Designers Roundtable - Episode #124: Listener Questions

Episode #124: Listener Questions


Dirk, David, and Rob get together to answer questions sent in by you, the listeners!

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comDavid Heron – @DavidVHeron

Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

Episode Outline

0:00:26 – What are your thoughts on the 4X genre and game length?

0:06:51 – Have sculpts become a commercial crutch for poor game design?

0:12:38 – Is the popularity of tabletop gaming related to the rise of digital games?

0:17:41 – What board game has replaced another game for you?

0:21:01 – What game has lost its luster as time went on?

0:24:02 – What game do you wish had never been released?

0:27:45 – What’s the most glaring flaw you’ve seen in a game?

0:33:10 – What other podcasts do you listen to?

0:37:01 – What game do you wish you could play more often?

0:38:39 – What are you thoughts on paid beta programs?

0:41:02 – What do you think about game company mergers?

0:42:40 – Dirk, why the new company?

0:44:34 – How have your designs changed through playtesting?

0:51:14 – Should asymmetrical games be clearly marked as such?