Christmas Special: Richard Tucholka Interview
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Fringeworthy fans! As our gift to you we present a very special edition of the Fringeworthy PodCast. This episode is an hour long interview with the creator of Fringeworthy; the one and only Richard Tucholka. Best wishes to you and yours. Enjoy!
01:42 When was Fringeworthy first published and what type of product launch did you do?
02:23 Where did the original idea for Fringeworthy come from?
04:00 Where did you get the idea for portals, pathways, and platforms?
06:46 Why were the portals placed where they were?
08:20 Who were the original playtesters and who was the original Ed Powers?
09:05 What was the make up of the original team?
10:05 What was the reason for wiping out electricity, magnetism, and nuclear material?
11:20 What happens if I go through the portal with a magnetic bottle full of anti-mater?
12:00 How is the platform powered? An insight into some fringe physics.
13:00 When you first designed Fringeworthy did you believe that the future will be as ideallic as it is in that edition?
13:50 Do you feel the new version is grittier and more reflective of the modern condition?
14:50 The original Fringeworthy seems kind of pulpish; what is the genre you are going for today?
17:15 Do you feel as though the Fringeworthy concept is more assessable now due to some of the modern media?
20:40 Why wasn’t Fringeworthy the primary choice as opposed to your other games in the early days?
22:35 Rich discusses his “three versions”.
22:05 How far has Fringeworthy changed from the original concept?
23:25 What effect do you see the new races having on the setting? *Secret Revealed*
24:45 Do the “Old Men” walk everywhere or do they know some secrets to get around easier?
26:05 How many countries is Fringeworthy played in?
27:20 Would you do translated versions of Fringeworthy?
29:10 What are your thoughts on bootlegged (torrented) editions?
33:57 What are your thoughts on doing a POD edition?
35:47 How does your fiancé Melody fit into the TriTac dynasty?
37:15 Melody joins the PodCast as part of the chat.
39:00 Wedding talk with Melody.
40:28 What is your local group like and is there a “type” for Fringeworthy players?
41:30 Does the Order of Leibowitz still exist?
42:30 Talk about the “Bureau 13 is Live” LARP book.
42:45 How did Fringeworthy drop off the map and what is being done now to spark it back to life?
46:35 Where is Fringeworthy going from here on out?
49:35 Final thoughts by Rich.
A special thanks to Richard for taking the time to join us.
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