We’ve had a lot of @bioware devs on, past and present!

No new episode this week, so let’s review some of our past episodes! We’ve been lucky to have a bunch of Bioware devs on, both past and present.  So enjoy these episodes!

Interview with a Fennec Slayer, Allan Schumacher

Schumacher profile_picWe chatted with Bioware’s Allan Schumacher on what SDET actually means, diversity in the industry, what life is like on the QA side of the house and interacting with fans.

 

 

An Altus for All Seasons, on how Dorian Came to be with David Gaider

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A long, fun conversation with Bioware’s David Gaider on how Dorian Pavus came to be the Altus we know and love, life as a lead writer, and a few trips around the meta rail.

 

 

 

Localization, Devil Spit and more with Bioware’s Mel Fleming

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We spoke with Mel Fleming, Localization producer at Bioware about localization, Devil Spit, scotch, sailing and more when she spent some time with us this week.

 

 

Shattering Glass Level Caps, Dragon Age 2 and more with Jennifer Brandes Hepler

Jennifer Hepler  Jennifer Hepler joined us for talk about her games writing work, Dragon Age 2, Breaking the Glass Level Cap and more.

 

ICYMI – We talked with @appleciderwitch about Overwatch’s Ana & her importance

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On the importance of Ana in Overwatch, wanting more ladies in our gaming lives and more with Appleciderwitch

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, feedback, feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

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Questions for Nico

@Thain1982:

What other franchise(s) would you like to see add an older woman as a playable character or protagonist

What kind of story would you love to play in a game that (as far as you know) has never been done before?

Do you think any games have achieved “timeless” status or is the medium still too young?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Nico: Overwatch, World of Warcraft, No Man’s Sky, Penny Dreadful

Tanya: Sims 4 with Dragon Age mods

David: Still just Starbound and Pokemon Go. I did watch Stranger Things recently tho.

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @appleciderwitch

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The Importance of Overwatches Newest Hero, Ana Amari

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. – @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

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David L. Reeves@RedConversation

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ICYMI @JBHepler came by to talk about Glass Level Caps, DA2, Women in Game Dev & more.

Jennifer Hepler

Jennifer Hepler joined us for talk about her games writing work, Dragon Age 2, Breaking the Glass Level Cap and more.

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show at outoftokenscast.com. If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Jennifer

@NKJemisin

Were you consciously interrogating terrorism in the construction of Anders?

Were you consciously interrogating the willingness of authorities to benefit from oppression? (e.g. Elthina)

Does the “resolution” to the Mage-Templar war in DAI fit your original intentions? (I’m fine w/a yes/no.)

Do you have any non-game prose work out there? If so, where?

@cynixy (Anna McGill)

Q: How are you so awesome?

Follow-up Q: How do you STAY so awesome?

@ImAaronJ

Who was your favorite character to write for? Who was your favorite character that you didn’t write for?

What are you currently reading?

When writing characters, how do you find a voice for them? Do you look at designs for the character or do you read a description of them? What’s your technique for this?

@Thain1982

What kind of good can games/interactive media be used for if we stop insisting that they “just” be games

What project are you proudest to have worked on?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Jennifer: Her Story, 1979 Revolution, (reading) Kate Elliot’s Black Wolves

Tanya: Sims 4 with Dragon Age Mods, Moon Hunters, Fossil Echo

David: Fallout Shelter

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @jbhepler

Women in Game Development: Breaking the Glass Level Cap [Buy on CRC Press]

Review of Women in Game Development on I Need Diverse Games

The Game Narrative Toolbox [Buy on Amazon]

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

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Enjoy this awesome episode with @JBHepler!

Jennifer Hepler joined us for talk about her games writing work, Dragon Age 2, Breaking the Glass Level Cap and more.

Jennifer Hepler

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show at outoftokenscast.com. If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Jennifer

@NKJemisin

Were you consciously interrogating terrorism in the construction of Anders?

Were you consciously interrogating the willingness of authorities to benefit from oppression? (e.g. Elthina)

Does the “resolution” to the Mage-Templar war in DAI fit your original intentions? (I’m fine w/a yes/no.)

Do you have any non-game prose work out there? If so, where?

@cynixy (Anna McGill)

Q: How are you so awesome?

Follow-up Q: How do you STAY so awesome?

@ImAaronJ

Who was your favorite character to write for? Who was your favorite character that you didn’t write for?

What are you currently reading?

When writing characters, how do you find a voice for them? Do you look at designs for the character or do you read a description of them? What’s your technique for this?

@Thain1982

What kind of good can games/interactive media be used for if we stop insisting that they “just” be games

What project are you proudest to have worked on?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Jennifer: Her Story, 1979 Revolution, (reading) Kate Elliot’s Black Wolves

Tanya: Sims 4 with Dragon Age Mods, Moon Hunters, Fossil Echo

David: Fallout Shelter

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @jbhepler

Women in Game Development: Breaking the Glass Level Cap [Buy on CRC Press]

Review of Women in Game Development on I Need Diverse Games

The Game Narrative Toolbox [Buy on Amazon]

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

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ICYMI – It was lit when @UGRGaming came through

It’s Lit with UGR Gaming! Brandon Stennis stopped by to talk about Twitch, XSplit, TwitchCon and more.

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback; feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

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Articles:

Augs Lives Matter in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Twitch Etiquette

Listener Questions for Brandon:

@StubbyStan: Can you expound on how a @SpawnOnMe appearance is the gateway to #Twitch partnerhood? LOL!

@5Tessential: How does one introduce his/herself 2 an indie company n go abt streaming/promoting a game 4 said indie company?

@Thain1982:

What are some of your favorite types of stream viewers?

