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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

Episode #80: Anticipation and Expectations

Episode #80: Anticipation and Expectations

Description

This week Dirk, David, and Rob go over the process that leads up to experiencing the game. From first hearing about it and finally unboxing it, what matters the most to designers and players? And just how many of our regular panel are old-school D&D nerds? (Hint: all of them.)

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:26 – Early announcements and Seafall

  • 0:11:46 – Expectations and age

  • 0:19:00 – Boxes and graphic design

  • 0:34:32 – Opening the box

  • 0:45:05 – Time to play the game

  • 1:04:30 – Favorite new product memories

Episode #71: Intuitive Design. With Harrison Pink.

Episode #71: Intuitive Design. With Harrison Pink.

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidHeron

Harrison Pink – @ColonialPink, harrisonpink@gmail.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:43 – Intuitive vs Analytical Design

  • 0:09:04 – The Walking Dead and choices

  • 0:18:25 – Experience and its impact

  • 0:22:58 – Poker and feel

  • 0:40:15 – Adapting to new player roles

  • 0:49:26 – Borderlands and greed

 

Episode #67: Game Phases & Pivots

Episode #67: Game Phases & Pivots

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign,www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

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

Rob Daviau – @RobDaviauGamer, Rob.Daviau@IronWallGames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:22 – Pivot Points

  • 0:15:00 – Pacing Point of No Return

  • 0:21:20 – Chess

  • 0:27:14 – The Designer’s Perspective

  • 0:34:35 – Game Phases

  • 0:42:00 – Pivots in Mechanics