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Weeks and Barnes Talk to Reiner Knizia!!!

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27 Jun 2015 21:08 #205040 by The*Mad*Gamer
I'm really proud of this Interview. This is the favorite of all the Podcasts I have done in the past.
While entertainment is my primary goal, I did not expect to be enlightened so much in this interview.
Knizia is truly no game hack, a brilliant man who was also super nice. Michael Barnes was also
brilliant here and what a great time we had with this project. Any fans of my old podcast should enjoy this
video.

Did Knizia really playtest a game at Stonehenge? Find out!

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27 Jun 2015 21:29 - 28 Jun 2015 02:49 #205042 by ubarose
Great interview.
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27 Jun 2015 22:49 #205046 by Secret Satan
My work here is done

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27 Jun 2015 23:14 #205048 by Michael Barnes
This was absolutely the high point of my career as a games writer and commentator. To hear someone that I deeply admire and respect say "you got it right" just completely blew me away. For the first five minutes, I was literally thunderstruck and couldn't even think of anything to say. But once we got talking- and Weeks' gift of gab kicked in- I was really surprised at how conversational, charitable and easy going Dr. Knizia was. Yet also very wise and very assured. This is a man that I think still has a lot to teach game designers, game players and the games business. And we all should listen.

Weeks and I both failed to bring up Beowulf, which was one of our main agendas. But Weeks did bring up Clash of the Gladiators, which may be the first time anyone's asked him about that.
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27 Jun 2015 23:24 #205049 by The*Mad*Gamer
You did a great job Michael , your points were brilliant. I was nervous at first also, I had to laugh when my voice cracked at the beginning, that's the first time that has ever happened. The fact that he posted your article on his website was a total surprise, people will think we planned to talk about that but we didn't. I had no idea about it.

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27 Jun 2015 23:32 #205050 by KingPut
Player elimination is the Anti-Christ of games. Brilliant stuff. Love it.
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27 Jun 2015 23:55 #205052 by Michael Barnes
That was really kind of the ice breaker moment...I'm pretty sure he meant "antithesis", but he rolled with it.

I honestly had no idea that he had read that article...let alone put it on his website.

Can we get this on the front page?

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27 Jun 2015 23:58 #205053 by The*Mad*Gamer
DW Tripp just sent me a text and said the Kickstarter discussion was excellent.

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27 Jun 2015 23:58 #205054 by Sevej
It's back to Knizia golden age again with both T&E and Samurai reprinted!

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28 Jun 2015 00:20 #205055 by ubarose

Michael Barnes wrote:
Can we get this on the front page?


Is that a rhetorical question or a request for assistance?

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28 Jun 2015 00:52 #205056 by Michael Barnes
Assistance! I won't be back on a desktop until Monday, can't post it up front.

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28 Jun 2015 01:36 #205059 by ubarose

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28 Jun 2015 03:20 #205060 by Hex Sinister
That was pretty cool. Thanks, guys.

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28 Jun 2015 08:24 #205061 by Pug
What a great interview, thank you for sharing. Does anyone else want to just go out and by all the good doctor's games?

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28 Jun 2015 08:31 - 28 Jun 2015 08:33 #205063 by Matt Thrower
Fantastic job guys, but still think he's overrated as a designer. A few absolute gems like T&E, Ra, a slew of very forgettable medium weight euros and a handful of vastly overrated games including Samurai and LotR.

That said, I suspect most designers are overrated if you judge them over their whole careers. Almost all of them are remebered for a few high points amidst a sea of briefly popular games. So perhaps I'm being uncharitable.
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