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Month: June 2014

Episode #85: Bamboozle Brothers with Jay Cormier and Sen Foong Lim

Episode #85: Bamboozle Brothers with Jay Cormier and Sen Foong Lim

Description

This week Dirk is joined by game designers Jay Cormier and Sen Foong Lim of Bamboozle Brothers. Jay and Sen describe what it’s like working with a partner long distance, getting picked up by a publisher, and their process to designing tabletop games.

 

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

Jay Cormier – @bamboozlebros, http://www.bamboozlebrothers.com/ourgames.html

Sen Foong Lim – @sengfoonglim

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:20 – Belfort Design Process

  • 0:03:27 – Starting Small

  • 0:14:27 – After getting picked up by a publisher

  • 0:18:10 – Getting Started

  • 0:23:37 – Teamwork and Collaboration

  • 0:27:12 – Disagreements

  • 0:35:04 – Game Artisans of Canada

  • 0:56:13 – Starting with theme or mechanics

Episode #84: Marketing

Episode #84: Marketing

 

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob talk about the the importance of marketing. How important is it and how do the numbers compare between tabletop and the digital realm? And what’s the Wil Wheaton factor?

 

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:56 – Marketing at Hasbro

  • 0:08:20 – Marketing and conferences

  • 0:12:18 – The differences between tabletop and digital marketing

  • 0:21:01 – Data

  • 0:26:54 – Pricing

  • 0:33:38 – Theme and marketing

  • 0:41:25 – Copycats and “inspired by”

  • 0:51:43 – Marketing as independence

  • 0:54:52 – Wil Wheaton gets his own bullet point

Episode #83: Games All the Way Down with Harrison Pink

Episode #83: Games All the Way Down with Harrison Pink

Description

Harrison Pink returns to the show to talk with Dirk and David about playing games. This episode is all about what games our panel has been playing and how they have reacted as both players and designers.

 

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Harrison Pink – harrisonpink.com, @colonialpink, harrisonpink@gmail.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:33 – Sir, You Are Being Hunted and stealth

  • 0:09:12 – Splendor

  • 0:28:26 – Diplomacy

  • 0:39:56 – Neptune’s Pride

  • 0:44:49 – Dune

  • 1:01:16 – X-Wing Miniatures

Episode #82: Checking In

Episode #82: Checking In

Description

In this week’s episode, Dirk and David take some time to talk about their current projects. Futbol Strategy is around the corner and David’s Knights of Puzzelot has launched – find out how the games are going and what else the two have up their sleeves for the future.

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:20 – Futbol Strategy

  • 0:11:30 – Knights of Puzzelot

  • 0:24:03 – Dirk’s unrevealed project

  • 0:26:18 – David’s deck building game

  • 0:34:29 – David’s new project

  • 0:42:28 – Design books