It’s still hard to believe I managed to corral the eternally busy Eric Lang into a calm sit down meal at Oceano in the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada. The conversation has been all over, ranginging through social philosophy, discrimination, and yes, even game design. But right at this moment, all sounds ceases for …

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Welcome back to my lunch with Eric Lang during GAMA 2022 in Reno, Nevada. Eric has always been an outspoken voice in the board game industry, quick to point out injustice or insensitivity. I decided early on that I would leave our conversation intact, and allow it to just flow organically. And we do touch …

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When I very first started Sice Tower Dish, I made a short list of designers I would really like to go have a meal with. And since the beginning, Eric Lang was on that list. Eric Lang is responsible for so many modern classics, I don’t even know where to start. Dice Masters, Blood Rage, …

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And sadly it is time for the final installment of my breakfast with Curt Covert, founder of Smirk and Dagger games. Curt is so friendly, and so easy going, and in this section, he spills all about new and exciting coming from Smirk in the next few years. Totally off the books here. So sip …

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Welcome back to a lovely GAMA breakfast with my good friend Curt Covert. Curt is the founder of Smirk and Dagger Games, the publisher behind Cutthroat Caverns, Nevermore, Dead Last and many, many more. And I just revel in the irony that this publisher of nasty, malicious, take-that games smiles perhaps more than any other …

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Welcome back to part 3 of breakfast with Curt Covert. During GAMA Expo 2022, I connived and pleaded to have Curt, the founder of Smirk and Dagger, and the designer of Cutthroat Caverns, to join me for Eggs Benedict. I did not insist on the Benedict; he made that choice on his own.

Welcome back to my breakfast with Curt Covert, game designer and founder of Smirk and Dagger. We have taken some early morning time away from the hustle and bustle of GAMA Expo 2022, to eat fine eggs benedict and talk shop. But first, paparazzi.

Welcome back to the glamorous spectacle that is the GAMA trade show in Reno, Nevada. I have gone to several GAMA expos at this point, and it always a bit like returning to summer camp – seeing old friends and catching up. And one old friend who has been noticeably absent my blog is Curt …

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And so here it is, the final installment of dinner with Christian T. Petersen during GenCon 2021. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous having a meal with one of the biggest influences on the hobby, the personification of boardgaming buisness. But Christian was affable, charismatic, delightful, and well… downright goofy. I truly …

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Welcome back to dinner with Christian T. Petersen, founder of Fantasy Flight Games, designer of Twilight Imperium, and a pretty goofy dude. Dinner is winding down, the plates have been cleared, and negotiations over coffee are about to commence.