I am lucky enough to be eating a nice brunch in a lovely diner with Dominion and Kingdom Builder designer Donald X Vaccarino. My food is nearly gone, and Dominion design questions are flying. Unfortunately, Donald’s storytelling and my rapt attention are not allowing quite enough time for my guest to eat.

I am currently driving through Alameda, California with the legendary designer of Dominion, Donald X Vaccarino. We are in search of Ole’s Waffle Shop, a fixture here since 1927. To be fair, we found Ole’s without problem. Now we are searching for parking.

Welcome back to dinner with designers, featuring the original renaissance man, Ryan Laukat. Entrees have been eaten, the appetizers assimilated, and dessert is about to be devoured. In this segment, we talk about publishing with big box stores, repurposing board game mechanisms, and some early changes made to the epic Sleeping Gods. Plus, coffee.