Feb 28, 2013
Jon and Dirk are joined by Michael Tan, lead designer of War
Stories, a new tabletop wargaming franchise that just launched on
Kickstarter. Michael and Dirk talk about the experience of remotely
designing a game together, and share many of the exciting and
innovative features that help it stand out from other wargames.
Feb 21, 2013
In this week’s episode Jon and Dirk discuss two of their favorite
tactical combat games: Relic’s Company of Heroes, and Firaxis’
XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Our hosts discuss what these games did well,
poorly and what changes they would make to them.
Feb 14, 2013
This week Jon and Dirk are joined by Soren Johnson, best known as the designer of Civilization IV. The gang discusses the 4X genre with a particular focus on the Civilization series. They dig into what makes this category of games special, what problems they have yet to solve and what opportunities exist with...
Feb 6, 2013
Lucky #13! In this week’s episode, our hosts discuss Jon’s new game: ‘At the Gates,’ a 4X strategy game where you play as a barbarian tribe during the fall of Rome. They discuss the background for the game’s development, as well as the design thinking that went into many of its features. ‘At the Gates’...