Podcasts and other recordings


Responsible Research

Recorded at Metatopia 2019

Presented by Jason Pitre, Misha Bushyager, James Mendez Hodes.

Some of the best games deal with heavy topics and challenging subject matter. Creators who look to design or publish games addressing sensitive subject matter need to do due diligence to reduce the chance their work could do harm. In this panel, we will discuss how creators can ethically do the legwork and research to tackle issues of race, sexuality, identity, and trauma. https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-243-responsible-research/

Truth, Survival, and Empowerment in Darker Narratives

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Mabel Harper, Avonelle Wing, Misha Bushyager, and Eli Eaton.

A discussion about why some people, specifically members of minority groups, might feel drawn to darker games and survival narratives, and how fiction of this nature both describes reality and can also provide answers, empowerment, and revolutionary verve in a world that is hostile to racial, sexual, ethnic, and gender minorities. https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-215-truth-survival-and-empowerment-in-darker-narratives/

How to be an Ally

Recorded at BreakoutCon 2019

Presented by Anne Ratchat, Misha Bushyager, James Mendez Hodes, Eli Eaton & Jonaya Kemper with moderation by Jason Pitre

Knowing how to support people is always difficult. When considering different backgrounds and identities, good intentions can backfire. This panel will introduce what to consider when being an ally and some ways to assist in a productive manner.

EDITOR’s NOTE: The audio recorder stopped recording 2/3rds of the way into this panel, but the content here is still quite valuable. Enjoy! https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/how-to-be-an-ally/

What’s Off Limits for Games?

Recorded at Breakout 2019

Presented by Nicole Winchester, Mo Turkington, Misha Bushyager, Sharang Biswas & Jonaya Kemper with moderation by Jason Pitre

Different individuals, communities, countries, and cultures have different ideas about what LARPs and roleplaying games should and should not address, and as gaming communities interact on and offline these ideas often come into conflict. What is acceptable in a game, and who gets to make that decision? How do we have productive and compassionate conversations about these issues? Are there things that games are not equipped to address, or are we limiting games by limiting their subjects? https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-210-whats-off-limits-for-games/

Intersectional Feminism

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Julia Ellingboe, Moyra Turkington, Jonaya Kemper, and Misha Bushyager.

“Intersectional Feminism: Game Design That Tackles Topics that Matter”. Designing historical games is complicated, especially when we’re telling the stories of people who are often forgotten. How do we handle those stories without accidentally perpetuating or compounding existing damage? https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-193-intersectional-feminism/

Making your First RPG

Recorded at BreakoutCon 2018

Presented by: Mark Richardson, Anna Kreider, Emily Griggs, Misha Bushyagar

Moderator: Jonathan Lavallee

The wondrous journey from beginning to end of working on your first game. It’s a highlight reel of the big process parts and what to keep track of to make your first game as successful as possible. https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-148-making-your-first-rpg/

Moving Beyond Tokenism

Recorded at Metatopia 2014

Presented by Misha Bushyager, Julia Ellingboe, Ajit George & Mark Diaz Truman

John Stavropolous moderates as our panelists continue the discussion about the challenges faced by ethnic minorities and people of color within the hobby. In this panel, they will tackle how gaming companies, designers, conventions and communities can effectively bring greater diversity to their ranks, mentor emerging voices, and share leadership roles. https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-58-%e2%80%93-moving-beyond-tokenism/

Hacking Apocalypse World

Recorded at Metatopia 2014

Presented by Vincent Baker, Misha Bushyager, Marissa Kelly, Mark Richardson & Mark Diaz Truman.

Learn about the Apocalypse World engine and why it has become popular amongst indie designers. This will be a panel of veteran *World players and *World game designers, including the designer of Apocalypse World! https://genesisoflegend.podbean.com/e/episode-40-%e2%80%93-hacking-apocalypse-world/

Terrible Warriors

Meet the Makers: Misha Bushyager


BreakoutCon! (Part 2 of 2)


Full Metal RPG

BONUS EPISODE 021 – Misha Bushyager – Orun, Lovecraftesque, Chill 3rd Edition


I Am Hear

S2E2 – Misha Bushyager


The Gauntlet Podcast

Orun with Misha Bushyager



38. Misha Bushyager