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August 21, 2021 @ 5:07 pm

Ep 87: A Conversation with James Naylor

I sit down with James to talk about his excellent debut game, Magnate: The First City, as well as his next project, cleverly titled Boardgames: The Board Game (The Card Game), and his podcast called Producing Fun. Magnate is such a bold and interesting first design and I'm completely on board for whatever he makes down the road. 

1:07 -- James' start in board games
4:57 -- Starting to design
8:19 -- Creating Magnate: The First City
13:20 -- Developing the "crash" mechanism in Magnate
19:21 -- Different styles of eurogame
24:01 -- Advanced vs basic rules in Magnate
31:38 -- First time game publishing experience
35:03 -- Boardgames: The Board Game (The Card Game)
53:32 -- Adapting a theme to a set of mechanisms
56:35 -- Art strategy
1:00:33 -- Future Naylor Games projects
1:07:32 -- The Producing Fun podcast
1:11:38 -- Comparing the state of games to film history
1:22:25 -- Marc once again floats his pet mechanism by a podcast guest

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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August 8, 2021 @ 12:50 am

Ep 86: Chillcast 3: Revenge of Chill

Marc and Ben have been playing a lot of new games, and you're going to hear about it! Come chill with us.

0:59 -- My City
5:13 -- Coldwater Crown
11:06 -- For Science!
19:51 -- Legends of Andor
27:11 -- Downfall
33:31 -- Exodus Fleet
38:29 -- San Juan
40:57 -- Antike Duellum
45:07 -- The Alpha
49:15 -- Tasty Humans
54:11 -- Glass Road
58:08 -- Anachrony
1:03:44 -- Ranking the games

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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