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  1. Episode: #129: Daniel Solis

    Episode: #129: Daniel Solis


    Dirk and Rob sit down with game designer Daniel Solis to talk about his background with card and microgames. Daniel’s games can be played all over the world and he shares his experiences with international publishers as well as crowdfunding and print-on-demand.

    Contact Info

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comRob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

    Daniel Solis – @DanielSolis,

    Episode Outline

    0:00:26 – Daniel’s background

    0:07:01 – Card counts

    0:11:10 – Sharing ideas

    0:15:27 – Playtesting

    0:18:31 – Kigi

    0:22:04 – Publishers in different regions

    0:33:39 – International legal matters

    0:39:49 – Royalties and crowdfunding

    0:53:58 – Upcoming projects

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  2. Episode #110: The Science of Fun with Nicole Lazzaro

    Episode #110: The Science of Fun with Nicole Lazzaro


    Is there a formula for fun? Nicole Lazzaro joins Dirk and David to talk about what makes games fun, deliver a brief dive into neuroscience, and compare the concept of fun and gaming addiction.

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

    Nicole Lazzaro – @nicolelazzaro,

    Episode Outline

    0:01:34 – The four keys to fun

    0:13:18 – Depth

    0:29:22 – Tabletop

    0:39:32 – A primer on neurology

    0:50:50 – Free to play

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  3. Episode #108: Funemployed and Boardgamegeekcon

    Episode #108: Funemployed and Boardgamegeekcon

    Dirk, David, and Rob are on hand to talk about two topics this week. First, the progress of Rob’s current Kickstarter: Funemployed 2nd Edition. He reviews how the Kickstarter is going as well as steps he took on the front end. Next, Dirk and Rob talk about their time at Boardgamegeekcon, a convention put on by the website of the same name.

    Contact Information

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

    Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

    Episode Outline

    0:00:13 – Rob’s Kickstarter

    0:09:12 – Setting up a Kickstarter

    0:14:26 – Boardgamegeekcon

    0:21:58 – Acquire

    0:27:47 – Red7

    0:34:15 – Hypoborea

    0:38:47 – Tragedy Looper

    0:45:57 – Mysterium

    0:49:33 – Tesla vs Edison

    0:56:27 – Artemis

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  4. Episode #104: Trading Mission to Mars

    Episode #104: Trading Mission to Mars

    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,

    Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson,,

    Bruce Geryk – @spacerumsfeld,

    Julian Murdoch – @GWJRabbit


    Episode Outline

    0:00:33 – The latest changes in OTC

    0:03:44 – Impressions from Bruce and Julian

    0:11:31 – Competition and fun

    0:21:44 – The wargamer’s perspective

    0:27:13 – New influences

    0:31:34 – Belter

    0:40:38 – Speed and the endgame

    0:47:44 – Early access

    0:50:39 – Innovative games

    1:06:19 – Dates

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  5. The Game of Crowd Funding Jason Washburn Interview

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    Jason Washburn, from Talon Strikes Studios, joins Jeff for a conversation on The Game of Crowd Funding. They discuss Jason’s varied professions, producing well made prototypes, getting the word out, and Jason’s  current project; Hooch on Kickstarter through October 19, 2014!



    Jason Washburn (Talon Strikes Studios)

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    Talon Strikes Studios Website:



    Music: Dan-O



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