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March 23, 2020 @ 10:43 pm

Ep 70: A Conversation With Sean McDonald About Making IP Games

I sat down with Sean to talk to him about designing board games for two beloved IP's: Sonic the Hedgehog and Bomberman. How did he get these gigs, and what are the challenges you face when you need to meet the expectations of publishers, IP-holders, and fans of the original properties?

0:56 - Sean's start with boardgaming
3:53 - First design: Train Heist
8:59 - First IP design: Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course
18:00 - Future design: Unnamed Bomberman game
36:08 - Sean's future plans and "dream IP"

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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March 9, 2020 @ 11:38 pm

Ep 69: PAX East 2020

Matt and Marc played a lot of games at PAX East, and you're going to hear about it! We've got a better crop than we had at PAX Unplugged, with nearly all of the games listed below being quite enjoyable. Which are our favorites? You might be surprised.

This podcast is sponsored by Engro Games, who are running a kickstarter right now for two microgames: Reach and Okazaki. Find more information here.

1:09 - Our PAXperience
6:18 - 2-headed giant mystery sealed event
10:31 - Parks
13:51 - Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon
18:49 - Caylus 1303
20:57 - Marc proposes a new classification system for eurogames
25:55 - Point Salad
28:33 - Electropolis
35:18 - Pax Transhumanity
43:33 - Deep Blue
48:06 - Arkham Horror: Final Hour
52:45 - Cooper Island
57:36 - Nova Luna
1:00:29 - Cosmic Frog
1:05:14 - Goat n Goat
1:06:46 - Boba Boss

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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March 3, 2020 @ 12:31 am

Ep 68: A Conversation With Bruno Faidutti

Bruno is one of the most prolific modern game designers. In this podcast we sit down to talk about all kinds of tricky topics and how they relate to board gaming. He presents a number of interesting ideas that I'm still mulling over.

This podcast is sponsored by Engro Games, who are running a kickstarter right now for two microgames: Reach and Okazaki. Find more information here.

1:39 - Board games on the global scale
8:51 - Games as a reflection of real life choices
11:00 - Games in education
21:14 - Games and religion
29:46 - Faidutti's designs, and the place of politics/history in games
38:38 - What kind of game do you want to make but haven't yet?

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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