Design Lock and Kickstarter Prep

Front and Back Covers... Done! The box cover has been in process for quite some time. I am pleased to say that it is finally fully realized. One of the last elements to join the front cover was the empress! As I got serious about designing Wu Wei I started to really...

Journey’s End… Kickstarter Beginning

The Rulebook Is Finally Done!!! Waves of relief continue to hit me this week as the rulebook for Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path comes into sharp focus. This year has been particularly challenging as the rules and components went through their final...

The Devil in the Details

Happy New Year and welcome to the post-truth era! It is more important than ever for folks to get together in person and remind each other what it means to interact and respect each other. I am not looking forward to the next four years but I am more resolved than...

BGG.CON 2016

Bigger Isn't Always Better A couple of weeks ago I flew out to Dallas for my first Board Game Geek Convention. I had been to Gen Con in Indianapolis for the last three years and that was absolutely overwhelming insanity. In contrast BGG.CON felt a lot more reasonable...

Shakespearean Love Amidst The Carnage

The Right Time To Share I've been working on a project called Dueling Cupids for quite some time. In the wake of the divisive election in the good ol' USA, I'm going to tell you about it. This is a game about love. And that is a subject that needs some serious...

The Ongoing Evolution of Wu Wei

The Latest and Greatest Back in August of 2016, I sent out 8 prototypes around the world to play testers. These brave souls agreed to read the rule book and attempt to play the game while I was not present to explain the finer points of the rules. This is typically...

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 same....

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 present moment. I've had the great privilege of being in the presence of a man...

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

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 recount an...

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 journey is...

The Importance of Being Earnest… Whilst Blogging

Board Game Blog I've been wrestling with the idea of a board game design blog for quite some time. It's been a lot easier to hide in the technical crevices of game design. It's easier to lose myself in the avenues of choice and chance. Sometimes I think that board...

Getting Close!

Howdy folks! Happy New Year! I have been working hard on prepping Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path (formerly Lineage) for Kickstarter but it looks like I'm going to need a little more time so I'm pushing back the campaign until March in order to finish up the...

New campaign set to launch in January 2016

Howdy Backers! Thank you so much for backing Lineage. The name of the game has changed to Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path and the next campaign is set for January 2016. Please take a look at http://graywolfgames.org/wuwei to see all the new art and updated...

LINEAGE hits the Play Test Hall!

We came, we saw, we played LINEAGE! Indy GEN CON 2013 was amazing. Not only did we get a chance to geek out over the latest and greatest games, we were able to hit the First Exposure Play Test Hall and to play LINEAGE for almost four hours every night! We had seven...

We are headed to GEN CON!

Next week (August 15-18, 2013), Rick and I are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for an enormous board game convention called GEN CON! We will be showing off LINEAGE in the "First Exposure Play Test Hall" on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6PM and then at 8PM. Due to...

New game in the works

Rick and I have been working on a new superhero-themed game! I thought I’d take a moment to whet your appetite. As it stands, there are three phases to the game. Here are the basics: First off, players will select a card showing opposing SECRET DESTINIES. Completing...

Have Game Will Travel!

As soon as we put out news about Gray Wolf Games and our latest game Lineage, people started asking to try the game and guess what? The game changed again! I went through and made some changes based on advice from various play testers and I feel confident that we are...