Matt Chat 216: Chatting with Guido Henkel

This episode is the first part of my chat with Deathfire developer Guido Henkel. We chat mostly about his new Kickstarter project, Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore, which is shaping up to a new classic–turn-based combat, full party creation, and a deep storyline. I think you’ll really enjoy hearing all of Guido’s thoughts on its design; he obviously knows what folks like us prefer to play!

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Want to play Guido’s classic Realms of Arkania? Buy them using this link from, and I’ll get a kickback at no extra cost to you!


One thought on “Matt Chat 216: Chatting with Guido Henkel

  1. Shane-ola

    Love his approach to CRPGs, that is my favorite kind… the type that try to simulate the tabletop RPG feel as much as possible and don’t mind turn-based combat.

    I backed his Kickstarter but at this point he is only about 1/3 funded so unfortunately I don’t think it will make it. I also backed Wildman so my record isn’t great so far 😛 I wish I would have backed Shadowrun Returns, that is one great game and a true Kickstarter success in my opinion.

    Matt, I bought Realms of Arkania 1-3 off of using your affiliate link. When I read things like “steep learning curve” and “daunting complexity” and that it is based on a German tabletop RPG system, how could I not?

    Last, was the audio clip at the end of this Matt Chat from Jack Tramiel? What a character and force in the early PC world.


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