#225 Round Table on Thematic Games #1

Designing Thematic Games


Dirk and David speak with former cohost and friend of the show Kathryn Hymes. Together, the three of them discuss important questions and lessons learned from the first four episodes in the Designing Thematic Games series.

Episode Outline

01:13 Catching up with Kathryn’s game designs and convention appearances

06:49 David’s updates with his design consulting

10:53 Going back to Nikki’s episode, what themes or projects have challenged Dirk, David, and Kathryn’s beliefs or priorities?

21:51 Returning to the episode with Elizabeth, how have the group used components and/or art effectively in their designs?

34:45 Thinking back to Kynan’s episode, how have Dirk, David, and Kathryn collaborated on projects while maintaining a cohesive theme?

49:08 Referencing the episode with Scott, the group discusses how tabletop and digital games might evolve in the next 10-20 years.

In this Episode

Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer
Kathryn Hymes - @chicalashaw, thornygames.com
Skye Larsen - @robthesky_games

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