Making the Game Fun
Episode 106 is a bit shorter this week as the crew was not able to get together to record. I do have a segment where Bill and Dixon discuss one of thier first Wrath of King’s games and some questions that came up during the game.
I hope you all enjoy the shorter episode!
00:00:15 – Opening
00:06:15 – Wrath of Kings, Game On
01:19:04 – Outro
John has returned to the Gamers Lounge and episode 92 brings you the begining piece of our marathon recording session. In this episode Bill and John take a long, meandering hour to go over a lot of things that have been happening lately. It’s been a while since I got to just chat on the podcast about going’s on and we have a lot of fun with it.
Following the intro we dive into some of the challenges we are starting to face with Wild West Exodus. We discuss some of the limits we are starting to face and wonder (asking for feedback) if it’s because we are “playing wrong” or if it’s just the limits to the game.
Then there is the Outro where Bill is back solo and talks about some of the upcoming events and episodes.
00:00:16 – Intro
00:50:46 – Wild West Exodus Limits?
01:33:51 – Outro
The Developers Corner is an 8 part series of segments where Bill has picked out a series of questions to pose to game developers. Three game developers participate in this first series, Toby from GCT, Romeo from WWX, and Dave from BHG. In these three developers we have a new but established game (Bushido), a newly launched game (WWX), and a game still in development (No Future). All three game designers talk about how they tackled the specific scenarios presented in their games. The recording of these segments was accomplished over a 3 month period with a format of each developer independently answering the questions posed by Bill.
This third segment tackles if the story and background or the rules are more important to the design of a game.
I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Romeo, Dave, and Toby for participating in this series. I hope it’s helpful, insightful, and interesting to the listeners.
Episode 82 is here with the promised discussions of X-Wing, Firefly (the board game), and (non)Gamer Wives. Friend of the show and previous one listener Ben brings along his friend Luke and we all sit down for a conversation. We open up following their introduction to Wild West Exodus and grab their thoughts on the game. Following a break to play a quick game of Star War’s X-Wing, we come back with the promised Ben’s view on X-Wing. That’s followed up with Ben and I discussing getting our wives into games, specifically Ben’s wife Christina who WAS an acclaimed non-gamer.
I hope you enjoy the show. Please feel free to send comments to my email or leave them in the comments on the blog.
00:00:16 – Intro & WWX Opinions
00:21:01 – Star Wars X-Wing Discussion
00:58:45 – Ben’s Wife, transition from Non-Gamer to Gamer
01:26:25 – Outro