Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.CQGames.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Daniel Doan – @doandanial, www.blackshellmedia.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:16 – Daniel’s background
  • 0:03:14 – Starcraft mods
  • 0:04:55 – Sanctuary RPG
  • 0:09:42 – Development and publishing
  • 0:12:55 – Overture
  • 0:20:47 – The rewards in company building
  • 0:25:03 – Black Shell Media
  • 0:31:53 – Influences
  • 0:35:45 – Future platforms
  • 0:40:10 – Future of BSM
  • 0:46:14 – Board game design
  • 0:49:32 – Focus testing


Episode Outline

  • 0:00:22 – Justin’s background
  • 0:01:50 – Ascension
  • 0:13:34 – Expansions and mechanics
  • 0:19:14 – Influence of Magic: the Gathering
  • 0:21:27 – Early projects
  • 0:26:05 – Law school
  • 0:29:27 – Current projects
  • 0:32:56 – Kickstarter
  • 0:37:07 – Deckbuilding mechanics
  • 0:48:33 – Game design process
  • 0:54:37 – Future goals

The Game Design Round Table #138: Checking in with Harrison Pink

by Dirk January 12, 2016

Episode Outline 0:00:37 – Harrison’s new digs 0:02:56 – World designing 0:08:10 – Team culture 0:14:47 – The Mafia series 0:27:42 – Lessons learned 0:30:20 – Other activities 0:36:51 – Talking at GDC China

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Remembering 2015

by Dirk January 1, 2016

Another year gone. Each seems to be shorter than the last (and, it is: the older we get, the shorter each year literally is for us!) 2015 was an unusually busy year in my life: As usual my younger children fill much of my thinking and daily life. This year, her first in Kindergarten, has […]

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The Digital Life #136: A Year Talking Design

by Dirk December 31, 2015

Episode Summary For our final podcast of 2015, we chat about the big themes on the show and our favorite episodes over the past year. We had conversations on design and tech with some wonderful guests including Niti Bahn, Madeleine Price Ball, Uday Gajander, Kelly Goto, Bill Hartman, Suzanne Livingston, Jon McKay, Scott N. Miller, […]

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The Digital Life #135: Tech Predictions 2016

by Dirk December 24, 2015

Episode Summary This week on The Digital Life we chat about our tech predictions for 2016, from the Internet of Things to genomics to open organizations.

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The Digital Life #134: The Top Stories of 2015

by Dirk December 17, 2015

Episode Summary This week, on The Digital Life we chat about the top science and technology stories of 2015. From new net neutrality rules to evidence of flowing water on Mars, Amazon’s cut throat corporate culture to outrageous drug price increases, hacking exploits to genetically altered designer babies, we explore the biggest and most impactful […]

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The Digital Life #133: Digital Patronage

by Dirk December 10, 2015

Episode Summary On The Digital Life podcast topic this week, we chat about philanthropy and patronage in the digital gilded age. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently announced that they were giving 99% of their Facebook stock to charitable causes over the course of their lifetimes and were rewarded by the public and the media […]

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The Game Design Round Table #137: Once More Into the Mailbag

by Dirk December 7, 2015

Episode Outline 0:01:11 – How do you know when the mechanics are done? 0:10:53 – Not using regular distribution 0:22:25 – Using royalty free assets? 0:33:01 – Do you have any recommendations on finding royalty free assets? 0:41:37 – What are some clever design decisions that were used to cover up flaws? 0:45:50 – Can […]

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The Digital Life #132: Media Decay

by Dirk December 3, 2015

Episode Summary On The Digital Life this week, we chat about media decline in the digital age. In its current state, media has ceased to be the gold standard and alarmingly, is becoming just another kind of noise in the cacophony of the 24-hour always on news cycle. The media appeals to the lowest common […]

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