/sHjbean25EcShatterCast is a production of Shattered Studios, a non-profit organization that seeks to share hope and faith through the performance, creative, and media arts.http://www.ShatteredStudios.netIntroduction Music, Used with Permission: "Hollowed Days"Original version by Simon Zapata Varela "Imprenta Fragante" featuring Ellie Moreau          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAAzlwMd86_b_jXSVEzPSwNew release featuring Dustin and Ellie Moreau (aka "Modern Temple")https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjE91krd3j0Support the show (http://www.shatteredstudios.net/donate/)
View 62 more appearances
Share Profile
Are you Derrick? Verify and edit this page to your liking.

Share This Creator

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Creator Details

Episode Count
66
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 day, 7 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 596750