Welcome back to our usual booth at Ole’s Waffle Shop. I kept the booth warm for you. I am lucky enough to be chatting with Donald X Vaccarino, designer of Dominion and Kingdom Builder, two time winner of the coveted Spiel des Jahres. And the conversation has turned to Chess. Don’t worry, we are going …
In which John and I become the best of friends and discuss card crafting, Space Base, good Jewish delis, and Los Angeles.
Today, in a very special episode of The John D. Clair Show, we sit over a decimated plate of Nepalese food, and discuss his most recent card crafting endeavors, Edge of Darkness and Dead Reckoning.
When we last left our heroes, the dashing John D. Clair had just admitted to coming up with the award winning game Space Base in an unprecedented flash of divine inspiration.
I had the rare opportunity to sit with John D. Clair, designer of Space Base, Mystic Vale, Edge of Darkness, and many others, at Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine on Venice in Los Angeles. The ambrosiac nature of the food was only matched by John’s warm and convivial nature.
One lovely Thursday afternoon, I found myself awash in the smells of cumin, coriander and clove, floating in the olfactory paradise that is Tara’s Himalayan in Los Angeles. By no means is Tara’s a big, fancy, or well-known restaurant, but the people who have been there always come back. And I was waiting for another …