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Dungeons and Dragons is the grand-daddy of all RPGs. Its influence is so far reaching, its amazing. If you ever killed a monster, took its stuff, got experience points and then leveled up you owe DnD a huge debt.

We interviewed Mike Mearls the current lead designer of Dungeons and Dragons. We discuss with him the design challenges inherent with designing a game which so much history; both in terms of previous editions of the game, and the large volumes of official DnD fiction. We also discuss Mike's work on pre-written adventures, and on how Indie RPGs have influenced his design process.

To get the latest on the DnD world go to DnDInsider.com

Direct download: NvP_4x04_-_Dungeons_and_Dragons_with.mp3
Category:Season 4 -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Pandemic is a cooperative board game about saving the Earth from deadly diseases. We discuss with Matt Leacock the challenges unique to cooperative board games

Direct download: NvP_4x03_-_Pandemic_with_Matt_Leacock.mp3
Category:Season 4 -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

In this episode we talk to Vincent Baker about his rpg Poison'd. We discuss with him the his intent in designing the game. We also talk about what its like to reuse / re-purpose ideas (like escalation) in a new RPG. Also we talk about the controversy (so listen to the end)

Direct download: NvP_4x02_--_Poisond_with_Vincent_Baker.mp3
Category:Season 4 -- posted at: 1:00am EDT



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On Who, What, Why? we discuss game design with game designers and try to learn more about the game design process from the people who design games. Each episode we interview a designer of card games, board games, role playing games, or video games. We have both mainstream and independent developers as guests.

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