Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans on RPG based DIE

Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans have joined forces to created a dark fantasy about a group of adults in their 40s who must face a horror they barely survived as teen role game players in 1991.

Today on the show writer Kieron Gillen (Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and Stephanie Hans (Journey Into Mystery) deconstruct their experience with RPGs and explain why this story is not just a trip down memory lane.

Why does Kieron begin his tale in 1991? What was so pivotal about that year? 

RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons are still thriving in a world filled with elaborate interactive video games and personal device gaming apps. What is the reason for RPGs success among new and long-time players? Kieron and Stephanie share their thoughts.

If Kieron created a soundtrack for DIE, how would he go about doing it?

And what is the band I’m not familiar with, but am now, thanks to Kieron and Stephanie’s mutual love for this metal sensation from Japan?

Kieron also talks about his writing Star Wars for Marvel Comics and what we can expect from his take on Peter Cannon from Dynamite Entertainment coming early next year. 

Both guests answer my fun questions, including Stephanie’s beverage of choice that leaves her free of hangovers the next day and how she is taking control of her birthday celebration this year!


This is episode is sponsored by The Comic Book Shop in Wilmington Delaware, who is having Black Friday Weekend Sale 11/23-11/25


About DIE on sale 12/05


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