Dicing With Design: Role Playing, Wargaming, Card games & Board Game Design

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Summary

In this episode we discuss what games we’ve been playing recently, before launching into our main topic:  The Role of the GM. I broke it down into 8 roles: Scenario designer Monster player (the evil wizard) Rules designer Referee Director RL leader / skivvy Keeper of secrets World builder We talked about a huge number […]

Show Notes

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In this episode we discuss what games we’ve been playing recently, before launching into our main topic:  The Role of the GM.

I broke it down into 8 roles:

  1. Scenario designer
  2. Monster player (the evil wizard)
  3. Rules designer
  4. Referee
  5. Director
  6. RL leader / skivvy
  7. Keeper of secrets
  8. World builder

We talked about a huge number of games this episode, here are the links:

Joe’s article: Is the Era of the GM over? On Geeknative

Joe’s article: Dicing with Design on Geeknative

Sedition Wars

Project Pandora

X-COM: Enemy Unknown

Eternal Contenders by Chronicle City Games

Eternal Contenders Actual Play thread by Grant

Knights of Trinity, Aberdeen Facebook page

Legacy of Frankenstein

Nearly Enough Dice Podcast

Warhammer Fantasy Battle

Hamlet’s Hit Points by Robin D.Laws at drivethru rpg

Hill Folk by Robin D. Laws on Kickstarter

World War by Harry Turtledove

Magic the Gathering

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Battlestar Galactica the board game

The D6 Generation

Shadows over Camelot

Wrath of Ashardalon

Rolemaster

Inspectres

A Taste for Murder

Over the Edge

Descent

Heroquest

3:16

Labyrinths and Lycanthropes

Alas Vegas on Kickstarter

Hell 4 Leather

Hell for Leather

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What is Dicing With Design: Role Playing, Wargaming, Card games & Board Game Design?

The Dicing with Design podcast is all about games design: how they're created, designed and played. We talk everything games design, from role playing games, to wargaming, to collectible card games, to board games, to video games. We'll dissect what makes a good game, and what makes a system terrible to play.



We're planning to create out own game over the course of the podcast, designing live on-air, and alongside the games design chat, we'll be talking general gaming news and views. We play a lot so there's plenty to talk about! Check out our site at www.dicingwithdesign.com and get in touch with us there, or on twitter at @gamercolin @joejprince or @grantsensei . Let us know what you think!