So as regular listeners might have noticed, Noah and I have been taking off more than a couple months between the first and second seasons. However, that’s about to change! Here is our second Bonus Episode, which we have courtesy of the Rules of the Game blog.

This second Bonus Episode features interviews by Ryan Theodores from the premiere party of the No Quarter Exhibition at the NYU Game Center. No Quarter is a gallery show for which the Game Center commissions three games from independent designers and puts them up for a couple of months for the public play. Ryan interviews all the creators, which included Mark Essen, Matt Parker, Robin Arnott, and Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman (as well as yours truly). Just as good as the interviews is the music that Ryan chose to accompany each of the interviews. The podcast is introduced by our producer Noah Sasso and the Editor of Rules of the Game, Simon Ferrari.

After this we’re going to start putting up new episodes every two or three weeks. Thanks again to everyone for being so patient!

The episode is up on iTunes but you can also download it here:

Another Castle Bonus Episode 2 – No Quarter Exhibition

While we take a couple of months off between seasons, we thought we post a few recordings of different events that have happened around New York that people may have missed (especially if you don’t live here)!

Our first bonus episode is a recording of an informal panel on games and art that was conducted at the Greenpoint gallery Cleopatra’s during an exhibition by the artist Billy Rennekamp called Win Win. The panel include myself (Charles Pratt), Simon Ferrari, and the artist himself. We cover topics such as the place for games in galleries, cheaters vs spoilsports, and the relationship between game designers, artists, and appropriation. Introducing the episode is Noah Sasso and Simon Ferrari.

The episode is up on iTunes but you can also download it here:

Another Castle Bonus Episode 1 – Win Win