Friday, November 10, 2017

Episode 31 - The Nightside and Campaign Fronts

Come along, let's finish walking the Path of Suns. We're going to take a stroll along the Nightside this time. Then we'll be talking about how to use campaign fronts from Dungeon World in our Invisible Sun campaigns.



Incantations Show Notes

The Careful Gaze of the Gregori

We’re talking about every single nightside of the suns!
  • The Nightside Path and the Gold Sun -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Red Sun -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Pale Sun -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Grey Sun and Shadows -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Indigo Sun and Secret Souls -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Blue Sun, Stats, and a Token of Appreciation -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Green Sun and Elderbrin -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Silver Sun and Advanced Modules -- (link)
  • A New Goal, and the Order of Goetics -- (link)
  • The Dark -- (link)

A Distant Light Pierces the Mist

In this segment we discuss how to draw from the concept of “fronts” in the Dungeon World RPG to facilitate preparation for an improvisational campaign.

About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Episode 30 - Demons and Cronos

It's Halloween again! We're going to talk about Guillermo Del Toro's Cronos. Before that, however, we're also going to dig into demons just a bit more. Let's go!



Incantations Show Notes

The Careful Gaze of the Gregori

Demons! Demons are great and I love them. Let's talk about demons and how you might be using them in Invisible Sun.
  • The Red Sun -- (link)
  • Nightside of the Red Sun -- (link)
  • The Dark -- (link)
  • A New Goal, and the Order of Goetics -- (link)

A Distant Light Pierces the Mist

Guillermo Del Toro is a pretty nifty director and he's done some really great stuff over the years. We're going all the way back to the start of things to talk about Cronos and what you might be able to pull from it for a surreal RPG.

About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.
  • Invisible Sun Seminar Gencon 2017 -- (link)

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Episode 29 - Improv Tools and Numenera 2

We have a feeling being able to do more improvisation at the table is going to be important for Invisible Sun, so we're going to start talking about some tools you could use. We're also going to talk about Numenera 2 and what we think it might have in common with Invisible Sun.



Incantations Show Notes

A Distant Light Pierces the Mist

Let's talk about improvisational tools you might want to use at the table.
  • Story Games Name Project, by Jason Morningstar -- (link)
  • NPC Cards -- (link)
  • Hillfolk -- (link)

Transmissions from the Invisible Sun

The Numenera 2 Kickstarter is running right now. We think there are some things that Numenera 2 has in common with Invisible Sun, and speculate a bit on how we think they may be evolving some things that started with Invisible Sun.
  • Numenera 2: Discovery and Destiny (Kickstarter) -- (link)

About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.
  • Invisible Sun Seminar Gencon 2017 -- (link)

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Episode 28 - Design Diary 10 and the Invisible Sun Seminar

We're talking about Monte Cook's design diary about the Invisible Sun Sooth Deck, and then we go over some of the highlights of the Invisible Sun Seminar at Gen Con. Huge thanks to Joe Noll for his video work on both of these topics!



Incantations Show Notes

Embrace the Black Cube

We're digging into the Sooth Deck with Monte Cook's tenth design diary. We've both got one in our hands, and they're mighty sexy.
  • Invisible Sun Design Diary 10: The Sooth Deck -- (link)
  • Invisible Sun Sooth Deck Unboxing and Review -- (link)

The Vislae Tourist Bureau

Scott was able to attend the Invisible Sun seminar at Gen Con, and you can check it out thanks to Joe Noll's video. We hit on some of the things we really liked in the presentation.

About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.
  • Invisible Sun Seminar Gencon 2017 -- (link)

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Episode 27 - Design Diary 9 and Character Arcs

We're back on time! We've got some design diary entries to get caught up on, and we're also discussing character arcs again. Expect to see that come up a few more times before Invisible Sun releases early next year.



Incantations Show Notes

Embrace the Black Cube

Monte Cook posted his ninth design diary focused on surreal gaming, which is a fairly important topic for this game.
  • Invisible Sun Design Diary 9: Surreal Gaming -- (link)
  • Cypher Speak Episode 12: Monte Cook Invisible Sun Asset Interview #2 -- (link)
  • Incantations Episode 23 - Interview with Monte Cook -- (link)
  • Monte Cook’s Invisible Sun Pinterest board -- (link)
  • Monte Cook’s Invisible Sun Fashion Pinterest board -- (link)
  • 70s Sci-Fi Art -- (link)

The Careful Gaze of the Grigori

Character arcs are going to be a major part of Invisible Sun and we have a lot to talk about here.
  • Invisible Sun Design Diary 8: Emergent Story -- (link)
  • How Fiona Fell From Grace: Character Arcs in Invisible Sun -- (link)

About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Episode 26 - Invisible Sun Panel at GenCon 2017

We are slightly late with this episode, our apologies. However, we do have something pretty cool for you. Jim Ryan, from the CypherCast and our very own Scott Robinson attended the Monte Cook Games seminar Learn the Secrets of Invisible Sun. Jim was able to record the seminar and also has a brief recap for you to listen to. Thanks, Jim!



Incantations Show Notes

Learn the Secrets of Invisible Sun

Escape Shadow. Rediscover yourself in the Actuality—a world of secrets, surreal fantasy, & magic that is truly magical. Find out about Invisible Sun, coming soon from Monte Cook Games.
  • Invisible Sun Seminar Gencon 2017 (YouTube) -- (link)

The Puzzle

Sean Anderson uploaded the nearly completed puzzle to the Invisible Sun G+ community.


About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.

Follow us on Twitter, Scott and Dave.

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Episode 25 - Creating a Character for Invisible Sun

We are adding a new segment to Incantations and this is the beginning of it. We are going to be doing a short actual play segment within the Invisible Sun setting using what we know about the game and the world so far. In this episode we will be walking through the process of creating a new character.



Incantations Show Notes

One Man in his Time Plays Many Parts

We're creating a character for a short segment we will be adding to the show in future episodes. Give this a listen to find out what the character creation process for Invisible Sun is going to be like.
  • Invisible Sun Design Diary 7: The First Session -- (link)


About Incantations

We can be contacted via email at incantationspodcast@gmail.com.

You can also get in touch with us on the Invisible Sun G+ community.

Music in the episode was drawn from the song "Beyond" by Wes Otis and Plate Mail Games. It is available at DriveThruRPG.

Invisible Sun is the intellectual property of Monte Cook Games.
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