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Month: March 2017

#162: Listener Mail February 2017

#162: Listener Mail February 2017

Description
Dirk, David, and Kathryn Hymes are here to answer your questions. This week they go over replayability, ambitious ideas, and the differences between design and development.

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Kathryn Hymes – www.thornygames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:04 – Replayability and value
  • 0:16:06 – Trimming game length
  • 0:26:39 – IP creation and long-term goals
  • 0:31:19 – The difference between design and development
#161: Paizo Games

#161: Paizo Games

Description
Dirk and Harrison are joined by Jessica Price and Wes Schneider from Paizo games to talk about their voluminous tabletop roleplaying library. Paizo is best known for their Pathfinder roleplaying system, a successor to Dungeons and Dragons Version 3.5. Wes and Jess talk about their paths into game development as well as the highly anticipated new RPG, Starfinder.

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com
Harrison Pink – @DavidVHeron, harrisonpink@gmail.com
Jessica Price – @delafina777
Wes Scneider – @fwesschneider

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:21 – Paizo Games
  • 0:09:00 – Backgrounds before Paizo
  • 0:18:10 – Creating tabletop modules
  • 0:29:40 – Starfinder RPG