#270 Listener Questions January 2022


Once again, Kathryn Hymes joins Dirk and David for another round of listener questions. The discussion starts with a thorough examination of how to best grow an audience for a game when starting at zero. Other conversations cover the new hot genres in games, consent and session zero conversations for board games, and what the cohosts look for with their personal gaming choices. Finally, the talk wraps up with a discussion on purposefully or accidentally toxic players in all gaming mediums and different solutions for those issues.

Episode Outline

1:35 Growing an audience as a new game designer starting from scratch

18:05 How might the consent-based mechanics of some TTRPGs and video games be used in board games?

28:17 A discussion about new genres breaking out in the digital and tabletop spaces right now

38:08 A more philosophical question: why do each of our cohosts enjoy playing games?

45:31 Talking about toxicity in online games, when surrenders should happen, and how to mitigate the effect of bad players

In this Episode

Kathryn Hymes - @chicalashaw, thornygames.com
David V. Heron - @davidvheron
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer

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