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A podcast about topics in game design featuring all of the many people who come together to make games possible.

Apr 14, 2021

Trey Chambers, designer of Empyreal and its expansions, joined me to talk about his game: a very massive but deeply rich train game set in the world of Indines. We focused a lot of how he packs replayability into the game and what that means. 

Credits: Train by Ataur Rahman from the Noun Project

Apr 10, 2021

John Kovalic, cartoonist and game designer, joined the show to talk about his journey into the industry and more. John is most notable for his work on Munchkin and Apples to Apples, but he has worked on 100s of games in his career. He also draws the comic The Dork Tower.

Credit: artist by Stephen Borengasser from the...

Apr 6, 2021

Harrison Brooks, a young designer, has burst onto the hobby scene with a game called Elevator Up. It's a casual game that was designed, tested, illustrated, and printed by Harrison. Our conversation focused on how he designed the game and got into game design in general.

Credit: Created by Vectors Point from the Noun...

Mar 21, 2021

Bush Poo, a game designed by Justin and Alison Crooks, puts players in a very familiar setting. You are on a hike and have to go to the toilet... like really, really have to go. This push your luck game fits its theme perfectly. We discussed its design and more. And yes, I made some poo jokes. 

Credit: poo by parkjisun...

Mar 17, 2021

2 podcasts in one day?! Well, at least it opens with a Seinfeld joke. Sean Chappell, one of the designers behind Hivernation, joined me to talk about his game. We discussed creating abstracts, planning a Kickstarter during a pandemic, and even 3D printing.

Hivernation comes to Kickstarter April 13th.

Credits: hive by...