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13 Questions with Jamey Stegmaier

There is no “normal” day for Jamey Stegmaier, as he is an entrepreneur. What has he done in the last few months?  Simply published a book on crowdfunding, available on Amazon, and raised over $1.8 million via Kickstarter for his new tabletop game, Scythe. In between all of this, and running a business, he took the time to answer a few questions for me regarding games, inspiration, his cats, and his design process. READ FULL ARTICLE...

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13 Questions with Shem Phillips

Shem Phillips is a game designer who is well known for his Vikings of the North Sea trilogy of games. I was able to play Raiders of the North Sea, which was nominated for the Spiel des Jahres. I really enjoyed the theme and unique take of worker placement here. Finding specific workers for different locations, and then also putting down a worker and picking up a different one added something new to consider while playing. Raiders of the North Sea is so good that it automatically vaulted into my personal top 10 favorite games of all time! READ FULL ARTICLE...

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13 questions with Joan Lesley Hamilton, pseudonym William Sarabande

13 Questions with Joan Lesley Hamilton, writer behind the pseudonym William Sarabande and author of the internationally best selling eleven volume historical fiction series, The First Americans.  

It's a great honor for me to be able to interact and communicate with Joan at this time. The First Americans is such an acclaimed series of books, well known for its accuracy to prehistoric times, and loved by its readers. The First Americans tells the story of first peoples coming to America in a bold move for survival. It's an amazing series of adventure in ancient times. READ FULL ARTICLE...

 

13 questions with Death Wish Coffee

My morning started as usual. NEED CAFFEINE IN THE FORM OF COFFEE!  I’m a dark roast guy, and I grind fresh coffee each morning before it goes into my French Press. You can’t beat it. I recently searched for some new coffee, and came across Death Wish Coffee, the #1 Best Seller in Coffee Beverages on Amazon.com. Wait, THE #1?  Yes.  I ordered a pound of coffee and loved every ounce. But something amazing happened when my coffee arrived in the mail. The packaging happened. I opened my Amazon box, and every part of my creative juices loved what was inside.  READ FULL ARTICLE...

 

13 questions with Lorenzo Gaggiotti

I was fortunate enough to grab some time from Lorenzo Gaggiotti, an amazing artist living in Sweden. I love seeing custom playing cards, and he is one of the absolute best. His cards are known for astounding attention to detail, and are printed by USPCC (Bicycle) as well as EPCC. Some of his well known decks include Requiem, Heretic, and No. 17.  Among other things, he is currently working on 2 new decks, including Gemini and Ravn.  RED FULL ARTICLE...