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



 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

Soren Johnson –,, @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

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