Our second episode features John Ariosa, well-known board game artist. Some of his games include Mice and Mystics, Floating Market, and Bullfrogs. His four premises were cute school girls, dolls, blood sport, and heartwarming.
In an effort to bring more content to our listeners, we have subtracted the game design segment from the end of our episodes and are releasing these segments on their own. We record a lot of interviews, so we will have a lot of these game design exercises. The purpose of the segment is to brainstorm about a game design with a published or soon-to-be published designer.
The rules of this segment are as follows
- We give the designer 4 premises taken from the game Channel A.
- He or she has to design a game idea answering these 3 questions
- What is the theme?
- What is the main mechanic?
- What is the victory condition
Alex and I participate in the discussion, so it is a collaborative venture. I hope you enjoy this segment and future segments of this kind.