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Erica Bouyouris, designer of Roar!, joined me to talk about her game Roar, her introduction to the hobby game world, and her experiences within that world. This conversation went all over the place, and Erica was a fount of knowledge and advice. I enjoyed having her on the show.

Credit: Canadian flag icon by Loic Poivet from NounProject.com

Direct download: W3_S19_E06_Design_and_Culture_with_Erica_Bouyouris_64.mp3
Category:Season 19 -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Randy Hoyt and John Shulters of Fox Trot games joined me an in depth discussion of the question "Are board games art?" We explored this topic in a myriad of ways first defining the terms art and game and then delving into how those ideas could be applied to board games. This one was a fun chat with a lot to unpack.

Credits: 1. chess piece by Ben Davis from the Noun Project 2. frame by Kari Svangstu from the Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S19_E05_Games_as_Art_with_Randy_Hoyt_and_John_Shulters_64.mp3
Category:Season 19 -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

Nat Levan, designer of small games featured in the Button Shy line joined the show to discuss Super Tall, a game currently on Kickstarter. We focused on how the game came about and how Nat refined such a small game experience. The game is currently on Kickstarter if you are a fan of Nat's or the Button Shy line of games. This game won't disappoint you.

Go to Kickstarter to check out the campaign if this game is of interest to you: Super Tall

Credit: Building icon credited to Iconfun at Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S19_E04_SuperTall_with_Nat_Levan.mp3
Category:Season 19 -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

In the second episode of this special series, Heather and I discuss deck building. We spend a lot of time breaking down the simplest of the deck builders, Dominion. 

Direct download: W3_S19_E03_Deckbuilding_Mechanic_Discussion_64.mp3
Category:Season 19 -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

In this series of episodes myself and my friend Heather will explore one game mechanic or topic in game design. In this episode we discussed one of my favorite mechanics: exploration. Hope you enjoy!

P.S. Don't worry; I will still be interviewing designers, but I wanted to expand my content and try something new.

Direct download: W3_S19_E02_Exploration_Mechanic_Discussion_80.mp3
Category:Season 19 -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Seth Jafee, designer and co-founder of TMG, joined me to discuss game development, design, end game mechanics, and TMG's 10 year anniversary celebration coming up. It was an incredibly interesting conversation that should be of interest to many listeners.

TMG is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a re-release of Homesteaders. 

Dragon icon created by Cassie McKown at NounProject.com

Direct download: W3_S19_E01_Development_with_Seth_Jafee_56.mp3
Category:Season 19 -- posted at: 9:12pm 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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