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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 #60: End-of-Year Spectacular 2013

Episode #60: End-of-Year Spectacular 2013

Contact Information

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

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:19 – Best Light Game

  • 0:12:02 – Best Integration of Theme

  • 0:22:31 – Best Mechanic

  • 0:28:32 – Most Elegant

  • 0:37:41 – Most Innovative

  • 0:42:30 – Best Feature in a Disappointing Game

  • 0:51:15 – Most Fun

  • 1:01:05 – Most Disappointing

  • 1:11:10 – Game of the Year
Episode #42: King of Dragon Pass. With David Dunham

Episode #42: King of Dragon Pass. With David Dunham

 

Contact Information

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

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

David Dunham – @KingDragonPass, www.A-Sharp.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:54 – King of Dragon Pass

  • 0:02:47 – The origins of KoDP

  • 0:07:00 – KoDP’s story

  • 0:16:24 – The development of KoDP

  • 0:25:32 – Sales and target audience

  • 0:28:50 – Why go indie?

  • 0:37:38 – A Sharp: David’s company

  • 0:39:13 – David’s design process

  • 0:49:07 – David’s interests

  • 0:54:20 – Advice for aspiring designers