Design Journal

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: Bruno Faidutti

Bruno Faidutti is the legendary creator of Citadel and Knightmare, two games that have inspired me throughout the years along with 40+ additional published games. In addition to game design, Bruno has studied law, economics, and history, and knows an awful lot about...

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: Rodney Thompson

Rodney Thompson has been designing games professionally for over 15 years. He has worked on some of the industry's most significant properties, including Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, Lords of Waterdeep, Tyrants of the Underdark, and Dark Sun. He's currently a...

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: Raph Koster

Raph Koster has undoubtedly changed the world of gaming. He was the lead designer of the legendary Ultima Online and the creative director behind Star Wars Galaxies. In 2004, he wrote A Theory of Fun for Game Design which highlights our desire to learn as the driving...

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: John Zinser

John Zinzer is the CEO of Alderac Entertainment Group. His game design career started over 30 years ago, with Shadis Magazine and the CCG Legend of the Five Rings. In this episode, he tells one of the most entertaining and educational origin stories on the podcast....

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: Tim Fowers

Tim Fowers is the punk rocker of game design. A purely independent tabletop and digital game developer, who distributes his games directly, rather than using big publishers and standard distribution channels. This allows Tim to stand out as a master of indy game...

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: Monte Cook

Monte Cook is a legend among roleplaying game designers. Monte has worked on hundreds of roleplaying products. He is probably best known for his work on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, Planescape, Ptolus, and Arcana Evolved. In addition, his own games...

Think like A Game Designer Podcast: Wright Bagwell

This week on Think Like A Game Designer Podcast I interview Wright Bagwell: Wright Bagwell started his career by designing mods for Quake. He is the CEO and co-founder of Outpost Games. He was the design director of the Farmville franchise at Zynga. Prior to that, he...

Quality Questions Challenge

Just in time for the New Year, I’m excited to announce something that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for a little while now. It's a two week challenge that could change your life forever… For more than 10 years I’ve been immersed in the world of self...

Think Like A Game Designer Podcast: Rob Daviau

Rob Daviau pioneered the legacy game genre, starting with Risk: Legacy. In addition, he’s worked with a variety of beloved titles: Star Wars, Axis & Allies, Pandemic, Betrayal at House on The Hill, just to name a few. In this episode, we go into detail about...

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