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Unlike lots of world maps, I did not leave New Zealand off my show. Shem Phillips, designer of the Raiders series and upcoming West Kingdom series, joined me to talk about his approach to game design and his many trilogies. It was an interesting look at someone who has a clear vision for his designs and company.

new zealand by Sharon Faria from the Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S21_E05_Gaming_Down_Under_And_to_the_Right_with_Shem_Phillips.mp3
Category:Season 21 -- posted at: 10:29am EDT

Dan Letzring and Nicholas Yu joined me to talk about their game Adventure Tactics Domianne's Tower. This is a deck-building board game homage to Final Fantasy Tactics, an amazing game from the PS1 era. We discussed how this game built a vibrant class system in the style of FFT among other topics.

Credits: adventure by Sukuasli from the Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S21_E02_Adventure_Tactics_with_Dan_Letzring_and_Nicholas_Yu_80.mp3
Category:Season 21 -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Alexander Argyropoulis, founder of Mage Company, joined me to talk about sleeve production and the intricacies that go into producing sleeves and distinguishing one's company among the rest. Alex also talked about the various lessons he has learned over the last few years running Kickstarter campaigns.

Credit: sleeve by Llisole from the Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S21_E03_Wearing_Our_Hearts_on_Our_Sleeves_with_Mage_Company96.mp3
Category:Season 21 -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Rob Daviau, designer of many Legacy games, Fireball Island, and the upcoming Dark Tower, joined me to talk about the importance of components. This conversation is short but packed with lots of great insight from a guy who has had a long career designing fantastic products for gamers.

Credits: component by Gregor Cresnar from the Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S21_E02_Components_with_Rob_Daviau.mp3
Category:Season 21 -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

Elizabeth Hargrave, the designer of Wingspan, joined me to talk about the game, it's reception, diversity in board gaming, and bird watching. We really ran the gamut here on topics. Check it out to hear what she has to say.

Bird by Ealancheliyan s from the Noun Project

Direct download: W3_S21_E01_Wingspan_with_Eliz_Hargrave.mp3
Category:Season 21 -- posted at: 10:35pm 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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