We are nearing the end of a fantastic lunch at Oceana in Reno. Eminent designer Eric Lang and I are talking through the designer’s transition from the early days of Fantasy Flight, into Cool Mini or Not and beyond. The food is nearly gone, and satiety evolves into nostalgia.
Welcome back to an extended lunch/dinner with Donald X Vaccarino, designer of Dominion, Kingdom Builder, and many others. In this segment, Donald X discusses Dominion development, changes, and design choices. And I nearly let the poor designer eat some of his food in between stories.
Welcome back to dinner with Donald, Dining with Dominion, Dishing about deck building. This week, we are talking about how Infiltration came to be, some publishing and contract stories, and of course Dominion.
Welcome back to dinner with the Remarkable Red Raven Resident Renaissance Raconteur, Ryan Laukat. We are having a lovely meal at Log Haven in Salt Lake City, Utah, and conversation has turned towards … well, new games.
And so we unfortunately come to the final part of dinner with Phil Walker-Harding, Sushi master, Gizmologist, and Bärentrainer. Today we bounce around the subject of newer games, roll-and-writes, and legacy-style games.
Welcome to the penultimate portion of my parlay with the pinnacle of pleasantness, Phil Walker-Harding. The sushi is mostly eaten, much to my chagrin, and my post-prandial brain is bouncing between topics like no one’s business. Starting with pandemics, conventions, and the return to normality.
Welcome back to dinner with Shem Phillips, founder of Garphill Games and New Zealand’s preeminent board game designer. Shem is best known for his trilogies of games, the North Sea Trilogy (Shipwrights, Raiders and Explorers) and the West Kingdom Trilogy (Architects, Paladins and Viscounts). Shem and I are just chilling over pies… Mmmm, pies…
Welcome to the final installment of virtual dinner with Geoff Engelstein. I cannot think of someone more learned about board game design, and being able to just chat is really a dream come true. I mean, this guy literally wrote the book on board games. Today we touch on his books, as well as some …