Emma tells us how she got into tabletop game design from a unique direction as a science fiction author. We talk about #GAMEDESIGNDAILY and her tips on how to stay motivated and engaged with the game design community.
Emma shares some very powerful advice on how under-represented members of the hobby can be welcomed by those in the industry.
She tells us about the philosophy that has shaped her outlook on her game designs and life as a whole.
We interview Darryl Boone, owner of Pizzeria Ludica board game restaurant. We learn how Darryl started Ludica with a simple vision and no previous restaurant experience, and turned it into Vancouver, BC’s most popular board game restaurant. Darryl shares his techniques for introducing board games to a range of audiences, and his opinion on Spiel des Jahres winning games. Visit one of Pizzeria Ludica’s locations in Downtown Vancouver and New Westminster, featuring a combined library of over 1000 games. Vancouver 189 Keefer Place 604-669-5552 New Westminster 601 Carnarvon Street 604-553-2232 Hosts: Mark Ellis and Mark Yuasa http://www.ludica.ca/https://twitter.com/
We speak to Jay Cormier, Vancouver-based game designer of Belfort, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Junk Art and many more. Jay tells us about the merits of working in design partnerships and belonging to the GameArtisansofCanada. He recounts how he and his long-term design partner Sen-Foong Lim pitched their first games and made their initial industry connections. We learn about his new publishing company, Off the Page Games and their forthcoming game MIND MGNT, based on the hit comic book by Matt Kindt. Stick around til the end of the episode to lean about the comedian who inspires him to keep expanding into new ventures. Fact of the show: Jay tells us how he and Sen popularized the board game sellsheet! Links