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.

 

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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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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

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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It’s @bioware month on @OutOfTokensCast! Enjoy these episodes with @allanschumacher & @davidgaider

We were lucky enough to have two Bioware devs on our show this month! Enjoy the bounty of almost four hours of audio.

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.

Listen to the show on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

Question for Allan:

Via @thain1982 on twitter: @AllanSchumacher What kind of professional environment does Bioware foster to remain so responsive to fan feedback?

Article:

Eight Tactics for Engaging with Players on Social Media – Gamasutra

Where to find our guest online

An Altus for All Seasons, How Dorian Pavus 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.

Listen to the show on Fresh Out of Tokens // Download the MP3

Question for David G:

Tyler Pollock ‏@cyberpunkwarlok asked: @davidgaider Who has the best butt in each Mass Effect and Dragon Age game? For example: Garrus in ME1, Bull in DAI etc etc.

Articles:

Where to find our guest online

ICYMI – An Altus for all seasons, on how Dorian came to be with @davidgaider

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An Altus for all seasons, on how Dorian came to be with David Gaider

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.

We’re part of the Geeked.fm network along with Geeks in Sneaks, Chromatic Life and More than Bits. 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.wordpress.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well.

Question for David G:

Tyler Pollock ‏@cyberpunkwarlok asked:

@davidgaider Who has the best butt in each Mass Effect and Dragon Age game? For example: Garrus in ME1, Bull in DAI etc etc.

Articles:

What we’re playing:

  • David G: Arkham Knight, Crusader Kings 2, Pillars of Eternity
  • Tanya: MGSV, DAI Trespasser
  • David R: Star Wars: Uprising, Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Where to find our guest online

Twitter: @davidgaider

GDC 2013 – Sex In Videogames Panel

GaymerX2 – Meet David Gaider Panel 2014 YouTube 52 min

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September is #Bioware month on Fresh Out of Tokens!

This month we’re lucky enough to have not one, but two guests from Bioware joining us behind the mic!

On September 9th, we’re recording with Allan Schumacher, SDET on #MassEffect:Andromeda. We’ll talk about gaming, diversity and things he’s seen changing in the industry in his time at Bioware.

Then on September 23rd, we’ll talk with David Gaider, who’s moved on from being Lead Writer on the Dragon series; specifically this IGN piece on making Dorian Pavus for Dragon Age Inquisition. We’ll also talk about diversity in gaming and other topics.

Really looking forward to both of them on the show.