MINDFRAK! The Coilhouse/Ron D. Moore Interview

Readers of Coilhouse: our new interview with Karen Meisner at io9 just went live. “Crime, Cryptohistory, Cthulhu, Culture, & Cyberpunk: Inside Coilhouse Magazine“. Check it out!

Readers of io9: WELCOME. Here are some categories you might enjoy: Cyberpunk, Technology, Cthulhu, Uncanny Valley, Gaming, Geekdom, Future, Steampunk, Sci-fi, and End of the World.

Readers of Coilhouse and io9 both: we have a special treat for you. Since we’re now offering DRM-free, downloadable PDFs of our back issues, we’d like to offer a few free samples. In the next two weeks, we’ll be releasing free PDFs of our favorite articles from Issues 01-05 to give you a sense of what the magazine is like. This Friday, we’re publishing our interview with Ron D. Moore, creator of Battlestar Galactica. You can download the entire article for free here. This interview ran in Issue 03, the rest of which can be purchased here for a mere $5, or however much you’d like to pay.

To those of you who already downloaded some of the back issues, thank you. It’s been wonderful to see past editions take on a new life. We hope you’re enjoying them.

2 Responses to “MINDFRAK! The Coilhouse/Ron D. Moore Interview”

  1. Report for Wed, 6 Apr 2011… - Dateline Zero Says:

    […] audience, and our culture’s slowly but surely catching up.” Coilhouse is offering some free PDF samples from the magazine, as well as selling downloadable PDFs of sold-out back issues. [via […]

  2. Janema Says:

    RPGs are a lot about how you play them. 4th Ed seems to be geared todarws a more linear, combat based-play by the way the rulebook is presented. Combat is really important in 4ed hence D&D Encounters and such. Hack-n-Slashers have loved it.It was suppose to appeal to a new wave of MMORPG and console gamers whose main already-established interest is in combat & quest completion. Pathfinder represents an older kind of sword & sorcery RPG that is not so self-referential (no unexplainable healing surges, no powers). It’s presented to promote roleplaying as much as it does combat. People play entire sessions with no combat.The truth is though, 3.75 is just 3rd Edition D&D with upgrades the community thought was needed like improvements to the Skills system and the well revamped Bard and Sorcerer classes.So to ask what Pathfinder is and what you should look for becomes generalized to all of 3rd Edition. And the answer I think lies somewhere here: to maintain as much of the feel from the old editions (Jack Vance-ian magic & LOTR inspired) as possible while streamlining the rules, doing away with class/race restrictions, game balance issues, and percentage charts which were very popular in the early years of RPGs.