David & Peih-Gee talk pastries & puzzles on Podcast This Escape

Last week, David and Peih-Gee managed to solve the mystery of the Silver Screen room on Escape This Podcast, and this week, they’re recapping their adventures in the madcap chocolate factory. We recommend listening to that episode before you listen to this one.

After getting stuck on donuts and pies, it was a relief to know that Dani and Bill had graciously reserved one of their harder rooms for us. We dissect some of the puzzles in the game and debate the merits of various puzzle design etiquette, including common expectations like prop reuse and crossword puzzle rules.

If you enjoyed these episodes, we hope that you’ll check out Escape This Podcast and listen to more of their wonderful audio escape rooms.

Season 4 of the Reality Escape Pod is launching October 3, so stay tuned!

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Consume This Media Projects

  • Escape This Podcast: A show that’s a mix between table top roleplaying and escape room puzzles.
  • Solve This Murder: Follow along with Detective Bill as he tries to solve original whodunits created and run by Dani Siller
  • Play This Game: Hang out with Bill and Dani as they play through video games live on Twitch
  • Other Games and Projects: Including Table Top Role-Playing Games and virtual escape rooms

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

There are lots of ways to support Room Escape Artist, like buying from Amazon, Etsy, or Art of Play after clicking into the links included in this post or backing us on Patreon.

The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.

David & Peih-Gee Play Escape This Podcast

David and Peih-Gee go on a romp through a very wonky chocolate factory on Escape This Podcast, a show that’s a mix between table top role-playing and escape room style puzzles. Much like Willy Wonka, Dani and Bill are madly creative geniuses, dreaming up fantastical audio escape rooms that have come very close to stumping us on more than one occasion.

Going on their podcast is always a good time, and the best part is that all their audio escape rooms are available for free to play with your friends and family at home. Tune in to see what happens when David and Peih-Gee find themselves in a strangely smooth white room with not much except a television and a giant bar of chocolate. Make sure to check out the companion show next week on Escape This Podcast where we’ll break down and analyze the room we just played.

And… Season 4 of the Reality Escape Pod is coming in October… so stay tuned…

The Escape This Podcast labyrinth microphone logo

Consume This Media Projects

  • Escape This Podcast: A show that’s a mix between table top roleplaying and escape room puzzles.
  • Solve This Murder: Follow along with Detective Bill as he tries to solve original whodunits created and run by Dani Siller
  • Play This Game: Hang out with Bill and Dani as they play through video games live on Twitch
  • Other Games and Projects: Including Table Top Role-Playing Games and virtual escape rooms

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

There are lots of ways to support Room Escape Artist, like buying from Amazon, Etsy, or Art of Play after clicking into the links included in this post or backing us on Patreon.

The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.

🚀 Leaked: REPOD Patreon Bonus Episode

Today we’re releasing a Patreon Bonus Episode from Season 3 to give you a sneak peek of our REPOD Patreon perks. Johanna’s episode was extremely popular, and with good reason. She shared a wealth of knowledge about game design with us on the main episode, and yet, we still had so many questions for her. Luckily she stuck around for the Aftershow.

This one in particular feels very much like an extension of the main episode. If you haven’t listened to her main episode, we highly recommend you play that one first. You can find REPOD S3E2 with Johanna here. Johanna thinks about game design with both an eye towards the larger picture, as well as considering all the small details, like how temperature can affect a player’s behavior. We hope you’ll enjoy this surprise release of our exclusive Patreon Bonus Aftershow.

Brunette woman with an enigmatic smile against background of dark hallway, titled Pushing Boundaries Safely, Johanna Koljonen and Nordic Larp

Bonus Content

After each episode, hosts Peih-Gee and David record another long form show, just for Patreon backers ($5/ month and up). Sometimes the guests stick around for the Aftershow.

Where the main episode is a heavily edited and produced experience, the bonus content is a freeform conversation.

Season 3 Episode 2

This sneak peek is the REPOD S3E42 Patreon Bonus Episode, recorded with Nordic larp creator Johanna Koljonen.

You can find REPOD S3E2 with Johanna here.

Patreon Perks

As a Room Escape Artist Patreon backer, you get lots of great perks including early access to blog posts and access to every podcast bonus episode.

Plus, as a backer at any level you get to join our discord channel, one of our favorite places for escape room (and other) conversation. It’s a great group of folks!

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

There are lots of ways to support Room Escape Artist, like buying from Amazon, Etsy, or Art of Play after clicking into the links included in this post or backing us on Patreon.

The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.

David & Peih-Gee Get Stranger on The Infinite Escape Room Podcast

The Infinite Escape Room is a puzzling podcast where a group of pals sit down, have a drink, and work together to solve an audio escape room. The creators are brilliant and hilarious, and they were kind enough to welcome us on a recent episode. We had a blast puzzling our way through this Stranger Things-inspired episode, despite David constantly trying to off Peih-Gee in some nefarious way, and Peih-Gee trying to figure out what is “bed cheese.”

This is something a little different from our usual episodes, but we think you’ll really enjoy it. We like what they’re creating at The Infinite Escape Room podcast, and we hope you’ll give it a listen. Here is our episode, “Portal shenanigans and Hidden Bed Cheese.”

black and white images of 4 men's faces in a row, next to a logo for The Infinite Escape Room Podcast

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

There are lots of ways to support Room Escape Artist, like buying from Amazon, Etsy, or Art of Play after clicking into the links included in this post or backing us on Patreon.

The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.

REPOD S3E12 – RECON Boston 22: All About the Reality Escape Convention

In season 3, episode 12, we chat with Lee-Fay Low and Theresa Wagner about the upcoming RECON, the Reality Escape Convention, taking place in person, in Boston, August 21-22, 2022. RECON is a new type of convention, mixing talks from leaders in the immersive gaming industry, games ranging from an ARG to a large-format ballroom game, an included escape room, and visits to Level99 and Boda Borg.

RECON logo with images of Theresa, a woman smiling with long brown hair and bangs, Lee Fay, an asian woman smiling with glasses, PG, an asian woman smiling, and David and Lisa, peeking out from behind a door.

Lee-Fay is the Programming Coordinator. She talks to us about the different talks you can expect at RECON Boston 22, ranging from Caro Murphy, an Immersive Experience Director on Disney’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruise, to the mayor of Malden, Massachusetts, who will talk about working with local government. And of course, RECON will also include speakers from some of the top local escape room companies. 

Theresa Wagner is the Games “Executioner,” in charge of organizing the games at RECON. She talks to us about the different games you’ll experience with your RECON ticket, including Level99, an “escape room amusement park.” We also reveal a surprise announcement that Boda Borg will now be part of the convention offerings.

I was really excited to get a sneak peek at the inner workings of RECON, and to learn more about everything offered at this escape room convention. I hope that after listening to this conversation, you’ll be inspired to join us at RECON in Boston this summer.

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