Verb Your Enthusiasm - special VAIN EMPIRES edition

Hello, everyone!

Our hour-long prize episode on IFComp 2020 third-place finisher VAIN EMPIRES by Thomas Mack and Xavid is finally up!

… wherein we talk puzzle design, Cold War tropes, parser meta-fiction, angels, demons, sin, and Lemmings, for some reason?!

Elizabeth and I also want to apologise to Thomas and Xavid for this episode taking so long to come out. We recorded it a while ago, but haven’t had the opportunity to edit it due to Life Events taking precedence. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding, and hope you enjoy <3


This was wonderful. Thank you so much for doing it! (And no apologies are necessary.)