8 episodes

Armchair Designers is a weekly podcast about game design featuring in-depth discussions on game theory, philosophy, systems, and mechanics. We don't cover the latest games and news within the industry; instead we look closely at the individual systems and mechanics in the games we play and brainstorm future implementations.

Our goal is to entertain gamers and inspire game designers with a combination of deep game analysis, healthy debate, and considered proposals, all from the comfort of our armchairs. We don't claim authority on the subjects we discuss. We're not accomplished game designers; we're just passionate gamers with a love for design and a desire to help improve the games of tomorrow.

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Armchair Designers is a weekly podcast about game design featuring in-depth discussions on game theory, philosophy, systems, and mechanics. We don't cover the latest games and news within the industry; instead we look closely at the individual systems and mechanics in the games we play and brainstorm future implementations.

Our goal is to entertain gamers and inspire game designers with a combination of deep game analysis, healthy debate, and considered proposals, all from the comfort of our armchairs. We don't claim authority on the subjects we discuss. We're not accomplished game designers; we're just passionate gamers with a love for design and a desire to help improve the games of tomorrow.

    Armchair Designers: 8 – Gorebad Interview

    Armchair Designers: 8 – Gorebad Interview

    In our first interview episode David chats with Gorebad, professional Dungeon Master, about his HowReRoll Twitch stream, Role-playing Game design, Dungeons and Dragons, and various other topics.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Armchair Designers: 7 – Unscripted

    Armchair Designers: 7 – Unscripted

    In this episode, David, Ian, and Belnoroth talk about the games they've been playing lately, and somehow end up talking a lot about mods.

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Armchair Designers: 6 – Life and Death Pt. 2

    Armchair Designers: 6 – Life and Death Pt. 2

    After an unexpected hiatus, we're back with the conclusion to our discussion on Life and Death in games, this time with more of a focus on life, health, and healing.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Armchair Designers: 5 – Life and Death Pt. 1

    Armchair Designers: 5 – Life and Death Pt. 1

    This episode is the first part of our discussion about how life and death has been handled in games, and how we might like to see it approached in the future. It does end rather abruptly, without our usual closing, but we hope you like the discussion and look forward to hearing more in part 2.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Armchair Designers: 4 – Deep Game Analysis of Deus Ex Pt. 2

    Armchair Designers: 4 – Deep Game Analysis of Deus Ex Pt. 2

    In this continuation of our Deep Game Analysis of the Deus Ex franchise, we take an in-depth look at Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, and Deus Ex: The Fall.

    • 3 hr 57 min
    Armchair Designers: 3 – Deep Game Analysis of Deus Ex Pt. 1

    Armchair Designers: 3 – Deep Game Analysis of Deus Ex Pt. 1

    This is our first Deep Game Analysis episode, in which we focus our discussion on a single game or series. In Part 1 we take a close look at Deus Ex and its sequel Deus Ex: Invisible War.

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

BraxFan303 ,

The Best Game Design Podcast Out There

This is by far the best game design podcast out there. The dynamic between the podcast hosts is great. I am deep into gaming and each week this show is interesting because it brings up ideas that I hadn't thought of before in reguards to certain games and genres. Keep up the great work!

Maximus_Flame ,

Awesome Pod!!!

Branick & Co. are at it again! This time diving deeper behind the games to discuss their development and design. I'm a longtime listener of Lotro Academy and Lotro Players News and am happy to add yet another podcast to my hour long drive to work each day. Thanks guys!!

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