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#216 Playtest Groups and Guilds with Tony Tran

#216 Playtest Groups and Guilds with Tony Tran

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, artana.com, dirk@artana.com
Skye Larsen – @robthesky_games
Tony Tran – @tonymakesgames

Episode Outline
– 00:31 Tony’s and Skye’s experience with tabletop game design
– 02:48 Tony’s game design guild in Nashville
– 04:14 Tony’s experience with a larger game design group in Boston
– 05:47 Skye shares his experience with his guild in Utah
– 07:35 The key benefits of playtesting your games with a guild
– 12:05 Avoiding “group think” when playtesting with the same people
– 17:24 The contrast between Tony’s and Skye’s guilds’ approaches to first playtests
– 20:38 Coming to a tabletop group with a video game design perspective
– 24:06 The biggest personal benefit of joining a game design group
– 27:38 Benefits of meeting face-to-face for playtesting
– 29:55 How could Tony’s and Skye’s guilds do better?
– 33:23 Some tips for better feedback from fellow designers

Episode #84: Marketing

Episode #84: Marketing

 

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob talk about the the importance of marketing. How important is it and how do the numbers compare between tabletop and the digital realm? And what’s the Wil Wheaton factor?

 

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:56 – Marketing at Hasbro

  • 0:08:20 – Marketing and conferences

  • 0:12:18 – The differences between tabletop and digital marketing

  • 0:21:01 – Data

  • 0:26:54 – Pricing

  • 0:33:38 – Theme and marketing

  • 0:41:25 – Copycats and “inspired by”

  • 0:51:43 – Marketing as independence

  • 0:54:52 – Wil Wheaton gets his own bullet point

Episode #45: Tabletop & Digital Design. With Ed Beach

Episode #45: Tabletop & Digital Design. With Ed Beach

 

Contact Information

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

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

Ed Beach – home.comcast.net/~ebeach, EdBeach@Comcast.net

 

Outline

  • 0:00:32 – ‘Here I Stand’

  • 0:08:35 – Ed’s design background

  • 0:14:04 – Differences between digital & tabletop design

  • 0:27:35 – How do you encourage negotiation?

  • 0:40:13 – Large scale VS small scale design

  • 0:46:20 – Scenario design VS tabletop design

  • 0:51:36 – Applying lessons across disciplines

  • 0:59:25 – Ed’s future projects