Summary: Welcome to the Dragon's Demize Podcast where your hosts Jakub. Lesley, and Greg bring you into the world of tabletop gaming. Your hosts discuss different tips and tricks for Game Masters in the GMing 101 segment, talk about stories from their own tables in Table Troubles, review a board game they've played recently in Board Game Reviews, and discuss what is new in gaming in the TableTech and Game Updates Segments. Join us every other week for an hour of fun and gaming and for all the time in between follow us on Twitter @DragonsDemize, like us on facebook, or check us out on Google+. Thank you Agata Poniatowski for the logo and Strangelette for the music used on the show!
This week we sat down with Christopher Yoder, the designer of Tangl, a really cool and quick puzzle game live on Kickstarter now! We got to talk about how he got into board games, how the idea of Tangl came about, and the whirlwind process going from prototype to getting signed by a publisher. Check […] The post Interview with Christopher Yoder Designer of Tangl appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week Jakub sits down with Eli Mamane of Meeple City Games and designer of Vector Wars. They talk about this 2 player game which includes a lot of deep strategic choices underneath a really cool Tron-like exterior with some simple choices each turn. The layers that this game shows are quite deep and interesting. […] The post Vector Wars – Interview with Eli Mamane appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week, we give Treasure Mountain by August Games its long overdue review! Treasure Mountain is a worker placement game for 2-4 players (1-4 if you have the expansion), where players compete to earn the most points by mining gems our their personal mines and earning the King’s favor. The most unique element is that […] The post Treasure Mountain appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week Jakub sits down with Don Riddle and Andrew Birkett to talk about their game Ruins of Mars coming to Kickstarter on September 24, 2019. The game is about uncovering the secrets of the lost civilizations which inhabited a metropolis found on Mars! You dothis through rondell style action selection with a cool twist […] The post Ruins of Mars – Interview with Don Riddle and Andrew Birkett appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week Jakub sits down with Marshall Bradshaw to talk about his gamer story, how he got into LARPing, what exactly it means to LARP, and why he loves it. Marshall talks a lot about what LARP means to him and some of his best experiences with it so join us for the ride. We […] The post Interview with Marshall Bradshaw appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This year at WashingCon we had a chance to learn from a panel of LARP organizers and designers about all the different games you have within driving distance of Washingcon, what makes them unique, and how to get involved. The panel is guaranteed to get you excited for a game you hadn’t heard of before! […] The post LARP, larp, Everything in Between and You! Panel at WashingCon 2019 appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
We were really lucky this year to have a game design panel at WashingCon that was by kids for kids! Our panelists were two young game designers Alex and Scarlett and the moderator was Justin Johns of Labyrinth. Alex and Scarlett bring a great new perspective to the ideas of game design, showing that no […] The post Think Like a Kid: Game Design Panel appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This year at WashingCon we return the annual panel about game design! Our guests on this year’s panel are: Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of Wingspan and Tussie Mussie. Jon Gilmour, designer of Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island, and head of game development at Pandasaurus Games Dr. Catherine Croft, designer of Neuro Hero, Crazy Cats, and Atomic […] The post So You Want to be a Game Designer Panel appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This past weekend we went to WashingCon! Join us for this recap of the con, talkign about the things we did, games we played, people we talked to and our overall experience beiing volunteers and helping to run the Con. We got to talk to Elizabeth Hargrave of Wingspan Fame, Dominic Crapuchets from NorthStar, and […] The post WashingCon 2019 Recap appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week on Dragon’s Demize Greg, Lesley, Hunter and Jakub sit down to talk about their favorite game mechanics. If you want to see the first episode that inspired this one you can go check out our Least Favorite Game Mechanics Here. We talk about a lot of different games and why we like the […] The post Our Favorite Game Mechanics appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week Lesley and Hunter Join Jakub to talk about the games they played at Gen Con! We talk about the games they liked, bought, played, or would rather have skipped so stay tuned for a quick look at the hotest new Gen Con games! Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and […] The post Quickfire Reviews – Gen Con appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
Lesley and Hunter were at Gen Con this year! They came on to talk about all the cool things they they got to do at the convention. Lots of laughs, games, and fun was had. Join us for a fun recap of their experiences at Gen Con, and next week we will have Part 2, […] The post Gen Con Recap Part 1 appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week Jakub and Greg talk about two games about building things! They preview LOTS and review Teotihuacan. LOTS is a fun, quick, dexterity game about building up a tower and trying to score the most points without knocking the tower over. There are some great mechanics that keep it interesting even if it is […] The post LOTS and Teotihuacan appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
This week Jakub sits down with Nicholas Yu, the designer of Adventure Tactics to talk about the game, how it works, how it was designed, as well as Nick’s time in the industry and of course favorite donut. It was a fun discussion that included everything from Game Theory to Co-op quaterbacking so be sure […] The post Adventure Tactics – with Nicholas Yu appeared first on Dragon's Demize.
Do you have a board game mechanic that you just loathe? Does a game with that mechanic have to clear enormous hurdles for you to even consider playing it? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, have we got an episode for you! On this week’s Dragon’s Demize, Lesley, Jakub, Hunter, and Greg commiserate over […] The post Least Favorite Game Mechanics appeared first on Dragon's Demize.