I can’t believe I went this long without interviewing one of my biggest game design theory heroes, Geoff Engelstein. Together with designer, game design writer and fellow game design podcaster Isaac Shalev, they’ve written a book that seems like it might be kind of a big deal in this field. To quote a bit of Eric Zimmerman from the foreword:
“That’s why Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design is so significant. The incredibly detailed pages that follow, pages that crack open the inner components of tabletop games, constitute a kind of Rosetta Stone for game grammar.”
- The TRUE SECRET ORIGIN of Input/Output Randomness (!!!)
- More discussion on whether to PUBLISHER or KICKSTART
- Game recommendations from both Isaac and Geoff
- Cool backstory information on how they became established game designers and published authors!
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