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Episode #73: MMO’s, RPG’s and Pathfinder with Ryan Dancey

Episode #73: MMO’s, RPG’s and Pathfinder with Ryan Dancey

Description

 Ryan Dancey joins Dirk and Soren to talk about tabletop RPGs and Pathfinder Online. What’s the cross-section between MMOs and traditional RPGs? Listen in to find out how Pathfinder took the helm from D&D and what their plans are for their upcoming MMO.

 

Contact Information

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

Soren Johnson – www.designer-notes.com, www.mohawkgames.com, @sorenjohnson

Ryan Dancey – @rsdancey

 

Episode Outline

 

  • 0:00:21 – Ryan’s background

  • 0:03:18 – Ryan and game design

  • 0:08:20 – The Pathfinder roleplaying game

  • 0:21:10 – Do MMOs hurt tabletop RPG sales?

  • 0:30:05 – Pathfinder online and Kickstarter

  • 0:39:49 – “Theme Park” games vs. sandbox games

  • 0:55:28 – Combat vs. relationships in RPGs

Episode #58: Death in Games

Episode #58: Death in Games

Contact Information

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

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:58 – Why has death changed in design history?

  • 0:06:00 – What should death’s role be?

  • 0:21:16 – Death in persistent games

  • 0:27:10 – Permanent loss

  • 0:34:05 – Death done well and poorly

  • 0:45:00 – Can death help players?

  • 0:52:55 – Ideas for improving death