Rob Daviau

#287 Diving Into Cards With Rob Daviau

Genre Deep Dive


Former cohost Rob Daviau joins Dirk and David to discuss card games in the context of his upcoming game Unmatched Adventures.  After catching up on the state of Rob’s company Restoration Games, the trio start their deep dive into the card game Unmatched, including its origins with Star Wars: Epic Duels and what makes the system deep enough for tournament play but simple enough for casual or family play. Rob also talks about adding co-op to the system with Unmatched Adventures, and the challenges that came with making it backwards compatible with previous Unmatched sets. The group ends the show talking about cards as components.

Link for crowdfunding campaign:

Episode Outline

1:10 Rob talks a bit about life and the current state of the tabletop publishing industry

8:22 Discussing the Unmatched series and the upcoming addition to it–Unmatched Adventures

17:32 Breaking down the design of Unmatched on the whole

35:30 Talking about the upcoming crowdfunding campaign for Unmatched Adventures

43:31 Rob talks about cards as a component and contrasts card randomization with rolling dice

49:48 Discussing the app for Unmatched and the space for technology in board games

52:41 Some final thoughts and advice for listeners from Rob

In this Episode

Rob Daviau - @robdaviau,
David V. Heron - @davidvheron
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer

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