Space-Cast! #18. Game Design Wizard

a stand-off for the ages

For the first time ever,* game designer, instructor, writer, and overall wizard Geoff Engelstein appears on a podcast to discuss a trio of his games, along with some insider baseball. Join us as we discuss getting an author’s permission to treat a protagonist like a doofus, what it’s like to gamify a peace conference, and why “gravity” is one of the greatest gaming metaphors of the decade.

(*Not the first time ever.)

Listen over here or download here. Timestamps can be found after the jump.


1:24 — introducing Geoff Engelstein
6:56 — The Expanse
20:25 — Versailles 1919
31:22 — Super-Skill Pinball


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Posted on February 9, 2022, in Board Game and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Just wanted to drop in to say that I really appreciate your interviews on your podcast and that this episode in particular was top notch thanks to both of your insights and humor. Thanks for writing and interviewing in a way that cannot be done by others.

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