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  1. Episode #143: The Mailbag Tolls for Thee | The Game Design Round Table

    Episode #143: The Mailbag Tolls for Thee


    Dirk, David, and Rob peek into the mailbag once again and answer your questions. After a brief celebration over the recent success of Pandemic Legacy, the trio talk about design-driven narrative and a few questions about the dirty details of rules.

    Contact Info

    Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer,,

    David Heron – @DavidVHeron

    Rob Daviau – @RobDaviauGamer,

    Episode Outline

    0:04:41 – Tools for design-driven narrative

    0:22:38 – Errata and updates for tabletop games

    0:39:22 – Handling obscure or difficult rules

    0:49:00 – Game design vocabulary

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  2. Episode #135: Isaac Childres and Gloomhaven | The Game Design Round Table

    Episode #135: Isaac Childres and Gloomhaven


    Dirk and Rob sit down with game designer Isaac Childres to talk about his self-published and Kickstarted game Gloomhaven. Rob seems to have found the game he’s been looking for all along and has plenty of questions for Isaac, who has published several games on his own and appears to be looking at a hit with Gloomhaven.

    Contact Info

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

    Isaac Childres – @cephalofair,

    Episode Outline

    0:00:19 – Gloomhaven

    0:06:43 – Retirement mechanic

    0:14:06 – Inspirations for Gloomhaven

    0:27:40 – Publishing

    0:33:12 – Previous games

    0:42:51 – Publishing lessons learned

    0:50:23 – Upcoming games

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  3. Episode #133: Designer Alex Kevern | The Game Design Round Table

    Episode #133: Designer Alex Kevern


    This week Dirk and David are joined by game designer Alex Kevern. Alex has followed the path from gamer to designer and brought several different games to market with a myriad of publishers. He offers his experiences dealing with different publishers as well as modifying themes for games and working on Kickstarter.

    Contact Info

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

    Alex Kevern -@alexwithideas

    Episode Outline

    0:00:16 – Alex’s background

    0:03:54 – Daxu

    0:11:17 – Changing themes

    0:16:05 – World’s Fair

    0:24:50 – Kickstarter

    0:27:45 – Expansions

    0:34:01 – Gold West

    0:39:46 – Working with publishers

    0:46:12 – Future projects


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  4. #125: Stonemaier Games and Scythe with Jamey Stegmaier

    Episode #125: Stonemaier Games and Scythe with Jamey Stegmaier


    Jamey Stegmaier stops by to talk to Dirk and David about his previous games as well as the upcoming and hotly anticipated Scythe. Scythe’s evocative art and theme have piqued the interest of the boardgaming community. Jamey fills us in on how the game came about and what the players can expect in terms of mechanics and gameplay.

    Contact Info

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

    Jamey Stegmaier –,, @jameystegmaier

    Episode Outline

    0:01:18 – Making the jump to full-time game designer

    0:06:18 – Viticulture

    0:14:48 – Kickstarter and content

    0:18:09 – Kickstarter and non-US customers

    0:21:31 – Treasure chests

    0:24:54 – Scythe

    0:31:51 – Scythe’s art

    0:36:58 – New players and describing actions

    0:50:22 – Game length

    0:56:27 – Combat in Scythe

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  5. Episode #112: 2014 in Review

    Episode #112: 2014 in Review


    Dirk, David, and Rob look back at 2014. Rob’s Kickstarter leads the way with a great success story and a view into just how crazy his life became this year. Dirk and David share their big moves from the year and look ahead to what’s coming. Finally, Dirk says some nice things about Michael Hermes, who may or may not be writing these show notes (and sounds like a swell guy).

    Contact information

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

    Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer,

    Episode Outline

    0:00:53 – Rob’s Kickstarter

    0:08:10 – Dirk’s Kickstarter

    0:15:19 – David’s move

    0:27:16 – Dirk’s year in review

    0:35:10 – Seafall

    0:41:07 – David’s board games

    0:45:21 – Rob’s teaching

    0:50:03 – Conquistador Games

    0:51:54 – The Game Design Roundtable

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Episode #50: Kickstarter & Stonemaier Games. With Jamey Stegmaier

    Episode #50: Kickstarter & Stonemaier Games. With Jamey Stegmaier


    Contact Information

    Jon Shafer - @JonShaferDesign,,

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,,

    Jamey Stegmaier – @JameyStegmaier,,


    Episode Outline

    0:00:40 – Stonemaier Games

    0:02:37 – ‘Viticulture’

    0:11:40 – ‘Euphoria’

    0:14:30 – Jamey’s design history

    0:15:39 – Kickstarter videos

    0:19:42 – Why was ‘Euphoria’ so successful?

    0:22:52 – Time budgeting

    0:27:39 – Kickstarter consulting

    0:30:46 – Kickstarter mistakes

    0:34:16 – The future of crowdfunding

    0:43:12 – How can Kickstarter evolve?

    1:03:00 – The future of Stonemaier

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