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Month: February 2015

Episode #119: Foxtrot Games with Randy Hoyt

Episode #119: Foxtrot Games with Randy Hoyt

Description

Dirk and David talk to Randy Hoyt of Foxtrot games about the art of publishing board games. Randy talks about his preference of publishing over designing, the role a good publisher can play in the success of a board game, and the releases of Foxtrot games.

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.CQGames.comDirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Randy Hoyt -@foxtrotgames, www.foxtrotgames.comcontact@foxtrotgames.com, @randyhoyt

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:15 – Foxtrot Games

  • 0:08:14 – Refining a game’s design

  • 0:10:09 – Themes

  • 0:13:01 – Publishing vs designing

  • 0:27:42 – Changing a game’s theme

  • 0:32:25 – Getting designs to publishers

  • 0:47:36 – Where Foxtrot fits

  • 0:56:05 – Future projects

Episode #118: A SeaFall Review

Episode #118: A SeaFall Review

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob talk about the current state of SeaFall and its latest strides toward completion. Rob is excited about the progress of the game and shares a look at what can happen during a player’s turn as the details of the game come into focus.

Contact Information 

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:33 – Bill of materials and sizing

  • 0:11:46 – Changes along the way

  • 0:16:46 – A turn in SeaFall

  • 0:29:36 – A reader question

Episode #117: Chatting with Robin D. Laws

Episode #117: Chatting with Robin D. Laws

Description

Roleplaying game and novel writer Robin D. Laws joins Dirk and David to share his experience as a designer and writer in the gaming industry. Robin shares his methodology, how writing for the two media compares, and his upcoming work.

Contact Information 

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Robin D. Laws – @robindlaws, kenandrobintalkaboutstuff.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:24 – Robin’s background

  • 0:03:11 – The Gumshoe system

  • 0:11:59 – Establishing a voice

  • 0:20:20 – Gumshoe licensing

  • 0:26:03 – Recommendations on systems

  • 0:28:46 – Robin’s novels

  • 0:36:26 – Design process

  • 0:38:59 – King of Dragon Pass

  • 0:44:38 – The future of D&D