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#197 Megagames with Ben Kanelos and Leslie Loy

#197 Megagames with Ben Kanelos and Leslie Loy

Ben Kanelos – @bkgamedesign
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, artana.com, dirk@artana.com
Leslie Loy – leslie.loy@westcoastmegagames.com, westcoastmegagames.com

Episode Outline
– 00:22 What is a megagame?
– 01:20 What is the upper limit of the number or players?
– 03:28 What about the player to administrator ratio?
– 04:51 A megagame described.
– 07:46 Mega Board Game vs megagame
– 09:33 What is it like to facilitate a megagame?
– 14:32 How are the rules both strict and modified on the fly in a megagame?
– 17:09 How the social aspect of megagames comes into play.
– 19:17 How do you find out about megagames?
– 22:13 How is technology used in megagames?
– 23:28 How does one get started with playing megagames?
– 25:04 What can new gamers expect with playing a megagame for the first time?
– 27:48 Are there areas of a megagame where a more introverted person can find a place?
– 30:07 Final thoughts

#154: Essen and Listener Mail

#154: Essen and Listener Mail

Description
Dirk, David, and Rob are back again to talk about what’s going on in their worlds and to answer more listener mail. Rob is back from Europe after attending the Essen (SPIEL) game convention and has stories to tell about where cultural stereotypes come from. Dirk’s Einstein game is doing well on Kickstarter and is available for purchase at that site.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyerwww.artana.comDirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau – @RobDaviaurob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:02 – Essen
  • 0:08:07 – Einstein
  • 0:12:44 – 504
  • 0:18:31 – Designing a Legacy game
  • 0:30:37 – When is good “good enough”?
  • 0:37:07 – Companion apps for games
  • 0:43:26 – Incorporating setup and takedown
  • 0:46:16 – Patreon vs. Kickstarter