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Series 36.3 - Tension with Adira Slattery [Designer] (Discussion)

Released Monday, 15th February 2021
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Welcome to the final episode for series 36! We welcome back Adira Slattery and discuss the character creation process for her new game, Tension, a queer cat and mouse game for 2 players! Amelia had to sit this series out, but this episode, Ryan and Adira get into some great discussion and some really amazing fanfic that Ryan can’t stop thinking about! Join us for the finale for the most condensed character creation series to date!


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Tension by Adira Slattery


  • 00:00:00 - Announcements
  • 00:02:54 - Reintroductions and Characters
  • 00:05:22 - D20 for your thoughts?
  • 00:08:38 - What is Adira's personal process for creating characters?
  • 00:10:56 - How does character creation in Tension stack up to other games?
  • 00:18:33 - How does the process of character creation reinforce the feel of Tension?
  • 00:28:30 - What is one of the biggest flaws/best parts of character creation in Tension?
  • 00:36:22 - Fanfic!
  • 00:48:35 - Take it up a level! - How does the story advance through play?
  • 00:51:20 - How does a game end?
  • 00:56:18 - Kickstarter details
  • 00:58:05 - Final Thoughts
  • 00:59:22 - Episode Closer
  • 01:01:12 - Call to Action
  • 01:03:36 - Credits
  • 01:05:31 - Show Blurbs: Design Doc
  • 01:06:06 - Outtakes



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