The State of Games, Ep. 158 – The One About The Doctor’s Advice

stateofgameslogonewThere are certain creative leaders in the game design hobby that pop up from time to time with interesting nuggets of wisdom – Dr. Reiner Knizia is one such creative. With over 600 games and books credited to him over his career, he definitely has the experience and chops to lay down some knowledge, and a lot of that knowledge is extraordinarily valuable. On this particular show we decided to take a couple of his more recent – and infinitely intriguing – statements and break them down for discussion. Should you file them or flush them? Come on in and find out!


 

arkhamGames and things mentioned

Unpub Network

Èze

Maastricht

Arkham Horror

Elder Sign

Coin & Crown

Watson & Holmes

Western Legends

Kick-Ass

VivaJava

VivaJava: The Dice Game

Compounded

Bottom of the 9th

Ra

Through the Desert

Lost Cities

Ep. 140 – The One About Getting in the Spirit

 

Spirit Island: Jagged Earth (KS)

Americana (KS)

Lovelace & Babbage (KS)

 

Time Markers

“Chris & Darrell talk Arkham Horror 3.0″

02:54:64

“TC plays Watson & Homes”
16:54:21

“Western Legends impressions”
23:44:35

“Kick-Ass!”
31:15:57

“Coin & Crown!”
35:48:16

“Richard Launius’s revised Elder Sign”
42:09:58

“Game News: Anticipated Essen Releases”
46:46:26

“Meat of the podcast: Reiner Knizia’s views on American and German gamers”
51:15:27

“Knizia says he thinks of theme first and then abstract mechanics”
57:45:33

“The “FFG Method” versus the Knizia mechanical method”
65:30:05

“Game Design: Theme first or mechanics first?”
73:02:35

“Back side: Notable Kickstarters”
81:44:12

“Unpub news”
84:25:59

“TC News”
87:58:37

 

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