Master Plan #36: Understanding Play Styles

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On this solo episode, Ryan talks about this thing he calls “Play Style” — with respect to design, that’s how people are interacting together in a particular medium. This idea comes primarily from a conversation he’s had with Daniel Solis regarding his game in development, Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple. Ryan talks about the different things people get out of a game that’s akin to rehearsing a play versus one that is more akin to telling stories around a campfire. He also shares a pet theory (which means it’s probably wrong) about why more roleplaying games take the former approach even though the latter is an older method of storytelling. Finally, Jerry “J-Nasty” Grayson provides us with yet another sponsor quote, forming what might be the first sponsor quote narrative on Master Plan.

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Running time: 22:17 / File size: 15.4 MB