The Genesis of a New Tabletop Project

The Genesis of a New Tabletop Project

Getting Started The minimum amount of time required to make a half-way decent board game seems to fall in the 2-3 years range. That’s the equivalent of how long it would take to get your masters degree. And trust me when I tell you that the pay is about the...
Zen and the Art of Board Game Design

Zen and the Art of Board Game Design

Changing Perspectives The title of this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek because of the appropriation fad of making everything Zen or Tao. That being said I actually want to talk about the presentĀ moment. I’ve had the great privilege of being in the presence of a...
The Student Has Become The Master

The Student Has Become The Master

Balancing Act I wanted to give players the opportunity to explore being a master and a student at the same time. Whenever I talk about Kung Fu or Tai Chi with friends, they tend to ask me if I am teaching. Sometimes I am teaching class but most of the time I see...
Organic, Thematic, and Never Static…Game Mechanics

Organic, Thematic, and Never Static…Game Mechanics

Great Things Come From Failure I have made virtually every mistake you can think of when it comes to creating game mechanics for Wu Wei. I make it a personal challenge to take every rule or concept out to the extreme limit. Bear with me for a moment while I recountĀ an...
Journey of the Changing Board Game Prototype

Journey of the Changing Board Game Prototype

The evolution of a crazy notion… I have never worked on a project the way I have worked on this board game. It’s hard to explain why it takes so long to get something like this done. I have no doubt that there are more efficient ways of doing it but every...