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#17: Kickstarter & Fate Core. With Fred Hicks

With the At the Gates funding campaign coming to a close, Jon and Dirk are joined by the timely Fred Hicks of Evil...

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#16: War Stories. With Michael Tan

Jon and Dirk are joined by Michael Tan, lead designer of War Stories, a new tabletop wargaming franchise that just...

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#15: Tactics, Company of Heroes & XCOM

In this week’s episode Jon and Dirk discuss two of their favorite tactical combat games: Relic’s Company of Heroes,...

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#14: 4X Games & Civilization. With Soren Johnson

This week Jon and Dirk are joined by Soren Johnson, best known as the designer of Civilization IV. The gang discusses...

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#13: Jon’s New Game - At the Gates

Lucky #13! In this week’s episode, our hosts discuss Jon’s new game: ‘At the Gates,’ a 4X strategy game where you...

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#12: CCGs & Dominion. With David Heron

Jon and Dirk are joined by designer David Heron to discuss his work on the Legend of the Five Rings CCG (Collectible...

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#11: Storytelling & The Walking Dead. With Telltale

A “high-energy” episode this week as Jon and Dirk are joined by Telltale Games designers (and Idle Thumbs hosts) Sean...

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#11: Storytelling & The Walking Dead. With Telltale

A “high-energy” episode this week as Jon and Dirk are joined by Telltale Games designers (and Idle Thumbs hosts) Sean...

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#10: Battle of the Bulge, Updates, and More

An intimate show this week where Jon and Dirk cover a variety of topics ranging from the new Battle of the Bulge iOS...

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#10: Battle of the Bulge, Updates, and More

An intimate show this week where Jon and Dirk cover a variety of topics ranging from the new Battle of the Bulge iOS...

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#9: Journey of a Part-Time Indie. With Jesse Howard

This week Jon and Dirk are joined by Jesse Howard, an academic turned part-time tabletop designer - at age 40. They...

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#9: Journey of a Part-Time Indie. With Jesse Howard

This week Jon and Dirk are joined by Jesse Howard, an academic turned part-time tabletop designer - at age 40. They...

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#8: End-of-Year Spectacular 2012

In the final episode of 2012, Jon and Dirk hand out the first annual TGDRT Game Design Awards. Our hosts highlight...

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#8: End-of-Year Spectacular 2012

In the final episode of 2012, Jon and Dirk hand out the first annual TGDRT Game Design Awards. Our hosts highlight...

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#7: Experience & Replayability. With Scott Lewis

This week Jon and Dirk are joined by Firaxis designer and programmer Scott Lewis. He comes on the show to jump into a...

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#7: Experience & Replayability. With Scott Lewis

This week Jon and Dirk are joined by Firaxis designer and programmer Scott Lewis. He comes on the show to jump into a...

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#6: Running a Game Company. With Uwe Eickert

This week Dirk and Jon are joined by Uwe Eickert, founder of Academy Games and designer of several acclaimed board...

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#6: Running a Game Company. With Uwe Eickert

This week Dirk and Jon are joined by Uwe Eickert, founder of Academy Games and designer of several acclaimed board...

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#5: Digital vs. Tabletop Game Design

An intimate show this week in which our co-hosts “go commando,” as Dirk puts it. We compare and contrast tabletop and...

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#4: Storytelling & Crusader Kings 2. With Paradox.

Henrik Fahraeus and Chris King from the Paradox Interactive design crew join Jon and Dirk to talk about storytelling...

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