In this english language episode we are honored by the visit of kod_connect, archivar and custos of the first Russian language RPG, published half-legally while the Soviet Union still existed. We explore what is known about the games origin, what the basic gameplay loops are, and how much D&D is in its genetics. With hassran and settembrini.
- kod_connect’s project site on „Zakoldvoka“; in English version: https://zakoldovka.com/en/
- A collection of Russian-language YouTube videos on the history of Zakoldovoka: https://zakoldovka.com/ru/video/guides/
- Several versions of the game for download: https://zakoldovka.com/ru/play/downloads/
- Russian review of Soviet-era board games: http://www.gamer.ru/boardgames/o-nih-mechtali-vse-deti-sovetskie-nastolnye-igry-70h-90h-godov-foto-obzor