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 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 steak dinner with true board game magnate Christian T Petersen. I know I have used the term “magnate” before, but it just fits so well. We are at Weber Grill in Indianapolis, during GenCon 2021, just hanging, talking business. It is a strange juxtaposition for me, as I know quite a bit …

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Welcome back to dinner with Christian Petersen at Weber’s Indianapolis, during GenCon. We had been talking about Christian’s early ventures in gaming, and I was just told the story of this illustrious Fantasy Flight founder and Asmodee CEO… working as a pizza delivery boy in Minnesota.

I am both astonished and grateful to be going out to dinner with the man, the myth, the legend, Christian T. Petersen. The designer of Twilight Imperium, founder of Fantasy Flight Games, and most recently, CEO of Asmodee. The Dice Tower booth at GenCon was across from a retail booth, putting games on display for …

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Welcome back to the last part of my dinner with Gloomhaven and Frosthaven designer, Sir Isaac Childres. He has not been officially knighted as of yet, but I anticipate big things to come. I know what you are thinking – “Only 4 parts! What happened?” Honestly, I think I just misjudged how large to make …

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Luch continues on a beautiful fall day in Indianapolis. I am eating a burrito with Isaac Childres, designer of Havens, both Gloomy and Frosted. The tortilla wrapped goodness is shedding the last of its delicious innards, and talk turns to success.

Here I am, at GenCon 2021, theoretically the return to normality. True, everyone is masked and the attendance is nearly half of previous years. But this is the return to normality. And in the spirit, I have finagled a lunch with superstar designer Isaac Childres, founder of Cephalofair, creator of Gloomhaven, and the soon to …

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