This is part 2 of a series. To start at the beginning follow the white rabbit. Development of Code Mage started in October of 2013 and I went insane sometime around the New Year. The Kickstarter was going live in June and the game would be out the … Continue reading Game Design #3 – Code Mage Part V
I sincerely hope people have enjoyed my story thus far and will continue to enjoy it. If you are just tuning in, we will resume our regularly scheduled programming about board games and game design momentarily. I just wanted to pause for a moment and write about … Continue reading Parky Interlude 001
The next part of my story is where I really start making some bad worse decisions. I will be sure to point them out as we go along but this one may stretch over more than one post. So, to summarize the biggest mistakes briefly, this is … Continue reading Game Design #3 – Code Mage Part IV
On the heels of my first project was Das Schloß or The Castle. The game is based on Kafka’s unfinished novel of the same name. No, I’m not kidding; I tried to design a board game based on a novel by Franz Kafka. Das Schloß … Continue reading Game Design #2 – Das Schloß (The Castle)
My Very First Game
I first logged onto Board Game Geek in June of 2012. I had been on a long hiatus from the hobby when my partner pulled out a copy of Settler’s of Catan one night. It didn’t take long to reignite my passion for the hobby and our collection has now earned us silver collector status on BGG.
By February of 2013 I had come up with a fantastic idea for a living card game. I really thought it was going to be something. I started with some mechanics and tacked on a theme and the first iteration was titled: World Revolutions. It was meant to be a game where player’s took on the role of revolutionaries staging an uprising. It was a grid based card game that I would describe as Pixel Tactics meets Arkham Horror.
Hi, I’m Gary and I’m an amateur tabletop game designer. That means I have never been paid for a game. If I had sold just one copy of just one game, I would refer to myself as a professional. I’m 34 years old and … Continue reading The Introduction