Vox Republica 153: Cardboard Noir

Episode 153

Length: 1:00:30

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DESCRIPTION: This week, Erin and Ryan talk about the eclectic mix of recent games that made it to the table. Then they talk to Evan Derrick of Van Ryder Games about his new title Detective: City of Angels – a game adding a new take on an old genre!

GUESTS: Evan Derrick



  • In this episode’s interview, we talk Detective: City of Angels with designer Evan Derrick, which has recently launched on Kickstarter. The game is a thematic take on noir…which means Erin goes on an L.A. Noire tangent almost immediately. No but really, the conversation covers Detective: City of Angels and what makes it so different compared to other one-and-done narrative-driven games, but they also discuss the role of noir in the current political climate, the way that designers balance difficulty for players of all skill levels, and how hard it is to drive in LA.

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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.