Today I have Eloy Lasanta in for an interview. Eloy is the owner of Third Eye Games and designer of two role playing games, Apocalypse Prevention Inc. and Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade. Tom: Welcome Eloy. Tell us a bit about yourself before we jump into the questions. Eloy: Well, I’m the owner/operator of Third [...]
So I didn't get an entry in for Game Chef this year. I ended up too busy with other things at the end of the week to complete a game. So that's the fail. The 'well' part is that two game ideas spawned out of it this time. I have been working on one most [...]
Rob has a new post called 'How To Fail Well'. He talks about what to do when players fail a roll. There is a nod to stakes setting. And how you as GM should make the fail big so the players have something to do. Which is good. But then he talks about what if you [...]
Quirky Fusion is holding a contest for your choice of a Gamewright Game. Check it out here - http://quirkyfusion.com/2010/09/win-a-game-of-your-choice-from-gamewright-games/comment-page-1/#comment-5445.
You should also go over to Fear The Boot and listen to their two part interview with writer Tracy Hickman, Dragonlance Tracy Hickman. This is an excellent interview covering Tracy's work, the state of publishing, online publishing, fantasy, and Tracy's current projects (which sound cool). Tracy also talks about STORY. They all agreed that the [...]
You really should go over to GGG and listen to this three part series from this year's Meeplefest. Doug and Shelley and their guests talk a lot about game design, publishing, reviews of games, and a whole bunch more. It is a fantastic listen.
It's that time of year again. Game Chef 2010 is on. The theme this year is journey and the ingredients are city, skin, desert, and edge. I have two ideas. One is about a living city moving traveling to the edge of the world. Players would be the aspects of the city and must enable [...]
My interview with Tasty Minstrel founder Michael Mindes made its way to Boardgame News! Michael liked the interview and contacted Eric Martin of BGN about publishing it there. Eric said yes and there it is. Please visit BGN, read the article and comment.
Vincent Baker was interviewed by Clyde Roher on Theory From The Closet recently. He talks about Clouds and Arrows a lot. I had read Vincent's posts on this but didn't get it until this interview. Check out the podcast here.
You should check out this series of posts by Rob Donoghue. They're about character goals and how they can be used to enhance or even enable play. There are some very interesting ideas here. I was first impressed by the idea of characters having goals. Of course they do. But Rob goes on to explain [...]