Archive for the 'Rules and Mechanics' Category

Recorded at Metatopia 2019 Presented by Peter Hayward, Gil Hova More Than Just Victory Points: Alternative Approaches to Win Conditions.  "Most victor...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2019 Presented by Geoffrey Engelstein  "Turn, Turn, Turn" presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. The 'turn' is a fundamental concept ...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2019 Presented by Ryan O'Grady, Kenneth Hite, Brennan Taylor. There's something satisfying about taking ownership of a piece of ...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2019 Presented by Stras Acimovic, John LeBoeuf-Little. Blades in the Dark has led to a new generation of game designs such as Sc...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2019 Presented by Darren Watts, Stephen Dewey, Paul Stefko. There are many different mechanics for tracking time and progress in...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2019 Presented by Kate Bullock, Camdon Wright, Bronwyn Sperling. Want to learn how to create safety tools that fit your game and...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2018 Presented by Philip Vecchione, Senda Linaugh and Alex Roberts. Let's talk about integrating safety tools into your design p...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2018 Presented by Jim McClure. This panel will cover the art behind using game mechanics to influence player behavior. The panel...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2018 Presented by Anne Ratchat, Rob Donoghue In each game, players make choices starting character design/assignment. How does a...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2017 Presented by Peter Hayward. Every game has a shape. Beginning, middle, end, turn structure, round structure, end-game condi...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2017 Presented by Curt Covert. There are may approaches to game design. Come learn about one specific style focused on stirring ...View Details

Special Episode Presented by Jason Pitre and Phil Vecchione, In this special episode, Jason and Phil talk about communities and settlements in games. ...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2017 Presented by Phil Vecchione, Will Hindmarch, Beth Rimmels. Designing the "For GMs" Section of your RPG" . GMing sections of...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2017 Presented by Gil Hova.  "Player in Three Persons - Studying the Theme/Mechanism Join of Board Games". "This game is so imme...View Details

Recorded at BreakoutCon 2018 Presented by: Rachel Kahn, Mark Richardson, Daniel Kwan, Alex Roberts Moderator: Philip Vecchione How do maps, minis, pro...View Details

Recorded at BreakoutCon 2018 Presented by Sarah Richardson, Michelle Lyons-McFarland, Jaym Gates Moderator: Brand Robbins Jaym Gates (BLUE ROSE 2nd Ed...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2017 Presented by Roberta Taylor, Curt Covert. Everyone loves a good story, whether it's in a book or on a screen, but what abou...View Details

Recorded at Metatopia 2016 Presented by Kenneth Hite, Jason Pitre, Marissa Kelly, Fred Hicks. When designing a game, the temptation is to use another ...View Details

Game Master Mechanics Recorded at Metatopia 2016 Presented by Vincent Baker and and Jason Pitre. Role playing games have a long history of providing d...View Details

Powered by the Apocalypse: Using Apocalypse World to Outline and Draft Your Own RPG  Special episode, recorded online. Presented by Meguey Baker, Vinc...View Details

Sex in Games Recorded at Breakout Con 2017 Presented by Moyra Turkington, Jacqueline Bryk, Alex Roberts, and moderator Emily Griggs. From the Ramayana...View Details

Game to Game: Converting Between Systems Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by John Adamus and Paul Stefko If you play more than one RPG, you will e...View Details

Cultural Mechanics Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by Jason Pitre, Julia Ellingboe, and Mark Diaz Truman. Games are part of our cultures, and the...View Details

Episode 95 – Gearheads

Gearheads: Clever RPG Mechanics Recorded at Gencon 2016 Presented by Jason Pitre, and Emily Care Boss Roleplaying game design is a hotbed of innovatio...View Details

Game Mechanics as Social Engineering & Social Engineering as Game Design Recorded at Metatopia 2015 Presented by Jason Morningstar & John Stav...View Details

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