ReCast – Character Evolution Cast E03 – 8 Kinds of Fun with Jim McClure

On this final ReCast episode, we delve into the Character Evolution Cast backlog to pull out our interview with Jim McClure, host of the Talking Tabletop podcast, designer of Reflections and Satanic Panic and owner of Third Act Publishing to learn about how the theory of the 8 kinds of fun can help players hone in on their interests and communicate with their GMs for the best play experience.

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Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:03:26 – Introductions
  • 00:05:58 – The highest art form known to mankind
  • 00:07:06 – Jim’s most satisfying project so far
  • 00:10:24 – Jim’s favorite part of creating
  • 00:12:16 – Did you think we weren’t going to talk about L5R???
  • 00:18:09 – Jim’s types of fun
  • 00:19:16 – What is “The 8 Kinds of Fun?”
  • 00:23:35 – How can players use this theory to further their own experience?
  • 00:25:31 – “My D&D looks nothing like yours”
  • 00:28:18 – What if your game isn’t engaging your kind of fun?
  • 00:30:54 – A description of each type of fun
  • 00:31:31 – 1 Sensation
  • 00:33:39 – 2 Fantasy
  • 00:35:36 – 3 Narrative
  • 00:42:21 – 4 Challenge
  • 00:45:36 – It’s okay if that type isn’t your favorite!
  • 00:48:05 – 5 Fellowship
  • 00:50:28 – 6 Expression
  • 00:52:28 – 7 Discovery
  • 00:53:58 – Mountain Tuna!!!
  • 00:56:26 – 8 Submission
  • 01:02:57 – Ryan and Amelia speculate about their types of fun
  • 01:06:45 – Player Examples
  • 01:08:39 – Amelia can’t understand playing nice
  • 01:12:33 – Ryan can’t understand why you wouldn’t
  • 01:14:28 – How having these terms can change the conversation
  • 01:16:29 – How to know what your type of fun is
  • 01:18:47 – The 8 kinds of fun in character creation
  • 01:21:57 – HAVE A SESSION ZERO
  • 01:23:24 – Do RPGs do certain kinds of fun better?
  • 01:25:11 – How can players bring in additional types?
  • 01:30:49 – A little more advice…
  • 01:34:33 – Amelia tells Jim what’s what
  • 01:35:35 – Plugs
  • 01:39:15 – Show Closer
  • 01:40:22 – Network Plug: Design Doc

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