70 episodes

Master Plan is a podcast on the subject of game design and the art of ideas, particularly for role playing, card and board games. Hosted by freelance writer Ryan Macklin, the podcast comes out at least once a month. You can expect interviews with game designers -- both professional and amateur -- as well as advice and news about game design.

Master Plan Ryan Macklin

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    • 4.9, 10 Ratings

Master Plan is a podcast on the subject of game design and the art of ideas, particularly for role playing, card and board games. Hosted by freelance writer Ryan Macklin, the podcast comes out at least once a month. You can expect interviews with game designers -- both professional and amateur -- as well as advice and news about game design.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

CajunNate ,

too bad there's not more

Good show, just wish it was still going

Weaverchilde ,

Best thing since slided bread!

After listening to a lot (I mean a LOT) of gaming podcasts, I have to say the Macklin is simply the best. If you enjoy game design, do yourself a favor and listen to him. When I have the option of listening to a new Master Plan or any other show, its Master Plan. Hell, sometimes, I will throw on an older episode just refresh the concepts in my memory. He has a great personable voice, superb pacing, and has the ability to break a concept down into digestable bits unladdened with the psychobabble intended on making the host look smart found in many other shows.

Highmoon ,

Arguably the Best Gaming Podcast

Ryan Macklin's Master Plan stands as a shinning example of what a gaming podcast can accomplish, bringing episodes tightly-packed with thought-provoking information on the area of game design. Even if you are not a game designer (and if you are a Game Master who has crafted stories for your players you already are), the information presented in each episode will stimulate ideas and ways of looking at your games from different angles. Whenever this show drops, it moves to the top of my to-play list, always.

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