Episode # 105: Mail Call



Dirk, David, and Rob Daviau are answering questions this week on topics about board game design, publishing, translations, and more!


Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:43 – What existing game do you wish you had designed?

  • 0:04:02 – What can Eastern and Western developers learn from each other?

  • 0:09:37 – What game design phrases make you cringe?

  • 0:15:48 – How will designers grow if creators are not from the dominant culture?

  • 0:19:31 – Can you expand on the concept of player empowerment?

  • 0:24:31 – Should I sell my game to a publisher?

  • 0:32:36 – What are some examples of board games with great digital versions?

  • 0:40:45 – How do you find the right artist at the right rate?

  • 0:44:52 – Should I be worried about someone stealing my idea?

  • 0:47:48 – When is the right time to reach out to a big-name developer?

  • 0:50:59 – At what point do you translate your game?

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