Podcast Episode 58: A Conversation With Tom Russell

For my money Tom Russell is one of the most interesting, thoughtful game designers working. For 90 minutes we go deep into his design process, what he hopes to accomplish with his games, the strategy behind Hollandspiele, and what he considers his best work ever: This Guilty Land. 

1:40 – Tom’s Introduction to Board Gaming
11:08 – Starting in Design
20:49 – Publishing and Hollandspiele
29:03 – Design Process and How Do You Make So Many Games?
46:36 – Irish Gauge
48:42 – The Soo Line
55:24 – For-Ex
1:06:07 – This Guilty Land
1:15:56 – What is a Wargame? What is Objectivity?
1:27:52 – Hollandspiele Recommendations

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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