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Month: February 2013

Episode #16: War Stories. With Michael Tan

Episode #16: War Stories. With Michael Tan

 

Check Out the War Stories Kickstarter Page!

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – Twitter, Website, Email
Dirk Knemeyer – Twitter, Website, Email

Michael Tan – Email

 

Episode Outline

  • 01:05 – Housekeeping
  • 06:55 – The Story Behind the Miniatures in War Stories
  • 17:00 – The Map & Movement
  • 29:55 – Replacing Dice and Charts with Cards
  • 37:25 – Fog of War & Asset Cards
  • 44:25 – Kickstarter and War Stories

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Episode #15: Tactics, Company of Heroes & XCOM

Episode #15: Tactics, Company of Heroes & XCOM

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:35 – Housekeeping
  • 0:02:15 – Company of Heroes
  • 0:07:50 – Realism & Randomness
  • 0:27:05 – Best and Worst Design Elements
  • 0:40:50 – XCOM
  • 0:54:40 – Tactical Combat
  • 0:59:00 – Structure, Freedom & Discrete Decisions
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Episode #14: 4X Games & Civilization. With Soren Johnson

Episode #14: 4X Games & Civilization. With Soren Johnson


Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

Soren Johnson – @SorenJohnson, www.Designer-Notes.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:05 – Housekeeping
  • 0:02:00 – How We Got Into 4X Games
  • 0:08:15 – What Makes 4X Games Special
  • 0:16:40 – Are 4X RTS Games Really 4X?
  • 0:21:05 – Cutting out the Boring Bits in a 4X
  • 0:29:10 – Problems With the 4X Genre
  • 0:51:20 – Can Multiplayer Work in a 4X Game?
  • 1:02:45 – Challenges & Opportunities With Mobile Platforms
Episode #13: Jon’s New Game – At the Gates

Episode #13: Jon’s New Game – At the Gates

 

Check out the At the Gates Kickstarter page!

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:35 – Housekeeping
  • 0:02:45 – What is Jon’s New Game?
  • 0:07:40 – The Map
  • 0:23:10 – Resource System & Pacing
  • 0:32:50 – Technology, Progression & Romanization
  • 0:36:10 – Warfare & Supply
  • 0:52:55 – Diplomacy
  • 0:56:55 – What is Conifer Games?

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