Teach them how to say goodbye…

Friends & listeners, we’ve got an announcement for you. Sadly, after 2 years and 95 episodes Tokens is fresh out. We’re calling it.It’s been hard to do a solo show and provide quality content you deserve. Podcasting is a lot of work, effort & time.So, with a heavy heart and a lot of thought out into it, EIC Tanya DePass is darkening the studio.

She’ll do one last episode of thanks, a look back and updates next week in the usual time slot. Thank you all so much Send in your favorite memories of the show, guests or a short note to be read in the farewell episode: freshoutoftokens@gmail.com It’s been amazing, getting to talk to so many wonderful folks over the last couple of years.

Episodes will stay up on Simplecast.fm at freshoutoftokens.simplecast.fm

Thank you all for two amazing years!

ICYMI – Renee Blair talks about accessibility, HCI and more in the Key of Boss

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We chat with Renee Blair of Bosskey about her work, accessibility in games, level design and Lawbreakers!

Listen on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Renee:

@TimpoAdante: What accessibility features do you consider so basic that there’s no excuse to not include them?

How much development time would be saved by building in accessibility from the ground up?

What accessibility considerations do you feel are most frequently overlooked?

What we’re playing/reading:

Tanya: Mass Effect Andromeda, Injustice 2

Renee: Transmetropolitan, Persona 5

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @heptad777

http://ecgconf.com/renee-blair/

http://reneeblair.me/

Renee’s games on Itch.IO

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

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

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya’s other work via Patreon

ICYMI – We had a great chat with @EightBitDylan

We finally had a chance to chat up Dylan Zaner, also known as 8BitDylan about that out stream life, creating an inclusive twitch community and more.

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There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

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Questions for Dylan

@GarrickWinter: What are some of the differences in how you experience games between streaming them and playing them alone?

And are there any kinds of games you stream but wouldn’t play alone, or play alone but wouldn’t stream?

@TimpoAdante: What’s one of your most unexpected challenges about streaming?

Do you have a favorite game to stream, or has there been a favorite moment when streaming?

What we’re playing/reading:

Dylan: (Off stream) The Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3/(reading) La Perdida

Tanya: Mass Effect 3, Herald

Where to find our guest online

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ICYMI – We chatted with @sousourocket about Akash Game and more this week!

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Souha Al-Samkari, VP of Truant Pixels joins us to talk about Akash Game, Otome life, a bit of fanning out over Bioware games and more.

There’s tees, mugs and other items in the I Need Diverse Games spreadshirt shop. Any profits are split 50/50 with @Chachibobinks who created the logo and banner. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Feel free to drop a note to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com if you have questions, compliments, episode or guest feedback. The site is outoftokenscast.com or outoftokenscast on tumblr. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Souha:

@ofclsarahjay: NO REALLY what is the most rewarding aspect of video game dev?

@Villpanh: What’s your role in making themes for truant pixel?

How do you come up with such beautiful and intricate designs?

What hobbies do you especially favor? Does anything inspire you?

What we’re playing/reading:

Souha: Final Fantasy XV, Mystic Messenger

Tanya: Mass Effect 3, ME3 MP

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @sousourocket

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Akash Reveal Trailer [YT link]

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Where to find your host online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

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

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon

Support Tanya’s other work via Patreon

Vivek and Roy of #HeraldGame took us along for a ride on the high seas

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Vivek Bhurtun and Roy van der Schilden join us to talk about the upcoming Herald Game from Wispfire studios, casting voice actors and dealing with imperialism in the 19th century. Vivek voices the games protagonist and Roy is the lead writer.

We have tees, and other items in the I Need Diverse Games 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 to freshoutoftokens@gmail.com. Keep up with guest announcements and show news at @OutOfTokensCast

Questions for Vivek and Roy:

@TimpoAdante:

Vivek: Is this your first time voice acting for a video game?

How does it compare to other voiceover work?

Vivek & Roy: What are some of your favorite classic point-and-click adventures?

What we’re playing/reading:

  • Vivek: The Magic of Thinking Big
  • Roy: Never Alone, Long Way North
  • Tanya: Herald Demo, For Honor Closed Beta

Where to find our guests online

Where to find your host online:

This week @decertatio joined us for a chat

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Lee brings us the art of the long game plan, talks about diversity in conventions & more

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 follow 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

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Questions for Lee:

@TimpoAdante: Given that your art spans multiple mediums, what is your favorite medium to work with?

Your portfolio is lovely. What are a couple of your own favorite pieces?

Are there any artistic trends in games that you’d like to see go away for a very long time?

What we’re playing/reading:

Lee: Tyranny, Pokemon Moon

Tanya: Watch Dogs 2, Mass Effect 2

David: Endless Sky

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @decertatio

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The Bullshitters Of Avila: A D&D Broadcast

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

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

Support the show via I Need Diverse Games Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames

Support Tanya’s other work: patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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Top ten @OutOfTokensCast episodes

One cool thing our hosting service does is give stats. So here’s our top ten episodes ever!

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We Got Jimquisited by Jim Sterling!

Games Critique as POC: Pitfalls, Perils and Pearls of Wisdom

Prism Shells, Tres Witchers and E3 Predications!

Dudes, we had the best chat with Holly Brockwell about Gadgette and more!

Tevinter Family Values with @BioFanOfficial

The Great Gita Escapade

We Celebrated our one year Anniversary with Sammus Music ❤

Brooklyn Gamery and Brooklyn Game Dev for the Win

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

Hip Hop can Help you Code, and #GamingLooksGood thanks to Shareef Jackson

 

 

What’s your favorite @OutOfTokensCast episode of 2016?

We wanted to know what your favorite episode of 2016 is! So we made a wee google form with every episode in chrono order that was released this year. The only one we excluded was the re-post of the Games Critique as POC episode since it really wasn’t a new episode but one of our first when the show launched in 2015.

So take the poll! Let us know what episodes moved you, what you liked and what you didn’t.

Give us feedback so we can improve in 2017! Also, check out the episodes where we used Ringr and let us know what you thought about sound quality, etc. Those are:

Speaking of feedback, here’s a lovely letter we got after this week’s episode with Laura Kate Dale aired.  You can email us at freshoutoftokens@gmail.com or reach out on twitter @OutOfTokensCast

Thank you Silver for being with us from the beginning and sticking with us! We appreciate you and thank you again for this lovely letter, it’s great when we get feedback from our listeners.

Hi Tanya and David,

Last episode you asked if anyone had listened to every episode. I’m happy to say that I have.  I just wanted to write in and let you know how much I love the show.  You are both amazing as are your guests and all the hard work you are all doing.

I also wanted to thank you and many guests for changing my mind on Dragon Age II.  I didn’t really dislike DAII but I found it kind of uninspiring as compared to the other games in the series, however after listening to the episode where you and a few guests talked about your feelings and experiences with DAII that I started to see it in a new and unique way.  I decided to replay it after that episode and did really enjoy it.

As a white person I hadn’t really ever thought about the immigration story unfolding in the game.  I think I really missed a lot of the depth the first time I played it.  Your show inspired me to give it another shot and look deeper to see all the great things that you all saw.   While it’s still my least favorite DA game (which is like being number 3 on a top ten list) I now appreciate and enjoy it so much more.  So thank you!

Anyways your show is great and I’ll be listening each week!  Thank you for introducing me to so many new perspectives and highlighting such interesting people and projects in gaming.

Silver

September 30th is @IntlPodcastDay!

Celebrate your favorite podcasts and the folks who bring them to you every week, month, or day on Friday, September 30th!

Check out this great post by Joel Sherfinski

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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.