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Episode #145: Seafall, Powering Up, and Listener Mail

Episode #145: Seafall, Powering Up, and Listener Mail

Description
It’s a celebratory show as Dirk, David, and Rob talk about the latest releases from the crew. Rob’s Legacy game Seafall is finally ready for preorder after many years of hard work and Dirk is also pleased to share that his expansion for Tesla vs. Edison – Powering Up – is up on Kickstarter and exceeding his expectations.

Our always-curious listeners have provided yet more questions for the panel, and they delve into a variety of topics on digital game implementations and why Rob wants to be a cardboard screen.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau – @cardboardedison, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:32 – Seafall
  • 0:06:30 – Tesla vs. Edison – Powering Up
  • 0:14:39 – Games in both tabletop and digital format
  • 0:20:19 – App first before Kickstarter?
  • 0:34:13 – Turn length on apps and tabletop
  • 0:39:42 – When are you truly a game designer?
  • 0:40:11 – Saltana
  • 0:42:13 – Working with other publishers
  • 0:45:06 – What physical game component do you most identify with?
  • 0:48:49 – Playing a bad game with a good group
  • 0:53:24 – Memory as a resource
Episode #137: Once More Into the Mailbag

Episode #137: Once More Into the Mailbag

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob tackle more listener mail in this week’s episode. We had a lot of great questions come in from our listeners that cover royalty free assets, distribution for board games, and some more from Dirk on Tesla and Edison.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:11 – How do you know when the mechanics are done?

  • 0:10:53 – Not using regular distribution

  • 0:22:25 – Using royalty free assets?

  • 0:33:01 – Do you have any recommendations on finding royalty free assets?

  • 0:41:37 – What are some clever design decisions that were used to cover up flaws?

  • 0:45:50 – Can you comment some more on Tesla and Edison as people?

  • 0:51:12 – Asymmetric design between two players

  • 0:59:40 – Rules-based programming

Episode #136: Playing Catch-up

Episode #136: Playing Catch-up

Description

We’re back! Dirk, David, and Rob are here again to talk about game design after a flurry of activity and travel. David is knee-deep in Star Trek Timelines and Rob is pleased with the success of Pandemic Legacy. Meanwhile, Dirk was invited to the laboratory of Thomas Edison thanks to the work he did with his game Tesla vs. Edison.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:34 – Star Trek Timelines

  • 0:07:02 – Game pacing

  • 0:17:49 – Risk Legacy and Pandemic Legacy

  • 0:27:48 – Expertise, failure, and learning

  • 0:35:53 – Edison Innovation Foundation

  • 0:47:59 – Chronicles

  • 0:48:00 – Disruptor Beam

Episode #120: Project Check-in

Episode #120: Project Check-in

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob take a moment to check in on their respective projects. Rob details his long and illustrious career as the head of marketing for his game company while David checks in with an update on Star Trek Timelines. Meanwhile, Dirk’s Kickstarter for Tesla vs. Edison is ready to go live and the question of shipping costs rears its ugly head.

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:33 – New York Toy Fair

  • 0:08:22 – New roles and marketing

  • 0:14:38 – PAX and Star Trek Timelines

  • 0:23:24 – Star Trek Timelines demo

  • 0:43:47 – Tesla vs. Edison

Episode #108: Funemployed and Boardgamegeekcon

Episode #108: Funemployed and Boardgamegeekcon

Dirk, David, and Rob are on hand to talk about two topics this week. First, the progress of Rob’s current Kickstarter: Funemployed 2nd Edition. He reviews how the Kickstarter is going as well as steps he took on the front end. Next, Dirk and Rob talk about their time at Boardgamegeekcon, a convention put on by the website of the same name.

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:13 – Rob’s Kickstarter

  • 0:09:12 – Setting up a Kickstarter

  • 0:14:26 – Boardgamegeekcon

  • 0:21:58 – Acquire

  • 0:27:47 – Red7

  • 0:34:15 – Hypoborea

  • 0:38:47 – Tragedy Looper

  • 0:45:57 – Mysterium

  • 0:49:33 – Tesla vs Edison

  • 0:56:27 – Artemis

Episode #103: Catching Up

Episode #103: Catching Up

Description

It’s just Dirk and David today as the hosts catch up on each of their own projects. David has made some big changes and moved on to a new company in a new town, and Dirk details all of the different irons he has in the fire.

Contact Information

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

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:25 – David’s big changes

  • 0:09:35 – Future plans

  • 0:18:05 – Working face to face

  • 0:21:34 – Moving to Boston

  • 0:33:37 – War Stories

  • 0:42:48 – Futbol Strategy

  • 0:55:05 – Tesla vs Edison

  • 0:56:31 – Dirk’s mystery projects