Dirk Knemeyer

#188 Listener Question – You Don’t Blind Test a Painting

In this episode, Dirk, Kathryn and Rob get together to answer listener questions around playtesting and professional backgrounds in design.

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, artana.com, dirk@artana.com
Kathryn Hymes – @chicalashaw, thornygames.com
Rob Daviau – @robdaviau

Episode Outline

  • 00:40 Blind playtesting and publishing rulebooks
  • 02:50 When Rob was at Hasbro, did they do playtesting?
  • 05:47 Too much or too little playtests
  • 09:53 More thoughts on too much playtesting
  • 12:30 Thoughts on the cost of plastic miniatures
  • 16:37 3D printing technology speculation
  • 18:24 What makes a tactics game really click with players and what are some common pitfalls?
  • 21:22 How does a professional background in writing apply to game design?
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