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Welcome to Design Thinking Games, a gaming and UX podcast by Tim Broadwater and Michael Schofield. This podcast examines the player experience of board games, pen and paper roleplaying games, live action games, and video games.

Michael Schofield

Michael is a service designer specializing in #researchOps and is a director of engineering in his day job. Aspiring professional dungeon master, philosopher, and poet. #pluckyBio

Consoles: Xbox Series X, Switch

Favorite board game: Fury of Dracula

Favorite tabletop RPGs: D&D with Grit and Glory supplement. 

Most proud gaming accomplishment: In the early aughts I led a clan to victory in a Rainbow Six Vegas 2 MLG Tournament.

Tim Broadwater

Tim is a life-long UXer, designer, consultant, mentor, speaker, writer, gaymer, and artist. He is the author of UX FMK, a former Venture Lieutenant for Paizo, and is savagely addicted to coffee (in all forms).

Consoles: Android, PS4 Pro, Steam, Switch

Favorite board game: King of Tokyo

Favorite tabletop RPGs: Starfinder

Most proud gaming accomplishment:

  1. I have played and beaten all 19 Zelda games from the Legend of Zelda (1986) to Breath of the Wild (2017).
  2. In 2022 after 4+ years and 55+ hours of gameplay, I finally beat Cuphead.

If you are so inclined, please feel free to follow us on Twitter at @DTGamesPodcast, on TikTok at @designthinkinggames, or on Twitch at DesignThinkingGames. Please feel free to support the podcast on Patreon if you are a fan.