Do you prefer streaming single-player games or multi-player games more, or does it depend on the day?

What’s one killer feature you wish could be added to Twitch or Xsplit?

What we’re playing/reading:

Brandon: I don’t read. Ha. GTA V, The Evil Within, Getting back into Dragon Age

David: Starbound, Pokémon Go

Tanya: Moon Hunters, Dragon Age Inquisition, CIV 5

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @UGRGaming

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UGRGaming on YouTube

Twitch Tips (Updated from 2014) – YouTube

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

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ICYMI we had @GCPDMatt on to talk about comics, puppy dogs and pac man!

Matt Peters joined us to explain the GCPD in his twitter handle and podcast title, talk up comics and SFF and just a bit about PAC Man!

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback, feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Matt

@Thain1982:

What is your favorite comic/manga based on a game?

What’s the one comic you’d suggest to someone to show them why comics are awesome?

What’s a comic you wish you could rewrite (for any reason)?

@GeekMelange:

What SF/F story or novel does he think would make a great video game?

If he was a WWE wrestler, what would his character’s name & personality be?

What is the most RIDICULOUS snack you’ve had for Resnackulous Tuesdays? Inquiring minds NEED to know

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Matt: Fallout 4, Shovel Knight, Pac-Man 256/CEDX+ (looks like a Kingdom Hearts title…)

David: Fallout Shelter, Pokemon Go

Tanya: Fallout Shelter, Dragon Age Inquisition

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @GCPDMatt

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Mighty Ink Comics on FB

GCPD on iTunes

@chicagonerds

Uncanny Magazine Year 3 Kickstarter Ends August 16th

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D. – @cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

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ICYMI – We had @GeekMelange stop in for a visit!

We discuss Uncanny & Unbelievable X-Factor of GeekMelange, along with representation or the lack of it, conventions and fire spinning among other things.

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Michi:

@ShareefJackson: Asian American issues tend to be downplayed in national conversation. What can we do as allies to help give these issues the attention they need?

@GuerricHache: As a Filipina, how to do you navigate geek spaces where discussions and examples of “Asian” representation usually assume people of Japanese, Han Chinese, or Korean ancestry, while Filipinos specifically do not seem to feature prominently either in media or discussions of Asian representation?

@GCPDMatt

What Star Wars character/storyline would make for an incredible video game?

When it comes to fire spinning, what’s on your bucket list? What would be a high spot in your career?

@Thain1982:

If the MCU ever actually decides to give us Miles Morales, who would your ideal fancast be?

What kind of venue do you like best for fire spinning?

What has been the best part of being an editor for Uncanny?

What we’re playing/reading/watching:

Michi: Superfight, Marrying Mr Darcy (card games), Reading: Heroine Complex, watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Wrecked

David: Pokemon Go, Fallout Shelter

Tanya: Pokemon Go, Fallout Shelter, Dragon Age Inquisition

Where to find our guest online:

Where to find your hosts online:

 
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.@OutOfTokensCast Guest Updates

It’s been a little while since we posted about upcoming guests but here’s our upcoming roster.

If you want to send in questions for guests, @ us on twitter or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com

August 3rd – UGRGaming to talk about streaming, Twitch, diversity in streaming and TwitchCon

August 10th – Nico Deyo to talk about Ana in Overwatch and their Paste Games article

August 17th – Jennifer Hepler to talk about the new book she edited, Women in Game Development: Breaking the Glass Level Cap, writing for games & more

August 24th – Guest TBD

August 31st & September 7th- No recording travel, EIC Cypheroftyr traveling for PAX West & other business

September 14th – forward: Guests TBD

If you would like to be a guest on Fresh Out of Tokens, or have suggestions for future guests; drop us a line at freshoutoftokens@gmail.com or @ us on twitter; OutOfTokensCast

 

 

ICYMI – I wrote about Ghostbusters, tropes & missing discourse for @Polygon

The random musings of a 1973 Original

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Ghostbusters is still haunted by negative racial tropes

What the movie got wrong

Opinion – By Tanya D.

I remember the original Ghostbusters movie. I was a teenager when it was released, and I saw it in the theater. It was fantastic for a little nerdling like me to see science and cool stuff and people who won through smarts rather than brute force.

Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore wasn’t a scientist. He wasn’t one of the smart guys who saved folks. That’s what bothered me when I saw the first film the most: seeing a black person on screen, but not seeing them be fully part of the story. We’ve gotten the same old tropes 30 years later, and it’s still a problem. This is why I’m not cheering the reboot with the same unbridled glee as other folks.

THIS IS A TREND

The original Ghostbusters wasn’t an anomaly in this…

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ICYMI – Ladies Night of no chill with @iamlaurenp & @Phunky_Brewster

Lauren, Shannon and Tanya get comfy for a girl’s night in to discuss gatekeeping, nerd social fallacies, being black women in nerd spaces, podcasting and more.

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with @Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show!

Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Article:

Warning: Pokemon Go could be a Death Sentence if you’re a black man

Questions for Lauren and Shannon:

@HellresidentNY: If offered a creative position with Marvel’s films & TV shows or DC’s films and TV shows, which company would you choose to work for & why?

@Thain1982:

Given the choice, do you prefer single player, competitive multiplayer, or co-op?

What fandoms/communities are you happiest to be a part of? (and which do you avoid)

What has been your favorite part of doing @nerdsofpreycast?

What we’re playing:

Lauren: Fallout 4

Shannon :Sims Free Play, Covet Fashion, trying to hang onto Pokemon Go, and Unravel

Tanya: Guild Wars 2, Sims 4, Street Fighter V

Where to find our guests online

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

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