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.

And now, it is sadly time for the last segment of my interview with tabletop game designer, video game designer, philosopher, Tim Fowers. We are both happily full, I am reasonably caffeinated, and the welcome warmth of the Utah sun lures me to ramble in streams of semi-consciousness.

Welcome back to breakfast with Burge Bros designer Tim Fowers. I am freshly fueled with coffee, but Tim is naturally caffeinated, so the conversation is fast and furious. Read on for discussions of music, mentorship, and mornings. Plus Kentucky!

Welcome to another mealtime chat at the Dish. I am currently lounging at Eggs in the City, a wonderful breakfast joint in Salt Lake City, Utah. I arrived early and have just been sitting outside, sipping coffee, and enjoying the morning breeze. The best is yet to come, as I am meeting Tim Fowers, designer …

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And so we have come to the last dribs and drabs of an amazing repast with designer Ryan Laukat. The food has been incredible, the company inspirational, and the atmosphere idyllic. As the coffee drains away, unfortunately it is time to say our goodbyes. But not without some last thoughts on design and originality…

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.

Welcome back to dinner with the Remarkable Red Raven Resident Renaissance Raconteur, Ryan Lauket. We are having a lovely meal at Log Haven in Salt Lake City, Utah, and conversation has turned towards … well, new games.

Welcome back to Dish midway through a lovely meal with boardgame renaissance man, Ryan Laukat. We are outside at Log Haven, a lovely restaurant in the woods and canyons outside of Salt Lake City. It is a heatwave, we are dining outside, and there is an elaborate shade structure over the entire courtyard. Currently, the …

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Welcome to part 2 of my first, real honest-to-goodness, face-to-face, real life guest, and not imaginary friends…dinner. And I am lucky enough to be eating with the renaissance man of gaming, Ryan Laukat. Ryan is known for being designer, illustrator, graphic designer and publisher for his games. And today we eat octopus.

I have been fortunate enough to have dinner with Ryan Laukat, designer of Above and Below, Near and Far and many others, artist, publisher, owner of Red Raven Games. And the restaurant is magnificent – Log Haven, a little piece of woodland paradise in the canyons outside Salt Lake City, Utah. I have just met …

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