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#205 Deep Dive – Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right

#205 Deep Dive – Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right

Katie Aidley – @katiesgamecrner, ,
Cole Wehrle – @colewehrle,
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer,,

00:04 Welcome
00:36 Let’s talk about Cole’s smash hit Root
01:06 The asymmetrical nature within Root
05:29 Procedurally, how were the different positions designed?
06:57 To what degree development increase, going from solid design to a game out the door?
10:03 Katie and Cole’s thoughts about the asymmetry and the inspiration that went into the game
17:55 Postures and strategies
20:26 How the design of Maria and Fredrick, and how they shook Cole
21:51 What are some things that were tough design challenges for Cole
31:00 Final thoughts

Episode #124: Listener Questions

Episode #124: Listener Questions


Dirk, David, and Rob get together to answer questions sent in by you, the listeners!

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer,,
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:26 – What are your thoughts on the 4X genre and game length?

  • 0:06:51 – Have sculpts become a commercial crutch for poor game design?

  • 0:12:38 – Is the popularity of tabletop gaming related to the rise of digital games?

  • 0:17:41 – What board game has replaced another game for you?

  • 0:21:01 – What game has lost its luster as time went on?

  • 0:24:02 – What game do you wish had never been released?

  • 0:27:45 – What’s the most glaring flaw you’ve seen in a game?

  • 0:33:10 – What other podcasts do you listen to?

  • 0:37:01 – What game do you wish you could play more often?

  • 0:38:39 – What are you thoughts on paid beta programs?

  • 0:41:02 – What do you think about game company mergers?

  • 0:42:40 – Dirk, why the new company?

  • 0:44:34 – How have your designs changed through playtesting?

  • 0:51:14 – Should asymmetrical games be clearly marked as such?