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Focusing on both digital and tabletop gaming, The Game Design Round Table provides a forum for conversation about critical issues to game design.

Focusing on both digital and tabletop gaming, The Game Design Round Table provides a forum for conversation about critical issues to game design.
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Focusing on both digital and tabletop gaming, The Game Design Round Table provides a forum for conversation about critical issues to game design.

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English


Episodes

#201 Tim Burrell-Saward and Smart Speakers

11/8/2018
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Tim Burrell-Saward joins The Game Design Roundtable and discusses games that use smart speakers.

Duration:00:30:15

#200 Reflections on 200 Episodes of TGDRT

10/23/2018
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On this 200th episode of The Game Design Roundtable, many members of the team share thier thoughts on the show, the industry and people who have inspired them to be where they are today. Enjoy!

Duration:00:40:08

#199 Tabletop Game Designer - Scott Almes

10/5/2018
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In this episode, Dirk and Cole have a conversation with tabletop game designer Scott Almes. The discuss tiny box games as well as Scott's experience with a variety of publishers.

Duration:00:30:53

#198 Michael Woods, 38 Studios and Subatomic Studios

8/23/2018
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In this episode, Dirk and David have a conversation with Michael Woods. Michael previously worked at 38 Studios as well as Subatomic Studios. He shares his experiences with work on games large and small.

Duration:00:33:16

#197 Megagames with Ben Kanelos and Leslie Loy

7/13/2018
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In this episode, Dirk is joined by Ben Kanelos and Leslie Loy about megagames, also known as large scale simulation event with up to hundreds of participants.

Duration:00:32:20

#196 Admired Designers, Unlikely Games Enjoyed and Listener Questions

6/22/2018
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In this episode, Cole, Dirk and Kathryn name some admired designers, some unlikely games that they enjoy and answer some listener questions.

Duration:00:38:57

#195 Game Designer Alex Roberts

6/15/2018
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In this episode, Dirk and Harrison chat with game designer Alex Roberts. They discuss her recent experience with The Star Crossed Kickstarter as well differences between live action and table top game design.

Duration:00:33:22

#194 Kickstarter Results and Listener Questions

5/25/2018
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In this episode, David, Dirk and Rob get together for a discussion recapping a Kickstarter campaign for Restoration Games' Fireball Island. They also take a couple listener questions and discuss the idea of replayability.

Duration:00:38:30

#193 Game Designer Kellee Santiago

5/11/2018
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In this episode, Dirk has a great conversation with video game designer Kellee Santiago. They discuss the game Cloud, the state of VR games and this history of game design.

Duration:00:35:55

#192 Engineering Game Design with Aljernon Bolden

4/20/2018
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In this episode, Dirk and Harrison welcome Aljernon Bolden to the show. They discuss game design from an engineering approach.

Duration:00:34:01

#191 Fireball Island

4/3/2018
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In this episode, David, Dirk, and Rob get together to answer some listener questions, which turn into a good discussion and a deep dive into a single question about promotion. Also, Rob announces a Kickstarter for Fireball Island.

Duration:00:33:14

#190 Listener Questions - Cons, Kids, Games and Names

3/22/2018
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In this episode, Cole, David, and Dirk get together to answer some listener questions.

Duration:00:34:30

#189 Gaming the Past with Jeremiah McCall

2/23/2018
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In this episode, Dirk and Cole have a conversation with Jeremiah McCall who uses games in the classroom to help in teaching history.

Duration:00:39:10

#188 Listener Question - You Don't Blind Test a Painting

2/9/2018
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In this episode, Dirk, Kathryn and Rob get together to answer listener questions around playtesting and professional backgrounds in design.

Duration:00:27:37

#187 Listener Question - Acronym Edition

1/18/2018
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Description In this episode, David, Dirk and Harrison get together to answer listener questions. Lots of acronyms and great insights in this episode! JRPG, MUD, MMO ... David Heron - @DavidVHeron Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer, artana.com, dirk@artana.com Harrison Pink - @gilespink, harrisonpink@gmail.com

Duration:00:36:22

#186 Looking forward and back, 2017 to 2018

12/29/2017
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In this final episode of 2017, David, Dirk and Kathryn get together to review 2017 and look forward to 2018.

Duration:00:31:56

#185 Game Designer Cole Wehrle

12/22/2017
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In this episode, David and Dirk speak with game designer Cole Wehrle. They discuss Cole's work and how to find balance designing games with deep historical and cultural context.

Duration:00:41:00

#184: Narrative Designer Edwin McRae

12/8/2017
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In this episode, Harrison and Dirk speak with Edwin McRae, a narrative designer. They discuss the importance of the narrative line in game design and how it can keep game players engaged throughout a game with immersive details. --------------------- Edwin McRae - www.edmcrae.com, edwin@edmcrae.com Harrison Pink - @gilespink, harrisonpink@gmail.com Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer, dirk@artana.com, www.artana.com --------------------- Episode Outline 00:14 Welcome Edwin 00:17 Edwin's background...

Duration:00:30:34

#183: Listener Questions with David, Dirk and Rob

11/24/2017
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In this episode, David, Dirk and Rob finally get back together to catch up on each other's projects and answer listener questions. --------------------- David Heron - @DavidVHeron Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer, artana.com, dirk@artana.com Rob Daviau - @robdaviau --------------------- Episode Outline 00:11 The group is back together again - it's been a while. David, Dirk and Rob catch up with what they've all been up to. 07:55 Listener Questions 08:12 Opinions on the rise of game engine...

Duration:00:32:56

#182: Game Designer Mike Bithell – Thomas Was Alone

10/19/2017
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In this episode, Dirk and Harrison have a chat with Mike Bithell, designer of games such as Thomas Was Alone, Volume, EarthShape, and Subsurface Circular. They discuss Mike’s path to success and how he’s been able to make such a variety of games. --------------------- Mike Bithell – @mikebithell, mikebithellgames.com Harrison Pink – @GilesPink, harrisonpink.com, harrisonpink@gmail.com Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com --------------------- Episode Outline 0:17...

Duration:00:31:40