We start off this series by meeting 3 of the 4 designers who will be participating in the Game Dojo’s first season – Bob Wieman, Devin Stinchcomb, and Ryan Schoon (Steve Caires is in transit at the moment).
Bob is a math professor in West Virginia who is trying to make a zombie game that teaches about sustainability while Devin is in QC and creating a game about one of my holy grails of game design – time travel! Ryan, a veteran of the RPG writing world, is trying his hand at boardgames for the first time in a world of megacorps who have privatized first responders. Steve has a solo game about being the best space pirate ever!
Tonight, we talked about their past playtests, their current iterations, and their future goals. We hope you’ll follow their progress on a weekly basis as Sen checks in with them one at a time, every Monday night at 9:00 p.m. EST.
We’re ringing in a new school year with a new timeslot and a new co-host. The Meeple Syrup crew gladly welcomes our longtime-friend and sometimes-hostage Tiffany Caires @TheOneTAR as our third mic controller on our lunchtime panel which will feature many new guests as well as fan faves.
So, we’ll be on every Tuesday at noon EST and talking to our guests for an hour. The aftershow will follow immediately and, in our new format, will focus only on the hosts as they give their input on the responses the guests gave during the main show. This way, we hope to have a more even flow to the main show while still allowing the hosts to share their thoughts on the matter at hand.
We hope you enjoy the new season. Remember, if you can’t watch and interact live (which is, let’s be honest, the bestest way evar!), you can always download the audio-only rips via iTunes or watch the archived shows on our channel www.youtube.com/MeepleSyrup – be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
If you missed it, here’s our last show from this afternoon and the aftershow!
We bring Jason Kotarski, Dave Taylor and TC Petty III on to talk about the benefits of producing content and listening to content from a publishing, reviewing and (of course!) designing viewpoint. Some great insight on how to promote and develop your brand in and around the boardgame industry including equipment, software, and other goodness!
Huge thanks goes out to Dave Tome for helping us get our Podcast up and running. He is hereby elected the Grand High Pubah of All Things Audio Only!
If you’ve got a long commute, if you like walking your dogs whilst listening to boardgame design related stuff, if you just like hearing our mellifluous voices…check out “Meeple Syrup” on iTunes and cram us in your ear holes!
We’ll be working for this next little while to get everything encoded and cleaned up as best we can and then figure out how to improve audio quality from here on out.
Suzanne Sheldon and Dave Tome join Daryl and Sen in chatting with Brian Lenz and Jeff Anderson, the convention runners for GrandCon and BGG.con, respectively. We find out what they have in store for convention-goers in general and boardgame designers specifically! Check it out!
What more is there to say? 1 whole year and over 175 videos later, we celebrate Year 1 with some of of favourite co-hosts, travel and con companions, and the people who inspired us to do this with our own twists! We talk about what we learned, what mistakes we made, and what we hope to do in the future.
This time around, Daryl and Sen focus their line of questioning on a very specific game component – cards – and they bring in two titans of the industry (see what I did there?) in Paul Peterson and Eric Lang. Both gentlemen have extensive design credits dealing with card games (ouch, more puns!) and shed a lot of light into why they feel cards are an excellent tool in gaming and how to use them effectively.