Inspired by a conversation over dinner and the success of Geoff and Ryan doing this on the Ludology podcast, Amber and I work through the initial brainstorm for a game design idea we had about…chili peppers. Amber loves peppers, and despite them now being a staple of Indian and SE Asian cuisine, they were originally an exclusively New World plant. How did this massive shift in cuisine come about? We want to find out and make a game about it.
2:38 – We need questions for a future podcast!
4:55 – Origins of the game idea
8:08 – The brainstorming process
12:08 – The POV
23:19 – Honing in the key ideas
33:31 – Goals for historical research
37:05 – Mechanisms: interesting or discard?
Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction
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