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Instant access to infinite information and tools broke down the walls of traditional publishing. The good news is anyone can write a book. And that’s bad news.
April 15, 2015 Have you ever felt unable to articulate the gnawing doubt that paws at your mind as you play another 4X strategy game? Wondered at the tickle of weariness that plays at your mind as you once again discover Iron and go about the tedious work of upgrading your troops to Swordsman? Have you sighed deeply, closing out yet another Civilization run a mere five hours in, knowing that you’ll never come back to it, finding it easier to start again on a vast, unspoiled continent before the crushing weight of despair will once again drive your game to a close?
If so, this is the show for you! Rob and Troy are joined by game designer David Heron and freelance writer Austin Walker to talk about 4X games as a whole - what works, what doesn’t, and why every damn conversation circles back to people looking for another Masters of Orion game.
Endless Legend, Civilization, The Last Federation, Masters of Orion
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Episode #117: Chatting with Robin D. Laws
Roleplaying game and novel writer Robin D. Laws joins Dirk and David to share his experience as a designer and writer in the gaming industry. Robin shares his methodology, how writing for the two media compares, and his upcoming work.
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer, www.CQGames.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.comDavid Heron – @DavidVHeron
Robin D. Laws – @robindlaws, kenandrobintalkaboutstuff.com
0:00:24 – Robin’s background
0:03:11 – The Gumshoe system
0:11:59 – Establishing a voice
0:20:20 – Gumshoe licensing
0:26:03 – Recommendations on systems
0:28:46 – Robin’s novels
0:36:26 – Design process
0:38:59 – King of Dragon Pass
0:44:38 – The future of D&D
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