Episode #46: Theme, Mechanics & Fun

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer - @JonShaferDesign,www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer, www.CQGames.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron - @DavidVHeron

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:08 – Definitions

  • 0:05:15 – Business considerations

  • 0:16:00 – Favoring one over the other

  • 0:22:08 – What is ‘fun’?

  • 0:31:50 – Theme vs mechanics

  • 0:43:30 – Can you omit one?

  • 0:53:00 – Jon’s approach in At the Gates

  • 1:00:40 – Dirk’s approach

  • 1:02:17 – David’s approach

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